Travelling tips

City of Jyväskylä


Jyväskylä is located 270 km north of the capital Helsinki within good flight, rail and road connections from all parts of the country. It is the main city of the central Finnish Lake district, a lively university town with about 140,000 inhabitants.

Jyväskylä has special expertise in the fields of paper manufacturing and paper machinery, as well as energy production, environmental, information and wellness technology.

The city of Jyväskylä offers its visitors a showcase of production by Alvar Aalto, the world famous Finnish architect. His architecture comprising buildings, town plans, interiors and design, e.g. furniture, is displayed in the Alvar Aalto Museum as well as in the municipal buildings and at the University. Surrounded by lakes, ridges and forests, Jyväskylä is a place of great natural beauty.

In November, the weather may vary from clear and sunny to snowy. The average daytime temperature is around -4 – +1° C. See Finnish Meteorological Institute for more information.

Get in

Finland is easily accessible from all over the world. Many international airlines have regular flights to Helsinki and visitors can reach Jyväskylä easily by plane, train, or bus. The flight from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 40 minutes, and the train or bus journey about 3 hours. There are also flights to Tampere (approx. 150 km from Jyväskylä) from several European cities.

Jyväskylä Airport is located at only a 20 minutes’ drive from the city center. There are no public transportation from the airport to the city center and a taxi should be booked in advance. Trains and buses arrive right in the city center at the public transport interchange. For more details on flights, please see Finnair, for trains see VR Railways and for buses see Matkahuolto.

For good travelling tips, please see the Jyväskylä Convention Bureau’s website. The pages provide visitors with tips for accommodation, restaurants, traffic connections and Finnish specialties such as the sauna. Furthermore, Wikivoyge‘s and Wikitravel‘s pages for Jyväskylä offer some good advice.