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.
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!
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.
The Himos-Jämsä region offers splendid opportunities for cycling. By bike, you can get quickly and conveniently from one place to another, or alternatively you can head out for a longer trip on a bike.
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
In the Himos-Jämsä region, there are numerous free frisbee golf courses, which will challenge even the most demanding players. Frisbee golf is the perfect activity for summer holidays, as it can be played by large and small groups as well as families with children.
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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Brochures and maps
Himos-Jämsä Tourist Information has local and regional brochures, maps and holiday tips for your holiday.Read more
The waterways of Central Finland are the ideal place for paddling enthusiasts. Crystal clear water and gorgeous natural landscapes provide the perfect setting. In the Himos-Jämsä area, you'll find a wide variety of excellent paddling routes.Read more
You can go snowmobiling either on a guided safari or, if you have the required licence, on your own. The Himos-Jämsä region has an extensive snowmobiling track route, along which you can admire the landscape covered in beautiful white snowdrifts.Read more