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Guided Theme Tour: The Salpausselkä Ridge – The Spring of Life

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The Salpausselkä Ridge is a versatile environment to explore. You can find art, battle field, springs, pot holes, sport and cafes.

Salpausselkä Ridge and Lake Vesijärvi are shaped by Ice Age and you can still see the impact of natures most powerful forces in them. Early settlers has been living in the area more than 10.000 years.

The Lahti Sports Centre is located in a beautiful natural setting and you can go up to the ski jumping tower to see the view over the whole city. The Sports Centre is the heart of the sport activities and the winter sport tradition has continued over 100 year in Lahti. In the same area where people are now hiking, was a battle field one hundred years ago and you can walk on those trenches even today.

Come to the walking tour and get to know unique environment and listen how Ice Age is still effecting us and what kind of future is lying ahead of us. Do we have the next Unesco Global Geopark here?

This tour is possible to arrange as a bus tour and a walking tour.
Bus tour 1,5-2 hours, walking tour 1-2 hours
Price: 62 €/person (summer season), 84 €/person (winter season)
Bus/vehicle is not included in price
Group size: walking tour 8-15 persons (smaller groups by request)
Availibility: by request year around, booking at least 2 weeks earlier
Clothing: suitable shoes for walking, outdoor clothes depending on the weather.
Please notify: Tours include stairs and moderate climbing. The walking tour might vary depending on snow conditions and/or ski games arrangements.
Tour operators: please contact the supplier regards of commision

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More information

  • Phone number
    +358 (0)50 3757 334
  • Contact person name
    Päivi Oksanen / Jokimaan Paroni
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Nearby accommodations

Hostels and other lodging

Capitano | AVANO OY

Distance: 2.3 km
Capitano's modern 5th-floor one bedroom apartment is in the Ruoriniemi district of Lahti, just 50 meters from Lake Vesijärvi. It has a fully equipped kitchen, a sauna and a balcony with lake views.

Scandic Lahti

Distance: 1.5 km
Scandic Lahti offers a refreshing alternative along excellent transportation connections close to the railway station, just walking distance away from the city center's services.

Messiläntupa | Jarvin Oy

Distance: 5 km
Cozy roundlog cottages in Messilä holiday village offer fun things to do for the whole family year around!