Lakeland – Jyväskylä Region is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions in Finland. The municipalities, cities and towns in the region are a unique mix of nature, activities and people.
In this post we introduce you to Joutsa. What are the recommendations to see or to do by locals? Please remember that you can find more suggestions about the area from the travel website.
Leivonmäki National Park
Leivonmäki National Park is the gem of Joutsa. This National Park has a number of trails going through marshy areas, forests and by lakes and small rapids. This park is suitable for hikers of all ages and level of preparation! (Photo: Julia Kivelä)
Design Pylsy is over 30-year-old design company from Joutsa. The products are known from their timeless style and the Scandinavian, clean lines. In summertime you can visit the atelier in Joutsa and rest of the year the products are available from events and sales fairs around Finland. The web shop is open 24/7! (Photo: Design Pylsy)
The award-winning Aito Cheddar from the cheesery at Leivonmäki in Joutsa is a taste that you won’t forget! The cheese is hand-made using the traditional Cheddar-making method. The freshest morning milk from Jukolan Juusto’s own dairy farm is used as the ingredient. The Cheddar cheese made by the artisans is produced from hard work and a passion for cheeses. You can say that the romance of cheese-making is alive in Jukola. (Photo: BSTR Luova Konttori Oy)
Café Meijerinliiteri is a unique, family owned summer café located in the heart of Joutsa. The café is located in a farm which was built in the 18th century. This culture-filled café serves treats for every sense! The ingredients of the freshly baked slow-food delicacies are locally sourced, and all the recipes and flavors follow the rhythm of the seasons and the surrounding nature.
In addition to sipping a coffee under the birch, you can visit the art gallery and concert room ”Galleria Jäähuone” or explore the second hand dress shop which also sells local honey and hand-made soaps. In summertime there are also ”Suonteen Soitto” summer concerts in the café. (Photo: Café Meijerinliiteri)
Main photo: Julia Kivelä