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.


LAKE CRUISES

 

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?

 
Lahden Järvimatkailu

Charter cruises

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.

 

ENJOY WATER ACTIVITIES

 
Lautturi

Fishing

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.

 

Canoeing

Rent a canoe and head for example to Päijänne National Park islands. There are also guided canoeing tours available for new beginners.

 

SUP boarding

Stand up paddle surfing is fun way to explore Lake Vesijärvi and Päijänne.

 
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!

 
Rannalla

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.

 

DAY TRIPS BY THE WATER

 
Kelvenne

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:
m/s Elbatar
m/s Jenni-Maria

 
Enonsaari

Enonsaari Island

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.

 
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Lahti Harbour

Lahti Harbour is full of cruise boats, cosy restaurant terraces, cafés and small boutiques. This is the summer living room of Lahti.

 

TIPS FOR BOATMEN

 
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Harbours

Here you'll find information of the service harbours of the Lahti Region.

 
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Harbour and boat restautants

Have a feast in the versatile harbour restaurants and cafes.

 
jarvin

Boat rental

Would like boating but missing a boat? Here's a solution for you!