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. Himos-Jämsä and Päijänne warmly welcome visitors to enjoy the sights and sounds of Lakeland Finland. Isojärvi National Park offers peaceful forests and lakeside landscapes. Jämsä is also home to unique and impressive natural features – the very best of nature’s works of design. Come and be enchanted by nature as you explore the imposing gorges, verdant gullies and foaming rapids. Don´t forget to read more about everyman´s rights in Finland which are essential for nature lovers. These natural sights are waiting for the adventurers to arrive!
Isojärvi National Park
Located on the border of Kuhmoinen and Jämsä, the Isojärvi National Park is an ideal destination for spending a day or two. The park’s trails are a total of 30 kilometres in length. The trails are marked and there are camping and campfire sites along the way. The forester camp at Heretty has been remodelled as a summer café and an exhibit presenting the logging culture of days gone by.
Juvéninkoski is on the Nytkymenjoki River, which has a total of nine rapids. Juvéninkoski is the most impressive of these. The gorgeous waterfall is nearly seven metres in height. You simply cannot miss the highest and steepest free-falling waterfall in Central Finland.
In terms of landscape and cultural history, Rasuanniemi is an important peninsular area on Lake Kankarisvesi, close to Jämsänkoski. Rasuanniemi is an esker peninsula formed during the Ice Age by ice and water. The esker ranges between 5-15 metres in height.
Make tracks for Central Finland’s finest gorge lake, which is located in Himos-Jämsä. Ruuhijärvi is an 800 metre long and 50 metre wide humus-rich ravine lake, whose entire north shore is lined by a sheer rock face. The north face can reach heights of up to 40 metres, with the watershed continuing at both ends of the gorge.
Central Finland’s most impressive dry-land gorge watershed beckons the adventurous to explore its rock formations and caves. Located in the southwest corner of Jämsä, this protected nature reserve covers an area of four hectares. The bedrock in Vororotti is an over 1,800 million-year-old abyssal granite slab, that forms the dividing line between an ancient fjord and the granite plate of Central Finland.
This enormous glacial erratic, known as ‘Giant’s Rock‘, is located in Jämsä near Kuorevesi Church. Giant’s Rock is massive boulder 4-5 metres in height and some 6 metres in diameter. The large erratic is surrounded by thick forest. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind sight!