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Janakkala[dead link] is a municipality in Tavastia Proper.



Janakkala is a fast-growing rural municipality located around 95 km north of Helsinki and around 16 km southeast of Hämeenlinna. Its two largest urban areas are Turenki, the administrative centre of the municipality, and Tervakoski.

Get in

Turenki railway station

By train


Trains from Helsinki and Hämeenlinna stop at the 1 Turenki railway station.

By bus or car


The most direct connection to the centre of Janakkala from both Helsinki and Hämeenlinna is to travel along Highway 3 (E12).

Get around


Get around by local bus, car, bike, or on foot.

By taxi


See Tavastia Proper#By taxi for information about companies and fares


Saint Lawrence Church
  • 1 Saint Lawrence Church (Pyhän Laurin kirkko), Hakoistentie 345 (in the old church village). The last of Tavastia's medieval stone churches. The church's builder is assumed to be Marshal Åke Tott (1598–1640), who was the master of Häme Castle at that time, although the church was originally inaugurated already in 1520. At the east end of the church, three coats of arms of the Tott family can still be seen.
  • 2 Hakoinen Castle (Hakoisten linnavuori), Hamppulantie 106 (next the Hakoinen Manor). A historical hill fort from the medieval period. The top of the rock is 63 metres (207 ft) above the water level of the near Lake Kernaala.
  • 3 Tervakoski Oy, Vähikkäläntie 1 (in Tervakoski). A paper factory from the 19th century.


  • 1 Puuhamaa, Vähikkäläntie 11 (in Tervakoski). A small amusement park.
  • 2 Mallinkainen Nature Reserve. Recreation area in the immediate vicinity of Lake Mallinkainen, including a beach and hiking trails.






Linnatuuli along the Highway 3 towards Hämeenlinna
  • 4 Neste K Linnatuuli, Helsingintie 1426 (along the Highway 3). 24/7. A filling station and rest stop.




  • 1 Paratiisi Pub, Kauppakuja 1 (in Turenki).
  • 2 Jokki Pub, Tervalantie 1 (in Tervakoski).






Janakkala Main Library in Turenki

Many places of business may have Wi-Fi for customers (although it's usually called "WLAN"); ask the staff for details.

For free wi-fi and internet terminals, check the two municipal libraries: 1 Janakkala Main Library and 2 Tervakoski Library.

Stay safe


In emergencies, 112 (free from all phones). This includes social services, although for non-urgent matters you could contact the social services directly.

Go next

Routes through Janakkala
TampereHämeenlinna  N  S  RiihimäkiHelsinki

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