Author Juhani Aho

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Juhani Aho (1861 – 1921)

uhani Aho was a Finnish author and journalist, who’s also
known as a father of the artists’ community at Lake Tuusula. He and his wife Venny Soldan-Brofelt moved to Ahola in 1897 and thus encouraged fellow artists to move into the area. They are considered to be the founding members of the Lake Tuusula artist community.

Juhani Aho was a down-to-earth writer as he was an enthusiastic fisherman and keen skier. He was the first Finnish author who made a living by writing. His first work Rautatie (Railway) was published 1884 and it is considered to be one of the classics of Finnish literature. Aho was nominated for the Nobel prize in literature twelve times.

Ahola, Juhani Aho’s former residence currently used as a museum, is located near Ainola. Read more about Ahola here.

Photos: Järvenpää Art Museum, Finna / Museovirasto

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The former home museum of Juhani Aho, open to the public in summer.

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Aino and Jean Sibelius’ home museum is located right next to Ahola.

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Juhani Aho often visited Halosenniemi.

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In the Lake Tuusula area, there are many artist homes open to the public and, in addition to this, plenty of museums for many tastes. And all this on the shores of Lake Tuusula, only 8 km long, only 30 km north of Helsinki. So a good reason to stay the night and explore the area better!

Accommodation options, all with modern facilities and most have direct access to the cultural history of the area.

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Would you like a symphony of flavours from the á la Carte menu, summer delicacies on the terrace or a freshly baked cinnamon roll with coffee?

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