Paikkari Cottage


Paikkari cottage is the birth home of the creator of the Kalavala-epos Elias Lönnrot (1802-1884). The cottage was built by Elias' father, a tailor, around 1800. Originally it consisted of only one room and later it was enlarged with an additional room and a porch. In the cottage you can see an exhibition of items which belonged to Elias Lönnrot, some of them crafted by himself, i.a. his kantele, his book-shelf and his writing desk.

View from Paikkari cottage over Lake Valkjärvi
The cottage is situated close to the beautiful Lake Valkjärvi, and the surroundings are restored to look like they were in the early 19th century, at the time Lönnrot grew up there. 

Find your way
Paikkari cottage is situated 40 km  west from Helsinki. See map.

Opening hours 2024

Museet öppnar onsdagen den 5 juni. Sista öppetdagen är söndagen den 11 augusti. Måndagar och tisdagar är museet stängt, likaså under midsommaren den 21-23 juni.

Guidade turer för grupper
Museet välkomnar grupper från och med måndagen den 13 maj till och med  söndagen den 15 september. Boka guidning på förhand på adressen eller på telefon 0443694204

From August 13th on, the museum is closed. 

Guided tours
For  group booking and further information, please contact
or phone 0443694204

Visiting the area of Paikkari cottage is free of charge, but for the cottage itself a ticket is required. Payment by cash or credit card. The ticket is valid for the whole season and it is also valid for Lohilammi museum. 

Price list
Groups over 10 persons 4 euro/person
Children visit the museum for free

We accept the Finnish Museum card.

Lohilammi museum
Lohilampi museum is situated 8 km from Paikkari Cottage. In the museum  there is an exibition that shows many of Elias Lönnrot related items.
Address Perirannantie 2, Sammatti

Opening hours 2023
From August 13th on, the museum is closed.
For group booking on other times, please contact
or phone 0443694204