Social programme for meetings and events

Looking for local specialties for social programme? See our top picks of local wine and beer tastings, Finnish sauna, guided nature experiences and special dinner restaurants.

The secret of award winning whiskeys and wines?

Answer: the purest ground water in the world. Of course there is some expertise needed, as well. But the water filtered by the gravel ridges and eskers of Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark area ensure a valuable ingredient for many beverage producers in the area. Here you’ll find some special sites to visit for a tasting.

Teerenpeli Brewery and Distillery
Teerenpeli Distillery won the Worldwide whiskey producer 2020 series in the world’s largest alcohol competition, the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

Ainoa Winery
Ainoa Winery’s innovative wild berry wines have won several international awards, such as Concours International de Lyon 2021 and Vinalies Or de Paris 2020.

Ant Brew
Ant Brew is a small beer collective in located Malski. They are known for their Wasted Potential series created during Lahti European Green Capital 2021 year. In the series Ant Brew has utilised ingredients such as wild herbs, fruit waste and goose droppings.

Examples of popular tastings

Unique sites for raising a toast and enjoying dinner

Villa Vellamo by Lake Päijänne

On the top of the Ski Jump Tower

Piano Pavilion at Lahti Harbour

Restaurant Voitto in Lahti Sports Centre

Need help in your arrangements?

The local experts of Visit Lahti are here for you when you need help in booking a venue and choosing the best menu for your dinner. Our service is free of charge.

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Lakeland Finland starts here

When looking North from Helsinki, Lahti is the first real lakeside city and Lake Vesijärvi the most southern body of water in Lakeland Finland. The heart of Lakeland opens up from Vesijärvi through the Vääksy canal: Lake Päijänne, which provides drinking water for one million Finns. In addition to the big lakes, Lahti Region is the home of Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark, which tells the story of the best-known geological entity of Finland. The First and Second Salpausselkä are unique ice-marginal formations laid down by ancient meltwater streams at the end of the Ice Age.

The most spectacular sights of the geopark area are for example its eskers such as picturesque Kelvenne Island and Pulkkilanharju Esker. To experience the most instagrammable nature sights of the area it is a good idea to book a guided nature excursion, hop on a lake cruise or enjoy s true Finnish sauna experience including a dip in the lake.

Amazing saunas

Infinity pool in Ilola Inn

Nosturi sauna in the city

Lehmonkärki Resort Sauna World

Traditional smoke sauna in Vierumäki