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Jyvaskyla

3.9
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums

Popular things to do in Jyvaskyla

The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
Specialty Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Military Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
History Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Natural History Museum of Central Finland ©
Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum of Central Finland
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. It is the largest city in the region of Central Finland and on the Finnish Lakeland.Elias Lönnrot, the compiler of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, gave the city the nickname "Athens of Finland". This nickname refers to the major role of Jyväskylä as an educational centre.The works of the most famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto can be seen throughout the city. The city hosts the Neste Oil Rally Finland, which is part of the World Rally Championship. It is also home of the annual Jyväskylä Arts Festival.As of, Jyväskylä had a population of. The city has been one of the fastest growing cities in Finland during the 20th century. In 1940, there were only 8,000 inhabitants in Jyväskylä. The Jyväskylä sub-region includes Jyväskylä, Hankasalmi, Laukaa, Muurame, Petäjävesi, Toivakka, and Uurainen.EtymologyThe second part of the city's name, kylä, means village. The first part of the city's name, jyväs, has been associated with Taxus, a genus of yews, and the Old Prussian word juwis. It has also been speculated that the word jyväs refers to the sun's reflection of the surface of the water. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Jyvaskyla trip itinerary using our Finland trip planner.

Side trips from Jyvaskyla

Ahtari Zoo ©
Zoo
Ahtari Zoo Ahtari
4.2
Duration: 4 hours
Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Government Building
Kuopio Market City Hall Kuopio
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Puijo Tower ©
Observation Deck
Puijo Tower Kuopio
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen ©
Shopping Mall
Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen Tuuri
2.3
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Jyvaskyla

University of Jyvaskyla ©
University / School
University of Jyvaskyla
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Maki-Matin perhepuisto
Park
Maki-Matin perhepuisto
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jyvaskyla Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Jyvaskyla Art Museum
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Saynatsalo Town Hall ©
Landmark
Saynatsalo Town Hall
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Jyvaskyla

The Craft Museum of Finland ©
Specialty Museum
The Craft Museum of Finland
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland) ©
History Museum
Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland)
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Jyvaskyla

Viherlandia ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Viherlandia
3.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Punnitse & Saasta ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Punnitse & Saasta
3.1
Duration: 30 minutes

Trails in Jyvaskyla

Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Hiking Trail
Nyrolan luontopolku
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

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