Exceptionally rich and diverse nature
Lohjansaari - Lohja island - is located in the Lake Lohja only an hour 's drive from Helsinki.
Many rare and endangered plants thrive on the island due to the surrounding lake and the rich lime deposits within Lohja Island's bedrock. Maatiainen ry - The rural heritage association chose Lohja Island as heritage landscape of 2014. The island's traditional landscape is recognised as being of national, regional and local importance.
The island’s most recognizable feature is the extensive apple yards. Thousands of apple trees form a magnificent environment. It almost feels like travelling through the wine regions in the south of Europe, with rows and rows of apple trees flicking past the car windows while driving along the island's roads. You can taste apples in different forms at the Alitalo apple winery, where they produce apple wine, cider and liqueur. At Martinpiha you will find homely accommodation and Ravanti Events has a variety of activities to offer. We also recommend a walk along the Paavola nature trail where you can spot the biggest tree in Lohja, the Paavola oak.
Close to the centre of Lohja
It takes about 20 minutes to drive from the centre of Lohja to the Lohja Island. If you don’t have a car of your own, you can contact Seija, who will provide transport for you. From Helsinki there is only a one hour drive to Lohja Island. This means that you do not have to go to any other parts of the world in order to taste wines and admire great old trees.
Lohja Island, Lohja
Distance from Helsinki:
80 km, a one hour journey by car
Distance from Turku:
140 km, a one hour, 30 minute journey by car
You can go by car to Lohja Island all year around.
There is plenty to see and experience for the whole family all year around.