Hiking in nature


Enchanting nature, impressive terrain and sparkling waters – the Jämsä region offers all kinds of nature experiences. Himos, Päijänne and Isojärvi National Park warmly welcome tourists to enjoy the natural beauty of Lakeland Finland. The handsome cliffs and foaming rapids display the very best of what nature has to offer. The hiking routes and nature trails draw visitors in to hiking and trekking adventures and experiences of the magical atmosphere of the forests. The Jämsä region’s hiking and outdoor routes offer unforgettable experiences for every visitor.  You can find more information from the websites www.luontoon.fi and www.retkikartta.fi. Don´t forget to read more about everyman´s rights in Finland of which are essential for all nature wanderers.


Natural Attractions

Experience nature in the stirring natural surroundings of Himos-Jämsä. Come and be amazed by natural features that were shaped by the ice age and by the valuable nature conservation areas. Jämsä, Himos and Päijänne warmly welcome visitors to enjoy the sights and sounds of Lakeland Finland. Come and be enchanted by nature as you explore the imposing gorges, verdant gullies and foaming rapids. These natural sights are waiting for the adventurers to arrive!


Hiking Routes

You can take wonderful hikes in Jämsä’s hilly and forested terrain. You can move freely along the local forest tracks, use orienteering maps to plan your own trekking route, or safely go hiking along the marked hiking routes. The beautiful and verdant forests and the impressive terrain invite you to set out hiking – trekking and relaxation come naturally among the murmuring forest breezes.


Let’s conquer the hills of Himos on Fatbikes! The electric assistance makes the cycling possible also for us less cyclomaniacs. Guided tour takes you to the paths less travelled! On the way we stop for a snack by the campfire and replenish our energy levels with roasted sausages and juice.



Birdwatching towers

It is worth coming to the Jämsä region to admire to splendid birdlife. The birdwatching sites in the area, with their great variety, offer the very best of the region. The most well-known of Jämsä’s birdwatching towers is the one located in Lokalahti, Kaipola. From there you can spot many different bird species. The other birdwatching towers on offer are Alhojärvi, Juokslahti and Olkkolanlahti. At Tuuralampi, you can observe the birdlife from a viewing platform



Is your camping experience disturbed by snoring neighbor or rocks and pine cones underneath your back? In the hammock you can enjoy your sleep individually and comfortably surrounded by the peaceful nature but also in the safety provided by the group. Body and mind are resting in the magnificent landscape and marked trails of National Park Isojärvi. 


The waterways of Central Finland are the ideal place for paddling enthusiasts. The most well-known paddling route in Himos-Jämsä is Wanha Witonen, which runs from the natural beauty of Petäjävesi to Hulkkionlahti bay on Lake Päijänne.

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