Sysmä Vaakuna

Sysmä is located in the middle of lovely lakeland Finland, in the very heart of the unique south Päijänne lakescape. Sysmä and its environs have been graced with spectacular natural vistas. The highway through the Päijänne islands alone is well worth experiencing. But most wonderful of all is Päijänne itself, Finland's deepest and second largest lake. Its water - pure enough to drink - the tranquility of nature, and the experiences and recreational opportunities it offers have earned Sysmä high regard as a place to live and as a year-round resort. lt.'s easy to get to Sysmä from anywhere in Finland. And, above all, it's where you'll find the Finnish outdoors at its best: forests, lakes, wilderness areas, traditional villages, the changing seasons, peace, quiet and contentment. For anyone seeking quality of life, it's here.

Sysmä Facts

Total area 936.5 sq. km
of which 666.2 are land
and 270.3 water.
4261 inhabitants
( 31 Dec. 2011)

To Sysmä from

Helsinki 170 km
Tampere 162 km
Mikkeli        115 km
Jyväskylä    111 km
Kouvola      108 km
Lahti            70 km


for a day or a weekend,
for vacation,
summer residence,
or permanent residence


What's best, modern transportation networks
make Sysmä accessible from all directions.
In the middle of Finland


Valittulantie 5
tel.+358-3-84310 or +358 44 7134 511

As far as surface area is concerned, Sysmä is a very large area.  The permanent population on the other hand is pretty small, but during the summertime the population triples, when our leisure time spenders come around.  At the moment we have 4100 vacational residencies and there are more to come.  Sysmä has been blessed with 1000 km of shoreline of different lakes of which 270 km belong to Lake Päijänne.  1,5 million Finnish people drink water from Lake Päijänne every day.  The great Lake Päijänne and 167 other lakes, rivers, mountains, ridges and fields with beautiful and well taken care of manor houses and farm houses reinforce the status of a cultural region, which Sysmä has always been.  Sysmä represents a unique, pure countryside at its best, not too far from the cities.

Sysmän kunta, Valittulantie 5, 19700 SYSMÄ, puhelin 03 84310, e-mail: