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AaltoAlvari Aquatic Centre is the most popular sports venue in the city. AaltoAlvari is originally designed by the famous architect Alvar Aalto. It is a great venue for competitive and recreational swimming and other water activities. In AaltoAlvari one can also enjoy the spa section (spa section is closed due to renovations until March 2023) and join the instructed fitness classes. A specialty in AaltoAlvari is the senior gym, a gym equipped especially for the elderly. 

Sports Services organizes swimming school for adults during the period from autumn to spring. There are basic-, follow-up- and technique swimming courses and short courses in backstroke, front crawl freestyle, and breaststroke are also available. It is possible to organize tailored swimming technique courses and private lessons for adults as well, according to demand.

Check out the rules of the indoor swimming pools 


Mon-Fri 6.00-10.00 (The price includes swimming and sauna. The price does not include gym or physical activity groups)                                                                                         

  • Adult 6,00 €           
  • Pensioner 4,50 €          
  • Student 4,50 €            
  • Child 4-16 years 4,50 €            
  • Unemployed person 4,50 €           

Mon-Fri 10.00-20.30 and Sat-Sun 10.00-18.00 (The price includes swimming, spa, gym, physical activity groups and sauna.)                                                                 

  • Adult 9,00 €                                                                        
  • Pensioner 6,50 €            
  • Student 6,50 €            
  • Child 4-16 years 6,50  €            
  • Unemployed person 6,50 €            
  • Family ticket (1-2 adults and 1-3 children) 21 €

Wristband fee is 8 euros that you pay when you purchase your first series wristband. Series wristband is valid two years after purchase. The buyer is responsible for their own wristbands. AaltoAlvari does not replace the missing wristband.

Customer experiences from AaltoAlvari ( in finnish)


Spa section is closed due to renovations until March 2023


Swimming suit or bikini for the ladies and swimming trunks (note: not shorts) for the gents are compulsory.

Opening hours, starting from 12.8.

Weekdays, from Monday to Friday:

  • Swimming hall at 6 am - 9 pm, time to swim until 8:30 pm.
  • Spa at 10 am - 8 pm
  • Gym Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri at 6 am - 8:30 pm
  • Gym Wed at 9 am - 8:30 pm (opens later because of weekly maintenance)
  • Gym closed on Friday at 8 am - 9 am (guided group)

Weekends, from Saturday to Sunday:

  • Swimming hall at 10 am - 6:30 pm, time to swim until 6 pm.
  • Spa at 10 am - 6 pm
  • Gym at 10 am - 6 pm

Service desk will be closed and entry time ends an hour before the swimming time ends.


Pitkäkatu 2
40700 Jyväskylä

Cashier phone number p. 014 569 4296
 email: liikunta.aaltoalvari[at]