Things to do during your autumn vacation in Jyväskylä Region

Tourujoki naturepath during Autumn.

Tourujoki Nature Path. Photo: Jukka Paakkinen

Vacation time is getting closer, evenings darker and the colours of autumn delights you more and more as the days go by. Having said that, isn’t it time to take a break after this very exceptional year? How about a vacation relaxing in the spas and saunas, unwinding in the nature and experiencing unforgettable activities and culture? Come and recharge in Jyväskylä Region, in the middle of nature and world famous culture.

Read more of the tips for your autumn vacation below!


Have a fun activity day and pamper yourself in a spa

At Jyväskylä Regions’ travel centers, you can combine pampering and activities. Peurunka Spa at Laukaa will endulge their visitor after an eventful day. Close to Peurunka is also located Varjola, where a vacationer can experience for example a smoke sauna or jacuzzi, or several other activities. Or would you rather spend a night under the stars in a glass roofed iglu at Revontuli and spend your days by golfing, bowling, hiking and having saunas? In case you want to stay in Jyväskylä, it’s well worth having an activity day at Laajis Urban Outdoor Center and relax at the Spa Hotell Laajavuori. If you want to get to Jyväskylä city center from Laajis, it takes only 15 minutes by the local buss.

Relax in the warmth of a sauna

The best moment of a cool autumn night is a warm (or hot) sauna. At Jyväskylä Region you can try different saunas and have various sauna experiences. Open sauna evenings are organized by Kivitasku in Muurame, Revontuli , Varjola and Jyväskylän Perinnesaunojat. A new ”Kankaan Sauna” was opened last summer and is worth having a look.

Unwind in the nature and enjoy the autumn colours 

Did you know, that there are five different Natural Parks in Central Finland? Grab a lunch box and set off to admire the autumn colours in the peaceful nature. You can also go and explore the numerous nature paths of the area. There you’ll be able to breath the fresh air and recharge your batteries after having worked hard before your vacation. Check the nature experiences provided by the locals from Doerz or follow you local wilderness guide.

Get inspired by the museums and art galleries

The museums in Jyväskylä Region amaze people of all ages. Just alone in the city center there’s a lot to see, for example Jyväskylä Art MuseumCraft Museum of Finland and Alvar Aalto Museum. As well as adults, the children will enjoy the Museum of Central Finland and the Finnish Air Force Museum. For those, who are interested in art, we recommend to look into Art Center Järvilinna and Gallery Sará in Laukaa or Art Center Haihatus in Joutsa.

Visit our Unesco World Heritage destinations

Out of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Finland, two are located in Jyväskylä Region. Book a visit to Petäjävesi Old Church to admire a masterpiece of wooden architecture and hear the stories from four decades. On the other hand at Stuve Geodetic Arc you can hike in the nature and admire the wiev of the lake district from the observation tower. You can cet to both of these destinations by the local taxi Jytaksi’s fixed prices from the city center.

Vacation with the kids

Having a vacation with children? Fabulous! At Jyväskylä Region you’ll find things to do and see both for the youngest and the oldest of the family. See the tips for your day with the children here: 


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