Sites: Halosenniemi and Järvenpää Art Museum.
Arriving by train: Take commuter train R or D to Järvenpää railway station. Check the timetables at vr.fi.
At 11.45 take the Visit Lake Tuusula bus from Järvenpää railway station
Arrival at 12.00 at Halosenniemi
Halosenniemi Wilderness Studio
Address: Halosenniementie 4-6, Tuusula.
The national romantic style, log studio of the painter, Pekka Halonen is today an art museum. It was built in 1902. The garden is also worth a visit. There is a museum shop and rowing boats are also for hire from here. Museum cards are accepted.
Summer 2019 exhibition: The House Full of Women
In the summer, Halosenniemi will be filled with women in variable roles: as superb artists and models, inspiring muses, beloved spouses and children, even as seductresses.
Finland had talented female artists in the late 19th century. Besides landscapes and people, the artists depicted everyday chores, children, flowers and compositions. Many paintings portray the ambience, the light or movement delicately and naturally.
Walk along the Rantatie Museum Road: Lotta Museum, Erkkola and Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage. The walking distance is 1,2 km and it takes about 15 minutes; although it might take longer as you are likely to stop to take some snaps of the idyllic Rantatie Museum Road scenes!
Lunch restaurant suggestions:
Summer restaurant Mankeli, Krapi
Address: Rantatie 2, Tuusula
The summer restaurant, Mankeli has both indoor and outdoor dining areas. Lunch is served from 11 am to 2.30 pm. Refreshments and á la Carte dining are available until evening.
Address: Rantatie, Tuusula
The Lotta Canteen is located in the Lotta Museum and it is known for its friendly service and nostalgic atmosphere. Lunch is served from 11 am to 2 pm.
Address: Rantatie 34, Tuusula
Café and sunny outside terrace.
Take the 14.35 (approximate time) Visit Lake Tuusula bus from the Lotta Museum, Onnela Inn, Erkkola & Aleksis Kivi Memorial Cottage or Krapi bus stops
Now there is time for a relaxing, sightseeing tour! The bus will travel via the Anti-Aircraft Museum, Hyrylä bus station, the rural east side of Lake Tuusula and Vanhakylä Manor to the centre of Järvenpää town centre.
At 15.55 arrive at Järvenpää Art Museum
Järvenpää Art Museum
Address: Kirjastokatu 8, Järvenpää, näytä kartalla
Art exhibition summer 2019: Rain Clouds and Sun Rays - Artists' Skies through the Eyes of a Meteorologist
If you are travelling by train, you can return to Järvenpää railway station easily as it is located next to art museum building. Alternatively you can explore the area further by walking to Järvenpää town centre and the Rantapuisto lakeside park. There are many interesting shops and restaurants in the town centre.