The 10 Best Things to Do in Tavastia Proper, Finland

March 6, 2018 Kiesha Cripe

Tavastia Proper (Finnish: Kanta-Häme; Swedish: Egentliga Tavastland) is a region (maakunta / landskap) of Finland. It borders to the regions Southwest Finland, Pirkanmaa, Päijänne Tavastia, and Uusimaa.
Restaurants in Tavastia Proper

1. Sibelius Hall

Ankkurikatu 7, Lahti 15140, Finland +358 50 3985809
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4.5 based on 117 reviews

Sibelius Hall

Sibelius Hall is located by the beautiful Lake Vesijarvi. Sibelius Hall is a congress- and concert center that offers diverse services for both consumers and companies. Sibelius Hall was built in 2000 adjacent to an old factory building. The modern wooden architecture is combined with the old industrial history in the most interesting way.

Reviewed By Timo K - Espoo, Finland

I was here in a concert. The music hall is pleasant and you are near the performers. The entrance hall is an interesting mixture of a brick wall and wooden architecture. The coffee and pastries were quite expensive during the break. Free parking.

2. Hame Castle

Kustaa III katu 6 | Helsinki, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland +358 29 5336932
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4 based on 172 reviews

Hame Castle

Häme Castle is one of Finland's medieval royal Castles. It is believed to have been built at the end of the 13th century, following the crusade by Swedish Earl Birger to Häme region. During the Middle Ages the original fortified camp was built into a residential castle for its commandant. In the 18th century a third storey was built and curtain wall buildings partly replaced the original outer walls. The castle and its surroundings were in prison use from 1837 to 1972. The main castle is now presented as a historical monument. The Häme Castle and its redbrick barracks are on the shore of Lake Vanajavesi. The promontary has been a meeting place for centuries, and the walls almost echo the voices from the Middle Ages.

Reviewed By chewie999 - Adelaide

A stopped into Hameenlinna with some Finnish mates to visit this castle. WOW, The castle is like every other castle, but what makes it different is the little interactive activities. They are simple and fun. Plus you fantastic explanations in Finnish and English (from booklet) about each item and room. This was a joy to visit. If you have kids, they will be thoroughly entertained.

3. Parola Tank Museum

Hattulantie 334, Parola 13720, Finland +358 40 7355434
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Parola Tank Museum

Reviewed By Saag77 - Narva-Joesuu, Estonia

As a former officer and a tank lover I was extremely surprised to find such a great collection of rare tanks in Finland. Most of the tanks are pre-war built, so it is extremely to find them in these days. The majority of military vehicles are Soviet and German production lines with a few "hand made" Finnish tanks, which were successful enough also.

4. Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)

Tehtaankatu 23, Riihimaki 11910, Finland +358 19 7584108
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)

The Finnish Glass Museum has operated since 1981 in a former glassworks building converted into a museum designed By Tapio Wirkkala, academic and world-famous Finnish designer. The former glassblowing facility and the third floor of the museum are reserved for temporary Finnish and international Exhibitions of the history and present state of glass and design.

Reviewed By lmsk2014 - Helsinki, Finland

The museum gives an interesting insight on the history of glass-making in Finland - in addition to which it has a huge display of Finnish glass objects from part to present!
In addition to the basic exhibition and collections, there are often good temporary Exhibitions on Finnish glass designers as well as contemporary glass art on display.
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Museo esittelee suomalaisen lasiteollisuuden historiaa kiinnostavalla tavalla. Museon lasiesineiden kokoelma on myös vaikuttava: suomalaista lasia menneisyydestä nykypäiviin asti: niin taidelasia kuin käyttöesineitäkin. Lisäksi vaihtuvia näyttelyitä.

5. The Finnish Railway Museum

Hyvinkaeaenkatu 9, Hyvinkaa 05800, Finland +358 30 725241
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4.5 based on 32 reviews

The Finnish Railway Museum

Reviewed By EijaMaija - Helsinki, Finland

Nicely set large collection of well-preserved locomotives and wagons, including the imperial train of Russian Emperor. Would have been nice to be allowed to enter some of them. My daughter who typically complains about visiting museums was difficult to get out from this one.

6. Jalolautta & SUP Rentals

Poronpoluntie 57 | Pilpala, Loppi 12750, Finland
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5 based on 21 reviews

Jalolautta & SUP Rentals

Jalolautta is a unique sauna boat floating on the most private and serene of Finnish lakes. Come and enjoy sauna on the lake for the day! Jalolautta is located in Loppi in the heart of the Hame lake uplands, about 1 hour drive from Helsinki. SUP boards for rent in Loppi for 20 €/2 h, 30€/3 h, 50 €/day or guided SUP Excursions 35 €/person (appr. 3 h). Loppi is located 1 hour drive from Helsinki. There are plenty of beautiful lakes in the nearby area for SUP paddling. We have 11 SUP-boards and one Red Paddle Ride XL -BIG SUP for 4-8 paddlers for rent. SUP yoga lessons.

Reviewed By Kim F

Unique place for having nice time with friends or business. Floating sauna, lake, hot tub, fireplace, paddle boards, bbq and full outdoor deck did offere d really memorable day & evening. Really worth of visit. Hosts and service - spot on.

Visavuorentie 80, Valkeakoski, Finland +358 3 5436528
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5 based on 18 reviews

Visavuori

VISAVUORI is the museum of the life and works of sculptor Emil Wikstrom (1864-1942)

Reviewed By Hannu H - Helsinki, Finland

There are various kind of art to enjoy. Modern works of contemporary artists in addition to the classic sculptures of Emil Wikström. The drawings of Kari Suomalainen are also interesting. The buildings and their interiors are works of art also. The cafe has got fresh buns and pastries, and pretty good coffee.

8. Church of Hollola

Rantatie 917, Hollola 16710, Finland
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5 based on 19 reviews

Church of Hollola

Reviewed By Kuisti-Panu - Helsinki, Finland

Finland may not be famous for its old buildings, which makes this almost a thousand years old church quite unique sight. Stunning views in the surroundings during summer.

9. Vaaksy Canal

Kanavatie, Asikkala 17320, Finland +358 29 5344152
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Vaaksy Canal

Reviewed By JariJK - Kouvola, Finland

Vääksy Canal Area (Vääksyn kanava) is situated in Vääksy (the main conurbation of Asikkala), only 0.5-1 kilometers from the Highway 24 between Lahti and Padasjoki. It is an ideal resting place for all motorists. There are several nice summer cafeterias, small handicraft shops, green parks, interesting museums (especially the fishing museum in Päijännetalo House), old houses etc. there. I love this place!

10. Vierumaki – Sport Institute of Finland

Urheiluopistontie 400, Vierumaki 19120, Finland +358 10 5777100
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4 based on 22 reviews

Vierumaki – Sport Institute of Finland

Reviewed By polarbearfin - Finland

All sorts of indoor and outdoor activities available. Pretty much should cover every sprting need. Even 2 full golf courses on premises.

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