MotoGP test 19.-20.8.2019, KymiRing Finland

For the first time in Finland, the MotoGP international tests will be held at the new KymiRing GP track. The MotoGP tests are a unique opportunity to see the racing bikes and riders up-close. The tests will be held at KymiRing from 10 am to 5 pm on 19-20 August. Follow the event and check the ticket prices here >>

Here you can find useful tips and ideas when planning your trip.

ARRIVING IN KYMIRING

 

KymiRing is situated at Tillola in the municipality of Iitti. Nearest cities are Lahti and Kouvola - driving time from Lahti to KymiRing is 45 Min and from Kouvola 15 Min.

Street address: Kymentie 748, Kausala

 

The nearest village to KymiRing is Iitti (Kausala) within 10 Min driving time. 

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Train timetables

Here you can easily check trains departing from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Take the commuter train I to Tikkurila station and change trains there for Lahti and Kouvola.

Lahti is located only 1 hour by train from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Check the train timetables to Lahti here >>

Kouvola is located 1 hour 20 minutes by train from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. Check the train timetables to Kouvola here >>


 
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Bus timetables

The nearest connection  by bus is from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Lahti, takes 1 hour 20 minutes. Check the timetables online here >>

Information about Shuttle bus service from Lahti, Kouvola and Helsinki will be updated later.

 

 
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Rent a car

KymiRing is located 1 hour 40 minutes from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport by car.

Driving time Lahti Travel Centre - KymiRing 35 minutes and Kouvola Travel Centre - KymiRing 20 minutes.

Rent a car from the Visit Lahti online store. You can freely choose the pick-up city or airport.

 

 

STAYING IN LAHTI

 

Eat and drink in Lahti

Local cuisine is famed for its fish, game, rye bread, berries and mushrooms. The Lahti Region boasts many local bakeries, farmers’ markets and breweries in the area. One of the key ingredients in our excellent local produce is the fresh and clean ground water.

 
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Sleep well in Lahti region

Getting a good night’s sleep is an important part of your travel experience. All hotels in Lahti are located conveniently in city centre. In the Lahti region, we have accommodation in all categories, from upscale hotels such to affordable budget hotels, hostels, B&Bs and lakeside cottages.

 

Activities in Lahti region

Lahti region is truly a wonderland for the great outdoors. You can enjoy the most beautiful lake scenery in Southern Finland. The area has many national parks and nature tracks, endless lakes and versatile fitness tracks. These are easy to reach – on a guided tour or at your own pace.

 

STAYING IN KOUVOLA

 

Eat and drink in Kouvola

Hungry? That’s okay, we got you! The restaurants and cafés in Kouvola serve delicious lunch, but you can also have dinner in one of the many restaurants in the city. While you’re in Kouvola, don’t forget to try out some of the locally made products.

 

Sleep well in Kouvola region

When it comes to accommodation, Kouvola has something for everyone. Hotels, manors, villas and cottages. You can stay right in the city center or close to serene Finnish nature.

 

Activities in Kouvola region

Nature is always close in Kouvola. You can hike in Repovesi National Park and relax in Arboretum Mustila, but don’t forget all the other excellent nature trails and outdoor activities the city offers. Remember that Kouvola is also a prime location for canoeing routes and bicycling.

 

 

TOP ATTRACTIONS IN THE REGION

 

Make the most of your stay - before and after the event. 

The Finnish Motorcycle Museum in Lahti

The Finnish Motorcycle Museum introduces unique bikes and changing exhibitions to visitors. It is located on scenic view by the lake Vesijärvi at Niemi Harbor, just 2.5 km from Lahti city center. Ace Corner Finland, the first Ace Cafe outside of London is located in the same space with Museum!

 

Lahti harbour

This public ”livingroom” is a vibrant meeting place where you can enjoy the lakeside atmosphere in various cafes and restaurants.

The impressive wooden concert and congress centre Sibelius Hall, on the Vesijärvi waterfront, combines industrial history with modern, wooden architecture.

 
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Lahti Sports Centre

The Sports Centre offers different things to do and see depending on time of the year. At summer you can take a swim in the outdoor pool and check the views from the Ski Jumping Towers. The Ski Museum is open throughout the year.

 

 

Verla - Artisan village worth visiting in Kouvola region

A UNESCO World Heritage Site Verla is a unique tourist attraction. The former cardboard factory by Verlankoski river comes alive during guided tours of the factory museum. The atmosphere is completed by exhibitions, village shops, lunch cafés and a wine shop, and you can also see pre-historic rock paintings.

 

Tykkimäki Amusement Park in Kouvola

Tykkimäki is Finlands third largest amusement park with almost 40 rides that will entertain the whole family. During the summer the park also has performances. You can eat in the many restaurants and cafes in the park.

 

Repovesi National Park in Kouvola region

Repovesi offers more than 40 kilometers of various routes which are suited for different kind of hikers. They might be simple, complicated or even vertical. The park has three entrances, including parking places, where you can park your car, Lapinsalmi, Tervajärvi and Saarijärvi.

 

 

FAQ - GOOD TO KNOW

 

Tap Water

Tap water in Finland is among the highest quality tap water in the world and is not only completely safe, but a pleasure to drink.

Where can I buy souveniers?

Check out our tips for buying local handicrafts, Finnish design and souveniers in Lahti here >> and in Kouvola here >>

Grocery shopping

Grocery stores are open daily, usually between the hours of 8:00 and 20:00  

Emergency

In case of emergency, call 112 (no country code is required)

First Aid in Lahti in Akuutti24, address: Keskussairaalankatu 7, Lahti 

First Aid in Kouvola hospital Pohjois-Kymen sairaala, address: Sairaalankuja 3 C, Kouvola

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