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Things to do in Lahti

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Concert Hall
“Sibelius Hall is located by the beautiful Lake Vesijärvi. Hall is a congress- and concert center, a piece of modern wooden architecture, combined with the old industrial history in the most interesting way. Also lunch restaurant.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Local beers, ciders and girls.. and guys of course. Some dancing and sometimes live bands. Also snacks from the bar kitchen. Nice warmed terrace.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Italian Restaurant Mamma Maria is our favourite restaurant in Lahti. It may be crowded during the weekends and happenings but the amazing stuff makes everything to arrange a table for you... The best pizza and pasta in town. Homemade Ice-cream etc. You´ll love it! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
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“Nice, cozy, friendly café in the next building on Hämeenkatu, where you can also get lunch.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Plenty of nice woods for crosscountry skiing. The closest place for downhill skiing in Lahti. It's not the Alps.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Quite a big shopping mall with restaurants and cafes. Only an half an hour from Povitasku ;)”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“This local restaurant offers tasty food with a caribbean/latin american twist. Cozy and relaxed atmosphere to just pop in for a glass of red or strawberry margharita. If you come in with your friend and are in to chimichurri and shrimp, try nr 16 Mixed Skewers for two! Santa Fé also have a great lunch Mon-Fri 11-14 (lunch 10-11 €). www.santafelahti.fi”
  • 3 locals recommend
Recreation Center
“Lahti ski stadion. When games are not held, provides nice grounds for cross-country skiing and jogging. Also an open air swimming pool during the summer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“A department store. Groceries and Alko (The government's alcoholic beverage retailing monopoly to keep us less drunk) downstairs.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Omat olut- ja whiskymerkit ja loistavat ruoka-annokset. Vähän parempi paikka.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy a hint of nostalgia at the exhibition of ski sports - Sense of Skiing. At the fun activity department you can try for example the famous ski jump simulator or biathlon shooting.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Upeat maisemat vesijärvelle. Satamassa todella idyllinen kahvila vanhassa juna-asemarakennuksessa auki myös talvella. Alueella myös pro puu-keskus.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
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  • 5 locals recommend
Playground
“Ilmainen ja iso puisto jossa tekemistä taaperoista alkaen. Yli-Marolan vieressä.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Legendary, oldest, alternative bar/club in Loviisankatu, with another bar, Tirra, right upstrairs. Live music, gigs, DJ nights.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Every day buffet served at lunch time. Tasty salmon soup, pizza and drinks. Tour skate rental. Beautiful view on lakeside next to the city.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Local beers, ciders and girls.. and guys of course. Some dancing and sometimes live bands. Also snacks from the bar kitchen. Nice warmed terrace.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Italian Restaurant Mamma Maria is our favourite restaurant in Lahti. It may be crowded during the weekends and happenings but the amazing stuff makes everything to arrange a table for you... The best pizza and pasta in town. Homemade Ice-cream etc. You´ll love it! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This local restaurant offers tasty food with a caribbean/latin american twist. Cozy and relaxed atmosphere to just pop in for a glass of red or strawberry margharita. If you come in with your friend and are in to chimichurri and shrimp, try nr 16 Mixed Skewers for two! Santa Fé also have a great lunch Mon-Fri 11-14 (lunch 10-11 €). www.santafelahti.fi”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Omat olut- ja whiskymerkit ja loistavat ruoka-annokset. Vähän parempi paikka.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scandinavian Restaurant
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy a hint of nostalgia at the exhibition of ski sports - Sense of Skiing. At the fun activity department you can try for example the famous ski jump simulator or biathlon shooting.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Every day buffet served at lunch time. Tasty salmon soup, pizza and drinks. Tour skate rental. Beautiful view on lakeside next to the city.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bistro
“Excellent selection of wines. Cozy place to meet friends and enjoy fine bistro food.”
  • 6 locals recommend

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