Visit Lappeenranta on the route, which in summer has a pleasant harbour with cafés and restaurants. You have to taste the famous hydrogen here! Less than three hours from Helsinki, Lappeenranta is stunning in summer. The city has been described as the Monaco of South Karelia, but you’ll have to spend a summer day in Lappeenranta to believe the description. While you’re there, stop by Lappeenranta’s historic fortress, which also serves as a picnic spot for many with its Saimaa views from the top of the hill. The fortress is crossed by a cobbled street with museums, cafés, shops and more.
Activities, cafés, accommodation and restaurants in Lappeenranta gosaimaa.com
Tourist information www.visitlappeenranta.fi