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Things to see and do in Lahti

Lahti and the Päijät-Häme region offer children of different ages – and adults too – a lot to do!

The cross-country ski trail network in Lahti is famous throughout Finland, there are always snow and downhill skiing at the Messilä Ski Centre, museums offer exhibitions and experiences that will delight the senses, and cafes and restaurants offer wonderful taste experiences.

Read below about the things to see and do in Lahti

Lahti Ski Jump Tower, the outdoor swimming pool and the Ski Museum offer a trip to the heart of the Lahti sports culture. In the same area, you can experience what it feels like to ski on Iivo’s winning tracks. Skiing equipment rentals are available at Custom Ski.

And having fun in nature isn’t just cross-country skiing or downhill skiing. Popular fatbike tours are organised by Kitetirri, where you can also rent bikes for your own use to explore the enchanting and calming nature of Salpausselkä. Our forests have several lean-to and campfire sites for day trip destinations, the more than two-billion-year-old Pirunpesä (literally “Devil’s Nest”) and many other breath-taking destinations.

Laune Family Park offers a wide range of things to do, including a traffic park, climbing frames, tracks to practise motor coordination, and problem-solving games. There is also a skateboarding area, a frisbee golf course and a minigolf centre next to the park.

If you are more interested in indoor activities, Trampolin Park and the indoor playground Leo’s Leikkimaa are guaranteed to entertain you. The experiential Malva, a visual art museum opened in 2022, brings life and creativity to days in the old Mallasjuoma environment with its changing and fixed exhibitions.

For those who want to have fun in playgrounds, we especially recommend the Loviisanpässi park playground, the Sairaalapuisto park play area and the Pihapuisto park play area. Ranta-Kartano’s Pumptrack entertains skaters, scooters and BMX cyclists.

About 20 kilometres from the hotel is the Pajulahti adventure park, where you can find adventure tracks of different levels. You can buy entrance tickets to the Pajulahti adventure park quickly and easily at the hotel reception. At Vierumäki, you can have fun on high rope courses in the Flowpark adventure park. Heinola Bird Sanctuary, KoiraKikka Husky Farm in Heinola and Orimattila Domestic Animal Park are great destinations for animal lovers.

If you need something to do, especially for a family with children, read more tips here!

Photo: Lassi Häkkinen