How to get here

Lake Tuusula is the epitome of Finnish serenity, and only half an hour’s drive from the centre of Helsinki and 15 minutes from the international Helsinki Airport. Here, Finnish nature with its beautiful lake scenery radiates the elemental energy of Finnish culture. Several renowned masters of Finnish literature, music, and other arts lived and worked in these surroundings during the boom of Finnish national culture in the late 19th and early 20th century, the most famous of them being the composer Jean Sibelius. Nowadays Tuusulanjärvi lake region is a home to a vibrant cultural scene and inspiring events of many flavours.

The lake Tuusulanjärvi is surrounded by two municipalities, Järvenpää and Tuusula. The area’s delightful restaurants and peaceful accommodation facilities are worth a visit.

From Helsinki Airport

By public transport

Take a commuter train from the airport (train P) to the Tikkurila railway station, and continue by taking commuter train R or D toward Riihimäki. Get off the train in Järvenpää. There is a train about every half hour. R trains stop also in ”Ainola” station, which is within a 1 km walk of Ainola and Ahola, and a 2 km walk of Kallio-Kuninkala.

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By car

When you are on the airport exit road, take the Tuusula ramp to the ring road Ilmakehä, turn left onto Junkersintie, and drive up the highway Tuusulanväylä toward Tuusula.

From Helsinki

By public transport

Take train R or D toward Riihimäki. Get off the train in Järvenpää. There is a train about every half hour. The train also stops in ”Ainola” station, which is within a 1 km walk of Ainola and Ahola, and a 2 km walk of Kallio-Kuninkala.

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By car

Highway E75, take the ramp no. 10, direction Järvenpää and turn left onto the route no. 145 (Poikkitie), direction Tuusula and you’ll find your way to Ainola and Lake Tuusula area.

Visit Lake Tuusula hop on hop off bus

Welcome to the Visit Lake Tuusula hop on hop off bus, which takes you to the top sights in the Lake Tuusula area. The route has been carefully chosen and it will take you to all the museums and hotels in the area. There are 21 stops along the route which have been clearly marked with ’Visit Lake Tuusula Bus’. Your ticket is valid for the whole day and you can hop on and off as often as you like. The whole tour takes 1,5 hours. The bus has free Wi-Fi.

Service operates: TBA for 2021 season

Day ticket fare: 5 Euros per person

Free of charge for:
– children under 16 years travelling with an adult
Museum Card holders (weekly or annual) .

Tickets are sold by the driver and you can pay by cash or card.

Please note that if you arrive to Järvenpää Railway Station, your nearest bus stop is at Scandic Hotel (next to the railway station building)!

More information at the Visit Lake Tuusula page.


The culturally significant Tuusulanjärvi lake area offers accommodation close to nature, a roughly 30-minute drive from Helsinki and 15 minutes from Helsinki Airport. The accommodation facilities are modern but are still respectful of the area’s rich cultural history.

Härmän Rati Inn
Majatalo Onnela
Scandic Hotel Järvenpää
Vanhankylän kartano
Villa Tammikko


The Tuusulanjärvi area hosts many types of museums that present art, culture, and history. Several artists, including painters, writers, and composers, lived and worked in the area surrounding the lake, which makes Rantatie, the road along the shore of the lake, one of a kind in Finland.

The worlds of the artists of the golden age of Finnish art are brought to life at museum sites that take the visitor back to the heyday of the Finnish National Romantic era. The museums in the Tuusulanjärvi area provide an extensive picture of Finnish history during times of peace and war alike.

Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage
Järvenpään Art Museum
Kasarmi Art Centre
Lotta Museum


The lake and the surrounding area offer great opportunities for both summer and winter activities. One popular way to take in the scenery is to cycle around the lake. In addition, the lake is ideal for fishing and rowing, paddling, sailing, ice-skating, and skiing – and a cooling dip on a hot summer’s day.

More information from the Visit Lake Tuusula website, which offers information on current and future events by Lake Tuusula, along with the significant sights that always await in both towns. Please have a visit when planning your trip to Our Festival and the lively Tuusulanjärvi lake region.