Nearby the castle in Ruokolahti there is skiing centre “FreeSki”. At winter time you can rent skiing equipment and enjoy down hill skiing.
Nearby Imatra there is a skiing centre Myllymäki. There is 6 slopes. You can rent skiing equipment there. Another great place to spend winter day.
A healthy entertainment for the entire family will be a tour in the Imatra Spa. Spa’s swimming section is called “Magic Forest” and it has lots of different pools with forest theme.
The nearby a kart track is waiting for those who like speed and drive.
Excursion to the Korpikeidas fish farm is also a good way to entertain yourself. There is salmon fishing all year-round. After fishing you can enjoy a meal and visit petting zoo. There are app. 100 small animals living freely and some bigger animals in fenced areas. Petting zoo is open on summer time only. Korpikeidas is located between Imatra and Lappeenranta.
Imatrankoski rapids are located in the city center of Imatra. Imatrankoski rapids were formed 5000 years ago after Ice Age. Imatrankoski has been famous tourist attraction for already over 300 years. Many famous people visited Imatrankoski and the tourism in Imatra is considered to have begun in 1772, when Empress Catherine II of Russia came to see Imatrankoski.
A beautiful park, which is the oldest nature park in Finland. It was founded in 1842, by order of Tsar Nicholas I. Park features four different sections and numerous sights.
Both cities are very popular among Russian tourists. They come specifically for shopping. There is a very wide range of shops – from clothing stores to decoration shops and souvenir shops.