The Finlandia Hiihto | 2022
Pure Scandinavian tradition for the largest marathon in the country!
The city of Lahti can be found 100 km to the north of Helsinki. Even today, it is considered a paradise for sports, in particular cross-country skiing and ski jumping. Since 1926, Lahti has welcomed seven world cross-country ski championships. It is exactly in its world famous stadium at the foot of the three legendary ski jumps that the start and the finish of the largest marathon in Finland occurs every winter.
In 2021 they Nordic skiers will compete on the 12th and 13th of February. The first part of the marathon course is the most difficult because the course is the same course used for the cross-country world championships. The second part of the course is flatter (but of course this term is quite subjective), before the race finishes in the stadium surrounded by the three ski jumps. You have the possibility of either a 65 km, 32 km or 20 km classic race on Saturday and a 65 km, 32 km and 20 km skating race on Sunday. Both of the 50 km races count as part of the Worldloppet classification. More than 6,000 skiers will participate in the two courses over the two days.