Jyväskylän yliopiston kauppakorkeakoulu

Attractions and activities in Jyväskylä


Jyväskylä is known for especially its location by the Lake called Jyväsjärvi, a famous architect Alvar Aalto and his buildings around the city and also for its easiness of walk everywhere in the city. So if you are going to stay here longer we are sure that you will find a nice way to spend your leisure time in many different ways.

Activities by the lake and sauna

The city and the Agora building for our conference are located by the Lake Jyväsjärvi. So if the weather is fine, you can go to swimming in the backyard of the university. Also, if you stay overnight at the hotel Alba, you can make a reservation in the evening in sauna (maybe wise to ask beforehand) and swim in a lake from the sauna. Possibility to the experience of Finnish sauna is available in other hotels too. Please take swimming trousers or swimsuit with you.

By the lake there are also a lot of other activities than swimming. For example Tavinsulka rents kayaks or related boats with prior agreement (minimum charge 100€) from the hotel Alba, so you can do kayaking/boating yourself. Cheaper option is renting kayaks directly from Tavinsulka at Lake Tuomiojärvi. You can find specific information about renting below:


If you want to relax and take more time on the lake you can take a boat cruise from the harbour to other lakes. One of the most interesting routes includes going through a lock. The harbour is about 0.5 km from the hotels and you should reserve time a couple of hours for the cruises. More information of fun cruises from Jyväskylä:



Outdoor activities, culture and shopping

You can have a nice walk around our university old campus called Seminaarinmäki (orginally, set up around 1860 and also buildings designed by the architect Alvar Aalto).

You can make a walk or jogging tour around a smaller part of the lake. Actually, as a social programme in the conference we organize a very early morning walk (about an hour) along this route on Thursday morning at 6.30 for interested participants.

You could also rent a bike and make a larger tour round the whole lake Jyväsjärvi. In about middle of the tour there is a nice garden called Viherlandia. You can have a lunch or coffee there and buy some Finnish designed souvenirs from the Iittala Outlet store. A beautiful place called Kuokkalan kartano (see tips above, history and arts) is located close to Viherlandia too. The route is 12.8 kilometres, so it is possible almost walk this route too but a bike might be nicer option.

Some hotels have their own bike renting, but please ask from the hotel more information about the renting a bike beforehand. If you want to rent a bike by yourself, PolkupyöräTori: http://www.polkupyoratori.fi/bicycle-rentals and Toivola Old Courtyard: http://vanhapiha.fi/rent-a-bike/ are good options for that.

If the weather is rainy, there are several interesting museums and shopping places in the city. We would recommend specifically the Aalto museum: http://www.alvaraalto.fi/index_en.htm, which is very close to the conference venue (10 minutes).

Another place where you should visit is the courtyard called Toivola Old Courtyard (Cygnaeuksenkatu 2). It consists of the oldest buildings of Jyväskylä and has a very comfortable atmosphere. You can visit in the little museums, handwork forge, shops and enjoy a home-made food and pastries at the café Muisto. More information in Finnish and pictures: http://vanhapiha.fi/ 

The widest shopping and restaurant options you find by walking through the pedestrian called Kauppakatu in the city center. Kauppakatu is the only street using its original name from the year of the foundation of Jyväskylä city in 1837.


Links for more information

For Congress Participants: http://www.jcb.fi/en/etusivu/for-congress-participants

Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.fi/Attractions-g189942-Activities-Jyvaskyla_Central_Finland.html

Other Sightseeings and Themed Routes: http://visitjyvaskyla.fi/en

Other Tips: https://blogit.haaga-helia.fi/matka2015/10-things-to-do-and-see-in-jyvaskyla/

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Important upcoming dates

March 1, 2017

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Extended deadline March 8, 2017

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April 1, 2017

  • A notification regarding the full paper and abstract acceptances
  • A notification regarding the pre-conference doctoral school acceptances
  • A notification regarding the special track acceptances


September 30, 2017

  • Publication submissions
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International Doctoral
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