Lahti region is truly a wonderland for the great outdoors. You can enjoy the most beautiful lake scenery in Southern Finland. The area has many national parks and nature tracks, endless lakes and versatile fitness tracks. These are easy to reach – on a guided tour or at your own pace. Ski on the Salpausselkä ridges, challenge yourself on FIS Nordic World Ski Championships tracks and routes, enjoy a hike or paddle on the clear waters of Päijänne.
Cross-country skiing is right on trend! The Lahti region provides excellent facilities for skiing. You can hop on the ski tracks that almost start right in the city centre. There are almost 170 km of illuminated and unlit ski tracks in diverse terrain across the region, 145 km of which are part of the Salpausselkä ski track network. Cross-country ski instruction and equipment rentals in the Lahti region are provided by SkiMac rental at Messilä Ski Centre in Hollola, and Pajulahti Sports Centre in Nastola.
Snowboarders and downhill skiers can challenge themselves on the slopes and hills of Messilä, situated in the municipality of Hollola. Messilä is one of the most popular ski centres in southern Finland, totally 10 slopes including street for snowboarders. Purnu Ski Centre in Hartola has five slopes, the longest is 750 m long and 100 m high.
There are a total of 338 km of biking trails. And if you happen to become tired of Lahti’s scenery, you can reach the region cycling along the excellent biking trails.
There is many rinks aroud Lahti that offer free ground for some ice skating! The frozen surface of Lake Vesijärvi and Päijänne also has skating tracks at heart winter!