Water routes

Jyväskylä Region is characterised by vast and stunningly beautiful inland waterways and lakes. What better way to discover this unique landscape than by taking to the water yourself? There are lots of opportunities for getting around Lake Päijänne and Lake Jyväsjärvi, including canoes, houseboats, paddle boards and cruise boats.

Jyväskylä Harbour, also known as Lutakko Marina, is located on the banks of Lake Jyväsjärvi, close to the city centre and the Travel Centre. Vibrant and exciting, the neighbourhood offers everything visitors need, including cafés, restaurants, food shops and hotels. Exploring Jyväskylä’s waterways is easy!

If you’ve arrived on your own boat or yacht, there are plenty of guest marinas in and around Jyväskylä for you to choose from. They include Laukaa Harbour, winner of the 2017 Finnish guest marina of the year award and Korpilahti Marina, the 2019 Finnish Lakeland guest marina of the year! If you’re keen to explore, you can also hire a boat – more details are provided below.

Lake cruises are a great way to discover Jyväskylä and an excellent way to see the area’s stunning scenery whilst enjoying a delicious meal. It is also a stylish and convenient way to travel – did you know that you can make your way from Jyväskylä to Äänekoski, Lahti and other destinations on board a cruise boat?

If you’re looking for an opportunity to slow down and take it easy, why not try canoeing or paddle boarding, the perfect way to get around in summer. Both activities are available right in the heart of Jyväskylä, at Lake Jyväsjärvi and Lake Tuomiojärvi. There is also a wealth of wonderful canoeing routes to choose from.

By ship to Helsinki

Travel time between Helsinki and Travemünde on the Finnlines vessels circa 29 hours. Daily departures throughout the year.

You can also travel from Tallinn and Stockholm to Helsinki and Turku with different cruise lines and companies. There are also cruises to Helsinki from St. Petersburg. From the harbours you can easily get to Jyväskylä by car or by train.