Lappajärvi was born approximately 77 million years ago as a meteorite struck the area. The meteorite had a diameter of nearly 1600 meters and its impact caused a huge crater. In 1865, Lappajärvi was established in this crater.
Lappajärvi is a city of warmth and joy. In summer it swarms with guests who arrive to their summer cabins or rented villas attending over 300 hosted events, thus doubling the population for the time. In Hotel Kivitippu you can enjoy both peace among nature and various activities. Spend charming holiday, arrange an effective meeting or invite your friends for a relaxed evening.
In addition to relaxation, local attractions involve lake cruises on M/S Weannetar, a 18-hole golf course and Lappajärvi Summer Theatre. Art, history and nature are showcased in various forms in museums, galleries, summer market and outdoor activities.
The lake of Lappajärvi, is refered as "The pearl of Ostrobothnia" due to its beauty and size. It also carries the title of largest lake in the region.