The Centenary World Championships in Lahti is the biggest and most memorable event during Finland’s 100th anniversary. Over the 12 days more than 700 athletes from 60 different countries compete in 21 disciplines with each day culminating at the biggest après-ski of the world and the medal award ceremonies.
At the centenary championships visitors will enjoy the world’s best winter sports combined with an unforgettable winter festival around the city, full of good food, entertainment, shopping and unique atmosphere in breathtaking setting. You are warmly welcome to enjoy!
The town square of Lahti is the home of the opening and medal ceremonies. Alongside the official ceremonies, the town square hosts a variety of events during the World Championships. Read more.
Lahti welcomes you to the host city of the Lahti2017 Centenary Championships! This event combines the unique characteristics of sport, entertainment, leisure and travel. The special services of the host city together with the main sport event will create an experience that will make you stay and enjoy Lahti now and again.
Between the events at the Lahti2017 you probably have time to experience Lahti as a tourist. Lahti people made a Top 5 Must Dos how to spend your free time and make the most of your stay in Lahti region.
Tourist information Visitlahti is located in the Shopping Centre Trio, Aleksanterinkatu 18, 15140 Lahti
Tel.+358 0300 472 222
info (at) lahtiregion.fi
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster Finland’s website
You can also order tickets by phone. Ticketmaster Finland’s customer service is open on Monday-Saturday 8-21, Sundays 10-18 (Finnish time, exceptions possible) 0600 10 800 (1,98 euro/min+lnc) or 0600 10 020 (6,79 euro/call+lnc).
Ticketmaster Finland’s ticket stores
Visit Lahti Tourist Information
VIP tickets: Please contact info (at) starsquad.fi
You can find marketstands around the Lahti2017 venue where you can buy local handigrafts, finnish design, food and souveniers. And of course there is plenty of other shopping facilities in Lahti and region.
Private housing is available in Lahti and the Lahti Region for stays of minimum of 2 nights. Book your staying here.
Well-equipped and exclusive cottages and villas can be booked for visitors to the Championships, with the majority of the properties located in Asikkala and Padasjoki, less than an hour from Lahti by car.
Two bus lines operate nearby the event area:
Line 1: Central Station A – Uudenmaankatu – Aleksanterinkatu – Kauppatori B(Market Place) – Paasikivenkatu – Svinhufvudinkatu
Line 2: Central Station B – Hämeenlinnantie – By foot along Satamaradanpolku all the way to Sport Centre
Taxi ranks at the city; Rauhankatu , Hansa square, Travel Centre, Svinhufudinkatu Svinhufvudinkatu, nearby Isku Areena Ice Hall.
Ordering a taxi please call +358 601 100 01, if you want to preorder taxi more than 30 minutes before your arrival, 7,10 euros will be added to a normal rate.
Free WiFi hot spots are available in the city centre.
Post Office/ Citymarket, Kauppakatu 13, open mon-sat 8-21, sun 11-20
Post Office/ Shopping Center Valo, Saksalankatu 4, open mon-fri 8-19, sat 10-15
Stamps are sold in most grocery stores, kiosks and department stores like Sokos.
Mails with stamps on them can be left in yellow mailboxes on the streets to be posted.
Grocery stores are open on a daily basis. Examples of opening hours:
Prisma: mon-fri 8am to 9pm, sat 8am to 9pm, sun 10am to 9pm
K-Citymarket: mon-fri 8am to 9pm, sat 8am to 9pm, sun 11am to 8pm
Siwa/ Valintalo: open even till 11pm
S-Market Sokos, mon-fri 8am to 9pm, sat 8am to 6pm, sun 12am to 6pm
ABC Renkomäki serves customers 24/7
Inquiries about your lost property can be made via email or via telephone from Lahti Region Police Department.
Email: loytotavara.ph.hame (at) poliisi.fi (Please inform the area of your lost property in your email )
Telephone: Lahti Police Department tel. 0295 414 131
More info about lost property procedures here
Inquiries about lost property in public places, stores, restaurants, hotels or such please visit or call Lost Property Office of Lahti Region.
Address: Saimaankatu 54, 15140,
open: mon 10-18, tue-fri 10-16, closed in weekends.
tel: 0600 55 00 93 (1,83 €/min. + pmp + pvm)
When you travel between European Union countries you can have tobacco and alcohol products allowable amount for your own use, resale is forbidden. Also if you carry at least 10 000 euros worth of cash you have to report them to customs authority. When you arrive at the point of entry, you can declare goods requiring customs clearance by choosing the red channel (= goods to declare). In other cases, you can choose the green channel, or, if you are arriving from another EU country, the blue channel.
More information about Custom procedures and regulations see here
OP Päijät-Häme serves your currency exchange needs at the Trio shopping centre in Lahti. We exchange foreign currencies to euro up to the amount of €3,000. We recommend exchanging amounts larger than €3,000 either in the country of origin, the Forex Bank office at the Helsinki Central Railway Station, or at the airport. Customers need to present a passport for the currency exchange.
OP Päijät-Häme can exchange the following currencies to euro: BGN, CAD, CHF, CNY, CZK, DKK, GBP, HRK, HUF, JPY, NOK, PLN, RUB, SEK, THB and USD.
In case of emergency call 112
First Aid is provided in Akuutti24
Add: Keskussairaalankatu 7, 15850 Lahti (Located next to Central hospital of Lahti Region)
Please call Akuutti24 telephone guidance before going to hospital tel: 03-819 2385
In case of poisoning please call tel. 09-471 977