Paikkari Cottage

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Paikkari Cottage information

Around Lohja , Finland
Torpantie 20
+358 19 356 659
adult/child €3/2
Opening hours
11am-5pm Wed-Sun early Jun-early Aug
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Twenty-three kilometres northwest of Lohja, and 5km north of the village of Sammatti, just off Rd 104, is Paikkari Cottage, the birthplace of Elias Lönnrot, compiler of the Kalevala . It’s an endearing cottage set amid summer-flowering meadows that would have motivated Lönnrot’s Arcadian vision but today inspire picnics. Inside there’s a small museum that includes Lönnrot's kantele (Karelian stringed instrument).