Summer Holiday Activities at Jyväskylä Region – these 43 attractions open.
Content Creator Pia Kojo, Visit Jyväskylä
tel. +358 50 435 4006 pia.kojo[at]jyvaskyla.fi (out of office 4.7.-2.8.)
Tourist Assistant Heidi Jämsén, Visit Jyväskylä
tel. +358 14 266 0113, heidi.jamsen[at]jyvaskyla.fi (out of office until 2.7.)
World famous sights and cultural attractions on your doorstep
Jyväskylä is known as the Alvar Aalto capital of the world. The region is home to 29 of his works, more than anywhere else in the world. Säynätsalo Town Hall, Muurame Church and the Muuratsalo experimental house count among some of his most famous projects, but what even locals don’t always realise is just how often they pass his other less famous works. Not everyone knows, for example, that Jyväskylä City Theatre is the work of Finland’s most legendary designer or that the property at Nikolainkulma in central Jyväskylä is where his first ever architectural practice stood. You can discover Alvar Aalto’s legacy by exploring it on your own using themed trails created by Visit Jyväskylä, or you can join one of the guided tours that are set to start in July.
Outdoor summer fun and things to do with kids
Hiking, biking, sauna bathing – there’s lots of ways to make the most of Jyväskylä’s lakes and forests. Lutakko Harbour is like a big urban living room: the Rantaraitti scenic trail with outdoor gyms, boat trips, minigolf and floating restaurants is the perfect setting for enjoying a day out.
Adrenaline addicts will love Laajavuori Hill and Laajis, the hugely popular adventure park offering a fantastic range of outdoor activities including climbing.
Stunning nature on your doorstep
Central Finland is home to no fewer than five national parks. You can discover these local expanses of wilderness with a guide or enjoy a bit of forest bathing on one of the many marked trails, including Tourujoki and Nyrölä.
The Visit Jyväskylä website has lots of hints and tips on where to go and what to do.