Finnish Eco-Agrotourism Association – ECEAT Finland



A restaurant and accommodation services in a protected harmonium factory building at the centre of Jyväskylä
Language(s): Finnish, Swedish, English


information about the destination

Ravintola Harmooni is a high-quality restaurant that serves seasonal local foods at the very centre of Jyväskylä. It operates in a harmonium factory built in 1910. This protected building is a local landmark in Jyväskylä.

The impressive brick and log building represents art nouveau style and national romanticism, few examples of which can be found in this region. The rustic brick walls, art nouveau colour scheme and distinctive art create a unique atmosphere in Harmooni.

The building hosts two restaurants: the basement restaurant and facilities for private occasions.

The basement restaurant serves lunch, and an à la carte menu is available in the evenings. The seasons have a strong presence here: the à la carte menu boasts the best seasonal ingredients supplied by our local producers. Additionally, we have tasting menus of 5 and 7 courses. We cater for special diets and children. We also serve individual portions.

We can provide meeting and catering services for 110 persons at maximum. Additionally, we organise recreation and work ability days with different themes for workplaces.

Our lush garden terrace, where you can enjoy food and events under the apple trees, is located at the back of the building. To delight the eye, the garden features Finnish plant species that are in tune with the building’s history, including the bleeding heart, cutleaf coneflower, Midsummer rose and lilac.

Accommodation in three apartments

Harmooni has three unique apartments: Forte with a private sauna, Melodia for two and Piano for a single guest. While the interior decoration of all apartments is fresh and modern, it respects the art nouveau spirit of the building and the memory of the harmonium factory. Each apartment offers a different view of the city.

Harmooni is part of Arts & Crafts Restaurants Oy, a family firm based in Jyväskylä. The company also runs another ECEAT destination: the beautiful Taulun Kartano mansion in the countryside.

Surroundings and activities

The customers of Harmooni are also offered spiritual nourishment, including summertime jazz concerts in the garden and evenings of music. Traditions and craft skills play a large role in the harmonium factory’s activities.

In summer 2021, an aquarelle painting course was organised on the terrace to pay homage to the building’s history steeped in art, its stories, and the traditions of interior scene painting.

In the local area:

  • guided nature excursions, hiking trails, bicycle rentals and signposted cycling routes, Laajavuori (5 km).
  • canoe/kayak rentals, windsurfing and supping, Tuomiojärvi Lake (1.8 km)
  • in winter, cross-country skiing and ice-skating
  • therapies, a health spa etc.
  • a large variety of services and cultural sites at the centre of Jyväskylä, including Alvar Aalto Museum, Craft Museum of Finland and Jyväskylä Art Museum.


Harmooni is located across the street from Jyväskylä Travel Centre.

  • Train: 50 m
  • Bus: 50 m

Opening times and prices

  • Open: year round
  • See Harmooni’s website for the prices.
  • Bonus for ECEAT Finland members and visitors arriving without a motor vehicle or a flight: a 10% discount on foods for guests staying in the apartments.

Our actions for the environment

  • we belong to a partnership network of national parks in the local area and work together with the parks, for example on communications
  • in summer Harmooni is cooled with geothermal energy
  • the restaurant focuses on minimising biowaste. We follow a strict waste management plan.
  • water and district heat are supplied by Alva, which aims to be carbon neutral as early as in 2030.
  • wastes are also sorted in the apartments.
  • our cleaning agents and detergents are ecological products with a Swan ecolabel.

Cultural actions

  • Harmooni was renovated following the instructions of the Finnish Heritage Agency, partly preserving old structures, securing the condition of the building and preserving it for future generations.
  • we have used traditional, breathing wallpapers in art deco and art nouveau styles that fit in with the building’s cultural period. Local styles are used in the interior decoration.
  • old doors and some of the old windows have been renovated and repaired by hand, following instructions issued by a museum.
  • we serve local heritage foods, sell local crafts and souvenirs, and organise heritage events.


  • we are planning an update of our website, sharpening our focus on sustainable values
  • we will introduce an experiential product in the restaurant that will help put our local producers, stories and history in the limelight. This will also improve our cultural sustainability.
  • we will maintain our network of local food producers in the future.