Welcome to Host City Lahti

Welcome to the host city of Ironman, Lahti

The City of Lahti is proud to present IRONMAN 70.3., for the first time ever in Finland on 30 June 2018.

Ironman Lahti combines the unique characteristics of triathlon sport, with Finnish midnight sun, leisuretime with friends, high quality services and a wonderful atmosphere in a breathtaking setting.
You are warmly welcome to come and enjoy Ironman in Lahti! Here you can find useful tips and ideas when planning your trip to Lahti. 



Connections from  Helsinki Airport

Lahti is located less than an hour from Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport by car. Check the airport bus and train timetables here.

Do you need help organising transportation for your group? Please contact


Getting around in Lahti 

Once you arrive in the city, everything is within walking distance. The bus and railway stations, the Ironman race venue at Lahti Harbour, the restaurants, the shopping streets and most hotels are close by.

Taxi Call Centre 
tel. +358 (0)601 100 01


Hotels and cottages available

Book your accommodation now! Hotel rooms within a 15-minute walk of the race venue are available. Most of the hotels allow the storage of bikes in the room.

Travelling with a group? Please contact




Make the most of your stay - before and after the event.
Take a chair lift up to the Ski Jump Tower or dive into the outdoor swimming pool below, explore the history of motorcycles at the Finnish Motorcycle Museum, visit Alvar Aalto’s Church of the Cross or enjoy a cruise on the lake.
Read more >> Top 20 Lahti attractions  

Bistro Popot

Eat & Drink 

Local cuisine is famed for its fish, game, rye bread, berries and mushrooms. The Lahti Region boasts many local bakeries, farmers’ markets and breweries in the area. One of the key ingredients in our excellent local produce is the fresh and clean ground water.


Refreshing swim 

Take a dip in the unique 50-metre outdoor pool at the foot of the three Ski Jump Hills. Open daily.   



Tips from the locals - 5 Must Do's!

1. Morning Swim in the outdoor pool next to the three Ski Jump Hills
2. Take a day trip to see the local villages of Vääksy and Hollola
3. Enjoy the hiking trails of Salpausselkä  - Outdoor life in Lahti region
4. Explore local boutiques and shops - Shopping tips
5. Have a cup of coffee in the market square  - Eat and drink




Authentic Finnish Sauna 

Traditional Smoke Sauna, Sauna World, Night Spa, Hotel Sauna, Lakeshore Sauna - can help you with all the arrangements.  


Lakeside Cottages

Well-equipped and exclusive cottages are available - with the majority of the properties located less than an hour from Lahti by car. 


Nature Getaway

Escape from the crowds and take a quick break from busy urban life by exploring the intriguing Lahti region. are happy to help with the arrangements. 



FAQ - Good to know!


Tourist Information

The VisitLahti Tourist information desk is located in the Trio shopping centre, located 50 metres from the market square. We also have an online chat service providing up-to-date information and help.
Tel.+358 (0)300 472 222
info (at) lahtiregion.fi
Facebook @visitlahti Twitter @visitlahti Instagram @visitlahti_official

Tap Water

Tap water in the Lahti region is among the highest quality in the world and is not only completely safe, but a pleasure to drink.

Where can I buy souveniers?

Check out our tips for buying local handicrafts, Finnish design and Lahti souveniers here.


To order a taxi please call +358 601 100 01. If you want to book a taxi more than 30 minutes before your arrival, € 7.10 will be added to the fare.

Car rental

Rent a car here - quickly and easily online

WiFi in Lahti

Free WiFi hot spots are available in the city centre. All hotels offer complimentary WiFi.  

Grocery shopping

Grocery stores are open daily, usually between the hours of 8:00 and 20:00  


In case of emergency, call 112 (no country code is required)
First Aid is provided by Akuutti24 
(Located next to Central hospital of Lahti Region)
Address: Keskussairaalankatu 7, 15850 Lahti