Kanta-Häme - Cottages and Vacation Rentals
Rent a cottage in Häme – the heartland of happiness! Häme region is easy to reach, only about an hour's drive from Helsinki, Tampere and Turku. In Häme you can enjoy wonderful cultural landscapes and verdant nature. You can explore the countryside in the active villages of Häme or spend a refreshing city break with a variety of services. Get local food from numerous farm stores and local food shops, where you can also often have coffee and admire the animals on the farm.
The historical Ox Road from Turku Castle to Häme Castle leads you to explore the rich history Häme. Along the Ox Road you will find interesting places to visit and within the walls of Häme Castle you can feel the medieval atmosphere. Häme is the area of glassblowers and artisans. You can explore the history of glass art at Riihimäki in Finnish Glass Museum, and in the glass studios of Hyttikortteli or in Iittala Glass Factory you can see the glassblowers in their work. You might get to try glassblowing yourself. The Forssa area has a long tradition in textile printing and manufacturing. In Jokioinen, you can get to the old-time atmosphere on the steam train of the historic museum railway or travelling with a handcar in beautiful country scenery.
For those who crave nature activities in cottage holidays, there is a wide variety of things to do. Liesjärvi and Torronsuo National Parks are great places for hiking, In the Evo hiking area you might see a beaver and In the Aulanko Nature Reserve you can admire the national landscape, from which our national composer Jean Sibelius was inspired to compose the Finlandia Hymn. In the stunning natural sights of Häme, you can cycle on forest trails, paddle along rivers and lakes, yoga in the middle of the forest or glide on a SUP board towards the sunset.