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Järvenpää (Swedish: Träskända) is a city in Uusimaa. The main attraction is the lake, at the shores of which much of independent Finland's identity was formed, by writers, artists and musicians.


Järvenpää is a city of about 45,000 inhabitants (2021) that is 40 km north of Helsinki. It is at the northern end of Lake Tuusula, and its name translates to "Lake's end."

Get in[edit]

Map of Järvenpää

By train[edit]

You can reach Järvenpää by local trains from Helsinki and Vantaa.

The R-train stops aproximently every 30 min (for same way)

There are four stations:
Station location Trains
Järvenpää This is the main station R
Ainola This station is closer to Helsinki R and T
Saunakallio This staion is to the north on the same track as Ainola and Järvenpää R
Haarajoki This station is on a different track than the other three linked to Kerava Z

If you are interested to know where your train is, you can visit the VR website.

By bus[edit]

There are buses (timetables in Finnish only) from Helsinki both along Freeway 45 passing through Tuusula and Freeway 4.

By car[edit]

You can drive from Helsinki to Järvenpää in about half an hour.

Get around[edit]

Järvenpää isn't very large so you can get around by foot. There are also a couple of local bus lines, (site in Finnish only) should you need to go to the suburbs or villages around Järvenpää. There is a route planner for local transport trips.

The service traffic is intended for everyone travelling in Järvenpää, but especially for the elderly and people with reduced mobility. The service buses are 22-seater low-floor buses that can be reached easily by wheelchair.

You can also rent bicycles from Järvenpää Art Museum – or borrow: the fee is included in the ticket price.

By scooter[edit]

See also: Finland#By motorised scooter

You can rent electric kick scooters for use in the centre from Finnish Swup.

By taxi[edit]

See Uusimaa#By_taxi for information about companies and fares

  • Petax. Smart phone app offers address based routing and calculates price according to them. Daytime M–Sa €4.00/1.00/km+0.90/min, nights and holidays €7.90+1.05/km+0.99/min; prebooking €7/14; the lower km and prebooking fees for 1–4 persons.
  • Smartphone apps: Valopilkku, 02 Taksi


Järvenpää seen across the lake from Halosenniemi peninsula
  • 1 Ainola, Ainolankatu (a few km south of the city centre), +358 9 287-322, . Järvenpää's best known attraction is Ainola, the home of the composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). adults €15, students €8, under 16 yr €4. Ainola (Q151782) on Wikidata Ainola on Wikipedia
  • The shore of Lake Tuusula (Tusby träsk). Several Finnish 19th-century painters such as Eero Järnefelt and Pekka Halonen, and the contemporary author Juhani Aho, had their villas along the shore.



  • Puistoblues: . A festival in Järvenpää by Lake Tuusulanjärvi dedicated to blues music. Several small and larger concerts and performances. Mid-August. (date needs fixing)




  • McArthur, Mannilantie 37. M Tu 14:00–24:00, W–F 14:00–02:00, Sa 12:00–02:00, Su 12:00–24:00. A small Irish pub.


  • 1 Hotelli Sointu, Asema-aukio, +358 10-200-7302, . customer service reachable by phone 24/7. Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Newly renovated with Scandinavian interior, replaced old scandic hotel which was in the same building.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Järvenpää
Lahti ← Mäntsälä ←  N Tabliczka E75.svg S  KeravaHelsinki

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