Welcome to the Lake’s End

Järvenpää Church

The construction of Järvenpää Church was completed in 1968. The church was designed by the Finnish architect Erkki Elomaa. The outside is brutal, inside the church is furnished in wood and has 625 seats. It also has a 30-seat chapel. The crucifix on the altar is made of Douglas fir. The four bells of the …

The Art of Pizza

Authentic Napolian pizza @ The Lake’s End! Napoli style pizza is not commonly known in Finland. It might look very similar on the plate, but there are some differences in the production process. In the 2020 gastronomic entheustatic Mr. Tuomas Raejärvi had posted his pizzas in Instagram. These pictures got a lot of attention and …

The Beach Park in Järvenpää

This is the green living room of Lake’s End. You will find it by the Lake Tuusula, next to Lake’s End city centre. In the south it is restricted to Tervanokka beach, and in north to Lake’s End field area. Close to the park you will find a protected area with many nesting bird species. …

Texas yellow rose, Spider, Sun bell

Dear child has many names (an old saying in Finland). This magnificent three piece monumental art is found at the Beach Park. Direct translation for this sculpture is the three chord. There is a small story behind these ’McDonald’s’ like yellow arcs and it is actually connected to Houston Texas USA. Before we get into …

Ainola Home of Jean Sibelius

Jean Sibelius, born 1865. Lived in Lake’s End (Järvenpää, Finland) with his wife Aino. He is recognized as the greatest composer of Finland. Mr. Sibelius moved to this house, which he built, in 1904. He financed the house with concerts in Finland and neighboring countries. It is said that his music was one of the …

Old Village Cape and Mansion

Foundation for Old Village Cape’s Mansion was built by cavalry master Nils Stålhana in the early seventeenth century. At the end of the century the mansion had 10000 square kilometers of land and 20 peasant families, hired labour and 4 supporting ranches who all paid taxes to the mansion. The current main building dates back …

Villa Kokkonen Järvenpää

In the nineteen sixties composer Joonas Kokkonen was offered to build an art home next to Lake Tuusula. He had plans to move to Helsinki, but the city of Järvenpää wanted to keep him around. There is a great history around Lake Tuusula. Many famous artists have lived there since the twentieth century and after. …

Forest view from natural reserve park Lemmenlaakso Jarvenpaa

A window to the valley of love

Yet another travel blog? No and yes. This website is designed for people around the world to experience Finland from a view of a small town, but this town is no ordinary town….. This is my home town Lake’s End (in Finnish Järvenpää). The Tuusula Lake’s area is famous for its cultural history for being …


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