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Jyväskylä - in the heart of Finland

Jyväskylä is a dynamic, youthful and lively city, which on the basis of its specializations promotes itself as the Human Technology City. The City of Jyväskylä is the seventh largest city in Finland with almost 130 000 residents; it is famous for its achievements in science and technology, its high-quality cultural activities and beautiful natural environment. Jyväskylä is also known as a city of higher education, the architecture of Alvar Aalto and the annual world championship Neste Oil Rally Finland.

Jyväskylä was established in 1837. From the very beginning the city has been closely associated with education. Nowadays Jyväskylä is home to students in many different fields. Almost thirty per cent of the population consists of school-goers and students.

Jyväskylä is a great city for those on foot, since key services, hotels and venues like Jyväskylä Paviljonki and Agora are located within walking distance of each other. The real gem is the pedestrian precinct, the lively heart of the city, which serves as a venue for events and as a general rendezvous for residents and visitors alike.

The area offers numerous opportunities for recreation to complement a congress or conference. In summer you can enjoy a cruise on glorious Lake Päijänne, or try hiking, biking, boating, fishing, and open-air dancing. In wintertime there are various ski resorts for downhill and cross-country enthusiasts.

Jyväskylä is a sporting paradise for all those interested in physical wellbeing. The beautiful, unspoilt and varied nature in the Jyväskylä Region is the perfect place to experience the joys of physical activity all year round.

Facts & Figures

Population 128,028

Flight connections
Jyväskylä Airport is situated 25 kilometres from Jyväskylä in Tikkakoski.

Distance from Helsinki:

 35 min 

 342 km, 4 hours    276 km, 3 hours 



Meeting Facilities

The largest meeting venue is the Jyväskylä Paviljonki with versatile meeting facilities and auditorium providing seating for 1200 delegates. In addition, large conferences and events hosting thousands of guests can be arranged in the exhibition halls at the Paviljonki.

See a detailed list of facilities offered by FCB members in Jyväskylä

For a complete list of facilities, please contact the Jyväskylä Convention Bureau

Total Accommodation

9 hotels, 1202 rooms, 2267 beds
2 summer hotels, 197 rooms, 490 beds
2 hostels, 37 rooms, 96 beds

Education & Research

University of Jyväskylä: over 15,000 students, over a hundred subject area disciplines and seven faculties, including Finland's only Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences

The university has several unique research centres that combine business activities, research and education: the Agora Human Technology Centre, the Viveca Wellness Centre, Nanoscience Center and Accelerator Laboratory.

JAMK University of Applied Sciences: 8000 students

Air Force Academy

Jyväskylä Vocational Institute 


Jyväskylä Science Park is one of the fastest growing technology centres in Finland

Emphasis on ICT, papermaking, environmental technology, energy technology, nano technology and wellness technology 

160 companies are located in the Science Park, providing employment for around 2500 professionals 

Largest industries in the Jyväskylä region are the metal industry and paper and wood refining industries 

Places of Interest

See tourist information

Your Contact in Jyväskylä
Jyväskylä Convention Bureau
Asemakatu 6
FI-40100 Jyväskylä
Phone +358 400 629 863
Fax +358 14 214 393

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