Tavastia Proper is a historical region located at the very heart of Southern Finland within an hour’s drive from Helsinki, Tampere and Turku. This is a perfect place to get a feel of the real Finland, especially since it is easy to reach from both the Helsinki city centre and airport. A medieval castle, picturesque Finnish nature, lakes, nature parks, cliffs, old railway, historic and contemporary museums, the best golf courses and, naturally, famous local specialities – set your mind on a vacation, which will carry you away.
In Tavastia, everything is a stone’s throw away, which makes it ideal for independent tourism. Moreover, if you choose Tavastia as your destination, you will be near the most interesting places in Southern Finland. Medieval Hämeenlinna will charm you with its rich history, Forssa with its green parks and forests, Riihimäki with glassblowing and industrial traditions, and Janakkala with breathtaking wood paths winding between lakes, moors and cliffs. Your adventure begins!
Discover Tavastia Proper!
Everything here is conveniently close by!
All sorts of interesting things for people of all ages
In the heart of southern Finland
Come and enjoy the Christmas spirit in Tavastia region! Christmastime is filled with sales, charity shows, concerts and Christmas carol events. There is going to be an ice skating rink at the marketplace of [...]
As you stand before nature you can be yourself, just the way you are. Nature doesn’t make demands or ask us for anything, but it has a lot to offer. Its only wish is [...]
During my studies, I specialised in onomastics. It was mind-blowing to realise that the history of place names tells us something about the life in prehistoric times. Any homes that existed a thousand years [...]
from Helsinki, Turku and Tampere
of parks and nature preserves
first mention of Häme Castle
A HOLIDAY OR STOPOVER IN THE HEART OF SOUTHERN FINLAND
Learn more about the three regions of Tavastia, and what they have to offer.