Water activities


Rip-roaring water activities, fishing, relaxing days on the beach and the ease of boat life. Finnish Lakeland invites you to get the most out of your holiday in Jämsä.The Himos-Jämsä region boasts a stunning array of activities for summer holidaymakers. Jämsä has over 400 lakes, the largest of which are Lake Päijänne and Lake Längelmävesi. The fish-filled waters of Finnish Lakeland and its sunny beaches offer the perfect setting for spending a summer day. In the Himos-Jämsä area, you’ll also be able to enjoy fun water activities and sway along on the rolling waters of Lake Päijänne in a boat or on a cruise.


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Fun on the waters

The glittering waters of Finnish Lakeland beckon visitors to plunge into its wide array of water activities. Slip into a pair of waterskis and skim across the surface of the water, hop onto a towable tube for a rip-roaring ride behind a motorboat or enjoy the peace and quiet of a day on an SUP. An active holiday in the Himos-Jämsä region offers a wide range of fun water activities, which you’ll be able to enjoy while admiring the beautiful lake scenery. There’s plenty to do for both beginners and more experienced veterans. Happy days spent playing on the water, Lucky Fish offer unbeatably fun experiences and fishing  for your holiday.



The fish-filled waters of Finnish Lakeland beckon the visitor. There’s nothing quite so relaxing as spending a summer day watching a bobber for a bite or angling for salmon on the Survosenkoski or Virtalanvirta rapids. Right near the city centre, you can fish on the Jämsänjoki River, while in Himos you try your fishing luck at Patalahti. Fly fishing aficionados will find the best spots at Pahalampi. In the Himos-Jämsä region, you can join a guided fishing excursion, where you’ll be given fishing tips by a professional guide by LomaHimos and HimosLomat. Located right near the city centre, visitors will find a shop specialising in fishing where you can find fishing tackle and purchase fishing permits.



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.



Jämsä’s numerous beaches invite holidaymakers to enjoy a sunny summer day and the relaxed beach vibe. In the summer, you can even enjoy some swimming while out shopping, at the Maauimala beach. The sandy beaches at Varpaisniemi and Särkijärvi also draw people in to spend a warm summer day. The Jämsä beaches offer enjoyment for swimming fans of all



The Himos-Jämsä region is tucked in among shimmering waterways. The longest lake in Finland, Lake Päijänne, the beauty of the Jämsänjoki River and the countless smaller lakes attract visitors to the water’s edge. Visitors can come to Himos-Jämsä in their own boat, docking at a guest harbour, or by taking a cruise. Head out on Lake Päijänne for a taste of the real Finnish Lakeland.


Gently lapping waves and sparkling waters. In the Himos-Jämsä region, you can take a cruise on Lake Päijänne or a cosy little river cruise, all the while enjoying the lovely lake and river scenery. Charter cruises will take you into the idyllic landscapes of Finnish Lakeland. Jämsänjoki River winds through the city of Jämsä and into Lake Päijänne, Finland’s longest lake. You can take a charter cruise right from the Jämsä city centre, passing through beautiful river landscapes on your way to Lake Päijänne. From Lake Päijänne you could even continue all the way to Jyväskylä or Lahti.


In the heart of Finland, things can also be found for the family’s little ones to do – Jämsä offers fun times for children as well. The Children’s Traffic Park has become a summer favourite, while friends of animals can make their way to the moose park or domestic animal park.

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