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

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!

Southern Finland's best conditions for skiing in Salpausselkä area

Cross-country skiing

Downhill skiing and snowboarding

Discover Lakeland

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.

Events and Festivals in Lahti region

The Lahti region is full of events. Here, you can have exciting experiences with the world’s best skiers at the legendary Lahti Ski Stadium or enjoy live music in various festivals.

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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.


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.

Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark – A Landscape Created by Water

The Salpausselkä ridges, long chains of eskers, magnificent rocky hills and hundreds of lakes dotted with islands create a landscape with breathtaking scenery and of unique geological interest.

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Travel Sustainably in the Lahti Region

Cycling destination Lahti Region

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Meetings and Events

Getting Here

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