Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage

Aleksis Kivi memorial cottage

Address: Rantatie, Tuusula

Telephone: +358 9 8718 3465, +358 9 8718 3469

Email: erkkola(at)



Aleksis KivI memorial cottage is open from 2.6. onwards with free entrance (voluntary entrances fees are welcome). Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday 11 - 18. 

Due to the small size, the cottage can be accessed by only one person / one group at the same time. 


Opening hours 2020
2.5.–31.8. Tue-Sun at 11–18
1.9.–10.10. Sat-Sun at 12–17
Other times during May - October by agreement only.

Entrance fee by cash (free entrance with Erkkola ticket)
Adults 2 €
Children (7–17 years) 1 €

Guidance by appointment

tel. +358 40 314 3471 or +358 40 314 3465
Email: erkkola(a)

Service languages
Finnish, Swedish, English 


A significant Finnish national monument in which the Finnish national writer Aleksis Kivi spent his last months in the care of his brother’s family. This very modesst cottage, where Aleksis Kivi died, reminds us what the Tuusula Lake Road looked before the famous villa habitation and artists’ community. Close by is a beautiful Fjällbo park by the lake, Erkkola Artist Villa and Lotta Museum.

Read more about the author Aleksis Kivi here

How to arrive at Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage?

By Visit Lake Tuusula Bus
By bus: Get directions using HSL Journey Planner
Bus stop (Krapi) 500 metres / 6 minutes walk from Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage.

Within a short walking distance:

Within a short walking distance from Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage are several other places of interest:

Artist Villa Erkkola 2 minutes
Fjällbo Park 2 minutes
Lotta Museum and Lotta Canteen 5 minutes
Halosenniemi  Museum 20 minutes

all above accessable via museum road Rantatie. 





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