Sports Tourism in the Lahti Region
The City of Lahti was built at the intersection of the Salpausselkä ridge and Lake Vesijärvi, where nature and the urban environment merge. The landscape modified by the Ice Age and shaped by water invites us to climb the ridges and return down to the lake shores. It’s hard to stay still.
Trail running, cycling, cross-country skiing and open water swimming – welcome to explore Lahti region like locals do!
Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark by bike
A varied terrain and splendid lake views make the scenery of Lahti Region an exceptional cycling destination. The area of Salpausselkä consists of gravel and sand. This is why the Lahti Region is one of the best gravel destinations in Europe. Fresh air, daylight 24/7 and clean water. Welcome to experience Salpausselkä UNESCO Global Geopark and Lakeland on your bike.
Check cycling routes in the Lahti Region
The Salpausselkä area has a large trail network. The marked trails are meant for everyone: walkers, runners and cyclists. There are about 30 kilometres of way marked trails. The trails offer a low-threshold opportunity to exercise in a natural forest environment. The Salpausselkä recreational area has marked trails that are easy to follow even for the less experienced hikers and cyclists.Read more about Salpausselkä Trails
Upcoming Sports Events 2023
FNLD GRVL – 10.6.2023
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, Lahti – 26.-27.8.2023
Spend the night
A hotel, a villa, a sports institute or something completely different – see our options.
Nothing beats sitting down at a table full of delicacies that you didn’t have to cook! See the options here.
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.
Sport Fan's 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. Statue of skiing legend Siiri “Äitee” Rantanen by the Karpalo field
5. Suurmäki ski jump at the Lahti Sports Centre
Check all sights here
Authentic Finnish sauna
Ever tried Sauna? 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 sauna experience. A city centre sauna or an impressive manor sauna by Lake Päijänne, you can find all the saunas in the Lahti region here.Check all saunas