Lahti - European Best Destinations 2022
Lahti is the first real lakeside city seeing from the capital Helsinki. Lake Vesijärvi is the gateway to the whole Lakeland Finland. Lahti is a traditional sports city whose iconic landmarks are three ski jumps and two radio towers. City is packed with beautiful forests, parks and reserves with incredible hiking trails and lookout points.
Lahti region offers lake views where ever you go – welcome to discover great Finnish architecture, relax on the terraces of local artisan breweries, visit farmers markets or enjoy a wide range of activities in the surrounding of unique Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark area.
Lahti museum of visual arts Malva now open!
Malva is a new museum full of art, design, posters and culture located in an old brewery in the city centre of Lahti. Malva’s opening exhibitions are Maarten Baas: Hide and Seek, Lahti International Poster Triennial and Roots ― Treasures from the Collections exhibition.
Explore Lakeland Finland
A cottage by Lake Päijänne, a B&B on a cosy farm, a modern city hotel or a design villa with all mod cons?
Activities & Nature
The amazing lakes, ponds and rivers of the Finnish Lakeland, Päijänne National Park and countless nature reserves and hiking trails let you answer the call of the wild. Check the routes or book a guided tour.
Sights & Museums
The iconic ski jumps in Lahti sports centre, beautiful harbour area, modern architectural highlights and museums – check all sights and enjoy your time in Lahti region
Eat & Drink
Local cuisine is famed for its fish, game, berries and mushrooms. Lahti Region boasts with local bakeries, farmers’ markets and breweries in the area. One of the key components to our excellent produce is the fresh and clean ground water.
Sightseeing in Lahti
Lahti Sports Centre
Sibelius Hall and Lahti Harbour
Lanu Sculpture Park
Lakeland Finland begins here
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European Best Sustainable Destination 2022
Lahti region was voted as one of the Best European Destinations 2022 and got awarded also as the European Best Sustainable Destination 2022 by the European Best Destination travel website. Recently Lahti was listed as one of The best destinations to go – by CNN travel – “situated 100 kilometers northeast of Helsinki, Lahti as a destination is green in every sense”.
Taking care of nature and lakes is a goal shared by everyone in our region. Lahti is Finland’s leading city when it comes to environmental issues, a front runner in climate work, a pioneer in sustainable and smart solutions and the European Green Capital 2021.