Shopping in Lappeenranta and Imatra

Shopping in Lappeenranta and Imatra area


Wander from one shop window to the next. The shopping and souvenirs represent the Saimaa area – keepsakes of nature, handicrafts and jewellery as well as fresh fish.

The clothes shops in the area have everything you might need for everyday wear and more festive occasions. A full-scale shopping spree takes in malls, shopping streets and charming small boutiques.

Items of Finnish art and design are a perfect match with the national landscape. The shops at the Fortress in Lappeenranta have an atmosphere all of their own. The Saimaa area invites you to go shopping!

Tax free

Many Finnish shops offer tourists a tax-free service.

In Finland the limit of entitlement for tax-free shopping is 40 €/shop. Tax-free service can be benefited from in case of consumer goods and comestibles.

You are required to show your passport when doing tax-free shopping. The passport number is marked on the tax-free check and will be exchanged to cash when you leave the country. The check is valid for three months from the date of purchase and the buyer must take the product out of the country unused.

Lake Saimaa, Purest Finland Regional Council of South Karelia Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment Rural 2020 The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas
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