Welcome to Soihtu Stay!

Thank you for choosing Soihtu Stay! In this message you’ll find all the information to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible. Our contact information is at the end of the message if you have any questions.

What is Soihtu Stay?

We rent both short term apartments in Kortepohja Student Village. We are a part of Soihtu business entity, which belongs to the Student Union of the University of Jyväskylä.

Soihtu has been developing Kortepohja Student Village since the 1960’s. You can read more about the area and its services at the end of this message.

Services of Soihtu Stay

Rentukka Gym, Sauna in A-building and the Bubble laundry can be used free of charge.


Rentukka restaurant offers a take away breakfast for our guests. Breakfast includes fresh overnight oats with marinated berries, tomato-mozzarella-pesto bun, fresh juice, fruit mug, coffee or tea and a little sweet. Breakfast costs EUR 7.50.

Breakfast is available from Monday to Saturday but you have to reserve it in advance simultaneously once you book your accommodation. Breakfast can be picked up from the restaurant from 08:30.

If you have a special diet, please send an email directly to the restaurant at rentukka@semma.fi. Rentukka also serves lunch. You can see opening hours, menu and prices from this link

Services nearby

Grocery stores

Kortepohja Sale, Isännäntie 1

Savela S-market, Vehkakatu 5

K-market Länsiväylä, Kaivokatu 1

The nearest pharmacy is located at Voionmaankatu 9.

Arrival and local traffic

Arrival in Jyväskylä

Trains and buses arrive at Jyväskylä Travel Center at Hannikaisenkatu 20. The nearest airport is in Tikkakoski, about 23 kilometers from the center of Jyväskylä. 

There is also a taxi rank at the travel center. A ride from Matkakeskus to Kortepohja costs about 20 euros, depending on the time of day and the taxi company.

Local traffic between Jyväskylä center and Kortepohja

The Local Trafic Terminal is located close to the Travel Center. All local busses in Jyväskylä operate from there. You can see the time tables by clicking this link.

You can ride bus 18 or 18K to Kortepohja. Hop in at stop Keskusta 6 and hop out at Kortesuo 2. The ride takes about 10 minutes.

Payment and price list

A single ticket for an adult costs 3 euros and a day ticket 8 euros. Children under the age of 16 travel for half price. The trip is paid to the driver in cash on the bus. Card payment is not possible.

If you have no cash, you can also pay with a mobile ticket. You’ll need to use either the Valtti or Linkki mobile app. If you use the app, a single ticket costs 2,70 and a day ticket 8 euros. Please note that the mobile ticket is valid for one hour from the moment you order it, so don’t buy it too early! Show the ticket to the driver when you board the bus.

Arrival by car

You can also arrive at Soihtu Stay by your own car. There is free parking with a parking permit, that can be picked up upon key collection.

Our parking area is located on the Laajavuorentie side near the Kortepohja mall at Pehtorintie 2. Soihtu Stay customers can park only in parking places with sign “Vieraat ja Soihtu Stay”.

Unfortunately our parking capacity is limited. We can not guarantee that there will be free parking space on your arrival. In case all our parking spaces are unavailable, you can park your car at any four hour parking space. It is free to park there during 20.00 – 08.00. Please remember to use a parking disc!

Cleaning instructions

Cleanliness is important to us, which is why the price of accommodation always includes cleaning at departure.

You also find cleaning equipment for self-cleaning, toilet paper and trash bags in the room.

Yuo tave to take care of your dishes and trashes out when you are leaving. If there are dirty dishes after leaving, it will cost 50 euros for the customer.

Sorting waste

Please remember to sort your waste! You can find waste collection points by clicking this link. Please note that it is your responsibility to take care of the trash when you check out.


Remember to check that you have all your personal belongings with you! Make sure that the room is left in good condition. Also remember to take the trash out and wash your dishes. If the apartment is intentionally left in a messy condition, we will have to charge the cleaning costs afterwards.


You can find the house specific rescue plan by clicking this link.

Any problems?

We’re here for you 24/7. In case of any problems during your stay, please contact Soihtu Stay 050 348 0492.

Customer feedback, complaints and contact

Is something wrong? Soihtu Stay is a new and constantly developing service. We greatly value your feedback!

You can send feedback and complaints to stay@soihtu.fi or through mail to Vehkakuja 2 B, 40700 Jyväskylä.

You can also call us at 050 348 0492.

Kortepohja area

Our apartments are located in the Kortepohja Student Village. Kortepohja is a popular and safe residential area and it is also one of the fastest developing areas in Jyväskylä. The neighborhood is home to 1800 students. The student Village is a popular place to live due to its unique location. You can ride a bike to Seminaarinmäki campus in seven minutes, and to the center and Mattilanniemi in 15 minutes. Furthermore, it takes only 10 minutes to get to the center by bus.

Nature is always close in Kortepohja. There are many greeneries and common places to hang out together in the Student Village. Many commercial and city owned sports areas are located in Kortepohja and neighboring areas. Whether you want to go skiing, running, to the beach or downhill skiing, in Kortepohja you have a lot of options. Click this link and get yourself familiar with Kortepohja!