General information

Jyväskylä is the largest city in the province of Central Finland. It is located in the west of Finnish Lakeland, 270 kilometres north of Helsinki and 150 kilometres north-east of Tampere.

Jyväskylä city

Jyväskylä is easy to navigate on foot or by bicycle, bus or car. The city center is located between Lake Jyväsjärvi and the Harju ridge. The center offers easy connections in all directions. There is the main pedestrian street (street Kauppakatu) just in 5-minute walk from the Paviljonki conference center. The variation of restaurants is great, and you can find nature and lake Jyväsjärvi just around the corner.

Here is the Trip Advisors powered website from the city of Jyväskylä: 


The Paviljonki conference center locates right next to the train station. The address to the Paviljonki center is Lutakonaukio 12, 40100 Jyväskylä, Finland. 

Conference center Paviljonki website:

Arrival, connections

By Flight

Jyväskylä is easily accessible by air. The airport is located in Tikkakoski, about 23 kilometers from the center of Jyväskylä. Information on long-distance buses stopping at the airport as well as other public transport connections is available at

By Train

Jyväskylä is located in the middle of Finland, within a reasonable distance from anywhere in the country. This makes the city conveniently accessible by rail. The rail journey to Jyväskylä takes 1.5 hours from Tampere and less than 3.5 hours from Helsinki. Finnish trains in economy class are great quality and easy to travel with. There is also the business class for better privacy and space.

You arrive to the Jyväskylä city railway station which locates next to the Paviljonki hotel and conference center (5 min walk). 

By car

Located on the highway E4, Jyväskylä is easily accessible by car while highway no. 9 links it to Kuopio and Tampere.

  •  To reach Jyväskylä by road, a car or coach is equally convenient. The city is located on highway E4. To find the fastest or shortest route to Jyväskylä by car, make use of the route planning services available on the Internet, such as Google Maps at, or

The parking spaces are open 24/7 around the clock throughout the year. All parking spaces are chargeable. Paviljonki has two parking halls: P-Paviljonki 1 (entrance from Satamakatu) and P-Paviljonki 2 (entrance from Uno Savolan katu).


The hotel reservations are made in the registration, by JKL Booking. 

The alternative hotels are Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki (locates right next to the Paviljonki conference center), Sokos Hotel Alexandra, Scandic Jyväskylä City and GreenStar. Here you can find the hotel websites: 

Hotel Paviljonki locates nearly above to the Paviljonki conference center. The hotel reception is open 24 hours. Transition takes place outdoors from the hotel to the conference center.