Central Finland is the birthplace of many Finnish rally heroes and the home of the annual Neste Oil Rally in August. A wide range of motorsports can be enjoyed here. Be the co-driver or grab the wheel yourself!
In the summer, one of the slopes in Laajavuori Ski Center in Jyväskylä transforms into a car racing track. It's crazy, it's safe, it's fun.
Take a look at our region from the bird's eye perspective! For hot balloon flights, contact the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office or the following companies:
Safe and fun riding tours in the countryside are organized by many local riding stables. For more information, contact the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office or the following service providers:
You can traverse Central Finland on foot as well. The nature trail network in Finland is extensive and well-maintained. If you wish to get off the beaten track, you can, for the Finnish laws of public access allow you to roam the countryside freely. Read more...For a real boost to your walking exercise try Nordic walking - instruction and equipment rental is readily found for example from the following leisure centers:Hiking in Finland
Central Finland offers many delightful routes for biking. Long and short tours take you around lakes and up and down scenic hills. Biking in Finland is easy as there are plenty of biking paths in towns and in the countryside alike. If you don't want to bring your own bike, contact the regional tourist offices or for example the following service providers for bike rental:
Come and find some serious off-road challenges in the Central Finnish forests! Many leisure service providers offer guided tours and/or equipment rental for off-road biking. Contact the Jyväskylä Region Tourist Office for details.
There are also two Nordic Bike Parks in the region, Himos Bike Park and Laajavuori Bike Park, where you can feel the thrill of riding hard and fast down the slopes and forest paths of the local ski centers.
Golf at midnight? It is possible in Finland, where daylight hours extend far into the night in summertime. Even though golf is a popular sport in Finland, the courses are comfortably uncrowded. Take your pick from among the following Central Finnish golf courses - or tour them all!
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The Finnish wilds invite hunters world-wide, and game that can be found in Central Finland include hare, wildfowl, elk, deer and beaver. The hunting season begins in late August. Opportunities abound also for a variety of gun sports, ranging from clay pigeon and airgun shooting to laser trap and archery. Contact for example the following service providers:
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