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Poika luistelemassa Jyväsjärvellä. Image Jouni Kallio

Cross-country ski tracks and fitness trails

The city has plenty of nature paths, exercise tracks and paths, ski tracks and other outdoor activity opportunities. The city’s largest recreational area is Laajavuori. In the winter time, it boasts slopes for alpine skiing, a ski jumping hill as well as illuminated cross-country ski trails. In the summer time, the area is the perfect place for jogging or walking.

The network of cross-country ski trails is vast in Jyväskylä. There are approximately 500 kilometres of maintained cross-country ski trails. At Laajavuori alone, there are 62,5 kilometres of them. 100 kilometres of the ski trails are under floodlights, and 140 kilometres of them are maintained on frozen lakes.

Jyväskylä region ski track info provides up-to-date information on Jyväskylä’s cross-country ski tracks, their condition and maintenance (for example, when the tracks were last maintained). The ski trails and jogging tracks are open to everyone. 

In the winter, when the ice is thick enough, a natural Nordic skating track is created on Lake Jyväsjärvi. In addition to skating, the track can also be used for kick sledding and snowshoeing. Next to the skating track is a ski track. Using the track is everyone’s own responsibility.

Lake Jyväsjärvi Rantaraitti recreational route - Finland’s largest outdoor gym

Rantaraitti is a recreational route circling Lake Jyväsjärvi. It has in just a few years become extremely popular among walkers, cyclists and rollerbladers who can enjoy both natural and urban landscapes through all four seasons of the year. Rantaraitti is just one of the city’s numerous pedestrian and cycling paths that encourage people to make physical activity an everyday part of life.

It is also Finland’s largest outdoor gym with a total of 15 fitness stops and workout stations located along the route. Each fitness station focuses on a different activity (e.g., cross training, circuit training, street workout). The fitness spots have been designed in such a way that they make it possible to obtain a comprehensive workout.

List of the City’s free-of-charge outdoor gyms

Most of the City’s outdoor gyms are located in sports parks or along Rantaraitti and typically include 5-10 easy-to-use gym devices. Training at the various gym spots provides you with a versatile full-body workout. Here are the gyms named by the area where there in and the address with a link to a outdoor map.

Kangaslampi: Taimistontie 6a, 40340 Jyväskylä

Keljonkanngas: Soratie 9, 40530 Jyväskylä

Korpilahti: Kokkotie 20, 41800 Korpilahti

Palokka: Palokkajärven rantaraitin varrella, rantalentopallokentän vieressä, 40270 Palokka

Satama (Rantaraitti): Satamakatu 8, 40100 Jyväskylä

Suuruspää (Rantaraitti): Suuruspääntie 14, 40520 Jyväskylä

Säynätsalo: Urheilukentäntie. 40900 Säynätsalo

Tikkakoski: Koulukatu 5: 41160 Tikkakoski

Tuomiojärven uimaranta: Polvitie 1, 40200 Jyväskylä

Äijälänranta (Rantaraitti): Äijälänrannantie 36, 40520 Jyväskylä