Travel to Jyvaskyla

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About the University of Jyväskylä
University of Jyväskylä - Science university with six faculties
The University of Jyväskylä has its origins in the first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, founded in 1863. Nowadays, the University of Jyväskylä is one of the largest and most popular multidisciplinary universities in Finland. Six faculties host some 14 000 students from over 100 countries. University of Jyväskylä is Finland’s first and largest teacher education provider. In 2020, education sciences have been listed at 67th position in the subject-specific list of Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Strategic core fields of research at the University of Jyväskylä are:
  • Basic natural phenomena and mathematical thinking
  • Information technology and the human in the knowledge society
  • Language, culture and society
  • Learning, teaching and interaction
  • Physical activity, health and wellbeing
  • Sustainable business and economics

Department of Language and Communication Studies conducts high-grade research and provides high-quality academic education in language and communication studies. At the department, research is conducted on the significance of language and communication in relation to individuals, communities, and society. Department’s focus areas in research include:

  • Participation in a multilingual, multicultural, and technologized world

  • Multiliteracies and knowledge construction

  • Learning and interaction

  • Discourses, identities, and mobilities

  • Media landscapes, uses, and practices

MultiLEAP - Multiliteracies for social participation and learning across the life span – is a profiling area at the University of Jyväskylä. MultiLEAP is a multidisciplinary researcher community examining the uses, practices, and modes of multiliteracies emerging at the interfaces of the contexts of education, free time, and working life with particular emphasis on access, participation, equity, agency, and well-being. MultiLEAP examines 21st-century skills across the lifespan.


About Jyväskylä

A dynamic city in the heart of Finland

Home to 144,000 inhabitants, Jyväskylä is the seventh-largest city in Finland. Jyväskylä is located in the middle of the most beautiful Lakeland Finland and is part of the largest unbroken lake district in Europe. It is renowned as a city of education and as a center for a wide range of events. In Jyväskylä, you’ll find the largest number of masterful buildings in the world designed by the world-famous architect and academician Alvar Aalto (impressive portfolio of 29 locations).

The city is home to students in many different fields that constitute over 30% of the population. Local higher-education institutions are located in close proximity to one another and are engaged in various forms of collaboration. For this reason, the city is like one large campus. Key services in the city center are located within walking distance.

Extend your stay to explore and experience Jyväskylä on your own. Here are just a few ideas: 

More information on Jyväskylä 

Jyväskylä Region

Discover Jyväskylä 

Arrival in Jyväskylä

About Finland

Visit Finland

This is Finland

Weather in Finland


Jyväskylä can be easily reached by train, bus, or plane. Helsinki Airport has around 50 regularly operating airlines. The airport has around 80 scheduled destinations to other parts of Europe and 21 direct long-haul routes to Asia, the Middle East, and North America. For international travelers, we recommend flying to Helsinki-Vantaa international airport and taking the train to Jyväskylä. The train platform is situated directly at the airport. You can buy your ticket in advance from VR by searching for the connection: Helsinki Airport-Jyväskylä (this includes a ticket to Tikkurila). The regional train will take you directly from the airport to Tikkurila (travel time: 8 min) where you change into a long-distance train to Jyväskylä (travel time: about 3h). Depending on your connection, you may have to change your train in Tampere - check this out when you buy your ticket. Trains operate rather smoothly during the summer months.

By train and bus

The train and bus connections are excellent with several daily connections between Helsinki and Jyväskylä and other cities in Finland. The train journey from Helsinki to Jyväskylä takes about 3.5 hours and the bus takes about 3.5 to 4.5 hours. Both trains and buses arrive and depart from Jyväskylä Travel Center, located in the city center. The cost of a one-way ticket is approx. €10-40 (EUR) depending on the time of the day and how much in advance it is purchased.

By plane

Jyväskylä Airport is situated in Tikkakoski, approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Jyväskylä. NyxAir operates flights to Jyväskylä from Helsinki Airport roughly twice a day and the flight takes about 50 minutes. There is no shuttle bus service between the airport and the city center, nor taxi station; therefore, it is necessary to order a taxi to the airport in advance. The cost of a taxi drive from the airport to the city is approx. €50 (EUR).

Other possibilities

Tampere-Pirkkala Airport is an international airport that also has flights by Finnair, SAS, Air Baltic, and Ryanair. From Tampere, Jyväskylä can be easily reached by train or bus; the journey from Tampere to Jyväskylä takes roughly 1.5 hours.

Information about traveling

Helsinki Airport 

Jyväskylä Airport

Trains schedule and tickets: VR

Long distance buses: Matkahuolto & Onnibus

Up-to-date information on border traffic regarding the pandemic situation; requirements on vaccinations, etc.

Block reservations and special rates
The local organizers have made block reservations and asked for special rates for the IVLA 2022 Conference participants in the hotels featured below. For these prices, please take a note of the given deadline, use the hotel-specific discount code, and contact the hotel directly (booking agencies do not recognize the discount code). Please note that there is a limited number of special rate rooms available and bookings are solely made on “first booked, first reserved” basis – thus booking well in advance is recommended. All guests are required to make their own accommodation arrangements; accommodation is not included in the conference participation fee.
Sokos Hotel Paviljonki
Address: Hannikaisenkatu 35, 40100 Jyväskylä
Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki is a unique, modern and welcoming hotel offering beautiful views over Lake Jyväsjärvi. The hotel puts particular emphasis on high-quality customer service with a personal touch. The hotel is situated close to the city center and within easy reach to the University Campus. Hotel has a gym and sauna facilities. Restaurant Trattoria offers tasty Italian food.  
Room rates per night (incl. VAT) for IVLA 2022 participants:
  • Single room (solo) 134,33€
  • Double room (solo) 144,33€
Make a reservation with the code BIVLA2022 (discount rates valid during the period of 9-13 August) through the hotel website:, by phone (Jyväskylä Sokos Hotels sales service center, tel. +358 20 1234 640), or via email: Bookings by 13 July, 2022.
Hotel Alba
Address: Ahlmaninkatu 4, 40100 Jyväskylä
Hotel Alba is a private, cozy hotel in Jyväskylä, located on the shore of Lake Jyväsjärvi. You can actually take a swim in the lake from the hotel sauna, provided free of charge for guests. Rantaraitti, the lovely path for walkers and bikers circling around the lake, runs right past the front door of the hotel. The conference venues can be reached in just 5-10 minutes walk, and the Jyväskylä city center can be reached in 15-20 minutes. Basic room rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi and use of a sauna.
Room rates per night (incl. VAT) for IVLA 2022 participants: 
  • Single room, economy: 95€; standard: 100€; superior: 111€ 
  • Twin room, standard: 122€
  • JrSuite with sauna, single: 153€; double: 173€
The conference rate is valid for reservations made by 10 July, 2022 or until the block reservation is full. Reservation code: IVLA (discount rates valid during the period of 10-13 August).
Booking through the hotel website, via email or by phone +35814636311.
Hotel Verso
Address: Kauppakatu 35
Verso is a modern urban hotel with strong traditions and first-class know-how. Hotel is located on the beautiful pedestrian street at the center of the city. 
Room rates per night (incl. VAT) for IVLA 2022 participants:
  • Single room (standard) 105€
  • Double room (standard) 115€
The conference rate is valid for reservations made by 10 July, 2022. Reservation code: IVLA (discount rates valid during the period of 9-13 August). Bookings via email: or by phone +358 14 333 999. Online bookings through the website: To get the discount, please make sure to add the campaign code “IVLA” in the respective field. 
Alternative accommodation
If you are looking for alternative accommodation, the Visit Jyväskylä and Jyväskylä Regional Tourist Information website is a good place to start. For example, Time Hostel offers budget hostel-type accommodation.
Time Hostel
Address: Vaasankatu 29
Time Hostel, voted for the best hostel in Finland, offers relaxed and affordable accommodation, urban location and freshly furnished rooms with shared facilities. At the Time Hostel, you can stay overnight in a room for one or two persons, or have a bed in a dorm. There is a kitchen area for fixing your own breakfast or meals, and there is a cozy living room just like at home, with a coach, TV, some readings etc. The Time Hostel offers a more affordable overnight price, without compromising on housing level/quality or comfort. Capacity: 24 rooms.
Room rates per night (incl. VAT): 
  • Room for one (shared bathroom): 50 €
  • Room for two (shared bathroom): 60 €
  • Room for two with bathroom: 70 €
  • Room for three (shared bathroom): 90 €
  • Room for three with bathroom: 100 €
Booking from the website is not available, but possible clients should contact Time Hostel via email:  or phone (Whatsapp or Signal): +35850349 7070.
Time Hostel website: