Sights and attractions of Lappeenranta and Imatra for the whole family

The blue and white waves, theatre stages, the largest sandcastle in Finland and the Rapids in Imatra entail many fun experiences, both big and small, peaceful and at full speed.

You can explore Lappeenranta’s Old Town, the Fortress, and its museums around the year. The Fortress encompasses the oldest Eastern Orthodox church in Finland and small artisans’ shops. This popular tourist attraction also features a number of events each year.

For centuries, visitors have come to Imatra to see the town’s famous rapids. You can admire the rapids year round, and visit the oldest nature park of Finland, Crown Park "Kruununpuisto" surrounding the rapids.

Lappeenranta Fortress - the old town

Imatrankoski Rapid shows

St. Petersburg lies only 200 km away

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Take your time to see the historical old town of Lappeenranta. Here you can find museums, Finnish handicrafts and a lovely old fashioned café Majurska.

The Imatrankoski Rapids have been attracting visitors for over 200 years. Come and see where tourism in Finland begun.

The magnificant metropolis of St. Petersburg is just about 200 km away from Lappeenranta and Imatra. Easy to reach with the new Allegro train (1,5 h).

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