Welcome to Lahti region

Pure Finnish nature is part of Lahti region's soul! Lahti is a gateway to the Finnish Lake District. Beautifully clear water of Lake Päijänne, National Park and the fresh air will leave a lasting impression. Lahti region – also known for wood architecture and design, manor houses, cottages by the lake, outdoor activities, wellbeing services and lake cruises – is situated in Southern Finland, only 48 minutes away from Helsinki.



Activities & nature

When hiking on Lahti regions' high ridges or skiing safely during the winter on a frozen lake, you’ll see that the combination of this region and its nature is something very special.


Culture & local life

Catch everything from architecture to Finnish lifestyle, see the designs of the best-known Finnish architects, visit local handicraft shops and micro-breweries. Lahti is also known internationally as a culture hot spot.


Wellness & sauna

Finland is home to more than 3 million saunas: electric saunas, wood-burning saunas, smoke saunas, peat saunas – you name it! Nothing is more relaxing than a sauna.



Educational Travel

The Finnish school system has been ranked as one of the best in the world. Well-being promotes learning – in the Finnish education system, everyone has the equal right to basic education free of charge in a safe and exciting studying environment. There are no rankings, no comparisons or competition between students, schools or regions.


Technical visits

Lahti is a bold green city. Lahti has an ambitious goal: to make Finland known  as a pioneer of zero emissions and a circular economy society.

Technical visit themes:
Sustainable urban plannig
Low-carbon city
Circular solutions
Air & water quality
Sustainable sports & events

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Sport for everyone

Lahti is especially known both in Finland and abroad for winter sports, and it hosted a record-breaking seventh FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. The city offers diverse sports facilities and sporting events, and Lahti has invested in both health and exercise services and elite sports. Local teams competing at the highest levels in various sports strengthen Lahti’s reputation as a sports city even further.

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