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Tuusula (Swedish: Tusby) is in Uusimaa. The administrative centre is the urban area of Hyrylä.


Rural landscape of Tuusula

Tuusula is a suburban municipality, around 30 km north of Helsinki, made up of urban areas and villages. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Lake Tuusula (Tusby träsk) was a popular destination for Finnish painters and other artists, who had their homes or summer cottages along the shores of the lake. Some of these have been turned into museums.

Tuusula is a rural municipality with a long history, and formerly included the towns of Kerava and Järvenpää. Since the 1960s, the population has grown significantly along with the rest of the region around the capital. In the last decades, Tuusula has become popular with families moving out from Helsinki to single-family homes in the urban areas and countryside.

Get in[edit]

See Helsinki#Get around for information about HSL public transport fares and tickets.

There are frequent buses from central Helsinki, Vantaa and Kerava to Hyrylä.

The urban area of Jokela has a 1 railway station with local trains from Helsinki and Hyvinkää.

With car from Helsinki and Vantaa, follow highway 45 to get to Hyrylä. From the direction of Hämeenlinna, use highway 3 and turn to this road in the southern outskirts of Hämeenlinna, or to road 139 by Nurmijärvi. From Lahti, use highway 4 until Järvenpää or Kerava.

Get around[edit]

Map of Tuusula

See Helsinki#Get around for information about HSL fares and tickets.

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

By taxi[edit]

See also Uusimaa#By taxi.

  • 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


Halosenniemi, a home museum on the shores of Lake Tuusula
  • 1 Lottamuseo, Rantatie 39, +358 9 2741077. Museum to the female WWII volunteers in supportive roles, such as in military hospitals, canteens and air raid lookouts.
  • 2 Kellokoski Hospital Museum (Kellokosken sairaalamuseo), Vanha valtatie 198, Kellokoski, +358 40 3143474. Founded in 1973, the hospital museum operates in a blue wooden house in the courtyard of Kellokoski Hospital. You can get acquainted with the history of various treatments, the operation of the hospital during the war years and the lives of the patients and staff who influenced the hospital.
  • 3 Anti-aircraft warfare museum (Ilmatorjuntamuseo), Klaavolantie 2. Tu–Su 11–17. The premises of the Helsinki Air Defence Regiment until 2006 has been turned into a museum with guns and other air-defence equipment from WWI until modern times on display. Adults €7, Children €1.
  • 4 Pieni Kotieläintila ja Kahvila Onni, Santavillantie 78, +358 40-546-3070, . A small domestic animal farm with a cafe. €5.
  • 5 Aeroplanes. In the south of the municipality, at the border with Vantaa, there's a popular place for watching and hearing airplanes landing on Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport. Leave freeway 45 at the Korso exit, drive westwards to the Lemminkäinen cement factory. Leave your car by the side of the road and walk up the hill. Here the planes fly almost right above your head before they touch down on the runway.
  • Tuusulan rantatie and Lake Tuusula. The road that goes along the eastern lakeshore (Tuusulan rantatie) is a scenic drive in the summer.
    • The villas around 6 Tuusulanjärvi (Tusby träsk). Tornikallio geodetic marker (Q25453605) on Wikidata in Tuusula and Järvenpää, homes of several persons central to the Finnish culture in the early 20th century.
    • One of these is the 7 Death house of Aleksis Kivi (Aleksis Kiven kuolinmökki). The last home of Aleksis Kivi (1834–1872), one of the most famous writers in Finnish history. He's buried in Tuusula cemetery, at the southern end of the lake.
    • Another is 8 Halosenniemi. The home of the painter Pekka Halonen (1865–1933).



  • 1 Weird Antiques, Hämeentie 18 (along highway 45, about 1 km north of Hyrylä). Fridays and Saturdays. Sells (and displays) Americana from jukeboxes to signs and clothing. The shop and the owners are famous in Finland thanks to the reality show Vintage-valtakunta (Vintage realm).





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