Jyväskylä is an attractive city with approximately 142,000 residents and is also the administrative capital of Central Finland. Jyväskylä, the seventh-largest city in Finland, is located 270 kilometres northeast of Helsinki, and it is known particularly as a city of students, sports and well-being. In the compact city, almost everything is within walking distance – or at least can be reached easily. An urban beat meets the peace of nature in a rare way in Jyväskylä. In fact, a quarter of the area of Jyväskylä is lakes, of which Lake Päijänne is the largest.

Established in 1837, Jyväskylä is the renowned architect Alvar Aalto‘s city with a capital A. Thousands of tourists visit the city every year to admire the works of one of the most famous Nordic architects. The region is also unique with a capital U due to its two UNESCO World Heritage sites. The city also offers thought-provoking, high-quality cultural experiences. Moreover, Jyväskylä is considered the cradle of Finnish civilisation and a centre of high-quality education.

In addition to culture, Jyväskylä is truly packed with events. Every year, over 5,000 events of different sizes and themes take place in the Jyväskylä region, ranging from pop up events to world champion-ship competitions. The events include international major events, refreshing sports and exercise events, theatre and music festivals with renowned artists, atmospheric markets, interesting fairs and conferences with high-quality arrangements. The largest annual public event is the Neste Rally Finland.

Jyväskylä is a travel destination around the year. During the autumn and winter, tourists have the chance to see the permanently illuminated sites of the world’s northernmost City of Light. In addition, the City of Light festival week and Christmas events and markets bring light to the darkest season of the year. Other sites worth visiting include the Toivola Old Courtyard, various museums and the Vesilinna observation tower, which houses a magnificent panorama restaurant and the Natural History Museum of Central Finland.

For more information, please visit the website: visitjyvaskyla.fi

Webpage: www.visitjyvaskyla.fi/en
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