Lappeenranta lies in Lakeland in Southeast Finland, on the border between the European Union and Russia. The city offers plenty of services and shopping opportunities, and companies are well-versed in doing business in both English and Russian.
Lappeenranta is set on the southern shore of Lake Saimaa, the biggest lake in Finland and fifth largest in Europe. Its Old Town, also called The Fortification, along with its harbour are main locations for musical performances and other events. In summertime, lake and canal cruises and trips to Vyborg in Russia are available from the harbour.