10 reasons to come to Secto Rally Finland

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Secto Rally Finland is returning to the Jyväskylä Region once again! The event is celebrating its 70th birthday this year so speed and rally cheer will not be scarce. Do you already know of all the unique experiences during Rally Finland this year? Check 10 reasons why this should be the year to travel to Finland for this World Rally Championship event!

1. Rally Finland is the best organized event in the world

Rally Finland has been chosen as the best organized event in the world for a few times. No less than 95,9% of the visitors recommend Rally Finland. In previous years there have been nearly 260 000 visitors in Rally Finland. The current covid-19 restrictions have been taken into account in the event arrangements. These numbers speak for themselves so come and join this high-quality event! 

Photo: Toni Ollikainen / AKK Sports Oy

2. Rally Finland is responsible

Responsibility is one of the most important principles of Rally Finland. The organization was granted Visit Finland’s Sustainable Travel Finland –label, which is a major recognition for producing responsible travel experiences. Did you know that Rally Finland has started to compensate their carbon footprint by planting trees on a peat bog that is being restored into a forest.

Photo: Julia Kivelä

3. Rally brings people together

Rally Finland connects crowds, competitors and many other stakeholders that are involved with the event. This makes Rally Finland unique and communal. Communality of the event is represented in the organization’s recently renewed logo, that is made by using event’s charasteristic symbolism, such as the colours of Finnish flag and racecar tires. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of the awesome rally community!

Photo: Vasco Vachada

4. Jyväskylä Region is bursting with things to do

Jyväskylä Region offers the rally visitors a lot of things to see and do! The rally route goes around the Jyväskylä Region and besides the rally itself, there is plenty to see. Jyväskylä Region is known for not only the variety of events and breathtaking sceneries, but also the pure nature, architecture of Alvar Aalto and the two Unesco sites. Find your favourites and fall in love with the Jyväskylä Region!

Photo: Jukka Paakkinen

5. Locals love Rally Finland

Experience Rally Finland like a local! What could possibly be a better option for getting to know the local lifestyle, than to actually experience the rally weekend with a local? Along with enjoying the speed of Rally Finland, there is time to see the most popular destinations and get authentic experiences with a local guide. Why follow the event with the eyes of an outsider, when you have the opportunity to live like a local?

Photo: Julia Kivelä

6. Lutakko harbour is Finland’s most experiential

The Paviljonki area in Jyväskylä is the center stage of Rally Finland. Paviljonki is located right next to the most experiential harbour of Finland – the Jyväskylä Lutakko Harbour. Lutakko Harbour is known for its gorgeous landscapes towards the lake, famous Jyväskylä letters by the lake and the variety of services provided in the area. Will your activity of choice be walking on the legendary Rantaraitti Recreational Route, trying out the tasty restaurant menus or experiencing the lovely heat of sauna ferries?

Photo: Julia Kivelä

7. Unique chance to admire City of Light’s installations

Jyväskylä is known as the City of Light. The theme of light will be strongly present in Rally Finland as well, as the City of Light event is held only a week before the rally! Some of the lighting installations will stay put after City of Light, so that the rally visitors can see pieces of the event as well! Alongside the installations of this year’s City of Light event, there are many permanent light installations in Jyväskylä, that are visible all year round. Pack your camera and elevate your social media feed with pictures of the City of Light!

Photo: Atacan Ergin

8. It is the 70th anniversary of Rally Finland

Rally Finland is celebrating its 70th birthday this year! To honor this special year there are a lot of unforeseen things for the rally visitors. This year the rally route has been partly renewed and some of the special stages will be driven in the dark! Visit Jyväskylä Region is also participating to the celebration of rally’s birthday by sharing 70 tips for this year’s Rally Finland. This is a race that you don’t want to miss!

Photo: Taneli Niinimäki – AKK Sports Oy

9. Rally Finland is organized in Sauna Region of the World

What would be a better way to relax during the rally than going to sauna? Jyväskylä Region is known as the Sauna Region of the World. One of this year’s specialty is that there will be a sauna rally during the rally weekend – stay tuned for that! Enjoy the celebration of rally by going to sauna and experience unforgettable moments in the Sauna Region of the World.

Photo: Julia Kivelä

10. Event takes place exceptionally in autumn

Rally Finland has been typically arranged in the summer but this year the event will be making history since it has never been held on October! Postponing Rally Finland to autumn gives the rally visitors an opportunity to experience what kind of new things the glory of autumn can offer in the Jyväskylä Region during Rally Finland.

Photo: Julia Kivelä

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