#Travel Jun 18, 2019 08:28 GMT

Lakeland – Jyväskylä Region is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in Finland. The municipalities in the region make a unique mix of nature, cities, towns, activities and people. What are the recommendations by locals?

In this post we introduce you to Jämsä.

Hiking Routes

Enchanting nature, impressive terrain, cliffs, rapids and sparkling waters – the Jämsä region offers all kinds of nature experiences. The hiking routes and nature trails draw visitors to hike and try trekking adventures and experiences in the magical atmosphere of the forests. The Jämsä region’s hiking and outdoor routes offer unforgettable experiences for every visitor. The beautiful and verdant forests and the impressive terrain invite you to set out hiking – trekking and relaxation come naturally among the murmuring forest breezes.

Wanha Witonen Paddling Route

In the Jämsä region, you can paddle your way to the magnificent Wanha Witonen paddling route. The padding route starts at Petäjävesi, cutting across the entire length of Jämsä, passing through the village of Koskenpää, Jämsänkoski and the city centre of Jämsä, and ending up at Hulkkionlahti bay on Lake Päijänne. The entire route stretches 75 kilometres through gorgeous natural scenery. Along the Wanha Witonen paddling route, you’ll see wonderful cultural and nature sights and have access to charming accommodations and fine dining establishments.

Vehkala Jeans Dealer

Vehkala’s operations began in 1938 in Jämsä. From the beginning this shop has been in the same building. Currently this shop is operated by the third generation of entrepreneurs. Vehkala is known for its traditional jeans which have always offered the best and most credible collections. Vehkala still cherishes this tradition today and will continue to do so in the future.


Himos organises festivals in the heart of Lakeland Finland. Hundreds of Himos’ summer cabins are filled with festival-goers and event visitors during summer weekends and in Himos Park you will see enthusiastic music lovers and people passionate about some hobby. During the winter season, Himos Arena offers holiday-goers top artists from around the country.

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