Lake Tuusula provides the perfect location to experience Finnish Midsummer celebrations. Bonfires and Midsummer dances belong to the traditional Finnish Midsummer’s Eve (Friday, 22nd of June 2018), and we here, at Lake Tuusula, have both! Several bonfires are lit all along the shoreline, and the bands play dance music at several locations.
All locations can be found from the local map.
Why not stay the night at a hotel? Enjoy the celebrations until the early hours, and then enjoy a good night’s sleep and wake up to a delicious breakfast. Your midsummer mini-break couldn't be easier!
The best ways to get here are either by driving or by taking a local train to Järvenpää or Kerava train stations. Non-stop bus tranfers to Vanhakylä Manor. For Gustavelund and Krapi, it is a 40 to 50 minutes’ walk, so you may prefer to pre-book a taxi.
Please note that there is no hop-on hop-off bus operating during Midsummer.
MIDSUMMER 2018 EVENTS:
On Midsummer’s Eve, 22nd of June, Gustavelund celebrates midsummer traditional way. Good food, dance music and the bonfire will be lit.
Gustavelund restaurants will provide an ‘Archipelago-style’ buffet from 11 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. Price: adults 30 €, children 4-12 years 15 €.
Experience the lake by taking a sightseeing boat trip from Gustavelund pier. On midsummer's eve lake cruises depart every hour between the 12 noon and midnight. Tickets are available from Hotel Gustavelund and cost 15 euros per adult and 10 euros per child. Please note that the boat takes only 12 passengers.
For more information:
Hotel Gustavelund, www.gustavelund.fi
90 € per twin room. The rate includes breakfast, morning sauna and the Midsummer Eve's buffet dinner. Reservations by phone +358 9 273 751 or by email: reception (at) gustavelund.fi
Smoke sauna from 2 pm to 7 pm. For both women and men, so bring your swimsuite and own towel.
Those, who wish to celebrate Midsummer by tasting true Finnish flavours, had better make their way to summer restaurant Mankeli. For more information and table reservations, contact Krapi by email (info (at) krapi.fi) or by phone (+358 9 274841).
Join in the fun and come to a traditional Midsummer dance event at the Krapin Paja music venue. Nostalgic Finnish dance music will lure you onto the dance floor from 8 p.m. onwards. Tickets cost 25 Euros and are available from online shop.
At 10 p.m. the Midsummer bonfire will be lit by the lake - all are welcome to join the celebrations!
For more information:
Krapin Paja, www.krapinpaja.fi
Krapi accommodation and restaurants, www.krapi.fi
Onnela Inn invites you to experience traditional Midsummer celebrations suitable for the whole family:
6 pm Raising the flag
6.15 pm Bonfire
Snacks, juice and non-alcoholic drinks are availble near the bonfire.
For more information: www.onnela.com, by phone +358 9 258 821or myynti (at) onnela.com.
Midsummer Celebrations for the whole family take place at Vanhankylä Manor in Järvenpää. The celebrations start at 3 p.m. with a children's event programme including pony riding, a bouncy castle, face painting and games. From 6 p.m. onwards there is also a programme for the grownups.
Midsummer Eve's 23.6. programme
3 pm Fun for children
6 pm Grown up's programme (music, dance..)
8 pm Children's small bonfire
9 pm Midsummer dancing
11 pm Midsummer bonfire
00.30 Time to go home
Non-stop bus transfer from Järvenpää railway station every 30 minutes between 2 pm and 1.30 am. One way bus ticket: 2,5 Euros mobile ticket, 3 Euros from bus.
For more information : www.vanhankylankartano.fi/
Comfortable accommodation for the whole family next to Järvenpää train station. For more information: www.scandichotelsfi
Unique and spacious luxury apartments for rent. You can rent apartments for weekend, week or even longer term period. Apartments suit best the needs of groups between 6-11 people. They are located close to beautiful lakeside and offer wide range of free time activities such as biking/ hiking by the lake side, rowing, fishing, swimming, golf etc. For more information www.pescatorvillas.fi
EXITCENTER.FI is an immersive live escape room game in the centre of Järvenpää. Escape rooms are a new global trend in entertainment, that offer an exciting experience for groups. A different way to have a good time suitable for friends, family, couples and teams. Bookings: www.exitcenter.fi
Krapi's Paja Exit room game:
An art gallery is located in the old kiln. It is owned by a mysterious art patron. You and your friends have only 60 minuts to solve the biggest secret in Lake Tuusula area. This is an escape room game created for Lake Tuusula area. The game is suitable for group of 2 - 6 people. Reservations: myynti (at) krapi.fi.
Map of the area:
The lake Tuusula area map
How to find us:
Travelling to Vanhankylänniemi, Järvenpää
By train to Järvenpää
Local train R Helsinki - Järvenpää train station, every 30 minutes. Timetables: vr.fi
Taxi: Järvenpää taxi station +358 9 1066 4400
On 22nd of June: Non-stop bus tranfers every 30 minutes between Vanhankylä and Järvenpää train station.
Onnela Inn, Krapi and Gustavelund
By train to Kerava
Local trains K, T, R, Z Helsinki - Kerava station. Timetables: vr.fi
Taxi: Kerava taxi + 358 9 1066 4200
Taxis in the area and pre-bookings: Lähitaksi 0100 7300.
The walking distance from Kerava Railway Staion to Gustavelund, Krapi and Onnela Inn is about 4,5 km // 50-60 minutes.
For all travel options, please visit Matka.fi.