Things to do in Jyväskylä

Top Things to Do in Jyväskylä

Things to Do in Jyväskylä

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  • jc019
    233 contributions
    The museum overall is nicely setup with signage being mostly in English and Finnish. The museum has a nice collection of aircraft from the start of the Finnish Air Force, to the more recent era.

    It was nice to see a wide array of aircraft in Finnish colors, especially the world's only Brewster Buffalo and a Hawker Hurricane. I think that the overall pricing of the museum is reasonable for what you get, and I love the fact that they have balconies that allow you to overlook most of the aircraft. The one major downside to the museum is the terrible indoor lighting that casts a nasty orange tint on everything inside.
    Written 10 January 2022
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  • ahmet bilal ö
    6 contributions
    This is a very nice place especially if you are travelling with your children. It was nice to learn about the habitat of the region.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • ahmet bilal ö
    6 contributions
    I had a coffee, it was delicious. Nice lake view from the veranda. Coffee was 2.7 Euro. They have very nice ice creams too.
    Written 16 June 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland28,069 contributions
    From Toivola Old Courtyard you can find artisan’s boutiques and workshops, Toivola Restaurant, and craftsmen’s homes.

    The Coppersmith’s House and the Carpenter’s House are the oldest remaining wooden residences in Jyväskylä. They were built in the 1840s.

    These craftsmen's homes have functioned as interesting museums since the mid-1950s. Here you can experience what life has been 180 years ago.
    Written 5 April 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland28,069 contributions
    This small art museum is located next to Kirkkopuisto church park.

    The exhibitions focus on exhibiting the Finnish contemporary art and art from Central Finland as well as the best of international contemporary art and old Finnish masters.

    Here art is everywhere, including the toilets.
    Written 29 March 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland28,069 contributions
    This museum is situated on the main pedestrian street in the city center of Jyväskylä.

    The museum covers all techniques of the craft. On our visit, there was an exhibition of four famous Finnish textile artists introducing modern tapestries beautifully.

    The exhibition 'Under the Apple Tree' showing miniatures was especially interesting.

    You can also find a center for national costumes and a museum shop.
    Written 29 March 2020
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  • tom55tom55
    London, UK15 contributions
    A lovely building designed by the internationally renowned architect Alvar Aalto. It features an exhibition of all his major buildings with words about them, diagrams, maps, some models and photos. Unfortunately the English captions are written in grey which makes them hard to read, especially when written on glass.
    It also has an exhibition area about the curved plywood furniture that is now world famous and everywhere, and Aino Aalto's distinctive glassware designs. Some you can sit on to try. There is a small cinema room for some films about them.
    It took about an hour to see everything.
    The gift shop is very good and the cafe is nice coffee and a good setting to rest.
    I would recommend a visit to the museum by walking along the lake side fun the centre of town. Then after the museum you can walk back through the centre of town and see the actual buildings Aalto designed - from the museum, go up the steps to the university and go from there. You can see the university campus and sport facilities, then the teaching college, and further into the town theatre, the civil guard building, and the working men's club. Near the old train station you can see the pink wooden building which is where his first architect office was. In those days almost every building on town was wooden - which shows what a shock his modern designs would have been! Overall the town is like a living museum of his work.
    On the other side of the lake the white buildings of the university campus were designed by Aalto's pupil Sipinen.
    Written 29 September 2019
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  • timetso
    Jyväskylä, Finland18 contributions
    There are some activities for young or very young children and it is free. Sunny day action site. Places for climbing, hanging, cycling and wire slide etc.
    Written 6 September 2017
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  • Tarjia
    Klaukkala, Finland237 contributions
    Main buildings are designed by Alvar Aalto. The oldest buildings are from late 19th century. Beautiful gardening.
    A real campus area, rare in Finland. Beautiful especially during the autumn with all the colours of the trees and plants.
    Written 8 October 2021
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  • Marcus D
    Tartu, Estonia1,289 contributions
    .... you need to be either a fan of the architect Alvar Aalto or an architect to really benefit from making the 40km round trip from Jyväskylä.
    The intriguing aspects, for me, are the thought that the main council chamber must lack natural lighting (but I've not been inside yet); the light and airiness of the unroofed courtyard with it's rectangular water feature; and the juxtaposition of the concrete steps leading up to the entrance to the Town Hall and the turf steps on the other side of the courtyard.
    This is my second visit. Four years ago I forgot to take a camera.
    Written 8 September 2015
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  • Maris Grunskis
    Helsinki, Finland1 contribution
    I was really surprised that something like that could exist almost in the city center! I felt like hiking through the lush forest somewhere much more south than Finland. And I didn't get tired because it's not very long. If you like to take photos of nature, wilderness, ferns and horsetails growing everywhere or macro photo, you should take your camera with you. And it's better to have comfortable shoes (but not necessary).
    What I really liked:
    - Quiet green trail trough the lush greenery, with the birds singing and dragonflies hunting for smaller insects, deadwood is left where it fell and slowly is covered by moss;
    - Within a city and close to the city center - 10 min walking distance, 5 min cycling;
    - It's not a long path, but diverse. You can go fast through it in 20 min, but if you like nature or photography or both you can spend there more than an hour.
    - good for quiet walk without a hurry, where one can stop and appreciate nature.
    Some thing that could be a problem for someone:
    - I didn't find any toilets near the start or end of the trail.
    - not accessible by wheelchair. The trail has stairs in both ends and in the middle.
    - there are information stands about the place and plants growing there, but only in Finnish.
    Overall I'm happy that I found this place and I'm positively surprised about it's location (within the city) and the attitude to the nature you can see there how more or less natural forest should look like.
    Written 7 September 2019
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  • Liamola
    Helsinki, Finland151 contributions
    Quite versatile and interesting exhibitions. The museum is rather small but still enough to see. Also some fun for kids.
    Written 30 July 2020
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland28,069 contributions
    This 480-meter long bridge completed in 1989 connects the city center via Lutakko to Kuokkala. When completed, it was Finland's fourth-longest road bridge.

    The bridge has very busy car traffic. Ylistö pedestrian bridge is much nicer for walking. Both have panoramic lake views.
    Written 25 May 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland28,069 contributions
    This S-Group shopping center is located on the city's pedestrian street. It has several chain stores, unique shops, restaurants and cafes under one roof.

    For example, here you can find a Sokos department store, Alko liquor store and Mestarin Herkku food store.
    Written 24 March 2020
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  • Tarjia
    Klaukkala, Finland237 contributions
    Whenever I visit Jyväskylä I will find time to walk or jog around the lake. It follows the lake all the way. Best place to start is at the harvour..
    This is a wonderful route offering beautiful views from every angle. Congrats to the city for offering this kind of experience! There are several outdoor gyms on the trail
    Written 8 October 2021
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