Jyväskylä travel guide

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Introduction to Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä is a destination known for attractions like Mäki-Matti Family Park, Nero Stairs, and Natural History Museum of Central Finland. Travelers who visit this city in the region of Central Finland are often fascinated by the rich history and interesting culture it offers. We recommend taking the time to explore this city in Finland on foot and walk alongside the over 141.4 thousand locals who live in Jyväskylä. You’ll quickly discover you’re surrounded by endless numbers of things to see and do.

Easily accessible from Jyvaskyla airport, Jyväskylä is the perfect base for a memorable and unique vacation in Finland any time of the year.

You'll learn more fascinating facts about Jyväskylä as you explore this spectacular city.

Traveling to Jyväskylä is especially rewarding for anyone eager to connect with locals and learn more about their unique culture and traditions.

Get ready to explore and learn more about the city of Jyväskylä below!

Top services in Jyväskylä

Here on this page, you'll find all the top travel services in Jyväskylä, Finland. Check out the cheapest and most popular flights offered by 280 airlines that fly to Finland. Compare the rates and services of the 4 types of places to stay in Jyväskylä and the 5 car rental companies offering CDW insurance coverage. We make it easy for you to find and book the top services in Jyväskylä.

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Learn more about Finland

There are many reasons to visit the city of Jyväskylä, but a trip to Finland needs no explanation.

Exploring Finland, which spans 338,424 square kilometers, is an adventure of a lifetime. Finland offers an abundance of truly magical places to discover, including cultural, historic, and scenic sites of significant value to both locals and travelers.

As the home country of many world-famous attractions like the spectacular Mäki-Matti Family Park, Nero Stairs, and the Natural History Museum of Central Finland, you’re all set for a unique and memorable travel experience in Finland.

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What to see in Jyväskylä

Jyväskylä has something for everyone. Regardless of age and interest, travelers have the best time exploring every corner of the city.

Read on to discover the best places to visit and find out what to expect from the city of Jyväskylä.

Top attractions in Jyväskylä

Home to plenty of top attractions, Jyväskylä is more than just a wonderful city in Finland. Jyväskylä is a travel hotspot and a great place to experience a mix of the traditional and modern culture of Finland.

One fascinating sight in Jyväskylä is the unforgettable Mäki-Matti Family Park. Considered one of the most well-known attractions in the city, a visit to this spectacular travel destination is something you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Jyväskylä.

Mäki-Matti Family Park is open for visitors at any time of the day and is located at Oikokatu 7, 40700 Jyväskylä, Finland.

For more information about what you can expect during a vacation in Finland, check out our list of top attractions in Jyväskylä below. Discover the best places to visit in Jyväskylä, including the fascinating Mäki-Matti Family Park, Nero Stairs, Natural History Museum of Central Finland, Museum of Central Finland, and Laajavuori.

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Things to do in Jyväskylä

Enrich your travel experience in Jyväskylä by joining tours and activities. Jyväskylä offers an exciting selection of top-rated tours and it's easy for every traveler to find something to their liking. Take the opportunity to catch the top attractions on a tour, stay active with an adventurous excursion, or learn something new about the local history or culture of the city.

Discover the most popular experiences in Jyväskylä below.

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Vacation packages in Jyväskylä

The best and easiest way to visit Jyväskylä is by booking a vacation package. A vacation package includes everything you need for a worry-free and perfectly planned holiday in Finland.

Booking a vacation package to Jyväskylä means spending less time planning and more time enjoying your vacation. A vacation package includes everything from flight tickets, accomodation, and a rental car, to 24/7 personal travel support and a carefully planned travel itinerary. You can also take your vacation in Jyväskylä to the next level by adding tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your trip.

Apart from providing you with everything you need to travel comfortably, your vacation package to Jyväskylä is also fully customizable. In other words, you can add or remove services at your own convenience, to create the perfect vacation for you and your travel companions.

On our website, you will find unique vacation packages to Jyväskylä, including flight tickets, hotel reservations, and recommendations for the best sightseeing spots, restaurants, bars, and activities.

Continue to the next section to learn more about what types of vacations you can book in the city of Jyväskylä.

Find vacation packages in Jyväskylä

Discover and compare vacation packages that take you to the wonderful city of Jyväskylä.

The best flights, hotels, and activities in Jyväskylä get fully booked quickly. Use the search tool below to find the best vacation packages in Finland. Your customized holiday package to Jyväskylä is only a few clicks away!

How to get to Jyväskylä

To get to the city of Jyväskylä the fastest way possible, travelers from outside Finland can travel by plane. International travelers can fly to Jyväskylä by booking flights with any of the 1 airline that offer direct flights to Jyvaskyla airport. Some airlines that operate flights to Jyvaskyla airport are Ryanair, Air China, Turkish Airlines, LATAM Airlines, and United Airlines. Go to this page to compare all flights to Jyväskylä.

To reach the city of Jyväskylä, travelers can choose from various airport transfer options available at Jyvaskyla airport.

If you're looking for the best flight ticket deals to Jyväskylä, knowing the cheapest travel time and which airlines offer the most affordable flights is helpful. Luckily, we have this information for you. Discover more about the cheapest and most popular flights to Jyvaskyla airport and Jyväskylä below.

Find cheap flights to Jyväskylä

Over the years, more airlines have started offering flexible and direct flights to Jyväskylä, making it one of the most accessible travel destinations in Finland. However, it is usually cheaper to fly to Jyväskylä, Finland, in May.

The cheapest one-way flight to Jyväskylä costs around 81 EUR and is offered by the airline Finnair.

The cheapest round-trip flights to Jyväskylä cost approximately 900 EUR in total. The departure flight leaves on May 18 and the return flight is scheduled on May 25. The flight time is around 25 hours per way.

The return flight is operated by Turku.

Use the search tool below to find the cheapest flights to Finland and the city of Jyväskylä from your city of departure.

Popular flights to Jyväskylä

Travelers visiting Jyväskylä in Finland can fly to Jyvaskyla airport directly from 1171 destinations worldwide.

The three most popular routes to Jyvaskyla airport and the city of Jyväskylä in Finland depart from Sydney airport in Sydney, Australia, Valencia airport in Valencia, Spain, and Barcelona–El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain.

Travelers can fly to Finland by choosing from from 1 weekly flight(s) from Sydney; from 1 weekly flight(s) from Valencia; and from 1 weekly flight(s) from Barcelona.

The airline that operates most flights to Finland is Cambodia Airways. Cambodia Airways offers 8 scheduled flight routes to Finland.

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Where to stay in Jyväskylä

An essential factor to consider when traveling to a new place or country is accommodation. While visiting a city as fantastic as Jyväskylä is always exciting, any avid traveler knows that accommodations often make or break the vacation experience.

The best place to stay in Jyväskylä usually depends on travelers' needs and preferences. However, booking accommodation in downtown Jyväskylä offers a ton of benefits.

Staying at the heart of the city allows you to easily walk to many of the top sights and dining areas in Jyväskylä and cut down on your travel expenses. Centrally-located accommodations are also an excellent choice for travelers in Jyväskylä planning to go on a quick tour or drive to the neighboring regions.

In Jyväskylä, you'll find 4 different types of places to stay catering to every taste, budget, and reason for travel. For example, honeymooners or travelers on a romantic getaway in Finland can experience the ultimate relaxation at one of the 5-star or 4-star hotels in Jyväskylä. Travelers whose purpose is sightseeing can also find plenty of mid-range hotels to budget-friendly accommodations in the city, allowing access to many of the top attractions in Jyväskylä.

Learn more about the most popular places to stay and the top-rated hotels in Jyväskylä in the next sections.

Popular types of accommodation in Jyväskylä

A trip to the fascinating Jyväskylä, Finland, means opportunities to relax at any of the 4 different types of places to stay in the city. Overall, travelers can choose from the following: 50 vacation rental apartments, 31 hotels, 10 cottages and 0 hostels. While each type offers varying amenities and rates, there is no denying that Jyväskylä provides a great selection of lodging options ready to cater to every kind of guest.

Among all these choices available in the city, Hotel Verso is one of the top picks of travelers in Jyväskylä.

The hotel is located at Kauppakatu 35 and boasts many great utilities, including Air conditioning, Free Wi-Fi, and Bar.

Budget accommodations are also incredibly popular among travelers in Jyväskylä. Cheaper alternatives allow travelers to save on accommodation costs and have more to spend on other experiences.

In Jyväskylä, travelers looking for an economical yet top-rated place to stay usually choose Time Hostel & Apartments. For approximately 32 EUR, guests can book a comfortable Unknown at this popular hotel.

Below is a list of all 4 different types of places to stay in Jyväskylä. Select the type you prefer to compare options under each category and find the best accommodation.

Top hotels in Jyväskylä

Hotels are travelers' go-to accommodations in Jyväskylä for the unique experience they provide. So if you're the kind of traveler who prefers staying at hotels, you'll be glad to know that the city is home to around 91 hotels.

Besides offering basic amenities, many hotels in Jyväskylä provide meals and extras, such as shuttle services, spa facilities, tour desks, and other services. But because not all hotels in Jyväskylä are created equal, finding the best in the city often requires careful research. For your convenience, we've done all the research to make it easier for you to check out all the top hotels in Jyväskylä.

If comfort, convenience, and affordability are your non-negotiables, check out Hotel Verso, the top 4-star hotel in the city. When all you need is a pleasant place to rest and sleep in between your activities in Jyväskylä, the highest-rated 3-star hotel, GreenStar Hotel Jyvaskyla, is for you.

Below is our hand-picked list of the best hotels in the Jyväskylä. Travelers are encouraged to book early as these hotels quickly reach capacity.

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Use the Accommodation Search tool below to find available stays in the city of Jyväskylä on specific dates. This handy feature also allows you to compare prices and amenities.

Enter the preferred check-in and check-out dates. Then, select the number of guests and rooms. Click the Search button to find all the available hotels and places to stay in the city of Jyväskylä that match the information provided.

Car rental in Jyväskylä

Experience the freedom and convenience of a self-drive vacation by renting a car for your adventures in Jyväskylä. Jyväskylä has 5 car rental companies ready to provide you with the perfect vehicle for your travels.

Automatic cars for rent in Jyväskylä start from 44.81 EUR per day or 313.65 EUR per week. The cheapest automatic rental car is a Volkswagen Golf.

If you prefer driving a manual car, you’ll find multiple options for rent in Jyväskylä, starting from 40.07 EUR per day or 280.5 EUR per week. The cheapest manual rental car is a Skoda Fabia.

Learn more about the different types of cars you can rent in Jyväskylä, Finland, below.

Popular types of car rental in Jyväskylä

Discover and choose from our broad range of popular car rental options in the city of Jyväskylä to find the best car for your travel plans. Travelers in Jyväskylä can choose from small cars, medium cars, large cars, estate cars, mini vans, SUVs, convertibles, premium cars, camper vans, mini campers, vans, cars. All car rentals come with CDW insurance for added protection throughout your trip.

Renting a car is a popular choice among travelers who want to explore Finland at their own pace. The most popular type of car rental among small groups of travelers in Jyväskylä is a TopLevel.

Another very popular type of car to rent in Jyväskylä is a TopLevel. This car is particularly popular among couples and solo travelers touring the city of Jyväskylä.

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Popular destinations to visit after Jyväskylä

The city of Jyväskylä is just one of the many unique and scenic destinations you can visit in Finland. So if you're itching for another cultural adventure, a relaxing road trip, an action-filled city break, or a memorable weekend getaway, know that Finland has it all.

Finland is calling, and the country is asking you to experience its culture and diversity to the fullest! Take the opportunity to visit other captivating places in Finland that are as magical as the city of Jyväskylä. The most popular travel destinations in Finland are listed below. Click on the name of the place you want to explore next to learn more about it.

All the best destinations in Finland

When unsure of where to go next, use the map below. This map shows the locations of all the best destinations in Finland. Use the map to plan your trip and find the best routes.

Domestic flights from Jyväskylä

A taste of Finland through a visit to Jyväskylä can often reignite a traveler's passion for adventure. When this happens, the best way to satisfy this wanderlust is to book a domestic flight from Jyväskylä to another remarkable destination in Finland.

To begin your search for the best or cheapest flights from the city of Jyväskylä to other spectacular locations in Finland, jump to the last section of this travel guide.

Popular domestic flights from Jyväskylä

Travelers in Finland can catch flights to domestic airports in Helsinki. Domestic flights in Finland are operated by 1 airline: Finnair. There are around 1 scheduled flight routes operating to Jyväskylä on a weekly basis.

From Jyväskylä, travelers can book scheduled flights to 1 domestic destinations.

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