We are now back after an intensive two days in Lahti: a Finnish town located about 100 km from Helsinki. It’s sometimes called Finnish Chicago, because it used to be very industrial and had its fair share of crime. Nowadays the city is most famous for being a town of activities: many famous athletes are originally from there, and all the sport facilities are very good. I really regretted not taking my running shoes with me. Most of the following photos were taken during a walk at the lakes Vesijärvi and Pikku-Vesijärvi.
The main square.
The ski jumping hills are probably the most famous landmark of Lahti. The town is the home of many famous ski jumpers (including Matti Nykänen and Janne Ahonen) and the town has also hosted a number of international competitions and championships.