Sights and museums

Picturesque nature attractions from the Pulkkilanharju esker to the Pirunkirkko rock formation, lovely little villages and the city blocks of the Lahti region as well as Lahti classics, from the Sports Centre to the harbour, provide something to see for the whole family. Museums take you to a world of local culture, art and unique themes.

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Architectural highlights

Church of the Cross (Ristinkirkko) designed by world-renowned Alvar Aalto, city hall by Eliel Saarinen, the Sibelius Hall, the Wood Architecture Park and many other architectural masterpieces inspire and enchant.

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Lahti harbour area

The Lahti harbour area is all year around a mix of cosy restaurants and cafés, small boutiques, design and modern architecture. Explore modern Wood Architecture of Sibelius Hall and visit Lanu Sculpture Park when visiting the area.

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Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva

The Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva opened in Malski old brewery buildning in the spring of 2022. Malva is a new museum full of art, design, posters and culture in Lahti, less than a 50-minute trip from Helsinki.

In addition to fascinating exhibitions you can find a great gift shop and several cosy restaurants under the same roof.


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Tips for accessible destinations in Lahti

Here you can find tips on accessible nature destinations, cafes, restaurants and some other attractions in Lahti. The accessibility of these places has been tested by a wheelchair user.

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Lahti Sports Centre

A Lahti classic! The iconic ski jumps and the Ski Museum in Lahti Sports Centre. Salpausselkä outdoor trails for runners, cyclists, skiers and nature lovers strat here.

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Finnish Motorcycle Museum

The Finnish Motorcycle Museum is 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.

Open daily in summer

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The most photogenic nature destinations

Located in the Lahti region, Salpausselkä Geopark is a stunning landscape formed by the Ice Age and water. It offers more “most instagrammable” views than you could possibly post, but you can always focus on enjoying them along the way. Learn about the Salpausselkä ridges formed by the Ice Age, Lake Päijänne that is known as the pearl of the Finnish Lakeland and jaw-dropping rock formations.

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Lahti’s “Most Instagrammable” walking tour

Where can you find the statue of the most successful Finnish footballer, Jari Litmanen? How about the most impressive mural in Lahti? The invigorating walking tour includes the most photogenic Lahti destinations and refueling spots along the way.

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TOP 5 tips for city bikers and e-scooters in Lahti

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