Welcome to the heart of Finnish Lakeland!
Jyväskylä is a lively, versatile city of sport, movement and well-being in which over 5 000 events are staged annually. Jyväskylä is situated in the middle of Finland, right in the heart of Urban Finnish lakeland. The city that follows in the footsteps of the world-famous architect and designer Alvar Aalto can offer visitors some amazing encounters with nature in the middle of the city as well as a variety of thought-provoking culture. Jyväskylä challenges people to get moving and enjoy some refreshing physical recreation that leaves a mark – on each and every one of us in a unique way!
Read more: https://visitjyvaskyla.fi/en
Jyväskylä (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jyväskylä) is located 275km from Helsinki and 150km from Tampere. If you arrive by car from Helsinki the fastest route is via Lahti to Jyväskylä using the E4 road. The start areas of the event are located near the centrum of Jyväskylä:
50km start area is located 10km from the centrum of Jyväskylä in Vaajakoski Sports Park at address Urheilutie 36, 40800 Jyväskylä. Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/27sQucaMxY82
30km start area is located 5km from the centrum of Jyväskylä at Huhtasuo Sports Park at address Kangasvuorentie 22, 40320 Jyväskylä. Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/S1VZ4arUmTR2
Both in the 30km and 50km start areas offer free parking. The parking areas are located very near the start areas.
The finish is located in Spa Hotel Peurunka. Free parking is also offered. The address of the finish is: Peurungantie 85, 41340 Laukaa. Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/iTNZhxzdVg32
Jyväskylä airport (https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/jyvaskyla)is located in Tikkakoski around 20 minutes drive from Jyväskylä centrum. There are no train or bus connections from the airport to the centrum of Jyväskylä. You can book a rental car to the airport or use a taxi (we recommend to book a taxi in advance, see below for taxis contact details). There are around 3 daily flight connections from Helsinki to Jyväskylä.
Helsinki-Vantaa airport (https://www.finavia.fi/en/airports/helsinki-airport) offers good train and bus connections to Jyväskylä. From the airport it is around 3hrs drive (262km) by car to Jyväskylä centrum.
By bus or train
Busses and trains arriving to Jyväskylä stop at the combined train and bus station in the heart of the city centre.
Train connections: https://www.vr.fi
Bus connections: http://www.matkahuolto.fi/en or https://www.onnibus.com/en
(if purchasing the bus ticket well in advance, ticket prices from Helsinki to Jyväskylä can be highly discounted at 10eur or even lower)
For more information, see: https://visitjyvaskyla.fi/en/worth-knowing/getting-to-jyvaskyla
Taxi numbers in Jyväskylä area:
JYTAKSI: 0100 6900 / direct taxi (nearest available taxi): 0100 87610 ( https://jytaksi.fi/en/)
Central-Finland area taxi (Keski-Suomen aluetaksi): 0100 866 44 (1.25eur/call + 1.00eur/min + pvm/mpm) (https://www.keskisuomenaluetaksi.fi)