Lahti has always been a city of innovative and creative people. The industrial city of Lahti has reinvented itself as the leader of environmental businesses and design in Finland. Growing tourism and demand for well-being services, as well as new perspectives on entrepreneurship, have brought us a new willingness to serve our guests in modern way.
Sport has always been a big part of the city’s identity. Due to our exceptional tradition of hosting sporting events, Lahti is used to the international spotlight. To give one example, the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 2017 will be hosted in Lahti for the seventh time – that’s a world record in itself!
Lahti is also known internationally as a cultural hotspot. The Lahti Symphony Orchestra hasgained worldwide acclaim under some of the best conductors in the world. Lahti’s Sibelius Hall constantly ranks among the top 10 music halls in the world. But at the same time, Lahti offers hot new beats and cool verses as the leading hip-hop and urban music town of Finland.
Pure Finnish nature is also part of Lahti’s soul. Where else in the world you can swim in a lake with water almost pure enough to drink less than one kilometre from City Hall and the Market Square? And whenever you hike on Lahti’s high ridges or ski safely during wintertime on a frozen lake, you’ll see that this combination of city and nature is something very special.
Further information: lahti.fi