Lappeenranta is located in the center of the South Karelia region, a region of lakes, forests and villages in Finland. With a population of almost 59,000 residents, it is just the right size, large enough to be interesting for more than one day but small enough to feel human. Add to this a tree-lined harbor on beautiful Lake Saimaa and the result is a small, culturally vibrant yet relaxed town that fulfills every need for a quiet get away. Lappeenranta is small enough to be seen on foot but to visit the rest of South Karelia a Finland rental car is suggested. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large rental car fleet, so finding a car rental in Kuusamo is both easy and economical.
In its history, Lappeenranta has been under Swedish, Russian and Finnish rule, and each culture has left its mark. The Fortress of Lappeenranta was erected in 1721 as a defense against the Russians but fell in a matter of hours 20 years later. The Russians continued the work that had been started and used the fortress as a border defense of their own. Today the walls hold the South Karelian Museum, the oldest Orthodox Church in Finland, Museums of cavalry and art and several shops and restaurants. Lappeenranta is a cultural canter for the entire South Karelia region. The City Theater hosts over 175 performances each year and the City Orchestra hosts almost 40 concerts. The city's residents enjoy all the usual recreational pursuits both active and sedentary but as an inland port Lappeenranta can also offer the opportunity to cruise the Saimaa Canal or tour the archipelago of islands in Lake Saimaa. Be aware that some of the cruises will require that you have your visa with you, ask in advance. If you forgot to pack your sea legs you can rent a car and explore the area on your own. Questions about driving in Lappeenranta? Our driving information page should provide answers.
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