Most of my friends do have children, and tehy love to visit "Peukkula" (have no idea, why it is called as a "thumb land"??)There is playing theme areas outside, but also inside. There is places like "princess home", "cottage of an elf" etc.. See the fairytail houses in here:http://www.peukkula.fi/satukyla_kesalla/Only some of the pages are in...more
Viherlandia, "The Green Land" is full of plants. Many people love to go and wonder around there and watch the plants and flowers. Even if I´m not as typical woman loving all the gardens and such, I do like to visit here every now and then.There is also outlet of Iittala, very famous Finnish brand making porcelain dishes, glasses, and decorations....more
If you come to town at the September and you are interested in carft beers (or some say micro brewery beers) check the dates of the Oluton festival. It is a small festival, with only craft beers. You can not find borin Karhu beer in here, even if it´s maybe most sold Finnish beer.If you see people wearing t-shirts of "Pyynikin käsityöläispanimo",...more
The main campus of the university located on Seminaarinmäki is a place worth checking out. There are many buildings by the famous architect Alvar Aalto, as well as by a couple of other renowned architects. The campus is also a botanical garden, and you can often find trees and plants with name tags attached to them. The main building (the building...more
Jyväskylä has plenty of cycling routes. Rent a bike (there are two rental companies, the tourist information centre will help) and try it out. One possibility is to cycle around the lake near the centre of the town. To make the trip shorter, cross the lake along the beautiful bridge. To make the trip longer, cycle to Vaajakoski and visit Naissaari...more
The Tourist Information Office of Jyväskylä is situated in a very nice building at Asemakatu 6. It is from monday till friday opened from 9 till 18 hours (in the summer months july and august), in the other months of the year from 9 till 17 hours. On saturday and sunday the Tourist Information Office is opened from 10 till 15 hours.more
As usual also here I did stay at the Scandic hotel networks. Nice rooms, good locations, free to use...more
The hotel is very typical Finnish hotel.It has been renovated lately.Rooms were big enough,and...more
Jyväskylä has two Sokos hotels, one located in the main shopping street and the other near the...more
We love the Gringos Locos of Tampere, so we went there in here also. We were in little bit hurry, but it took 1h and 10min since the main dish arrived!! The service is REALLY slow (Sadly I´ve heard from my friends it is allways the same), but the food was good. But the portions were smaller than in Tampere. My steak was quite small. Luckily we took...more
We went to Jyväskylä this time to work at Craft beer festival. So after the work has done, we wanted to vivit this "new" pub (it´s not new anymore, but wasn´t here last time we were in Jyväskylä over night). It was a good choise, they had some really interesting beers we hadn´t seen before. So it was a good choise for group of people having beer...more
Rosso is a big chain owned by same company, witch owns Finnish biggest grocery store chain S-markets and Sokos-hotels.I don´t usually go to theses chain restaurants anymore, but when I was a student, there was hardly any other kinds of reasonable priced restaurants at Jyväskylä. And maybe there is nothing wrong (at least at pizzas) of food of...more
This place was new (haven´t been here when I lived next to Jyväskylä) and we love Indian, so we choosed to try it.My husband liked his food a lot. I think mine tasted too much like it wouldn´t have done by themselves from beginning. Like made from some half ready sauce. Not bad, but not maybe as good as I hoped for. We have so good Indain food in...more
If we go to Jyväskylä and want a beer at night,this is the place to go.It was here allready when I was a student at the begining of 1990´s and this was the place to go at friday.Also there was place called"Zeppelin",but sadly some jurks ruined it,and it had to be closed down.Ten years ago they had quite often a singer and guitar singin Neil...more
Soppabaari is the perfect place to spend an hour or more. It is a small and cozy restaurant with rich colors in decoration and interesting music choices. You do not hear your generic Billboard hits there. There is a blue board outside the restaurant showing the menu of the day, or more likely of the hour, as it usually changes during the day as...more
I´m not actually sure, should I put this at restaurants or nightlife. But even if I have eaten here once ( I think it was minute steak and fries, quite simple, nothing wrong) I think this is more as a bar. This is also very popular with studenst. Actually I´m not sure did I notice it back then, but I was a student myself also. I haven´t been here...more
This is strange little bar. When I was studing arts and handgrafts near Jyväskylä, this was very popular for art-students. I haven´t been here for years, but I doubt it would have changed a lot.They did have some small, not so famous bands playing and they had allways some artworks on the wall. Place allways looked like it was supposed to be...more
There are two Parnell´s at Jyväskylä,and I´ve visited both of them.This one at Väinönkatu was last time.They had very friendly service,and place was nice.It was quite quiet at 22.00 o´clock at saturday,witch was strange.When we were at that another one at Kirkkopuisto,it was full of people.At Väinönkatu Parnell´s there was not so many different...more
Jyväskylä has a small mainly domestic airport in Tikkakoski, some 20 km from the centre. The biggest international airport is situated in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. From there there are 4 regular flights daily to Jyväskylä (2010). The flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 35 minutes and the drive from the airport to the centre of...more
The best way to get around the city is definitely by bike. There are good bike routes in all parts of the city, and because the city is small the distances aren't too bad either. The bus tarifs are way through the roof, so especially during the academic year you can't help noticing all the students riding their bikes. But it's not only for the...more
The centre of the the town of Jyvaskyla is surprisingly small - most of the shops, bars and restaurants are situated along the Kauppakatu Street (+ 1 block up and down along the side streets). This core is the area of the pedestrian district (Kauppakatu is partly closed for cars), and the area where the street is heated in winter to melt the snow...more
This is like another Jyväskeskus-they are propably by same owner,because the web-pages are also alike.This is on the other side of street,facing Jyväskeskus.They have little more shoes (Mekka,Bianco,Aleksi 13), bags (Mini-laukku,Aleksi 13),make ups (Yves Rocher,Kicks).But also clothes (Gina Tricot,Vero Moda,Jack&Jones,Jim& Jill) and some books,and...more
It´s a typical Finnish shopping-center with H&M,Seppälä;KappAhl,Jack and Jones etc.Also Mac Donalds and Submarine (lot like Subway)You can see the shops here:http://www.jyvaskeskus.fi/modules/system/stdreq.aspx?P=575&VID=default&SID=479033992385505&S=1&C=24179 Clothes mostly,or something to eat. Not expensive shops,so not very much.more
Jyväskylä is a university town. In the autumn the students organize a boozing event called "The Kauppakatu Approbatur". Kauppakatu Street is the main street in town and has quite a few restaurants and bars, too. During the event the students get points of each beer they order (only one in each restaurant along the street). After the required points they end up in a night club celebrating together. In 2008 the magical night will be the second of October.
Many of the students wear special overalls during these events. Each group has its own. So if you visit Jyväskylä in October and see plenty of young people in white caps and colourfull overalls drunk in the centre of the town, this is the reason (or it is the smaller event when the "old ones" of each subject or faculty teach the "new ones" the student habits of Jyväskylä).
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This rally is biggest public event in Scandinavia. It is estimated that number of spectators is about 200 000. World´s fastest rally is held annually in Jyväskylä since 1951. Winner´s average speed in competition has been ~120 km/h in latest years.
In local radio station you can hear results and drives interviews 24h/day.
This rally has been voted for a "best rally of the year" several times by teams and drivers.
Finns are quite unpleasant hosts, victory has slipped for foreigners only 5 times in rallys history.
Official web site in finnish, english and french.
Favorite thing: The city on Jyväskylä located 300 km north of Helsinki. It is somehow a typical urban-rural metropolitan in Finland, city centre, train station, lake, university and of course, great nature around. Just visiting Jyväskylä for tourism only is not really necessary, but the region surrounding with great nature, national park and other wonderful attractions I haven’t had the chance to see yet.