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.Put Jyvaskylan Harbour into our Jyvaskyla travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Jyvaskyla.
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Lutakko Harbor is the northernmost harbor of Lake Päijänne. It is located near the Jyväskylä railway and bus station. On our visit, the weather was cloudy with rain showers. There were very few... more »
Jyväskylän Satama (Jyväskylä Harbor) is extremely beautiful in summer. You see charming old boats there. You may also take part in lake and canal cruises. They even have lunch and dinner cruises... more »
Beautiful spot with all your needs. Lake cruise, old ships converted into bars, nice atmosphere.
A nice place to sit and watch the boats and enjoy the weather
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