A nature lover’s wonderland

The amazing lakes, ponds and rivers of the Finnish Lakeland, Päijänne National Park and countless nature reserves and hiking trails let you answer the call of the wild. Get to know the Salpausselkä Geopark destinations, hike on the majestic Hiidensaari island, swing on the suspension bridge of the Kuninkaanpolku trail or climb to the top of the ancient hill fort of Kapatuosia.

 

Enjoy the outdoors and spot photogenic nature destinations

Pulkkilanharju ridge Asikkala Päijänne

Nature destinations

The most photogenic nature destinations, such as the Pulkkilanharju esker, Häränsilmä pond, Kullasvuori hill, Pirunkirkko rock formation and many other attractions, are miraculous natural wonders. You can snap the best shots of Lake Päijänne when you climb the steps to the top of Aurinkovuori hill.

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Hartola Kuninkaanpolku lapsi polulla suon reuna nature trail

Nature trails

Lapakisto, the favourite of families with children, Päijänne National Park, the Aurinko–Ilves or Päijänne–Ilves connection routes to Evo Hiking Area, the Tiilijärvet route, the Lehmusreitti urban nature trail and many other paths and trails provide varying terrain, beautiful landscapes and atmospheric lean-tos for enjoying your snacks.

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Pajulahti fatbike

Cycling routes

The classic Lake Vesijärvi route, the best lakeside scenery in Lahti and many of our other cycling route tips provide ideas and maps for excursions spanning from a few hours to all-day biking tours. If mountain biking is your thing, give the new Kevätpuronpolku trail in Pajulahti a go.

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Sun'Sup Finland SUP-lautailu SUP board

Enjoy what the water has to offer

Canoe, fish or try stand-up paddle boarding. Here in the Finnish Lakeland, we have plenty of lakes to enjoy the nature on the lapping waves.

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Salpausselkä Geopark – landscape created by water

The monuments left behind by the Ice Age are at their most prominent in the Lahti region.

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Guided nature tours from the VisitLahti Online Shop

An urban nature explorer heads out with a guide. Book a guided nature tour and you will get more out of your excursion.

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Bloggers’ top picks

Aurinkovuori Aurinko-Ilves -reitti Asikkala Päijänne lapset näkötornissa

Keep on climbing! A reward awaits you at the top

Climb up steps or a steep rocky hill! Achieving that goal will surely be rewarding in many ways. Check out the tips on places where you can get fit and enjoy stunning scenery at the same time.

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Kuninkaanpolku Ekonpolku esteetön luontopolku syksyn lehdet lapsi luontopolulla nature trail autumn

Autumn colours and nature preparing for winter invite you to explore

See our tip on fun autumn colour trips for the rest of the year.

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Lehmusreitti Radiomäki kaupunkiluontopolku city nature trail

Lehmusreitti – an urban nature trail almost in the city centre

The urban park trail in Lahti city centre, Lehmusreitti (“Tilia Trail”), is a diverse mix of different types of forests, lookout spots, lake shores and the most interesting sights in Lahti.

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