As you might have heard, Finns are great sport enthusiasts, with a particular passion for winter sports such as ice-hockey, cross-country skiing and ski-jumping. Finns also excel internationally in athletics, swimming, wrestling and motor sports. Most Finns learn to ski at a very early age.

One specialty during the summer is the Finnish version of baseball (pesäpallo) which is also an example of how Finns have adopted foreign sports.

If you like sports, Jyväskylä is the place to be! The following is a list of some of the sports facilities in Jyväskylä: fitness and aerobics clubs, swimming, spas, squash, badminton and tennis courts, cycling, jogging tracks, Laajavuori Winter Sports Centre, outdoor recreation areas, Killerjärvi Equestrian Sports Centre.

Further information:

Offered at the University   

Other sports and Recreation

Spa facilities

Golf Courses

Please see also the section Family Matters for more Recreational Activities.