Jyväskylä is the biggest city of the region
Southern Konnevesi National Park
Jyväskylä Region offers activities all year round
One of the best-known Jyväskylä landmarks, Kuokkala bridge
Relax in the saunas of the Sauna region
The region is known for breathtakingly beautiful nature
Jyväskylä features 29 buildings designed by the world-famous architect Alvar Aalto
Petäjävesi Old Church, one of the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the region
Isojärvi National Park
Picture-perfect lakes and numerous nature sites
The region’s central location is ideal for holiday-making and easily accessible by train, road and air. Video: NetDesign
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The pristine Jyväskylä Region
Photo: Julia Kivelä, Visit Jyväskylä
Experience the pure nature around Jyväskylä
Accommodations in the middle of nature
Capital of sport in Finland
Architecture by Alvar Aalto and UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Photo: Jukka Paakkinen, Visit Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä is the capital city of Alvar Aalto’s architecture. He lived and studied here and almost 30 buildings designed by him are located in the region. The Alvar Aalto Museum in Jyväskylä, the Church of Muurame and the Town Hall of Säynätsalo – one of Aalto's most important works – are just three examples of his art. Most of the buildings designed by the architect and dating from different eras can be found in this area and all over the world. By the way: More than a dozen works by Finland's first female architect, Wivi Lönn, can also be found in the Jyväskylä Region.
In Finland there are seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites and two of them in the Jyväskylä Region: the Old Church of Petäjävesi and the trigonometric point Oravivuori. The church is a prime example of Nordic timber architecture. Built in the 18th century, it is still used today for special occasions. Oravivuori is a measuring point of the Struve arch. What makes Puolakka special is its location on the top of Oravivuori Mountain in Korpilahti. This makes it the most famous point of the Struve arch with a great view of Lake Päijänne.
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Jyväskylä is easily accessible by train from all major cities in Finland.
Alternatively, the long-distance bus company Onni Bus can be recommended as a cheap travel provider: https://www.onnibus.com/home
The E75 road runs from Helsinki (southern Finland) via Lahti to Jyväskylä and from Rovaniemi (northern Finland) via Oulu to Jyväskylä.
The E63 road runs from Turku (western Finland) via Tampere to Jyväskylä and from Kuopio (eastern Finland) to Jyväskylä.
The small airport Jyväskylä is located about 20 km north of the city. Since there is no connection (public transport) between the airport and the city centre, it is advisable to arrange a taxi in advance. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs about 50 €.
Alternatively you can land at Helsinki Airport. From there, there is a regular train connection as well as a regular long-distance bus connection.
From mid-June to early August you can take the ferry from Lahti to Jyväskylä. All information about the ferry: https://www.paijanne-risteilythilden.fi/en/