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.
Christmas time recommendations
Lahti Christmas Village in the Lahti market Square, is an annual centre for traditional Christmas treats. Village is open every day at 10:00–19:00 from 9.–20.12.2023 with diverse programming daily. When visiting Christmas village, check also 11 winter light figures along the Aleksanterinkatu main street.
For Christmas flavours and tastes there are lovely alternatives available from Christmas breakfasts to lunches and dinners. Check local restaurants and most loved cafes here. In every cafe you’ll have a chance to enjoy some mulled wine (glögi in Finnish) with some Christmas pastries.
For Christmas shopping check these local specialities. We recommend museum shops with great selection of high-quolity and locally produced gifts and consumer goods.
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European Best Sustainable Destination 2022
Lahti region got awarded 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.
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