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Jyväskylä

Credits: Julia Kivelä

Jyväskylä is a dynamic, youthful and lively city in the Lakeland region of Finland.

Jyväskylä is famous for its achievements in science and technology, many cultural activities and beautiful natural environment.
Credits: Julia Kivelä

Welcome to Jyväskylä

Aerial view of stand up paddlers in front of the city of Jyväskylä.
Credits: Julia Kivelä

Jyväskylä promotes itself as the Human Technology City. Established in 1837, Jyväskylä has always been closely associated with Finland’s education, and teacher training in particular has long traditions here.

Nowadays, Jyväskylä plays host to a large student population – almost 30% of those living here are students.

Where in Finland?

Jyväskylä

City facts

Population: 145 000

Flight connections: Jyväskylä Airport is situated 25 kilometres from the city centre.

Distance from Helsinki:

– Plane 35 minutes
– Train 4 hours
– Car 3 hours

Contact

Jyväskylä Convention Bureau
Tietotalo, Kilpisenkatu 1
40100 Jyväskylä
Phone +358 50 344 6496
info@jcb.fi


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From wood to nanotechnology

The main fields of industry in the Jyväskylä region are machinery and automation, printing and communication, and wood processing. Special expertise also exists in the fields of paper making, energy, and environmental and information technologies.

These are complemented by growing new sectors such as wellness and nanotechnology. A number of international companies (including Metso, UPM-Kymmene, M-Real and Vapo) are located in Jyväskylä, with collaboration between higher education and business building the foundation of new entrepreneurial activity.

University city

The University of Jyväskylä is a highly popular multidisciplinary university with a total of seven faculties. It’s home to the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences, which exerts considerable influence on the emerging field of wellness technology.

The Agora Center, a meeting place for people and technology, is an important research centre at the University of Jyväskylä. The centre aims to develop technology that serves people’s needs from a human perspective.

Boats and saunaboats at a pier on the shores of Lake Jyväsjärvi.
Credits: Julia Kivelä

Lively and compact

Jyväskylä is a great city to explore on foot since key services in the city centre are easily located within walking distance from one another. The city’s real gem is its pedestrian precinct, which serves as a venue for many cultural events and as a general rendezvous point for residents and visitors alike.

The Jyväskylä area offers numerous opportunities for recreation. In summer, visitors can enjoy a cruise on glittering Lake Päijänne, or try hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and even open-air dancing. In wintertime, there are various ski resorts that can accommodate both downhill and cross-country enthusiasts.

1,200 participants watching a performance in the Wilhelm Hall in Jyväskylä Pavilion.
Credits: Tommi Penttinen