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.
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.
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.More
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.More
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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.
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
The colours of Lahti sports teams
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.