Lahti Travel Guide

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Lahti Things to Do

  • Flea markets

    There are a lots of good flea markets in Lahti. For example Lanttila (Keijutie 29), Cetori (Saimannkatu 54), Femmatori (Rautatienkatu 13), Flea markets of the Salvation army (for example in Ostoskatu), Fida (in middle of citymarket and Prisma of Laune) and Launeen suurkirpputori (Ajokatu 65).

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  • Evo- hiking area

    If you have got tired to all the city of Lahti and its happenings, one idea is to go to see real finnish forests. About 30 kilometers from Lahti in Lammi there is a hiking area called Evo. In summertime there is also guidance available, I think.

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  • Conserts and theatre

    It is regulally arranged concerts with famous artists in Sibeliustalo in Lahti. As well the Theatre of Lahti is usually good but expensive. (All the entertainments are held in finnis language.)You can ask Lippupalvelu (for example in Sokosbuilding) or informationcenter about the time and the prices of the exhibitions.

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  • The waterorgans in wintertime

    For many years the city of Lahti has arranged waterorgans besides little Vesijärvi. You hear the music and the water is flowing in different colours in middle of the darkness.You can ask the information desk (if it is open) at what time the organs are working.

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  • The harbour besides lake Vesijärvi in...

    There are for example lot restaurantships, cafeterias, handicraftshop and simply benches to sit down. Sometimes there are happenings. The area is at it's best in eveningtime expecially in summer time there are beautifull sunsets to be watched sitting in a cafeteria.

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  • Old church in Hollola

    There is a medieval church in Hollola ( called the old chuch of Hollola). It is extremely remarkable idea that it has been there forever. (Expecially for me, because my grandparents has been burried to the nearby graveyard.) I think it is open for public daily.If you get interested to finnish medieval buildings, there is a medieval castle in...

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  • Ski Museum

    Inside the sport centre there is a mall ski museum where you can see some old ski equipment or uniform and learn about the history of it. There is also video presentation with programs from old competition, you can try Biathlon shooting but really, the main attraction here is the ski jump simulator, I got 101 m in my 2nd try which I think is not...

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  • Take a walk in Pikkuvesku

    Pikkuvesku, or Kariranta, is an ideal place to have a walk or have a picnic. Place were the locals relax expecially on summer.Check out also the harbour nearby. At Karirannan kesäteateri (the summer theatre of Kariranta) they are playing this summer the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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  • The sport centre.

    This is Finland’s Nordic Ski centre, many Olympic champions are coming from this place where you can practice winter sports as cross country ski or ski jumping or the combined of both of them.

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Lahti Restaurants

  • Hand made gelato!

    A new cafe gelateria in the Trio Shopping centre offers delicious Italian ice-cream (gelato) that they make on the premices. They have over 20 different flavours which vary daily. I tried cookie ice cream, which was so good! One (big) scoop cost 2,70 EUR. There was also smoothies and, of course, coffee and sandwiches available, but I only tried the...

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  • Coffee House

    Coffee House belongs to a chain of cafes all over Finland. It's our favorite in our hometown and so we decided to try it in Lahti as well. The location is very good, right on the main shopping street Aleksanterinkatu, but from the outside it looks a bit shady, but it's only because you can't see inside through the darkened windows... Once we...

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  • Thai restaurant Jonel Thai

    Must be the basic one (I write the same thing on all my restaurant tips, lol!) - fried chicken in sweet&sour sauce, vegetables and yasmin rice. Love it! I promise to try something different next time I go. ;)

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Lahti Nightlife

  • by Piiu Written Jun 26, 2005

    Great place to have a beer or cider. Check out their own beers, ciders and whiskys. If you get hungry, try Sulami. Large toast with chicken, salami, tuna..

    Sometimes live music and nowdays even stad-up sometimes.

    Like a living room to some of the locals.

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Lahti Shopping

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  • Selling everything except food

    Kärkkäinen is the third biggest shop in Finland. It is selling everything except food (maybe not furniture also). It's usefull to compare the prises in Kärkkäinen to the prices in other shops. Some items are cheapest in Kärkkäinen. Also gasoline station near it is used to be cheap.

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  • Souvenirs

    During competition time there will be many stands where you can by souvenirs, flags, hats, scarf, gloves etc. If you are not from one of the major ski countries, I am afraid your flag will not be available here, so, remember to bring your own from home. (Nykänen, this one was for you ;-)

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Lahti Local Customs

  • Slovenians

    There were also few fans from Slovenia, unfortunately only men, so, this one is dedicated to Nykänen.

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  • FinnPol

    I almost forgot, yes, there are also guys who comes to watch ski jumping, not sure exactly who this guy favourites but I like the original layout.

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  • More Polish fans

    I just can’t get enough of them, I mean, the Polish fans? I am going to visit there for the first time very soon ;-)

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Lahti Off The Beaten Path

  • Ski jump legends: Risto Jussilainen

    Well, not exactly a legend yet, but Risto Jussilainen is Zdenka’s favourite and there fore he is here as well LOL.He is from Finland and so far he won few world cup competitions. He was here in Lahti in 2005 and he finish 19th.

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  • Press room

    And when the competition was over there is the press room where you can go and ask the questions and get the same answers.1 HAUTAMAEKI Matti2. LJOEKELSOEY Roar3 MORGENSTERN Thomas

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  • Ski jump legends: Janne Ahonen

    Janne Ahonen. Is the king of ski jumping in the past 2 seasons. Winning the world cup, four hill tournaments both, 2 years in a row and also the world championship on the big hill this year. He is only missing Olympic gold on his collection and we hope he will achieve it next year in the winter Olympics. This year in Lahti 2005 he finish 4th.

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Lahti Sports & Outdoors

  • Finlandia Ski Marathon

    Finlands biggest skiing event is Finlandia-hiihto.About 5000 participants every year.Competition is held in late february, usually week 8.Race distance is 62km classic style (saturday) and 50km free style (sunday).

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  • Biathlon

    Biathlon I believe is a kind of military sport combining fast cross country skiing and target shooting. I did not try it myself but Amos here is trying the simulator at the Lahti Ski museum.

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  • Ski Jumping

    Ski jumping is one of the most spectacular sports. Jumping sometimes the length of over 200 metres (in Ski flying) it is attracting fans from all over Europe and live TV broadcasting. It is traditionally popular in Finland, Norway, Japan and countries around the Alps.

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  • Our special tickets

    Thanks for Nykänen arranging us this special press card and we were able to take all those special photos for the web site.

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  • Molly Malone's

    There is a Molly Malone's in Lahti too!! Apart from the Molly's in Helsinki, you can get delicious food here. Yum :)Molly's in Lahti: VUORIKATU 35

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