You can start the Aalto Experience at the Jyväskylä Center (Travel Center, "Matkakeskus") or from Säynätsalo. First stop is to explore one of the most important buildings by Aalto: Säynätsalo Town Hall (1949-52). You may also want to taste fresh pastries and cakes of the Town Hall Café and Bakery (not included). Before and after the guided tour you have a good time to explore the building of your own. Then we head to the summer house of Aalto: the Experimental House (1952-53). Experimental House is in the middle of wild forest and we need to hike a couple of hundred meters before entering the building. If the season is right you are able to eat some wild blueberries on the way (wintertime Experimental House visit is replaced with a visit to Muurame Church). After exploring the Experimental House we head our tour to the Jyväskylä center where we find the University Campus. We get to know the Main Building (1954-56) and walk around the campus (1951–71) ending to the Alvar Aalto museum (1973). At the Museum there is Café Alvar where you can have a cup of coffee or late lunch (not included). After exploring the Museum of your own our tour ends to the Travel Center or to Säynätsalo on your choice. Tour lasts 6 intensive hours!
Kuka on Harri - tietoja Doerista
I live inside the community of Säynätsalo. We on the islands breath the surrounding nature and heritage of Alvar Aalto. The Airbnb inside the Town Hall is one of my activities. I guide visitors at the Säynätsalo Town Hall as the main business but also in other Aalto sites around Jyväskylä e.g. the Experimental House. I have taxi permission so it is easy to reach different Aalto sites with me. It is also possible to add more time for exploring the fresh Finnish nature. I have written an everyman's' book about Alvar Aalto - currently in Finnish, but I'll tell you all the stories in English!
Experimental House is in the middle of a forest so you are advised to take good shoes.