Photo: Eeva-Liisa Sillanpää
Jyväskylä is surrounded by beautiful natural water in all directions. Lake Päijänne is the largest lake in the Jyväskylä Region and the second largest lake in Finland. Via canals, Lake Päijänne offers boating opportunities all the way to Pielavesi in the north and Lahti in the south. The Jyväskylä harbour – also known as the Lutakko harbour – on Lake Jyväsjärvi is conveniently accessible via the Äijälänsalmi channel. Recently renovated, the Jyväskylä harbour offers a diverse range of services. It has become a summer hangout for residents and visitors and the heart of Rantaraitti, a route that circles Lake Jyväsjärvi. It also offers local cruises, charter boat trips and even unforgettable summer evenings on a sauna raft.
In addition, the Jyväskylä Region has beautiful natural harbours, including the stunning Mämminiemi harbour, which is maintained by the city. Memorable summer experiences are also offered by the saunas maintained by the Päijänne recreational area associations for a nominal fee.
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