Jyväskylä city life
Jyväskylä is a charming city with a modern architecture, offering you the opportunity to admire works of the famous architect Alvar Aalto, as the city includes around thirty buildings built by him. Covering many shopping streets, bars and places where you can enjoy nature, Jyväskylä offers plenty of leisure activities.
The main places to visit in Jyväskylä:
- The Alvar Aalto Museum
- The Museum of Central Finland
- Petäjävesi Old Church
- Saynatsalo Town Hall
- Toivola Old Courtyard – with seven beautiful wooden buildings from the late nineteenth century
Relax, walk or have a picnic in Church Park, one of the most popular places in Jyväskylä during the spring and summer seasons. Around here, you can also enjoy a coffee in one of the numerous terraces. The Päijänne Lake is a nice spot where you can swim, go fishing, or even sail.
Yläkaupunki area has a broad range of restaurants, bars, shopping stores and entertainment venues.
Sports play an important part in the life of Jyväskylä city, as you can attend many of the local sports events, related to ice hockey, football, baseball, water polo, basketball and other.
Jyväskylä hosts several annual festivals and local events, like the annual Jyväskylä Arts Festival, Arctic and Fabulous Film Festival, Sataman Yö is an annual pop music festival.
Whenever you feel the need to change the scenery, from Jyväskylä you are only three hours away from Helsinki, the capital.
International atmosphere in Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä has a diverse population, with the largest ethnic minorities that live here are: Russians, Estonians, Afghans, people from U.S., New Zealand.
Due to the skilled work force and high quality of life, Jyväskylä has been attracting innovative businesses, foreign investors and real estate developers, assisting multinational companies to expand their global markets by opening a local branch or representation.
In Jyväskylä, winters are long, snowy, cold, and dark and summers are warm. In the winter, you will only experience around five hours of daylight and average high temperatures range between – 3 and – 5 °C (26 – 22 °F). Summers usually have mild temperatures, with daily averages of around 22 °C (72 °F) in July. The so-called midnight twilight (long daylight) occurs during summer.