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Tiekirkko, Lahti 1. Lahti is a multi-purpose city so it would be interesting and comfortable to visit it at any time of the year. Even in winter, the weather here is very mild and comfortable, optimal for walks and winter entertainment.
2. Besides hotel rooms, you can rent private apartments - this accommodation option would be particularly beneficial for large groups. The most attractive apartments can be found on the lakeshore.
3. Independent tourists are interested in visiting the local farmers market operating on the main square. Here they can buy fresh products at the most attractive prices.
4. The city has its railway station, which regularly receives trains not only from other Finnish towns but also from neighboring countries. Most often, tourists travel to the city by bus.
5. Fans of long walks should bear in mind that there are quite a few free public toilets in Lahti. One of them is located in the harbor area. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. The main form of urban public transport is the bus. A ticket is quite expensive, more than 2 euros, so most tourists prefer to explore the city on foot.
7. Most grocery stores close quite early, Siwa supermarkets accept visitors until 11:00 pm. These chain stores work even on Sunday, while most others are closed on weekends.
Lahti residents have a very friendly, hospitable and calm character. Most of the year, peace and tranquility reigns in the city streets, which can only be disturbed by holidays or noisy … Open
8. Locals are distinguished by a respectful attitude towards nature. Special areas for picnicking and making fires are equipped in the parks and on the shores of the lakes.
9. In the summer, guests of Lahti will have the opportunity to go on a boat trip on the luxurious ship Paijanne. Such a cruise usually lasts 4 hours and is quite inexpensive, the price includes the services of a restaurant and a bar located onboard.
10. The most popular restaurants and cafes are located in the harbor area and largely focused on tourists. If you want to save money, look for restaurants at some distance from the lakeshore.
11. In Lahti, special attention should be paid to products and clothing made from natural wool. In local specialty stores, you can buy them at very attractive prices.
12. The city is famous for fruit and berry cider production. It is available for tasting in all regional restaurants and cafes, and for purchasing in most grocery stores.
13. In Lahti, it is generally accepted to leave a tip in the amount of 10-20% of the bill in restaurants and cafes. In some high-end restaurants, tips are included in the total amount of the bill.
14. In recent years, the city has significantly tightened the rules relating to smoking in public places. Be sure to pay attention to the prohibition signs and clarify the rules established in restaurants.
15. It is not customary for locals to speak loudly and express emotions in public. If you don't want to look ill-mannered, don't forget to keep a low profile in crowded places.
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Finland: travelling advices

11. It is not customary in the country to stop a taxi along the road. They are either booked on the phone or at special car parks.
12. Finnish buses do not stop at every bus stop. While waiting for the bus, you should raise your hand so that the driver does not pass by without stopping.
13. In Finland, it is mandatory to wear reflective elements on clothing that are clearly visible to drivers during the dark hours of the day. Reflectors are also required for livestock.
14. Reserves and national parks are best explored on foot via specially equipped pedestrian routes. … Open
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Travelling to Lahti - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Lahti. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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