FAQs

We will be in Jyväskylä for only a few hours. What do you suggest we should see?

 
  • The Vesilinna observation tower on Harju, the Jyväskylä ridge, is a good place to start. The tower is open during the opening hours of Restaurant Vesilinna. Leading to Harju, the Nero stairs at the top end of Gummeruksenkatu are a popular sight as well.
  • The workshops and shops at Toivola Old Courtyard offer an opportunity to learn about traditional craftsmanship, as does the Craft Museum of Finland in the city centre. We suggest that you also familiarise yourself with what our other museums have to offer.
  • In the summer, we recommend a visit to the harbour area and a local cruise.
 

What events could I attend today?

 

You can pick up a weekly calendar of events at the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office. In the summer, the weekly calendar of events is also published in English. In addition, a calendar of events for the Jyväskylä Region is available online in Finnish and English. The online calendar of events now covers a longer period of time, and we will highlight current events and offer tips in the Jyväskylä Now section of our website and on Facebook. The Jyväskylä Region travel brochure features a calendar of events with information on the most important events of the year.

 

What information and materials on Alvar Aalto can I get from you?

 

At the Visit Jyväskylä Tourist-Information, you can purchase (EUR 1) a brochure about sites designed by Alvar Aalto in Jyväskylä. The brochure is available in several languages. In addition, we have brochures about specific buildings designed by Aalto, such as the Säynätsalo Town Hall and the Alvar Aalto Museum. We will be happy to answer any questions related to Alvar Aalto, such as when the sites can be visited. More information.

 

What can I do in Jyväskylä on a rainy day?

 

You can visit some of the fascinating museums in the city centre and nearby areas. If you like shopping, we suggest that you visit the Jyväskylä pedestrian precinct for a wonderful selection of shops, shopping centres, restaurants and cafes. You can also check our online calendar of events for concerts and theatre performances, for example. Many of the summer theatres in Jyväskylä have covered auditoriums.

 

What type of cruises does Jyväskylä offer?

 

Päijänne-Risteilyt Hildén and MS Rhea offer local cruises to the north of Lake Päijänne or the Vaajakoski Canal from the Jyväskylä harbour. The cruises last for two to four hours. In addition, Päijänne-Risteilyt Hildén offers a weekly cruise to Lahti and to Suolahti via five canals. For timetables, visit the online calendar of events or the ship companies at www.paijanne-risteilythilden.fi and www.matkarhea.fi.

 

We are travelling with children. Which sites do you recommend?

 

Jyväskylä has paid special attention to families with children and sites for children. On our website, you can learn more about child-friendly restaurants and other services in Jyväskylä. Families with children should definitely explore Voyages of Adventures for Kids and order a discovery pass that entitles them to considerable discounts and benefits. In addition, a free brochure for families with children can be ordered from or picked up at the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office.

 

Where can we buy souvenirs made in Jyväskylä?

 

Taito Shop (Kauppakatu 25) has a nice selection of handmade souvenirs, as does the shop at the Craft Museum of Finland, which is located next to Taito Shop. You can also find craft shops at Toivola Old Courtyard (Cygnaeuksenkatu 2). In addition, Finnish souvenirs are sold at the Sokos department store and the Iittala outlet store in Viherlandia (Kammintie 6). The Panda factory outlet (Asematie 2) offers a delicious selection of sweets. More information

 

Where can I find free parking/a parking space for a longer period of time?

 

The Jyväs-Parkki traffic map includes parking spaces and facilities in the city centre. Parking is free with a parking disc in spaces marked with a K. For long-term parking, we suggest you choose of the parking garages in the city centre.

 

Where can I take a sauna?

 

In the summer, the Lehtisaari summer home offers a free sauna. The summer home is maintained by the Jyväskylä parish. The recreational area for boaters and hikers in Mämminiemi in Toivakka offers a sauna in the summer.

 

Are foreign brochures and maps available at the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office?

 

We have a wide selection of brochures about the Jyväskylä Region. We also have maps and brochures about other cities and towns in Finland. Unfortunately, foreign maps or brochures are not available. You can find them at libraries and bookshops, among other places.

 

Where are the nearest flea markets?

 

Flea markets in the city centre include Centrum Kirppis (Ilmarisenkatu 2), UFF (Vapaudenkatu 48–50), EkoCenter Harjunporras (Gummeruksenkatu 13) and Fida Lähetystori (Tapionkatu 10–12). More information is available at www.kirpputorihaku.com/kirpputori/jyvaskyla.

 

How can we get to the airport?

 

The Jyväskylä airport is located in Tikkakoski, about 20 kilometres from the centre of Jyväskylä. Some of the long distance buses make a stop at the airport, schedules online: www.matkahuolto.fi . Easiest way to airport is to take a taxi.  Visit the Finavia website for more information on transport connections.

 

Where can I rent a bicycle?

 

Jyväskylä has many bicycle rental shops. You can pick up a list at the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office. More information is also available on our website.

 

Are there camping sites in Jyväskylä?

 

Yes. The nearest one is the Jyväskylä Caravan Camping Site in Laajavuori, located four kilometres from the city centre. More information on camping sites located further away is available on our website.

 

Where can we exchange currency?

 

You can exchange currency at Forex Bank at Kauppakatu 27 in the heart of Jyväskylä as well as at other banks.

 

We would like to go fishing in the Jyväskylä Region. What licences do we need, and where can we get them?

 
  • People fishing with a lure must pay the national fisheries management fee. The fee applies to people aged between 18 and 64. The fee can be paid at kalastusluvat.net or at an R-kiosk, for example.
  • In addition to the national fee, those fishing with a lure must pay the provincial or regional lure fishing fee. The provincial fee can be paid at kalastusluvat.net or at an R-kiosk. The Central Finland guide to fishing grounds provides information on regional fees. More information on fees for recreational fishing on Lake Tuomiojärvi and Lake Köhniönjärvi is available at www.jyvaskyla.fi/liikunta/virkistyskalastus.
 

We would like to take a guided tour of the city. What options do we have?

 
In the summer, the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office offers themed tours on a weekly basis. More information is available on our website and calendar of events. You can search the calendar of events for information on other guided tours in the region by selecting “Sightseeing tours” as the event category. In addition, we offer customised tours for groups based on their wishes.
 

I will be staying in Jyväskylä for a few days. What type of bus ticket should I buy?

 

A value ticket is the most convenient and affordable alternative for travelling on public transport in Jyväskylä. The value ticket is a travel card that can be bought at the Linkki service point (Asemakatu 7 Jyväskylä) or ordered in advance online https://nettilataukset.waltti.fi.

Value, or money, is topped up to the value ticket (EUR 10–200) and the card can also be used for travelling with a companion in the same or lower age group. Travel consumes value topped up to the card in accordance with the passenger's age and customer group and travel zones. For example, the price for a single-zone value ticket journey for an adult is EUR 2.10. More detailed instructions for use of the value ticket are available at http://linkki.jyvaskyla.fi/english.

Another option is to travel using single tickets sold in all Jyväskylä Region's public transportation buses. The journey can be paid in cash or by using a common debit/credit card (not Visa Electron). The price for a single journey depends on the number of the four tariff zones travelled. For example, an adult's single journey in a single tariff zone costs EUR 3.

 
 
         

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