Guided bus tours

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Check the most popular bus tours below and book a thematic tour for your group. We can also plan a tour tailored to the wishes of your group.  Please book the guided tours no later than 3 working days before the guided tour. You can book a guided tour by emailing us at travel@jyvaskyla.fi

Look into our guided walking tours as well! 

Aalto Bravo

Jyväskylä is the capital of the world-famous architect Alvar Aalto. Welcome to the guided bus tour! We will get to know Aalto’s production of almost 60 years. We will hear stories about Aalto’s life stages and personality without forgetting his talented architect wives Aino and Elissa. We will visit the restored Muurame Church, in its original 1920s costume and the world-famous Säynätsalo Town Hall . On the way back, we will drive by the Aalto2 museum center, where those who wish to visit the newly renovated Alvar Aalto -museum, can hop off the bus and visit the museum at their own expense (not on Mondays).

Duration: 2,5 hours
Price: See the pricing here (1-60 participants), excluding transport costs.
Accessibility: The office and exhibition floor of Säynätsalo Town Hall can be accessed by a stair lift, but the need for a lift must be indicated when booking the tour. The council hall can only be reached by stairs. The municipal hall has an Autism-friendly certificate.

 

Architecture of Jyväskylä

Get to know Jyväskylä through architecture! On this tour, the life work of Alvar Aalto and his contemporaries is complemented with modern architecture and brings out internationally interesting urban construction. The architecture of civilisation, education, wood industry, administration and housing has been designed by architects Wivi Lönn, Elsi Borg, Alvar Aalto, Arto Sipinen, Kirsti Sivén, Asko Takala and Anssi Lassila, among others. Destinations can be viewed from the window of the bus. Possible destination visits are agreed upon separately.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Price: See the pricing here (1-60 participants), excluding transport costs.
Accessibility: Can be arranged accessibly without site visits and walking.

Jyväskylä’s lakes and hills

This bus tour offers a great opportunity to see and hear why the city born between Harju and Jyväsjärvi is known as a school, culture and sports city and why many Finns would like to live in Jyväskylä. We will visit the Seminaarinmäki campus and the Laajavuori recreational area and commemorate the wold-famous ski hill legend Matti Nykänen by his memorial monument ‘Höyhen’  at the Hippos sports centre.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Price: See the pricing here (1-60 participants), excluding transport costs.
Accessibility: Can be arranged accessibly without site visits and walking.

Jyväskylä – the sports capital of Finland

Jyväskylä has a reputation as the springboard for many of Finland’s most accomplished athletes. Some of the biggest names to have trained in Jyväskylä include basketball giant Lauri Markkanen, Olympic swimmer Mimosa Jallow, many of the top names in rally driving and of course Olympic champion and legendary Finnish sporting hero Matti Nykänen. The town is also home to one of the most important events in the Finnish sporting calendar, the Neste Rally, which offers high speed thrills to hundreds of thousands of spectators each year. In the next few years, Jyväskylä will continue to invest in the Hippos, Finland’s leading sports and wellness hub.

On this tour, you will be introduced you to Jyväskylä as Finland’s sports capital. In addition to the Hippos hub, you will also visit the Laajavuori sports and recreation area and the Rantaraitti walking and cycle route at Lake Jyväsjärvi, home to Finland’s largest outdoor gym. You will discover all the town has to offer for everyone from amateur sporting enthusiasts to competitive elite athletes, including the KIHU – Research Institute for Olympic Sports and the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences at the University of Jyväskylä.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Price: See the pricing here (1-60 participants), excluding transport costs.

Summer excursion to Säynätsalo

Säynätsalo, Jyväskylä’s “island neighbourhood” based on one of the eleven islands in Lake Päijänne, is an area famed for its natural beauty. This bus tour is an opportunity for you to discover this truly unique place. During the tour, you will see the local church, designed by Armas Lindgren and Bertel Liljeqvist in the 1920s and visit the local government building, designed by Alvar Aalto and completed in 1951. Your guide will share with you fascinating tales of the Parviainen family of industrialists and introduce you to life as it is lived on the island today.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: See the pricing here (1-60 participants). Transportation is not included in the price.
Accessibility: The office and exhibition floor of Säynätsalo Town Hall can be accessed by a stair lift, but the need for a lift must be indicated when booking the tour. The council hall can only be reached by stairs. The municipal hall has an Autism-friendly certificate.

Jyväskylä on the move

This tour is an opportunity for you to discover the Jyväskylä of today, a dynamic and forward looking Finnish city. In the course of less than two centuries, what was once little more than a trading post has transformed itself to a city of sport, education and light that is famous as the childhood home of legendary architect and designer Alvar Aalto. This tour will introduce you to Jyväskylä as an innovative, international and fast-growing place that is home to the sustainable Kangas residential development. You will also have the opportunity to see the new Nova central hospital in Kukkumäki.

Duration: 1,5 hours
Price: See the pricing here (1-60 participants). Transportation is not included in the price. 

Treasures of wooden architecture in the Jyväskylä Region 

The Jyväskylä Region has several standout examples of wooden architecture. This guided bus tour takes you to the impressive wooden church of Petäjävesi, over 250 years old. The Old Church is unimaginably precious to cultural history, as indicated in its 1994 designation as a Unesco World Heritage Site. On the tour, you also learn about the history and current trends of ecologically sustainable wooden construction, and witness examples of various decades’ wooden architectural creations in Jyväskylä. Among them is the wooden block of flats Puukuokka, winner of the Finlandia Prize in Architecture in 2015, designed by OOPEAA Architects. 

Duration: 2,5 hours
Price: See the pricing here (1-60 participants), excluding transport costs.
Accessibility: The tour is not accessible. The Petäjävesi old church is not accessible. The building is old, so the floors are not completely straight, and the thresholds are high. The outside stairs are also quite steep.

Kuokkala cultural tour 

Kuokkala is a formerly rural area that begun to transform into a modern urban neighbourhood in the late 20th century. The history of Kuokkala, today home to more than 20 000 people, is rife with interesting events, stories, and personages. Commercial Councillor Hanna Parviainen developed Sulkula into a successful farm and the lumber mill magnate Johan Parviainen had Kuokkala Manor built to the design of Wivi Lönn. Kuokkala also had a stone quarry, a workshop making wooden skis, and artistic ateliers. The modern Kuokkala is known for its architectural attractions the tour will familiarise you with. 

Duration: 2 hours
Price: See the pricing here (1-60 participants), excluding transport costs.

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