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Janakkala Destination Guide

Delve into Janakkala in Finland!

Janakkala in the region of Province of Southern Finland with it's 15,698 residents is located in Finland - some 52 mi (or 83 km) North of Helsinki, the country's capital.

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Current time in Janakkala is now 06:57 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Helsinki" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Riga, Pskov, Tartu, Tallinn, Turku or Espoo. While being here, make sure to check out Virala, Turenki, Napiala, Melkkola, Konttila and Harviala as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Two Pendolino trains passing Hämeenlinn...

01:03 min ( July 04, 2012 by LegoAir)
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Two VR Finnish Pendolino trains (3 units) passing Hämeenlinna railway station very slowly during a beautiful and sunny summer day. The 2-unit Pendolino was northbound towards Tampere, and the 1-unit ...

Black woodpecker at work (Palokärki)

00:57 min ( November 09, 2010 by herrapusikko)
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All woodpeckers are hard workers, but black woodpecker has an exceptional work ethic. This fellow just hammered trees and it didn't much care about my presence. Inspiring animals. (Shot with Nokia N8 ...

MVI_1129 MOV

00:40 min ( November 21, 2009 by Mart Martikainen)
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Arttu breikkaa. Taustalla Talent ja JKL-City Breikers

Tampere-Helsinki Motorway

19:21 min ( February 15, 2011 by Munujar)
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On way to Helsinki, at motorway between Tampere to Helsinki. This part was between Hämeenlinna to onward. Camera was having slight zoom on. Camera also has smooth scroll on, so movements might seem t...

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Metallica Hämeenlinna

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Interesting facts about this location

Hakoinen Castle

Hakoinen Castle (Hakoisten linnavuori in Finnish) are the ruins of a fortification on a hill in Janakkala, Finland. Dated medieval, the fortification was situated on a very steep rock by lake Kernaala (Kernaalanjärvi) reminiscent of a hill fort tradition. The top of the rock is 63 metres above the water level in the lake. Today very little remains of the castle. Equally little is known about its origins.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 60.9, 24.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Tavastia Proper, Castles in Finland, Former castles, Medieval Finland, Ruins in Finland


Puuhamaa is an amusement park opened in 1984 in the village of Tervakoski, in the municipality of Janakkala, Finland. Instead of electrical rides, it mainly offers things to do for children: slides and waterslides, bouncy castles, race tracks, etc. It also has a minigolf course and a video arcade. Its attendance peaks at roughly 5,000 children a day. The park has an entrance fee, but all its features are free.

More reading: Puuhamaa homepage
Located at 60.9, 24.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Amusement parks in Finland, Buildings and structures in Tavastia Proper, Janakkala, Visitor attractions in Tavastia Proper


Vanaja is a former municipality of Finland. It was located in Tavastia Proper about 100 kilometres north of Helsinki. It is also speculated that it might have been the name for an Iron Age and early Middle Ages settlement found opposite to the Häme Castle.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 60.9, 24.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:Former municipalities of Finland, Former populated places in Finland, Hattula, Hämeenlinna, Janakkala, Medieval Finland


Patria-areena (also names Ritarihalli, Rinkelinmäen jäähalli and Hämeenlinnan jäähalli are used) is an arena in Rinkelinmäki, Hämeenlinna, Finland. It is primarily used for ice hockey, and is the home arena of the SM-liiga team HPK. It opened in 1979 and renowated in 2008. It currently holds 5,360 people. The arena manager of the arena is Jorma Hassinen.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 60.9, 24.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Tavastia Proper, Indoor arenas in Finland, Indoor ice hockey venues in Finland

Häme Castle

Häme Castle is a medieval castle in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The castle is located on the coast of lake Vanajavesi in the city center. The castle was originally located on an island. The castle's age is disputed. Traditionally the construction of the castle has been connected to the legendary Second Swedish Crusade which would date the castle in the mid-13th century. However, there are no finds from the castle that can be firmly dated to a period earlier than 1320s.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 60.9, 24.6 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Tavastia Proper, Castles in Finland, Forts in Sweden, Historic house museums in Finland, Hämeenlinna, Medieval Finland, Museums in Tavastia Proper