Travel and tourism
Forssa is the busy centre of the region's commercial life and services. During the summer market days (Tue, Thu and Sat), the town centre is full of bustling activity and various events draw people from far and wide.
Forssa is also well known as a sporting town where it is easy to find opportunities to exercise. For example, at the Vesihelmi Waterpark you can swim, relax and enjoy the whirlpool baths, rolling surfs, waterslides as the time pleasantly slips by.
At the stately Cotton Mills area, there are museums and art exhibitions displaying the history and traditions of both the town and the region. The site has become a popular venue for events and banqueting. History has been respected with the renovation of the Theatre of Moving Images in the heart of the town, and at The Museum Estate of Hevossilta where visitors can become acquainted with the past among the old restored agricultural buildings dating from the 1800's to the 1950's.
Annually the town hosts the famous Forssan Holjat festival, the TyykiBlues music event, the Pick Nick vintage car gathering, the Forssan Suvi-ilta marathon run, an international Silent Film festival and many other smaller events. The Forssa area tourist information centre operates in the summer months alongside the café in the market place.
The tourist advice centre at Forssa Region Development Centre provides information on the region's (Forssa, Humppila, Jokioinen, Tammela, Ypäjä) events, sights, shopping areas, accommodation, group outings, activities, places to eat, guided tours and nature treks.
The tourist advice centre arranges tours and theme based excursions around the region provided by The South-West Häme Tour Guide Association.
The tourist advice centre also displays brochures about other interesting Finnish tourist locations.
- For further information, please contact Mari Noromies, the region's Tourism Coordinator at:
Forssa Region Tourist Advisory Service
tel. (03) 4240 4724
- For further information available in English, please visit www.forssanseutu.fi