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Yliopiston opiskelijat kampuksella, Kauppakadun appro 2018. Image Riikka Kaakkurivaara

Jyväskylä offers a wide range of activities for all interests. There are smaller events almost every day of the year, and the city is also known for several major happenings. In total, Jyväskylä hosts up to 5,000 events each year.

This includes meets in less traditional sports. For example, Finland’s first-ever parkour park and indoor hall are in Jyväskylä.

Cyclable city

Jyväskylä boasts a connected network of pedestrian and cycling routes and the distances are short. Cycling is a great way to move about while getting some exercise. Choose the lakeside route Rantaraitti or the off-road option through Bikepark in Laajavuori. Bicycles, including the famous “hippie bikes”, are available for rent. Cargo bike borrowing shop.

Live music

Tanssisali Lutakko is a rock club located in the district of Lutakko and run by Jelmu (Jyväskylä Live Music Association). Many artists praise the venue as the best in Finland. See also Poppari LiveMusicClub, Vakiopaine baari, Ilokivi, Musta Kynnys ja Veturitallit.

More events

Jyväskylä is having 

  • 360 exercise places 
  • 15 sports parks
  • 500 km of maintened cross-country ski trails
  • possibilities for sailing, golf and downhill skiing