Lohja – a cosy lake town in South Coast Finland
Lohja is a beautiful region in the midst of unspoiled, true Finnish nature, only a one-hour drive west from Helsinki. Enjoy the peacefulness of Lake Lohjanjärvi, the largest lake in Southern Finland. Be amazed by the same landscape, lakes, and forests that inspired the creator of the Finnish national epic, The Kalevala. Explore the myths and mythology of the Kalevala and learn healing methods from the old Finnish way of life.
Lohja is a traditional region with well-established roots. At the heart of the cosy town is the 500-year old church site where people gathered and traded long before the church was built. Later fine manors and industrial plants were erected, helping Lohja grow even bigger and more prosperous. Municipal mergers have enriched the Lohja area with new and charming villages, fertile countryside, and beautiful cultural landscapes. The area’s unique specialty are apples and the many sweet delicacies made from them. In Lohja region there are more than 200 000 apple trees which ripen during August–September and, of course, charming hanami – flowers in May.
What is the enchantment of the lake and forests? It is a moment spent with loved ones in the peace of your own cottage, hiking in the lush groves of the shores of Lake Lohjanjärvi or skating on the ice of a frozen lake in winter. The enchantment of the lake is relaxing by the water, sunny summer events and local delicacies on the terrace of the summer café.