Lohja – the appletown

The city of Lohja is located 60 kilometres from Helsinki by Lake Lohja, the largest lake in Southern Finland. The lake offers many kinds of recreation: beaches, canoeing and various events along the lake. Most of the accommodation offered in the town is also to be found along the shoreline.

Lohja is very famous for its large apple orchards. The apple girl of the year is elected at the Apple Carnival which takes place in September every year.

The nature in Lohja is spectacular. The soil is rich in lime, which makes it perfect for deciduous trees and beautiful gardens. Drive out to the Lohja Island where you can admire Lohja’s biggest oak, the Paavola oak!

The sports minded can find most sports represented in Lohja.

Get acquainted with the cultural life in Western Uusimaa on the many festivals and events i Lohja. The biggest event is the Old Time Christmas Fair.

In Sammatti Village you can walk in the footsteps of Mr. Elias Lönnrot, the authos of Finland’s national epos, The Kalevala.

Lohja still has a working mine – the Tytyri limestone mine. As this is also a museum you can visit the mine on a guided tour which takes you 100 metres underground into the mine, while men are working 300-400 metres down the mine. In the depths of Tytyri there is also the Tytyri Hall, which can be rented for conferences and private functions.

In the Tytyri Hall there is sometimes a popup restaurant serving dinners. The dinners are very popular and get fully booked in just a short time.

Lohjan Matkailupalvelukeskus

Laurinkatu 50, 08100 Lohja

+358 44 369 1309