Sports Tourism in the Lahti Region

Trail running, cycling, cross-country skiing and open water swimming – welcome to explore Lahti region like locals do!

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 Helsinki-Vantaa international airport?

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.

Fatpigeon pyöräily gravel

Explore Lakeland & Lahti region by bike

18 Bike Routes in Lakeland

Lahti region as a cycling destination

Salpausselkä Trails

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

Solo Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone vastaanotto reception

Spend the night

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

Local Flavours

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.

Litti-patsas Satue of Jari Litmanen

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
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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.

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The colours of Lahti sports teams – Check local fan shops

Pelicans Isku Arena

The ice hockey team Lahti Pelicans is turquoise.

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

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.

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.

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.