KeravaKerava is a town in Central Uusimaa, in Southern Finland. It's located about 30km to the north from Helsinki and is part of the greater metropolitan area.
By public transport
Kerava is served by Helsinki commuter trains, with 3 faster "R", "H" and "Z" trains (20 min from Helsinki) and 5 "K" trains per hour (35 min from Helsinki). The railway station is right next to the town centre. In addition, there are bus routes from other parts of the capital region. Consult the HSL route planner for up to date schedules and routes — also for getting around Kerava itself.
All international and domestic flights to Helsinki land at the Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL), 15 kilometers to the south-west of the town. From airport to Kerava, take the commuter train P to Tikkurila and change for a Kerava-bound commuter train. Travel time to Kerava from the airport is about 45 min.
By carKerava is next to the Helsinki-Lahti motorway. It takes about 30 minutes to get in from central Helsinki, if there are no traffic jams.
Sampola underpassPassing under the railway and connecting eastern Kerava with the central parts, this underpass is decorated with light installations and paintings.
Kerava churchA rather cubist building, built in 1963 with white tiles and concrete.
- Many modern sculptures and statues around downtown.
The new water towerDoubles as a water tower and a modern artwork.
ValkosipulifestivaalitThe Garlic Festival is one of the main events in the city. The main shopping street Kauppakaari is filled with market stalls selling garlic, products with garlic, street food and some other products. There's also a stage with music and dance performances and entertainment for kids.
- Hotelli Krapi, Rantatie 2, Tuusula, tel. +358 9 2951501
- Hotelli Rivoli, Järvenpää, tel. +358 9 27141
In addition, you can find a wide selection of accommodation in Vantaa, especially near the airport.