Lappeenranta offers a laid-back and compact destination for different types of group tours, whether it’s a culture trip or a meeting. There are plenty of options for organising accommodation, meals and additions to the programme.
You can even fit in a short cruise on Lake Saimaa!
Both the City’s Tourist Information and the customer service centre Winkki will be happy to help you with the planning. There are also plenty of conference and event venues for different needs in the city and around it. Read more about the venues here.

Activities for groups

The Harbour and the Fortress area

At the historic fortress and lively harbor, you can enjoy art, music, history, and shopping independently or with the group.

the Fortress offers visitors plenty of historical attractions and events, year after year. The Fortress is a popular tourist destination and home of the South Karelia Museum, the Lappeenranta Art Museum and the Cavalry Museum. You will also find the oldest Orthodox Church in Finland, here. The Church, consecrated to the Virgin Mary, dates from 1785. The Majurska House is a great place to pop in for a cup of coffee and to admire the work of local artisans.

The beautiful Harbour area in Lappeenranta begins at the Shore Park (Rantapuisto), also known as the Kasino Park and continues all the way to the largest sandcastle in Finland and the Myllysaari area. The magnificent boardwalk runs along the City Bay to the Harbour. In the summer, the Harbour Square offers local specialities, such as vety and atomi meat pies that you can feast on while enjoying live music and admiring the views of Lake Saimaa. We also recommend groups visit the Fazer Shop, which opened in June of 2024 right next to the Lappeenranta Sandcastle.


Cruises sail from Lappeenranta harbour to the Saimaa Canal and the archipelago (duration 2 or 3 hours). It's also possible to book small private cruises.

Read more about cruises

Guided tours

With a guide you get to see and experience more of the city and you will make your trip an experience. Guids can be booked through Lappeenrannan Matkailuoppaat ry

 Get to know the city of Lindens with a local guide!

"Stories from the city of Lindens"

On route from the Market Square's vety kiosks to the Harbour, you'll hear many historic stories about the life of people, who have left their mark in Lappeenranta that still live to this day. 
English walking tours on Tuesdays: 6.8., 13.8., 20.8., at 5 PM 

Lenght of the tour: 1h, departure from the Lappeenranta Market Square.

Tickets are sold for 15€/person at the City's Tourist Information Center.

Rauha Tourism and Recreational Area

The Rauha-Tiuru area, located in the easternmost part of the City, about 35 km from the city centre, is one of the most beautiful tourist areas in the Nordic countries. Nestled on the shore of Lake Saimaa, this recreational area enjoys a location of immense natural beauty, and offers a wide range of activities, restaurants and accommodation services for those on a day trip or on a longer stay. There are spectacular hiking routes in the area. Activities abound, both in the winter and summer seasons.

Read more about Rauha

The Lappeenranta City Orchestra

The Lappeenranta City Orchestra is a vibrant sinfonietta with 21 full-time musicians. The diverse programmes range from chamber music to symphonies, from classical to entertainment and from old to new music.

See more here