Lomaseutu is a Finnish word that means “holiday region”. As the name implies, people come to Lomaseutu to enjoy a relaxing and peaceful holiday, taking in the beauty and the silence of lake and forest scenery. Lomaseutu consists of four towns; Kinnula, Kivijärvi, Pihtipudas and Viitasaari.

Cottage life, sauna bathing, wandering in the forest and enjoying fresh food are the essential elements of the local lifestyle. Everything revolves around nature and just how the people at Lomaseutu like it. Lomaseutu is known as the location of Finland’s southernmost wilderness area, Salamajärvi National Park. The park’s varied wild scenery includes pine forest, open bogs, rugged cliffs and lakes rich in fish. Wandering along the Peuran Polku nature trail one can follow the footprints of wild forest deer, and possibly even bump into one!

(Picture of Viitasaari: Jaakko Tähti)


Distance to Jyväskylä
– Kinnula – 160 km, abt. 120 min
– Kivijärvi – 125 km, abt. 105 min
– Pihtipudas – 135 km, abt. 110 min
– Viitasaari – 100 km, abt. 85 min
Distance to the airport
– Kinnula – 135 km, abt. 115 min
– Kivijärvi – 105 km, abt. 85 min
– Pihtipudas – 115 km, abt. 95 min
– Viitasaari – 80 km, abt. 65 min
Public beaches – yes
Attractions for children – yes