Top Choice Museum in Lahti


A history of skis includes excavated examples from 2000 years ago. The fun starts in the next room: frustrate yourself on the ski-jump simulator, then try the biathlon: skiing on Velcro before nailing five bulls-eye…
Museum in Lahti

Lahden Historiallinen Museo

Lahti’s historical museum is in a beautiful old manor house by the bus station. Changing exhibitions illustrate aspects of Lahti’s history, while the middle floor is mostly devoted to the collection of former diplom…
Museum in Lahti

Radio- Ja Tv-Museo

This radio and television museum, on a hill by the radio mast just south of the town centre, has an interesting history of those appliances in the basement. The entrance level has a feast of interactive exhibits. So…
Church in Lahti


This striking church was designed by Alvar Aalto and finished in 1978. The brick exterior and concrete steeple give little clue as to the interior, a white and airy triangular space with wooden benches echoing the o…
Architecture in Lahti


By the harbour on Vesijärvi, this spectacular concert hall in glass and wood is the home of the top-notch Lahti Symphony Orchestra, which is responsible for some of the best Sibelius recordings of recent years (ther…
Viewpoint in Lahti

Ski-jump Observation Terrace

In summer you can take a chairlift up to this observation terrace at the top of the ski jumps at the Lahden Urheilukeskus; great if there’s someone practising, and good for the views in any event.
Sports Centre in Lahti

Lahden Urheilukeskus

At Lahti’s Sports Centre, a 10-minute walk west of town, things are dominated by three imposing ski jumps, the biggest standing 73m high and stretching 116m. You’ll often see high-level jumpers training in summer. T…