Lake Vesijärvi is part of the Kymijoki water system and empties into southern Lake Päijänne along the Vääksyjoki river and Vääksy Canal. The total area of the lake is 108 km2 and the biggest open lakes are Enonselkä (Lahti), Komonselkä and Laitialanselkä (Hollola) and Kajaanselkä (Asikkala). Lake Vesijärvi has been managed for over thirty years, and nowadays the Lake Vesijärvi Foundation combines public and private resources to secure funding for research, maintenance, and management efforts focusing on Lake Vesijärvi and its catchment area.


1  Lenght 25 km

2  Deepest point 40 m

In summertime a number of cafés and restaurants operate at the Lake Vesijärvi Marina. At the marina you can also find some of the most interesting sights in Lahti: Sibelius Hall and the “Pro Puu” Gallery. Vesijärvi acts as a gateway to Lakeland Finland, and the clear and drinkable southern Lake Päijänne can be reached via Vääksy Canal.

Birds and Flowers

You can find several bird species in the southern Lake Päijänne area depending on month and observation place..

birds and flowers

Birds and Flowers