Inspiring living environment
Diverse, central and accessible
The Lahti region combines city culture with a fascinating natural environment and a wide range of housing options that are available in the city centre, in the city by a lake, in smaller municipal centres and the actual countryside.
The travel time from Helsinki to Lahti is only 48 minutes at its shortest, and the Lahti region offers housing at half the price of housing in Helsinki. Fast travel and short distances from home to work and recreational facilities facilitate everyday life. The region also offers a variety of educational options, which are broadened further by LUT University.
Read more about the municipalities in the Lahti region!
City of more than 120,000 residents
Centre of an economic area with more than 200,000 residents
Affordable housing costs
Average price of housing
Transport hub of Southern Finland, with efficient road and rail networks for commuting in different directions.
Lahti has the most diverse industrial structure among Finland’s major cities and offers interesting job opportunities.
Finland’s youngest university city
As of the end of 2018, LUT University’s official name is
Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology.
Wide range of recreational options
Theatre, music, kiteboarding, motor sports, museums, concerts, skiing, cycling, hiking, football, squash, padel, ice hockey, lacrosse, ballet, horseback riding...
“‘On the train, I realised how quickly you can get to Helsinki from Lahti – just as quickly as from the suburbs of Helsinki or the remote corners of Espoo and Vantaa.’ Saarelma-Paukkala has explored the outdoor recreation networks and local nature sites by walking, skiing, cycling and even travelling by ship. One of her favourite places is Myllysaari, the base of the Lahti Sailing Club, which the couple often head to on foot.”
- Minna Saarelma-Paukkala,
Managing Director of the University of Helsinki Almanac Office