Nature activities, sports, wellbeing, Nordic urban and local life, wood and industrial design, Nordic flavours, unique villas, manors and cottages by the lake. The Lahti region offers all of these. The area is all about beautiful lakes and forests, but also busy farmer’s markets, local summer events and authentic Finnish lifestyle & culture.
Top 5 things to do
Authentic Finnish Sauna
- Hot Sauna
- Swim in a pure Lake
- Taste local beer, cider or whiskey
- Enjoy a lake cruise
- Taste local strawberries
Finland is home to more than 3 million saunas: electric saunas, wood-burning saunas, smoke saunas, peat saunas – you name it! The Lahti region offers a wide range of sauna options, from hotel saunas to cottage saunas, with guidance and food. If you want to explore even more, we recommend traditional Finnish sauna treatments or even sauna yoga.
The local flavours here come from the arctic Finnish environment and four seasons: rhubarb and nettles are the first delicacies to appear in spring, fresh vegetables and fish are served in summer, berries in early autumn and game and mushrooms in late autumn. Wild game and fresh fish can be enjoyed throughout the year.
The Lahti region is famous for its delicious rye bread. Lahti is also home to the large-scale Hartwall brewery as well as several microbreweries.
In Lahti, water and the terrain create an environment that is unique even by international standards. The Salpausselkä ridges and eskers left behind by the last Ice Age contain nationally significant reservoirs of groundwater. Filtered through thick layers of gravel and sand, the pure groundwater provides the best tap water in Finland and is a key component in food production. Later, the best tap water in the world is turned into world-class whisky, beer and wine.