Jyväskylä is surrounded by magnificent lakes and forests. Here, nature meets city life in a quite unique way. You can go boating on the largest of the lakes, Päijänne, up to Pielavesi in the north and Lahti in the south. When you want a change of mood, you can take a boat to numerous natural harbours or the Lutakko harbour right in the middle of the city. With its atmosphere and services, the harbour has earned a place as the summery living room of the people of Jyväskylä. The harbour also gives you access to the popular summer events and cruises in the nearby waters. For those looking for a more aquatic cottage experience, there are well-equipped houseboats and unique sauna rafts for shorter relaxation.
The Jyväskylä region also has two of Unesco's world heritage sites: the old church in Petäjävesi and the Oravivuori triangulation tower. For hikers, there are many nature trails and walking and cycling routes. In the city centre there is something to do for every taste – throughout the year.
Jyväskylä keeps your holiday on the move!