Welcome to Jämsä!

Jämsä is a lifeful and developing city located in the central Finland, between Tampere and Jyväskylä, beside the lake Päijänne. In Jämsä one can live near nature and choose between wide variety of hobbies. Jämsä provides also good changes to work or study. 

Jämsä is known of lake Päijänne, Himos skiing center and its beautiful surrounding as well as paper and aviation industry, genuine felt boots and the old chap of Jämsä, a jolly wanderer from Jämsä. The trickster, whose history goes back 150 years. 

HImos and tourism industry are the spearheads of the economical development policy of the Jämsä city.

Himos is one of the most popular Finnish tourist destinations. Himos Holiday Resort is an all-year-round destination. After the busy winter season, the interest turns towards the various summer events at Himos. 

During summertime, the region of Jämsä provides a lot of events at Himos and the middle of city as well as villages around the municipality of Jämsä. Rock-, pop- and dance festivals at Himos are widely known. The are also a swimming center, two ice halls, culture, art galleries, summer theatre, good restaurants and interesting shops of Jämsä`s handicraft. 

Welcome to experience the story of your life in Jämsä!

Facts of Jämsä

  • The southern region of Central Finland
  • Population ca. 22372 inhabitants (30.11.2012)
  • Total area 1824,12 km²
    • land area 1571,44 km² 86%
    • water 252,68 km² 14%
  • Tax rate 21%
  • Structure of businesses
    • services 55%
    • industry 40%
    • agriculture and forestry 5%