Finnish Eco-Agrotourism Association – ECEAT Finland

Hykkilän Huvilat


Peace of nature in Hykkilä village in Tammela, Häme, 15 km to the east of Forssa
Language(s): Finnish, English


information about the destination

In Hykkilä you can enjoy the peace and quiet of nature and spend an unrushed holiday. Hykkilän Huvilat is part of the old estate of Sipilä, the first historical references to which go back to 1539. Today Sipilä is an organic farm, and Pekka and Marjo are the 22nd generation in charge of it. Organic grain is farmed in the fields.

Hykkilän Huvilat holiday houses on Kuivajärvi Lake offer accommodation in all seasons. You have a choice between log cabins Hiekkuri and Rantatörmä and holiday villa Rantapytinki. Each of these well-appointed houses has a private outdoor area, deck, shore area and rowing boat.

Hiekkuri and Rantatörmä are identical in their appearance and floor plans. Bedrooms and living areas are found both on the ground floor and upstairs, whereas the kitchen, shower room/toilet, the sauna and heat-storing fireplace are located downstairs. Both cottages have two bedrooms and 5 beds. In total, the holiday rentals can accommodate 18 people. They are wheelchair accessible.

Rantatörmä cottage and Rantapytinki villa have their private docks. Hiekkuri has a shallow shore with a solid bottom suitable for young children.

Surroundings and activities

The road to the holiday cottages is flanked by fields and forests. There is a small area of herb-rich forest close to Rantatörmä, with a signposted path of 0.5 km. The forests around the village of Hykkilä are ideal for picking mushrooms and berries. Kuivajärvi Lake is connected to Pyhäjärvi, another large lake in Tammela.

Darts and other outdoor games, toys for children and wood/charcoal and gas barbecues are available at the cottages. Fishing gear, electric outboard engines, bikes, skiing equipment and frisbees are available to rent.

Guided nature walks, riding, rentals of kayaks and SUP boards, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, educational courses and treatments are available close by. Pekka and Marjo will be happy to tell you about the history, cultural attractions and events in the village and the local area.

Destinations for excursions: National Parks of Torronsuo and Liesjärvi, Saari National Park, Korteniemi Heritage Farm, Forssa Museum, Forssa Natural History Museum, Kaukolanharju lookout tower, Elonkierto Agricultural Exhibition Park in Jokioinen, Jokioinen Museum Railway, frisbee golf courses ( Forssa, Jokioinen, Tammela). The area has a versatile network of hiking routes. Events in the summer include the historical Hakkapeliitta event, the Bella Italia show for Italian car enthusiasts, the Pick Nick car show, and the World Championships of Iron Bar Walking.


  • Train: Railway station in Hämeenlinna, 40 km.
  • Bus: Tammela, Myllykyläntie 6 km. Visitors can also be collected from Forssa.
  • Motorists/cyclists: Google for directions to ”Hykkilän Huvilat”

Opening times and prices

  • Open round the year, booking essential.
  • Ask for our prices or visit our website.
  • Benefit for Finnish ECEAT members and those arriving without a motor vehicle:
    we will collected you from Forssa bus station free of charge.

Our actions for the environment

  • Solar panels on the roof of Hiekkuri cottage provide some of the electricity for all three cottages.
  • The decks and cabin walls are painted with environmentally friendly products.
  • Room temperatures are allowed to drop by a few degrees when there are no visitors.
  • Most of the detergents we use are not harmful for the environment.
  • We inform our customers about how to save electricity and water, recycle wastes and behave in nature.
  • Only electrical outboard engines are available for our rowing boats.
  • Your hosts are members of the local lake protection society.
  • Field margins and riparian zones are managed on the farm.
  • Decaying wood is left in the forests.


  • We will ensure that the cabins will be maintained in keeping with our cultural heritage ideology.
  • We will strive to recycle more of our wastes.