Finland is the Land of a Thousand Lakes, with the largest lake district in Europe. This region is a blue and green labyrinth of forests, lakes and islands, all intertwined and forming ridges and passageways to secret lagoons and hideaways.
Lahti - European Best Sustainable Destination 2022
Lahti is the first real lakeside city you come to from the capital Helsinki, located in Lakeland Finland. Lakeland is where Finns come to recharge and reconnect with nature. Come to enjoy a wide range of activities and events in the surroundings of unique Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark area.
Explore Lahti and Lakeland Finland
Upcoming sporting events 2023
Aug 26-27, 2023
Lahti – 100 years as a Host City
Lahti has been hosting major international sport events for a hundred years, and their legacy is built daily – we have set our sights on an eighth FIS Nordic Ski World Championships, the Ironman world championship and many other major international events. Welcome and Enjoy!
Places to visit
Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva
Lahti Sports Centre
Sibelius Hall and Lahti Harbour
Lanu Sculpture Park
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.