A famous Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto lived and worked in Jyväskylä. There are about 30 buildings designed by Aalto in Jyväskylä area, and these packages give you different options to get to know them.

Spirito Aalto

In the creative atmosphere surrounding Alvar Aalto Jyväskylä has acquired a great deal of interesting architecture. On this tour the life’s work of Alvar Aalto and his contemporaries is complemented by an introduction to Jyväskylä’s own, internationally acclaimed take on urban design and the buildings that took shape here on both sides of the millennium. Architecture associated with education and culture, bridges, the wood industry, local government and residential projects has been contributed by numerous fine architects, including Wivi Lönn, Elsi Borg, Arto Sipinen, Kirsti Siven and Asko Takala as well as Anssi Lassila. The locations are toured by bus with a chance to take a closer look on foot in selected places.

Photo: Tero Takalo-Eskola, Visit Jyväskylä

Valid
All year round
Price
Guiding from 190.00 € / group 1-60 persons (weekdays), bus from 264.00 €
Duration
3 hours
Reservation
Group size
Min. 1 person, max. 60 persons
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The Aalto Route

The Aalto Route follows Alvar Aalto's footsteps from classicism to modernism and from brick architecture to monumentalism. The route offers an insight into the cityscape and architecture of Jyväskylä. The best place to start the route is the Alvar Aalto Museum where you will be introduced to Aalto's work as an architect and a designer.
The route ends in Säynätsalo Town Hall about 15 kilometers from Jyväskylä.

The tour can be made as a guided tour.

Valid
Year round
Price
from 0 €
Duration
from 1,5 hours-
Group size
max. 30 persons/guide
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Alvar Aalto Bicycle Tour

Jyväskylä is known as a city of sports, and the region offers various bicycle and hiking trails. Alvar Aalto Bicycle Tour lets you see the centre of Jyväskylä. The tour starts from the Alvar Aalto Museum, continues to the centre of Jyväskylä and towards the lake landscapes of Taulumäki and Viitaniemi.
The tour ends at the University of Jyväskylä in the city centre.

The tour can be made as a guided tour.

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All year round
Price
from 0 € -
Duration
from 1,5 hours-
Group size
max. 30 persons/guide
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Aalto e la natura - Architectural Cruise from Jyväskylä

The Alvar Aalto Cruise on Lake Päijänne is operated by the steam boat s/s Suomi.
At Säynätsalo you will find one of the most respected Aalto's design, the Säynätsalo Town Hall. His summer house – also known as Experimental House locates at Muuratsalo. During this trip you’ll get known with Alvar Aalto’s history and the Säynätasalo Town hall. You can include a lunch during the cruise 21 €/person and coffee with Alvar Aalto cake 5,70 €/person.

Photo: Tero Takalo-Eskola, Visit Jyväskylä

Valid
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, during 31.05. – 31.08.2019
Price
from 35 €/person
Duration
2 pm- 5.30 pm
Group size
-
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