Lahti Travel Guide

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Lahti Things to Do

  • Pyhan Kolminaisuuden Kirkko

    Lahti Orthodox Parish is the only 'evacuee parish' in southern part of Finland. It was founded on 1.1.1950. Pyhan Kolminaisuuden kirkko church was consecrated again after the renovations on 6.1.2006 by Helsinki's Metropolite Ambrosius. I have never been inside this church but I've heard it is very simple and lacks the gold ornaments which are so...

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  • Lahti Historical Museum

    Formely Lahti Manor from 1898. Architect H ?berg, built for August Fellman?s private house. The manor has baroque gables.Museum has a collection of 40.000 items from all over Paijat-Hame region. Collection evacuated from Vyborg's museum, collection of coins and medals, furniture and textiles and a miniature of Lahti in 1939. There are also changing...

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  • Sibelius Hall - modern wooden...

    The Sibelius Hall is an example of a new modern wood construction. It is the largest wooden building built in Finland for 100 years. It was built in 2000 and it was designed by architects Hannu Tikka and Kimmo Lintula. According to them the main inspiration for them were Finnish forests.The building (almost 90 000 m3) consists of 4 parts: the...

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Lahti Hotels

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  • Sokos Hotel Lahden Seurahuone

    Aleksanterinkatu 14, Lahti, Southern Finland, 15110, Finland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Cumulus Lahti

    The rooms were nice enough,clean and quite new.My husband said:Old television :D Usually there are...

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  • Best Western Grand Hotel Lahti

    Vapaudenkatu 23, Lahti, Southern Finland, 15140, Finland

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Families

Lahti Restaurants

  • VERY good pasta

    I had heard,that some people have driven from Tampere to Lahti just to eat here!I´m not sure is it true,but eating here was good experience.I might not drive this far just for food,but of course we had to go there,when we had heard all the good things.They make their pasta themselves,it´s fresh,not dried.I simply loved their cnucci!Edit:Went here...

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  • Restaurant with a view

    Generally I don't go out to eat, because it is quite expensive and I prefer homecooking. When we take out our business partners for lunch in summertime we often choose Ravintola Lokki, not only because good food but also for the beautiful view from it to the Lake Vesijärvi. Don't let its modest outer apperance fool you! It is located right in the...

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  • Asia's call

    I haven't eaten there but one of my colleagues goes there every week with his wife and says that especially their turkey is excellent!

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Lahti Nightlife

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  • Good beer-selection

    Friend of mine told us to go here, because they had various different beers. It was tue, they did have many. Also many of those we hadn´t tasted before. The place itself isn´t so special looking, but it is part of it´s charm. We heard people next table to talk, that this has been a public restroom years ago!! Staff was very friendly and helpful....

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  • Rock conserts

    The place was really boring!! Like a school gym. It had white walls and drinks were at plastic-cups, poor selection and not cheap as you might think from plastic cups. And selction beeing beer or cider?Luckily the gig we saw made us forget where we are..There is seperate areas for adults and youngsters, who can´t go to "beer-area".There are bus nro...

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  • Springtime festival

    This is a small festival happening at May at Lahti.It keeps place at local brewery,so its called "isojano" witch means "very thirsty".We were disapointment for the beer-selection,when they said it would be hundreds,and it was only about 15!! Luckily we went there to see my number one band (my husband is a fan also),so we didn´t think too much for...

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Lahti Transportation

  • By train

    Lahti is not a railroad connection place, but has easy access to Helsinki with over 25 trains a day of which many are regional trains. It's easy to get to east from here, but if you want to travel to Tampere you have to change trains in Riihimaki and if you want to go to Turku you need to go to Helsinki first and I'd recommend bus then. Since VR...

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  • By bus

    Ugly building in the beginning of Aleksanterinkatu (main street in Lahti) is our bus station. Lahti is well connected by bus. For instance there is a bus to and from Helsinki every 30 minutes and one to/from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport every hour. 13 direct buses to Tampere daily, 12 direct buses to Turku. Single ticket to Helsinki is 16,20 euros,...

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  • To Lahti from Helsinki

    Lahti is only a short trip away from Helsinki and it's definitely a nice side trip. The trip by car on motorway E4 takes about an hour, there's also trains and busses going regularly. The city centre is rather small and not very spectacular, it consists basically of the main square and the area around Aleksanterinkatu - that's it. Park your car at...

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Lahti Shopping

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  • Indoor market

    A small indoor market on one side of the market place. Sells mainly food and groceries but has also cafe and restaurant and a small gift shop.

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  • Market Day in Lahti

    First Wednesday of every month there's a big market in Lahti where vendors from everywhere in Finland come to sell their products. You can buy almost everything there from clothes to shoes, from furniture to souvenirs, from cakes to drinks, from toys to paper stuff, from vegetables to flowers... There are also a couple of open-air cafes which are...

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Lahti Local Customs

  • Brown delicacy

    A traditional dessert at Easter is mämmi, which is made of rye flower, rye malt and water and seasoned. Before baked in the oven it has to go through natural sweeting progress and after baking it has to be stored in a cold place for 3-4 days before it is ready to eat. Traditionally it is eaten with cream and sugar, but I always have it with milk as...

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  • Sweet bun filled with whipped cream

    Not a local custom only in Lahti but all of Finland, but I doubt that I'll ever create Finland page so I add this here. On Shrove Tuesday after hours of tobogganing with children we come home hungry. We have pea soup and dessert is sweet bun filled with whipped cream and jam or paste made of almonds. When I was a little girl we used to have it with...

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  • AALTO TRAY

    Finnish design at its best - Aalto trays and Aalto vases designed by Alvar Aalto, who was one of the top Finnish designers. I've got white, clear and blue ones all of which I've got as presents, I use them to burn candles, serve sweets and fruit or just to decorate. Some of my foreign friends say that they are too simple, I don't agree, you can...

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Lahti Warnings and Dangers

  • You shouldn't even think about it ;)

    I'd say it's dangerous to go down here on skis!!!!! Scary thought but it's actually even steeper than it looks on these pictures!!! Let's leave it to the jumpers and enjoy watching them and enjoy some scary views while they are not jumping!

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  • The wind combined with 115...

    The wind combined with 115 metres tower…when it’s windy, even Olympic champions do not jump.I have been few times to competitions that had to be fully cancelled due to that wind.

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  • The streets are very dangerous...

    The streets are very dangerous to walk or bicycle on in winter--icy! Also watch out for snow falling off roofs. You might also want to watch your back around the neighborhood near the railway station, as it is a place with bad crime figures and lots of suspicious-looking people. Lahti can be really nice and pleasant (although boring if you're...

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Lahti Tourist Traps

  • Read signs carefully!

    But I couldn't resist going here because the sign says "Jumpers only". I didn't really know where I'd end up and I was back behind the sign quite quickly as soon as I saw that this was the exit out onto the jump!!!! Plus there was a dead pigeon lying next to me which wasn't exactly a beautiful sight! Take a quick picture as we did ;) There is an...

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  • At the ski centre they will rip you...

    The cafeteria is small and too crowded to serve all the hungry cold spectators. Also they will rip you off with the prices. Take with you food & drinks, fruits and sandwiches to the competition. You do not want to pay over priced and queue all day long for coffee or something.

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  • Sibelius Hall: Congress and...

    Sibelius Hall: Congress and concert centre, the biggest wooden building constructed in Finland for over hundred years.

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Lahti What to Pack

  • Packing List

    Winter gear of course.Winter shoes, warm underwear, woollen hat, gloves, scarf etc. My pictures here are not that well as I had no zoom, so if you have one, pack it too

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    Wear good walking shoes. Walking is the best way to explore Lahti. Forget the vanity :-) I speak from my own experience! Umbarella might be useful too in summertime. I would needed plasters because I was so vain :-)

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    If you come here in wintertime, be sure to have enouht warm clothes. It can change quicly from -5¤C to 25¤C, well not very often, but you never know when.In summertime I recommend to make trips to nature and then it might be good to have rubberboots with you, or some other shoes, that you don't care if they go wet or dirty. It can be sunny in the...

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Lahti Off The Beaten Path

  • A walk round Likolampi

    About two km from where I live is this small pond. In summer I like to go swimming there, first thing in the morning and last thing before I go to bed. Sometimes I take a walk around it or in its surroundings, or ride my bicycle as there are good paths for it too. A lovely quiet place close to the Central hospital.

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  • OLD WOODEN HOUSES IN MYT?J?INEN

    Most old buildings have been pulled down years ago, but there are some beautiful colourful houses in Myt?j?inen still. They give you an idea what houses looked like in Finland decades ago. About two kilometres from the city centre, in the corner of H?meenlinnantie and Vanha Helsingintie.

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  • A day in Hollola

    You can take a day tour to Hollola, which is about 15 km/10 miles from Lahti and visit its medieval stone church (address Rantatie 917, ph. 03-52 6600), museum (ph. 041-440 5450)next to the church, climb up to Kapatuosian hill behind the church (this hill is the oldest settlement in Päijät-Häme), have traditional buffet lunch at Kunnantupa (red...

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Lahti Sports & Outdoors

  • Climb the hill

    Apparently there are not only crazy people who jump of the large hill in Lahti - there also are about as crazy people here who climb the jump. I guess you better take a rope.

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  • Swimming

    We actually came to Lahti to go swimming in the pool right under the biggest ski jumping hill. Unfortunately the weather was terrible the day we were here - 10°C in August! We decided to be chickens and leave the swimming gear in our bags. The poor school kids were still swimming though. But then again the Finns like to swim in frozen lakes so...

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  • Lahti Ski Games

    The Lahti World Cup competition is held every year on March.Check the web link for the latest details.

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Lahti Favorites

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  • Musical Fountain

    Go see this Musical Fountain of Lahti. You can see this in the above picture, too. It's situated near the center, between the bus station and the shore of the "Waterlake".

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  • Internet Cafe

    As far as I know the only Internet cafe in Lahti, 100 m from the railway station, next to hostel Patria. Most people have interenet connection at home so internet cafes are not really needed here. Open only until 18.00, prices I don't know. Free internet use you can find in the library and Lahti Travel (though they close at 17.00 already and are...

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  • Lahti Adult Institute

    Third of the cultural centre is Lahti Adult Institute which offers all kinds of courses in different levels. From open university courses to pottery to computing. During the years I've studied French and Spanish there and have also taken courses in photography and joined the gymnastic group. These courses used to be free but today you have to pay...

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