Jyväskylä Travel Guide

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    Lesson for making beer at home
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Jyväskylä Things to Do

  • Children theme park Peukkula

    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...

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  • Inside playground

    If you travel with children, there is the place to play with local children inside like in playgrounds. These are very popular with children. People even have birthday parties in here.

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  • Do you love flowers and plants

    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....

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  • Craft beer festival

    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",...

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  • The University campus

    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...

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  • University of Jyväskylä

    Well, it is not exactly a tourist site but the University of Jyväskylä nice buildings located just by the lake of Jyväsjärvi, which is making it one of the most beautiful universities here :-)

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  • Cycling around the Lake Jyväsjärvi

    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...

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  • Go for a walk!!

    If you make a town walk you'll find several nice spots in Jyväskylä. Just go for a walk through some of the parks or wander alongside lake Jyväsjärvi.

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  • Touist Information

    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.

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Jyväskylä Restaurants

  • Tex mex and slow service..

    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...

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  • Many interesting beers

    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...

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  • Where I had my first pizza ever :D

    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...

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  • Indian food

    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...

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  • Best pub in town when I was a student

    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...

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  • Pasta and soup - the best place in...

    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...

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Jyväskylä Nightlife

  • Popular for students since 1968!

    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...

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  • Art-students and bohemian people

    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...

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  • Irish pub

    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...

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Jyväskylä Transportation

  • Flying to Jyväskylä? Bus transport...

    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...

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  • The local way of getting around

    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...

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  • Bus

    In Jyväskylä and around there are only buses as public transportation, no metro or trams as it is really not so big town, and when you take a bus to the suburb, you might need to wait long time in the bus stop to come back to the city.

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Jyväskylä Shopping

  • The shopping in the centre of Jyväskylä

    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...

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  • Like another Jyväskeskus

    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...

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  • Typical clothes

    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.

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Jyväskylä Local Customs

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    by Vesanto Written Aug 22, 2008

    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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Jyväskylä Off The Beaten Path

  • Husky safari

    If you visit in the winter, find a place to go on a husky safari, it is great experience & fun in such beautiful place.

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  • The national park of Leivonmäki

    The national park of Leivonmäki is situated to the south of Jyväskylä, you can hike in the forest and enjoy the beautiful nature there as well as swim in the lake.

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Jyväskylä Sports & Outdoors

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    Unofficial jump record (57 meters)

    by GuntherHK Updated Nov 30, 2006

    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.

    In august

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Jyväskylä Favorites

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    by Gili_S Written Apr 30, 2005

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    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.

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