Lappeenranta (City of Lappeenranta)
Lappeenranta is situated on the banks of Finland’s biggest lake, Lake Saimaa. Its harbour is popular with boaters. (City of Lappeenranta/Vesa Mikkonen)

The town of Lappeenranta, built on the bank of Lake Saimaa, is the administrative centre of the South Karelia region in south-eastern Finland, 220 kilometres east of Helsinki. Lappeenranta was established in 1649 and its current population is some 60,000.

There are frequent rail, bus and flight connections between Helsinki and Lappeenranta. Trains take about three hours and run every three hours. There are several daily flights between Helsinki and Lappeenranta and the journey takes about 40 minutes. The Lappeenranta route is operated by Finncomm Airlines.


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City of Lappeenranta

Information on Lappeenranta and the Imatra Region

Lappeenranta Fortress
Lappeenranta Fortress (City of Lappeenranta)
Lappeenranta Fortress was built on the site of an ancient trading place and its history dates back to the 18th century. (City of Lappeenranta/Raimo Suomela)

Address: Lappeenranta Fortress, Kristiinankatu, Lappeenranta, Finland

The meeting venue in Lappeenranta is situated in historical fortress buildings dating back to the 18th century. The fortress is a ten-minute walk from the town centre. Bus number 9 stops nearby.

Meetings at Lappeenranta Fortress:


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