Lahti is a bustling city focused on business-oriented innovation, research and cleantech.

Located in the heart of Southern Finland, Lahti is part of the larger Helsinki metropolitan area, an hour away from the capital.

Lahti’s location along a busy railway line and at the junction of several highways makes easily reached from all directions. Even St. Petersburg in Russia is only two and a half hours away.

a Wide range of meeting options

The Lahti region offers several options for arranging conferences and events. Whether you are looking for a relaxing meeting in the peace and quiet of the countryside, an architectural experience by the lakeside or a cocktail party for 3 000 people, the Lahti region has high-quality options for your individual needs.

There are many different types of events, from small and intimate family moments to large mass spectacles. Each event deserves its right place, the right service and the right people to make it a success. Lahti Travel is happy to help with all arrangements and guide your event towards success.

Design and environmental expertise

Lahti is known for its environmental expertise and for being a design center. Lahti has a great variety of recreational activities throughout the year, from cultural happenings to world class sporting events.

The Lahti region boasts a range of activities for visitors – a plethora of sports, nature activities, and outdoor areas with skiing tracks, among others. The many lakes in the area and comprehensive sports services provide the active individual with options all year long. Alternatives include shopping, lake cruises or pampering treatments.

City Facts

Population: 103 000

Distance from Helsinki:

– 50-minute drive from the Helsinki-Vantaa international airport
– Car approx. 1 hour from Central Helsinki
– Train 50 minutes


Lahti seutu – Lahti region Ltd
Askonkatu 9 F
15100 Lahti
Tel. +358 207 281 750
Fax +358 207 281 751


Lakeland is covered by more water than land. The heart of the region is Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland, which nestles several cities on its shores and is home to the endangered Saimaa ringed seal.

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