Lahti has so many things going for it! The city center offers incredible forest trails next to winter stadion, Alvar Aalto architecture, whiskey tasting and mouthwatering Finnish cooking. Lahti is a fantastic non-touristy day trip destination from Helsinki!
Finland Lakeland is the largest lake district in Europe! Spend a relaxing holiday or holiday in the Lakeland landscape of hills, forests, and never-ending blue lakes. Read more about Finnish Lakeland activities and places here.
Jyväskylä is a major city in the Lakeland area, 3 hours north of Helsinki. If you are exploring southern and middle Finland, visiting Jyväskylä will be a highlight of your trip! It’s a city that all Finns love. In this post, I’ll tell you little inside things and show 10 charming Jyväskylä things to do, self-guided.
How does a design and nature-filled Alvar Aalto tour in Jyväskylä sound? Think sunny Päijänne lake islets, red brick houses, marble, Finnish filter coffee, tall pines, strawberry meringue cake, sheltered patios, and forest window views.