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Lappeenranta is an international centre of tourism and higher education.

Lappeenranta is a city that’s renowned for its natural beauty, happy Karelian attitude and rosy-looking future.
Credits: Juho Kuva

Welcome to Lappeenranta

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Lappeenranta is a popular international tourist destination and university city with first-class rail, air, and road connections. The city’s excellent location and good networks makes it a valuable meeting point with a variety of activities on offer.

Where in Finland


City facts

Population: 73 000

Flight connections: The airport lies 2 kilometres from  the city centre.

Train connection to St. Petersburg, Russia 1.5 hours.

Distance from Helsinki:

– Train 2 hours
– Car 221 kilometres, 2 hours 30 minutes


Lappeenranta Tourist information
Brahenkatu 5
Tel. +358 5 66 77 88

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Cruises on Finland’s grand Lake Saimaa

Lappeenranta lies in Lakeland in Southeast Finland, on the border between the European Union and Russia. The city offers plenty of services and shopping opportunities, and companies are well-versed in doing business in both English and Russian.

Lappeenranta is set on the southern shore of Lake Saimaa, the biggest lake in Finland and fifth largest in Europe. Its Old Town, also called The Fortification, along with its harbour are main locations for musical performances and other events. In summertime, lake and canal cruises and trips to Vyborg in Russia are available from the harbour.

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Easy-going and international

There are around 13,000 students in Lappeenranta, and the University of Technology (LUT) has a great reputation for its innovativeness. The core strengths of the university and the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences include specialties in Russian trade and culture. Both institutions offer degree programmes in English.