10 last minute tips for Secto Rally Finland

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Now it is here, Secto Rally Finland! Jyväskylä and whole of the Jyväskylä Region is filled with rally atmosphere and the weekend is full of speed. Get to know ten last minute tips, and make sure that the rally weekend will be a success!

1. Get the quick tips from the Rally Finland’s Official Program

The event schedule and the places of special stages can easily be forgotten in the speed of rally. Rally Finland’s Official Program has all the most important details about the event! You can purchase the program from the selected Shell HelmiSimpukka service stations, all the Jyväskylä city hotels and at the rally info point. A free digital version is available on the local newspaper Keskisuomalainen’s website. Get yourself the Official Program and keep up with the speed of Rally Finland! Also, don’t forget to download the Rally Finland App.

Photo: Toni Ollikainen / AKK Sports Oy

2. Contact the tourist advisers

Are you looking for last minute travelling tips and local recommendations? Drop by at the Visit Jyväskylä Region’s Tourist Office that is located right in the city centre! You can also contact the Tourist Office by making a phone call or using the chat service, the tourist advisors are happy to help either way. Grab yourself the Jyväskylä Region’s visitor guide where you can find the best tips for your visit.

Photo: Julie Weien Forøy

3. Plan your transportation

Rally Finland goes around in a wide area in the Jyväskylä Region, so it is good to know how to get around during the event. You can easily get to the city from the Paviljonki Centre Stage on foot and by bike. The city centre, which is easily perceived between Jyväsjärvi Lake and the Harju ridge, is a convenient place to head from all around the city! During the rally fuss, the longer journeys can be traveled with the local public transportation or Rally Finland’s spectator buses.

Photo: Merja Huovelin

4. Get to know the restaurants’ rally atmosphere

Hungry rally visitors can head to the versatile restaurants of Jyväskylä! Get to know the restaurants in the area and spot the best rally offers. You can enjoy the rally atmosphere for example in the Cafe & Restaurant Vesilinna on the Harju ridge, where you can see straight to the Harju SS. There are also some snacks available at the food stalls of Kauppakatu in the city centre.

Photo: Antti Aarnio

5. Dive into the nightlife responsibly

After a speedy rally day you can head to the Jyväskylä Region’s nightlife! The area has many possibilities for afterparties, and there are options for the people who like to take it easy and to the ones that are more eager celebrators. During the rally weekend you get to find your favourite place for nightlife and be part of the Rally Finland’s 70th jubilee. Remember to act responsibly and celebrate only when you are not showing any symptoms of corona.

Photo: Vasco Vachada

6. Enjoy a tasty breakfast

What would be a better way to start a new rally day than having a delicious breakfast? Pamper yourself and have a tasty morning in the city of rally! The hotels and restaurants in the Jyväskylä Region are offering various options for breakfast to the rally visitors. Are you going to head to the city centre to taste Hotel Yöpuu’s autumnal flavours, enjoy a Finnish breakfast at Hotel Verso or perhaps start your day over a brunch at Revolution?

Photo: Yöpuu

7. Experience destinations near the special stages

Did you forget to plan the agenda for your rally weekend? Check out the Visit Jyväskylä Region’s tips for 10 destinations near the Rally Finland special stages. The destinations are located near the rally itinerary and thus easy to visit during the event. Read the best tips for destinations and get to know the autumnal Jyväskylä Region!

Photo: Jukka Paakkinen

8. Experience Sauna Rally and the sauna rafts

During the rally weekend you don’t have to go far to have fun time. There are a lot of things to do in the Jyväskylä Harbour area, which is located right next to the Rally Centre Stage in Paviljonki. In the harbour area as well as the rest of the region, there are many opportunities to enjoy sauna and the Sauna Rally event. What could be a better way to experience Rally Finland and getting to know the Sauna Region of the World than going to a sauna?

Photo: Janne Käyhkö

9. Get to know Jyväskylä with high speed

The most enthusiastic rally fans might end up having a lack of time while getting to know Jyväskylä during Rally Finland. With the self-guided Express Route you can experience Jyväskylä quickly in a nutshell! During the few hours, you will see the most recognisable landmarks in Jyväskylä, enjoy the university town atmosphere, visit museums, and see the autumnal sceneries of the the lively city centre and harbour.

Photo: Sanna Lahti

10. Don’t forget the souvenirs

After a speedy rally weekend, you don’t want to forget the souvenirs! Jyväskylä Region’s local products and delicacies offer many options for everyone and delight the rally visitors still at home. Check the area’s best places to get souvenirs and finish your trip at the Jyväskylä Region in a memorable way.

Photo: Julie Weien Forøy

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