I had a chance to tag along to Jyväskylä and I’m not the kind of person who says no for a free ride. We arrived around ten o’clock and went our separate ways.
After hitting Google, my first stop was the Alvar Aalto Museum.
The entrance fee is 6 €. It is a good exhibition, but I was hoping to see a bit more of the furniture and lights Aalto designed. Alvar Aalto is one my favourite Finnish designers and every home in Finland has at least one object or thing that he designed. Aalto is also known internationally, in some circles, and I wish we the museum coul make the exhibition larger, innovative and interactive.
After the museum I walked back to the city centre. The harbour area must be really nice to spend some time in the summer, but it was too chilly for me to enjoy it for long.
Feeling a bit peckish, I decided to try the waffle bar Vaffeli. I chose their waffle of the month: a waffle with srugula, cherry tomatoes, nectarines, oven roasted beetroot, fried goat cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds.
It was good, but anything with that big of a chunk of chevre is bound to be good.
After that I decided to climb Nero’s stairs to get a view of the city. One thing I love about Finnish cities is that nature is not too far away. You can find a quiet oasis anywhere.
I also enjoyed some afternoon tea in Jyväskylä, but more on that later.