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City Facts

Lappeenranta is a strong centre of growth and the driving force behind economic life in South-East Finland, with plenty of opportunities for work and education and plenty of activities for people to do in their free time. Lappeenranta is a city renowned for its natural beauty, its happy Karelian character and its good prospects for the future. Lappeenranta is located in the heart of South-East Finland, on the border between the European Union and Russia.

Lappeenranta was founded in 1649 and has today a population of 72 000.

Distance from Helsinki:


278 km, 2 hours 8 min

221 km, 2 hours 30 min


Meeting Facilities

The largest congress venue in Lappeenranta is Lappeenranta City Hall, which can accommodate nearly 700 people in one room. There are also many different sizes of auditoriums and rooms in The Lappeenranta University of Technology.

See a detailed list of facilities offered by FCB members in Lappeenranta

For a complete list of facilities, please contact Lappeenranta Business & Tourism Services.

Total Accommodation

6 hotels, 515 rooms, 956 beds
1 summer hotel, 84 rooms, 192 beds

Education & Research

The Lappeenranta University of Technology offers high-level education in the fields of technology and business. The unique cooperation with universities in St. Petersburg also offers students the opportunity to complete an international double degree. The extensive university education offered draws future professionals to Lappeenranta. An academic further education and open university and polytechnic education complement the education possibilities on offer.


The innovative operating environment and excellent networks make the launch and development of international business operations easier. The favourable cooperation between the city and businesses has helped both smaller and larger companies to prosper in Lappeenranta. It is no coincidence that Europe’s most important concentration of forest industry is located in South-East Finland. 

Places of Interest

See tourist information


Wirma Lappeenranta Ltd

Tourist information
Valtakatu 37
53100 Lappeenranta

Tel. 05 66 77 88

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