M/S Apaja – Cruises

Savutuvan Apaja is located on the shore of Lake Päijänne, the longest and deepest lake in Finland, at the northern tip of a peninsula where four waterways converge. By water, it's only 4km away from Jyväskylä, passing through Äijälänjoki and Lake Jyväsjärvi. This water route was called Jyväsjoki, and accordingly, Jyväskylä was known as the village of Jyväsjoki.

Savutuvan Apaja's own ship, M/S Apaja, transports groups upon request. The cruise offers the opportunity to admire stunning landscapes right from the beginning of the journey upon arrival, or to enjoy the atmosphere of the midnight sun on the way from Apaja to the hotel. Additionally, you can experience unforgettable themed cruises during recreational days.

M/S Apaja

M/S Apaja is Savutuvan Apaja’s own passenger ship, accommodating approximately 30-40 people. M/S Apaja cruises by reservation and gladly facilitates transportation from Jyväskylä Harbor or its nearby docks to your event and back. Additionally, M/S Apaja offers inland waterway cruises and organizes themed cruises upon request.

Ship information:

Indoor seating: max. 40
Deck seating: 10
Recommended guest capacity: 10-35
Total guests accommodated for boat transport or cruises: max.
Registered capacity: 60

The ship has a alcohol license, so bringing your own drinks on board is not allowed. The ship has its own bar counter and the possibility of pre-ordered small snacks.

Sound system and microphone are available throughout the cruise. If desired, live music can also be arranged through us for the duration of the cruise.


One-way transportation

Charter cruises between Jyväskylä Harbor or its nearby docks and Savutupa Apaja offer an excellent opportunity to combine evening gatherings, recreational days, summer celebrations, sauna evenings, and other events from May to September.

One-way trip between Jyväskylä Harbor or its nearby docks and Savutupa Apaja takes approximately 45 minutes.

Price: starting from 400 e (VAT 10% included)

Round-trip transportation

Leave your cars directly at the hotel parking lots or come directly from train station to the harbor, as boat transportation between Jyväskylä Harbor or its nearby docks and Savutupa Apaja is available upon request as a round-trip option as well.

Hop aboard M/S Apaja from Jyväskylä Harbor or perhaps from the dock of Finlandia Hotel Alba, and sail towards your event at Savutuvan Apaja. Enjoy a carefree meeting, evening gathering, or any other event with us and return to the departure point by water.

One-way trip between Jyväskylä Harbor or its nearby docks and Savutupa Apaja takes approximately 45 minutes.

Price: starting from 750 e (VAT 10% included)

Inland water cruises from Savutuvan Apaja

Refresh yourself at Savutuvan Apaja surrounded by good food and a unique atmosphere. Treat your senses further by booking an inland water cruise with beverage service departing from Savutuvan Apaja. This is an excellent way to enjoy the Finnish summer and beautiful lake views.

Duration of the inland water cruise: approx. 1.5 hours

Price: starting from 35 e (VAT 10% included) per person, minimum of 600 e per group

Theme cruises from Savutuvan Apaja

Are you looking for an activity for your day, but you’re not sure what would be suitable for the whole group? Explore the themed cruises organized by Savutuvan Apaja here, as there is surely an option that fits your group. If you can’t find a suitable option, let’s plan a themed cruise together that suits your preferences!

Duration of the themed cruise: 1-4 hours

Prices starting from 50 e per person, including the cruise and guided content according to the theme

Minimum payment of 900 e per group

Karaoke Cruise
Surprise Experience Cruise
Beer Tasting Cruise
Sparkling Wine Cruise
Alvar Aalto Cruise

More information

  • Basically, the ship departs at the agreed time, so make sure that your group is in the right place at the right time.
  • We hope that the group leader will introduce him/herself to the ship’s staff as soon as s/he arrives.
  • Only card payment works on board.
  • The ship’s bar serves you throughout the cruise.
  • The ship is entirely a drinking area, so bringing your own drinks on board is prohibited.
  • Please note that there is only one toilet on board
  • Sound system and a microphone are at your disposal throughout the cruise. Please let us know the need in advance.
  • Please note that there is no food service on board, unless it has been separately agreed upon.
  • The ship is not accessible.
  • Theme cruises and performers are ordered and priced separately.
  • Please note the weather/storm reservation for ship cruises. When Päijänte has been given a strong wind warning (average wind 14 m/s or more) or other extreme weather situation (strong thunderstorm, etc.), the transport can be canceled or postponed.