A holiday in Hyvinkää offers culture, sport and peaceful nature tourism
Hyvinkää, situated in the province of Uusimaa, offers much to see and do for tourists of all ages throughout the year. Whether you are interested in an active sporty holiday, a city break or nature tourism, you will find what you want in Hyvinkää and you are certain to enjoy your stay. On your visit to Hyvinkää, you can shop, enjoy the varied offerings of its museums and explore the courtyard atmosphere around the studios of famous Finnish artists. After exploring these interesting sights, you can take a hiking or skiing trip in the beautiful surroundings of Southern Finland, or even go fishing on the Vantaa River and Lake Kytäjärvi.
Inexpensive trips to Hyvinkää are easily arranged, as the city is located on both railway and motorway routes. There are good train connections to the city from various parts of Finland. You can also travel quickly to Hyvinkää from more distant parts of Northern Finland, as Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is only a little over half an hour's drive from the city.
Hyvinkää is a beautiful and cosy small town with a wide range of shopping, museum and restaurant services, ensuring a successful and interesting city break. The city includes, for example, Kauppakeskus Willa, which is one of Finland's largest shopping centres. If you are interested in history, you should definitely visit the Finnish Railway Museum and Hyvinkää City Museum, which presents the cultural history of the region. Art lovers will want to visit Hyvinkää Art Museum, as well as the Humala ja Krapula (Inebriation and Hangover) studio milieu of the famous Finnish artists Tyko Sallinen and Jalmari Ruokokoski, which has a sculpture exhibition in its courtyard.
For active holidaymakers interested in sport and physical activity, Hyvinkää offers the perfect setting for an action-packed holiday at any time of the year. For winter sport lovers, Hyvinkää has several levels of downhill and cross-country skiing opportunities at the Swiss ski resort (Sveitsin hiihtokeskus). During the summer, you will find a wide range of activities in the Hyvinkää area, including golf, fishing, canoeing and rowing in different environments. For example, you can hire a boat on the beautiful Lake Hirvijärvi, about 12.5 miles from the city centre. Hyvinkää offers interesting possibilities for those looking for more specialised activities, such as western riding at the stables of the Swiss Park (Sveitsinpuisto) or curling at Hyvinkää Ice Arena.
The Hyvinkää region also offers a lot of interesting places to explore for travellers interested in hiking and nature. The wilderness forest of Kytäjä-Usmi includes a number of marked recreational and hiking trails in a beautiful landscape formed by lakes, ponds and cliffs. You may also want to take part in a guided wilderness adventure and stay in a traditional kota hut or laavu lean-to, while enjoying the delicacies of the wilderness in beautiful natural surroundings. In the popular Swiss Park nature reserve, you can hike along the trails that traverse the area, exploring ancient shorelines and a ridge area with a wide variety of species.
Hyvinkää offers a wide range of things to do and experience for travellers of all ages throughout the year. Spend an interesting holiday amid the culture, art and history of the city, while enjoying its wide range of opportunities. Challenge yourself to try a new hobby, or just allow the outstanding natural beauty of the Hyvinkää region to steal your heart.