Welcome to Host City Lahti

Welcome to the host city of Ironman, Lahti

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

Ironman 70.3 Finland 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 Nokian Tyres IRONMAN 70.3 Finland in Lahti! Here you can find useful tips and ideas when planning your trip. Follow the event here

ARRIVING IN LAHTI

 
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Train timetables

Lahti is located only 1 hour  by train from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Check the train timetables here.

Did you miss your connection? Here you can easily check trains departing from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Take the commuter train I to Tikkurila station and change trains there for Lahti.

 
Koiviston auto

Bus timetables

The airport bus from Helsinki-Vantaa to Lahti takes 1 hour 20 minutes. Check the timetables online here.

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

 
Autonvuokraus

Rent a car

Lahti is located less than an hour from Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport by car.

Rent a car from the VisitLahti online store. You can freely choose the pick-up city or aiport.

 
Taksi Lahti

Book an airport transfer in an 8-person minibus for your group

Helsinki Airport – Lahti city centre (or vice versa)
3 persons EUR 180
4 persons EUR 190
5 persons EUR 200

MAKE A RESERVATION HERE

The driver will be waiting in the terminal carrying a sign with your name. Payment by card or cash is made directly to the driver.

 

 

STAYING IN LAHTI

 

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.
 

 
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Getting around in Lahti 

Once you arrive in the city, everything is within walking distance. The bus and railway stations, the Ironman race venue, the restaurants, the shopping streets and most hotels are close by. Check the image above to check out our handy street map.

 
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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

 

TOP ATTRACTIONS IN LAHTI 

 

Make the most of your stay - before and after the event. 

Maauimala

Refreshing swim 

Take a dip in the unique 50-metre outdoor pool at the foot of the three Ski Jump Hills. Open Mon-Thu 6.30-20.00, Fri 10-20, Sat-Sun 10-17.00, entrance € 5,50.

Close by is Cafe & Restaurant Voitto offering refreshments, snacks and lunch.  

 
Hilden

Cruising on the lake

Finnish Lakeland is beautiful - Come on aboard a cruise from Lahti Harbour. Choose from 1-hour to all day cruises or enjoy a dinner cruise.

Group reservations are recommended, timetables will be published soon.

 
Urheilukeskus

By chairlift up to the ski jumping tower

Enjoy the wonderful view from the observation deck of the highest Ski Jump tower. A chairlift from out-run area takes you up to the foot of the tower.

Open Mon-Fri 10-17, Sat-Sun 11-17, tickets € 8. Combine this with a visit to the Ski Museum nearby.

 

 

Tips from the locals - Must Do's!

1. Self-guided tours in Lahti
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

Read more >> Top 20 Lahti attractions

 

LAHTI - GATEWAY TO THE FINNISH LAKE DISTRICT

 
Lehmonkärki

Authentic Finnish Sauna 

 located on the Lake Alanen for your group (10-15 persons) -  price € 190 incl. 2 Hrs.  
More information (only in Finnish)

Visit Lahti Staff
is happy to help with the  arrangements.

 
Lehmonkärki

Lakeside Cottages

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

 
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Nature Getaway

Escape from the crowds and take a quick break from busy urban life by exploring the intriguing Lahti region. Visit Lahti Staff 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 quality tap water 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.

Taxi

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  

Emergency

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