photo: Terhi Jaakkola
Jyväskylä region offers you a number of ways to enjoy its beautiful waterways. One of the nicest ways to explore the region is to go kayaking.
The following lakes offer the best canoeing routes in Jyväskylä: Jyväsjärvi, Tuomiojärvi, Palokkajärvi, Alvajärvi and Luonetjärvi. Visit jyvaskyla.netpaper.fi/978 for a guide to canoeing on the lakes of Jyväskylä. You can buy a copy at the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office (5 euros).
As for companies offering canoeing services, you can contact, for instance, Tavinsulka. Enjoy the adventure! Tavinsulka offers various activities with canoes, kayaks, and SUP boards - all from ready-made outdoor activities to individual packages.
At Erä’s Pete you will find options for adventurous whitewater rafting or more gentle kayaking on the lakeside. Erä’s Pete gives you also guidance in using canoes or kayaks.
Located in Toivakka, Pistoretki offers cayaking and canoeing excursions around Leppävesi. Guided and self-guided tours are available.
If you have an appetite for speed and adventure, Kapeenkoski white-water rafting in rubber boat is definitely your thing. The rafting route is 2.5 km long and takes about an hour. At Kapeenkoski, you can also try stand-up paddling with a SUP.
HyvänTähen Wilderness & Nature services offers an opportunity to enjoy paddling trips, rivers and rapids with a qualified guide. HyvänTähen also arranges shorter and longer hikes to, for example, national parks.
Canoeing routes in the Jyväskylä Region:
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