Would you like a holiday with something new every day – in small, digestible pieces? Rustic and romantic, full on activities and pampering. Art and museums, a bit of adventure for the whole family. Stone Age Village, Haikankärki, Kulhanvuori hill and Syväoja Gorge and the Activity and animal Park Veijari and Fishermen’s village are places for you to see when visiting Saarijärvi.

Saarijärvi is also home for Pyhä-Häkki National Park. In Pyhä-Häkki, you will experience the humming of centuries old pines, the purl of the stream and the scent of the mire. Such forests give you a sense of timelessness, encouraging you to slow down. The National Park is suitable for light hiking with 3 and 6 kilometers long hiking trails or for daylong camping. Pyhä-Häkki is a suitable camping destination for families with children, as well as experienced hikers, depending on the route choice. All hiking paths are marked on the terrain with colour codes.

The eastern shore of Lake Kotajärvi has a cooking canopy with masonry fireplace, hearth and stove. Equipment also includes a coffee pot, kettle and sausage sticks. Drinking water is supplied from the well in the information point yard or from the Poika-aho croft well.


Distance to Jyväskylä – 65 km, abt. 55 minutes
Distance to the airport – 48 km, abt. 40 minutes
Public beaches – yes
Attractions for children – yes