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ter than other economic sectors in Finland. The Helsinki-Vantaa Airport's position as a traffic hub between Europe and Asia is one of the reasons of this growth. Kuopio has excellent flight and other travel connections and you can experience the wonderful Finnish winter nature in just a few days with the reliable local partners. FINLAND'S TOURISM has also generated con-

siderable interest internationally. Both the British Financial Times and the Lonely Planet, which publishes travel guides, listed Finland as one of the 2017’s most exciting travel destinations. The smoke sauna at the Rauhalahti Spa Hotel, Kuopio’s market square and unique cuisine are some of the things in Kuopio that have received international recognition.

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KUOPIO'S STRENGTHS include pure and heal-

KUOPIO 7 Welcome to Kuopio 15 Art and museums 16 Outdoor holiday activities Spend a fun winter day 23 Enjoying skiing is easy 24 Nearby Spas 28 Places to go shopping Local shopping centers 31 From Kuopio with love 34 Restaurants to every taste

thy food, versatile nature activities, unpolluted nature, forests, security and the cottage culture. In addition to these, good services and local experiences add value to the region. In Kuopio it is possible to experience all the same activities and even more than in Lapland, but much closer to Helsinki. IN THIS magazine, we will show you the best the Kuopio-Tahko area has to offer during the winter season. Come along and enjoy the opportunities the area offers. GOOD READING!

42 Kuopio winter events 46 Capital of Lakeland Kuopio as a tourist destination TAHKO 52 Children's Tahko Winter fun is at it’s best 53 E-Fatbikes 56 Tahko restaurants 60 Winter events at Tahko 66 Coming summer events

The stunning nature and a pleasant living environment enriched ”with outstanding service standards make Kuopio an attractive place to live and provides its citizens with a good quality of life.

SARI JALKANEN, EDITOR IN CHIEF

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THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Kuopio in numbers

549,970 Registered overnight stays in Kuopio in 2016.

The distance from Kuopio to Ivalo by route.

18% Tahko travel grew over 18 % from last year.

24 pcs The number of skiing slopes at Tahko.

11,3% Overnight stays of foreign tourists grew 11,3% in September 2017.

50th

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to a genuine winter city THE KUOPIO region is an excellent choice to travel

to in the winter since you can enjoy an inspirational and wide range of events and experiences that will surely become fond memories! The Finnish nature is marvellous in winter. In Kuopio, you can explore nature in so many different ways that everyone can find something enjoyable. LAKE KALLAVESI, which surrounds Kuopio,

freezes over during the winter and snow covers the lake like a bright white blanket. The frozen lake turns into an activity centre where you can, for example, ski, skate, walk with snowshoes or go ice fishing. And, if you’re brave enough, you can even swim in the icy lake. YOU CAN enjoy the snowy winter scenery alone

if you want to focus on your own thoughts and be at peace. But there are also many activities suitable for groups for those who want to do something together with others. These include the international Finland Ice Marathon, the atmospheric moonlit skating and recreational skating paths.

A BREATH of fresh winter air is good for one’s appetite. The local restaurants are at your service during the winter, offering traditional Finnish and Savo dishes along with seasonal dishes and delicacies from around the world. THE SOUL needs to be fed and taken care of also, not just the body. There is a wide range of cultural attractions in Kuopio for lovers of culture. The museums present local art and history in a lively and interesting way. The Orthodox Church Museum Riisa is a unique window through which you can explore the history, artefacts and eastern religion of the Orthodox Church. The VB Photographic Centre offers you different perspectives of the past and current life in Kuopio and Finland. WE WELCOME you to spend the winter in

Kuopio. Here inspiration is a force of nature.

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By car you can explore the Kuopio region conveniently. You can rent a car for example from the airport, the railway station or the Shopping centre Apaja at the market square. The selection of models and makes is extensive.

75% of the 15-year-olds have completed at least intermediate level education and 31,7% of 15-year-olds have completed higher level education.

Kuopio is one of the national centers of expertise and a significant university city.

Kuopio, established in 1775, is Finland's ninth largest city with over 118,000 residents. 600,000 people live within the Kuopio region.

Kuopio covers a surface area of 4,320 km2, a quarter of which is water and half of which is forest. Making up most of the water area is Lake Kallavesi with a shore line of 6,340 km.

Kuopio is a perfect place to go to nature. The city has got over 100 places to make campfire that are public and well-maintained, and about 80 kilometers of nature tracks.

During the summer you can tour the Kuopio center by horse carriage. Departures on weekdays from the market square.

The most important traditional industries in Kuopio are the wood and food industries. Tourism is very significant to Kuopio's economy. The service sector is the largest employer in Kuopio.

Altogether there are around 50,000 homes in Kuopio. Approximately 800–900 new apartments are built each year. In the Kuopio region there are altogether 10,700 second homes and cabins altogether.

Around 80% of Kuopio's residents live within the city's borders and around 20% live in the countryside or rural areas.

Lake Kallavesi is the tenth biggest lake in Finland and it belongs to Iso-Kalla, the fourth biggest lake area together with five other lakes.

There is around 30,000 apartment blocks, around 12,000 detached houses, around 6,200 terraced houses and 1,500 other dwelling houses in Kuopio.

Beautiful nature and an enjoyable environment with plenty of services makes Kuopio an appealing place to live – with a high quality city life.

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Avis, Kallantie 12 & Kuopio Airtport, tel. +358 400 139 139, www.avis.fi Europcar, Kuopio Railway Station & Airport, tel. +358 40 306 2850, www.europcar.fi Hertz, Kuopio Railway Station & Airport, tel. +358 20 555 2670, www.hertz.fi Männistön Car Rental, Kullervonkatu 3, tel. +358 17 2616 796, www.mannistonautovuokraamo.fi Scandia Rent, Väliköntie 4, tel. +358 40 311 9411 www.scandiarent.com Sixt Autovuokraamo, Puijonkatu 19 & Kuopio Airport, tel. +358 20 112 2570, www.sixt.fi

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FOR VISITORS PHOTOS KUOPIO CITY/VICENTE SERRA, DIGIMAG ARCHIVE

KUOPIO POLICE Kuopio police station, Suokatu 44 B, 70101 Kuopio, Mon–Fri 8–16:15 tel. +358 295 415 240 (report of an offence, emergency issues) HOSPITAL Kuopio University Hospital is on standby 24 hours a day for patients in need of specialized medical care or acute treatment. The hospital is situated at Puijonlaaksontie 2. For patient inquiries and other information call +358 17 173 060. Outside office hours call +358 17 174 500. PRIVATE CLINICS AND HOSPITALS Terveystalo Kuopio Asemakatu 22–24, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 30 6000, 24/7 standby Mon–Thu 7.30–19, Fri 7:30–18, Sat–Sun 9–14.

Mehiläinen Kuopio Kauppakatu 39 A, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 10 414 00, Mon–Thu 7:30–20, Fri 7:30–18 and Sat 10–14

Kuopion Uusi Apteekki Kolmisoppi, Kolmisopentie 3, 70780 Kuopio tel. +358 17 264 8100 Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 9–18, Sun 11–17

Pihlajalinna Ite Koljonniemenkatu 2, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 17 263 1200 Mon–Thu 7–18, Fri 7–16

Haapaniemen apteekki Tasavallankatu 26, 70620 Kuopio tel. +358 17 262 4214 Mon–Fri 9–19, Sat 9–17

Pohjola Sairaala Leväsentie 1, 70700 Kuopio Mon–Fri 8–18, Sat–Sun 11–17, Tel. +358 10 2578 100

Neulamäen sivuapteekki Neulamäentie 8, 70150 Kuopio tel. +358 17 369 6910 Mon–Fri 9:30–17

PHARMACIES Itä-Suomen yliopiston apteekki, Puijonkatu 23, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 29 445 6000, Mon–Sun 8–22 Jynkän apteekki Soikkokuja 12, 70780 Kuopio tel. +358 44 744 2601, Mon–Fri 8–18 Kuopion Ensimmäinen apteekki Vuorikatu 22, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 44 744 2501, Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 9–17, Sun 12–16 Kuopion toriapteekki Haapaniemenkatu 24–26, 70110 Kuopio tel. +358 17 287 6601 Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 9–18

Niiralan apteekki Prisma, Savilahdentie 10, 70700 Kuopio tel. +358 17 369 6900, Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 8–18, Sun 12–18 Päivärannan apteekki Päivärannantie 18, 70420 Kuopio tel. +358 44 74 74 774 Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 9–18 Petosen apteekki Jalkasenkatu 7, 70820 Kuopio tel. +358 17 287 1800 Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 9–18, Sun 11–17 Puijonlaakson apteekki Kiekkotie 4, 70200 Kuopio tel. +358 17 550 8800, Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 9–17

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Satama apteekki Maaherrankatu 23, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 17 261 2035, Mon–Fri 8–18, Sat 9–14 PUBLIC TRANSPORT Kuopion seudun joukkoliikenne VILKKU (local bus service) tel. +358 800 918 511 or +358 17 185 044 Timetables: vilkku.kuopio.fi Kuopio taxi service, +358 200 30 300 ALKO STORES Alkos in Kuopio: Tehdaskatu 12, 70620 Kuopio, Lidl Petosentie 4, 70820 Kuopio, Lidl Savilahdentie 10, 70700 Kuopio, Prisma Haapaniemenkatu 24–26, 70110 Kuopio, Sokos Matkuksentie 60 L 2, 70800 Kuopio, Matkus Shopping Center

The i-sign marks the entrance of Kuopio Info at the Kuopio Market Square.

Kuopio Info For more information on city services and places of interest, visit Kuopio Info, situated at the Apaja shopping centre, in the underground marketplace. Service is in Finnish and English. Brochures and maps of Kuopio’s tourist attractions and services are on offer in addition to useful information. The Info desk is located on the left looking from the lobby, on the same side as the Vihtori department store, at the end of the row. Kuopio Info is open Mon–Fri 9–16

Päivärannantie 18, 70420 Kuopio, Citymarket Päiväranta

tel. +358 800 182 050, +358 17 182 584

Alkos in Kuopio are open weekdays 9–20 and Saturdays 9–18.

palveluneuvonta@kuopio.fi tourism@kuopio.fi

All Alko's stores are closed on Sundays, religious holidays, easter holidays and christmas holidays.

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Lääkäriasema Cantti Ajurinkatu 16, IsoCee, 70110 Kuopio tel. +358 17 6868 609 Mon–Fri from 7:30

Lääkärikeskus Lupaus Vuorikatu 26 B, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 207 613 613, Mon–Fri 9–14


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There is much to see and do in Kuopio during the winter. Be sure to explore at least these unique spots.

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Kuopio's market hall and marketplace

The elegant Art Nouveau market hall is a traditional trading center and attraction. In addition to shopping, the hall is used to meet people and enjoy the laid back Savo atmosphere. At the moment there are 21 shops operating in the market hall. In addition to groceries such as meat, fish, bread, spices, cheeses and cold cuts, purchases of handicraft accessories, souvenirs, flowers and books can be made. In the Hall Café you can ease your coffee cravings. The glass pavilion located at the side of the all, and the Apaja shopping center located under the market square, complete the services on offer at the market hall. Located right at the core of the city center with it's pedestrian streets, the market square is a bustling center of activity. Also known as 'Mualiman napa', the market square sells traditional delicacies such as Finnish fish pasties (kalakukko) and pan fried vendace and meat pasties. Other features of the pedestrian center are the Siskotyttö and Veljmies statues in addition to the seven new sculptures by artist Pekka Kauhanen. Kauppakatu 45 www.koupionkauppahalli.fi

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Puijo Tower

The modern Puijo Tower is the third viewing Tower to be built on the Puijo sight. Puijo Tower is a major attraction for visitors and represents the heart of Kuopio's landscape. The tower is a beacon of the region, warmly welcoming home travelers from their journeys. A visit to the 75 meter high tower is a memorable experience. The tower's location on the hill creates the amazing view from the top, which brings together Lakeland-Finland's wooded landscape and the buildings of Kuopio. City and nature meet in a way that makes the experience unique. A visit to the tower is a good way to make an impression both on Finnish and foreign visitors alike. A return to visit the tower is surprisingly good for locals too. The scenery changes slowly with time but changing seasons, weather, and the time of day affect the view enormously. If Kuopio looks to be completely surrounded by nothing but nature in the light of day, the darkness of the evening reveals the lights shining all the way to the horizon, and tells how people live so far and wide.

Puijontie 135, tel. +358 44 552 4810 www.puijo.com

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The Saint Nicholas Cathedral

Kuopio's Saint Nicholas Cathedral is the main church, or cathedral of the Kuopio Orthodox congregation and of the Karjala diocese. The cathedral was designed by master builder A. Isakson and was dedicated for use in 1904. The church was built using local builders, but General Governor Nikolai Bobrikov helped immensely with funding and planning. As a result of the second world war, the central administration of the Orthodox church had to leave Sortavala and in 1955 a church assembly decided that the new location would be in Kuopio. So the church in Kuopio became the denomination's central cathedral and the archbishop's own church. The church has undergone three large changes and renovations, the latest being in 2003–2004, when it was returned as closely as possible to it's original appearance. The church hall contains paintings by renowned icon painter Petros Sasaki and a mosaic by Moscow artist Juri Jarin.

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Saaristokatu

Saaristokatu (Archipelago Street) connects the city center to the suburb of Saaristokaupunki. This 4,5 km long scenic route begins from Tasavallankatu in Siikaniemi and runs until Keilankanta, caressing the islands on the way. The street was finished in 2008 and it travels upon the waters of Lake Kallavesi for 1,5 km. The bridges named after famous people originating from Kuopio make up half a kilometer of the street. The Ellen Thesleff bridge reaches 280 meters, the Fridolf Weurlander bridge is 30 meters long, the Anton Lindfors bridge covers 22 meters of street and the Unto Koistinen bridge runs for a lengthy 160 meters. Saaristokaupunki consists of four new neighborhoods rising up on the headlands between the old city center and the so called park area of Petonen. In 2010 Finland’s housing fair was held in Saaristokaupunki, in the neighborhood of Lehtoniemi.

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Mystery Rooms

Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot wannabes will now be able to enjoy real-life detective games like escape rooms in Kuopio. You go into a closed room, and the door will be locked. To get out, you must solve the riddle using objects and clues found in the room along side tips from the game’s mysterious leaders and your friends’ IQ and attention to detail. The time limit is 60 minutes. It is a real-life escape game, played in groups of 2–6 people. It’s a physical version of the mystery games made for computers and devices. In an enclosed space and by exploring your environment, players need solve the problems and escape from the room using logical reasoning, creativity and teamwork. Arwoitus Kuopio, Asemakatu 1 Tel. +358 44 773 2738 www.arwoitus.fi Mysteeri Kuopio, Tulliportinkatu 34 A Tel. +358 44 2909 852 www.mysteeri.com/kuopio Kekkosen kätyrit, Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela Tel. +358 44 7476 560 www.kunnonpaikka.com


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KONTTILA SAVO TENANT FARM KONTTILA IS A former vicar's tenant farm preserved in its original condition in the middle of Puijo only three kilometers from the city centre. Konttila farm is an example of eastern Finnish hillside residence based on shifting cultivation and it is known that shifting has taken place at Puijo since the 1620's. The main building at the farm is one of the oldest buildings in the city of Kuopio, being build in 1770.

Antikkalantie 114 Mon–Sun 11–18 Tel. +358 50 595 4434 www.konttila.fi

KUNNONPAIKAN SAVUSAUNA SPA HOTEL KUNNONPAIKKA in Vuorela also offers traditional activities throughout the year. The traditional lakeside smoke-sauna is warmed up every Monday at 18:30–21 with the opportunity to take a dip in the lake.

Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela Smoke-sauna is warmed up every Monday at 18:30–21 puh. 017 476 560 www.kunnonpaikka.com

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Kuopio Museum, which was moved there in the 1970s from Pielavesi. Smoke huts were very common buildings in the North Savo region until the 1700's when people started to prefer chimneys. However, smoke huts were still used until the mid 1900s.

bin is a genuine lumberjack’s base. All year round the cabin hosts traditional and smoke-sauna evenings on Tuesdays at 16–22. In addition to smoke sauna and possible ice swimming the traditional evenings include a traditional dinner and singsongs. Jätkänkämppä cabin is situated only 600 meters from the hotel. Jätkankämppä has been internationally honoured at Culture Trip web page as one of the best saunas in Finland.

Other winter events: Kauppakatu 23 Tue–Sat 10–17 Tel. +358 17 182 603 www.kuopionmuseo.fi

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Kuopio Museum

The basic exhibitions in the Kuopio Museum display Eastern Finnish nature and cultural history. Each year the museum arranges various exhibitions. The themes of each exhibition compliment the exhibition as a whole and they are often linked to current events and developments. Open Tue–Sat 10–17, Sun and Mon closed Kauppakatu 23 | Tel. +358 17 182 603 kuopionmuseo.fi/english

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The Old Kuopio Museum is made up of eleven old wooden houses. The oldest buildings in the group date from the late 1700’s and the youngest date from the late 1800’s. The rooms inside the buildings show the residences of different families from the 1800’s up until the 1930’s. The museum also contains a pharmacy building, exhibition hall, and the room of writer Minna Canth.

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Open on winter season 1.9.2017–14.5.2018 Tue–Sat 10–15, Sun and Mon closed Closed 24.–25.12.2017 and 1.1.2018 6.1.2018 open normally 10–15 Kirkkokatu 22 | Tel. +358 17 182 625 korttelimuseo.kuopio.fi/in-english

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Kuopio Art Museum

The Art Museum began operating in a former bank in 1980. The museum is situated right in the centre of town next to the cathedral, near the market square. It functions as the North Savo district’s art museum and it’s tasks include the exhibition of local visual arts, documentation and research. Open on Tue–Sat 10–17, Sun and Mon closed Kauppakatu 35 | Tel. +358 17 182 633 taidemuseo.kuopio.fi

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Museums and art

The Automobile Museum is an enthusiast’s dream. All of the work is done voluntarily and supported by sponsors. There is an abundance of cars, many of which are in fine running order. The selection is constantly changing, new cars come and sometimes cars are out on a drive. Included in the collection are motorbikes and accessories related to motoring.

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Kuopio’s museums are always interesting places to visit. A variety of exhibitions are open for those interested in days gone by and those in to modern developments. www.digimag.fi

Kuopio Automobile Museum

Open on Mon–Fri 9–15, Sat–Sun closed Hannes Kolehmaisenkatu 2 Tel. +358 17 282 0550 kuopionautomuseo.fi/english

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The J. V. Snellman Home Museum

The J. V. Snellman Home Museum is in the building that Snellman lived in for most of the time he was in Kuopio, from 1845–1849. The building is a typical 1800’s residence of a fairly wealthy family, with hipped roof and six pane windows. The museum is decorated with furniture and articles belonging to the Snellman family. Open to groups upon reservation Snellmaninkatu 19 | Tel. +358 17 182 625 snellmanmuseo.kuopio.fi/in-english

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G12 Gallery

Concentrating on Finnish contemporary art, the G12 showcases different exhibits in it’s bright space every three weeks. Situated in the centre of town, the gallery holds a versatile art sales collection, art lending services and framing services. Open on Tue–Thu 12–18, Fri–Sat 11–16 Maaherrankatu 9 | Tel. +358 44 058 8434 www.galleria12.fi

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VB Photographic Centre

Finland’s first regional photographic centre, VB Photographic Centre has operated in Kuopio since 1987. The VB photographic centre aim is to promote the photographic culture of North Savo and Eastern Finland, but it also operates through it’s cooperative network nationally and internationally. Open on Tue–Sun 12–18, Mon closed Kuninkaankatu 14 | Tel. +358 44 744 6424 vb-valokuvakeskus.fi

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The Riisa Orthodox Church Museum

Riisa is one of the most remarkable Orthodox church museums in Europe. For the most part, the collection represents the 1700's and 1800’s, but older artifacts date back to 1100’s. The hall contains Byzantine culture, Finland’s Orthodox church history, iconostasis representative of the 19th century academical school of thought, and a hall where icons from different centuries picture martyrdom on red walls. Open on Tue–Sat 12–16, Mon closed Karjalankatu 1 | Tel. +358 206 100 266 riisa.fi/en


OUTDOOR

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES We’ve gathered some ideas about where to spend a fun winter day.

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FOOTPATHS

A wonderful way to spend one's holiday on a bright frosty winter day is to have a walk in the city centre. For example the path around Valkeisenlampi is suitable by length and its easiness to small children. Along the path one can enjoy beautiful parks, stop to learn traffic rules at Niirala traffic park and stay and play in the playground. Look for more information on page 22.

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MARKET PLACE

Kuopio Market Place serves also the little ones of the family in the winter season from Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 3 pm. In January traditional January, Fair is held at the Market Square with lots to do and enjoy for the whole family.

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PLAYGROUNDS

There are dozens of playgrounds loved by the small ones and local sports parks found in the Kuopio region. These include are Bra-

he’s park, a playground located at Kuopionlahti, Hapelähde park near the harbour and Peikkometsa local sports park located in Saaristokaupunki.

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MUSEUM

Kuopio Museum winter season is filled by Strange Beings Club exhibition. In the exhibition, one can go for an exploration trip to find the strangest of forest creatures through photos and cartoons. One can also play to be a natural researcher in the museum and practise identification of different species. This exhibition is open until 6th of January in 2018 at the museum.

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HISTORICAL STORIES

Old Kuopio atmosphere can be felt at Old Kuopio Museum which is open in the winter season 1.9.2017–14.5.2018 from Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. Old Kuopio Museum is made up of eleven old wooden houses. The oldest of the buildin-

gs date from the late 1700’s and the youngest date from the 1800’s. Interiors of the buildings exhibit residences of different families from the 1800’s up until the 1930’s. The museum also contains a pharmacy building, exhibition hall and the room of author Minna Canth.

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The fun of sports is offered for example at Bellanranta in indoor adventure park HopLop and indoor activity park SuperCorner at ABC Pitkälahti service station. Both promise lots to do for small as well as bigger children. HopLop has got for example Spider tower, giant trampoline and climbing wall. SuperCorner offers freestyle skateboarding, climbing city with different routes and icehockey game that works with interactive body movements and more peaceful play horses.

1. VALKEISENLAMPI PLAYGROUND

2. HAPELÄHDE LOCAL SPORTS PARK

3. PASSENGER HARBOUR PLAYGROUND

4. LIPPUMÄKI LOCAL SPORTS PARK

YOU CAN ENJOY a walk around the

THE HAPELÄHDE LOCAL exercise area is a

THE PLAYGROUND IS situated behind the

THE LIPPUMÄKI LOCAL exercise area is

pond at Valkeisenlampi park. The actual children’s play area is at the Niirala school end of the park. There is a local exercise area and public toilets at the other side of the pond. The playground has such things as an indian village, spring swings, climbing frames and slides. Valkeisenkatu 7 Niirala

large and diversely equipped park. Playgrounds have jungle gyms and other sports and playground equipment, as well as gazebos. Next to the playground is a field which is iced over during the winter to create an ice rink.

Hapelähteenkatu 1 City central

Wanha Satama restaurant in a beautiful harbour setting, near the water but at a safe distance. There are swings, one larger climbing area, a boat from which you can slide, balance and play ships.

Matkustajasatama City central

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a very popular recreational park. The area contains swings, climbing frames, and many workout devices. In the winter, skating rink, speed skating rink and hockey rink are created to the park.

Lehtoniementie 107 Petonen

5. BRAHE’S PARK RENOVATED A COUPLE of years ago,

Brahe’s park is located at Kuopionlahti. The playground is easy to reach from many directions, and it consists of a labyrinth, climbing frames, a rocking off-road car, swings, sandpit and a parkour course.

Brahenkatu 5 City central


THINGS TO SEE AND DO

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Indoor playgrounds INDOOR ACTIVITY PLACES WITH A FEE:

FREE PLAYGROUNDS: 1. APAJA’S PLAYROOM is a colorful play zone for children, underneath the market square right next to the underground parking garage. Numerous toys will guarantee the good time. The playroom includes a playhouse, children’s tables equipped with drawing materials, and many other fun and useful things. The play zone is open according to the opening hours of the shopping center. Kauppakatu 45, 70100 Kuopio Opening hours: Mon–Thu 8–22, Fri–Sat 8–23, Sun 12–20

2. THE BIRD AND pig characters familiar from the Angry Birds games will entertain children in the play zone situated in H-talo. This safe and upholstered indoor play zone is located on the lower floor of the shopping center, right next to the Subway restaurant. The play zone is made for toddlers and preschoolers, and it offers activities such as Angry Birds slide, swing and balance ball. Parents can keep a guard from the seats that are decorated with loyalty to the Angry Birds theme. Haapaniemenkatu 20, 70110 Kuopio Open on weekdays 9–20, Sat 8–18

3. MATKUS SHOPPING CENTER’S joyfully colored play zones are located in central positions on the aisles and squares. The play zones allow independent movement such as hanging and climbing for children aged between 3 and 10 years. The shopping center’s Family Room has received many thanks. The room is a comfortable home-like area that consists of separate spaces for dining and calming down, meant for families and the little ones. Matkuksentie 60, 70800 Kuopio Open on weekdays 10–21, Sat 9–19, Sun 11–18

4. CLIMBING CENTRE VOEMA offers climbing courses for children so they can explore rope climbing with automatic safety equipment as well as bouldering. No previous experience is needed, and the staff will help you to get started. Children under 15 years of age 15 € (including accessories). Bouldering price for children is 6 € + shoe rental 3 €. Kaivotie 23, Kuopio Open on weekdays 15–21, Sat–Sun 12–18 5. SUPERCORNER indoor activity park for the whole family is composed of three theme areas. ABC service station’s services are available for the customers. In the climbing town both children and grown-ups get the chance to climb and move in various ways on different routes on the climbing racks. Play horses can be found in the town center together with bObles products, which contribute to the child’s motor development. In FreestyleCorner you can skate, scoot, bounce and boulder, and in GameCorner you’ll block interactive hockey pucks as KalPa’s goalkeeper. Vitostie 1771, 70800 Kuopio Open on weekdays 12–20, Sat 10–20, Sun 10–18

6. HOP LOP is an exercise adventure park for the whole family. It’s full of adventure labyrinths, climbing spots, trampolines and slides. There’s also a restaurant-café serving the customers. The idea of Hop Lop is to encourage every child to discover activities that respond to their interests and growth phases. The best way to refine motor steadiness, coordination and other skills is to play according to one’s abilities. Adults accompanying children enter free of charge, and are provided with relaxation areas for catching breath in the midst of playing. Siikaranta 9 B, 70620 Kuopio Open every day 10–20

6. LEHTONIEMI DAYCARE’S PLAYGROUND

7. PEIKKOMETSÄ LOCAL SPORTS PARK

Traditional hills for sledging in Kuopio

THE LEHTONIEMI DAYCARE’S yard in

THE PEIKKOMETSÄ LOCAL exercise area

Sledging is possible in Kuopio in the following areas:

Saaristokaupunki is available for all to use when the daycare is closed. There are slides, and ball games can be played in the large yard. On the roof of the climbing frame are colorful ski jumping skis sticking out. On the other side of the yard is a small forest area that can be used for hide and seek. Lehtoniementie 107 Saaristokaupunki

is a clever destination for a day out on your holiday. The area is huge and is bordered by a small forest area. The area contains a cable track and the possibility to play disc golf. The surrounding forest, trails, and large rocks are also great places for adventure. Rautaniementie 73 Saaristokaupunki

- The hill of the Kuopio city at Valkeisenlampi pond in Niirala. Valkeisenkatu 7 - Antikkala in Puijo, Kallantie/Ruutikellarinkatu - The Brahe’s park at Kuopionlahti bay, also known as the park from the children’s program Pikku Kakkonen. Especially popular among the children of the city centre. Brahenkatu 5 - The Lippumäki recreational area at Petonen. Rauhalahdentie 66 The existence of the traditional sledging hills depends on the snow situation and the activity of the locals – a sledging hill can appear anywhere, for example at a children's park. Adults must make sure that the area where children are sledging is safe for both the children and other people using the area. www.digimag.fi

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INDOOR GAME COURTS RAUHALAHTI, Katiskaniementie 8, Kuopio, 5 km from the city center, gymnastics, water aerobics, indoor climbing, gym, indoor game court KUNNONPAIKKA, Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela, 10 km from Kuopio, gymnastics, water aerobics, squash, gym, indoor game court KUOPION TENNISKESKUS, Katiskaniementie 1, Kuopio, 5 km from the city center, tennis, badminton, squash, golf, floorball, rolling RAUHALAHTI BOWLING, Kartanonkatu 11, Kuopio, 4.5 km from the city center, bowling, glow bowling, billiard KUOPION KEILAHALLI, Keilakatu 3, Kuopio, less than 1 km from the city center, bowling, glow bowling, billiard BOWLD1NER, Ajurinkatu 16, Kuopio, bowling, glow bowling, restaurant GOLF CENTER GOLFKESKUS/ GAMECENTER, Siikaranta 3, Kuopio, 2.7 km from the city center, golf, billiard, curling, hunting simulator, laser war games KUOPIO SKATEPARK, Kellokuja 1, Kuopio, 3.8 km from the city center VOEMA CLIMBING CENTER, Kaivotie 23, Kuopio, 4.1 km from the city center, indoor climbing


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Snack break makes the day outdoors TEKSTI DIGIMAG TOIMITUS KUVA SHUTTERSTOCK, PIXABAY

The nature tracks of the Kuopio region await for their users in the wintertime. Deep in the forest one can both relax and freshen up, and enjoy delicious packed snacks.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE

nearby campfire places It is wonderful to spend a day outdoors with family and friends. There are many campfire sites around the Kuopio area that can be easily reached. In some of them firewood is located at the site. Pack you snacks in a good backpack and enjoy your hike!

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Sorsasalo cooking hut. Sorsasalo, built on the northern part of the western shore, is a resting place accessible by car, boat or over the ice. There is firewood, a cooking hut, canoe pier, buoys, information board and toilet. Valkeislahdentie 149

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trail. It can be reached most Julkulanmäki lean-to. Located in easily from Puijonsarvi via

Julkulanmäki is a scenic vantage point which overlooks the North Kallavesi archipelago and is part of the beautiful Puijo recreation area. The lean-to is just off the main

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the one-kilometre trail which starts from the outdoor statue of Aaro Jalkanen. There is a lean-to, campfire site, woodshed and a toilet. Puijonsarventie 63

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Iso-Valkeinen lean-to and campfire site. A

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Vuorilampi campfire site. Vuorilampi includes

path starting from the beach along Vanha Kallantie leads to a campfire site. There is also a place for firewood. Vanha Kallantie 12


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PUIJO Three marked nature trails leave from the peak of Puijo, all of which are about two kilometers in length. The trails snaking through Puijo’s forests are located in protected natural areas, old-growth forests, groves and traditional landscapes. While exploring trails and their flora and fauna, you can get to know the area’s cultural history and the Puijo Tower. A beautiful panoramic location can be found along the footpaths of Julkulanmäki including a fire place and Aaro Jalkanen’s statue, easily accessible from the parking lot. (Puijonsarventie 63)

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NEULANIEMI The Kolmisoppi-Neulamäki area’s three nature trails pass through a nature reserve. The routes are between two and four kilometers. The hiking trails pass through the beautiful Vuorilampi area, Neulamäki rocks, large boulders carved during the ice age, ancient forests, ferns and the old Yoldia seashore from about 11,000 years ago. You can begin your hike from the northwest side of the Kolmisoppi pond at the end of Juontotie or the parking lot on the side of Pilpantie. Neulamäki’s trail has a connection to a fire place, stocked with firewood, located in Vuorilampi’s northwest end. (Pilpantie 6)

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RAUHALAHTI Katiskaniemi’s nature trail is a two-kilometer-long route that starts behind the hotel and circles around the Katiskaniemi shorelines. The path is located mostly in the protected area. The most valuable parts of the region are deciduous groves and stunning pine forests sprouting out of the rocks. Along the way, check out the groves of vegetation and the plants and animals which live on the beach and in the water. The mark of man can be seen in the lumbering cabin, Jätkänkämppä and pastures. (the end of Katiskaniementie)

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RANTA-TOIVALA Ranta-Toivala boasts nature trails measuring two kilometers and five kilometers winding through the protected area. Halmejoki (Halme River) is known for its different groves, from which the region’s most spectacular groves can be found beside the streams passing through the area. Hikers can explore the diverse bird life living around Halmejoki. With luck, you may even hear the call of a bright yellow Oriole, a beautiful fluted whistle. Another trail, Patteripolku, circles around places of war-time action. (Halmejoentie 55)

about 1.5 kilometres away. The info point can also be accessed via Neulamäki’s spectacular about 6-kilometre long nature trail. Pilpantie 6

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Pölhö cooking hut. The cooking hut can be accessed from Pölhönsaari along Saaristoka-

tu. A cooking hut, firewood, information board and toilet are all located on site. Right next to the Pölhö cooking hut area is a place to park cars. It is easy to walk to the site from the parking area because it is only about 500 metres away. Saaristokatu 12, Pölhönsaari

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TIPS FOR OUTDOOR SNACKS EDIBLES AS SUCH

• Fast campfire fish

• Snacks vegetables

Pre-prepared hot or cold-smoked

Mini tomatoes, baby carrots and grapes are fresh and healthy snacks.

salmon is delicious as it is or heated over a little campfire.

• Dry treats

• Tit for tat

Raisins, nuts, pretzels can satisfy an adult’s

Grated potato patties are a great

hunger and the craving for a small delicacy.

delicacy cooked on a griddle. Ready-

• Bread

made grated potato patties can be

Bread snacks are always tasty, whether

found in the freezer section and from

homemade rolls or artisan croissants.

the deli counter.

USING A THERMOS

TREATS COOKED ON A STICK

• Cooked sausages

• Stick bun

Put the sausages in the thermos and pour

Frozen ready-made dough makes a

boiling water over them. The sausages will

great treat and creates a good mood.

cook while you walk.

Simply take suitably thawed dough

• Soups

with you in its own bag.

Heat canned pea soup or some other soup at home and pour into the thermos.

• Marshmallows The eternal classic, loved by everyone

• Coffee, cocoa or juice

from grandparents to children. Be

Many different beverages taste good warm

careful to not burn the marshmallows

in the middle of winter nature. Use many

or your mouth.

small thermoses if there are many different

• Chocolate bananas

preferences so everyone can have his or her

Bake banana until the surface is dark,

own.

cut away the peel and put in a couple of pieces of Fazer Blue chocolate.

WARM THE STOMACH

Keep them warm so that the

• Craving for meat

chocolate melts.

Ready-made meatballs, sausages and

K-CITYMARKET PÄIVÄRANTA Päivärannantie 18, KUOPIO Tel. +358 10 537 9600, Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21 www.k-citymarket.fi

the Tervaruukki-Pilpa recreation area, which is a nature reserve. A builtin fireplace is located in a beautiful landscape in Jylhä Neulamäki at the north end of the pond. There is also a place to chop firewood. It is accessible from Leväsentie to avoid Pilpantie, where parking spaces and an info point have been built, which is

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chicken nuggets are easily made delicacies to satisfy even greater hunger.

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Haminalahti barbeque area. The

cultural nature trail in Kuopio’s Haminalahti passes through the landscapes of the artistic von Wright brothers. The trail is 4.3 kilometres long and has a leanto shelter with firewood, an information board, toilet for disabled persons, waste disposal and nearby parking. Leirikuja

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Savolanniemi campfire site. A small covered campfire site is located on the southern shore of a small island in Savolanniemi. The island can be reached from the mainland via a walkway and bridge. The site is equipped with firewood. In winter, the cross country ski trail passes right next to the site. A parking area is about 200 metres away from the campfire site. Eteläranta 32


Fishing

Skating in Kuopio The city of Kuopio has a service network of over 50 ice hockey and skating rinks or areas. The list of sites to be frozen can be found on the city’s web page.

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Areas to be frozen will open up for skaters as they become fit for use.

Ice fishing is an ancient type of fishing in Finland. You use an auger to drill a hole in ice on a lake or at sea, from which you catch fish. In summer you can use similar methods from a boat or from a pier.

LIPPUMÄKI ice hockey rink, speed skating rink and skating rink. Rauhalahdentie 66, Kuopio

HAPELÄHDE LOCAL SPORTS PARK ice hockey rink Hapelähteenkatu 1, Kuopio

KUOPIONLAHTI ice hockey rink and skating rink Kuopionlahdenkatu, Kuopio

PEIKKOMETSÄ ice hockey rink Rautaniementie 73, Kuopio

KESKUSKENTTÄ STADIUM ice hockey rink and skating rink Kaartokatu 6, Kuopio

NEULAMÄKI ice hockey rink and skating rink Raiviopolku, Kuopio

NIIRALA skating rink Valkeisenkatu, Kuopio

RAJALA ice hockey rink and skating rink Sammakkolammentie 14, Kuopio

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ce fishing as a hobby is fun, exciting and affordable. Equipment is cheap and you need no fishing licence. It’s important to remember dress warm, as ice fishing mainly means sitting still in freezing weather. Experienced ice fishers know the best fishing spots. A beginner may find these spots due to clusters of fishing holes, and thus benefit from good fishing spots. Without such clusters, you can start where the fish hang around during summer, which is next to reeds and headlands. There are different methods of ice fishing. The methods differ from each

other based on the jig i.e. lure in use. If the fish take bait easily, a vertical jig is the best to use. A type of weighted jig called mormuska works better when the fish take bait poorly.

EQUIPMENT RETAILERS MAKEN PYYDYS OY Tulliportinkatu 25, +358 17-2632303 Open Mon-Fri 8–18, Sat 8–14 SAMFISHING Snellmaninkatu 18, +358 17-2617500 Open Mon-Fri 9–17, Sat 9–14 KALASTUSVÄLINE RIALINNA Hulkontie 5, +358 17-3633222 Open Mon-Fri 9–17, Sat 9–14

Ice fishing equipment 1. ICE FISHING ROD A short and light fishing rod. 2. AUGER To drill a hole in the ice. 3. ICE PICKS Important safety equipment. You stick them on the edge of the ice to ease escape from the water. 4. SLUSH SCOOP A skimmer with which you can remove slush from the fishing hole. 5. ICE FISHING STOOL Usually a folding seatpack. 6. ICE FISHING BARREL A styrofoam container where you can put your catch without opening the cover. 7. THE BAIT Earth worm and maggot keep well. Chironimid larvae are the best bait, but keep the worst. www.digimag.fi

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KOULUPUISTO ice hockey rink and skating rink Opistotie, Kuopio

TAHKOVUORI LOCAL SPORTS PARK skating rink Keitaankatu 1, Tahkovuori

Indoor ice rinks with public skating: LIPPUMÄKI ICE RINK Petosentie 8, Kuopio

TUPLAJÄÄT Tietäjäntie 2, Toivala

You can skate indoors at Lippumäki ice rink, which is open to public for skating on Saturdays at 11:30 – 12:30 with hockey sticks (helmet mandatory) and 12:45 – 13:45 without hockey sticks. Fee for adults 5,70 €, and for the subsidized group including minors under 18, students and the unemployed, 4 €. No skate rental available on location.

Tuplajäät has open shifts for public skating with or without hockey sticks mainly during weekends and holidays. You’ll best find public skating shifts at www.tuplajaat.fi/varaukset or at Tuplajäät Facebook page under yleisö/mailalla (public, with hockey stick) or yleisö/mailaton (public, no hockey sticks).


SPORT AND ACTIVITIES

KUOPIO

WHERE CAN I GO FOR A SWIM?

An energizing

cold dip

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Swimming in a frozen lake can help relieve ailments and aches. Although the freezing cold water may horrify you, the feeling after a dip is well worth it!

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hey say you get a great feeling from swimming in a hole in the ice. You get the same endorphin rush in just a couple of minutes that you get from an hour’s jogging. It’s also viewed as a good way

to relax! The most active enthusiasts go for a swim every day, sometimes twice. You get a brisk start to your morning when you take a plunge at 6 am. The most active plungers can amass around 300 dips in a year. Members of the Winter Swimmers get a key to the sauna. A paid up member can go swimming as much as they like. There are many rumors surrounding the benefits of swimming in the ice hole but only a small amount of scientific research has been carried out. Cold tolerance has been shown to improve after only a few dips while different aches and joint pain have been found to be relieved due to regular dips. An experienced swimmer tells how swimming helps with back pain. The cold therapy can also be a help to those suffering from rheumatism, asthma and MS, especially on a regular basis. Other health bene-

fits include increased blood circulation and improved metabolism. Because of this it is also believed that skin stays firmer. Some also swear that it is a protection against the flu. In addition to the physical benefits, winter swimmers say that they feel relief from stress, the mind is said to clear, just like when meditating. The revitalizing effects of swimming last the whole day, and when evening comes sleep feels better than ever. Before taking up winter swimming it is good to talk to your doctor if you suffer from heart problems or high blood pressure. Ice swimming is a suitable hobby for all ages. Families visit the sauna and the youngest swimmers are only six or seven years old. Older enthusiasts have already past 80 years of age, so a brave winter dip is a suitable activity for the whole family. Winter swimming doesn’t require specialized equipment. Compared to summer swimming the only difference is the use of shoes or socks on the way to the water, and some put a hat on too. – The water is 4°C, so this is kind of like shock treatment for the body! www.digimag.fi

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Private winter swimming spots:

Kuopio’s Winter Swimmers’ locations:

Kylpylähotelli Rauhalahti, Katiskaniementie 8, Levänen, www.rauhalahti.fi

Väinölänniemi, Väinölänniemi 26, Kuopio • Washing and changing rooms are made available to members from 6 to 22. • Electric sauna is heated at wintertime (October–April) three times a week, Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 15 to 22.

• Jätkänkämppä’s Smoke sauna, Traditional and Smoke sauna evenings with the possibility to take a dip in the hole in the ice on Tuesdays throughout the year from 16 to 22. • Price for hotel guests 7 euros and for all others 12 euros, includes towel. • Groups can reserve the sauna at other times for private functions. Kylpylähotelli Kunnonpaikka, Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela, www.kunnonpaikka.com • Smoke sauna Mon–Tue 18:30– 21 with the opportunity to dip in the water. • Free for hotel guests and 10 euros per person for all others. • Groups can reserve the sauna at other times for private functions. Hotelli IsoValkeinen, Majaniementie 2, Päiväranta www.isovalkeinen.com • Hotel guests can swim whenever they please, free of charge with no time limits, the sauna is heated from 16 to 21:30. • Groups can reserve the sauna at other times for private functions.

Sorsasalo, Tavirannantie 2, Kuopio • Changing rooms are made available to members from 6 to 22. • The sauna can be heated (wood heating) during winter Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 16 to 22. Places are available to members on receipt of membership payment, year round. Guest visit price of 5€ per visit during sauna opening hours. Payment can be made to the account found on the website. Bank transfer forms can be found at the sauna changing rooms. All those interested can contact Antero Iivanainen by calling +358 50 362 0045. www.kuopiontalviuimarit. Simpan Maja, Simppa's beach, Vuorela • Washing and changing rooms are made available to members with a key from 6 to 22 (September–May) • Electric sauna is heated Tuesdays 18–21 and Fridays 17–20. • More information: www.vuorelankunto.fi/ liikuntaryhmat/avantouinti


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FOOTPATHS

Kuopio is just the right size to be explored on foot. The city holds tranquil culture paths, unobstructed walking experiences and scenic routes for joggers.

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CULTURE TRAIL THE CULTURE TRAIL (3-8 km) takes

place in the city center where you’ll run into authentic city culture with its pubs and art experiences as well as nature in the middle of the city. During winter, the snow covering the parks entices to make snow angels, and often the park is littered with snow men, each classier than the next. NATURALLY OUR JOURNEY begins by

the Market Hall and continues on the pedestrian zone of Kauppakatu beside the restaurant quarter towards Kuopio Art Museum (Kauppakatu 35). On the other side of the road rises the recently renovated Kuopio Cathedral (Vuorikatu 17), and by following its stony walls we reach Snellman park and Kuopio Museum opposite of the park (Kauppakatu 23). As we proceed down on Kauppakatu towards the harbor, we discover the legendary restaurant Sampo with its ven-

THE CITY CENTER AND ITS ALLEYS daces and other Savonian delicacies. Restaurant Sataman Helmi is situated on the ground floor of the oldest stone building in Kuopio. After crossing the park you’ll get a glimpse of the glistering Lake Kallavesi, the ships and the harbor warehouse restaurants and the Ice Marathon course in the winter when the lake is frozen. Walking on the waterfront (and on Varastokatu) towards Väinölänniemi you’ll spot the windmill on Vasikkasaari island and hear the shrieking of the seagulls. You’ll marvel at the wonderful lake view and pause to gaze at the beach or the beautiful gazebos situated on the cape. The Rönö bridge leads us onto Honkasaarentie and all the way to Varvisaari island and its observation point. Upon returning to the city center it’s recommended to drop by St. Nicholas Cathedral (Sepänkatu 7), Old Kuopio Museum (Kirkkokatu 22) and VB Photographic Centre (Kuninkaankatu 14-16).

KUOPIO IS ALSO a city for children and senior citizens. The

unobstructed routes and the center’s smaller alleys are safe. The surroundings of Valkeisenlampi pond in the city center offer an unobstructed trail with many park benches to rest on. STARTING FROM TULLIPORTINKATU by the market square

we’ll head towards Kuopio City Theatre (Niiralankatu 2), passing by Sankaripuisto cemetery and Kasarmipuisto park. Behind the culture building there are the traffic park, which is rather quiet during winter, and the livelier playgrounds as well as the beach of pond Valkeisenlampi. On the opposite shore you can delight in the rugged beauty of the church of Alava. (Keihäskatu 5). You’ll be able to explore the Kevät sculpture while strolling back towards the city center on the paths next to Alavantie. By the pond you might bump into Mr. Pushkin (the statue) and it’s easy to steer towards Torikatu and Hanna Partanen’s Finnish fish pasty bakery (Kasarmikatu 15). If you’re around before Christmas, it’s easy to drop by from here to the Pikku Pietari market alley (Hatsalankatu 24) to shop gifts and handicrafts.

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SAARISTOKATU AND SAARISTOKAUPUNKI IF YOU’RE UNDAUNTED by a long trip, or you’re on the move by car or by bicycle, you should travel to the pride of Kuopio, Saaristokatu and Saaristokaupunki. For the passionate exerciser, the 15km route is a study in contradictions through industrial areas and the outdoors. The magnificent Saaristokatu is an experience worth seeing: nothing beats a picnic in the Pölhönsaari island shelter by live fire. And no view is as surprising as the 13-story apartment houses on the top of the already high banks of Keilankanta channel. THE MOST BRISK route goes directly from the market square past the

Kummisetä terrace and the Music centre towards Haapaniemi. After touring around the shores of Haapaniemi and having admired the chimney of the Saastamoinen roller mill, the energetic traveller can recharge at the power plant and move towards Bellanranta beach and Saaristokatu. By the bridges you can find the cooking shelter of Pölhönsaari as well as the campfire spots of the Pikkusaaret islands. After reaching Käränkä island, the road goes on under the eyes of the Bridge guards to the other side of Keilankanta channel all the way to the of home fair area of Lehtoniemi. From there you make an U-turn back towards the center and cross the bridges via Tasavallankatu to the shrine of KuPS football team at the stadium, and through Myhkyrinkatu back to the market square. Well done! Source: www.kuopio.fi


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SPORT AND ACTIVITIES

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ICE SKATE RENTAL

skiing is easy

THE FINNS HAVE always been a skiing nation and have been very successful in various skiing competitions. It is no wonder that the area of Kuopio boasts a total of 450 kilometres of well-maintained ski trails. There are magnificent areas for skiing enthusiasts, so skiing can be more of a relaxed hobby than a strenuous workout. Starting the journey is easy. Skiing only requires suitable outdoor clothing, skis, poles and boots. Equipment can be purchased at sports stores or rented from many providers. Kuopio has numerous trails of different lengths from which to choose. For example, Puijo Ski stadium near the centre of Kuopio is a good place to start skiing since the trails are quite level. In the middle of winter, skiing on the frozen lake is a special treat not to miss.

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• 70 km of illuminated ski trails.

LOVE THE TRAMPOLINE ARENA.

Dog Parks

• 400 km of official cross country ski trails.

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• Normal ski trails are serviced first after a snow storm, and then ski tracks on the ice are serviced after the weather neutralises.

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• Skijoring takes place in AlaAntikkala on Mondays and Thursdays at 20.00–21.00 and dogs on leashes are welcome to join the activities.

+358 400 4744 38 info@minitar.fi

KUOPIO OFFERS ALSO possibilities to spend

Additional information and cross-country skiing route maps can be found at: www.kuopio.fi/web/sports-and-nature

• Illuminated trail lights turn on at twilight and turn off at 22.00.

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Niirala, Alavanmäki along the street Valkeisenkatu Puijonlaakso, Hiihtäjäntie Inkilänmäki, Inkiläntie 4 Saarijärvi, Tiihottarentie Neulamäki, Neulamäentie 15 Rypysuo, Juolukkapolku Päiväranta, Keski-Kaari 44 Petosella Litmasenlampi, Vahakaskuja 7 Saaristokaupunki, along the street Rautaniementie www.digimag.fi

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Other dog parks and areas to take dogs for walks in the nearby areas: Melalahti of Riistavesi, Koulutie, Nilsia, Vehmersalmi and also there will be build a dog park in Maaninka.

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HUIPPUCENTER.FI Mon & Thu 15–19 • Tue, Wed & Fri 15–20 • Sat 10–19 • Sun 12–18 Siikaranta 9, Kuopio • tel. +358 44 753 1109 • center@huippupaikka.fi


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NEARBY SPAS

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RAUHALAHTI, Katiskaniementie 8, Kuopio, 5 km from Kuopio KUNNONPAIKKA, Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela, 10 km from Kuopio FONTANELLA, Kuiluntie 2, Siilinjärvi, 22 km from Kuopio

the nearby spas

VESILEPPIS, Vokkolantie1, Leppävirta, 54 km from Kuopio TAHKOSPA, Keitaankatu1, Nilsiä, 66 km from Kuopio KUNTORANTA, Kuntorannantie 14, Varkaus, 76 km from Kuopio SPA HOTEL RUNNI, Runnintie 407, Iisalmi, 110 km from Kuopio PEURUNKA, Peurungantie 85, Laukaa, 143 km from Kuopio

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Kuopio and the surrounding areas boast several spas where both locals and tourists can enjoy a relaxing spa experience. We gathered information about various spas from which you can choose. Or you can even try them all.

Rauhalahti

Tahko Spa

THE RAUHALAHTI SPA Hotel offers its visi-

AT TAHKO SPA, there is a 25-meter-long four-

tors a wide range of pools and spa treatments under the same roof. At Rauhalahti you can swim laps and do other water exercises as well as relax in jacuzzis, hot water pools and hydromassage places. There are specific pools and water slides designed for children. A warm outdoor pool and an indoor cold water pool offers the most exotic experiences. Spa treatments to suit every taste are available, from massages to luxurious body and facial treatments. You can enjoy the steam of one of Finland’s finest saunas every Tuesday.

lane swimming pool, an exercise and entertainment pool, a Jacuzzi tub and a children's pool and also a water slide. There is also an outdoor pool and a Wibit adventure course, a favourite among children. Connected to Tahko Spa there are a bowling alley as well as four treatment rooms where you can enjoy a range of massage and beauty services. The range includes, among other things, a warm chocolate massage and an indulgence package for expectant mother sto reduce swelling and relax. Of course, the treatment is suitable for others besides expectant mothers.

Katiskaniementie 8, Kuopio distance from Kuopio: 5 km www.rauhalahti.fi

Keitaankatu 1, Tahkovuori distance from Kuopio: 66 km www.tahkospa.fi

KUOPIO SWIMMING HALLS NIIRALAN UIMAHALLI, Hannes Kolehmaisen katu 3, Kuopio LIPPUMÄEN UIMAHALLI, Petosentie 8, Kuopio, 10 km from the Kuopio city centre

Fontanella

Vesileppis

Spa Hotel Runni

THE SPA HAS ten different pools. You can relax on water rafts or ride the waves in the biggest pool, or relax your muscles in the gentle Jacuzzi or massaging water jets. You can swim laps or jog in the water in the exercise pool. Dancing lights follow anyone sliding down one of the longest water slides in Finland. There is another slide ideal for those who prefer something slower. The children's pools have water-spouting animals and a playhouse with water toys. Top off your nice experience with a steam sauna or a traditional Finnish sauna.

THE VESILEPPIS SPA is perfect for the whole family, from babies to grandparents! There are pools for both exercise and relaxation, from a cold water pool to a Jacuzzi, and from a children's pool to a six-lane exercise pool. Children can enjoy a 32-meter water slide and a Wibit climbing course. The beauty salon offers a wide range of massages as well as facial, foot and body treatments. And do not forget the unique underground ice sculpture and water slide cave, Ice Cave, opening in February 2018. This year’s theme is "Stone Age in the Ice Cave.”

THE SPA HOTEL Runni is a nice place for

Kuiluntie 2, Siilinjärvi distance from Kuopio: 22 km www.fontanella.fi www.digimag.fi

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Vokkolantie1, Leppävirta distance from Kuopio: 54 km www.vesileppis.fi

a holiday with its nostalgic spa or manor house hotel. The hotel has a party and meeting space for various events. The hotel hosts memorable weddings and family reunions as well as meetings and employee wellbeing days for companies. The restaurant, offering local food and Finnish flavours, serves delicious breakfasts, lunches and à la carte dinners. You can relax with a spa treatment, for example, joint manipulation or wet cupping. You also can go to outdoors and take a sip from the spring for your health. Runnintie 407, 74595 Runni, distance from Kuopio: 105 km www.runni.fi


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Bellanranta

full of experiences Bellanranta is an activity and experience centre where you can have fun and make memories.

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uring the past year, the large boat storage facilities in the Siikaranta area have become an experience and activity centre. The whole family can find activities and things to do all at the same place. The men behind the year-old centre’s idea are the owner of Bella Boats Oy Raimo Sonninen and Kuopio’s Business Advisor Unto Juutinen. DUE TO the manufacturing of

boats being transferred to the Ostrobothnian factory, there

was a need to find a new purpose for these boat storage facilities in Kuopio. For Sonninen, sports and wellness are important, so he approached a few companies which provide sports activities. After four companies and the Kuopio City committed to the project, it was possible to start working on the area’s strategy. The area got its name from the Bella Boats Oy company. “The area is growing and developing all the time. New activities are constantly being developed and we will present them to the public when the time is right,” says Sonninen.

SAVO’S ARMOURY

FOR ATHLETES AND SPORTS CLUBS

ENJOYING SPORTS

FEEL THE RUSH

ARMORIA IS A specialised arms store whose services and product range include weapons and accessories for hunting and sports shooting, tactical equipment and protective gear for the security sector and authorities. In addition, there are accessories for martial arts and a gunsmith service. The company also offers various types of training, such as shooting training, as well as shooting experience for groups during the summer.

THE TRAINING CENTRE offers 1,400 m2 of space for a variety of sports and for athletes at every level. The space is divided into four parts: strength training, combat area, sports area and tatami area. The company’s idea is to provide sports clubs, athletes and fitness enthusiasts with high-quality, versatile training facilities. The facility can be customised according to your needs. You can train and play either on your own or with guidance.

SPORTS CENTRE SAWO is a low-threshold sports venue where athletes are guided by skilled trainers with a good sense of humour and understanding. The company welcomes people of all ages and fitness levels, from beginners to competitive athletes, who have the desire to develop in powerlifting, weightlifting and Cross-Fit. The facilities include CrossFit Svartbox, weightlifting and powerlifting hall, group and meeting space, saunas and a children's park.

MOTORSPORT KUOPIO IS a versatile entertainment centre that offers motor sport entertainment for individuals and larger groups. When the track is free, you can drive eKarting cars without a reservation. Simulators offer a real-world driving experience with a moving seat and virtual reality glasses. There are six benches, so you can bring your friends along for a competition.

OHEISHARJOITTELUKESKUS

ARMORIA

Siikaranta 9 B, Kuopio +358 20 729 9852, kuopio@armoria.fi www.armoria.fi

GET TO THE TOP SHAPE HUIPPUCENTER INCLUDES A gym, a group exercise room and a trampoline arena. The gym is equipped with Techno Gymin's cardio equipment and strength training equipment. There are also plenty of free weights in the hall. Group exercise classes are held on weekdays and on Saturday morning. There are also, for example, unique trampoline training sessions, the only place in Kuopio to offer such. In addition, there are virtual workouts which are instructed in Finnish. You can try HuippuCenter free of charge with a three-day trial membership. Siikaranta 9, Kuopio, +358 44 753 1109, center@huippupaikka.fi www.huippucenter.fi

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SAWO

Siikaranta 9 A, Kuopio sawo@voimaonvoimaa.fi www.voimaonvoimaa.fi

ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS!

MAINTENANCE AND HORSEPOWER

RPS BREWING IS a microbrewery that produces handmade beer and coffee. The company is known for its rock, paper, scissors brand. Guided brewing tours and tastings are organised at the brewery. There are also meeting rooms and a sauna, which is a real Finnish piece of art. The company started producing coffee along with beer in the autumn. The roasting equipment arrives at Bellanranta in March, after which coffee tastings and roasting tours will also start.

KONESOLMU OY IS best known for its high-quality boats as well as good maintenance and aftersales services. Customers are assisted along the life cycle of the product. There is a lot of leisure equipment available for sale, and the range also includes professional equipment. The store is located on the shore of Lake Kallavesi, and during the winter you can get there by snowmobile or by boat during the summer. You can take ATVs, two-wheelers, boats and other vehicles for a test drive before you purchase them.

RPS BREWING OY

HUIPPUCENTER

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Jarmo Malinen, +358 400 315 668 info@oheisharjoittelukeskus.fi www.oheisharjoittelukeskus.fi

Siikaranta 3 B, Kuopio info@rpsbrewing.fi www.rpsbrewing.fi Winter travel 2018

KONESOLMU OY Siikaranta 4, Kuopio +358 17 363 1511 www.konesolmu.fi

MOTORSPORT KUOPIO

Siikaranta 3, Kuopio, +358 44 244 7477 info@motorsportkuopio.fi www.motorsportkuopio.fi


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THE ALLURING

Traditional Shopping Center

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n the corner at Kuopio Market Place, in the bustling part of the town, surrounded by Kauppahalli, shopping centres and department stores is located the traditional shopping center of Kuopio, H-TALO. The continually renewing shopping center has 12 different specialized shops. Shops sell among other things fashion, home décor and gifts, electronic goods and beauty treatment services.

There are many good reasons to head for and stop in the Päiväranta Shopping Center: the Kuopio’s best grocery store has 20 specialized shops at your service under one roof.

The center caters very well for families with children as the whole family along with the pram can fit into the center’s scenic elevator. In the atrium is located a popular Angry Birds playground.

In one visit, you can get all you need and concentrate on enjoying life. Welcome!

SHOPPING CENTER H-TALO Kauppakatu 32-34, 70110 KUOPIO Christmas time openings: Weekdays 9–20, Sat 9–18, Sun 12–17 www.h-talo.fi

SHOPS AT YOUR SERVICE Elisa • Floristin Kukkastudio • Ginatricot • H&M • Kampaamo-parturi Paula • KultArt Lady Royal • Marimekko • Osuma henkilöstöpalvelut • Paperikuu • Pentik • Subway

KCM PÄIVÄRANTA SHOPPING CENTER PÄIVÄRANNANTIE 18, 70420 KUOPIO | OPEN MON–SAT 8–21, SUN 10–21 www.digimag.fi

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DESIGN AND SHOPPING

KUOPIO

Jenni Rutonen Design | #jrdjewellery

At Kuopio passenger harbour

Diligent ”Curiously it smells your hand when you gave it some treats to eat, and it licked your palm with its rough tongue. You could walk with it in the pasture and sit down next to it.”

12. - 13.4.2018

Pitch your way to the peak, ski down with the money!

WWW.TAHKOSLP.COM

21.–24.2.2018

Startup event that takes elevator pitch to a ski lift!

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Choose your own skating routes 12.5 – 200 km

Stud Earrings (M) 83 € (S) 80€ Hook Earrings (M) 84 € (S) 81€ Pendant Chain

(M) 117 €

Necklace (3 cows) (L) 139 €

Main partners

Other Option: Ice Biking • 25 km • 50 km • 100 km Signing up and more info

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MARKET PLACES SHOPPING CENTRES

Kuopio has plenty of places to shop for every taste and need. Chain and specialty stores form a compact cluster in the center by or near the pedestrian zones.

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Directly from parking to shopping boulevard

Shopping Center Apaja is right next to the market parking, as you can enter the heart of the shopping center directly from the top parking level. Among the services of Apaja there is a playground for children and Kuopio Info.

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Kuopio Market Hall

You can journey through the ages at the Kuopio Market Hall. Since 1902 the market hall has provided an extensive variety of specialty stores, and the shopping opportunities are rife with the local culture. The market hall has meat and fish, handicraft, souvenirs and good eating for smaller or greater need. The market hall is a treasury for the gourmet.

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Market and Pikku-Pietari market alley

Kuopio market pulses with life, and you can also find the famous meat pies of Hanna Partanen there. The market atmosphere is a unique mixture of Savonian and cosmopolitan culture.

A few blocks from the market there is a rustic idyll of small shops, known as Pikku-Pietari market alley. The market alley has souvenirs, handicraft and tasty pastries to take away, and you can enjoy traditional café ambience while shopping.

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Shopping quarters in the center

On the both sides of the streets defining the market square, you can find brick-andmortar stores with a dazzling selection. There is art, fashion, handicraft, interior design and restaurants. If you're looking for food or drink, especially on Kauppakatu, you're spoiled for choice.

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The Mecca of shopping, Matkus

Matkus Shopping Center is about 10 kilometers to the south of the Kuopio center. The shopping center is especially attractive for a shopper looking to remake their wardrobe. You can get to Matkus from the center by busses 31 and 35.

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Shopping, culture and ambience

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SHOPPING CENTERS

KUOPIO MARKET HALL

KUOPIO MARKET SQUARE

Kauppakatu 45, 70110 Kuopio www.kuopionkauppahalli.fi Opening hours Mon–Fri 8–17, Sat 8–15

Tulliportinkatu 31, 70110 Kuopio www.kuopiontori.fi Opening hours 1.10.–29.4. Mon–Sat 7–15 On Christmas Eve 7–13

SINCE 1902 THE idyllic Market Hall has offered high quality products in a laid back atmosphere in the heart of the city right by the market square. The building was renovated in 2012. This 114-yearold hall is a popular shopping spot as it offers groceries, souvenirs, meat, fish, bread, pastries, cheese, cold cuts, spices, coffee, sweets, flowers, books and handicrafts, cafés and meals.

ONE OF THE finest attractions in Kuopio is the market square that has dominated the city center since 1818. During the summertime it is a lively trade spot. Numerous market stalls sell a traditional Savo delicacy called kalakukko, or Finnish fish pasty: fish baked inside a loaf of bread. At the market place one can buy pastries, berries, vegetables and handicrafts among many other things. There are also several cafés and food stalls at the market square.

AAPELI SHOPPING CENTER Kauppakatu 28, 70110 Kuopio www.kauppakeskusaapeli.fi Mon–Fri 9–19, Sat 9–16 THIS SHOPPING CENTER is situated beside the pedestrian street on the corner of the market square. Shopping possibilities include many large clothing store chains, jewelry, watch and cosmetic stores, an opticians, electronics and bank services. You can enjoy a special treat or lunch at the café while taking a break from shopping. The underground car park can be reached from Minna Canthin katu.

DEPARTMENT STORES

SOKOS Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 70110 Kuopio, www.sokos.fi, Mon–Fri 9–21, Sat 9–20, Sun 10–18

A DEPARTMENT STORE for clothing, beauty and homeware beside the market square. Working in connection with the department store are Sokos Hyväolo barber-hairdresser-beauticians, a florist, restaurant services, grocery store, Alko store and pharmacy along with men’s and women’s fashion stores. The department store is directly connected to the market square car park and there is also a parking lot situated behind Sokos.

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CARLSON DEPARTMENT STORE

APAJA SHOPPING CENTER

Kauppakatu 36 and Haapaniemenkatu 22, 70110 Kuopio www.carlson.fi Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 9–17

Kauppakatu 45, 70110 Kuopio www.kauppakeskusapaja.com Mon–Fri 7:30–21, Sat 8–21, Sun 12–19

CARLSON IS SITUATED right in the center of the city beside the market square on the right hand side looking from the City Hall. The store has women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and footwear, toys, children’s accessories along with cosmetic products and a beauticians. The Kodin-Carlson building on Kauppakatu has a home electronics and sports department, home décor and kitchen utensils department and the Moomin Pancake Café. The department store has it’s own car park on the roof. Access from Savonkatu.

APAJA, FOUND UNDER the Market Hall, is a wonderful ensemble that links the market square car park and the shopping blocks and shopping centers that surround the market square. Kuopio City’s services and tourism information, Kuopio Info and many restaurants and specialized shops are all situated at Apaja. You can get to Apaja through the Market Hall and market car park and through other shopping centers. There are also public toilets and a child care room at Apaja.


DESIGN AND SHOPPING

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GROCERY STORES

K-SUPERMARKET VELJMIES Puijonkatu 19

S-MARKET KESKUSTA Haapaniemenkatu 24–26

VIHTORI Puijonkatu 19 70100 Kuopio Mon–Fri 9–21, Sat 9–21, Sun 10–20

SHOPPING CENTER IS situated right beside the market square on the left looking from the City Hall. The department store has it’s own car park on the roof and direct connection to the market square car park. At Vihtori you can find among other things a party goods store, a clothing store, an optician's, a food store and the teleoperator's phone store.

SHOPPING CENTER MINNA

K-MARKET KALAKUKKO

Matkuksentie 60, 70800 Kuopio www.matkusshoppingcenter.fi Mon–Fri 10–21, Sat 10–19, Sun 11–18

Haapaniemenkatu 18, 70110 Kuopio www.minnajaisocee.fi/minna Opening hours Mon–Fri 9–19, Sat 10–17

K-MARKET SATAMA

MATKUS SHOPPING CENTER gathers Ikea and 90 other stores under the same roof. It’s the largest mall in Kuopio, and attracts shoppers from a 100 km radius. The shopping complex holds restaurants, cafés and delis in addition to stores that offer fashion, sports, interior decoration, cosmetics, toys, clothes and a lot more. Along with different refreshment areas Matkus hosts entertainers and performers.

IN ADDITION TO Kuopio’s biggest bookstore, shopping center Minna holds the biggest toy shop in the city, a clothing outlet, a clothes shop, a jewelry shop, a bag shop, a café and an eyewear store. The underground car park can be reached from Minna Canthin katu. Minna has an indoor play area for children.

HERMAN SHOPPING CENTER

ISO CEE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

Leväsentie 2, 70700 Kuopio www.kauppapaikkaherman.fi Shop entrance open Mon–Fri 7–19, Sat 9–17, Sun 11–17. Stores have their own opening hours.

MATKUS SHOPPING CENTER AND IKEA

Ajurinkatu 16, 70110 Kuopio www.minnajaisocee.fi/isocee Mon–Thu 7–23:30, Fri–Sat 7–24, Sun 11–23

OPENED IN 2012, Herman is a shopping center concentrating on home ware, interior decorating, and leisure time, situated on the Leväsentie road around 4 kilometers from Kuopio to the south. There are a hardware store, kitchen stores, boat and motorcycle store, flea market, café and restaurant services as well as offices.

ISO CEE SPECIALIZES in wellbeing, health, entertainment, food and drink and also has a grocery store. The Finnkino Scala cinema, a bowling alley-restaurant and a gym are all found at Iso Cee. The center is directly connected to the Carlson department store. The department store has it’s own car park on the roof. Access from Savonkatu.

Ajurinkatu 16 Minna Canthin katu 4

ABC NIIRALA Niiralankatu 25

SALE NIIRALA Huuhankatu 19

SALE SATAMA Kauppakatu 7

K-MARKET MAKASIINI Satamakatu 36

K-MARKET PELIMIES Tulliportinkatu 54

PUIJONLAAKSON OSTOSKESKUS

WITHIN A SHORT CAR DRIVE

Sammakkolammentie 6

S-MARKET YKKÖSRASTI Tasavallankatu 26

K-MARKET MÄNNISTÖ Kalevantori 3

SHOPPING CENTER TORIKULMA

SHOPPING CENTER SEKTORI

SHOPPING CENTER KCM PÄIVÄRANTA

KOLMISOPPI SHOPPING CENTER

Haapaniemenkatu 28 70110 Kuopio Opening hours Mon–Fri 9–19, Sat 9–18

Puijonkatu 23, 70110 Kuopio The main doors are open on Mon–Fri 9–18, Sun 9–16, the shops have their own opening hours

Päivärannantie 18, 70420 Kuopio www.k-citymarket.fi/kaupat/kuopio-paivaranta Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21

Kolmisopentie 1, 70780 Kuopio www.kolmisoppi.fi Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21

THE SECOND OLDEST shopping center in Kuopio is a well-known structure in the city’s setting. Torikulma offers home decor products, natural health products and gift items. Clas Ohlson can be found in the basement floor. The department store has it’s own car park on the roof and direct connection to the market square car park.

SEKTORI IS SPECIALISED in health and physical well-being, offering a variety of health services. The shopping center holds a clothing shop, a shoe shop, a jewelry shop and a café-restaurant. The elevator makes moving around easier, and the shopping center gives direct access to the market square’s underground car park.

SITUATED BESIDE THE motorway to the north of Kuopio, on the way to Tahkovuori and the airport, this shopping center is home to hypermarket K-Citymarket Päiväranta with it’s wide variety and abundance of fresh food counters. There is also a pet shop, bicycle store, pharmacy, hair dresser, Alko store, fast food restaurants and cafés.

THIS UNCOMPLICATED FAMILY shopping center is situated in the Kolmisoppi area which is a short journey from the center of town and has very good bus service connections. The center contains the hypermarket K-Citymarket along with a cluster of furniture stores, hair dresser, pharmacy, post services, fast food restaurants, cafés and an Alko store.

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PRISMA KUOPIO Savilahdentie 10, 70700 Kuopio www.prisma.fi Mon–Sat 8–22, Sun 10–22

LIDL HAAPANIEMI Tehdaskatu 12

M-MARKET EVÄSKULMA Kauppakatu 52

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SITUATED IN THE Savilahti area, this family friendly hypermarket along with it’s specialized stores offer a versatile selection for everyday needs and for special occasions. The building also has a restaurant and café, cobblers, opticians, watch and jewelry store, pharmacy and Alko store.


Design Kuopio TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTOS SAURUM OY, DESIGNERS, DIGIMAG ARCHIVE

Kuopio is a strong art, design and culture city, and is the home of many impressive Finnish designers and brands. Here are a few of them.

MINNA SUURONEN DESIGN Designer Minna Suuronen’s boutique (Kauppakatu 45), located in Kuopio’s Market Hall, is full of unique clothing and accessories. Products made of linen, wool and cotton exude a mystical atmosphere of the forest.

JENNI RUTONEN DESIGN (JRD) Designer and jewelry blacksmith Jenni Rutonen has a mission: “You are the jewelry”. In line with her mission, a good piece of jewelry is part of a human’s story. Products made by the award-winning young jewelry designer can be purchased in Kuopio at, for example, Sininen Silta (Minna Canthin katu 27) and the company’s own web shop (shop. jennirutonen.com).

HANNA KORVELA Hanna Korvela is one of Finland’s biggest and most respected carpet designers. The products are sold in over 15 countries around the world. Korvela’s most famous product, the Duetto carpet, has won countless international awards. Kuopio rugs can be found in Sisustus Picaso (Puijonkatu 24) and Vepsäläinen (Kartanonkatu 4).

PETRIFUN Originating from Kuopio with sales both nationally and internationally, Petrifun specializes in men’s shirts, which are sold in its own stores as well as other retailers. The collection can be found in Kuopio’s own Petrifun store, located in the shopping centre Matkus (Matkuksentie 60), as well as the Sokos Department store (Haapaniemenkatu 24-26) and the Moda shop (Haapaniemenkatu 15). The founder and managing director of the company is Petri Satuli.

THE HANDICRAFT OF THE MARKET HALL Strawberries, blueberries, and Finland are the concept bases of the beanies handmade by Seija Niemelä and sold at her boutique (Kauppakatu 45). Handmade glass art, ceramics, birch bark work and jewelry are also great souvenirs.

RITVA-LIISA POHJALAINEN Ritva-Liisa Pohjalainen is an artist and designer who works with art glass, fashion and jewellery designing. Her design and art are sold by RLP Design. Company’s web site lists best of the retailers: www.rlp.fi

STUDIO HALONEN Beauty and function are the pillars of Studio Halonen (Kuivinniementie 25). The products range from wooden cups painted with different patterns to other small products for your home and table. The studio is open by appointment. Behind the company is designer Annamaija Halonen.

LUMOAVA Lumoava brings together Finnish design and jewelry making. The pieces of jewelry are made by Saurum from Kuopio. These beautiful and elegant pieces are sold at, for example, the jewelry store Timanttiset in the shopping center Minna (Haapaniemenkatu 18) and in the shopping center Matkus (Matkuksentie 60). Famous designers of Kuopio are for example Aleksi Eelis, Pauliina K and Heikki Hartikainen.

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DESIGN AND SHOPPING

From Kuopio with love

COME TO ENJOY SEATING FOR 100 PEOPLE RAMI’S CAFÉ AND BAKERY

TEXT DIGIMAG/HETA JYRÄLÄ PHOTOS DIGIMAG/MIRKA HAPPONEN

In your visit to the Kuopio area you can find lots of homecoming gifts. A good gift is local and it delights and is useful to the receiver. For example, local designer products or delicacy, like coffee, tea or other foods, bring a smile to the receiver’s lips.

KUOPIO

FINLAND'S BLUE-AND-WHITE Jukka Rintala Candle lantern 5,90 € Lapuan Kankurit Sisustus & Sinä RUUT Cotton blanket 129,00 € Taito Shop

TAITOSHOP Kuopio Gift packages 25,80 € Elähä mittää! -Kuopio-bag 15,00 € Koivunmahla-drink 0,5l 6,90 € Ansio-magnets Kuopio 3,90 € /kpl RIEMUpuoti Earring gift packages 22 € RIEMUpuoti Wooden bow tie 60 €

Cafeteria provides delicious bakes and cakes one sweeter than the other and many filled sandwiches and breads. All made in our own bakery.

BATH ACCESORIES Osmia Soft soap Puolukka 500ml 15,50 € Osmia Body Salt Scrub 300g 15,50 € Osmia Sauna Scent Hunaja-Yrtti 50ml 7,90 € Matchbox 3,90 € Mänty -sauna cloth 150 cm 39,00 € UtMärkt-basket 54,00 € Lapuan Kankurit Terva-towel 48x70cm 16,90 € Taito Shop

Versatile Salad Buffet with Soup of the Day! On Saturdays delicious and rich cake buffet! RAMIN KONDITORIA KAHVILA OY Sektori Shopping Center, Puijonkatu 23, 70100 Kuopio Tel. +358 40 861 5003 | www.raminkonditoria.fi

LIGNELL & PIISPANEN Kuopio Wine 10,60 € Loimu-glogg 2017 13,99 €

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NORTH SAVO'S FOOD is admired world wide TEXT DIGIMAG/TEEMU VIEMERÖ PHOTOS DIGIMAG ARCHIVE, KESKO

The people living in North Savo appreciate their own local delicacies. The purity and freshness of North Savo cuisine has also attracted global interest, and the province was awarded in Brussels this autumn.

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The essence of North Savo’s food comes from fresh, natural and locally-produced ingredients.

tourist travelling to North Savo is able to enjoy our everyday food with us. Since 2006, Aki Hiltunen, entrepreneur and chef of VS Ravintolat Oy, has seen the great interest in and demand for the province’s delicious food by foreigners. The significance of Northern Savo's cuisine is also highlighted by the European Gastronomic Region 2020 award given in Brussels in October. The award ceremony was an interesting and eye-opening experience for Hiltunen, who served as a chef there. “We made a tasting menu with local ingredients from North Savo that we brought with us. We created a cocktail buffet where we offered fried vendace, pike, wild duck from Lapinlah-

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ti and beef with potatoes from Kuopio. The vegetables we offer came from Kiuruvesi and we cooked, for example, falafel made of peas and funnel chanterelle mushrooms. We also served cheese from Suonenjoki with beetroot as well as local pastries," comments Hiltunen. “The purity of Finnish nature and the natural taste of food are highly valued around the world. People were eagerly awaiting the food and we exceeded their high expectations. They were very interested in what our food was and how it was made,” Hiltunen continues. EACH COUNTRY has its own tastes.

The cuisine from North Savo stands out with its quality and purity in addition to its simplicity ‒ Finnish food is lightly seasoned in order to allow the

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fresh, natural flavours to take the spotlight. Hiltunen mentions that a smoked flavour is one of the most important Savo flavours. “The essence of North Savo’s food comes from fresh, natural and locally-produced ingredients as well as enhancing the flavours. Nature has a great significance in the flavours. Some of the best flavours of the summer are berries and new potatoes due to the abundant sunlight that gives its own unique flavour to everything that grows. When discussing the simplicity of Savo food, the aim is to bring out the flavour of even a simple ingredient like a chicken egg to its fullest even in fine dining restaurants. Chefs from Savo let the flavours of the ingredients speak for themselves,” says Hiltunen. “The accessibility of ingredients is


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TASTY SHOPPING IN FINLAND Finnish food is pure. Taste it and take it home. also highly appreciated. The fact that everyone in Finland can pick berries and mushrooms is not necessarily obvious in other parts of the world,” Hiltunen continues. IN ADDITION to new potatoes, berries and

mushrooms, Hiltunen recommends other summer treats to tourists. Lean fish from our lakes, such as pike, is highly valued around the world. A well-known dish for Savo residents, “kalakukko” (fish wrapped in rye pastry and baked), has been an exotic experience for tourists visiting Kuopio. Even the media has taken notice of Savo’s kalakukko. For example, the media giant BBC published an article on their BBC Travel webpage in November. For the tourists who are drawn to taste experiences, Hiltunen also recommends the fresh ingredients from the local shops. You can find a wide variety among the meat and fish sections as well as the fresh vegetable and fruit sections. “New potatoes, Finnish berries and mushrooms, such as chanterelles, are summer delicacies. I always recommend anyone visiting Savo to buy extra. The delicious meat and fish can be enjoyed throughout the year. Burbot is definitely a fish worth tasting – and don’t forget the great dairy products such as butter,” Hiltunen recommends.

KALAKUKKO

KARELIAN PASTY

THIS TRADITIONAL FINNISH

KARELIAN PASTIES HAVE become an inseparable part of Finnish culinary tradition. The thin unleavened rye base is filled with rice porridge, pearl barley porridge, or mashed potato.

food is a Savo tradition. Usually fish and pork rind are baked inside the delicious rye dough shell.

TRADITIONAL RYE BREAD RYE BREAD IS made from

Finnish wholegrain flour and sold fresh from our own bakery.

COLD-SMOKED OR RAW PICKLED SALMON TREATS

COLD-SMOKED REINDEER ROAST

FOR COLD SMOKED salmon, fresh fillets are salt-

THE BEST BIT about this exotic, unique, world renowned delicacy is the unmistakable flavor. Smoking this almost fat free meat gives birth to a fine mix of gamey and smokey flavors.

ed on the surface and smoked over alder wood chips. Pickled salmon is prepared by salting and marinating without heating.

Aki Hiltunen, entrepreneur and chef of VS Ravintolat Oy, has seen the great interest in and demand for the province’s delicious food by foreigners.

K-CITYMARKET PÄIVÄRANTA Päivärannantie 18, KUOPIO Tel. +358 10 537 9600, Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21 www.k-citymarket.fi

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SALMIAKKI

FINNISH CHOCOLATE

FINNISH SALTY LICORICE (salmiakki) is an ammonium chloride flavored licorice. It can taste both salty or sweet.

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world because it is genuine, unique and special. Taste and enjoy.


EAT AND DRINK IN KUOPIO The restaurants of Kuopio include both local specialties and traditional Finnish dishes. Pick your favorite and have a culinary expedition.

EHTA Minna Canthin katu 16 +358 10 785 3911 ravintolaehta.fi

FOODI Kauppakatu 22 +358 44 7901 422 foodi.fi

Restaurant Ehta provides à la carte dishes, combining local tastes with international flavours, with an eye on authenticity.

Foodi is a modern street food kitchen. Your taste buds will enjoy the rich salad bar, delicious baguettes and Italian style pizza slices.

INTRO

ISÄ CAMILLO

Kauppakatu 20 +358 17 581 0430 ravintolaintro.fi

Kauppakatu 25-27 +358 17 5810 450 isacamillo.net

The food in Isä Camillo is honest and authentic. The kitchen honors European culinary tradition and fresh ingredients. Food and service both come with heart, feeling and professionalism. Please check the opening hours of restaurants from the restaurant's own website, thank you. At restaurant Intro gourmet street food, cocktail culture and urban music come together in a place, where good time continues from lunch to small hours.

AALLOTAR

AMARILLO KUOPIO

Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela, +358 50 5565 030 kunnonpaikka.com

BIERSTUBE

BOWLD1NER

Kirjastokatu 10 +358 50 911 5547 raflaamo.fi/amarillo

Kasarmikatu 5-7 +358 17 282 1532 bierstube.fi

Ajurinkatu 16 +358 50 513 3300 bowld1ner.fi

Restaurant Aallotar of Kunnonpaikka serves nourishing home cooking daily. The á la carte list changes seasonally. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.

Amarillo brings friends and strangers together, getting the gang to enjoy themselves at the table. You'll also find Veikkaus' entertainment center Feel Vegas there.

Bierstube is a German style beer house, where you can eat finger food as well as meals for a larger appetite.

Restaurant BowlD1ner combines a really good time and a night of bowling with a casually tasty menu with American and global influences.

HURMA

HUVIRETKI

FRANS & SOPHIE KUOPIO

Original Sokos Hotelli Puijonsarvi Minna Canthin Katu 16, +358 10 7853 912 raflaamo.fi

GRILLSSON STEAKHOUSE & BAR Cumulus City Keskusta Kuopio, Haapaniemenkatu 22, +358 40 548 0267 grillsson.fi You can feast on meat prepared with care at restaurant Grillson, specializing in steaks. The restaurant also provides an extensive selection of beverages, and lunch on weekdays.

Frans & Sophie is a French style Bistro at Hotel Puijonsarvi. The restaurant provides daily lunch and à la carte.

Kauppakatu 45 +358 50 374 8672 hurmakuopio.fi

Cumulus City Asema Kuopio Puijonkatu 32, +358 17 617 7705 huviretki.fi

Restaurant Hurma is a relaxed place with good drinks and delicious food. There are numerous flavours with ethnic twists and good drinks all evening.

Grilled food and street food dishes make up the majority of restaurant Huviretki’s menu, along with numerous pastas and tasty lunches.

KUMMISETÄ

KÄSKYNKKÄ

MUSTA LAMMAS

Kuninkaankatu 22 +358 40 127 9591 kingscrown.fi

Minna Canthin katu 44 +358 17 369 9880 kummiseta.com

Soikkokuja 12 +358 17 361 3411 kaskynkka.net

Satamakatu 4, +358 17 581 0458 mustalammas.ravintolamestarit.net

Restaurant King's Crown serves you the entire day: coffee in the morning, lunch on weekdays and both à la carte and live performances in the evening.

Kummisetä’s high-quality delicacies can be enjoyed all year round. The restaurant offers delicious food and a lively atmosphere.

Käskynkkä in the neighborhood of Jynkkä in Kuopio is a dining and socializing restaurant known for its tasty food and generous portions.

Every dish is prepared from scratch at Musta Lammas situated in 19th century cellar vaults. Our kitchen gets its inspiration from the clean forests, fields and lakes of the Northern lands.

KING'S CROWN

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BUFFA

CAFE SATAMA

PANCHO VILLA KUOPIO

Prisma, Savilahdentie 10 +358 50 911 5582 raflaamo.fi/buffa

Matkustajasatama +358 45 159 7997 cafesatama.fi

PUIJON MAJA

Ajurinkatu 26 +358 50 060 6078 panchovilla.fi/kuopio

Puijontie 135 +358 44 552 4810 puijo.com

Buffa at hypermarket Prisma is an easy lunch restaurant for the whole family, where you can stop to eat home made lunch as much as you like while shopping.

The restaurant Cafe Satama is located at Kuopio’s scenic harbour. During the winter season, the restaurant is open on the weekends and on demand at other times.

Restaurant Pancho Villa Kuopio has a wide variety of dishes including Mexican food, hamburgers, steaks and much more. Lunch is served on weekdays from 10:30 until 15:00.

At Puijon Maja you can enjoy your lunch in the middle of the beautiful nature of Puijo. The premises are also available for celebrations.

ROSSO

ROSSO EXPRESS

SAMPO VENDACE RESTAURANT

SATAMAN HELMI

Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 +358 50 342 9232 raflaamo.fi/rosso

Ykkösrasti Tasavallankatu 26, +358 50 402 3853 rossoexpress.fi

The Rosso of Kuopio serves in the Sokos building next to the market square. Besides the Italian style menu, the restaurant serves lunch on weekdays.

Rosso Express provides a concentrated selection from the menu of restaurant Rosso, with pastas, woks, pizzas also with rye base and pan pizzas.

Kauppakatu 13, +358 20 762 4818 ravintolamaailma.fi

Kauppakatu 2 +358 17 261 1110 satamanhelmi.fi

Est. 1931, the vendace restaurant Sampo represents the food culture of Kuopio with its history and menu, which is naturally based on vendace.

Pub restaurant and terrace in the oldest stone house in Kuopio, built mid 19th century provides, besides food and drink, live performances.

KUOPIO

RAX BUFFET KUOPIO

PUIJO TOWER RESTAURANT Puijontie 135, +358 44 552 4810 puijo.com At Puijo Tower Restaurant you can enjoy your lunch or à la carte while enjoying the spectacular view of Kuopio as seen from the Tower's heights.

Puijonkatu 19-21 +358 20 766 4904 rax.fi Rax Buffet is an easy, quick and affordable self-service buffet restaurant chain. It serves among other things salads and pizza.

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SCANDIC KUOPIO

SOFIA C

Satamakatu 1 +358 17 195 111 scandichotels.fi

Kylpylähotelli Rauhalahti Katiskaniementie 8, +358 30 608 30 rauhalahti.fi

Hotelli IsoValkeinen Majaniementie 2, +358 17 539 6100 isovalkeinen.com

At the hotel restaurant you can enjoy delicious Nordic and international classic dishes in the evenings, or drop by the lobby bar for a cozy burger and beer.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are served daily at Sofia C. A delicious roast dinner on Fridays and Saturday. À la carte is also available for dining and for larger groups.

The new restaurant of Hotel IsoValkeinen offers delicious dishes in great premises and with a lovely view. By arrangement, groups can enjoy theme dining.

Please check the opening hours of restaurants from the restaurant's own website, thank you.

VIKING RESTAURANT HARALD

TORI

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Tulliportinkatu 44, +358 44 766 8202 ravintolaharald.fi The specialty of à la carte and lunch restaurant Harald is its viking theme, seen in its premises, dishes and the uniforms of its staff.

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LUNCH & SNACKS

Come and enjoy

To brighten your day and satisfy peckishness, the lunch selection provides for all.

the best special coffees, delicacies and wines.

The Salad of your Dreams! SP.

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LUNCH ROOM VOLTTI Ketotie 4 +358 44 718 0100 lounashuonevoltti.fi

LUNCH RESTAURANT CAWA

BASILICA

CAFFE MOMENTO

Kuopio Passenger Harbour Kirkkokatu 1, +358 44 760 5050 www.basilica.fi

KOIVUMÄEN KARTANO

Minna Shopping Center Haapaniemenkatu 18 /caffemomento

Koivumäenkuja 18 +358 17 3614 291 www.koivumaenkartano.com

Restaurant Basilica in Kuopio's Passenger harbour has a glorious view towards the lake. The lunch buffet is made from seasonal ingredients.

The Italian lunch café serves a bountiful lunch on weekdays, including various fresh pasta, salads and pizza slices. There's also good coffee and traditional Italian gelato made on location.

The restaurant serves pure and natural Finnish flavours on your plate as you enjoy Savo's most beautiful manor house full of history and surrounded by picturesque countryside landscapes.

FIT WOK

HYGGE BRO

Kaartokatu 9, +358 10 3242 940 cawa.fi

Haapaniemenkatu 28 +358 44 979 4534 fitwok.fi/ravintola-kuopio

CaWa serves lunch during weekdays, and can transform into banquet facilites. Party and catering services are also available.

Fit Wok serves versatile, healthy and tasty wok food on a gatheryour-own-dish principle. The menu also has ready dishes.

Aapeli Shopping Center, 2nd floor Kauppakatu 28, +358 44 242 3462 hyggebro.fi Located in the Aapeli shopping centre, offers relaxed meals and a great view of Kuopio’s open market square. You can also spend your time drinking coffee, eating lunch or dinner or simply playing board games.

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Voltti is a lunch restaurant with party and catering services and premises for meetings and celebrations.

LUNCH RESTAURANT MAIRELLA Puijonkatu 30, +358 17 262 7595 mairella.fi Mairella serves versatile and healthy home cooking as a lunch buffet. The 120-seated premises include a cabinet for 24 people.

Musta tai valkoinen riippuen taustan väristä

Café & cake shop LOUNAS-SALONKI Kauppakatu 49, Kuopio tel. +358 17 368 2900

www.houkutus.fi houkutus

RESTAURANT KEITTIÖ

Kasarmikatu 12 +358 17 2811 210 lounassalonki.fi

Itkonniemenkatu 13 +358 50 431 0707 /ravintolakeittio/

Lounas-Salonki offers lunch, à la carte and cafeteria services during the week and Sundays. The premises are smoke and alcohol free.

Seating 40, lunch restaurant Keittiö serves tasty and versatile lunch at Itkonniemi of Kuopio, a stone's throw away from the centre.

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Neulaniementie 2, +358 44 581 0457 Kolmisoppi Shopping Center Kolmisopentie 3, +358 44 239 3983 hyvahuomen.fi Hyvä Huomen is a lunch restaurant in Kolmisoppi shopping center and Bioteknia building, available also as a private restaurant in the evenings and weekends.

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KALLAVESJ' Käsityökatu 19, 2nd floor +358 17 261 1330 ravintolakallavesi.fi A piece of authentic Kuopio. At the restaurant originally built as a private home, the experienced hosts serve lunch and à la carte for varied taste.

URBAN Puijonkatu 15 +358 40 552 2439 ravintolaurban.fi Warm, casual and stylish Urban is a characterful lunch and private restaurant in the centre of Kuopio.

Please check the opening hours of restaurants from the restaurant's own website, thank you.


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ETHNIC

RESTAURANTS Have a culinary voyage with authentic flavors from abroad.

SUNNY'S NOODLE

PANZA

Tulliportinkatu 46–48 +358 44 538 8406 / +358 46 907 6665 sunnysnoodle.weebly.com

Ajurinkatu 26 +358 44 706 0800 panza.fi

The Chinese restaurant Dragon Sheng offers an 8 course lunch buffet every day of the week as well as dishes from the menu. Dragon Sheng specialises in Chinese food and customers can also enjoy sushi dishes.

Sunny's noodle offers a Chinese buffet every day, also with sushi, and a plentiful Chinese menu with the option for delivery as well.

The Mexican restaurant Panza, also elected as the best in Finland, relies on the spirit of street food and serves Mexican flavours, both on the plate and in a glass.

MANDALA

MOUNT SHERPA

OSTERIA DI VINO

TRATTORIA SORRENTO

Apaja Shopping Center +358 10 567 2880 /kunpuOy

Apaja Shopping Center +358 44 970 9140 ravintolamandala.fi

Käsityökatu 25 +358 44 719 9229 ravintolasherpa.fi

Vuorikatu 14 +358 50 306 7600 osteriadivino.fi

Snellmaninkatu 22 +358 45 896 6009 trattoriasorrento.net

Restaurant Kunpu offers sushi and other Japanese dishes from its daily buffet and from its menu.

The lunch buffet and the three dinner menus of the restaurant Mandala represent Nepalese cuisine. The restaurant combines Nepalese and Finnish food cultures.

Restaurant Mount Sherpa offers Nepalese cuisine as both lunch and à la carte. The core of the cuisine is Dal Bhat, or lentils and rice, and Achar, or chutney.

The authentic Italian wines, carefully prepared dishes and the Neapolitan wood-burning stove at the heart of the restaurant create the Mediterranean atmosphere of Osteria di Vino.

The Italian restaurant Trattoria Sorrento by the brothers Paco and Roberto Nucci serves Mediterranean flavours accompanied by Neapolitan music and regional wines.

SALONIKI GYROS

SAMRUAI

SIAM-THAI

RESTAURANT GALATA

KREETA

Kauppakatu 63, +358 44 981 1373 samruai.fi

Käsityökatu 35 +358 17 262 3502 /siamthairavintola

Savonkatu 17 +358 45 256 5356 /ravintolagalata

Maaherrankatu 23, +358 17 282 8337 ravintolakreeta.fi varaukset@ravintolakreeta.fi

Restaurant Siam-Thai provides three lunch menus and à la carte menu representing Thai cuisine.

Restaurant Galata serves fresh and healthy Turkish cuisine. A buffet lunch with vegetarian options is served every day.

Restaurant Kreeta is a family business, offering Greek cuisine self-made with authentic ingredients. On the weekdays à la carte is joined by a lunch menu. Open daily.

SWEETOWN

DRAGON SHENG

CANTON HIN Kauppakatu 29 +358 17 262 8738 cantonhin.com

Suokatu 36 +358 17 262 6718 dragonsheng.com

Restaurant Sweetown represents Taiwanese cuisine. The restaurant offers take away, à la carte and a buffet every day of the week.

The Chinese restaurant Canton Hin was established in 2000. It serves à la carte, separate buffets on weekdays and weekends, and take away.

THE ALLEY

KUNPU

Apaja Shopping Center +358 44 037 7158 /thealleykuopio The Alley serves Vietnamese cuisine that emphasises the freshness of food. They offer a lunch buffet as well as á la carte dishes.

HANKO SUSHI

Matkus Shopping Center Sushibar Puijonkatu 33 +358 44 917 1966 sweetown.fi

Aapeli Shopping Center Kauppakatu 28, +358 40 674 6767 hankosushi.fi

Apaja Shopping Center +358 44 973 9323 www.salonikigyros.fi

A Japanese restaurant in the Aapeli shopping center, seving sushi assortments, Nigiri and Maki sushi and a lunch ensemble.

Saloniki Gyros is a modern Greek restaurant in the Apaja shopping centre providing Greek city food and familiar favourites to Finns.

Please check the opening hours of restaurants from the restaurant's own website, thank you.

Restaurant Samruai offers authentic thai food with Finnish professionalism. Besides classic Thai, the menu has also Isaan's provincial dishes. Specialised in Thai cuisine, the restaurant also sells Asian food ingredients.

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CAFÉS IN KUOPIO The Finns are a people of coffee drinkers, so there's plenty of various cafés in the city center.

LIBRARY CAFE ZARIANNE Maaherrankatu 12, +358 40 632 6143 kirjastokahvilakuopio.fi While visiting the library, it's worth your while to drop by the library café at the main library. In addition to coffee, there is also lunch on weekdays with a daily soup, home-made delicacies and a salad bar.

CAFE RESTAURANT SALACAVALA Kuopio market square +358 45 146 2000, salacavala.fi In the pavilion at the Kuopio market, SalaCavala offers a selection of wok to your taste, lunch soups, grilled sandwiches, cakes prepared in Houkutus, and other sweet pastries.

A café like home at grandma's offers delicacies one tastier than the other, made daily from start to finish with simple and fresh ingredients.

kuopionautomuseo.fi /kahvilaherkkumobiili

RAMIN KONDITORIA

CAFE & CAKE SHOP HOUKUTUS

CAFE KANELI

Please check the opening hours of restaurants from the restaurant's own website, thank you.

From the café by the Automobile Museum you can get delicacies made there as takeaway or to enjoy on the spot. Weekdays also soup lunch.

Kauppakatu 22 +358 40 017 2283

kahvilakaneli.fi In the atmospheric Café Kaneli furbished with antiques, jazz and pastries from the café's bakery create a pleasant environment for sitting by the Kuopio market.

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A pleasant café by the human bustle offers a trendy place for breakfast, afternoon coffee or a glass of wine. Sweet and savory café snacks are available from dawn to dusk.

Kauppakatu 36, 2nd floor, +358 40 680 8766, pannari.fi

Perhekahvila (family café) is a low threshold meeting place for the family. Parents can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while playing with the children.

The tasty treats made in the shop's bakery simply melt in your mouth. On Saturdays there is a glorious cake buffet and during the week you can enjoy a tasty salad or soup for lunch.

Home bakery Burtsow offers daily pastries fresh from the oven. The selection includes hand made delicacies made with authentic ingredients from cinnamon rolls to gateaus and sandwich cakes.

Hannes Kolehmaisenkatu 2 +358 40 029 9517

Puijonkatu 27 +358 44 364 1766

Kauppakatu 49, +358 17 368 2900 houkutus.fi

Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 +358 50 342 9236 /CoffariKuopio

MUUMI PANNARIKAHVILA

KAFFETERIA MUMMOLA

Apaja Shopping Center Thu 9–12 kuopio.mll.fi/toiminta

Sektori shopping center Puijonkatu 23, +358 40 861 5003 raminkonditoria.fi

COFFEE HOUSE

Kuopio's Market Hall, +358 17 261 1161 Päivärannantie 18, +358 17 262 2261, burtsow.fi

CAFÉ HERKKU MOBIILI

MLL FAMILY CAFE

kaffeteriamummola.fi

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The first Moomin cafeteria in Europe offers sweet and savory pancakes and other treats. The cafeteria has also a selection of various Moomin products.

TEAHOUSE AL SALUCHA

PRESSO

1) Sokos Haapaniemenk. 24–26 +358 50 911 5676 2) Ykkösrasti Tasavallankatu 26 +35850 402 3853, raflaamo.fi Presso is the positive light in your day. The cafeteria provides everything you need for a coffee. The Presso at Ykkösrasti serves a tasty lunch buffet every day.

TRUBE HALLI-KAHVILA

Haapaniemenkatu 32 B /alsalucha

Kuopio's Market Hall +358 44 7668 361 trube.fi

Coffee and Tea room Al Salucha is the first authentic tea room in Kuopio. Light food, exotic drinks, chinese tea and Finnish bread and buns.

The café stands amidst the hustle and bustle of people of the Market Hall. Enjoy authentic Savonian amibience as well as Trube's popular buns, gateaus and sandwich cakes.


EAT, DRINK & SLEEP

SWEET DREAMS IN KUOPIO

ECONOMY HOTEL SAVONIA

You're guaranteed to sleep well in Kuopio, as it's easy to pick a choice suitable for you from the extensive options for accommodation available.

Sammakkolammentie 2 +358 17 2555 100, hotelsavonia.fi Hotel Savonia is an affordable hotel in Puijonlaakso at a walking distance from Kuopio centre. The price of stay includes wifi, breakfast buffet and parking.

CUMULUS CITY KESKUSTA KUOPIO

KUOPIO

CUMULUS CITY ASEMA KUOPIO

Puijonkatu 32, +358 200 48124 cumulus.fi

Haapaniemenkatu 22 +358 20 789 6101 cumulus.fi Situated in a central business venue by the market place in Carlson building, the hotel provides services for both business and leisure travellers.

The recently renovated hotel is located in the city centre near the railway station and the bus station. The location is also handy for those travelling by car, as the junction for road no. 5 is only a short way from the hotel.

APARTMENT HOTEL KUOPIO VILLA WIIK

HOTEL PUIJON MAJA

HOTEL ISOVALKEINEN

SPA HOTEL KUNNONPAIKKA

Puijontie 135, +358 44 552 4881 puijo.com

Majaniementie 2, +358 17 539 6100 isovalkeinen.com

Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela +358 44 7476 111, kunnonpaikka.com

Situated at the city centre, near the harbour and by a beautiful park, the hotel is suitable for urban vacationing, the business traveller or the conference attendee.

An apartment hotel renovated from the 150-year-old log house of the baker Wiik, with five fully furnished apartments at the very centre of Kuopio.

Accommodation right next to Puijo Tower and surrounded by magnificent outdoors is particulary well suited for companies, groups, those travelling due work and independent travellers. Those staying at Puijon Maja also gain free access to Puijo Tower.

A comfortable, terrace housing-like hotel by the shore of Lake Isovalkeinen, by the road no. 5. just 10 minute drive away from the Kuopio centre.

The hotel provides affordable accommodation in a tranquil location that is also near activities. You may partake in the services of the spa and the gym and for instance the smoke sauna.

SPA HOTEL RAUHALAHTI

HOTEL JAHTIHOVI

RURAL HOTEL EEVANTALO

HOSTEL MATKUSTAJAKOTI

GUEST HOUSE ASEMA

HOSTEL RAUHALAHTI

Keihäskoskentie 150, Syvänniemi +358 50 520 4848, eevantalo.fi

Vuorikatu 35, +358 40 910 9083 hostellimatkustajakoti.fi

Asemakatu 1 (Train station), +358 44 788 1110 kuopionasemagrilli.com

The cozy rooms at Rauhalahti are perfect for a relaxed stay. The rooms are on four floors and approximately half of the rooms have a balcony.

A tranquil hotel at the very centre of Kuopio, near the passenger harbour, for those who value undisturbed sleep.

The rural hotel was established in 1997 and has a smoke sauna by the river shore.

A modest but clean guesthouse in a good location. The Kuopio market is only 400 meters away, and Kuopio railway and bus stations are right by.

Near hotel quality accommodation in the upstairs of the railway station, with breakfast included. The hostel also rents out city bicycles starting at 15€/day.

HOTEL SCANDIC KUOPIO

Satamakatu 1, +358 17 195 111 scandichotels.fi This hotel, a holder of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, is located in a beautiful location along the Kallavesi shoreline near the centre of Kuopio close to the harbour.

Katiskaniementie 8, +358 30 608 30 rauhalahti.fi

ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL PUIJONSARVI

Minna Canthin katu 16 +358 10 762 9500, sokoshotels.fi

Snellmaninkatu 23 +358 17 264 4400 jahtihovi.fi

Please check the opening hours of restaurants from the restaurant's own website, thank you.

Snellmaninkatu 23, +358 17 264 4400 huoneistohotellit.fi

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Katiskaniementie 8, +358 30 608 30 rauhalahti.fi The hostel is a two-story accommodation 150 metres from the spa hotel.


PUBS AND NIGHT CLUBS IN KUOPIO The night life of Kuopio has something for everyone. On several dance floors you can boogie down and bust your best moves at small hours.

ALE PUPI

Kauppakatu 16 +358 10 271 4701 alepupi.fi/kuopio

APTEEKKARI Vuorikatu 24 +358 50 402 4340 raflaamo.fi

In the people's living room you can enjoy a relaxed ambience, sports on a big screen or play darts or billiards. In the summer, the terrace adds more seats.

An entertainment restaurant providing beats every day until 3 am. Catchy dance music, living room ambience and pop karaoke in the same package.

Karaoke and night club

GUSTO RUNIN

CLUB R

Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Katiskaniementie 8, +358 30 608 30 rauhalahti.fi The karaoke singers' paradise is at Rauhalahti. The magnificent sound, extremely extensive song list and the big screens make singing a joy. Karaoke is on from Monday to Saturday.

Satamakatu 13 B +358 44 706 3834

/gustorunin www.runin.fi A wine restaurant in the historical Gust. Ranin's Gristmill. Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Provides the house's import wines and tapas.

Please check the opening hours of restaurants from the restaurant's own website, thank you.

BAR FREETIME

BAR NOUSU

Kirjastokatu 8 +358 17 2626 735

Kauppakatu 18 +358 44 775 7160

barfreetime.fi

barnousu.fi

Here you won't lack for activity. Billiards, darts, snooker, table curling and football and console and board games call for spending the evening with your whole posse. Food is also available.

Nousu is an action scene lasting the whole evening and a bar, where you're allowed to dance on the tables, with three partitions and an admiration for After Ski scene.

Evening restaurant ESTRADI

HENRY'S PUB Kauppakatu 18 +358 10 271 4702

Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Katiskaniementie 8, +358 30 608 30 rauhalahti.fi Rauhalahti is a popular venue for dance and entertainment. Restaurant Estradi has bands and performers on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Women's dance on Wednesdays.

henryspub.net/kuopio Basement with ambience. Henkka is a music pub with live music as its essential element. The smaller wine bar provides a calmer setting. www.digimag.fi

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LEOPARDI

Koppelonkuja 9 +358 40 019 4935 /LeopardiPetonen

MINIPUBI

Vuorikatu 26 +358 44 231 3398 /minipubi

Bar restaurant Leopardi at Petonen, Kuopio, provides entertainment and beverages for all comers.

Minipubi matches its name in its size, and has a Savonian ambience. The intense pub provides folk with relaxed goings-on and conversations filled with humor.

Pub, cafe & à la carte OLD MAN LODE

PUB ANTURA

Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Katiskaniementie 8, +358 30 608 30, rauhalahti.fi A tranquil nook for à la carte dining with a versatile menu and matching wines. It also has an extensive selection of beers, whiskeys and cafeteria products.

RESTAURANT HUNTER Neulamäentie 8 +358 50 368 9049

ravintolahunter.fi A suburban restaurant at Neulamäki provides entertaining nights with billiards, darts and sports shown on a big screen. The kitchen provides finger food.

Tulliportinkatu 46–48 +358 44 729 2289 anturapub.fi Pub Antura is a living legend, where you can sing karaoke from dawn to dusk every day. The karaoke bar has an extensive selection of records and top quality sound.

RESTAURANT TÄHTI Kauppakatu 18 +358 17 365 0365 ravintolatahti.fi Tähti is divided into three partitions. Minibar offers vintage ambience and mixed drinks, House band leads the Saturday dance in JazzBar and the club has a disco.


KUOPIO

EAT, DRINK & SLEEP

Experience the fun of speed on race track MALJA

OTTOPOIKA

PANNUHUONE

PASSION CLUB

www.malja.fi

ottopoika.fi

www.pannuhuone.net

passionclub.fi

Pannuhuone is both an atmospheric social restaurant and an intimate live club with both music and comedy. A large, covered terrace is open during the summer.

The legendary night club is a youthful party spot, with the DJ playing the hottest hits all night long. The programme includes also live performances and theme nights.

Kauppakatu 29 +358 17 369 0369 Malja has the best beer selection in the city. Under the same roof you'll find a beer restaurant, a wine bar and a terrace serving thirsty customers every day.

PUIKKARI

Minna Canthin katu 16 +358 10 762 9500 raflaamo.fi The largest night club in Kuopio is a center for entertainment and events, serving partygoers. The cold drinks and the hot atmosphere have no match.

Kauppakatu 40–42 +358 17 263 4560 During the day, Restaurant Ottopoika is a lunch restaurant. In the evening, Otari transforms into a rock and metal bar. Every now and then the rock'n'roll happens live.

PUIJON PUB

Sammakkolammentie 6 +358 17 363 6922 /Puijon-Pub A suburban bar by the shopping center of Puijonlaakso, providing band nights, karaoke and sports with a good flow.

Kauppakatu 25 +358 17 5810 451

Karting Track Café Meeting Room Sauna Game Room

Kauppakatu 16 +358 10 271 4701

Recreation Days Training Courses Meetings Hen Parties Birthdays io Kuop

RESTAURANT GLORIA

RESTAURANT AMPIAINEN

Kauppakatu 16 +358 10 2714716

Lönnrotinkatu 32 +358 17 262 2566

/GloriaKuopio

ravintolaampiainen.fi In Ampiainen at Männistö you get to sing karaoke, dance to live bands and speculate on horse races in the Ravi cabinet. Open every day.

A relaxation spot for grown-ups with an extensive drink selection, a skilled and friendly staff and a homey ambience. Karaoke is on Wed–Sat.

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SPORT PUB FUTARI Puijonkatu 37 +358 44 037 3762 futispub.com Futari is the sports fan's dream. In the pub, you can watch current football, ice hockey and formula races from four TV sets. Or you can play darts.

TONY'S PUB Ajajantie 3 +358 44 469 6969 /tonyspub69 You'll find Tony's Pub in Levänen, Kuopio. The pub has a hot ambience and cold drinks.

Please check the opening hours of restaurants from the restaurant's own website, thank you.

ULLAN KROUVI

VIIHDEMAAILMA ILONA

Puijonsarventie 27 +358 17 364 9200

Vuorikatu 19, +358 50 354 5251

ullankrouvi.fi

ravintola.fi Ilona is winsome in its versatility. The restaurant has a Live Club, karaoke, the atmospheric London, and the most secret tavern in the city, the Blind Pig. Open daily 22–04.

The restaurant is partitioned into a pub and a restaurant with a playground for children. Thursday has quizzes and a tasty lunch is served on weekdays. www.digimag.fi

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CONCERT

CALENDAR

PHOTO HANNU MIETTINEN

KUOPIO EVENTS

EVENT

31.12. Turmion Kätilöt

31.12. New years fireworks

KUOPIO EVENTS

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>December 21.12.

Soul Valpio at Henry's Pub Accompanying sessions at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka

22.12.

Seija Irmeli duo at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka

23.12.

Tero Jokinen duo at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka

24.12.

Christmas Eve meal at Jätkänkämpä at 13:00 and 16:00 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti

25.12.

Elina H duo at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka

26.12.

Aki Samuli & Fantasia at Hotel Isovalkeinen Boxing Day dancing: Mika Lappalainen and his band at 20:00 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Accompanying sessions at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka Boxing Day dancing from 16:00– 01:00 at King's Crown

27.12.

Karaoke and dancing at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka

28.12.

HoiluuHumpat from 12:00-15:00 at Kuopion raittiustalo Accompanying sessions at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka

29.12.

Kauriinmetsästäjät at Henry's Pub Marko Jolkkonen Solo at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka Pyykkipojat - What a wonderful night at King's Crown

30.12.

Jontti & Shaka at Henry's Pub Muutama Susi at Pannuhuone Dancing: Juha Vartiainen and his band at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Eija Kettunen & Arto Kivekäs duo at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka Pyykkipojat - What a wonderful night at King's Crown

31.12.

Valoa Satamaan (fireworks show), New Year's Harbour event, Kuopio Harbour Turmion Kätilöt at Henry's Pub Janne Tulkki performing at New Year's dancing at Hotel Isovalkeinen Humu-Klubi at Pannuhuone Welcoming the New Year at 22:00 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti New Year: Marko Haavisto & Poutahaukat at Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka

01 >January

12.1.

Kuopio Region’s Brand seminar at Hotel IsoValkeinen Dancing: Patajätkä from 21:00– 01:30 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti

13.1.

Dancing: Matti Silmu & saanko luvan from 21:00–01:30 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti

15.1.–27.1.

Timo Pekka Väätäinen Kokeiluja photo exhibition at the Kuopio City Library's lobby

Kuopio City Orchestra Symphony Series II at 19:00 at the Kuopio City Theatre

19.1.

Dancing: Teemu Harjukari & TRM from 21:00–01:30 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti

20.1.

10.1.

21.1.

Women’s dancing: Heidi Pakarinen & Karavaani from 20:00-00:30 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti

Dancing: Läpivalaisu from 21:00– 01:30 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Daydreams: Karanos from 16:0019:00 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti

10.2.

Joonas Widenius trio at King's Crown

13.2.

28.1.

18.1.

Cultural Heritage: Heikki Hartikainen / Saurum Oy at 15:30 at the Museum of Kuopio

27.1.

16.1.

Jazz Club Sole Azul at 19:30 at King's Crown Women’s dancing: Pekkaniskan pojat from 20:00–00:30 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti

8.2.

Sonata Arctica at 20:00 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Pepe Ahlqvist-Blues evening at King's Crown

Karhutarinoita, Kirsti Timonen photo exhibition at the Kuopio Museum

17.1.

Jazz & Blues jams at King's Crown

26.1.

16.1.–31.8.

Opera: MET 10 anniversary presentation of Hansel and Gretel at 18:00 at Kuopio Scala

7.2.

Studia Generalia: Matti Huttunen - Turning points of Finnish music from 19:00–20.30 at the Kuopio City Hall

Super Ysärit part 4: Waldo's People, Paradisio, etc. at 20:00 at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti 2 Times Terror at 23:00 at Henry's Pub Pepe Ahlqvist-Blues evening at King's Crown

3.1.

Jazz & Blues jams at King's Crown

23.1.

Opera Encore: Lemmenjuoma at 18:00 at Kuopio Scala

14.2.

Artistic Stage: Unto Pusa, Fallen Soldier (1948) at 13:00 at the Kuopio Art Museum Kuopio City Orchestra Chamber Series I at 18:00 at the Kuopio City Hall Jazz Club Raivo Tafenau Quintet at King's Crown

KalPa’s outdoor event from 14:00-16:00 at Lippumäki Regional Sports Complex (Rauhalahdentie 66)

26.–27.1.2018

Kuopio Market Square

THE JANUARY MARKET ENLIVENS WINTER DAYS ONE OF KUOPIO’S annual traditions is the January market, a market organised

yet again in January 2018. The January market is part of Kuopio’s strong market place tradition since 1782. It has been organised at its current location at the market square annually since 1856. Each year, the “market item of the year” will be chosen, and it must be Finnish, eco-friendly and a high-quality handmade product. There will also be the traditional competition to find the best “kalakukko” (a Finnish delicacy of fish wrapped in rye dough and baked). Vendors from all over Finland travel to Kuopio for the January market and the event itself is interesting to even random travellers. www.kuopiontori.fi

17.2.

30.1.

Opera Encore: Lemmenjouma at 12:00 at Kuopio Scala

Olli Soikkeli trio featuring Marian Petrescu at King's Crown

22.2.

02

Cultural Heritage: Eelis Aleksi / Lumoava Oy at 15:30 at the Kuopio Museum Kuopio City Orchestra Symphony Series IV at 19:00 at the Kuopio City Theatre

25.2.

>February

Daytime dancing: Dancing band Kolibri from 16:00–19:00 at Spa hotel Rauhalahti

1.2.

27.2.

Kuopio City Orchestra Symphony Series III at 19:00 at the Kuopio City Theatre Bloodred Hourglass at 22:00 at Henry's Pub

Encore opera: La Bohème "event cinema" at 18:00 at Kuopio Scala

28.2.

Jazz Club: Jussi Lehtonen Band at King's Crown

2.2.

Juju at 22:00 at Henry's Pub

21.–24.2.2018

Kallavesi

FINLAND ICE MARATHON THE TRADITIONAL ICE skating event, Finland Ice Marathon, will be held for the 35th time. It draws international skaters to Lake Kallavesi every year. Competitors come especially from Holland, where skating is a really popular sport. The event encourages athletes, outdoor enthusiasts and even children to be active. The most popular racing distance is 50 kilometres, which can also be skated with basic skates instead of racing skates as well as with skiing poles. The long and demanding 200 km route has athletes participating from Finland and abroad. The event has evolved many times during its history. For example, the latest was in 2015 when a Dutch group cycled the “king route.” After that, the programme has included cycling with traction tyres for the third consecutive year. By constantly evolving, even more international guests are drawn to the competition. Skating tracks are available to everyone also after the event depending on the weather, usually until March. There are tracks along the coastline ranging from a few kilometres to more than ten kilometres.

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EVENTS

03 04 >March

>April

3.3.

3.4.

Encore opera: La Bohème "event cinema" at 12:00 at Kuopio Scala A poem and music evening at 19:00 at King's Crown

Encore opera: Così fan tutte at 18:00 at Kuopio Scala Jazzango at King's Crown

4.4.

Jazzango at King's Crown 6.4.-8.4. Kallavesj’ 2018 Fair at Kuopiohalli

6.3.

Ballets: The Flames of Paris "event cinema" at 18:00 at Kuopio Scala

10.3.

7.4.

15.3.

10.04

Encore opera: osì fan tutte at 12:00 at Kuopio Scala

Anal Thunder at 23:00 at Henry's Pub Kuopio City Orchestra Symphony Series V at 19:00 at the Kuopio City Theatre

18.3.

Kuopio City Orchestra Chamber Series II at 15.00 at the Kuopio City Hall

Museu

Ballet: Giselle "event cinema" at 18:00 at Kuopio Scala

14.4.

The Holy at 22:00 at Henry's Pub

17.4.

Opera Encore: Luisa Miller at 18:00 at Kuopio Scala

18.4.

Kuopio City Orchestra Symphony Series VII at 19:00 at the Kuopio Cathedral (Kuopion Tuomiokirkko)

21.4.

Oopera encore: Luisa Miller at 12:00 at Kuopio Scala

EXHIBITIONS: 24.–26.11.2017 "Kanttia Kanssa!" holiday tour and rehearsal exhibition at the Kuopio City Library 14.11–1.12 2017 “Finland 100 NOW” (Suomi 100 NYT) exhibition at the Kuopio City Council Office (Kuopion valtuusto-virastotalo) 4.5.2017–6.1.2018 “Our forests’ unknown treasures” (Metsiemme tuntematon aarreaitta) exhibition at the Kuopio Museum 10.11.2017–24.2.2018 “Goldsmiths of Time – Savo goldsmiths and silversmiths” (Ajan Kultaajat – Savolaista kulta- ja hopeasepän taitoa) exhibition at the Kuopio Museum

8.8.–30.12.2017 ”Pyhyyden portailla - Stairway to Sanctity” exhibition at RIISA Orthodox Church Museum of Finland 27.10.2016–31.12.2017 “The marvellous trace of humans” (Ihmisen ihmeellisiä jälkiä) exhibition at the Kuopio Museum 16.9.2017–31.12.2018 “Beautiful horror” (Kaunista kauhua) exhibition at the Kuopio Art Museum 21.9.2017–27.1.2018 “O our country's nature” exhibition at the Kuopio Museum 12.5.2017–31.12.2017 “Encountering - Finnish Faith” at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland 3.11.2017–7.1.2018 “A camera as a weapon - Jänisten rintamakuvia” exhibition at the VB Photographic Centre 2.11.2017–15.12.2017 “Jorma "Jope" Pitkänen 70th Anniversary” exhibition at the Kuopio City Library From 12.10.2017 “All of Kuopio IV – Homes of the heart” at the Kuopio Museum 5.–12.3.2017 “A Christmas Show” at the Kuopio Artisan’s Quarter Museum 3.11.2017–7.1.2018 “VB’s society, 35 years” and “VB Photo Centre, 30 years” exhibitions at the VB Photography Centre

18.11.–7.12.2017 Esa Lukala at G12 Kuopio 8.12.–21.12.2017 Life works collection exhibition at G12 Kuopio 20.1.2018–8.2.2018 Pirjo Vartiainen at G12 Kuopio 10.2.2018–1.3.2018 Maria Nupponen at G12 Kuopio 10.2.2018–1.3.2018 Esko Railo at G12 Kuopio 3.3.2018–22.3.2018 Elena Maijala at G12 Kuopio 3.3.2018–22.3.2018 Timonen Eija at G12 Kuopio 24.3.2018–19.4.2018 Janika Salonen at G12 Kuopio 3.4.2018–14.4.2018 Jan Eklund's “Forest” (Metsä) art exhibition at the Kuopio City Library lower lobby 3.4.2018–14.4.2018 Katri and Jenni Parika's “Strength to experience narcissists” (Voima narsistin kohdanneelle) illustration exhibition at the Kuopio City Library lower lobby 1.3.2018–31.8.2018 “The history of life” (Elämän historiaa) at the Kuopio Museum

31.12.2017

KUOPIO

Kuopio’s Harbour

THE HARBOUR’S MAGNIFICENT FIREWORKS AT NEW YEAR’S AT KUOPIO’S HARBOUR, the new year is brightly welcomed with a show of fireworks (an event called Valoa Satamaan) above Lake Kallavesi. The perfect place to enjoy the colours of the fireworks is along the Kallavesi shore where you are also able to light your own rockets.

www.kuopiontori.fi 6.10.2017–4.3.2018

Kuopio Art Museum

THE STORY OF FINNISH ART THE CLASSICS OF the Ateneum Art Museum Collections are coming to Kuopio. The exhibition explores the development of Finnish art from the 1800s to the 1960s, linking the story of Finnish art to international development and social events. The works of, for example, Wäinö Aaltonen, Fanny Churberg, Albert Edelfelt, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, Eero Järnefelt, Essi Renvall, Tyko Sallinen, Ellen Thesleff and Sam Vanni are present in the exhibition of Finland’s oldest and largest art collection.

Thu–Sat 10–17, Sun–Mon closed, Kauppakatu 35 www.taidemuseo.kuopio.fi

mcard Photo: Janne Voutilainen / Kuopion luonnontieteellinen museo

Kuopio Museum

Kuopio Art Museum

Old Kuopio Museum

FINNISH NATURE

STORIES OF FINNISH ART –

THE GREAT READING ADVENTURE

1.3.–31.8.2018

THE VON WRIGHT BROTHERS 24.3.–2.9.2018

Kuopio in the early years of Finland's independence 6.3.–3.11.2018

Kauppakatu 23 kuopionmuseo.fi Tue–Sat 10–17 8/5 €, children under 18 years free

Kauppakatu 35 taidemuseo.kuopio.fi Tue–Sat 10–17 until 4.3.2018 6/4 €, after 8/5 €, children under 18 years free

Kirkkokatu 22 korttelimuseo.kuopio.fi 1.9.–14.5. Tue–Sat 10–15 15.5.–31.8. Tue–Sat 10–17 6/4 €, children under 18 years free

until 27.1.2018

HISTORY OF LIFE

the Ateneum Collection on Tour until 4.3.2018

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THE TIME OF HOPE AND MAYHEM


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Tahko Spa Hotel is a year-round holiday and business venue offering high-quality accommodation and a wide choice of sport and leisure services, swimming pool area, bowling alley, restaurant, meeting facilities, Multifunction Arena, chapel and gym. We also offer a variety of wellbeing at work out services. You can find Tahko Spa Hotel in a wonderful location in the very heart of Tahko. Book now!

Winter Accommodation

30€

from person / one night (for 4 persons) (Valid: 9.1.2018–30.4.2018, exempt Skiing Holidays, 15.3–18.3.2018 and Easter) * Prerequisite for a special price: minimum 3 nights accommodation and full room / apartment.

Pampering Treatments from

Bowling Fun

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25 min/massage We recommend you the reserve in advance. Read more about spa services www.tahkospa.fi

Additional information and booking: www.tahkospa.fi

Sun–Wed before 6 pm Reservations for bowling tracks in advance +358 20 747 9910 (0,8 €/min+local network charge / mobile phone charge).

Tahko Spa Oy Keitaankatu 1, 73310 TAHKOVUORI Sales service +358 20 747 9910 (0,8 €/min + local network charge / mobile phone

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Experiences and the peaceful nature

attract people to Kuopio TEXT DIGIMAG/HETA JYRÄLÄ PHOTO DIGIMAG/ANNI LAITINEN

The nature in Kuopio and Tahko make them the perfect places for relaxing and enjoying new experiences. A versatile range of services ensures that people of all ages, including families, find something to do and enjoy.

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uopio is the capital of Finland’s Lakeland district and is located on the shore of beautiful Kallavesi. The area is fascinating with its spectacular scenery, varied activities and vibrant life. The Lakeland district is one of Finland's three largest tourist centres in addition to Lapland and the metropolitan area. The thousands of lakes, and everything that you can possibly experience and do, makes the area unique. Finns are honest, hard-working, innovative and close to nature. The area provides you the opportunity to experience clean and beautiful nature, which offers great chances for nature-related experiences, fishing, hiking, biking, events, cultural experiences, sports and wellness. The Kuopio region is also a strong centre of art, culture and design

as well as being home to several influential Finnish brands and designers. THE VIBRANT Kuopio area is easy to reach and explore for visitors. The location of the area is excellent as it is halfway to everywhere. For example, Kuopio is halfway to Lapland when coming from southern Finland. This ensures that visitors can spend their valuable holiday time enjoying and relaxing instead of travelling. Also, Finland’s location between the East and the West makes it accessibly from anywhere in the world. “I always tell my friends here, Finland is not far from China with Finnair. The Finns do not always smile, but their hearts are always warm. Finland is a very attractive destination because it has the best natural beauty, rich culture, perfect infrastructure and kind peo-

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ple,” says Professor Zhang Guangrui of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Zhang Guangrui has been studying tourism for 30 years. Last October, the professor arrived from China to Finland to lecture at the Lakeland Seminar. At the lecture, he told about Chinese foreign travel and ideas about Finland as a destination for Chinese tourists. THE 50-YEAR-OLD Tahko holiday resort area is a popular tourist destination that offers countless opportunities throughout the year. During the winter at Tahko, you can ride snowmobiles, skate, cross country ski, downhill ski or simply enjoy the winter wonderland in many other ways. In addition to the fast-paced

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activities, Tahko provides wellness and spa services to help visitors relax. “I really love the Ruska scenery. I can hardly find any promotion about this attractive unique seasonal scenery in China. Winter sports have become very popular now in China,” he continues. “In China we don’t have many good skiing resorts in the country. They are either too crowded or too cold, or only suitable for professional sportsmen,” says Professor Guanruai. “With plenty of winter sports opportunities, Tahko is a perfect winter destination especially for young people and for families,” he continues. POHJOIS-SAVON LIITTO / THE REGIONAL COUNCIL OF POHJOIS-SAVO Maakuntatalo, Sepänkatu 1, KUOPIO Tel. +358 17 550 1400 www.pohjois-savo.fi/en


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Ylläs Rovaniemi Ruka Oulu

Kuopio

Vaasa Jyväskylä Tampere Turku

There are efficient public transport connections between Kuopio and Nilsiä.

By Train The closest train station is at Siilinjärvi, 31 km away. The travel centre at Kuopio (train and bus station) is 54 km away.

Helsinki

Tahko has 24 slopes, the longest of which is 1200 meters long. The difference in altitude is up to 200 meters. There is also a slope for kids.

Tahko was chosen The Ski Centre of the year in Finland 2016.

There are 25 restaurants and 10 activity companies in the area.

Tahko is home to around 60 permanent residents.

Distance

Helsinki Kuopio Nilsiä Kuopio airport (Rissala) Siilinjärvi train station

435 km 65 km 10 km 50 km 38 km

PHARMACIES Nilsiän apteekki, Nilsiäntie 65 73300 Nilsiä, tel. +358 17 368 7770, Mon–Fri 8:30–18, Sat 8:30–15 Nilsiän Apteekki’s service point at Tahko, Sokos Hotel reception, Sokos Hotel Tahkovuori Tel. +358 17 368 7770 Mon–Sun 8–21. (for first aid, OTC medicine and bandages)

E. Ahonen coach services Ky., +358 17 3686 800

There are two 18-hole golf courses.

Tahko has a riding stable, a petting farm, spa, bowling alley, sports arena and local exercise park.

Nilsiä taxi, tel. +358 100 86000 Ari Hyvönen Bus and taxi services, Tel. +358 500 577 444 ALKO STORE

Tahko is a part of Kuopio and belongs to the former Nilsiä district. The area covers 848 km2, 136 km2 of which is made up of water. Syväri and Vuotjärvi are the area’s largest lakes.

Place

Health Centre Emergency reception Mon–Thu 8–16, Fri 8–15 Tel. +358 17 482 676, address Pisantie 10. All other times at KYS, Kuopio.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

By Plane Kuopio airport at Rissala is around 43 km from the centre of Nilsiä. Some of the Nilsiä–Kuopio bus services pass through the airport.

Distances from Tahko:

Juankoski police station, Juankoskentie 13, 73500 Juankoski, on duty Wednesday 9–16 tel. +358 295 415 253, All other times services at the police station in Kuopio.

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Accessible location and public transportation

Bus services There are up to 7 services between Kuopio and Nilsiä during the week. During the winter some of the links take the airport route. The Skibus has been in operation between Nilsiä and Tahko during winter. The distance between Nilsiä and Tahko is 12 km. There are also transport service routes in Nilsiä.

POLICE

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There are over 80 tourism and visitior services companies active in Tahko, providing 8500 beds and 1200 holiday homes. Commercial overnight stays in Tahko adds up to over 360,000 a year. The amount of internationals staying overnight is around 22%.

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Alko Nilsiä, Laitilantie 27, 73300 Nilsiä. Mon–Thu 9–18, Fri 9–20, Sat 9–18 Except for Christmas; Closed 6.12. 23.12. Open 9–18, Closed 24.–26.12. and 31.12.

PIZZAS A LA CARTE from morning 'till evening LUNCH Mon–Fri 11–15

Alcohol beverages Tahkolahdentie 5D Tahkovuori (Next to restaurant Kunkku) OPEN Mon–Thu 11–19 Fri–Sat 11–20 Sun 12–18 See events and exceptional opening hours: pulkka-pizzeria-bargrill

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TAHKO REGION TEXT DIGIMAG ARCHIVE PHOTOS KUOPIO PARISH UNION/TUIJA HYTTINEN, AHOLANSAARI, KUOPIO-TAHKO PHOTO BANK/SOILE NEVALAINEN, TAHKO-TOURS

1 Huutavanholma, Tahkovuori Situated on the southern side of Tahko’s slopes, Huutavanholma is a 43 hectare steep, craggy, hilly terrain and a protected grove area. Huutavanholma is a popular area for hiking. Tahkolaaksontie 4, Tahko. The path starts besides TahkoCom in Tahko. More information available locally.

2 The Pisa Conservation area The Pisamäki scenery is one of Savo’s seven wonders. There are road signs to Pisa on the Siilinjärvi–Nurmes road (no.75), at the Lastukoski parking area and the Lastukoski–Venäänaho road (no.5701).

3 Nilsiä Museum

The museum is open during the winter/ spring and summer holiday seasons and for group reservations all year round. The basic exhibition displays the early history of the Nilsiä region, handcraft professions, school visits and sports history. There is a museum café and shop. Simolantie 41, Nilsiä.

slopes and views 4 Ski from the peak

idyllic countryside. On the eastern slope you can explore the setting of the Pölkkypuro little village that has been preserved in its original condition.

A versatile range of ski slopes and a panoramic view from the top of a hill is always an attraction. A novice or an experienced skier can find a favorite slope out of the 24 slopes available. Pehkubaari pub and the Panorama Bar & Cafe are situated on the top of the slopes. A lean-to cabin is situated on top of old Nipasenmäki hill that is maintained by Tahko village council. Tahkolaaksontie 1, Tahko.

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The Nilsiä church you see today was dedicated for use in 1906. Times change and generations follow one after the other, but the Nilsiä church built from quartzite mined from Tahkovuori still stands majestically. Kirkonmäentie 1, 73300 Nilsiä.

Tahko-Tours Village Chapel

ski trail and 8 Rahasmäki lean-to cabins

A magnificent Orthodox village chapel, The Kristuksen Kirkastuminen church, was built on the highest point of the holiday village The Orthodox chapel is open to everyone. Hirsivalkamantie 1, 73310 Tahkovuori.

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The ski trail offers amazing views and changing landscapes. A spacious lean-to cabin maintained by the city is situated along the way, stocked with fire wood and with an outhouse. The 12 km track starts at the front of the slopes on the lake ice and makes it’s way up to Tahko hill.

Kinahmi countryside scenery

Tahkolaaksontie 1, Tahko.

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Aholansaari breathes history AHOLANSAARI IS LOCATED a few minutes

away from Tahko and is, in addition to its value in cultural history, a camping and holiday centre. AHOLANSAARI IS ESPECIALLY known as the home island of Ukko-Paavo Ruotsalainen, who lived in the 19th century. A Pietist and a lay preacher, Ruotsalainen lived on the island on two occasions, first as a crofter in 1817– 20 and later as a land owner from 1830 until his death in 1852. Aholansaari was a centre for pastoral care in its time. If the doctors in towns close by couldn't help their patients themselves, the patients were sent to Ruotsalainen, who had an excellent psychological insight. Today Paavon pirtti (Paavo's dwelling) is a museum, and the island holds various spiritual events.

The office, reception and the café ”Saaren veräjä” serve you at Aholansaari Tel. +358 4641 000 or aholansaari@aholansaari.fi www.aholansaari.fi


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WINTER SKIING EVENTS IN TAHKO RETROSKI 30.03.2018 Tahko slopes Tahko’s super-fun skiing race on Good Friday at Tahko Ski Resort.

Head to the slopes TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTO PIXABAY

Tahko has slopes which are suitable for people of all ages, from hills for the younger generation to alpine slopes for the more experienced.

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ahko area has 24 slopes and 15 lifts with many hillside restaurants and good supporting services, which provide a comprehensive framework of services for visitors. There is plenty of entrepreneurs and skiers at Tahko’s slopes, on the best occasions you can find three generations of skiers going down the hill at the same time, so there will be kids, parents and grandparents enjoying their days. Tahko’s main focuses have been in the family friendly business, by considering even the smallest skiers and strengthening

the slope security measures. Best ways to strengthen the safety is learning the slope rules and utilizing the ski school’s supply, which has been popular among all ages. Safety is ensured by the skilled lift and slope maintenance staff and Ski Patrol professionals, who will help in the need of assistance. Best ways to recognize Ski Patrol workers is their orange vest, you can turn to them in every question and situation. First slope was opened on the early December and Tahko’s winter season openings were celebrated at 8.‒9.12.2017 www.digimag.fi

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At Tahko, there is enough events to rejoice for many days and over and over again. If you still need some variations, you can find them quite near. Neighboring municipality Siilinjärvi’s Kasurila Ski Resort has nine different kind slopes, ranging from 86‒102 metres. Three of these slopes are suitable for kids. Kasurila has six lifts, fourf of them are T-bar lifts, one is button lift and one is a safe carpet lift for the youngest skiers. Additional information: www.tahko.com www.kasurila.com Winter travel 2018

VAUHTILEIRI 25.1.–26.1.2018 Tahko slopes The traditional 10 to 15-year olds' “Vauhtileiri” is for practicing ski race technique’s with the guidance of professional coaches. TAHKO GP/SG 27.–28.1.2018 Tahko slopes Central Finland’s Regional Cup, featuring Super-G and Grand Slam MEDIA ON SLOPES 2.–4.2.2018 Tahko area Yearly meeting of media professionals in Tahko. On Friday’s seminar day, the theme of this winter is the core of change, and there are networking program throughout the weekend. TAHKO FIS/P 12.–13.01.2018 Tahko slopes FIS slalom races at Tahko, youth SM slalom and two FIS slalom races. HP BUSINESS SLALOM 15.-17.3.2018 Tahko slopes The legendary Business Slalom is the most anticipated event weekend in Tahko. On this popular event you can improve networking, get to know new business partners and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere. Among other things, there are a downhill skiing lessons, top performers, ski races and wild after ski parties. www.ykkosmedia.fi/business-slalom TAHKO SKI LIFT PITCH 13.4.2018 Tahko area In the new startup event of the Kuopio region, there are a competition, meetings, networking, speakers and a staggering evening program. In the Pitch Battle, investors and start-ups meet each other in the ski lift, and the best will find their way to the final of the night. www.kuopiochamber.fi


TEXT DIGIMAG/MARLENE SANOUKIAN PHOTO TAHKO SPA HOTEL

An active holiday at the Tahko Spa Centre The refurbished Tahko Spa is a versatile accommodation, spa and entertainment centre offering delightful experiences and enjoyable athletic activities.

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he activity centre, Tahko Spa, located at the heart of Tahko, organises events and services in cooperation with local entrepreneurs. The centre offers active well-being services, delicious meals and high-quality accommodations. The best locations in the region offer holiday suites and accommodations to suit even the most demanding needs. At the area's most important centre, everyone can enjoy a holiday where things function smoothly. There are enjoyable activities for guest of all ages. In addition to indoor activities, there are many events organised outdoors at the Event Park. This winter there is, for example, is a BMW race on the ice and ice carting. TAHKO SPA HOTEL Keitaankatu 1, TAHKOVUORI Sales +358 600 550 147, sales@tahkospa.fi Reception +358 600 550 148, info@tahkospa.fi (0,8 €/min + local network charge / mobile phone charge)

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BE PAMPERED WELL-BEING AND beauty salon Organica balances your body and mind. The salon is at Tahko Spa and offers spa experiences for the whole body, effective face treatments and other wonderful beauty treatments.

KAUNEUSHOITOLA ORGANICA

Tahko Spa Reception +358 600 550 148, info@tahkospa.fi www.kauneushoitolaorganica.fi www.aika24.fi

SHOPPING AT THE SPASHOP

FEAST ON ITALIAN FLAVOURS

HANDMADE DELICACIES

NEXT TO the hotel reception at the Tahko Spa Hotel is the SpaShop. There is a wide selection of adult and children's textiles and other leisure products. The long-awaited themed products with Tahko’s logo are the store’s specialty. Before entering the spa, you can purchase products for the spa such as bathing suits, bathrobes and water toys. To keep yourself warm outdoors during your leisure activities, the store offers socks, winter jackets and various headgear. If you want to buy something for yourself or bring presents back home, the store has decorative products and gift items. Souvenirs, refreshments and small snacks are also available. The SpaShop's product range is supplied by Looks Finland Oy.

OPENED IN November, the El Pico restaurant is worth a visit. The restaurant is made up of two parts, both with an atmosphere just like an Italian trattoria. Tahko's first wine bar serves as a relaxed meeting point where you can enjoy good wines. On the dining side of the restaurant, your taste buds are pampered with Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant serves delicious Italian pastas, genuine parma ham and various cheeses. You can find dining alternative from lighter snacking to juicy steaks. The wine bar also offers tastings for groups.

THE BAKERY and catering company Liepuska offers local and fresh bakery products within North Savo. Now you can also enjoy these fresh-baked savoury and sweet pastries in Tahko. At the beginning of December, the company opened a pop-up store in Tahko Spa’s lobby. The store is run separately from the Spa’s café and is operated by the bakery's own employee. The baked products are made by hand and are from the best ingredients. The selection varies from sweet treats like traditional cinnamon buns to more specialised treats like coconut pastries. If you prefer something savoury, there is a wide selection ranging from small pizzas to numerous breads.

RESTAURANT EL PICO

TAHKO SPASHOP

Keitaankatu 1, TAHKOVUORI tel. +358 50 338 4156, elpico@tahko.com www.tahkospa.fi

Keitaankatu 1, TAHKOVUORI tel. +358 600 550 148 www.tahkospa.fi

LIEPUSKA POP UP SHOP

Keitaankatu 1, TAHKOVUORI tel. +358 600 550 148 www.liepuska.fi

PHOTOS: DIGIMAG/JESSIKA NARKAUS AND SARI JALKANEN, TAHKO GYM, TAHKO SPA SUPERCORNER, SHUTTERSTOCK

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ENJOYING TRAINING AT THE GYM

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

DID YOU FALL ILL? DID YOU GET HURT?

TAHKO GYM is the largest gym in the region and is located at Tahko Spa. The gym has a variety of cardiovascular equipment, a wide range of strength training equipment and a separate open space for training with free weights. For endurance training, the gym has, for example, Wattbike bikes suitable even for professional athletes, rowing and ski machines and a professional-level Woodway treadmill. During holiday seasons, the gym offers group exercise classes with instructors, functional circuit training, and very popular physical wellness classes. During the peak season and the holidays, the gym also offers personal training. In addition, a variety of activities can be organised for groups.

THE WHOLE family can enjoy the brand new SuperCorner Activity Park opened near the Tahko Spa Hotel. There is enough to do whether you are alone or with friends. The activity park has, for example, a variety of slides, trampolines, a climbing wall, pedal cars and a diverse game arcade. You can access everything for the whole day with only one admission fee. It is a good idea to wear comfortable clothes in which you can easily play and move. You can even rent some equipment if you want to try new things or practice stunt tricks. All ages are welcome at the activity park, but children under the age of 7 should be accompanied by an adult.

THERE IS a Mehiläinen Medical Centre at the Tahko Spa Hotel with experienced general practitioners on call helping holiday guests in the event of a cold or an accident. Quick help is needed especially during the holiday season for families with children. Doctors can renew prescriptions and perform small medical procedures. The close proximity of Mehiläinen’s Kuopio office ensures quick access to further testing and treatment. When applicable, medical treatment can be reimbursed through your health or travel insurance. You can book appointments, renew prescriptions and contact your doctor or nurse 24/7 with the OmaMehiläinen app. The pop-up clinic will be open on event weekends and weekdays during the ski holiday.

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SUPERCORNER TAHKO

Keitaankatu 1, TAHKOVUORI tel. +358 600 550 148 www.tahkospa.fi/fi/palvelut/kuntosali www.digimag.fi

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Keitaankatu 1, TAHKOVUORI info.tahko@superpark.fi www.superpark.fi Winter travel 2018

MEHILÄINEN TAHKO

Keitaankatu 1, TAHKOVUORI tel. +358 10 414 00 www.mehilainen.fi


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TEXT DIGIMAG/EMMA HEINONEN PHOTOS KUOPIO-TAHKO PHOTO BANK, VISIT LAKELAND, PIXABAY

Things to do at Tahko MARKED HIKING ROUTES IN TAHKO AREA: Tahkolahti route, 1.5 km (blue) Easy. No up or down hill, the route follows roads and a bridge. The route: start from Tahkolahti, go around the bay crossing the Sandels bridge and return to Tahkolahti

Huutavanholma nature reserve route, about 1.8 km (green) Moderatly easy. Follows a trail. Huutavanholma route is short, but moderately demanding, so it may not be suitable for people with bad legs or children. Good shoes with a grip are absolutely necessary. You can enter the trail from near the Tahkolahti parking area. Huutavanholma route connects with Kettukangas and Tahkomäki routes.

Kettukangas route, 4.1 km (yellow)

towards Lake Syväri. There is a lengthy climb up and down Tahkomäki. The route: Tahkolahti, the old chair lift, snowmobile trail to Panorama Bar, Pehku Cyclists: From Pehku to Pehkuntie, and back to the hiking trail at Nipasen kota. Hikers: Pehku, Huutavanholma, Nipasen kota The rest of the route: Nipasen kota, Peipposharju, Korpipelto, Tahkolahti

Rahasmäki route, 20.1 km (black) Difficult. A lot of up and down hill. The route: Tahkolahti, the old chair lift, Hiekkoniemen kota, Rahasmäki, Välimäki, Nipasen kota, Taukotupa, Peipposharju, Korpipelto, Tahkolahti

Pisa route

Tahkomäki route, 14.4 km (red)

Pisa route is 8.5 kilometers in length and moderately difficult, as the top of Pisa is 270 meters above the sea. The climb is made easier with resting spots, stairs and railings. The view in the nature reserve is a magnificent reward for making the climb. Making fire is forbidden in the nature reserve, but there is a resting place for eating at the top.

Moderately difficult. Tahkon kierto route goes all the way round Tahkomäki. Water flows down from the hill, so the path is often damp. The route has lots of up and down hill and some demanding sections. The vertical difference of the route is up to 195 meters. On the top of the hill there are slope restaurants and a magnificent vista

You can find the new routes with the color key in the Tahko–Nilsiä map made by MediaMaps Oy, shared at the businesses at Tahko and Nilsiä. The new map is also available on the internet at www.tahkonreittipooli.fi and www.tahko.com

Moderatly easy. Some up and down hill. Follows trails and the lower hiking routes. The route: Tahkolahti, Huutavanholma, Kettukangas, skiing trail with lights, Tahkolahti

TREKKING AREAS: LEAN-TO SHEDS AND HUTS 1. Rantakota (Beach hut), Aholankuja 2 2. Hiekkoniemi hut, Hiekkoniementie 55 3. Aholansaari hut, Aholansaari 4. Sammakkolampi hut, Sammakkolammiholma 5. Nipanen hut, Tarpiainen area 6. Simola hut, Kalkkisalmentie 114 7. Kammonluoto hut, Kammonluoto Island

8. Rinnelaavu, at the upper end of 8. Lastenrinne, near 9. Iso Tahkorinne 9. Rahasmäki lean-to, Rahasmäentie CAMPFIRE LOCATIONS 10. Uimaranta campfire, Tahkonlahdentie 61 11. Rantanuotio (Beach Campfire), Tahkonlaaksontie 131 12. Tahkolahti campfire, Tahkonlaaksontie 36

13. Huutavanholma campfire, Tahkonlaaksontie 4, mid-way up the walking route 14. Vauhtirinne campfire, at the top of 6. Vauhtirinne 15. Lumilaakso campfire, mid-way up the 14. Lumilaakson rinne 16. Länsiväylä campfire, along the Länsiväylä transfer route 7 REST STOP HUT 17. Kuivakoski rest stop hut, Kuivakoski

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GEOCACHING

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

GEOCACHING IS A global hobby that utilises satel-

AT TAHKO YOU can try out snowmobile safari. Sa-

lite positioning to look for geocaches called "caches." A geocacher hides a box in the ground with a logbook, a cache, a pen and possibly some nice swap item. He or she sets the hiding place with a satellite positioner, such as a smartphone, and publishes the cache coordinates and other tips on the Internet. They allow other enthusiasts to seek caches. Caches are located around the world, both in cities and hiking areas, as well as along the roadside and in the ground. There are also caches at Tahko.

faris usually take about two hours and group size can be from 4 to 40 person. Safari also includes a campfire break, during which you can enjoy the nature. The prices are 119 euros per person. You can go to safari anytime, but the snowy nature is at its most beautiful at the night-time.

Caches can be found at: www.geocaching.com

ICE FISHING

HORSE RIDING

TAHKO OUTDOORS ARRANGES guided sal-

YOU CAN RIDE horses and ponies through Tahko’s

mon ice fishing trips at the beautiful Erälampi landscape.The tour takes 3 hours and costs 65 euros per person. Tahko Outdoors also sells and rents out fishing equipment. For individual fisherman, the company sells fishing permits to Lastukoski. Their prices are 21 euros for 12 hours and 25 euros for 24 hours.

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beautiful nature or learn and exercise on horseback in small groups. No previous experience is needed. At Kinahmi horsefarm you can ride Icelandic horses. In wintertime the farm arranges leaded riding lessons and trail riding trips. The trips take about one to four hours, depending on the customer’s wishes, and trips costs 30–90 euros per person. Trips are made near the farm and on the Kinahmi hill. Additional information: tahkofarmi.fi, www.kinahminhevostila.fi


Children's winter at

Tahko TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTO PIXABAY, TAHKO SUPERCORNER

In the company of children and those young at heart, winter fun is at it’s best at the holiday center, a lack of things to do won’t be a problem.

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SKI SLOPES

Tahko has a suitable slope for skiers of all sizes and skills. The free carpet lift takes you to the children's slope and children under 7 and wearing helmets can ride all ski lifts for free when accompanied by their parent. Minipolku is a new adventure route for children. Werneri ski school teaches children over 4, with Kinos junior courses for children over eight. You can also satisfy the need for speed at Werneri Park at the front of the slopes, where you can sled or go around in a pole sled or a ski carousel.

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PETTING ZOO At the Tahko Farmi petting zoo visitors can admire the adorable farm animals and feed them according to instructions. “Evening in the farm” is a guided tour on how to take care of the farm animals such as alpacas, miniature pigs and Mangalica pigs,

hens, ducks, sheep, goats, bunnies, ponies, horses and cows. The big tobogganing hill next to Farmi is free to use in the winter.

stop by at a lean-to or visit reindeer at the Ski café. You can also try snow shoes or ice fishing with your family.

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GEOCACHES

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LOCAL SPORTS PARK

HORSE RIDING

The Tahko Farmi activity centre organize riding safaris for all skill levels and for the whole family. The stables are a home to many lovely ponies and horses. Small children can ride a horse led by an instructor.

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QUAD BIKE RIDE

5

HIKING

Children can practice riding a quad bike safely on the course at Tahko Farmi's yard. Farmi has quad bikes that are suitable for smaller children as well.

You can get to know the varied outdoors at Tahko with your family. The extensive ski track network includes routes suitable for children, and in your travels you can

Looking for geocaches hidden in Tahko area is an exciting activity for the whole family.

The activity park right next to the Tahko Spa offers many activities for children, teenagers and adults. In the winter, the local ice hockey rink gets frozen over, and the park is accessible to Tahko ski tracks.

8

THE SPA

The pool area has a swimming pool with four 25-metre lanes, therapy and recreation pool, jacuzzi, children's pool, water slide and refreshing outdoor pools. There is also a Wibit-water adventure course,

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where children can climb, slide and play with friends.

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INDOOR SPORTS

The Tahko Spa multifunction arena is available on reservation for floor-ball, volleyball, basketball, table tennis or badminton. The Tahko Spa also includes a six lane bowling alley.

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TAHKO SUPERCORNER

Brand new SuperCorner Tahko indoor activity park is fun for the whole family. Park offers all the different activities and games whatever the weather. Opening hours Mon–Sat 11–20 and Sun 11–17 all year round. More information: www.tahko.com www.tahkofarmi.fi www.tahkospa.fi

TAHKO KIDS -wristband Seasonally changing events and benefits for families are collected in on the Tahko Kids website. In the winter season and skiing holiday week, kids can participate in different kinds of activities and get discounts and special offers from the services provided in the Tahko area. You can, for example, get discounts from spa treatments and special offers from the area’s restaurants. Check the current benefits and prices from our website. www.tahkokids.fi


WELLNESS & ACTIVITIES

TAHKO

PARTNER

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at Tahko TEXT DIGIMAG/SISKO KORHONEN PHOTOS KUOPIO-TAHKO MARKETING

Tahko has started to rent electrically-powered mountain bikes and offer guided tours.

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he new activity provides a pleasant way to experience the natural environment regardless of one’s physical fitness because wide tires and an electric motor make cycling easier. Due to the bikes having wheels suitable for the normal ground as well as snowy weather, they are safe to ride in any season. The electric bikes also makes it easy to control your heart rate and do recovery exercises as well as basic endurance training even along

demanding terrain. Even though the bikes are electric, they still need to be cycled. The engine assists in climbing hills but the rider can adjust the assistance level as desired. If the rider wishes, the bike can also be fully manual without any electrical assistance. Because of unstable winters, Tahko has had to rethink the services offered and the electric bikes are the first year-round activity in the region. ”In recent years, cycling, and especially winter and mountain bik-

ing, have increased in popularity. This was also taken into account in the Tahko Action Plan. We wanted to be at the forefront of the development by offering a low-threshold mountain biking experience for everyone,” Tahko Safari’s entrepreneur Arto Jauhiainen describes the criteria for the acquisition. They sought expertise on the purchase of electric-assisted bicycles from Iikan Pyörävarikko. Based on that company’s recommendation, Tahko Safari chose ten HEAD

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E-RANDALL bikes as their first purchase. ”When the physical load is easier, the rider can easily cycle longer distances than with a regular bike,” says Iikka Ahonen, Iikan Pyörävarikko’s entrepreneur. YOU CAN ride around the Tahko

area with bikes, but it is also possible to transport equipment. This means that tours and bike rentals can be offered within Tahko’s surrounding municipalities and regions. People can also buy bikes for their

own personal use from Iikan Pyörävarikko. There are many different models available from various brands and you can even test drive them. A new store will open in Joensuu in January 2018. TAHKO SAFARIT OY Nipasentie 2, 73310 Tahkovuori Tel. +358 400 202 303 sales@tahkosafarit.fi www.tahkosafarit.fi IIKAN PYÖRÄVARIKKO Tehdaskatu 10 Tel. +358 400 219 025, info@iikanpyoravarikko.fi www.iikanpyoravarikko.fi


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Välinevuokraamo · Ski rental · Прокат снаряжения

Hiihtohissi · Ski lift · Подъемники

Lentoasema · Airport · Аэропорт

Skibussi · SkiBmus · Ски-бус

Vierasvenesatama · Harbor · Причал

Pysäköinti · Parking · Автостоянка

Lajitteluastia · RecyclingTuulivaara container · Раздельный сбор мусора

Ensiapu · First-Aid · Скорая помощь

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Restaurants

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Several quality restaurants in the Tahko area provide the hungry traveler with a versatile choice of meals.

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO PIZZA BREIKKI Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 10 762 9550, www.sokoshotels.fi Open daily 11–21

JOKKE’S STUBE Rantalankuja 24, tel. +358 44 485 4114, www.jokkesstube.com Open by arrangement

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO MINIHESBURGER

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO HILLSIDE

Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 10 762 9550, www.sokoshotels.fi Open daily 11–21

Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 10 762 9550, www.sokoshotels.fi Open from 1.12. daily 17–22 During the winter season Hillside restaurant has a versatile ski-buffet at lunchtime and a la carte dinner in the evening. Restaurant’s speciality is an authentic charcoal grill that can prepare delicious steaks.

In a Hesburger restaurant you’ll always get a carefully conceptualised delicious hamburger with guaranteed quality and flavour. The selection at MiniHesburger is slightly more limited than regular.

RESTAURANT GOLDEN RESORT

REINDEER SAFARIS AND SKI TRACK CAFÉ Tel. +358 46 5757 434, www.tahkonporosafarit.com

Kultapallo 1, tel. +358 17 483 210 www.goldenresort.fi

Reindeer Safaris’ Ski Track Café is a refreshing lay-by along the trekking and skiing tracks of Tahko and Nilsiä. Pulteri reindeer wanders with others of his kind around the yard.

The restaurant offers tasty time in the summer for golfers, wedding and party guests and others who are hungry. In the winter season Golden Resort is open on reservation for meetings and occasions that can host over 250 persons.

In selection there are delicious pizzas, fresh salads, tasty pastas, pizza roll and pita bread with a juicy pulled pork filling.

Situated by lake Syväri in the middle of Loma-Rantala holiday cottages, Jokke's Stube acts as an atmospheric and serene backdrop for family occasions or company and corporate events.

LIEPUSKA CAFE

LÄNNEN LOKARI

Keitaankatu 1, tel. +358 600 550 148 www.tahkospa.fi Open Mon–Sat 9–22, Sun 10–14

73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 40 097 7714

Tahkomäentie 333, tel. +358 44 329 4669, www.panoramabar.fi Open on evenings at winter season

At the cafe you can find various salty and sweet pastries and the soup of the day. Free WiFi is also available. Home Bakery Liepuska’s pop-up delicatessen is open Fri–Sat in the winter season.

Lännen Lokari is situated on Tahko’s western slopes. This atmospheric hut restaurant and café that serves traditional slope delicacies such as soups, burgers and bakes with drinks.

Panorama Bar has got beautiful scenery view over Syvari and Tahko area. It expanded in the winter season 2016–2017 with 90 additional customer seats by opening of a scenic terrace and an evening restaurant.

PANORAMA BAR & CAFÉ

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RESTAURANT PIAZZA Sääskiniementie 560 tel. +358 17 483 260 www.piazzatahko.fi Open 21–04 Entertainment in the biggest night club of Eastern Finland on two floors for 1200 persons. Live performers, sauna, bar and a terrace. See the events on the restaurant’s page. Winter travel 2018

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO WARSTEINER BAR Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 10 762 9550, www.sokoshotels.fi Open daily 9–02 The renovated lobby bar's atmosphere is inspired by the popular German beer Warsteiner. In addition to high-quality lager the bar offers a finger food menu.

PUB KARHU Kiljusenkalliontie 2, tel. +358 44 048 1458 www.tahkonkarhu.fi tilaukset@syvari.com Open daily 19–02 Karhu is a phenomenon at Tahko. It's relaxed pub at the centre of Tahkovuori, that is always open with daily karaoke.

RESTAURANT HUNAJAN PISARA Aholansaari, tel. +358 50 464 1000 www.aholansaari.fi Open by arrangement. The dining hall of restaurant Hunajan Pisara opens to a beautiful and tranquil view to the lake Syväri. Buffet lunch of good home style food and café on winter holidays, open when the island is open for visit.

PEHKUBAARI

Pehkuntie 457, tel. +358 440 481 488 www.pehku.fi Mon–Fri 9:30–18:30, Sun 9:30–17 A distinctive slope restaurant with amazing views on top of Tahko hill. Pehku After Ski every Friday and Saturday at 13:30–16:30. For winter evenings Pehku can be reserved to be an atmospheric fondue restaurant.

PULKKA PIZZERIA, BAR & GRILL Tahkonlahdentie 5D, tel. +358 40 5300 666, www.pulkkaan.fi Open Mon– Thu 11–19, Fri–Sat 11–20, Sun 10–14 Pulkka serves under the first slope the hungry and thirsty skiers. Warm and cozy restaurant welcomes to sit down and rest in between the slope skiing in good company.

RESTAURANT KAISLA Viitakuja 5, tel. +358 50 365 9458 www.ravintolakaisla.fi Open daily 9–18. Lunch on weekdays 10:30–15, also weekends and at week 8–10, daily 11–16 A lunch and private restaurant on the shore of Tahkolahti opposite the slopes, with gorgeous view. Has catering, a patio and a new beach terrace. Bar of filled French batong opens Jan 1st in 2018.


EAT, DRINK & SLEEP

RESTAURANT CAFE TIROL Tahkon Huoltotie 62, Tahkovuori, tel. +358 40 088 2100 www.tiroltahko.fi Tirol is the original slope restaurant of Tahko that serves donuts, Finnish sweet buns, hamburgers and other snacks as well as hot and cold drinks.

RESTAURANT KUNKKU Tahkolaaksontie 6 tel. +358 10 6666 499 Open www.kunkku.com

RESTAURANT EL MONTE

RESTAURANT EL PICO

Tähtitie 1, tel. +358 17 369 9090 www.elmonte.fi.

Keitaankatu 1, tel. +358 50 338 4156, www.tahkospa.fi, Open Mon–Fri 13–22, Sat 13–24, Sun 14–21

An atmospheric, mountain-style à la carte restaurant seating 150 people. Evening group menus and Monte's Master's Menus by arrangement. Children's servings on the children's menu at a price pleasing to the parents

New food and dining restaurant and wine bar offer Italian style savoury experiences. Wine bar has got rich selection of wines that can be served with tasty cheeses and tapas.

HOLIDAY CENTRE AND MUSEUM

RESTAURANT MOSQUITO

Hirsivalkamantie 4, tel.+358 440 481 444, www.lakeford.fi tilaukset@syvari.com Open by arrangement

Sääskiniementie 560, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 483 250, www.mosquitotahko.fi The bar restaurant is situated next to Piazza premises and serves customers a relaxed place to stop. It provides cozy atmosphere, good music, food classics, American delicacies, Mexican spizy tastes and versatile choice of drinks.

Tahko's living room like occasion restaurant decorated with chandeliers and red carpets. A popular location for celebrations.

RESTAURANT REHTI & PIZZERIA ONNI

RESTAURANT UKKO

Tähtitie 2, tel. +358 44 5744 363 www.ravintolarehti.fi Open daily Relaxed, stylish and atmospheric evening restaurant. It has got a distinct menu for demanding taste and also seasonal menus. In the same premises serves also Pizzeria Onni.

AHOLANSAARI

RESTAURANT LAKEFORD

A place for food and party with alcohol licence. On the menu you'll find burgers, pizzas, salads and snacks. See the events calendar for performers.

Ukontie 7, 73310 Tahkovuori tel. +358 17 483 230 www.ravintolaukkotahko.fi Meet your friends and spend good evenings in the downstairs bar of Ukko. You can watch ice-hockey Finnish League from the screen or play board games in Ukko bar. The restaurant serves a menu based on classic meals that can please even a demanding culinarist.

TAHKO

• A relaxing atmosphere near Tahko’s services, about 2 km away. • High-quality accommodations in apartment buildings and holiday cottages. • Great outdoor activity and skiing areas. • Renovated kitchens serving a winter season lunch buffet every day from 12.00–14.00 Price Mon–Sat 12 € and Sun 15 € • Get to the island via the ice road at the end of Sääskiniemi.

TAHKO SPA HOTEL KOTIPIZZA Keitaankatu 1, tel. +358 600 550 148, www.tahkospa.fi Open. Mon–Sat 11–21, Sun 11–14 Delicious pizzas for every palate affordably and fillingly, also for the young ones in the family. Also soup of the day. Delivery via Kotipizza home page www.kotipizza.fi www.digimag.fi

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Sleep well

at Tahko

Visitors to the area appreciate the plentiful options in accommodation, which include hotels, apartment hotels and several kinds of cabins and cottages.

APARTMENT TÄHTITAHKO Tähtitie 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 20 7343590, www.tahko.me An Apartment hotel in the centre of Tahko. Spacious, cozy and well-equipped apartments. A supermarket and the restaurant El Monte are situated in the same building. Free WiFi.

KUNKKU tel. +358 10 6666 166 www.kunkku.com/kunkkumajoitus Three-bedroom apartments near Tahko in Hovipuisto, Rivitahko's row house apartments for eight people at Tahkolahti bay, and Kunkunvintit apartments near the restaurant Syvärin Kunkku.

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO Sääskiniementie 560, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 10 7629 550, www. sokoshotels.fi/fi/tahkovuori Break Sokos Hotel Tahko is located near to all of Tahko's services and the ski centre. In addition to standard hotel rooms, also golf villas and Pikku-Tahko apartments are available.

MUSTI JA MIRRI PET HOTEL Tahkolahdentie 5, 73310 Nilsiä, tel. +358 17 481 400 www.tahko.com/mustijamirri Four-legged family members are warmly welcome to Tahko's Musti & Mirri pet-friendly hotel! Pets stay free of charge.

ALPPITALOT

AHOLANSAARI

APARTMENTS ANNA

APARTMENTS HUILI

Syvärinkaari 12 C&D, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 20 7343590 www.tahko.me

Sääskiniementie 434, 73310 Tahkovuori tel. +358 20 7343590, www.tahko.me

Aholansaari, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 50 464 1000 www.aholansaari.fi

Tahkolahdentie 4, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 481 400 www.tahko.com

A versatile camping and holiday centre offers accommodation for lone travelers as well as groups all year around.

The Alpine houses are located 200 metres from the ski slopes. Restaurant Syvärin Kunkku is only 150 metres away.

Atmospheric and cozy holiday apartments in the centre of Tahko. 2–6 bedroom apartments available. Parking area with heating plugs. Free WiFi.

GOLDEN RESORT

HOTEL UKKO

JORMALA

KARITAHKO

Ukontie 7, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 483 230 www.ukkotahko.fi

Sinikankaari 1A/1B, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel.+358 17 483 200 www.ukkotahko.fi High-quality villas located in the very centre of Tahko offer beautiful places for holiday, family occasions and business events all year round. The villas have six different bedrooms and a fireplace on the terrace that has a beautiful scenery on the slopes.

Hovilantie 3, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 306 502 502 www.karitahko.fi

Kultapallo 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 483 210, www.goldenresort.fi Golden Resort's unique villas offer a perfect frame for accommodation, holiday, family occasions and business events all year around. Tahko is a paradise for a sporty visitor, but also the pleasures of resting in a villa are allowed in Golden Resort.

A comfortable and laid-back hotel in the heart of Tahko. Rooms with slope and lake views offer a great setting for holidays at Tahko's best spot year around.

POINTIN VALE/PIKE

LOMA-RANTALA Rantalankuja 24, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 481 133 www.lomarantala.fi

Golftie 1, 73310 Tahkovuori tel. +358 17 481 400 www.tahko.com

Loma-Rantala's well-equipped cottages are suitable also for larger groups. They are located in a beautiful courtyard two kilometres from the slopes.

Several comfy holiday homes right next to the golf courses. This upscale area built in the 2000s has cohesive look.

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PUUSTILA GOLF & SKI Villenkuja 7, 73310 Tahkovuori tel. +358 45 111 0060, www.puustila.com

Puustila holiday homes are located in the centre of Tahko's holiday village, on the east bank of Tahkolahti bay, near the services and sports activities.

New accommodation option in the main street of Tahko. Comfortable holiday apartments with sauna in a peaceful location. Well maintained skiing tracks start from the yard. Maintenance and storage of skis. Free WiFi.

The Apartomentos Karitahko row of apartments was built in 2007. It offers comfortable and cozy holiday apartments near the centre of Tahko.

RINNEPELTO LOMAMÖKIT Sääskiniementie 244 B, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel.+358 17 481 333, www.rinnepeltolomamokit.fi Fully equipped log cottages only three kilometres from the centre of Tahko by the beautiful and tranquil Lake Syväri.


EAT, DRINK & SLEEP

TAHKO-BUNGALOWS

TAHKO-TOURS

Tahkovuorentie, 73300 Nilsiä tel. +358 17 481 400 www.tahko.com/tahko-bungalows

Hirsivalkamantie 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 400 244 133, www.tahkotours.fi

Tahko-Bungalow log cottages are situated in the very centre of Tahko. Inside you'll find a long corner sofa with a sofa table, a dinner table and well equipped mini kitchen.

Tahko-Tour's villas by lake Syväri are divided into four classes: VIP, Lux, Superior and Townhouse. All the houses offer high-quality comfort.

TAHKO HUONEISTOHOTELLI

Tahkolahdentie 4, 73310 Tahkovuori tel. +358 17 481 400 www.tahkohuoneistohotelli.fi These comfortable two-person apartments are situated by Tahkolahti bay right next to the slopes in four different houses.

TEXT DIGIMAG/HETA JYRÄLÄ

PHOTO TAHKO.ME

Relax in peace THE NEW holiday accommo-

TAHKONCENTRO

TAHKON KEHDOT

TAHKONNIITTY

Tähtitie 2, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 306 502 502 www.karitahko.fi

Kehdonpolku 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 481 400, www.tahko.com

The TahkoCentro holiday homes that are build in 2008 are located above Restaurant Rehti, just in the middle of Tahko centre amidst all services.

Tahkon Kehdot is a complex of six houses that offer ideal conditions for larger groups, near all of Tahko's services

Koivulantie 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 481 400, www.tahkoniitty.fi, reservations: www.tahko.com

VIETTI APARTMENTS

TAHKO SPA HOTEL

Sääskiniementie 560, 73310 Tahkovuori tel.+358 17 483 200 www.ukkotahko.fi In the best location of Tahko, holiday apartments that have great views on the slopes. Restaurant and all services are located a short walk away. Every apartment has beds for four peole, sauna, dining and kitchen and a fireplace.

Keitaankatu 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 600 550 148 www.tahkospa.fi Tahko Spa Hotel offers Spa Suites in three sizes. The new high-quality Tahko Spa Hotel Red Apartments were finished in 2015.

TAHKO

dations Huili will be opened at the beginning of the year. After an active day, one’s body and mind can rest in these cozy suites surrounded by a warm environment. You can wrap yourself up in a soft blanket and enjoy the natural décor.

These holiday homes are Alpine style duplex houses. Services are situated a short walk away. Accommodation for 6+2 persons.

IT IS easy to get to Tahko's main road and parking has been well planned, including parking for buses. Buses can easily find a place to stop and there is enough space for the whole group to find pleasant lodgings nearby. High-quality beds, mattresses and soft bedding have been important

TAHKOVUORI CHALETS Keitaankatu 24, 73310 Tahkovuori tel. +358 17481 400 www.tahko.com Tahkovuori Chalets are located 100 metres away from the spa. The restaurants, shops and slopes are only a short walk away. www.digimag.fi

investments to ensure that guests are comfortable. Guests can now use the living areas only for themselves and relaxing. Instead of bringing your sports equipment inside, there are now separate convenient storage facilities for the storage and servicing of bikes and skis. Fully-equipped apartments have been specifically designed for active and sporty people as well as for families with children. When you want to cook and spend time together, there is a play area for children and a grilling hut where you can enjoy the fresh winter evenings.

TAHKO.ME – APARTMENTS HUILI Sääskiniementie 434, Tahkovuori, Tel. +358 20 7343 590 info@tahko.me, www.tahko.me

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TAHKO EVENTS CALENDAR EVENTS AT TAHKO

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>December 21.12.

Magic Show: One thousand and one wonders at 17:00 at Illuusioteatteri Taikavuori

22.12.

DJ & Kinkkubingo at Kunkku

24.12.

Christmas Eve devotional from 14:00–15:00 in Tahko

Christmas Eve devotional

30.12.

Last year’s after from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari

at Restaurant Piazza Teflon Brothers at Kunkku

26.1.

New Year's Eve after party from 13:30–16:30 at

13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari

Pehkubaari

27.1.

Everest DJ's Instaglamour

01 >January 5.1. 6.1.

DJ Kunkku at Kunkku

28.12.

DJ Kunkku at Kunkku Magic Show: One thousand and one wonders at 17:00 at Illuusioteatteri Taikavuori

29.12.

Eeverest DJ's at Restaurant Piazza

Mansesteri at Kunkku Last year’s after party from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari

Magic Show: One thousand and one wonders at 17:00 at Illuusioteatteri Taikavuori

25.1–26.1

Tahko’s Vauhtileiri 25.01– 26.01 at Tahko slopes

26.12.

27.12.

Pauli Hanhiniemi, Retkue & Lohkare, at Restaurant Piazza

31.12.

Pehku After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari

Illuusioteatteri Taikavuori

Pehku After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari

from 15:00–16:30 at Nilsiä Church

Magic Show: One thousand and one wonders at 17:00 at

20.1.

Pehkun After Ski from

Pehku After Ski from

Bow tie after party from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari Raappana at Kunkku

27.–28.1.

Tahko GP / SG at Tahko slopes

02

12.1.

Pehku After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari in Tahko Piazza After Ski (DjKollektiivi) from 21:00– 03:30 at Restaurant Piazza

13.1.

Pehku After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari Savo’s top 90s party at Restaurant Piazza Foam party at Kunkku

19.1.

Jimmy Cola & Eeverest Dj at Restaurant Piazza Pehkun After Ski at Pehkubaari

13.4.2018

EVENT

THE TAHKO SKI Lift Pitch event will be held in Tahko on 13 April,

31.12. New Year's Eve after party

24.2.

Princess After Ski (Pehkubaari’s princess is chosen) from 13:30-16:30 at Pehkubaari in Tahko

03

9.–10.3.2018 Extreme Winter Circus

15.3.

DJ Amanda Harkimo at Kunkku

HP Business Slalom from 15:30–16:30 at Tahko slopes

16.3.

Pehku After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari

17.3.

Pehku After Ski Table Dancing Championship qualifiers from 13:30–16:30

>March

at Pehkubaari

2.3.

U10-12 Ski camp 21.03–

Petri Nygård at Kunkku

21.3.

31.3.

Pehku After Ski from 13:30– 16:30 at Pehkubaari Pete Parkkonen at Kunkku

04 >April

Pehku After Ski from

22.03 at Tahko slopes

Pehku After Ski from 13:30– 16:30 at Pehkubaari Foam party at Kunkku

13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari Soviet Onion at Kunkku

22.3.

2.4.

3.3.

Pehku After Ski Table Dancing Championship qualifiers from 13:30– 16:30 at Pehkubaari Matti Nykänen at Kunkku

Stand Up: JP Fabric, XLSami and Tuhma-Teppo at Kunkku

23.3.

Pehku After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari in Tahko Nikke Ankara at Kunkku

6.4.

Pehku After Ski from 13:30– 16:30 at Pehkubaari Waldo's People at Kunkku

7.4.

U10-12 Final competition 23.3–25.3 at Tahko slopes

Pehku After Ski Table Dancing Championship finals from 13:30–16:30 at

2.2.

at 22:00 at Kunkku

24.3.

Steve N 'Seagulls at Kunkku

13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari Daze at Kunkku Tahkofest 2018 from 02.02–04.02

3.2.

Mr.President at Kunkku

10.2.

Pehkun Tahko 50-year After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari

16.2.

Pehku After Ski from 13:3016:30 at Pehkubaari

23.2.

Pehku After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari Benjamin Peltonen (no age limit) at Kunkku

Pehku After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari Arttu Wiskari at Kunkku SnowCross Championship from

Pehku After Ski Table Dancing Championship qualifiers from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari YÖ at Kunkku

9.3–10.3 at Tahko slopes

27.3.

10.3.

at Tahko slopes

Pehku After Ski Table Dancing Championship qualifiers from 13:30– 16:30 at Pehkubaari Kunkkupilkki at Kunkku Jannika B at Kunkku

14.3.

ExtremeRun Tahko from 13:00–16:00 at Tahko slopes

13.4.

End of the season after party from 13:30–16:30 at Klamydia at Kunkku 2018 Tahko Ski Lift Pitch at

PP SM Competitions at Tahko slopes

Tahko Happy Ending 20.4–21.4

21.4.

29.3.

P NSM Competitions + FIS P at Tahko slopes

30.3.

Pehku After Ski from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari RetroSki at Tahko slopes Telaketju at Kunkku

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Tahko Event Park

A BRAND NEW ICE CARTING TRACK

Tahko slopes

20.4.

28.3.

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Pehkubaari

Pehkubaari

P SM Competitions + FIS P

www.kuopiochamber.fi

Easter Event at Tahko slopes

Stand Up: JP Kangas, XLSami and Tuhma-Teppo

9.3.

2018. During the event, start-ups and other companies pitch their ideas to investors during a ski lift ride. At Tahko Ski Lift Pitch, two competitors and an investor go for a 15-minute ride in a ski lift up the slope. During the journey, the competitors must sell their idea to the investor who then decides which of the competitors will proceed to the next round. A competitor who qualifies for the final round will have the chance to pitch their idea later in the evening at the restaurant Piazza. In the competition’s final round, the idea is pitched to the audience and to the jury, which decides the winner. The event is organized by the Kuopio Chamber of Commerce and it is designed together with the Finnish Business Angels Network. As a prize, the winner is awarded with expert advice on how to move forward with the idea.

1.4.

>February Pehku After Ski from

Tahko area

TAHKO SKI LIFT PITCH

8.3.

13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari

Tahko Poju at Kunkku

EVENT

Pandora at Kunkku

24.4.

End of the season after party from 13:30–16:30 at Pehkubaari

Retro Friday Tour: DJ Oku Luukkainen at Kunkku Tahko Extreme Run 2018

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IN HONOUR OF Tahko's 50-year anniversary, EagleMotorsport ex-

pands Tahko's event service with fast-paced ice carting in 2017– 2018. TahkoKarting is suitable for all ages and there will be two tracks. The first track will be built at the very heart of Tahko at the Tahko Event Park. The track is designed with long straight portions and tight curves where drivers can test each other’s mettle. There is a plan to make another track on the lake’s ice. Driving times and races are arranged for pre-booked groups, as well as for individual drivers. Ice Karting: 10 minutes / €15 / person www.tahkokarting.fi and tahko.fi


EVENTS

TAHKO

ki Legendary afthterestop. restaurant on

Tel. +358 50 577 2760

www.pehku.fi • +358 440 481 488

Going along: Iveco Finland Datacenter • Tahko.com • TahkoSpa.fi

O K H A T

G N I T R A K ICE

LIDAY! O H R U FOR YO N O I T IC AC T E G R E EN

CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY OR COLLEAGUES FOR A FUN RACE ON ICE!

BOOKING & INFO

Icekarting is driven on an icetrack with go-karts equipped with studded tires and silent fourcycle engines. The quests are supplied with complete winter-racing gear, including helmets & hoods. Suitable for all ages!

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BAR & RESTAURANT

NEXT TO PIAZZA mosquitotahko.fi

Sääskiniementie 560, 73310 Tahkovuori

Yrittäjänkatu 1, 77600 Suonenjoki • tel. +358 10 321 33 90 • rautalamminkone.fi

+358 400 244 133

RESTAURANT

BAR &

PURE NATURE. PURE HOLIDAYS.

FOR ALL YOUR SENSES

ACCOMONDATION LOCATED IN THE HEART OF TAHKO

Tahko-Tours - CHOOSE THE BEST! A holiday for every taste! Besides accommodation, in the area you'll find the restaurant Lakeford, a skating rink, a beach sauna, and ski tracks and sledding routes in the immediate vicinity. Tahko-Tours is near, yet far enough away to leave your everyday life behind!

www.ukkotahko.fi puh. 017 483 230 Ukontie 7, Tahkovuori

www.tahkotours.fi info@tahkotours.fi Hirsivalkamantie 1

goldenresort.fi

Kultapallo 1, 73310 Tahkovuori Tel. 017 483 200

Kultapallo 1, 73310 Tahkovuori | Tel. 017 483 200 | myynti@tahkochalet.fi tahkochalet.fi

Only 2,5km to the ski slopes! Come enjoy the LuXury! www.digimag.fi

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CHEAPER PRICES WHEN IT’S HALPAA HUPIA TIME!

HALPAA HUPI5A0MIN. SKISCHOOL FOURIPMENT/DAY +SKIPASS AND EQ

75 85E

Real encounters with animals

Beach villas in prime location

E

Valid 7.1.-15.2.u sun-th

PHOTO Jukka Pelkonen

7-12 yrs

HALPAA HUPIA

SKIPASSES

-30

%

Enjoy the Great Outdoors on horse safaris

Valid -21.4. 7.1.-15.2.n-jath8. su u

Novelty: children's quad bike rides

YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITY CENTER AT TAHKO! FOR ADULTS, GROUPS: Work team/group activities, meetings Farm dining Horse safaris Family festivities and events Activity days

FOR FAMILIES, AND CHILDREN: Farm tour 10€/person Pony walks 10€/10min Children's Safaris Quad bike ride 10€/10 min

Follow Farmi at www.facebook.com/tahkofarmi and check the accommodations at www.facebook.com/puustilatahkomajoitus

TAHKONRINTEET Tel. +358 17 481 200 • tahkonrinteet@tahko.com www.tahkonrinteet.fi TAHKO SKISCHOOL Tel. +358 400 681 792 • skischool@tahko.com www.tahkonrinteidenhiihtokoulu.fi

Tel. +358 45 111 0060

BEACH VILLAS Tel. +358 45 111 0060 TAHKOVUORI - 045 111 0060 - www.puustila.com

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Tahko

REINDEER SAFARIS

LOOKING FOR HOLIDAY HOMES?

W NE

WE RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING CHOICES

!

Tahkolahdenkuja 2, A 1 and D 11 Kelomökintie 10 Kiljusenkaari 1, Ateljee 3 Ukontie 6 B Pointintie 2 A 6 + and lots of other choices!

Come and experience a unique, wintry

adventure with

reindeers in

Eastern Finland! *** Ski café at Tahko by the outdoor track A break and refreshment establishment by the Tahko-Nilsiä outdoor track. Pulteri the reindeer and friends pace around the yard.

We also speak English!

Private vacation homes from small to spacious, also for bigger groups. All in the centre area, car is not needed. Booking online, offers, showing of homes and other information look at www.marinetti.fi Private service also in the evenings and at weekends.

CAFÉ CAR SERVICE TEL. +358 44 364 0142

+358 400 890 750, maria@marinetti.fi

CAR RENTAL

www.marinetti.fi

TAMMER “SHINE LUX” QUICK CAR WASH

TEL. +358 17 261 6796

At Tahko already from year 1991.

The new scenic restaurant Panorama 180o at the top of Tahko has a glorious view of the Syväri lake and the Tahko town 200 metres below.

ALL

INCLUSIVE

REAL ESTATE SERVICES AND CLEANING SERVICES AT TAHKO AND IN NILSIÄ

REMODELED SCENIC RESTAURANT

• new expanded glass terrace with 180° scenic view • new parking and snowmobile parking • evening restaurant and party service • new customer restrooms

You can arrive at us on skis, sled, foot or car.

Tel. +358 17 481 300 +358 44 329 4669 www.tahkonporosafarit.com Tel. +358 46 575 7434

TIRES

+358 44 750 7187

Check winter's events at:

PANORAMABAR.FI www.digimag.fi

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Eventful summer 2018 TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTOS KUOPIO–TAHKO PHOTO BANK, DIGIMAG ARCHIVE

A SUMMER OF EVENTS 2018

KUOPIO DANCE FESTIVAL 13th–19th JUN The traditional dance festival is one of Scandinavia's oldest and most important dance events. The extensive array of performances includes dances from the top names in Finland and abroad, and the festival also offers free events to the public, like the popular happenings at the central market square. In connection with the festival, there is a summer seminar on health and well-being, as well as all levels of dance classes www.kuopiodancefestival.fi

KUOPIO WINE FESTIVAL 29th JUN–7th JUL The Kuopio Wine Festival is perfect for people who enjoy wine and music. The theme of festival changes every year. Each evening offers a wide variety of events and performances from top artists.

KUOPIO ROCK COCK 26th–27th JUL The Kuopio Rock Cock festival is during the last weekend of July at Väinölänniemi. Savo's biggest rock festival brings international star performers, national top artists and various summer activities suitable for a festival to Kuopio

COMEDY FESTIVAL 7th–9th JUN The most fun summer event is definitely Kuopio's Comedy Festival. Held during the second weekend in June, the festival will again bring together the nation's top comedians, comedy clubs and giggles for the whole family.

www.kuopiowinefestival.fi

www.kuopiorock.com

www.komediafestivaali.fi

TAHKO'S MIDSUMMER 21st–23rd JUN Savo's greatest midsummer festival is celebrated in Tahko. Organized for the fourth time, the festival has grown so rapidly that two years ago it was moved to the more spacious Tahko Event Park. Top artists come to perform on the stage in front of thousands of visitors. In addition to the other extensive accommodation options at Tahko, a nearby campground area was opened up to better serve festival visitors. www.tahkojuhannus.fi

TAHKO MTB 30th JUN Finland's biggest mountain bike event takes on the challenging routes of Tahko, which include ascents and descents, paths and gravel roads along its beautiful scenery. Route options are a 25km sprint or a 240km endruance test.

FINNTRIATHLON TAHKO 11th AUG Next summer, the Finnish triathlon title will be competed for in the great landscape and framework of Tahko. Other length options include children's triathlon, a Savo basic or half-lenght.

www.tahkomtb.fi

www.finntriathlon.fi/tahko

www.digimag.fi

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KALARYSSÄYS 7th–9th SEP The traditional annual Kalaryssäys, organized for the 26th time, brings Finnish fish and country treats to the Passenger harbor. The event gathers up fish mongers all around Finland and merchants selling country treats from the Kuopio area.


SUMMER 2018

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SIILINJÄRVI CONTINUES IT’S BRISK GROWTH

SIILINJÄRVI

Nowadays Siilinjärvi has already 21.700 inhabitants and it’s employment situation is the best in the region. Well arranged leisure time services Good leisure time services are an important factor for inhabitants and companies. In Siilinjärvi there are for example two spas, Ski Center, two golf courses, ice-hockey arena and over hundred different associations that provide activities for those who live in Siilinjärvi.

AUTHENTIC FINNISH EXPERIENCES IN IISALMI REGION

Well working basic services They have to be evident and obvious. For us they are! Real estate New areas under construction are in Panninniemi and in Toivala Pyöreälahti. On offer also waterside properties. Follow our advertisements!

IISALMI JA TIENOOT – IISALMI REGION

Contact info: Business advisor Heikki Simonen, tel +358 44 740 1130 and property secretary Tarja Kuvaja, tel. +358 17 401 407

IISALMIJATIENOOT

Learn more about the municipality, services and planned neighbourhoods: www.siilinjarvi.fi www.digimag.fi

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Get ready for ADVENTURES! Tahko Spa Hotel is a year-round holiday and business venue offering high-quality accommodation and a wide choice of sport and leisure services, swimming pool area, bowling alley, restaurant, meeting facilities, Multifunction Arena, chapel and gym. We also offer a variety of wellbeing at work out services. You can find Tahko Spa Hotel in a wonderful location in the very heart of Tahko.

Kuopio

Additional information and booking:

www.tahkospa.fi

The best service for all kinds of groups!

Tahko Spa Oy Keitaankatu 1, 73310 TAHKOVUORI Sales service +358 20 747 9910 (0,8 â‚Ź/min + local network charge / mobile phone charge)

sales@tahkospa.ďŹ www.tahkospa.fi

Kuopio-Tahko Travel Guide WINTER 2018  

A guide to spending the winter holidays in Finland Kuopio-Tahko area is the best friend of the traveler. All the current services of the are...

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A guide to spending the winter holidays in Finland Kuopio-Tahko area is the best friend of the traveler. All the current services of the are...

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