Sandcastle

Lappeenranta’s summer 2018 Sandcastle is the biggest sandcastle in Finland!
The 15-year-old Sandcastle respects the European Year of Cultural Heritage in its castle art.
Finland’s biggest Sandcastle includes all the Finland’s castles as well as the Vyborg’s Castle. There are also sculptures of familiar tourist attractions from the Saimaa area and St. Petersburg as well as the destinations of Athens and Milan. From the Sandcastle, which is celebrating its handsome age, can be spotted also familiar sculpture characters from the previous years and the spirit of the FIFA World Cup, also played in neighboring St Petersburg.
Lasting favorites, like the little train, the carousel and the bouncing castle entertain children. There are also miniature golf, rentable bikes, kayaks, canoes, SUP-boards and rowing boats. In the Sandcastle, there is also a sand chapel where devotions are held through the whole summer. In addition to all this, there is a tourist info, a café and an ice cream kiosk at the Sandcastle.

Open

Sandcastle area is open: 9.6.-2.9.2018 from 10 am to 9 pm.

Sandcastle Tourist Information point:

9.6.-24.6. and 1.8.-2.9.2018 daily 10-18
25.6.-31.7.2018 daily 10-20

Contact

Satamatie 11, 53900 Lappeenranta
phone +358 (0) 40 572 2224

Start you conquer of the Lake Saimaa at Lappeenranta Harbour

The city of Lappeenranta also provides tourist information services for the Sandcastle area and you can hire bicycles, kayaks, SUP boards and a row boat at the point.

    More than three million kilos of sand is used to build the Sandcastle.
    A total of 18 sculptors are involved in building the Sandcastle (in 2016).
    This will be the 15th time the Sandcastle is being built.
    The street train route begins and ends here.