Autumn in Jyväskylä Harbour. Photo: Merja Huovelin
Jyväskylä, also known as the Capital of Sport in Finland is an amazing place to spend an active vacation. Would you rather go swimming in Aalto Alvar or Wellamo, jogging on Rantaraitti or running the Harju stairs? Sport lovers are also spoiled with JYP home matches 16.10 and 19.10 on LähiTapiola Arena and JJK home match 20.10. on Harju Stadion.
Nothing is as lovely as a deserved moment of relaxation after the autumn’s stress and hurry. In Varjola you can have an relaxing evening with friends and lose all of your stress in the sauna. Revontuli has also open evenings 13.10. and 17.10. where you can enjoy smoke sauna and jacuzzi.
For fun shopping day in Jyväskylä Region, you might want go to pedestrian street in the Jyväskylä city center. From the pedestrian street you can drop by Toivola Old Courtyard’s craft boutiques and Autumn market held 21.10. in the market square. Between shopping it is nice to go to cafés, for example the atmospheric Miriam’s or Wilhelmiinan Konditoria, and watch the bustling city center.
Jyväskylä Region is full of culture to experience. Only by walking the Jyväskylä streets you can admire Alvar Aalto’s buildings and architecture. People who are even more interested of Alvar Aalto might want to visit the Aalto museum or Säynätsalo town hall. In Natural History Museum of Central Finland you can go to admire the Finnish nature in Vuoden Luontokuvat 2017-exhibition (the nature photos of the year 2017). For the friends of crafts there are many exhibitions to see in the Craft Museum.
But what would the holidays be without music? Jyväskylä City Theatre’s Hair-musical and The Madonna Story – Material Girl in Paviljonki 22.10. gives much to experience to the friends of music.
The nature of Jyväskylä Region is beautiful in the autumn. Take along packed lunch and go to admire beautiful autumn colours to nature trails and national parks. On nature trail you can stop by lean-to, have a barbeque, drink warm cocoa and eat packed lunch. Nature calms your mind after a long autumn and there is no rush to go anywhere. Here you can read more about the Jyväskylä Region's nature trails.
Would you rather go driving cars or climbing on trees? Jyväskylä Karting Center and Laajavuori Adventurepark offer fun experiences for people with the need of speed. Karting Center is open almost every day on autumn holidays and the Adventurepark is full of magical lights at night time. Varjola also offers adrenaline for the holidays by their quad bike safaris.
The time of autumn vacation is full of things to do with children. The vacation starts by dancing and singing with the Finnish band Fröbelin Palikat on Saturday 13.10. in Vaajakoski. In Peurunka there is a pool party 12.-13.10 for the whole family. Also Hutunki offers fun experiences; climbing 17.10. and 21.10 and glow bowling 19.10. Read more tips for fun and adventurous holiday with kids from our Adventures for Kids-page!
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