Things to do in Lahti

Top Things to Do in Lahti

Things to Do in Lahti

Top Attractions in Lahti

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  • Janis P
    Warsaw, Poland1 contribution
    Thanks to Rikko and his lovely wife for the warm welcome and the tour in museum. The atmosphere is simply great and of course the motorcycle collection will leave an impression on everyone.
    Written 6 September 2023
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  • LMP7366
    Aix-les-Bains, France59 contributions
    Visit the premises and admire the architecture. Enjoy an evening concert with great programmes of music.
    Written 10 January 2023
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,498 contributions
    Lahti Harbor (Lahden satama) is a summer paradise within walking distance from the city center of Lahti. The best walking route from the market square is along Vapaudenkatu Street and Kartanonkatu Street to the musical fountain and Pond Pikku-Vesijärvi and then walk along the lake shore. You see Kariniemi Arboretum and Kariniemi Fitness Stairs on the way before arriving to the harbor. The distance is about 1.5 kilometers (20 minutes). It is also possible to rent a city bike because there is a city bike station in the harbor, too. Also electric city bikes and electric scooters are available.

    There are interesting sights in Lahti Harbor: Sibelius Hall (a concert house with interesting architecture and art) and Pro Puu Center (high quality Finnish wooden products to see and buy). Read separate Tripadvisor reviews about these sights.

    There are nice cafeterias, bars and restaurants in Lahti Harbor. Some of them are restaurant boats and some of them are lakeside houses with good summer terraces. Lake view is fantastic. There is also a small playground for children next to Kahvila Kariranta (Cafe Kariranta).

    The best part of the harbor is a possibility to take part in interesting cruises. M/S Kymppi has cruises to the beautiful Enonsaari Island (30 minutes in one way, a round-trip ticket 20 euros). Read separate Tripadvisor reviews about Enonsaari.

    Päijänne Risteilyt Hilden is a cruising company which offers many different cruises. During the high season you can take part in daily lunch cruises (usually at 1 PM, 4 hours) and summer evening cruises (usually at 6 PM, 4 hours), not on Mondays and Sundays. Longer cruises go to Heinola (4½-5 hours in one way, two canals on the route, lunch buffet available), Jyväskylä (10 hours 30 minutes in one way) and Lahti (also 10 hours 30 minutes in one way). The cruise Lahti-Heinola-Lahti is possible during one day but it is also possible to have a cruise in one direction and jump on a scheduled bus to the other way. Besides, it is possible to travel only a fraction of the route: from Lahti to Vääksy Lock, from Lahti to Kalkkinen Lock or from Lahti to Kalkkinen Village. For example, you can book a cruise ticket from Lahti Harbor (9 AM) to the village of Kalkkinen (12 noon) and then back from Kalkkinen Village (3.50 PM) to Lahti Harbor (7 PM). Remember to check timetables.

    If you travel to Lahti, Lahti Harbor is the must sight, at least in summer. Scenery is beautiful but there are also interesting sights and activities there. So I highly recommend Lahti Harbor.
    Written 20 June 2023
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  • AmKreuz86
    Helsinki, Finland607 contributions
    A fantastic little museum.

    The staff were great. Especially the young guy who explained to me and my son in English and Finnish what was there to see, how to interact with things and even took pics for us.

    My boy loved the interaction part and so did I. The ski jumping figures were my boys favourite. Mine was the shooting! I got 127m on the ski jumping simulator once too. Thats harder than it looks.

    The exhibitions are well kept, informed and very nice. Bit small but was free for my boy so I was happy with that.

    Go enjoy!
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Ronald L
    Denver, CO2,948 contributions
    Stopped in Lahti for pit stop and to Lahti Sports Complex with ice hockey, ski museum, outdoor swimming pool and ski jump towers. They lay plastic on the ski run and lubricate it with water so it can be used for practice when there is no snow. The
    pool had already been drained. Unfortunately, we only had time to visit the ski jump today.
    Written 11 October 2022
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  • Jokkis
    Oulu, Finland38 contributions
    Park has trafic park for pedal vehicles, playgrounds, castle etc. Area is large and all is free of charge. For adults there is huge amount of different plants to see. Park includes cafeteria. Minigolf is not free but there seems to be lots of tracks.
    Written 11 July 2019
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,498 contributions
    Radio and TV Museum Mastola (Radio- ja tv-museo Mastola) is quite interesting. It is situated on Radiomäki Hill. You learn much about broadcasting and military history there. Interesting items include a radio station at the front (1941-1944), Mobile phone Mobira Cityman 900 (Nokia CD60N Gorba, 1987), Mobile phone Salora SRP 25 S/CAA (1976-1981) etc.

    I tell one of those interesting stories which I learnt in the museum: During the Continuation War in August 1941 strange explosions without any visible reason were heard in the occupied areas of Karelia. Finnish troops were sent to investigate the matter. Lieutenant Lauri Sutela found 600 kilograms of explosives under a bridge. Mines were sent to army headquarters in Mikkeli. There they discovered that the detonator was of previously unknown type. Those detonator boxes were sent to Helsinki for further investigation. It was noticed that those mines were radio controlled mines. It was also noticed that it was possible to disturb detonators by playing Finnish folk tune "Säkkijärven polkka". Furthermore they noticed that mines had been located throughout the Vyborg region. So Finns started to broadcast the upbeat folk song without any pauses in the Vyborg region in September 1941. People thought that the technician of the radio station had lost his mind. However, broadcasting this song on a certain frequency disturbed detonators. "Säkkijärven polkka" was aired until the spring 1942 when the radio mines were thought to have run out of battery power.

    The outdoor area of the museum is very interesting, too. You see 150 meter high radio masts (built in 1927) there. You see also an old water tank area (built in 1909) which serves as a satellite antenna station now. You see also huge parabolic reflectors and you may even test them. Step in front of a mirror and speak gently or whisper toward the center of the parabolic mirror (facing the mirror). So your friend standing next to another mirror can hear you clearly.

    You see also Johannes Ivakko's animal sculptures in the garden of the museum. Johannes Ivakko was a self-taught artist who was born in Karelia in 1914. He settled in Lahti after being evacuated due to the war. Nowadays his concrete sculptures are beautifully mossy.

    It is free to visit this outdoor museum but you have to buy a ticket (or use Finnish Museum Card) if you want to visit the indoor museum. The free outdoor museum has the same opening hours as the indoor museum.

    In summary I can say that there is something for everybody in Radio and TV Museum Mastola.
    Written 16 June 2023
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    The Church of the Cross is designed by the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto. It was built in 1978.

    From outside it is not the prettiest churches in Finland. The building is dominated by a cross design formed by 52 windows and a massive belfry of concrete.

    The beautiful interior has a triangular form which directs the attention towards the altar. The interior has the same vibe as you can feel in the Finlandia House in Helsinki.

    The sculpture Spirit of Freedom by Wäinö Aaltonen stands in the cemetery for the war dead.

    The Lahti International Organ Festival is held here.
    Written 2 December 2018
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    Pikku-Vesijärvi is a large pond connected to Lake Vesijärvi. It is surrounded by a lush park.

    In the Kariniemi Arboretum, surrounding Pikku-Vesijärvi, you can find 45 different tree species to grow.

    There is a small pond where is Lahti Energia's water organ. It is also called the musical fountain of Lahti.
    Written 1 July 2021
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  • Kai V
    Lahti, Finland10 contributions
    Lahti has grown in the last hundred years from a small township to a remarkable summer and winter attraction. The Lahti Historical Museum shows why and when the growth has happened.
    Written 4 January 2017
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,498 contributions
    Lahti Museum of Visual Arts Malva (Lahden visuaalisten taiteiden museo Malva) is a modern multi-storey museum. It was opened in 2022 in Malski Building, which is an old brewery building.

    I could say that this museum is a true modern art museum. They have modern art but the exhibition itself is very modern, too. They even have interactive artworks. In one room you may borrow a tablet and look at the drawings with the screen. In that way virtual scenes unfold in front of you. However, they have changing exhibitions. So activities may vary from time to time.

    Although this is a modern art museum, I actually loved the highest floor most. There they have older art and Finnish design but also interesting historical facts about art, design, sports, war and Finnish companies. You can read texts both in Finnish and in English. So this is a very versatile museum which I can recommend for everybody.

    Travel time from Helsinki to Lahti is only 50-60 minutes by train. So this is a nice one day trip from Helsinki, too.
    Written 16 June 2023
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  • Noora H
    Copenhagen, Denmark108 contributions
    Lanupuisto is a great park with wide roads to walk on and to enjoy the peaceful forests and Lanu's artwork. The stories behind the statues are in both English and Finnish, which our international friends were happy to discover.
    Written 11 February 2020
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  • MackHutton
    Lahti, Finland16 contributions
    This house will be visited from further afield. Cafe / canteen on a flat lunch dining level. Guided tours worth a visit - available in several languages, guides professional. Interiors/exteriors worth seeing ...

    Some of the porters could be more friendly and take their customers into account: indoors, the sound of conversation and the voice of the conversation carries farther than you think - the criticism and other unnecessary buzz of fellow human beings could be left at home ...
    Written 23 April 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
    Lahti City Theatre is one of the biggest theatres in Finland. It is a concrete building completed in 1983.

    The building includes three auditoriums. The main auditorium sits 770 spectators.

    On our visit, there was a musical Sound of Music going. It was an excellent presentation. Although we were sitting in the last row, we had a good view.

    The intermission service worked well and the products were tasty.
    Written 2 December 2018
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