In August 2023, the Ironman 70.3 World Championship will take place in Finland - be a part of it and experience the Finnish hospitality as well as the incomparable nature of the region first hand!
The city of Lahti, located about 100km north of Helsinki, offers numerous sights and, in addition to hosting the famous ski jumping series, has been the talk of the town since 2022 as the location of the IM 70.3 World Championship 2023. In August, the average temperature is 10-20 degrees. The official languages are Finnish and Swedish, but the population also speaks very good English. In addition to Finnish vocabulary, you can also use your English skills to get into conversation quickly. By the way, Finnish people are always on first-name terms, so it is no wonder that they are said to be very friendly, hospitable and talkative!
If you are a nature lover, you will get your money's worth here! Lahti lies on the shores of Lake Vesijärvi and is thus a prime example of the charming Finnish towns in the land of thousand lakes. In addition to numerous water protection areas and hiking areas, the Päijänne National Park is located very close to the city: with its numerous islands and lakes, it extends over a total of 14 km². Enough space to recharge your batteries for the upcoming race or after a successful start! For days and evenings when you feel more like socialising than slowing down in Finnish nature, Lahti harbour will be your place to be. Here, cosy cafés, restaurants and shopping opportunities in the nearby shopping centre and the city centre invite you to linger. The view of the water speaks for itself - especially by the beautiful evening lighting!
During race week, we will make sure that you can fully concentrate on your competition. If you are interested in extending your stay and would like to explore the area with a camper van after the World Championships, for example, we will be happy to help and support you in your planning.
You want to be part of the 70.3 World Championships 2023 and have already mentally packed your bags? Then fill out a travel request and we will send you a non-binding offer.
Nähdään pian, odotamme innolla! (See you soon, we are looking forward to seeing you!)
|Date||26th & 27th of August 2023|
|Distance||Half Ironman (1,9km - 90km - 21km)|
|Registration||by qualification only|
Our team is at your side to take care of all your worries, big and small. From the booking to the journey itself and a potential round trip afterwards! We know what it is like when a big race is coming up, because we were and still are athletes ourselves. Our multilingual tour guide knows Lahti from several trips and will answer your questions. This way, the days before the race are as relaxed as possible and the holiday can begin immediately afterwards!
Flights No matter from which airport, which flight class or with what luggage you want to travel: tell us your flight preferences and we will find the right one for you. We know all about the different airline's checked baggage policy regarding bike transport and will also take them into account when selecting the best Flights connections.
Our race hotels are centrally located in Lahti. The GreenStar Hotel and the Kauppahotel are ideal for race week. Which of the two should it be? You can find an overview of our accommodation here.
Would you like to explore the surrounding area on your own? We will arrange the appropriate vehicle type with a complete insurance package at attractive conditions.
No matter how much luggage you are travelling with and at what time of day or night you arrive at the airport: we are there for you and will take care of your transfer.
HHT - connecting people since 1987. We offer excursions and events together with the whole travel group during all our trips.
During our trip, we will explore the area and test the race course together.
We will attend the race briefing for you and emphasise the most important points. Should there still be specific questions remaining unanswered after that, we will use our 30 year-old network and ask the race direction directly!