Finland is known for its’ lakes. You can find as many as 187,888 lakes here which is more than anywhere in the world! As I sail and we live near the sea, I don’t have the chance to visit lakes that often. However, as a child, just like many other Finns, my family had a summer cottage by a lake. We used to swim all day with friends, bask on the pier reading books and, in the evenings, my dad would heat up the sauna.
A few summers ago, my friend Marion, who I’ve met through her blog, was visiting Finland. She suggested we go to the Lake Tuusula region to see some of the artists’ villas who lived around the lake. I had searched online what else there would be to see in the surroundings and found the recreational area called Sarvikallio.
Sarvikallio is a viewing point from where you can see gorgeous scenery of Lake Tuusula. The highest point is 25 meters above the lake. Sarvikallio used to be a favourite spot for picnics with the artsy community (composers and painters) and the view has been an inspiration for many paintings. You can spot some of the artists’ villas on the shore across from Sarvikallio.
To get there, the easiest way is to go by car or bike. First, you need to find the right turn (I was sure we were on the wrong road!) and then walk through the forest. Your navigator should be able to recognize “Sarvikalliontie, Tuusula” and guide you to the correct parking place.
The actual viewing point is around a one kilometre’s walk from the parking spot and you will find it by following the signs. The view is magnificent!
Have you been to this viewing point? Wouldn’t you love to go there for a picnic? Ah, if it just were summer…