Cruise & Town Hall Tour

Alvar Aalto cruise and overnight stay at the Säynätsalo Town Hall

Come and enjoy the beautiful Päijänne watercourse and the scenery of Säynätsalo and explore the Säynätsalo Town Hall designed by Alvar Aalto. Aalto himself also traveled to Säynätsalo on the Steamship s / s Suomi.

Day 1:

Alvar Aalto cruise on s / s Suomi starts at 14.00 from Jyväskylä harbor to Päijänne towards Säynätsalo. During the cruise, you can enjoy lunch at the abundant buffet on the ship (not included). The ship will arrive at 15.20 at the Säynätsalo dock, where the guide will take you on a short walk to Säynätsalo Town Hall. At the Town Hall, the guide tells interesting stories and details about Alvar Aalto and his architecture.

After the tour, you will stay overnight at the Town Hall either in guest room Alvari and / or Elissa or in one of the Town Hall`s apartments, Hugo, Henrik or Nemo. Once you have settled in, the downstairs Town Hall Café & Bakery welcomes you for a pastry coffee (not included). The Town Hall staff will give you tips for spending the evening in the archipelago.

Day 2:

When you wake up, you can have breakfast in Town Hall Café and Bakery (not included) or make your own breakfast in the apartment. The islands have nice things to do for your second day. You can rent bicycles, shop at a Design Shop or craft shop. You can also book a forest bath, a nature tour, a craft workshop or an exercising session. Depending on the day, a visit to the Muuratsalo Experimental House may also be possible (tickets must be booked in advance). It is possible to visit also other Aalto destinations by Aalto Taxi Service, town hall`s own taxi, driven by your host and guide (advance booking). Room check-out is at 12 noon, but luggage can be left in the municipal hall until 5 pm. You can return to the center of Jyväskylä by bus, taxi or on Thursdays and Fridays by boat (not included).

The price of the Alvar Aalto cruise & overnight package includes: boat trip (Jyväskylä-Säynätsalo), guided tour and overnight stay at the Säynätsalo Town Hall in 2-6 person room/apartment.
(and a bus trip back to Jyväskylä).

PRICE: from €80 / person (€35 cruise + €45 night)

Additional services can also be ordered

  • Lunch on board €21
  • Additional charge for single room €40
  • Extra bed €20
  • Extra night (2-6 person / apartment) starting from €45 / person
  • Coffee with Alvar Aalto cake in Town Hall Café and Bakery €5,70 / person
  • Breakfast in Town Hall Café and Bakery €10 / person
  • Guided nature tour, about 5 hours in Muuratsalo’s diverse nature €35 / person
  • Forest bath, night trip by the official Forest Bath instructor® to the landscapes of Kinkovuori, €109  / person
  • Bike rental, traditional bike or electric powered mountain bike
  • Craft Workshop
  • Exercise session

Taxi ride from Säynätsalo to the center of Jyväskylä
1-3 people €45 
4-7 people €65 

Getting to know Alvar Aalto’s other destinations in the Jyväskylä and Muurame areas by Aalto Taxi Service, town hall’s own taxi (max 7 people), driven by your host and guide 
1-3 people €45  / hour
4-7 people €65  / hour

Responsible tour operator: Tavolo Bianco Ltd