Capital of Sport in Finland
Laajavuori, photo: Tero Takalo-Eskola
Welcome to the region and city of Jyväskylä, the young and dynamic capital of sport and physical activity in Finland that will challenge you to get moving - easily, enjoyably and in a whole variety of ways!
Whether you are a fan of fresh air, prefer getting some exercise indoors or look for facts about your wellbeing, Jyväskylä is your number one choice all year round.
Explore the urban outdoors right next to the city centre and enjoy the silence in unspoilt nature right in the heart of the Finnish Lakeland - just like the locals.
Jyväskylä is a pioneer in sport and movement as well as a northern European centre of competence in top-class sport. The city is home, for instance, to the country's only Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences as well as KIHU - Research Institute for Olympic Sports and LIKES Research Centre for everyday physical recreation, 500 km of fitness and cross-country trails and 230 sports clubs.
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