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Imatra— 2 nights
Although predominately an industrial town, Imatra boasts a long and impressive history of tourism, largely owing to its fierce rapids, considered to have been Finland's first ever tourist attraction.Get some cultural insight at Olavinlinna Castle and Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum. Get in touch with nature at Imatra Waterfall and Saimaa Canal. Venture out of the city with trips to Lappeenranta (Lappeenranta Fortress & Sandcastle Lappeenranta) and Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lammassaari Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuijamaa Church, and admire the engineering at Imatrankoski.
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In October, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Imatra
Lappeenranta, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Olavinlinna Castle, Kerimaki Church
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