Experience culture and nature
The region’s intriguing cultural experiences invite you to come and see the Himos-Jämsä region’s enchanting museums, striking art exhibitions and top-quality theatrical performances. Meet cute farm animals or admire at the works of art created by local artists. The Jämsä region offers plenty to see, from the Moose Zoo to the region’s traditional felt culture – Pick your favourite and enjoy an unforgettable holiday!
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.
Jämsä has four local museums and many specialist museums which tell of the area’s traditions in the best way: the local area, the life and habits of the farmer, children’s games, and the early stages of the Finnish aviation industry. The museums are mostly open during the summer or by separate group booking.
In the summer, numerous small galleries and ateliers open their doors. The region’s reputation as a “felting valley” is celebrated every summer with the international felt exhibition. Jämsä’s artistic riches invite you in to enjoy a cultural tour among stirring art treasures.
The beautiful churches of Jämsä invite you to come and explore. The area is home to four impressive churches: Jämsä Church, Kuorevesi Church, Koskenpää Church and Jämsänkoski Church. In addition, there is an atmospheric prayer room in Länkipohja.
In the Himos-Jämsä region, you can get to meet many kinds of animals. Cute domestic animals, charming huskies and friendly moose all offer a warm welcome to visiting tourists. In the Himos-Jämsä area you can find Finland’s only domesticated moose park, as well as Finland’s southernmost husky farm. Take some time out with some fascinating animals!
The region of Jämsä is known for its unique felt art and handicraft tradition. Jämsä combines Central Finland’s traditional and unique felting industry with handicraft workers, sheephouses, artists from Finland and abroad, and associations closely related to the field. The area has become a significant hub for the felt industry, felt workers, felt artists and the whole field of felting. In the summer, felt culture is celebrated at the international felt exhibition.
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