In Jyväskylä, in the heart of the Finnish lake district, there is no shortage of places to swim in summer. On the north side of the city centre you will find Tuomiojärvi beach, where in addition to swimming it is possible to play beach volley. Close to Tuomiojärvi beach there is also a beach at Viitaniemi which is accompanied by an extensive grassy area that is ideal for sunbathing or a picnic. Close to the University of Jyväskylä’s Mattilanniemi campus there is also a beach for swimming. Beach maps: klick here.
In winter those brave enough can take a refreshing dip in the ice hole kept open at Tuomiojärvi beach.