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Lehtisaari - Holiday home for all visitors

Lehtisaari is a small but cosy island located in the lake Tuomiojärvi near the centre of Jyväskylä.  Lehtisaari is a place for leisure activities upheld by the Evangelical Lutheran Parish of Jyväskylä. Everything is free including transportation and sauna

Lehtisaari is an electricity- and drain-free island that functions in a nature-respecting way. Smoking and drinking alcohol are not allowed. 

Opening hours and timetables 

Lehtisaari is open each summer from June to August. Boats to Lehtisaari leave every hour on the hour from the dock near Viitaniemi beach. Boats from Lehtisaari to Viitaniemi dock leave 10 minutes before every full hour.  

Evening prayer is held every day at 7:30 p.m. Sauna and open flame grills close at 8:00 p.m. Lehtisaari opens at 3:00 p.m. on weekdays and at 12:00 p.m. on weekends. Lehtisaari is closed at 9:00 p.m. every day.  

Boat timetables: 

Closed on Mondays. 

Tue – Fri 

3:00 p.m. first boat to Lehtisaari  

7:00 p.m. last boat to Lehtisaari  

08:45 p.m. last boat to Viitaniemi 

Sat – Sun 

12:00 p.m. first boat to Lehtisaari  

7:00 p.m. last boat to Lehtisaari 

08:45 p.m. last boat to Viitaniemi 



What can I do in Lehtisaari? 

We have... 

  • Sauna and swimming possibility 

  • Open fire grills for your own food  

  • Canoeing and boating possibilities 

  • Beach volley, yard games, hammocks  

  • Coffee and tea are sold for visitors     


For groups 

It is possible to book Lehtisaari for your group during or outside the opening hours. It is possible to use sauna and grills during the visit.  Different activities can be ordered from Lehtisaari employees beforehand. Activities could be for example yard games, canoeing or accompaniment.  

The employees will take care of boat transportations, sauna and other arrangements. Booking is free, but we gladly receive toilet paper and ecological/ fair trade soaps, coffee or tea.  

The reservation needs to be done at least 2 weeks before the hoped-for date.  If you want to visit Lehtisaari with your group, you must contact the employees. Remember to contact us also in case of cancellation. 

  • Leader in charge, tel. 050 595 3947 (reservations in June, July and August) 
  • Pasi Bom, tel. 050 549 7011 (reservations before June) 

Lehtisaari rules and regulations 

  • Visiting is allowed only during the opening hours 

  • Life jackets are obligatory during the boat transportations. They are lent by the organizer 

  • Safety instructions given by the employees are expected to be obeyed 

  • The sauna is common for men and women. Swimsuits are required 

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