Järvenpää is a city of about 40,000 inhabitants, located 40 km north of Helsinki. It is situated at the northern end of Lake Tuusula and it's name translates to "Lake's end"
There are buses (timetables in Finnish only) from Helsinki both along Freeway 45 passing through Tuusula and Freeway 4.
You can drive from Helsinki to Järvenpää in about half an hour.
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 villages around Järvenpää.
You can also rent bicycles from Järvenpää Art Museum.
- Ainola, Ainolankatu (a few km south of the city center), ☏ , ✉ firstname.lastname@example.org. Järvenpää's best known attraction is Ainola, the home of the composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). adults €5.50, students €3, under 16 yrs. €1.
- The shore of Lake Tuusula. Several Finnish 19th century painters such as Eero Järnefelt and Pekka Halonen and author Juhani Aho had their villas along the shore.
- Puistoblues: 29 June – 3 July 2016. A festival in Järvenpää by lake Tuusulanjärvi dedicated to blues music. Several small and larger concerts and performances. (date needs updating)
- Casa Toscana, Asema-aukio, ☏ . Mo-Th 11—22:30, Fr-Sa 11—24. An Italian restaurant.
- Kulmakonditoria, Sibeliuksenkatu 17, ☏ . A café famous for its large cinnamon buns (korvapuusti).
- Cantina Zapata, Mannilantie 44, ☏ (Bar), (Kitchen). A Mexican restaurant and bar.
- [dead link] Star Pizza, Kartanontie 14, ☏ . Mo-Fr 10 - 22, Sa-Su 11 - 22. A pizzeria/kebab place,
- McArthur, Mannilantie 37. Ma - Ti 14 - 24, Ke - Pe 14 - 02, La 12 - 02, Su 12 - 24. A small Irish pub.
|Routes through Järvenpää|
|Rovaniemi ← Lahti ←||N S||→ Kerava → Helsinki|