Welcome to Lahti - and be inspired!
The Lahti region is part of the Helsinki metropolitan area. Located in the heart of Southern Finland, the Lahti region is within a two-hour reach of roughly half of the Finnish population.
Lahti has the honour of being one of the five urban centres forming the 2012 World Design Capital, along with Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. The city provides a point of contact for industrial designers, consumers and design products. Design in Lahti is a source of wellbeing and competitive advantage, enabling constant social, cultural and economic improvement in the region´s living environment.
The Lahti region boasts diverse opportunities for recreational activities, from every type of cultural fare to world-class sports facilities and events. The beautiful and varied natural environment, sprinkled with magnificent ridges and glistening waterways, is accessible to all its residents. Lahti Harbour has become a lively hub of inland passenger traffic, a meeting place for city residents and the location of many thrilling events.