A cozy Finnish town, small, but beloved by tourists. There are especially many Russians here, the city is only 60 km from the border with Russia. Lappeenranta traces its history back to the XVII century. Its most important historical object is a defensive fortress, founded by the founders of the city — the Swedes at the beginning of the XVIII century. Today it has been restored and turned into a popular tourist attraction.
On its territory there are museums, ancient temples, craft workshops. And from the ramparts there is a panorama of the picturesque Lake Saimaa — the largest in the country. Built in the XIX century, the Saimaa Canal is an important waterway connecting the lake with the Gulf of Finland. Water cruises on motor ships, as well as yacht and kayak trips on the lake and canal are popular.