City of Light offers plenty to see and experience

Thursday, September 13, 2018 | Elisa Hillgen
Jyväskylä is known both at home and abroad as a celebrated City of Light. This means that Jyväskylä has been among the first to grasp the significance of aesthetic and avant-garde urban illumination in city planning. The basic task of lighting is to provide citizens with a feeling of safety and assist them in going about their lives, but well-designed, aesthetically pleasing lighting also generates an image boost for the cityscape and creates, for example, the necessary preconditions for a whole gamut of business activities and events.
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Let’s go fishing in Central Finland - Read our top 5 tips

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 | JUSSI JUDIN
Jyväskylä and the surrounding region are the best that Lakeland Finland has to offer. You are never far from a lake and connecting waterways, rivers and rapids: a unique opportunity to combine a city break and a fishing holiday in pristine nature.
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No car needed – take the bus to Jyväskylä nature trails

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 | HEIKKI SULANDER
Access to nature and nature trails without your own car can be challenging. We tested the Jyväskylä nature trails using the bus only – or Linkki, as we say in Jyväskylä.
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The mystery of the Death Pits can be uncovered with a little trip back to the ice age

Thursday, July 19, 2018 | HEIKKI SULANDER
There is location in Seppälänkangas, Jyväskylä with an ominous name. Locals don’t have any problems going for their morning jogs around the place but for us the name was more than intriguing – a perfect spot for a hot summer’s day adventure.
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Hitonhauta Gorge – a wintry wonderland of ice

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | HEIKKI SULANDER
We visited Hitonhauta in Laukaa in March when the icefalls and snow-laden trees are at their most magnificent. Hitonhauta is an easy and safe destination even in winter if you just remember to keep to the marked path!
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Top 5 Alvar Aalto sites

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | Leena Rossi
Jyväskylä, the Alvar Aalto capital, has several buildings designed by Alvar Aalto throughout his long career. Which five does our Aalto expert and lifelong fan pick?
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How to take better photographs when travelling

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | JUSSI JUDIN
Nowadays every one carries some sort of camera. It records our daily lives, our holidays and helps us remember our travels. Often when we tell our friends what we have been doing, we do so by means of photographs. We take a lot of pictures, but at the same time we are becoming more demanding and critical of the photographs that we see in every day life.
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5 best views in Jyväskylä - catch the best sunsets on these hilltops

Thursday, February 8, 2018 | JUSSI JUDIN
Many of those who live in Jyväskylä, perhaps more than most others, have come to understand why it is worth having more than one gear on a bike. In Jyväskylä you are usually either going up a hill or down a hill, as many visitors quickly come to realise.
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Hiking with children

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | ULLA KEITURI
When mom falls in love with hiking, the children are next. It’s easy to get into it if you’ve walked in the woods since you were a baby. Going hiking with a child opens up a whole new world, as you watch what your child does and wonders in nature. You will have the most fun with thorough prep-arations and a positive and relaxed attitude.
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If you enjoy being in the woods

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | ULLA KEITURI
Going outdoors–but where? Getting out and about may not seem so inviting if you don’t know where to go for a short walk or for an overnight trip, for example. There are many options, and we don’t need to go far for a trip full of experiences.
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Five tips for outdoor workouts in Jyväskylä

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | PIA KOJO
Everything is better in summer. The sun is shining, birds are singing, and the best of all you can train outdoors!
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Paljaspää is the easiest route to the grand landscapes of northern Lake Päijänne

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | Jussi Judin
There is one island in Lake Päijänne, a bit further from Jyväskylä than the rest, that stands the tallest. This unusual little island is dotted with high hills in a way that must have been an endless source of inspiration for local artists. And indeed, this is an island on which many artists have lived, including architect Alvar Aalto, whose Muuratsalo Experimental House you can easily include in your walking trip.
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