Joutsa is a lively and charming town in the southern part of Central Finland. The town is easily reachable, it is located right next to the Finnish national road E4, in the middle on the way from Lahti to Jyväskylä and back. The beautiful views and a good selection of services, events and tourist sights make Joutsa a popular destination for a day trip or a longer stay.

The Leivonmäki National Park is the main attraction of the town. Leivonmäki’s forests, lakes and marshes can be explored on family-friendly paths, including enticing duckboard trails. Enjoy your picnic in delightful scenery by the lakeside or up on an esker ridge. The National Park is suitable for visitors of all ages all year. The Harjujärvi campfire shelter and its surroundings are suitable for visitors with mobility difficulties.


Distance to Jyväskylä – 70 km, abt. 55 minutes
Distance to the airport – 90 km, abt. 70 minutes
Public beaches – yes
Attractions for children – yes