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Hyvinkää

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City of Hyvinkää [1] (population 45,000) is small town in Southern Finland and conveniently located about 50 km from Finland's capital Helsinki. Hyvinkää is located along Helsinki-Tampere railroad. And highway 3 (E12) is passing very near. Location of Hyvinkää provides many opportunities to excercise in nature. The green and verdant city also offers various cultural experiences.

Understand

Hyvinkää’s Tourist Office is located in city hall, address Kutomokatu 1 and it's open Mon -Thu 8.00–16.00 Fri 8.00–15.00. The Tourist Office provides brochures and maps of Hyvinkää area and various destinations and cities across Finland. The services are free for all customers. You can find free brochures also from Prisma shopping center, Kauppakuja 2 (entrance near city hall).

History

Hyvinkää community was founded 1917 and it changed to town 1960. Before 1917 Hyvinkää was part of Nurmijärvi community.

Get in

By train

VR’s [2] suburban trains R, H and T operate to Hyvinkää from the Helsinki’s Central Railway Station. It’s 45-minutes train ride.

By bus

See timetables: http://www.matkahuolto.fi/en/

There are several lines operating from Helsinki to Hyvinkää. Most stops in bus station, some late buses just pass Hyvinkää by Highway 3 (E12). Duration ~1 to 1,5 hour. Depending if direct or not.

By car

Hyvinkää’s center is located two kilometers from highway 3 (E12). South side of Hyvinkää is road 25 that goes to Porvoo and Hanko.


Get around

See

  • Finnish Railway museum [3] - Address: Hyvinkäänkatu 9. Tickets 6€ (Adult) 2€ (Child 7-16yrs). See the website for opening hours. The museum is situated on a historically significant place - Station and train yard for Hanko-Hyvinkää railway from early 1870s.

You can get a special cachet on your letters and postcards if you mail them through the mailbox on the museum grounds.

  • Hyvinkää art museum [4] - Address: Hämeenkatu 3 D (2nd floor of Jussintori building).

Opening hours: Mon Closed, Tue-Thu 11-18, Fri-Sun 11-17. Art changes few times a year, most often local painters and sculptors. Tickets are around 3€, groups and students get a discount.

  • Villa Arttu [5] - Address: Kankurinkatu 4-6.

Child and Youth culture center at Wanha Villatehdas. Open every day 12-16.

  • Valvilla - textile museum - Address: Kankurinkatu 4-6, Wanha Villatehdas, yard side.

Opening hours: Wed 12-15 or call beforehand. Tickets 1€. Museum tells the story of Valvilla textile plant, which was founded by Ossian Donner in 1892. It processed wool for almost 100 years and grew to one of the largest and most diverse textile plants in Finland. The plant has been closed for some time and the surrounding areas are being built as housing.

  • Hyvinkää - artist community [6] - Address: Vaiveronkatu 10.

Gallery with local art. Closed on Mondays.

Do

The city is surrounded by nature and therefore it provides people who enjoy sports excellent opportunities to exercise for example in the Sveitsi nature park, swimming pool or ski centre. There are also many interesting sports associations in Hyvinkää.

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Drink

Sleep

  • Cumulus Hyvinkää, Hämeenkatu 2-4, +358 0)19 429 100, [7]. Just renewed small business hotel.
  • Rantisipi Sveitsi, Härkävehmaankatu 4, +358 19 45 881, [8]. Quiet serene surroundings


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