Guided and self-guided Alvar Aalto -tours
A deep interest in both the historical Latin cultural heritage and the demands of modern society was an enduring feature of Alvar Aalto’s thinking and work. Aalto always had a trip to Italy in mind – the trip he had once made or the journey he was in the process of planning. For him Italy represented something characterised by a sympathetic design world of human dimensions.
Now it is possible to explore the Jyväskylä Region’s fabulous scenery, enjoy the essence of Central Finland, and discover both its cities on hills and Aalto’s human-scale architecture on a variety of guided tours inspired by Italy and the master architect himself: Aalto Andante, Aalto Forte, Aalto Bravo, Spirito Aalto and Aalto e la natura. The Feel Aalto tour, in turn, leads to Aalto’s production through dance. You can also explore Aalto’s destinations on your own with the help of themed self-guided tours.Photo: Julia Kivelä
”Central Finland is often reminiscent of Toscana, the home of cities built on hills, and that provides a small clue about how classically beautifully this province could be built”
wrote Alvar Aalto almost a hundred years ago.
Guided walking tours
Aalto Andante and Aalto Forte guided walking tours and the Feel Aalto walking tour, where participants are introduced to Aalto’s architecture and its details through movement and dance. Prices starting from 120€/group.
Guided bus tours
Get to know Alvar Aalto’s production and his life’s work on the Aalto Bravo (2,5h) and Spirito Aalto (1,5h) bus tours. Prices starting from 120€/group.
Lake cruise and guided tour of Säynätsalo town hall
Experience Säynätsalo town hall on a guided cruise to Säynätsalo on the same route and on the same legendary ship as Alvar Aalto. Prices starting from 120€/group.
Theme route 1: The Aalto Route
Themed self-guided tour, the Aalto Route, offers an insight into the cityscape and architecture of Jyväskylä.
Theme route 2: Bike Journey to Alvar Aalto
Bike Journey to Alvar Aalto -themed self-guided tour lets you see the centre of Jyväskylä, while showing off the architecture of Alvar Aalto in different city districts.