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Tavastia Proper

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Tavastia Proper (Kanta-Häme) is a region in Southern Finland.



Map of Tavastia Proper

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Get in[edit]

The main railroad north from Helsinki goes through Tavastia Proper, so especially from Helsinki or Tampere it is quite easy to get to places like Hämeenlinna and Riihimäki by train; also all buses going northwest from Helsinki travel along Freeway 3 and stop in cities along the way. To reach the western parts of the region, take the bus.

Get around[edit]

Trains of national operator VR are possible to use for travelling inside province.

Matkahuolto has a dense bus network covering most of the province.

Onnibus offers discount bus service by few routes.


  • Häme Castle in Hämeenlinna
  • Tanks at the tank museum in Parola, Hämeenlinna
  • The various museums in the old textile factory of Forssa.


  • Hike in Saari and Torronsuo National Parks in Tammela
  • Take an old-fashioned train trip from Humppila to Jokioinen
  • Walk around in the Aulanko nature park and Ahvenisto ridge area near Hämeenlinna.




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