Want to really let go? The Finnish region of Jyväskylä stands for a decelerated way of life in harmony with nature. Even the journey with Finnlines slows you down and is also environmentally friendly by ferry. While beşng on the ferry and enjoyıng the view do not forget to check betting at News 22Bet website. 



  1. Jyväskylä is an official World Sauna Region


Jyväskylä is good for your skin: Tupasvilla is home to the world’s largest smoke sauna. 

With over 140,000 saunas, Jyväskylä is the official world sauna region. A sauna festival week is held once a year (at the beginning of June). Special sauna experiences can be discovered during and outside the festival, including

The Sauna Trail at Revontuli Resort combines various sauna experiences, including the traditional smoke sauna, a sauna tent and the electric Loitsu sauna.

Tupasvilla has the largest smoke sauna in the world. Tip: The revitalising peat treatment makes your skin glow!

There are 20 historic smoke saunas in the sauna village, which are open on Saturdays in summer.

  1. more forest: national parks in the Jyväskylä region

National park forests such as those in the Jyväskylä region are a green lifeline for Finns, full of treasures, stories and secrets.

The Jyväskylä region is home to four national parks: Leivonmäki, South Konnevesi, Pyhä-Häkki and Salamajärvi. Here you can experience almost untouched nature. Guided tours:

  • Forest bathing: Trees produce terpenes. Good! Because the messenger substances have a calming, anti-inflammatory and even pain-relieving effect when inhaled.
  • Forest yoga: Yoga studios and wellness resorts showcase the flora of the forest ecosystem.
  • Forest tasting: Pick berries, mushrooms and herbs in the Varjola forest for a 3-course outdoor meal.
  1. tasting: regional cuisine in the Jyväskylä region

It is not only in Jyväskylä that many Finns value high-quality cuisine that is cooked locally and sustainably. When it comes to food, many Finns value quality and sustainability. They cook in an environmentally conscious way and according to the seasons. Traditionally, ingredients from the surrounding forests or lakes are used.

In Jyväskylä town, Café Valkoinen Puu invites you to take a coffee break. In the evening, Paja offers regional dishes such as crab ravioli.

The summer bistro Sylvi in Varjola prefers to source its ingredients locally.

Hirvikartano offers regional fare, including game, fish, hand-picked berries and mushrooms.

  1. rating exceptional: special accommodation

The glass igloos at Revontuli Resort are an unforgettable experience at any time of year. The cityscape of Jyväskylä is characterized by Alvar Aalto. His vision for multi-purpose public spaces is reflected in the Säynätsalo Town Hall, where you can also spend the night.

The panoramic windows of the glass igloos at the Revontuli resort show the season: northern lights in winter, flora and fauna in spring, summer midnight sun and golden fall.

Karkausmäki’s luxury tents combine comfort and nature experiences.

Berries and mushrooms can be picked at the Kellankoski lodge on the shores of Lake Liesvesi.

  1. integrated: Sustainability in the Jyväskylä region

The entire Jyväskylä Region participates in the Sustainable Travel Finland program. In the Jyväskylä Region, responsibility is not just a trend, it is firmly anchored – also in tourism. The region is part of the “Sustainable Travel Finland” tourism program.

Many hotels, hosts and restaurants operate sustainably. They have recognized the value of nature for tourism.

Jyväskylä is taking effective measures against overtourism. Joint offers for tourists and locals promote harmonious coexistence. You are invited to take part in everyday life.

  1. sustainable and relaxed travel with Finnlines

Travel sustainably and relaxed with Finnlines. Finnlines takes you to your destination in a sustainable and relaxed way!

From Lübeck-Travemünde (accessible by public transport) to Helsinki

Optional: from Helsinki main station in approx. 3 hours by train to Jyväskylä City

Approx. 30 hours travel time (2 nights on the outward journey, 1 night on the return journey)

Comfortable ferry with 9 cabin categories, buffet restaurant, whirlpool, sun deck and much more.

Under the Finnish flag: Finnish feeling from the very first minute

Particularly sustainable travel on a ferry that is already in service for freight traffic.


A sense of responsibility is not just a trend in the Jyväskylä region, but a basic requirement for all activities – including tourism. The entire region participates in the “Sustainable Travel Finland” program, which aims to promote sustainable tourism throughout Finland. There are now a large number of hotels, private hosts and restaurants here that are fully committed to sustainability. They have understood that the lakes, the forests and the almost untouched nature are the reason why tourists appreciate and visit the region. This turns tourism into a perpetual cycle.

The city of Jyväskylä successfully tackles phenomena such as overtourism by offering different services to both tourists and locals, creating a harmonious coexistence rather than “side by side”. Visitors to the region are welcome to take part in the everyday life of the locals. Many residents open their doors to guests and invite them to go for a walk, do handicrafts or cook together.

In the Jyväskylä region, getting around on foot, by bicycle or public transport is actively encouraged, which contributes to the development of a sustainable urban structure. Jyväskylä’s cityscape is characterised by the architecture of Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), who moved to the city with his family at the age of five. Aalto strove for a close organic connection between buildings and landscape. He used only natural materials such as wood, stone and Bakelite, subordinating form to functional requirements. His vision of creating multi-purpose public spaces is still preserved today by young architects and entrepreneurs in the city with the Säynätsalo Town Hall. In addition to the municipal administration, the town hall also houses the municipal library, apartments for municipal employees as well as commercial space and guest rooms.


Regional cuisine in the Jyväskylä region

Finnish cuisine impressively reflects the Finns’ mentality and connection to nature. Households often use ingredients that come directly from the surrounding forests or lakes. Many of the country’s restaurants have also committed themselves to this philosophy and consistently use regional and seasonal ingredients. They not only attach importance to high quality, but also to sustainability. The focus is on enjoying dishes that have been carefully prepared and promote an awareness of the environment and the seasons. Here you will not only eat, but also experience a deep connection to nature and the culture of the country.

Bistro Sylvi

The quaint Bistro Sylvi is located in the old main house of Varjola and is named after the third matron of Varjola, a lady called Sylvi. She had a passion for picking berries and mushrooms from the forest, growing potatoes and appreciated good food. Inspired by her role model, the bistro’s ingredients are sourced as far as possible from producers, forests and waterways in the surrounding area. The bistro is open from June to August from Tuesday to Saturday.