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Lapinjärvi (Swedish: Lappträsk) is a municipality in Uusimaa.


The village of Lapinjärvi
Lake Lapinjärvi

Lapinjärvi is a small rural municipality that is 94 km north-east of Helsinki, by the shores of the lake Lapinjärvi.

Get in


Highway 6 leads to Lapinjärvi from Helsinki and Kouvola. From the neighbouring town of Loviisa, the most direct route to Lapinjärvi is along Regional Road 176.

By bus


For coach timetables, see Matkahuolto.

By taxi

  • Smartphone apps: Valopilkku, 02 Taksi

Get around


The centre of Lapinjärvi is relatively small, so all essential services can be found just a short walk away.

The village Porlammi is some 10 km to the north-west, Harsböle some 10 km to the south and Pukaro some 7 km to the north-northeast.


The Brofogdas house
  • 1 Lapinjärvi Church (Lapinjärven kirkko), Sibbeksentie 1. The church area consists of two wooden churches: a small church dedicated to the Finnish-speaking congregation completed in 1744 and a large church dedicated to the Swedish-speaking congregation completed in 1746.
  • 2 Brofogdas, Lukkarinpolku 5. The 18th-century lieutenant's residence known as boställe, which is a farm owned by the crown and given to an official as a residence. Today, this oldest existing house of Lapinjärvi serves as a museum building.
  • 3 Tornikallio (Lapinjärvi). One of the points on the world heritage listed Struve Geodetic Arc. From the Porlammi–Myrskylä road follow the signs to the parking lot, then it's first 200 m backtracking along the road and about 400 m of hiking uphill; probably not a good idea in the winter. There are nice views over Lake Pyhäjärvi, although at the point where the UNESCO marker is, it is mostly obstructed by pines. Tornikallio is 98 m ASL. Tornikallio geodetic marker (Q25453605) on Wikidata


  • 1 Church Village Beach (Kirkonkylän uimaranta), Rantatie (on the shores of Lake Lapinjärvi).


  • 1 Sale Lapinjärvi, Lapinjärventie 23. M–Sa 08:00–21:00, Su 09:00–19:00. A grocery store.


  • 1 Menopaussi, Kantatie 3 (between Hotel Hanhi and the Highway 6), +358 41 502 2582. M–F 07:00–15:00. A lunch-café restaurant.
  • 2 Pizza Carneval, Lapinjärventie 1, +358 19 610-500. M–Th 10:00–21:00, F–Sa 10:00–22:00, Su 11:00–21:00. A kebab pizzeria.




  • 1 Hotel Hanhi, Kantatie 2 (just west of the parish village, by the shore; drive along Kantatie, which runs in parallel to the current highway), +358 19 610 870, . A hotel including 25 cosy hotel rooms, 9 well equipped cottages with sauna by the lake, and a bar for max 200 persons. Single room €50/night, double €60/night, triple €80/night and quadruple €95/night.





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 library: 1 Lapinjärvi Main Library, Klockarstigen 5 D, +358 50-313-8631, ..

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.

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