Aleksis Kivi memorial cottage

Address: Rantatie, Tuusula
Phone: +358 9 8718 3465, +358 9 8718 3469

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Aleksis Kivi memorial cottage

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 modest cottage, where Aleksis Kivi died, reminds us what the Tuusula Lake Road looked like 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 accessible via museum road Rantatie.

Summer 2021

Aleksis Kivi memorial cottage is open with free entrance (voluntary entrances fees are welcome).

Opening hours: Closed for now at least until April 30th due to the acceleration phase of COVID-19.
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 2021
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.

Guidance by appointment

Service languages
Finnish, Swedish, English

Entrance fee by cash (free entrance with Erkkola ticket)
Adults 6 €
Pensioners, students 4 €
Children (7-16 years), unemployed 2 €
Free admission with a Museum card

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