Lappeenranta is the capital of Saimaa region, a lively university town and the centre of tourism. Clean nature and scenic lake views attract travellers from all over the world. They can also enjoy the spas and the facilities of modern shopping malls.
The best-known historical sight of the town is the Saimaa Canal. How about taking a canal cruise to Vyborg in Russia? Lappeenranta is also a traditional industrial city, specializing in wood processing and mining.
You can come to Lappeenranta comfortably by train or by plane. The railway station and the airport are near the very centre and it’s a 15-minute- drive to the competition centre. Coming from Russia by train, it also takes 15 minutes to get to the competition centre from the international Vainikkala station.