About Salpausselkä Geopark

Salpausselkä Geopark, aspiring to become a UNESCO Global Geopark, is located in southern Finland. The main city, Lahti, can be reached in an hour by train from Helsinki. Salpausselkä Geopark encompasses six municipalities: Asikkala, Heinola, Hollola, Lahti, Padasjoki and Sysmä.

The work of Salpausselkä Geopark is coordinated and managed by the geopark staff within the regional tourism company Lahden Seutu - Lahti Region Ltd. The geopark staff work in close co-operation with the local authorities and other local actors committed to developing the geopark.

An essential element of geopark activities is co-operation with local companies. Salpausselkä Geopark is working on a model that allows companies to apply for a partnership with the geopark and then, for example, use the geopark logo in their promotions. The geopark welcomes all kinds of regional operators from tourism companies to local producers, such as bakeries, breweries, mills, farms and souvenir makers, to apply.