Summer Holiday Activities at Jyväskylä Region – 43 attractions 


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This summer we’ll travel in homeland – the trips are already awaiting! However, you might be wondering: what are the must-see attractions in the Jyväskylä region? Here we have listed some of the loveliest destinations. Scroll through the list – the highlights of your summer holiday are right here!


Cultural Attractions

Säynätsalo Town Hall is the number one destination for those who are interested in Alvar Aalto’s life and architecture.

The Petäjävesi Old Church, the master piece of wooden architercture, is one of the Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Muuratsalo Experimental House was Alvar and Elissa Aalto’s summer residence! You can visit the Experimental House on the guided tours which will be held also in English. See the timetables and buy your ticket for the tour from here:

Read more about the Aalto destinations: and the Unesco World Heritage Sites:



The Craft museum of Finland, the Museum of Central Finland and Jyväskylä Art Museum are interesting destinations especially on a rainy day. You can find all three museums right in the city. Please note that these museums have free entry on Fridays!

The Alvar Aalto Museum is a must-see destination while in Jyväskylä.

The Finnish Air Force Museum is the right choice when you want to learn about the history of the Finnish Air Forces.

The Hankasalmi Museum Village consists of many local museums. Here you can learn a lot about the region's history.

Please find more museums from our web sites



M/S Rhea, Päijänne-Risteilyt Hilden and Restaurant ship Gaia will take you on a scenic cruise.

Accommodation & Fishing Vonkale is a real fisherman’s dream.

Laajis Urban Outdoors is a favourite destination for the whole family during the summer with plenty of sporty and adventurous activities. At Laajis you can find the Adventure Park, the Bikepark and many disc golf courses.

Kartano Kievari offers accommodation and summer theatre.

Tavinsulka by the shore of Kivelänranta will take you on the lake Tuomiojärvi with a kayak or SUP board. You can also go SUP-boarding with Lazy Dog SUP.

With Versona you can try riding a Fatbike.

Marjoniementila is a farm at Uurainen, where you can go horse riding with small groups. You can also book summer camps:

Please find more activities from our web site



Wine Garden combines wines, delicious food and jazz music creating a unique and urban wine festival experience. Wine Garden is being held for the second time in Lounaispuisto on 28.–29.8.2020.

Lounaispuisto Summer fills up the city's event calendar for the rest of the summer. Various events and activities such as dance classes, park parties and movie picnics are being held throughout July and August.

See the coming events from the Jyväskylä Region event calendar:



Titityy Yarn Shop in Toivola Old Courtyard is shop that sells products made of spinned wool as well as the yarn itself. In Toivola Old Courtyard you can also buy take away lunch and relish with Art Gelato's ice cream.

In Laukaa you’ll find craft shop Kädenjälki (”Palm print”) where you can buy products of more than 50 local craftsmen.

Puttipaja Outlet is the destination for everyone who loves candles and interior decoration.

Find more shopping destinations from our website



Varjola in Laukaa offers you accommodation and wonderful experiences in the middle of the nature.

Boutique Hotel Yöpuu in the city center of Jyväskylä will give you a cozy and cultural experience with individual rooms and caring service. 

Hotel Verso is an urban hotel in the heart of Jyväskylä city culture.

Revontuli – The Northen Lights Resort in Hankasalmi is a comfort zone for active people all around the year. Here you can find accommodation services, golf courses and a restaurant called Bowling Diner.

Peurunka in Laukaa offers accommodation, spa, experiences and activities for the whole family.

Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki is located in the pleasant surroundings of Lutakko, close to the railway and bus station ”Matkakeskus”.

Scandic Laajavuori offers a nice spa in addition to accommodation services. In case you want to be located closer to the city, you should check out Scandic City right at the city center.

Hotel Alba offers beautiful lakeside views from their hotel room, restaurant and terrace.

Villa Paasirinne in Toivakka offers high quality accommodation in two destinations by the lake.

In Taulun Kartano you can enjoy its historical surroundings and up-to-date conveniences in accommodations as well as delicious meals prepared of incredients from nearby.

Look for more accommodations from our website


Restaurants and Cafés

Restaurants and cafés have been gradually opening their doors from 1st of July onwards following the some restrictions. Restaurants are allowed to be open between 6 and 2 am. Alcohol may be served until 1 am.

Café in Laajavuori Ski Jumping Tower offers great views above Jyväskylä.

Vesilinna Café & Restaurant is a unique restaurant on top of the Harju ridge with a fantastic view over the roofs of Jyväskylä. The renewed restaurant has been open since June.

At Savutuvan Apaja you can enjoy delicious meals prepared of incredients from nearby and the verdant surroundings by the lake Päijänne.

Restaurant Harmooni charms with its art nouveau style and scrumptious food.

TeaLady (Teeleidi) serves tea at its beautiful yard in Jyväskylä. You can enjoy your tea there or buy some to take home from their tea shop.

Good Old Café (Vanha Kunnon Kahvila) is a favourite café of families with children in the family park of Mäki-Matti by the Harju ridge.

Look for more restaurants and cafés from our website


Other things that might interest you:

Best cafés and restaurants in the countryside
Cottage holiday Jyväskylä Region style


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