Winter activities


The Himos-Jämsä region offers a wide variety of activities. On the winter, you can enjoy the beautiful landscape of Central Finland while, for example, skiing, snowmobiling or dog sledding. Even though the landscape itself is a good reason to choose Jämsä as a winter holiday destination, you’ll get even more out your holiday by taking advantage of the huge offering of activities. There’s plenty to do for those who want to enjoy a peaceful stay, and for those who want to get out and be active. Check out Himos Holiday Activities.


-Why drive to Lappland when you can drive to Himos-Jämsä!-


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Downhill Skiing

The well-known Himos ski center is located in Jämsä. The slopes usually open in December, with the ski season running well until May Day.  Snow world In Lumila, the little ones in the family have enough speed and fun all day long!


Dog-sledding is one of the most popular activities in Jämsä. You can play with the huskies at the farm, take a little spin around a field, sit back and let the dogs take you for a ride or learn how to drive the team yourself. 

Snowshoe trekking

The beautiful winter landscape at Himos will tempt you to go on a snowshoeing which will also serve as an excellent work-out for the whole body.

Winter swimming

In the Himos-Jämsä region, swimming is not limited to the summer months. In the winter, visitors to Himos-Jämsä can also try taking a dip in a hole cut into the frozen surface of the lake. Check out winter swimming options.

ATV safaris

The guided ATV safaris organised by Himos Safaris offer unforgettable experiences in the rugged Himos landscapes. If desired, you can also rent a ATV and choose your own route.


The Himos-Jämsä region has an extensive snowmobiling track route, along which you can admire the landscape covered in beautifulwhite snowdrifts. Check out the route network or join a snowmobile safari.


For children

Winter time offers countless activities for the whole family. Winter adventures, animal encounters and snowy fun are available for children and the child-minded.

Hiking routes

In nature, hiking relaxes and lowers stress levels. There are many good hiking trails in the Himos-Jämsä area. Please note that not all routes have winter maintenance. Photo: Julia Kivelä/Visit Jyväskylä Region.

By ice or on the track

Cross-country Skiing

Cross-country skiiers will find plenty to love on their holiday in Jämsä. There are over 100 kilometres of ski tracks winding through the beautiful, varied terrain of the Himos-Jämsä region.

Ice Skating

What will it be: Tour skating through lovely landscapes? The fast-paced action of a hockey game? Or learning the secrets of curling? The Himos-Jämsä region offers several different ways to spend your holiday on the ice.

Winter fishing

HimosLomat, Lucky Fish and KJM Sportfishing offer fishing trips for groups. Suitable for families on vacations, day trips, special groups or even as a gift. 

When it`s extremely cold

Adventure games

All kinds of adventure games are on offer, with something to suit every holidaymaker and situation.

Indoor Swimming pool

 In the Koskikara swimming pool, swimmers get to enjoy the therapy pool, children’s pool and exercise pool.


Himos-Jämsä contains several small specialty stores, but the city also features Finland’s top chain stores.

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