2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, Lahti
Thank you athletes, family members, fans, volunteers and IRONMAN organization for amazing race week. We had a blast!
On this site you will find useful information concerning Lahti, transportation on-site, maps, sights & activities as well as restaurants and beautiful cafés. You are always welcome back!
Transportation in Finland & Lahti
Many passengers at Helsinki Airport are travelling home during Monday 28 AUG and Tuesday 29 AUG. Please reserve time for check-in and bag-drop, as many passengers are departing with special luggage. Read tips for smooth check-in by Helsinki Airport.
Helsinki Airport is located less than an hour from Lahti by train or car.
IRONMAN Express bus from Lahti, Vierumäki and Pajulahti to Helsinki Airport
Book online bus transfer from Lahti, Vierumäki and Pajulahti to Helsinki Airport. You can also buy the ticket from the driver in the bus stop, separate fee for the bike bag. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. +358 29 170 0120.
By Z-train from Lahti to Helsinki airport
The train connection from Lahti to Helsinki Airport takes less than an hour with a change in Tikkurila. Book your train ticket in advance at VR. When travelling with a bike, book commuter trains Z to Lahti. Check also Bike Transportation service Helsinki Airport-Lahti.
Car rental – Book in time!
The amount of spacious rental cars is limited, book in time! Finland is a large and sparsely populated country – it’s easy and comfortable to drive here.
Public Parking with own/rental car: Public paid parking facilities are available within the Lahti City Centre, as are timed street parks. The largest parking halls are P-Tori, P-Silta and P-Kartano (recommended) in the city center. Check Lahti City Parking Guide (pdf) here.
Finnlines ferries Ironman offer not available any more
Finnlines offers ferry trips from Germany to Helsinki and from Sweden to Naantali. Pack your car and drive onboard. Ports are conveniently located; the port of Helsinki approximately an hour’s drive from Lahti and Naantali is about 3 hours away.
Enjoy Lahti – the Gateway to Lakeland Finland
Reconnect with nature
Lahti is a compact city of around 120,000 people and it is the gateway to the Finnish Lakeland – the largest in whole Europe. There are totally over 188,000 lakes in Finland and the water is the cleanest in the world. Lakeland is where also Finns come to recharge and reconnect with nature. Make the most of your time here and plan some extra days in Lakeland Finland!
Sights & Top Attractions
Suurmäenkatu 5, Lahti
Visit at the skijumping tower
The Viewing deck on top of the large skijumping tower is open to the public every day:
Thu 10.00-15.00 (Note! Private event at 15.00 >)
Tickets (adult 8 €, child 4 €) can be purchased with cash or card on site at the foot of the tower.
On the foot of the hill you’ll find the popular outdoor pool. Check also the Ski Museum and restaurants in the area.
Päijänteenkatu 9, Lahti
Satamakatu, Lahti Passenger Harbour
Lanu Sculpture Park
Take a hike in a Lanu Sculpture Park! Take scenic stairs from the Lahti passenger Harbour and you’ll arrive to the Lanu park nature trail. In Lanu Sculpture Park, you can admire various sculptures and artworks harmoniously blending into the beautiful nature. Lanu’s themes are his pairs of humanoid figures embracing or kissing, or natural forms such as rocks, willows, and twisted trees.
Veistämönkatu 1, Lahti
Ace Cafe & Art deco style motorcycle museum
The Finnish Motorcycle Museum is now even more magnificent, as the museum’s Art Deco-style extension has now been completed. The museum exhibits over 100 old motorcycles and fascinating stories. The museum also houses the only Ace Café in the Nordic countries.
Learn about the fascinating history of Nordic ski sports and test your ski jumping skills. The museum shop features a broad range of souvenirs and other products related to Lahti and Finnish winter. Also postcards and stamps available in museum shop!
It is always winter here!
Satamakatu 2 A, Lahti (in harbour)
Pro Puu Gallery – an idea refines wood
Wooden Exercise Equipments – exhibion is open in Pro Puu gallery 1.8.– 7.9.2023
Everyone in Finland surely has their own memories of some kind of wooden exercise equipment. Sleds, row boats and skis have surely brought the joy of exercise to many. But who produces the equipment that enables that exercise?
Pro Puu presents a selection of these Finnish producers of the joy of exercise. Participating in the exhibition are PUSUSKI, FOREMAN BIKES, ESLA, PERINNEKESKUS KUGGOM and TALWOOD BOARDS.
Pro Puu Gallery Shop offers a fine selection of items which represent modern Finnish wood design. Innovation, quality and ethical issues have been the main criteria in the selection of the items. Pro Puu -shop has a wide variety of the best products of Finnish carpentry and design.
Pro Puu is open, free entrance
Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat 10am – 2pm
Sunsets in Lahti harbour
The Lahti harbour is a mix of cosy restaurants, cafés, terraces, small boutiques, design and modern architecture. Impressive wooden congress and concert venue Sibelius Hall locates in the heart of the harbour. Walk, run or cycle along the lake shore – so do the locals too!
Eat & Drink in the Lahti region
Restaurants close to IRONMAN Venues
Restaurants with a view
Self-guided foodie tours
Embark on a foodie journey and pick your favorite or favorites from these four self-guided foodie tours. Would you perhaps like to take a brewery tour in Lahti, have delicious moments in Vääksy, go for a historic foodie tour in Lahti or try tasty street food?See our recommendations for foodie tours
The most scenic nature sights in Lahti Region
Devil's Nest Gorge
Pirunpesä (Devil’s Nest), a natural feature of the Tiirismaa Trail, is a gorge cutting through the quartzite rock and one of the most spectacular natural formations in all of southern Finland. Tiirismaa is the highest point in southern Finland, rising to 223 metres above sea level.
Päijätsalo island in Päijänne National Park
Päijätsalo trail in Sysmä is one of the most popular day trip hiking trails in the Päijät-Häme area. The observation tower, built in 1899, provides a beautiful view over Tehinselkä, which is the largest open water area in Lake Päijänne.
Lapakisto Nature Reserve
The Lapakisto area is criss-crossed by five marked routes, totalling 23 km in length. A good starting point for exploring the area is the Ristikankaantie parking area, from where there is an accessible route to the Lapakisto campfire site. The Lapakisto nature conservation area is an interesting combination of diverse environments: lakes, rocky areas and small mires. The 230-hectare conservation area is bordered by the shores of Lake Pitkäjärvi to the west, the Ahvenlammi pond to the north and the shores of Lake Kalliojärvi to the east.
Lemmenharju nature trail in Vierumäki
Lemmenharju nature trail near the Sports Institute of Finland in Vierumäki is one of the most charming attractions of the Salpausselkä Geopark. The trail travels on top of steep ridges and follows the shores of clear-watered little lakes.
TOP 3 Public Saunas in the Lahti region
Salpausselänkatu 8, Lahti
Outdoor pool and public saunas at the Lahti sports centre
50 m pool and public saunas available right next to IRONMAN Village, in the Lahti Sports Centre. Opening Hours (entrance) during the IRONMAN race week Mon-Fri at 10.00-17.00, gym and pool open until 17.30. On Sat-Sun Outdoor pool reserved only for IRONMAN athletes.
Sport, Adventures & Wellness
Hämeenlinnantie 59, Lahti
Equipment rentals at Kitetirri Outdoors
In our rental shop there is huge selection of electro mtb´s and -fatbikes, Kona and White gravelbikes to rent. We do also some bike repairs when ordered in advance. Just reserve on-line from our web-shop and you reserved bikes will be fitted ready for you to pick up.
Open daily 8am to 9pm.
Lake Vesijärvi & Lake Päijänne
Book a boat ride or cruise
Bout is the platform for finding and providing boat rides. If you want to travel at the lake, then Bout is the right service for you. You can also download the BOUT app and book your next boatride. The App uses pre-approved pick-up and drop-off points to ensure safe travels and with an easy to use UI and secure payments, you can ease your mind.
Aleksanterinkatu 1 & Saksalankatu 26, Lahti
Hämeenkatu 20-22, Lahti
LPG treatment (massage/recovery/swelling), GameReady coldtreatment.
Ask available times by email (email@example.com) or by phone +358 40 672 86 32/Mirka Toppari.
Monday 21.8. From 8.00 am till 9.00 pm.
Tuesday 22.8. From 8.00 am till 9.00 pm.
Wednesday 23.8. From 8.00 am till 9.00 pm.
Thursday 24.8. From 8.00 am till 9.00 pm.
Friday 25.8. From 8.00 am till 9.00 pm.
Saturday 26.8. From 8.00 am till 9.00 pm.
Sunday 27.8. From 8.00 am till 9.00 pm.
Cycling routes in the Lahti region
The road network in the Lahti Region offers excellent conditions for versatile and scenic road cycling and pre-training. All of our route tips are designed to pass either Lahti or Vääksy, which is the busiest village for cottage holiday makers. This makes your planning easy and enables you to combine different routes to cover the entire region as you wish!Check cycling routes
Finnish brands and local products for souvenirs
Find unique Finnish brands and get some nice souvenirs!
Iittala, iconic glass items, Arabia, functional ceramics with Moomin figures and Marimekko timeless fashion, might be the top on your minds! Local, unique products from Puine wooden designs and MariMari practical design clothes would be interesting as well. Remember also our museum shops with Lahti products: Malva, Ski Museum and Mastola.
Don’t forget to taste local specialties during your stay in Lahti!
Boutiques, local hand craft shops as well as great variation of Second Hand shops you may find in our specific site for shopping.GO SHOPPING
Practical information for travellers – FAQ
Things you should know about Finland and Lahti – check before arrival!Currency | Credit cards | Grocery stores | Tipping | Arrival | Driving in Finland | Food | Weather
Getting around in the Lahti region
Ironman Express Bus Shuttles
Local and regional bus transport is carried out by LSL. Use the journey planner and check timetables on a website or buy a mobile ticket from an app you can download from App Store or Google Play. For visitors, the easiest way to get around is to pay with contactless card, mobile tickets (app) or day tickets. More
Taxis, minivans and charter buses can be found here.
Rent a car in time! Book here rental cars.
Public Parking with own/rental car
Public paid parking facilities are available within the Lahti City Centre, as are timed street parks.
The largest parking halls are P-Tori, P-Silta and P-Kartano (recommended) in the city center. Check Lahti City Parking Guide (pdf) here.
IRONMAN Express Shuttle Bus Service will be available from/to official hotels on race days.
IRONMAN Accommodation Alternatives
Camping site in Mukkula Manor
Mukkula Manor offers an excellent setting for caravan accommodation during Ironman races. Our location is near the centre of Lahti, right on the shore of Lake Vesijärvi. All services are provided by Mukkulan kartano: restaurant reservations and lakeside saunas for example.
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Location of Lahti in southern Finland
Check Lahti City Map
Official local partner for accommodation
Visit Lahti | Lahti Region Ltd. is the Official Accommodation Partner of 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, Lahti, Finland.
For more information, please contact:
VISIT EVENT SITE – Vinfast 70.3 IRONMAN World Championship 2023, Lahti
Lahti Region Ltd. / Mrs Suvi Aaltonen
Tel. +358 40 139 0690
Staying in Helsinki and racing in Lahti – early morning transportation makes it possible!
Don’t be afraid to stay in the capital Helsinki even when the Host City for Vinfast IRONMAN World Championship is Lahti. The fastest train takes 48 min and on race days there will be extra early transfers available. On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of Aug the early train (commuter train Z) leaves at 4:45 and will be in Lahti 5:50. Bookings https://www.vr.fi/en
Helsinki is a totally unique combination of quirky urbanity and peaceful nature – with 131 km of beautiful shoreline.
Tavarataksi Bike Transportation Service – not bookable any more
Tavarataksi Bike Transportation Service is not bookable any more.
Transportation service from Helsinki Airport to Lahti Sports Centre from Monday 21th to Friday 25th of August, 2023 and from Lahti Sports Centre to Helsinki Airport from Sunday 27 th to Tuesday 29 th of August, 2023 – only as pre-booked service, price for one-way transportation is 49,90 EUR.
Stress-Free Event Travel with Nirvana Europe
Nirvana Europe is IRONMAN Europe’s Official Travel Partner.
Nirvana Europe offers travel services both on IRONMAN 70.3 Lahti and 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships Lahti, Finland.See more