The great outdoors of Päijänne
You can travel on a boat from Lahti and through Vääksy canal all the way to the southern part of lake Päijänne. The many lake laguuns, uninhabitent islands and landscapes moulded by the ice age make an impression even on the more experienced outdoor traveler. Another route to the same waters is through the canal’s of Heinola and Kalkkinen. There are many options for public lake cruises that tour Vesijärvi, Päijänne and Ruotsalainen lakes during the summer months. Boats can also be booked for private events.
Public lake cruises - season from May till September
How about a summer day lunch cruise, canal cruise or dinner cruise in the light summer night? Or a picnic cruise to Kelvenne ridge island of the Päijänne National Park?
Book a chartered cruise for your group according to your own schedules. The boat companies offer restaurant services as well as other program, for example a sauna onboard.
The pure waters of lakes Päijänne and Vesijärvi offer a great opportunity for fishing. In case you need advise how to get started book a fishing tour with a professional guide.
Rent a canoe and head for example to Päijänne National Park islands. There are also guided canoeing tours available for new beginners.
Stand up paddle surfing is fun way to explore Lake Vesijärvi and Päijänne.
Lake Päijänne - a treasure of pure water
The beautiful nature of Lake Päijänne is worth exploring. Did you know that a million Finns get their drinking water from this lake? Be enchanted by its purity and beauty!
Swim in the lake!
A dip in the lake is a must on a warm summer day. Here you'll find our tips of the most popular beaches in the Lahti Region.
Päijänne National Park
Kelvenne ridge island in the Päijänne National Park is a great day trip destination. You can hike and swim in the beautiful sand lagoons. You can access the island by boat from Padasjoki Harbour. Check the timetables here:
Enonsaari island is located in the bay of Lahti. The island is ideal for a pinic. There are nice nature trails and a summer restaurant. You can access the island by boat, which tours between Lahti Harbour, Camping Messilä and Enonsaari. Check the timetables here.
Lahti Harbour is full of cruise boats, cosy restaurant terraces, cafés and small boutiques. This is the summer living room of Lahti.
Here you'll find information of the service harbours of the Lahti Region.
Harbour and boat restautants
Have a feast in the versatile harbour restaurants and cafes.
Would like boating but missing a boat? Here's a solution for you!