Sailing on lake Vesijärvi ja Päijänne

100-year-old Pavilion The oldest burial sites of Lahti and Hollola date to the Iron Age and were discovered on Myllysaari Island. In the late 19th century, a windmill was built in the centre of the island and survived to the early 20th century. On the island there is a pavilion, which was designed by architect […]

100-year-old Pavilion The oldest burial sites of Lahti and Hollola date to the Iron Age and were discovered on Myllysaari Island. In the late 19th century, a windmill was built in the centre of the island and survived to the early 20th century. On the island there is a pavilion, which was designed by architect Uno Alanko from Lahti. In summer, the building, which represents art noveau-styled wood architecture, is open as a summer restaurant.

Across by boat to Enonsaari Island The picturesque Enonsaari in Enonselkä Basin in front of Lahti is an exciting destination for family trips. In addition to a restaurant and campfire site, there are six camping cabins for rent. The island also features a nice swimming beach, a marked nature path, a shelter and a beach volley field. The island can be reached by scheduled boat trips departing from Lahti or Messilä.

Lovely Kelvenne Kelvenne in the Padasjoki municipality is one of the largest and nicest high islands of Finland. An 8 km long hiking trail runs through the island of Kelvenne and is indicated with blue marks. There are also several campfire sites along the route. The shores of Kelvenne can also be reached by canoe. For canoers, the nearest point of departure is the shore of Päijänne National Park.

Art conquered the shores of Lake Vesijärvi The magnificent waterscapes of Lake Vesijärvi fascinated Jean Sibelius, Juhani Aho and the painter Väinö Hämäläinen, who all spent their summers at the shore of Lake Vesijärvi. Now art has once more taken over Lake Vesijärvi, but this time in a slightly different way. 12 independent pieces of environmental art are positioned on the southern Vesijärvi shores, forming the Vesijärvi Shore Gallery. The aim of the exhibition, which will be partially renewed each year, is to create a work of art in the sensitive coastal landscape. Each year, professionals and students of architecture, design and art will be invited to create the pieces of art.