What to do and see in the Jyväskylä region

Jyväskylä, the capital of Central Finland, offers many great activities for travellers and tourists. With its pure lakes and nature Jyväskylä is a relaxed and comfortable destination where all travellers can enjoy themselves. If you are planning on visiting Jyväskylä or thinking about what to do in the area, visit Jyväskylä’s travel website visit.jyvaskyla.fi to get more information and the best hints on how to plan your trip. Get inspired!

Ideas on how you can spend your summer days:

Harbour area:

During spring Jyväskylä harbour wakes up after the winter and starts to flourish. Recently renovated harbour area has become a great place to spend time with your friends and family or just by yourself. The harbour is located near the city centre so if you feel like shopping a bit, it is not an issue. However, in harbour you will find everything you need to spend the best summer day. Play minigolf while eating ice cream, sit in the harbour cafeteria sipping a fresh beverage enjoying the outstanding lake scenery or have a picnic with your friends on the large greenery area, whichever you prefer. Nearby you will also find restaurants and restaurant boats, hotels and grocery shops all within the walking range.


Tips for families:

There’s no better time than family time! Around the harbour area you can experience various kinds of water activities together such as swimming, wakeboarding, sup-boarding or even renting a jet ski. After that you can relax by sailing around the Lake Päijänne on a cruise ship and enjoy the on-board lunch buffet. You can also familiarise yourself with the other summer offers for families here:

Summer’s Top Destinations

The Adventures for Kids


Culture tips:

Ever heard of Alvar Aalto, the famous designer? In Jyväskylä you can find more architectural masterpieces made by Alvar Aalto than anywhere in the world. Take a tour around the famous destinations or visit the Alvar Aalto museum and discover Aalto’s classical architecture.

Alvar Aalto – e la natura – architectural cruise From Jyväskylä


Cruise to these social and festive destinations:

Kuusaan Varjolan tila

Spa Hotel Peurunka

Finlandia Hotel Alba

Naissaaren Kahvi- ja juhlahuone


Hotels in Jyväskylä:

Original Sokos Hotel Alexandra

Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki