Walking tour in Lahti region - Magnificent landscapes shaped by the Ice Age
1. Experience the unending beauty of Finnish nature in Lahti Region 2. Enjoy shady forests and traditional Finnish countryside, ponds and small rivers during several nature walks 3. On the way you can taste some of the local, nature specialties depending on season: wild herbs, berries, mushrooms... 4. Explore the Päijänne National Park during an optional cycling tour 5. Spend 2 nights in wilderness cabin and try traditional Finnish lakeside sauna
Join us to experience the unending beauty of Finnish nature. Nature walks include —shady forests and traditional Finnish countryside, ponds and small rivers. On the way, we will sample some of the local specialties depending on season: wild herbs, berries, mushrooms...
Day 1: Walking through a fairy tale-like bruce forest 9.00 am transfer from Lahti to Vuolenkoski village. At 10.00 am depart from Vuolenkoski village towards town of Heinola. The terrain varies from paths to forest roads through spruce forest and lichen covered rocks, groves and heathlands. Picnic lunch around open fire, arrival to Heinola about 4.00 pm. Accommodation in double rooms at Spa Hotel Kumpeli. Free time, possibility to enjoy the Spa and independent dinner.
17 km, rated medium
Day 2: Hills and forest ponds & optional cycling tour - Päijänne National Park and Finland’s most scenic route After breakfast, at 9.00 am, it is time to head to Vierumäki resort through forest and lake landscapes. Snack on the way and arrival to Vierumäki about 1.00 pm. Late lunch. After lunch, transfer to Vääksy village. Accommodation in double rooms in Hotel Tallukka. Later in the afternoon, optional cycling tour to Päijänne National Park via the most scenic route in Finland. Return back to the hotel about 7.00 pm. Free evening and independent dinner.
12 km, rated medium (walking)
35 km, easy (cycling tour)
Day 3: Through Finnish countryside to murmuring forest brooks Today’s hiking takes us to Evo Hiking Area via Aurinko-Ilves connection trail. The excursion stars from charming Kurhila village. When approaching to Evo, the murmuring forest brooks create a lovely backdrop for the walk. Picnic lunch on the way. Accommodation in wilderness cabin & dinner.
19 km, rated medium
Day 4: Hiking at Evo combined with wild herbs, mushroom and berry picking After breakfast, whole day hiking at Evo through fine forests and lakeshores (route will be decided together with the group and guide). Picnic lunch around open fire and return back to the cabin. Free evening and possibility to try traditional Finnish lakeside sauna & dinner.
10-15 km, rated easy / medium
Day 5: Hiking to Lake Tarusjärvi and transfer to Lahti After breakfast, hiking along beautiful trails of Evo to Lake Tarusjärvi. Picnic lunch on the way. Transfer to Lahti.
About 12 km, rated easy/medium.
Accommodation: During your walking tour you are accommodated two nights in standard hotel rooms and two nights in wilderness cabin.
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
Group size: min. 4 persons, max. 6 persons
Bookings: At least four weeks’ prior departure. The tours will be carried out if min. 4 persons in a group
Guiding language: English
Optional: Self-guided or guided cycling tour to Päijänne National Park via Pulkkilanharju, the most scenic route in Finland
Please notify: The clients should have own travel insurance, proper outdoor clothing and shoes
Previous experience is required
We reserve the right to change the daily routes depending on weather conditions
Price, departures, general information and bookings:
Transfers and needed luggage transfers mentioned in the program
Accommodation in double rooms with breakfast for two nights and two nights in a wilderness cabin
4 x picnic lunch
1 x lunch
5 x snack
2 x dinner
English speaking guiding during the whole trip
Excludes and extra services:
Single supplement 82 € / 2 nights (Spa Hotel Kumpeli and Hotel Tallukka)
Rate for 2018:
1535 €/ person
*Kindly contact the tour provider with regards commission! Season for 2018:
Availability: 19.-23.5.2018 and 25.-29.8.2018
Information & bookings: Ms Anu Huusko, email@example.com Lahti Region Ltd Salpausselänkatu 7 15110 Lahti Tel. +358 (0)207 281 760 firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage: http://visitlahti.fi/en
We hold the right to make adjustments and ask you to kindly reconfirm the specific itinerary and pricing directly with the tour provider.
Getting there: You can easily reach Lahti Region, which is less than an hour from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport: The Ring Rail Line: The Ring Rail Line links long-distance rail travel with air transport, and brings an easy connection to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport from all of Finland. The train takes about 50 min from the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to Lahti: check timetables here
Airport coach: The coach from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport leaves once an hour and the journey only takes about an hour. Please check the timetables on the Matkahuolto(eng)
Car: The Lahti region is easy to reach from any direction: From the south, take highway 4 that merges into the E75 motorway. E75 continues past Lahti towards Jyväskylä. From the north, take the E75 motorway towards Lahti. For the scenic route through the pleasant landscapes of Padasjoki and Asikkala, choose highway 24. When arriving from the east, take highway 12 to the City of Lahti; after Lahti, the highway continues towards Tampere. From the west, take highway 12, which is called Hämeenlinnantie in the Lahti region. The highway passes through the city and towards Kouvola.
Commuter and regional trains: Commuter train Z from Helsinki arrives in Lahti once an hour. The journey from Helsinki takes one hour. There are regional trains (marked with an H) from Lahti in the directions of Riihimäki and Helsinki as well as Kouvola and Kotka. Regional trains stop at most of the intermediate stations. The intermediate stations and halts on the line from Helsinki via Riihimäki to Lahti are Järvelä, Lappila and Herrala, and on the line from Lahti to Kouvola, regional trains stop in Villähde, Nastola and Uusikylä. Long-distance trains: All long-distance passenger trains, including trains to St Petersburg and Moscow, stop in Lahti. You can reach St Petersburg in 2 hours 45 minutes by the Allegro train. The railway station and the new bus station (completed in 2016) are now located in the same place; together they are called the ‘Traveling Centre’. From the traveling centre you can take a bus to continue your journey.
Traveling times with Train: From Helsinki-Vantaa airport 50 min Helsinki 48 min Tampere 1 h 48 min St. Petersburg 2 h 45 min
Bus: Lahti is at the centre of an extensive public transport network that covers the Helsinki region as well as the rest of Finland. Lahti traveling centre is in the transport hub of the city centre next to the existing railway station. For timetables and connections, you can check on the Matkahuolto.