The Lahti Region – the top pick for a sports tourist

We maintain facilities used by residents, our guests and top athletes from all over the world. Where else can you find a diverse sports infrastructure combined with the largest lake area in Europe – and all within an hour from an international airport? Salpausselkä, Vierumäki, Pajulahti, Messilä and KymiRing – all located within one hour of each other.

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Finlandia-hiihto 2018 Finlandia Ski Marathon

Premium facilities for training

Lahti’s Salpausselkä, Vierumäki, Pajulahti and Messilä – make use of the spectacular exercise and sports facilities in the Lahti region. The hilly trails and paths of along the Salpausselkä ridge include hundreds of kilometres of challenging training terrain, open all year round. Sports include the most popular ones Finland – cross-country skiing, running, swimming and cycling – and dozens of other opportunities.

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Pajulahti foamroller

Active holiday packages

We provide excellent instructed sports and well-being holidays in the best surroundings. The official training centres of the Finnish Olympic Committee in Vierumäki and Pajulahti offer a wide range of opportunities for active holidaymakers.

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Ironman 2018 Lahti

Sporting events

Lahti Ski Games, Finlandia Ski Marathon, Ironman 70.3, Red Bull 400, Easter Tournament, Lahti Soccer, Masto Cup, Uusi Lahti Run – see all the sporting events in the Lahti region here!

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Vierumäki Pyräasema test station

Check your condition in a fitness test!

If you are exercising towards a goal, it’s important to know where you are. Do a fitness test – sports professionals in Pajulahti and Vierumäki are waiting for you.

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Coming soon! First snow ski tracks

The ski track network crisscrossing the city of Lahti stretches 180 kilometres in all, of which approximately 70 kilometres are well-lit. The first snow ski track is located at the Lahti Sports Centre, right in the by the ski jump, and it will be opened in early November, weather conditions permitting.

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Exercise outdoors in the scenery of Salpausselkä Geopark

You can find all the main destinations of the Salpausselkä Geopark here. Paths and trails await!

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Train like a local

Where to find the best stairs to climb? Where should I head on my long weekend bike ride? Check out the tips of three local active athletes: favourite spots of Kalle Kotiranta, Mikko Kittelä and Taru Schroderus in the Lahti region.

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Pajulahti sauna girls in sauna

Sauna evening with your team

Sauna evening once a month! First, head off for a run and then head to the sauna and for a swim. The Lahti region has plenty of options for your team’s sauna evening. A city centre sauna or an impressive manor sauna by Lake Päijänne, you can find all the saunas in the Lahti region here.

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Vierumäki athlete

Indoor sports facilities

You can find the climbing walls of Ladeo and YogaRocks, Trampolin Park, indoor skateparks, bowling alleys and other indoor sports facilities for active training here.

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Heinolan Heila local delicacies shop

Mum or dad – coming to a junior tournament?

If your children are playing in a tournament and you have the entire day to spend: check our best tips if you dare leave the court side.

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Litti-patsas Satue of Jari Litmanen

Sports fans’ must see destinations in Lahti

1. The statue of Jari Litmanen, the most successful Finnish footballer, and the Olympic Rings in Kisapuisto park 2. Ski Museum at the Lahti Sports Centre 3. The legendary J bend at the Lahti Sports Centre’s ski track 4. Statue of skiing legend Siiri “Äitee” Rantanen by the Karpalo field 5. Suurmäki ski jump at the Lahti Sports Centre

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The colours of Lahti sports teams

Pelicans Isku Arena

The ice hockey team Lahti Pelicans is turquoise.

In Lahti, ice hockey is played at the Isku Arena, address Svinhufvudinkatu 29.

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FC Lahti

FC Lahti counts on black

FC Lahti plays its home games at Lahti Stadium at the address Salpausselänkatu 8. The stadium is also known as the Ski Stadium. FC Lahti counts on the ever-stylish black in their colours.

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Lahti Basketball

Lahti Basketball is the classiest in the city

Lahti Basketball plays its home games at the Lahti Energia Arena, in the vicinity of the ski jumps, at Salpausselänkatu 7. Lahti Basketball fan products are available during their matches.

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Lahden hiihtomuseo LHS:n nuoret mäkimiehet Ski jumpers

Lahti Ski Association’s legendary red shirts

Lahti is a city of ski jumpers. In the 1950s, the young ski jumpers of Lahden Hiihtoseura, the Lahti Ski Association, were known as the red shirts. You can buy a red shirt beanie from the Lahti Museum Shop, and don’t forget to visit the Ski Museum at the Lahti Sports Centre where you can get to know all of the Finnish ski jump legends.

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Recovering in Lakeland Finland

Swimming outdoors all year round is good for your body and soul! Here, the closest lake is truly close – go for a dip!

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Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone vastaanotto reception

Spend the night

A hotel, a villa, a sports institute or something completely different – see our options.

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Wine Cafe Olavi aamiainen Breakfast

Breakfast or brunch

Nothing beats sitting down at a table full of delicacies that you didn’t have to cook! See the options here.

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AntBrew

The best after-match sessions

A pint of frosty after a good workout or a match – you can find the microbreweries and restaurants in the Lahti region here.

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