Here you can find information about the attractions close to Salpalinjan Hovi and Lappeenranta which are available to the guests.
If you cannot find an activity of your preference or need more information, call or e-mail us and we will try to answer and fulfill your requests.
Activities at the Hotel:
- Rutola-village trail
Salpa Line info-spot - Read more about the Salpa Line on this page
Geologically interesting watershed-area and timber rafting history
A swimming beach 400 meters from the hotel door
Great bird watching opportunities around and near the hotel
Fishing opportunities - ask more upon arrival or right now
Good mushroom and berry-picking grounds
An old sand court of the school. Outside games available for borrowing
Good opportunities for cycling
Canoeing possible. The hotel is located in the middle of a canoeing route.
- Artist Raili Salojärvi’s atelier is located one kilometer from the hotel
Media and technology
- Each room has a TV
Free internet/Wi-Fi works in the entire hotel
- A tablet-computer can be borrowed in exchange for a deposit
Swimming and Sauna
- Swimming and Sauna
The hotel's traditional finnish sauna is available through reservation. Price for group (max. 6 persons) 20 €/first hour, extra hours 10 €/hour.
The hot tub with sauna (1.5. - 31.10.) price for group (max 6 persons) 60 €/2 hours.
- The closest swimming spot is 400m away. A big beach including a jumping tower is located in Myllysaari, Lappeenranta.
Salpalinja History and Bunkers
Salpalinjan Hovi is located on top of a defense line called Salpa Line (direct translation = Bolt Line) that was built in the 1940’s in order to protect Finland from Soviet Union’s attacks. Very close to the hotel you can find two underground machine gun bunkers and an enormous three story lodging-cave, mined into the rock, which according to different sources was supposed to accommodate 60-100 soldiers. While staying at Salpalinjan Hovi these remarkable sites of Finnish war history are available for you to explore with an expert guide.
GUIDED TOUR TO Salpalinja fortifications
Salpalinja forms Finland’s largest line of defence. The building of the fortifications was begun in 1940-41 by order of Marshall Mannerheim, then the Supreme Commander of the Finnish Army. The Salpalinja is made of over 1200 kilometres of reinforced concrete, wood, barbed wire and stone.
You canbook a guided tour on the Salpa-Linja’slargest completely built bunker for soldiers
Duration: 1 hour
Price: 75 €/group of 1-10 persons.
Bookings: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +358 50 336 0986
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Sights and attractions in Lappeenranta
- Lappeenranta Fortress or “Linnoitus” (the old city)
An international city center with beer gardens and shopping opportunities
Restaurant-ship Prinsessa Armada is a popular meeting place in the Lappeenranta Harbor right next to the Fortress
Cruises in the Saimaa archipelago, Saimaa-Canal and Visa-free cruises to Vyborg
Karelia Lines organizes Canal and Saimaa cruises which begin and end in the Lappeenranta Harbor.
Laivamatkat Saimaalla organizes visa-free cruises to Vyborg as well as cruises on the Saimaa between Lappeenranta Savonlinna and Joensuu
Saimaan risteilyt organizes cruises on the Saimaa-lake and Saimaa-canal
Kimpinen sports field (Kimpisen urheilukenttä) has tennis courts right beside it, of which the ones covered in asphalt are reservable for free
The Myllysaari beach has a big old water slide, jumping tower and swimming area, several beach volley courts etc. FREE ENTRANCE!
Especially for families with children
- Angry Birds Activity Park - An indoor fun park for the whole family in the Shopping Center Capri
Sandcastle - Finland’s biggest sandcastle. Lots of activities for the whole family. Open during the summer-time. Check the current info on the Hiekkalinna homepage. FREE ENTRANCE
Myllysaari family-park - FREE ENTRANCE
- Children’s traffic city - FREE ENTRANCE
Lemi, 14 km from Salpalinjan Hovi
- Lemi’s wooden church
Lemin säräpirtti - Serves only one food, a 1000 year old traditional Finnish food
- Lemi’s Music Festival
Luumäki 30 km from Salpalinjan Hovi
Imatra 46 km from Salpalinjan Hovis
Imatran Valtion hotelli (A very luxurious hotel-building)
- Imatra Big Band Festival
Ylämaa 32 km from Salpalinjan Hovi
- Jewelry fair: “Ylämaa’s international jewelry and mineral fair is Finland’s oldest and biggest event in its field”