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Apartment next to the LAKE and BEACH (100 m). Great, big SAUNA available: Wed, Fri, Sat. HITCHHIKERS/CYCLISTS-friendly place, for those who do not know when they visit Jyvaskyla exactly. VEGAN/VEGETARIAN-friendly place. Just check the photo gallery of how we spend time with surfers in Jyvaskyla and its surroundings.
Warmly welcome to our cold Wonderland. We are 4 couchsurfing hosts: Tomasz, Marta, Gustaw, and Halina. Gustaw and Halina are two very dangerous and highly aggressive cats. They eat meat, that is why we often invite couchsurfers. So consider it carefully when you send a request! Especially applicable if you are a chicken or turkey.
NATURE First! We both are forest people and enjoy outdoor activities. We prefer spending time outside the city, that is why if you are during the weekend and we are available, we could take you to some attractive places near Jyväskylä.
We could split the description of what to do in Jyväsykä into two parts: when it is snowing and during the short summer time.
In the city, there are a ski slope and cross-country skiing paths. Around February, you can also try ice skating on the Jyväsjärvi and a maintained ice rink on the biggest lake in the city. We always have at least one bike with winter tires if you want to try biking in heavy winter. We do winter swimming if you like to try too.
In the summertime… there is no summer time :D Ooook, there is a bit of sun in Finland too.
It is the best time to visit National Parks, eat blueberries, take a bath in the sauna near the lake and sleep in wooden houses or a tent. We have 3 tents and additional sleeping bags to use. There is also a kayak and two hammocks.
We have one double sofa in a small room for guests and two single matters, in case more guests come, we will put them on the kitchen floor. In addition, we have bed linen and towels. During summer, you will probably meet other surfers. Sometimes we accept requests or send invitations to people we would like to meet, like hitchhikers, slow travelers, cyclists, etc. Often surfers send requests and don't even know when they come to Jyväskylä. However, we try not to have more than 4 people simultaneously so everyone feels comfortable.
I (Marta) work remotely, so I can probably let you in anytime you come. I (Tomasz) will be at least at work half a day (or the whole day if I do double shifts). We like to spend time with surfers showing the best of Jyväskylä and biking, hiking, rowing, jogging, visiting Lehtisaari island with sauna (free of charge, just during summer), etc.
Hoverer, we are OK if you are a type of couch potato or have an intensive schedule in Jyväskylä; interesting or funny discussion is also a good option :)
Most probably, we will have a lot of fun, and you will leave with a bit of fur on your clothes.
If you are brave enough, we warmly welcome you!
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One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Finishing awesome134 km ultramarathon (ultratrail) Nuts Yllas Pallas in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park within less than 30 h non-stop (without sleeping). There is no sunset during the race in Lapland!
What I Can Share with Hosts
Tips about visiting national parks. Stories about living in Finland/Poland, participating in marathons.