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 that 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.

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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.

Hiking routes

Cycling

The joy of cycling through a beautiful city, breathtaking natural sites and Himos’s mountainous terrain. 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 mountain bike. Also on offer is the bumpy and winding Pumptrack, located in the centre of Jämsä.

Cycling

Paddling

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, along which you can take in the very best that the nature of Central Finland has to offer.

Paddling

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!

Natural attractions

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

Birdwatching towers

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