Fly to Lappeenranta in southeastern Finland and hit the ski slopes of Myllymäki and Konka, go white water rafting on the Imatrankoski rapids or, if you’re lucky, tick the Northern Lights off your bucket list.
When to book cheap flights to Lappeenranta
Lappeenranta experiences warm, comfortable summers and long, freezing, winters - worth keeping in mind the when booking your cheap Lappeenranta flights. One of the most popular reasons why people fly to this part of Finland is for the chance to see nature’s most spectacular light show, the Aurora Borealis. In southern Finland, the Northern Lights are visible 10-20 nights a year and are most likely to appear between the months of September and March, so cross your fingers and hope for some clear skies. Need a place to stay while visiting Lapeenranta? Search Ryanair Rooms for an excellent choice of hotels, apartments and places to stay in Lapeenranta.
What to see in Lappeenranta?
No matter what time of year you fly to Lappeenranta, you’ll find a diverse range of activities and things to see and do both in Lappeenranta and its surrounding region. Play golf, take a cruise or visit one of the museums. Go hiking, swimming or fishing. You can do all of these and much more in the Lake Saimaa area. Lake Saimaa is renowned for its crystal clear blue water. If you’re visiting in summer you might even get a chance to see some of the native Saimaa ringed seals basking on the rocks.
If you fly to Lappeenranta and the Saimaa area in winter, be sure to pack your thermals for snow season. Make the most of the freezing temperatures by hitting the ski slopes or join the locals and go ice-skating across the frozen lakes.
When your Lappeenranta flights land, you’ll find it easy enough to travel around the city as everything in the city centre is within walking distance and there is a public bus network which makes getting around incredibly stress free. Lappeenranta ’s main railway station connects the city to the rest of Finland, with regular trains departing for Helsinki. Prefer the freedom of the open road? Book your car hire online with Ryanair Car Hire and your rental car will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive in Lapeenranta.
What to eat in Lappeenranta?
The cuisine in Lapeenranta combines European and Eastern influences. Local delicacies, such as vety and atomi (ham or egg-based pies) are worth trying at Market Square and Harbour Square. As a university town, you’ll find plenty of budget friendly options. One of the most popular traditional dishes is Särä, a lamb and potato stew prepared in a birch-wood trough called “särä”. If you’re visiting in winter it’s the perfect comfort food.