Lake Tuusula is located only 30 minutes from Helsinki, and 15 minutes from Helsinki-Vantaa airport. The lakeside is attractive and tranquil and it is difficult to believe you are not far from the capital city.
Historical artists’ villas tell you the story of how Finnish culture was created. Several renowned masters of Finnish music, arts and literature lived in this area during the boom of Finnish national culture in the late 19th and early 20th century. The most famous of them was the composer Jean Sibelius, whose home Ainola is open for public.
A short distance from Ainola is painter Pekka Halonen’s national romantic style wilderness studio Halosenniemi, which functions as an art museum. In addition to many historical cultural sights, the area offers museums for those interested in military history. All museums are located within 9 km from each other.
Cycling around Lake Tuusula is a popular activity. Beautiful scenery, historical sights and safe cycle paths entice both locals and visitors alike to cycle the circular 26 km route or the shorter museum road. All local hotels provide bicycles for the guests.
Lake Tuusula provides the perfect location to experience Finnish Midsummer celebrations when bonfires around the lake are lit. In the wintertime, it is often possible to enjoy activities on the ice. You can skate on the longest natural ice track in the Helsinki region. Kick sledges, cross country skis and snowshoes are available for rent from local hotels from January to March, weather conditions permitting. Lakeside saunas including smoke sauna are available for hire.