With 120,000 inhabitants, Lahti is one of Finland’s largest cities. Lahti is famous as a winter sports city and internationally known for its environmental and design expertise and high-level cultural services. City of Lahti was awarded the title of European Green Capital 2021 as the first city in Finland.
Lahti is known for its major international sports events, such as Lahti Ski Games, Finlandia Ski Marathon, Ironman 70.3, and gravel event FNLD GRVL. The city already has its sights set on hosting the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships for the eighth time. The events play an important role in the city’s cultural heritage and tourism appeal. In 2024, Lahti will host the Women’s U19 Floorball Championships.
Nature is on the doorstep, and the Lahti region is known far and wide for its excellent facilities for sports and fitness. Salpausselkä Geopark, situated in the Lahti region, tells the story of the best-known geological entity of Finland. Tourists visiting Lahti fall in love with the close-to-nature cityscape and the events on offer. Lahti City Theatre and the Lahti Symphony Orchestra provides a high standard of cultural experiences for all. Lahti has a long-standing music tradition and a wide range of live music clubs, jams, and festivals to appeal to the younger generations.
Lahti museums offer interactive experiences, such as seeing the city from the top of a radio mast and ski jumping off Lahti’s largest ski jumping hill. A former brewery complex in the heart of the city, known as Malski, has turned into a vibrant hub of art and culture and is a favorite spot for urban encounters. Among the attractions is the Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva, which boasts an impressive collection of both classical art and contemporary design.
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