Lahti is a city of 120,000 residents and a centre for a region of 200,000 people. It has the best of both worlds: the attractiveness, intimate cosiness and originality of a small town, yet the services, efficiency and logistics of a major city.
Lahti occupies an ideal logistic location in the centre of Southern Finland. Lahti is only an hour away from the capital Helsinki region and Helsinki-Vantaa international airport. Once you arrive in the city, everything is within walking distance.
The industrial city of Lahti has reinvented itself as one of the leading event cities in Finland. Winter Sports is a great part of city’s identity. Lahti has hosted FIS Nordic World Ski Championships a world-record seven times. The annual World Cup event, known as the Lahti Ski Games, has been organised since 1923. Lahti Ski Games remain one of the biggest winter-festivals, attracting tens of thousands of spectators from near and far.
Lahti is also known internationally for its environmental and design expertise, alongside high-quality cultural services. Yearly thousands of music lovers beyond genres gather in Lahti Sibelius Hall and other venues, indoor and outdoor.
Our city of Lahti: it’s easy to live here, feel it and experience it. We warmly welcome you to come do it as well!
Lahti Sports Centre is located just 10 minutes walk away from the city center. The competition courses and jumping hills were updated for the Lahti 2017 FIS World Ski Championships. Regarding cross-country events there are several world-class competition courses to choose from.
A compact venue with all cross-country courses easy to access from the Ski Stadium makes Lahti a perfect setting for great atmosphere during ski competitions. Lahti Ski Stadium capacity for World Cup Events is 17’500 and Ski Jumping Stadium ca. 30’000.
Furthermore, Lahti Sports Center offers great facilities to serve the needs of hospitality, entertainment and other spectator services.
UPCOMING EVENTS 2018 IN HOST CITY LAHTI
Finlandia Ski Marathon
Word Ice Sailing Championships
Lahti Ski Games
Jukola Relay Mass Orienteering
Valtteri Bottas Duathlon
There is hotel-standard accommodation available for 1,500 people in the Lahti city centre and some 4,000 beds a maximum of 30 minutes by car from Lahti. The majority of hotels are within walking distance of the Sports Centre and other main venues. The Lahti region is home to two Official Olympic Committee Training Centers with high-class accommodations.
Helsinki and the surrounding areas, which have accommodation facilities for tens of thousands of visitors, are located about one hour away with excellent transport connections.
Lahti region Ltd. is a full-service DMC: services include centralised accommodation services, including hotel allotments, online bookings and payment arrangements. For major events we are able to offer private accommodation and temporary accommodation through the pop-up hotel concept via our partners.
Website address: http://www.lahtiskigames.com
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