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
Looking for accommodation
A modern city hotel, a cottage by Lake Päijänne, a B&B on a cosy farm 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.
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
Downhill skiing and snowboarding
Upcoming sporting events 2023
Jul 1, 2023
Jul 14-15, 2023
Aug 26-27, 2023
Sept 9, 2023
Sept 22-23, 2023
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.