The overall feeling in Karstula is laid-back and easy-going. You can enjoy the conveniences whether you are a passer-by or visiting longer.

In Karstula you can feel the fresh air and beautiful nature in many ways. Kirkkovuori Nature Observation Tower is a good way to see Karstula and the surroundings. You can enjoy the silence by walking through the forests. Fishing and swimming at the lakes will also refresh you. The longest rapids in Central Finland, Heijostenkosket, are partly located in Karstula, so if you are more adventurous, you can have a go at canoeing or rapid shooting! Snowmobile safaris and cross-country skiing are popular activities in winter.

The museums of Karstula introduce you to the history of the region. Accommodation alternatives are campground, cottage, apartment and hotel room. Accommodation is available both close to the center and in the nature.


Distance to Jyväskylä – 100 km abt. 85 minute
Distance to the airport – 85 km, abt. 70 minute
Public beaches – yes
Attractions for children – yes