10 tips on who to take with to Rally Finland

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Did you know that Rally Finland is a great fit for you, even though you would not be the biggest motor sport fan? Rally Finland is an event for everyone, whether you are traveling with children or friends, or whether you long for the peacefulness of nature or the urban city atmosphere. See 10 reasons why Rally Finland is suitable for all – and maybe you will get inspiration on who to take with you to the most memorable weekend of the year! 

1. Rally for families

Traveling with kids in the Jyväskylä Region is so much fun, and dull moments are a rare sight! The little ones enjoy fun activities, interesting museums and exciting events. The Tourist Office is a great place to acquire information on the most fun activities with children during the rally weekend. Children love souvenirs, which can also be purchased from the Tourist Office!

Photo: Tero Takalo-Eskola

2. Rally for couples

After the speedy day of rally, it is a great idea to relax with your spouse in a spa in Peurunka, or to go shopping in the historic atmosphere of Toivola Old Courtyard. Taulu Estate is an atmospheric setting for enjoying locally produced food and Varjola’s activities give extra excitement to the rally weekend! Did you know that 99% of women who have visited Rally Finland recommend the event to others? Rally Finland grows more and more popular amongst women, and for a reason!


Photo: Julia Kivelä

3. Rally for backpackers

There are many accommodation possibilities that are easy on the pocket in the Jyväskylä Region, and staying in a hostel is often a great idea. Excellent way to get familiar with the surroundings is packing the bag and going on a self-guided tour in the Jyväskylä Region. Backpacker enjoys nature destinations and fun activities – how do frisbeegolf, parachuting, or riding a fatbike in the midst of rally fun sound like?

Photo: Tero takalo-Eskola

4. Rally for nature lovers

Motorsport combined with traveling in nature – what on Earth? That is right, also during Rally Finland, traveler is able to take a breather in the stunning nature and enjoy Jyväskylä Region’s thousands of lakes, broad forest areas and pure nature. Nature trails and Jyväskylä Region’s four national parks are great ways to immerse oneself in nature!

Photo: Julia Kivelä

5. Rally for urban travelers

Do you wish to combine Rally Finland and an urban city holiday? The lively centre of Jyväskylä is teeming with rally atmosphere during the whole of autumn. If you wish to stay in a hotel in a city, it is advised to book the rally accommodation considerably in advance, because the city centre accommodation will be quickly fully booked. From the city centre, it is easy to pop in to one of Jyväskylä Region’s many museums and galleries – and don’t forget the after parties!

Photo: Atacan Ergin

6. Rally for lovers of extreme

Rally Finland is full of exciting situations and thrilling turns, but do you still need more? River activities in Varjola and adventures in Laajis adventure park bring extra thrill to the rally weekend. Most exciting experiential activities in the Jyväskylä Region can be found from Activities of the Week, which provides up to date information of current activities.

Photo: Laajis

7. Rally for gourmets

For gourmets, there is plenty to experience in the Jyväskylä Region! Cafes and restaurants in the Jyväskylä Region offer delicacies for all tastes. To tickle the taste buds of gourmets, there are options like Restaurant Harmonium, Restaurant Kissanviikset and Cafe Restaurant Vesilinna, which is located on top of the beautiful Harju Ridge! When already in the Jyväskylä Region, you should definitely give local food a go, and have a taste of the Jyväskylä Region! The weekend of Rally Finland will be busy, so it is advised to book a dinner table in advance.

Photo: aitomaaseutu.fi / Pekka Rötkönen

8. Rally for conscious consumers

Conscious traveler will be happy to notice, that Rally Finland aims to develop its actions towards more sustainable event management. In 2020 Rally Finland was rewarded with Sustainable Travel Finland –label, a recognition of sustainable tourism activities given by Visit Finland. Sustainable Travel Finland –label includes ecological, social, economical, cultural, ethical and safety aspects of sustainability.

Photo: Julia Kivelä

9. Rally for movers

Even though Rally Finland lets you to relax, there is no need to compromise your own exercise routines during the rally weekend! It is no coincidence that Jyväskylä is known as the Capital of Sports in Finland, which is why Rally Finland is an event for an active mover. Outdoor gyms, biking routes, and sports grounds offer challenge to a person who likes to sweat. It is easy to move to popular sports areas from the rally atmosphere of the city centre – Harju steps, Rantaraitti Recretional Route and Laajavuori Hill’s activities are all very close!

Photo: Tero Takalo-Eskola

10. Rally for motorists

Did you know, that Finland’s most beautiful road is located in the Jyväskylä Region? Ideal for motorists, the road starts from Vääksy and goes through Pulkkilanharju, Kalkkinen, Sysmä and Luhanka to Korpilahti, where you are already in the bustle of Rally Finland’s Oittila special stage! Bikers’ Pass is a must for all motorists: the pass includes not only all the benefits of Rally Passes, but also a parking sticker, which justifies for motorcycle parking in the separately defined parking places.

Photo: Jukka Paakkinen

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