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The Himos Tourist Centre in Jämsä is an eternal favourite of winter holidaymakers, and the town of Jyväskylä is full of culture, bringing architecture enthusiasts to the Alvar Aalto Museum.
It is easy to take a cheap holiday in Central Finland in any season – the natural surroundings always offer something to do free of charge, and rental cottages and hotels are available all year round. Jyväskylä, the largest town, has an airport with international connections via Helsinki.
Swap city stress and filthy air for unspoilt nature and peaceful lakeside landscapes. A holiday in Central Finland will take you through diverse natural landscapes, as Central Finland contains the Southern Konnevesi, Isojärvi, Leivonmäki and Pyhä-Häkki National Parks. There is plenty to see, so strap on your hiking boots and follow the routes through these magnificent landscapes.
On your holiday in Central Finland, pay a visit to the lively university town of Jyväskylä. Large parts of the town were designed by Alvar Aalto, Finland's best-known architect, so there is plenty for fans of art and architecture to see in Jyväskylä. Visit an exhibition at the Museum of Central Finland and take the kids to Peukkula adventure park. You may want to stop off at the old hydroelectric plant in Vaajakoski or visit the factory shop at the Panda Sweet Factory.
The town of Jämsä, on the western shore of Lake Päijänne, is a popular place to spend a holiday in a cottage. In the summer, holidaymakers often visit the town's museums, the wide range of shops and the lido. Himos is also open in the summer, when the ski resort's snowmobile and quad safaris, slalom competitions, ski slopes, cross-country tracks and ski school make way for cycling routes, canoeing trips, the Himos Golf Course, American car events and concerts at Himos Arena.
Head for Kuhmoinen to see the Pyhänpää and Pyhävuori rock paintings, about a quarter of a mile apart on the western shore of Lake Päijänne. Kuhmoinen also contains Päijälä castle hill, which dates back to the early middle ages.
Take a holiday in relaxing Central Finland and combine cottage trips with breathtakingly beautiful hiking routes, fascinating historical sites and enthralling urban culture.
Located in the heart of Jyvaskyla, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kauppakatu, Jyväskylä Regional Tourist information and Market Square, Jyvaskyla. Fantasi Movie Theater Complex and Jyvaskyla Paviljonki are also within 10 minutes.
Situated near the beach, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Jyvaskyla Paviljonki, Jyväskylä City Theatre, and Jyväskylä Regional Tourist information. Kauppakatu and Jyvaeskylae Art Museum are also within 15 minutes.
Situated in Jyvaskyla, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Agora Center, Alvar Aalto Museum and Keski-Suomen Museo. Lounaispuisto and University of Jyvaskyla are also within 15 minutes.
Situated near the beach in Jyvaskyla, this apartment is close to Jyvaskyla Paviljonki, Jyväskylä City Theatre and Jyväskylä Regional Tourist information. Also nearby are Fantasi Movie Theater Complex and Jyvaeskylae Art Museum.
This family-friendly Jyvaskyla hotel is located in the suburbs, within 3 mi (5 km) of Laajis Ski Resort, Market Square, Jyvaskyla and Kauppakatu. Jyvaeskylaen Jaahalli and Synergia-Arena are also within 3 miles (5 km).
Located in the heart of Jyvaskyla, this hotel is steps away from Jyväskylä Regional Tourist information and Kauppakatu. Jyväskylä City Theatre and Jyvaskyla Paviljonki are also within 5 minutes.
This family-friendly Laukaa hotel is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Laukaan Peurunkagolf and Laukaa Church Museum. Nokkakivi Amusement Park and Market Square, Jyvaskyla are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Located in the heart of Jyvaskyla, this hotel is steps away from Kauppakatu, Fantasi Movie Theater Complex and Jyväskylä Regional Tourist information. Jyvaeskylae Art Museum and Market Square, Jyvaskyla are also within 5 minutes.