New life at Lake Saimaa

Lake views, summer city activity, rural quiet... Lappeenranta offers an exceptional choice of residential areas and variety of housing. The City is zoning new areas for residential use and also building new housing in older residential areas to ensure that people will have an even better choice in future.

Lappeenranta guarantees plots to encourage builders

If you want to build a home in the Lappeenranta, we will guarantee that you get a plot for it. The plot guarantee scheme covers residential buildings intended for year-round use, along with commercial premises and storage buildings.

To view available plots, go to the City's web site  Palvelut > Kaavoitus > Vapaat tontit
or the Town Hall's customer service centre Winkki.

Customer service Winkki will help you with anything related to the City of Lappeenranta. Do not hesitate to ask us.

Villimiehenkatu 1
53100 Lappeenranta
Telephone +358 (5) 616 2220

Plenty of good rental apartments

Lappeenrannan Asuntopalvelu Oy is a safe and reliable rented accommodation provider owned by the City. It owns almost 4,500 homes in various parts of Lappeenranta: blocks of flats, row houses, and from studios to homes with up to three bedrooms.

Take a look at them at and send in an application. We will help you to find a home for you.

Lappeenrannan Asuntopalvelu Oy
Valtakatu 44, 53100 Lappeenranta
Open Mon to Fri from 8 am to 4 pm
Tel. +358 (0)204 96 3216

Services and transportation

Services are never far away from you in Lappeenranta. Good transport connections ensure that your day-to-day needs are taken care of 24/7. Lappeenranta is easy to move around in, whether you are on foot, or by bike, car or bus.

Lappeenranta has a network of 275 km of excellent cycling routes, of which 95 km main routes. The most popular routes are shown in the Cycle map site.


International university city

Students of Lappeenranta University of Technology and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences form a multidisciplinary student community of more than 8,000 and at the same time the biggest higher education campus in southeastern Finland.

The student flat situation is excellent in Lappeenranta. The City and Lappeenranta Student Housing Foundation (LOAS) ensure that each new student in Lappeenranta will get a flat in either the centre or near the campus.

Situated near both educational institutions, Wirma Lappeenranta Ltd helps those wishing to become entrepreneurs, while Technopolis Skinnarila helps with issues related to operating premises.

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT)


Lappeenranta University of Technology, LUT, is a pioneer in Finnish university life, being the first to combine technology and business. LUT's strategic areas of competence are green energy and technology, creation of sustainable competitiveness and building international bridges to Russia.

LUT solves global challenges of the future and trains new pioneers for different sectors of society. It offers education in business sciences and technology. LUT graduates find jobs in demanding and well-paid positions both in Finland and abroad.

Saimaa University of Applied Sciences

At Saimaa University of Applied Sciences, the social services and health care sector and the hotel and restaurant business complement the business and technology studies. Same as in LUT, many of the study programmes are available in English.

Lappeenranta supports businesses

The City supports new and existing businesses in a number of ways. The ”one-stop service model” offers busy entrepreneurs all the services they need from one place.

The City also helps businesses find operating premises. The City's plot guarantee ensures that everyone can build the kind of premises thy need. The new areas for business premises and industrial facilities are located right next to excellent transport connections.

In a university city, R&D opportunities are within arm’s reach. Lappeenranta University of Technology is an internationally renowned for its energy and environmental technology expertise and the Green Campus. The region is home to a significant energy and green technology cluster. 

Opportunities for international business

The innovative operating environment and excellent networks make it easy to start or expand international business operations. Know-how in Russian business and educational services that support it guarantee Finnish and foreign companies the most suitable services on the Lappeenranta-St. Petersburg axis. Expanding your business into the Russian market is considerably easier from Lappeenranta than from elsewhere.


Get into contact with us and let us know how we can help you be successful.