The last warm days of summer and the beginning of autumn are a great time to get to Finland. Moreover, thousands of lakes are within easy reach of the country. And together with GoSaimaa we tell what to do with our northern neighbor in the fall. In particular, in the regions of Lappeenranta and Imatra.
Rest at nature
If the Finnish lakes are the best place for fishing, then the Finnish forest, motley and green, is the best place to be alone with yourself and get away from the bustle of the city. If you are not ready for a tent and rest as a savage, settle in one of the cottages in Lappeenranta and Imatra. By the way, you can not only walk in the region, but also, say, pick mushrooms.
Go to museums
Where cultural man without museums. History buffs, for example, will appreciate the Lappeenranta Fortress, a system of bastion fortifications around the Old Town. Or one of the ornithological towers of the region where you can do birdwatching, if the military history is not of particular interest to you.
The region has hiking, cycling and water trips. Moreover, both one-day and multi-day. In Lappeenranta and Imatra, in particular, we recommend visiting the Salpausselkä ridges formed during the ice age. If you wish, you can climb into a high area to see the landscapes opening onto the lakes.
The puzzle has developed: on the one hand, you have perfect bike paths, on the other - incredibly beautiful nature straight from The Lord of the Rings. Bicycles can be rented at one of the rental locations. Rental locations with addresses, links and routes are here.
In September, Lappeenranta hosts a traditional fish fair at Port Square. For lovers of fresh fish there, of course, paradise. But this is not all the entertainment in the region, a full list of events can be found here.
In the Saimaa region there are both large shopping centers and small shops with antiques or vintage clothing. So take one day to satisfy your consumer hunger (especially since new collections often appear in Europe earlier than in Russia) and buy using the tax free system.