Rauha and Ukonniemi area
Diverse holiday and sport services
Rauha area of Lappeenranta and Ukonniemi area of Imatra, which are located next to each other, are the most beautiful and developing tourist areas. Rauha and Ukonniemi area offer diverse holiday and sports services for leisure travellers and sportsmen. Two spa hotels, camping site, cottages and villas provide suitable accommodations for leisure travelers as well as business groups and sport teams.
Vast sport possibilities and up-to-date sports facilities in Rauha and Ukonniemi area guarantee successful training for both amateurs and professionals. On premises of covered Ukonniemi Arena you can play football, baseball, golf, and many other summer sports throughout the winter. Imatra Ice Hall and Holiday Club Saimaa Arena host ice-hockey matches and figure skating performances, as well as serve as a practice place for sport associations and enthusiasts. Nearby the Ice Hall and Ukonniemi Arena you can also find Ukonniemi Stadium, as well as tennis and padel halls, which are serving customers year-round. Within the premises of Spa hotels there are also bowling halls, well-equipped gyms, badminton courts, ping-pong tables and much more. You can also enjoy relaxing massage and other well-being services in Spa hotels.
Astonishing landscapes of Lake Saimaa and diverse cycling and running tracks along with skiing tracks attract outdoor sport enthusiasts and professionals around the world to the region. There are several sport events and international competitions organized annually in the area. Short distances between accommodation and sport facilities help professionals use their training time efficiently. Sports equipment such as skis, bicycles, skates and other equipment can be easily rented for example from nearby Spa hotels. There are several program service companies providing guided tours and activities on ground, water and even in the air.
There are several sand beaches in Rauha and Ukonniemi area where you can relax and enjoy the clear waters of Saimaa. From guest harbours of Rauha and Imatra you can easily go on a landscape cruise or have a picnic at the island. Region’s program service companies organize lots of different water activities, such as floating in dry suits, SUP-boarding, water-skiing, parasailing, diving, fishing trips and other activities. You can also rent the equipment and boat and go for your own adventure or fishing trip. During wintertime you can easily go on a skating trip to the well-maintained ice-skating track on the natural ice of Lake Saimaa.