Pappilanniemi is a peninsula near the centre of Lappeenranta with lush vegetation and rocky shores. Its vegetation is exceptionally lush since lowering water levels during the local ice lake stages did not wash away the fine material deposits in the area.

The Pappilanniemi peninsula is lined by expansive mica gneiss rôche moutonnées lapped by Lake Saimaa, and their surface features show signs of both glacial erosion and inclusions formed during the rocks’ formation stage. A nature path winds around the peninsula.

Saimaa Geopark sign in Pappilanniemi (pdf)

You can find route description of the Pappilanniemi nature trail and instructions for arrival from the South Karelian Foundation for Recreation Areas’ webpages: description of the Pappilanniemi Nature Trail

You can also find more information about the Pappilanniemi here


Coordinates: x=565144,719 y=6771583,395 (ETRS-TM35FIN)

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The below coordinates are working in Google maps service, which uses geographic coordinates:

Coordinates: 61.073576152, 28.207310046 (ETRS89 maantieteelliset(~WGS84))



Image: Kaisa-Maria Remes


  • Suitable for children
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Parking