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KUOPIO-TAHKO

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Adventures & activities for kids ENCHANTING NATURE

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” Best tips for Kuopio's and Tahko's summer

Enjoy the waters Swept by shopping


Happy to be together. Summer at Matkus Shopping Center, is always full of happy encounters and things to do during the holidays.

80 shops and IKEA. 11 kilometers from Kuopio.

More time together* Mon-Fri 10–21

Sat 10–19*

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6/2017 Volume 5 JUNE 2017 Digimag is a special magazine rich in content. Each issue targets a specific theme. The magazine is available around the city in distribution stations situated at places with lively traffic. Over the internet, digimag.fi offers plenty additional material innovatively, functioning as your personal guide to the thrills of your city. PUBLISHER Digimag Oy and NMT Media Puijonkatu 9 B 15, 70100 Kuopio kuopio.toimitus@digimag.fi kuopio.ilmoitukset@digimag.fi www.digimag.fi firstname.lastname@digimag.fi EDITOR IN CHIEF/ CEO Sari Jalkanen +358 40 555 3460 PRODUCTION Eetu Ollikainen +358 40 130 4415 Mirka Happonen +358 40 130 4413 EDITORIAL STAFF Heta Jyrälä +358 40 130 4416 Mirka Happonen +358 40 130 4413 Ilpo Lommi, Sirpa Korhonen, Emma Heinonen, Marlene Sanoukian ADVERTISING SALES Project sales Jesse Valtasola +358 40 130 4412 Project sales Janne Kallio +358 40 130 4414 PRINTING Punamusta Oy ISSN-L 2243-2086 All rights reserved. Whole or partial reproduction without express permit forbidden. Responsibility in case of error does not extend beyond the price of advertisment. COVER Photograph: Kuopio-Tahko photo bank/Soile Nevalainen

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7 KUOPIO 7 Welcome to Kuopio 12 Art and museums 20 Summer at Kallavesi Enjoy the water element 23 Enjoy the nature 24 Picnic at Kuopio 28 Beaches nearby Picks from local beaches! 31 Children's day! 35 Shopping and culture Tips for a shopping day 42 Traditional Finnish food www.digimag.fi

44 Restaurants to every taste Kuopio's restaurant compilation 52 Sleep well at Kuopio Kuopio's hotel compilation 53 Kuopio events calendar TAHKO 60 Summer at Tahko 63 Tahko sights 66 Tahko by bicycle The terrain at Tahko is excellent grounds for cycling 67 Start the golf season 3

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68 Tahko for kids Fun for kids at Tahko! 72 Tahko restaurants Tahko's restaurant compilation 76 Tahko summer events

is a fun-loving ”Kuopio city where something essential has been realized about life.


Enjoy your freetime Run in the cool summer breeze, ride a bike in the nightless night, train with energy at top gyms, go out no matter the weather, hike in clean outdoors, play the best round of golf in your life or do other favorite sports of the summer with the right quality equipment.

International products for low prices.

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EDITORIAL

Summer travel in numbers

219,660 tourists in Kuopio-Tahko area in 2016

6th liveliest city for tourism

4300 beds in 24 registered accommodation providers altogether

height of Puijo tower, the most popular sight in Kuopio

2800 m length of the runway at Kuopio Airport

128 years ago the Kuopio Railway Station was opened

KUOPIO IS an unrivalled summer city. As

TOURIST DESTINATIONS provide experien-

Finland's largest cottage region, we have the full potential to attract domestic travellers and international guests to our saunas and summer cottages. As a business sector, tourism is projected to grow steadily as people move more globally because of the global level of living. Also Tahko is already expecting Chinese tourists to find direct flights to our area.

ces including exploring nature, fauna, rural or urban landscapes, local culture, people and traditions. The Kuopio region is an exceptional area that combines the trills offered by nature with the leisure centres and vibrant city entertainment. In addition, the strengths of the tourist centre have traditionally been maintained by joyful people and magnificent wildlife. This unique combination promises to offer great experiences.

OUR LOCATION is excellent. From southern

Finland Kuopio is halfway to Lapland. Our city does not sleep in the summer since there are so many interesting events and cultural happenings around the neighbourhood. Year by year, our popular events are growing and attracting new visitors, and most of them want to return the following year again. It's easy and quick to come here so you can spend more time enjoying your vacation. By staying here you do not need to travel for so many hours, letting you use your time to enjoy instead. Nearby traveling around is a great thing.

HERE WE have collected the best summer time tips to make the summer season enjoyable. With inspirational ideas and tips, we hope that our great tourism industry will open up in a new way. More information and new up-to-date stories can be found at www.digimag.fi

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WE WISH you relaxing summer days and

good reading times ahead!

SARI JALKANEN, EDITOR IN CHIEF

What's hot

THIS SUMMER

During the summer the city ” organizes nature tours in va-

Kuopio's summer inclu” des both cultural and cu-

rious locations, from boating trips to hiking and outdoor work. It's interesting to get to know the sights with expert guidance.

linary pleasures. At Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi and SATOA goes WILD food festival you can start your own summer as well.

SIRPA KORHONEN, EDITOR

MARLENE SANOUKIAN, EDITOR

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A proper summer absolute” ly has besides ice cream and sunshine also picnics, little photographing trips and various market events both in Kuopio center and the passenger harbor.

EETU OLLIKAINEN, GRAPHIC DESIGNER


Welcome to our department store! GREAT SELECTION & FRIENDLY SERVICE • Moomin shop • Fashion • Footwear • Cosmetics • Lighting • Household goods • Gifts • Sporting goods • Toys • Home decor • Electronics

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THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Kuopio

Capital of Lakeland PHOTOS KUOPIO CITY PHOTO BANK, SOILE MEVALAINEN

KUOPIO, KNOWN for Lake Kallavesi, is a

vibrant and growing city of 118,000 inhabitants. We are known as the forerunner of wellbeing and health expertise. It is said that luck lives in Kuopio. Life here is relaxed, intelligently witty and sophisticated. YOU DO not have to go outside Kuopio to enjoy culinary delights. The world's flavours can be tasted during the numerous food festivals which take place here. Kuopio’s market place comes alive in the summer with the Street Food and street entertainment event at the end of May. Lovers of local food can find the famous “kalakukko” (a pastry stuffed with fish) made with vendace from Kallavesi. City restaurants offer both local food and more exotic delicacies.

Then get ready to counteract those delicacies! Climb to Puijo and check out the landscapes which inspired Minna Canth and von Wright, unique parks in the heart of the city. Or jump on an inland waterway cruise ship and enjoy Alahovi's vineyard. EXPERIENCE THE cultural heritage of the

intersection of the eastern and western churches. Also at a European level, the unique orthodox church museum, Riisa, is an exceptional attraction and a preservation of the orthodox cultural heritage. There are also the Lintula and Valamao monasteries close to Kuopio, both of which you can reach by water if you want. Kuopio is a city of dance and music. The “Kuopio tanssi ja soi” event (Kuopio dan-

cing and singing) will take place this summer for the 48th time. The city will be filled with dance professionals, entertainers and enthusiasts. The atmosphere is as unique at the market places as at the performances. At the same time, you can also enjoy what is offered at the “Satoa goes Wild” food event. KUOPIO IS a fun-loving city where something essential has been realized about life. This is evident in the sounds of music, the movement of dance, the humming of the silence in the Puijo forests, the splashes of Kallavesi's waves and reflected as a sparkle in people's eyes. WITH LOVE, KIRSI SOININEN MARKETING DIRECTOR, CITY OF KUOPIO

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On a trip

at the hub of the world PHOTOS KUOPIO-TAHKO PHOTO BANK, DIGIMAG ARCHIVE

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.

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

SUMMER TIPS 1. A summer day's cruise Spend a day cruising at Lake Kallavesi.

2. Kuopio Rockcock Go to Väinölänniemi on 28th–29th Jul for some rock'n'roll.

3. At the fount of Kuopio design

Kuopio is home to many impressive designers.

Saaristokatu was completed in 2008, shortening the distance from Saaristokaupunki to the city center from 15 kilometers to 5.5 kilometers.

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

There are over hundred restaurants, over dozen shopping centers and tens of shops in Kuopio.

Kuopio covers a surface area of 4320 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 6340 km.

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.

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

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 10700 second homes and cabins altogether.


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KUOPIO

Rent a car:

Rovaniemi

Find out more:

Oulu

Kuopio Tampere Turku

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

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

There is around 30,000 apartment blocks, around 12,000 detached houses, around 6200 terraced houses and 1500 other dwelling houses in Kuopio.

Helsinki

Distances and journey times: The water system, rich vegetation and varied landscape typical to Kuopio, all give a unique beauty to the local nature. Beautiful nature and an enjoyable environment with plenty of services makes Kuopio an appealing place to live – with a high quality city life.

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.

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

Departing from Kuopio each weekday:

To Kuopio Distance By car from:

By train

Flight time

Trains

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Flights

Helsinki Tampere Turku Vaasa Oulu

4 h 10 min 3 h 30 min 6 h 00 min 6 h 30 min 4 h 00 min

50 min

Helsinki–Kuopio: 10 Tampere–Kuopio: 6 Turku–Kuopio: 7 Vaasa–Kuopio: 6 Oulu: 6

Helsinki: 19 Tampere: 4 Turku: 4 Vaasa: 2 Oulu: 3

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382 km 293 km 449 km 380 km 284 km

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4 h 45 min 3 h 45 min 5 h 30 min 4 h 45 min 3 h 45 min

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CHOOSE THE BEST!

The best time together for your family or your company all year round!

Call taxi

+358 200 30300

Luxury villas on the shore of Lake Syväri. In addition to accommodation, the holiday village area has the restaurant Lakeford, tennis and football field, beach sauna and a lovely sandy beach. Tahko-Tours is close, but far away for you to leave the everyday behind! Tahko-Tours resides between the + 358 400 244 133 old and new golf course. Affordable info@tahkotours.fi Green Fees and golf packages. www.tahkotours.fi

1,25 € / call + 25 cent / 10 sec + local charges Kuopio, Siilinjärvi and Leppävirta www.savontaksidata.fi

OLD KUOPIO MUSEUM Vapaus, rakkaus, tasa-arvo Freedom, Love, Equality

The summer of Kuopio's museums

KUOPIO MUSEUM Kalevala Jewelry 80th Anniversary Exhibition 13th May - 26th Aug 2017

Museumcard

7th Apr – 21st Oct 2017 Kirkkokatu 22 Summer season 15th May - 31st Aug Tue – Sat 10–17 6/4 €

KUOPIO ART MUSEUM Oi maamme! Our Land! 9th Jun - 16th Sep 2017 Kauppakatu 35 Tue – Sat 10–17 6/4 €

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The Unknown Treasury of our Forests Omituisten otusten kerho the Club of Strange Critters 4th May 2017 - 6th Jan 2018 Kauppakatu 23 Tue – Sat 10–17 8/5 €

All venues on a joint ticket 14 €. Free entry for under 18yo. Photograph: Victor Barsokevitsch Kuopio Cultural History Museum


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Useful information

FOR VISITORS PHOTOS 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

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

Ite Lasaretti Koljonniemenkatu 2, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 17 263 1200 Mon–Thu 7–18, Fri 7–16 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 23rd – 25th Jun closed Kuopion Ensimmäinen apteekki Vuorikatu 22, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 44 744 2501, Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 9–17, Sun 12–16 23rd Jun 8–12, 24th Jun closed Kuopion toriapteekki Haapaniemenkatu 24–26, 70110 Kuopio tel. +358 17 287 6601 Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 9–18 23rd Jun 8–13, 24th Jun closed

Kuopion Uusi Apteekki Kolmisoppi, Kolmisopentie 3, 70780 Kuopio tel. +358 17 264 8100 Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 9–18, Sun 12–18 23rd Jun 8–12, 24th Jun closed Haapaniemen apteekki Tasavallankatu 26, 70620 Kuopio tel. +358 17 262 4214 Mon–Fri 9–19, Sat 9–17 23rd Jun 9–14, 24th – 25th Jun closed Neulamäen sivuapteekki Neulamäentie 8, 70150 Kuopio tel. +358 17 369 6910 Mon–Fri 9.30–17, 23rd Jun closed Niiralan apteekki Prisma, Savilahdentie 10, 70700 Kuopio tel. +358 17 369 6900, Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 8–18, Sun 12–18, 24th Jun 12–18 Päivärannan apteekki Päivärannantie 18, 70420 Kuopio tel. +358 44 74 74 774 Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 9–18, 23rd Jun 8–12 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, 23rd Jun 9–12, 24th Jun closed www.digimag.fi

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Satama apteekki Maaherrankatu 23, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 17 261 2035, Mon–Fri 8–18, Sat 9–14 Exceptions: 1st Jun – 31st Aug Mon–Fri 8–17, 23rd Jun 8–12 PUBLIC TRANSPORT Kuopion Liikenne Oy (local bus service) tel. +358 17 581 8100 Timetables: joukkoliikenne.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 Päivärannantie 18, 70420 Kuopio, Citymarket Päiväranta Alkos in Kuopio are open weekdays 9–20 and Saturdays 9–18. Exception for the Midsummer festival: Midsummer’s eve, Friday 23rd Jun 9–13, Midsummer Day, Saturday 24th Jun closed.

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

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 Exception: Thu 22th Jun 9-14 tel. +358 800 182 050, +358 17 182 584 palveluneuvonta@kuopio.fi tourism@kuopio.fi

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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 8–16


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1. 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. Kauppakatu 23 tel. + 358 17 182 603 kuopionmuseo.fi/english

2. Old Kuopio Museum 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.

Museums and art 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.

Kirkkokatu 22 tel. +358 17 182 625 korttelimuseo.kuopio.fi/in-english

3. 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. Kauppakatu 35 tel. + 358 17 182 633 taidemuseo.kuopio.fi/english

4. Kuopio Automobile Museum 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. Puistokatu 22 tel. +358 17 282 0550 kuopionautomuseo.fi/english

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5. 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. Snellmaninkatu 19 tel. +358 17 182 625 snellmanmuseo.kuopio.fi/in-english

6. 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. Minna Canthin katu 15 tel. +358 44 058 8434 galleria12.fi

7. 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. Kuninkaankatu 14 tel. +358 44 744 6424 vb.kuopio.fi

8. Minna Canth Park The Minna Canth park is situated at the northeast of Kuopio's central grid plan. The park's planning is from the year 1937 and is the work of garden architect Bengt Schalin. The stone carving of Minna Canth designed by Eemil Halonen was unveiled the same year. Minna Canth was a local writer, journalist, business woman and a prominent figure in society. Asemakatu 10


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9. The Riisa Orthodox Church Museum Riisa is one of the most remarkable Orthodox church museums in Europe and one of Kuopio’s most significant attractions. Still at the core of the collection is the Valamo abbey’s ancient monument collection established in 1911, which is supplemented by artifacts from abbeys and congregations that were evacuated during the war, private donations and the museum’s own acquisitions. The museum moved to it’s current location in 1969 and a renovation that began in July 2013 lasted one year. It's collection includes over 800 icons and around 4,000 textiles, 100,000 photographs and sacral artifacts. 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. Karjalankatu 1 tel. +358 206 100 266 riisa.fi/en

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10. Snellman Park The Snellman park is the city's oldest park. The park got it's name when a bust of J.V. Snellman by Johannes Takanen was unveiled on Julu 3th 1886. The park has been chosen as the Kuopio's most beautiful park because of its garden arrangement. Every summer around 10,000 summer flowers are planted there to the delight of those visiting the park.

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

1. 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. If you don't have time to sit and enjoy your coffee, then you can take it away along with something sweet from the specialized shop. The glass pavilion located at the side of the hall, 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.

2. Puijo Tower

3. The Saint Nicholas Cathedral

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 the Kuopio 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.

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. Sepänkatu 7, tel. +358 206 100 300 www.ort.fi/kuopio

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

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4. 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

Mystery rooms in Kuopio:

Arwoitus Kuopio Asemakatu 1 Tel. +358 44 773 2738 www.arwoitus.fi

Kylpylähotelli Kunnonpaikka Jokiharjuntie 3, 70910 Vuorela Tel. +358 44 7476 560 www.kunnonpaikka.com/ kekkosenkatyrit

Mysteeri Kuopio Tulliportinkatu 34 A Tel. +358 44 2909 852 www.mysteeri.com/kuopio


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5. Koivumäki Manor The manor’s history begins in 1792 when the Koivumäki Manor, in connection with land parcelling, was formed from the excess land of two army official residences. King Gustav IV Adolf gave the estate to tax assessor Salonius in 1802. After the death of Salonius, his successors were unable to maintain the estate leading to a forced auction in 1869. The Björkbacka estate was purchased by Gustaf Emanuel Ranin in the same year. Ranin’s trading house is the oldest running business in Kuopio and is still owned by Ranin’s descendants. The current art nouveau style main building was built in 1907 and was designed by Helsinki architect Waldemar Aspelin. The rooms of the manor contain 18 tile stoves and many old artifacts and family portraits hang on the walls. Today the café and restaurant services are taken care of by Koivumäen Kartano Ltd. Koivumäenkuja 18, tel. +358 17 3614 291, www.koivumaenkartano.com

6. Saaristokatu

7. Alahovi Berry Wine Farm

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.

The first of its kind, the Alahovi Berry Wine Farm was opened in 1995 on Vaajasalo island. It is still possible to see how the wine is produced, enjoy the delicacies on offer at the restaurant, and taste the farm’s produce. You can even buy a bottle of wine as a souvenir. In addition to the restaurant, the farm’s wine cottage serves as a party, training and meeting venue. In winter time, Berry Farm services to order. Vaajasalo is a 9.5 square kilometer island inhabited by 100 people on Lake Kallavesi, on the east coast of Kuopio. There is a ship pier on Alahovi’s shore which serves regular boat visits. The pier also has places for small boats. It is possible to get to Vaajasalo island by car from Kuopio’s east side (Vt17), and then the ferry from the Verhmersalmi road at Kortesalmi. In the winter, the island is linked to the City centre by an ice road.

In 2010 the Finnish Housing Fair was held in Saaristokaupunki, in the neighborhood of Lehtoniemi.

Alahovintie 236, tel. +358 17 362 1129, www.alahovi.com

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8. Moomin Pancake Café The Moomin Pancake Café is one of the first in Europe. The café that operates in connection with the Carlson department store is Moomin themed both in decoration and tableware. In addition Moomins, the café specializes in pan fried pancakes with savory or and sweet fillings. While visiting the café it’s possible to do some Moomin shopping. The Moomin Pancake Café is open according to Carlson department store’s opening hours, weekdays at 9–20 and saturdays at 9–17. Kauppakatu 36, tel. +358 40 680 8766, www.pannari.fi


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2. Haavoittunut sotilas statue location: Sankaripuisto In 1960 this memorial was dedicated to the soldiers fallen in Karelia. The creator is Essi Renval. Other similar memorials can be found in different parts of Finland.

8. Raivaajat statue

5. Maria Jotuni memorial location: Teatteriaukio square Maria Jotuni (1880– 1943) was a feminist author and a playwright from Kuopio. Jotuni has been called the first humorous female writer in Finland. The memorial was created in 1983 by Raimo Utriainen.

location: City hall park Raivaajat statues can be seen in several Finnish cities as a tribute to the pioneers who cleared the land. The statue in Kuopio is also known as Pellervo. It was created by Kalervo Kallio in 1962.

9. Oksapoika statue 3. Kevät sculpture location: Valkeisenpuisto Park

Initially this sculpture by Heikki Nieminen was situated on the grounds of a near by hospital, but was later relocated to its current location on the shore of Valkeisenlampi pond. The sculpture was created in 1954.

1. Veljmies statue location: Kauppatori market square Local entrepreneurs donated the Veljmies statue to 175-yearold Kuopio. The statue was created by Heikki Konttinen in 1959. It was inspired by a verse in the song Kallavesj.

4. Aleksandr Pushkin statue location: Valkeisenpuisto Park Aleksandr Pushkin (1799–1837) was a Russian poet. The statue was unveiled in 1986 at the 20th anniversary celebration of the friendship of the cities Pihkova and Kuopio. The statue was sculpted by the Russian sculptor Oleg Komov.

6. Muuntamo no. 149 location: City hall park Muuntamo No. 149, also known as Valopiä, is a light sculpture by Tülay Schakirin. On its 100th anniversary the local energy company Kuopion Energia donated this steel ball to the people of Kuopio. The sculpture got its name from a transformer (muuntamo in Finnish) that used to be located on the very same spot.

location: City hall park The Korkoa korolle sculpture represents a shoemaker at his work. It was made by Väinö Lätti and unveiled in 1990 in the remembrance of the 100-year-old retail chain Kansalliskauppa.

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Oksapoika is not alone THE OKSAPOIKA STATUE stands on

guard beside the town square at the junction of Haapaniemenkatu street and Kauppakatu street. His gaze is mysteriously directed to the heavens. The boy isn't staring into emptiness though, the focus of his gaze are Kuutar, the Maiden of the Moon, and Päivätär, the Maiden of the Day. Although Oksapoika is company to the Siskotyttö and Veljmies statues near by, there are six other smaller pieces in the entourage.

Juhani Aho´s Virsut (under Reikäleipä (On the street the bench on the Lyseo cor- lamp beside the Veljmies statue) ner of the market square)

10. Hyvän tuulen voima

7. Korkoa korolle sculpture

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location: Kauppakatu, between H-talo shopping centre and Carlson department store Oksapoika, sculpted in 2013, was inspired by the Savonian mentality. This playful sculpture by Pekka Kauhanen is related to the Veljmies and Siskontyttö statues.

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location: Sankaripuisto Park Simo Puupponen (1915–1967), or Aapeli, was a wellknown writer and novelist from Kuopio. The Hyvän tuulen voima statue was erected in 1989 to honour Puupponen. The statue carved by Kari Juva reflects Aapeli’s life work and his role as an observer.

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Siskon lisko (At the Lyseo corner above the Virsut)

Kuutar and Päivätär (High up on the street lamp in front of Oksapoika)

Nalliainen (Behind Oksapoika Pullopostia (In the stone on the railing of the bench) pool, near Siskotyttö)


THINGS TO SEE AND DO

ART ON THE ARCHIPELAGO STREET

KUOPIO

PHOTO VISIT LAKELAND TEXT MARLENE SANOUKIAN

PHOTOS DIGIMAG/MIRKA HAPPONEN TEXT DIGIMAG

In addition to beautiful scenery the Saaristokatu (The Archipelago Street) offers artistic eye candy. SaaristoGalleria, a compilation of five art pieces has been influenced by the surroundings and its history. The artwork lives

and changes according to the seasons and the different times of day. The art pieces are always on display and easily accessible on foot or by bike, public transport or watercourse.

ICE FISHING AT THE MARKET PLACE AT THE MARKET place in Kuopio you can

try your luck in Toripilkki from a Savo-style boat through a hole at the bottom of the boat leading to the fish pond. The ice fishing season begins right after Midsummer and lasts until the end of the first week of August. THE OPENING HOURS are Monday to Saturday from 11 to 16, and you can fish for 10 minutes for five euros. If you catch a fish, the price of the fish is 15 euros, and you can take the fish whole or prepared in Mualiman Napa. The price for smoking or raw-spicing is 3 euros.

1. Rantakala Location: Kaivannonlahti roundabout When the creator’s intuition meets the viewer’s movement, an interactive illusion and a post culinaristic art experience is born. The fishbone shape creates a kinetic swimming motion. The shape and material of Rantakala symbolize the Kallavesi vendace, smoked or fried.

2. Jussi Jänes Location: Keilankanta roundabout Jussi Jänes is welcoming and embracing worlds. Jussi is symmetrical, standing on four feet. Jussi is a delightful navigator.

TIME CAPSULE THERE WILL BE a time capsule placed in

5. Viesti sinulle

3. Saaristo 4. Meri lahjoitti sen meille Location: Keilankanava pier Meri lahjoitti sen meille has total control over the surrounding space. It combines different aquatic organisms. Three-dimensional shapes spread out on the wall and on the promenade in front of it. The artwork is interactive; you can sit on the metal parts made from recycled materials. Meri lahjoitti sen meille is softening and invigorating and in the dark it is lit up in the midst of the surrounding constructed environment.

Location: Kalliopuisto Park at Keilankanava Viesti sinulle is a flower-salute and a gesture of goodwill towards everyone. It aspires to yield a sense of euphoria and to further the interaction between people. When lit, it also acts as a lighthouse of sorts.

Location: Keilankanta market square Saaristo is a piece that repeats the Lehtoniemi suburb on a smaller scale. It creates a pathway for people’s motion – a shortcut, and also place for rest. People make up a part of this artwork as they move near the art piece and inside it, pausing. The art piece recalls the islands’ movement from southeast towards northwest moulded during the ice age.

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Apaja’s main square that is to be locked for one hundred years. The shape of the capsule will be selected by the end of May and its contents will be composed of images, texts and objects typical of 2017. The project is implemented by Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Kuopio Rouvasväenyhdistys (Kuopio Women’s Association), Kuopio City Center Development Association, Kuopio Cultural History Museum and Kuopion Pysäköinti Oy. For more information: www.suomi100100.fi


Summer experiences in Rauhalahti Resort

The Spa Hotel Rauhalahti, 5 km from Kuopion City Centre, offers great entertainment and the ingredients of a fully-fledged spa break under one roof. Spend your holiday enjoying indoor and outdoor recreation, delicious cuisine and delightful dance nights. Pampering spa treatments and relaxing baths are truly invigorating, and our wide range of holiday activities guarantees a pleasant stay for guests of all ages. In Rauhalahti you find also the famous and awarded smoke sauna.

Finnish traditional smoke sauna evenings The traditional lumberjack-style restaurant ”Jätkänkämppä” and its smoke sauna are open in summer (except 13.6. & 22.6.) to all visitors on Tuesdays and on Thursdays at 16-23. You can bathe in the smoke sauna, swim and have a traditional dinner. Live accordion music and fantastic lumberjack shows. The smoke sauna is awarded as one of the 10 best saunas in Finland.

Dining and dancing

Summer offer from 60 € / person in double room Family from 115 € / night

Hotel’s restaurants provide an attractive setting for dining. Enjoy delicious buffet, á la carte and bistro menus. Also pizza and hamburgers available. Restaurants are open every day.

All prices include a tasty buffet breakfast, free use of the spa, gym and organised holiday activities.

Live dance music on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Karaoke Night Club open from Monday until Saturday. Come along!

Spa is open Mon-Thu at 7.30-21.30, Fri-Sat at 8-22, Sun at 8-20. The treatment facilities are open MonFri, 9-20 and Sat 9-16, all baths are available daily.

Katiskaniementie 8, 70700 KUOPIO Tel. +358 30 608 30 myynti@rauhalahti.fi, rauhalahti.fi Call rates: From landline 8.35 cents per call + 3.2 cents per min. From mobile 19.2 cents per min. Incl. vat 24 %.


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North Savo’s history strongly involves traditions like agriculture, field burning and fishing. One is still able to sense these idyllic surroundings in Kuopio.

PIKKU PIETARI'S MARKET LANE

KUOPIO MUSEUM AND SMOKE HUT

KONTTILA SAVO TENANT FARM

RAUHALAHTI JÄTKÄNKÄMPPÄ

SMOKE-SAUNA AT KUNNONPAIKKA

The outbuildings that make up Pikku-Pietari belong to a group of wooden houses that were built in 1903. Found in the red log building is a long row of small shops. Unique gifts and items are on offer from among their wide range of items.

There is a smoke hut in the 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.

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.

Rauhalahti Spa Hotel’s Jätkänkämppä cabin 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.

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.

Hatsalankatu 24 Mon–Fri 10–17 Sat 10–15

www.pikkupietarintorikuja.fi

Kauppakatu 23 Tue–Sat 10–17 Tel. +358 17 182 603 www.kuopionmuseo.fi/en

Antikkalantie 117 Mon–Sun 11–18 Tel. +358 50 595 4434 www.konttila.fi

Katiskaniementie 8, Traditional and smoke-sauna evenings Tuesdays and Thursdays at 16–22 Tel. +358 30 608 3100 www.rauhalahti.fi/en

Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela Smoke-sauna is warmed up every Monday at 18.30–21 Tel. +358 17 476 560 www.kunnonpaikka.com/en

LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUMS Eemilä Rustic Museum

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum

Open 18th Jun – 17th Aug Mon-Fri 11–16 and by arrangement Humalajoki 28, Tel. +358 44 362 2140 www.eemilankotimuseo.fi

Open 9th Jun - 20th Aug Fri–Sun 12-17 Riuttalantie 719, Karttula, Tel. +358 50 595 4183. www.riuttala.fi

Riistavesi Home Museum

Vehmersalmi Countryside Museum

Open on Jul Fri-Sun 10–15 Lokkitie 11, Riistavesi, Tel. +358 44 362 2140 www.pohjois-savonmuisti.fi/riistavesi1

Open 14th Jun – 10th Aug Sat-Sun 11–14 and by arrangement Pappilantie 10, Vehmersalmi, Tel. +358 40 861 5431 www.pohjois-savonmuisti.fi/vehmersalmi

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CRUISE ROUTES AND TIMETABLES Kuopio Roll Cruises:

Summer at Lake

Kallavesi TEKSTI DIGIMAG KUVA VISIT LAKELAND

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choose from.

EVERYDAY UP to 20 cruises depart from the Kuopio

harbor. The Saaristokaupunki route gives a glimpse of Kuopio’s old and new architecture. On the Vaajasalo route you have chance to visit the Alahovi berry wine farm. Children love the Pikku Kippari Diploma that is available on board M/S Ukko.

Hietasalo Island, famous for its sandy beaches, is a popular summer destination. You can also take a cruise to the Rauhalahti camping area. DESTINATIONS INCLUDE shorter cruises closer to

Kuopio as well as longer cruises to Lake Saimaa. Two day cruise to the town of Savonlinna through the Heinävesi canal is a good option for those who enjoy longer journeys on the lake. The canal locks along the route date back to the turn of the century and give a chance to experience the interesting history of the Finnish lake travel. The cruise to Lappeenranta travels through Savonlinna. www.digimag.fi

M/S Salmetar 27.6.–5.8 2017 (Monday-Saturday) 09.45–11.00 Rauhalahti 14.00–15.45 Rauhalahti, Hietasalo 16.00–17.45 Rauhalahti, Hietasalo 18.00–19.15 Rauhalahti

M/S Queen R, 1.6.–30.6.2016 and 1.8.-27.8.2016 (Tuesday-Saturday) 11.30 – 13.00 / City & Islands 13.30 – 15.00 / City & Islands 15.30 – 17.00 / City & Islands 17.30 – 19.00* / City & Islands

Lake Saimaa cruises:

1.7.-31.7.2016 (Tuesday–Saturday) 11.00 – 12.15 / Alahovi Tour 12.30 – 14.30 / City & Islands 15.30 – 17.00 / City & Islands 17.30 – 19.00* / City & Islands *If the cruise makes a stop at the wine farm, it arrives to the harbour at 19.30. Kuopion Roll Risteilyt Tel. +358 17 266 2466 www.roll.fi

Koskilaivat:

In Finland lake cruises are an excellent way to admire the views of Kuopio and the beautiful lake scenery of North Savo. uopio’s passenger harbour is busy in the summer. Eight cruise vessels offer relaxing cruises for locals and visitors alike with various routes and themes and plenty of departures to

M/S Ukko, 1.6.-27.8.2016 (Tuesday-Saturday) 12.00 – 14.00 / Vaajasalo tour 14.30 – 16.00 / Mid Kallavesi tour 16.30 – 18.00 / Mid Kallavesi tour 19.00 – 21.00 / Vaajasalo tour In July also Sunday cruises at 12.00 and 14.30.

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M/S Koski 16.5.-26.8.2016 (Monday-Sunday) 11.00 – 12.30 / Canal cruise in Saaristokaupunki 13.00 – 14.30 / Canal cruise in Saaristokaupunki 15.00 – 16.30 / Canal cruise in Saaristokaupunki 17.00 – 18.30 / Canal cruise in Saaristokaupunki 19.00 – 21.00 / Evening cruise 21.6.-6.8. The 11.00 cruise will stop at the Hietasalo Pier if needed (except on Sundays) M/S Osmo 6.6.–26.6.2016 (Tuesday-Saturday), 27.6.–12.8.2016 (MondaySunday) 12.00 –13.30 / Lunch cruise to Saaristokaupunki 14.00 – 15.30 / Canal cruise in Saaristokaupunki 16.00 – 17.30 / Canal cruise in Saaristokaupunki 18.00 – 20.00 / Canal cruise in Saaristokaupunki

Koski-Laiva Oy, Tel. +358 400 207 24, www.koskilaiva.com

M/S Puijo,3.7.–5.8.2017 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) departure 09.00 Kuopio-Kuopio– Heinävesi–Savonlinna Sat 17.6. Kuopio–Leppävirta– Varkaus–Savonlinna Tue 20.6. Kuopio–Heinävesi– Savonlinna Tue 27.6. Kuopio–Leppävirta– Varkaus–Savonlinna Thu 29.6. Kuopio–Heinävesi– Savonlinna Sat 1.7. Kuopio–Heinävesi Saimaan Laivamatkat Oy info@mspuijo.fi 015 250 250 www.mspuijo.fi Saimaan Laivamatkat Oy info@mspuijo.fi, Tel. +358 15 250250, www.mspuijo.fi

Ahtijahti: M/S Ahti 219 Charter cruises on Lake Kallavesi, including The Alahovi berry wine farm, Koivumäki Manor, JPKalamatkat fishing experience, Hukkasaari, Hietasalo etc. Ahtijahti sales@ahtijahti.fi, Tel. +358 40 823 2328, www.ahtijahti.fi

Kuopion Saunalautta: M/S Väinö The Sauna ferry is available on order for a sauna and dinner cruise on Lake Kallavesi. Kuopion Saunalautta Real Albert Promotion allu@realabertpromotion.fi The cruises operates from Kuopio passenger harbor. We don’t accept responsibility for mistaken information.


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See and experience

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Long traditions and a lively and diverse city culture combine in a unique way at Kuopio’s passenger harbour. An open area located only a stone’s throw from the central market square, the harbor offers a summer feeling to tourists and city residents. 1. ENJOYING THE MOMENTS The harbour invites you spend your time and experience the culture in our own way. Offering unique elements of surprise, you can pick and choose what to do without any stress. The area has parks, benches and beaches. 2. SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES Many walking trails along the shoreline originate from the harbour. For the more adventurous types, there are activities from SUP boarding to kayaking. It’s also possible to go jet skiing, either independently or with a guided tour. 3. CAFES AND RESTAURANTS The harbour has multiple cafes, restaurants and terraces which offer everything from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to delicious moments. Your hunger will be satisfied at the restaurants, and terraces allow you to enjoy the sun and get a cooling lake breeze. 4. EVENING EVENTS AND GIGS During the summer, Kuopio’s nightlife and evening events are focused on the harbour. Nearly every evening offers some entertainment and live shows to suit all tastes. 5. EVENTS Both planned and spontaneous, and small and large events, are common at the harbour. They range from concerts to festivals to sporting events. 6. GALLERIES AND CULTURE The harbor area also offers theater, exhibitions and workshops if you’re interested in culture. Something is happening every day.

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WATER ELEMENT The Kuopio region is full of lakes and is a summer water activity mecca. In addition to inland waterways and private quays, the water can be accessed in other ways. CANOEING AND ROWING

SUP (STAND UP PADDLE) BOARDING

WATER CAN BE accessed by canoe and kayak, or swiftly by jet ski as long as you have enough experience and knowledge of waterborne traffic. Canoeing is organized with courses and guidance. The groups are able to row on church boats, leaving from the shore of Kunnonpaikka on Vuorela beach in Siilinjärvi. Even a single person can go along if there is enough crew to row the boat.

LAST SUMMER'S NOVELTY was the SUP board,

DIVING DIVING IS ALSO possible in Savo's waters. Mo-

re and more enthusiasts are participating in diving courses and diving trips are organised in the nearby areas. For example, at Karttulantie there are very clear ponds where divers can see fish and crabs. In Tuusniemi, Paakkila's former open mine has clear water and has visibility up to 20 meters. Within a depth of a few meters, you can dive without diving equipment and suits with a mask, snorkel and flippers.

which reminds us of the favourite pastime, a surf board without a sail. It's canoeing while standing. SUP boarding is a for of nice lightweight paddling that suits everyone regardless of age, experience or weight. You can go for a trip to admire landscapes from the water or doing yoga on the water.

COURSES AND EQUIPMENT JET SKIS, CANOES, kayaks and SUP boards can be rented from Kuopion Seikkailukeskus (Kuopio Adventure Centre) and SeikkailuKuopio (Adventure Kuopio), which operates in Rauhalahti and Tahko. You can go boating with equipment available for rent at JP-Kalamatkat in southern Kuopio in Puutossalmi. Seikkailukeskus Viitakko (Adventure Centre) in Tuusniemi offers guided and self-guided canoe trips. SeikkailuKuopio also offers excursion services with a guide for canoeing and jet skiing. Kuopion Seikkailukeksus additionally organises diving. Equipment rental times vary from a few hours to a few days or longer.

More information: SeikkailuKuopio, tel. +358 400 202 303, www.seikkailukuopio.fi Kuopion Seikkailukeskus, tel. +358 17 580 8965, www.seikkailukeskus.com

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BEAUTIFUL WATERS

AND EXPERIENCE

A MAGNIFICENT CRUISE. UP TO 8 DEPARTURES A DAY.

Check the departures on the internet or on page 20.

MORE INFORMATION AND RESERVATIONS Tel. +358 17 266 2466 info@roll.fi


Blue Lake Saimaa

JOY OF FISHING

&Heinävesi Route

One of the most beautiful parts in Finland 14 th Jun – 12 th Aug 2017

KUOPIO–SAVONLINNA | SP 95 €

1 day SP 95 € 2 day SP 180 €. Ask for accommodation at the hotel! Departures 9 AM at Savonlinna Mon, Wed, Fri & Kuopio Tue, Thu, Sat

20 th JUNE KUOPIO–LAPPEENRANTA | SP 180 € Duration 2 days, overnight stay at Savonlinna, accommodation on board or at a hotel.

CANAL CRUISES | 60 € Kerma Canal & bus. LUNCH/DINNER CRUISES | 75 € Canal Cruise with lunch or dinner. EXCURSION TO VALAMO | 80 €

Departures by boat Tue, Thu, Sat 9 AM Departures by bus Mon, Wed, Fri 12 noon.

NEW! LEPPÄVIRTA & VARKAUS ROUTE

Sat 17th Jun | Mon 19th Jun | Tue 27th Jun | Fri 30th Jun | Thu 10th Aug | Sat 12th Aug At the same time Laivanpassuu -event at Taipale canal, Varkaus

ASK FOR A GROUP DISCOUNT. WELCOME!

SAIMAAN LAIVAMATKAT OY | M/S PUIJO

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The Kuopio area with its numerous waterways is a fisherman’s dream destination. In addition to a fishing trip done independently, there is the option of a guided tour.

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reate an unforgettable fishing experience by taking to the water with good company or alone with your own thoughts and focusing on the natural beauty. You don’t need to leave the nearby waters in order to have great fishing. If you want go a little further it’s worth asking for tips from professionals or taking a fishing guide along. FACTS: General Fishing Rights are part of Everyman’s Rights in Finland, which may be subject to or free of charge. For example, angling and ice fishing are free of charge. By paying a fee for a license, you are enabled to fish within Finland’s economical area waters and public sea waters. www.digimag.fi

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FISHING TRIP ORGANIZERS: JP-kalamatkat (JP fishing trips), Aittolammintie 71, 71330 Räsälä, +358 400 377 560, www.kalamatkat.net Lohimaa Fishing Services, Lohitie 701, Tervo, +358 40 7746 308, www.lohimaafishing.com Joren luontomatkat (Jore’s Nature Trips), Kettulanlahdentie 10, Kuopio, Finland, +358 400 578 720, www.jorenluontomatkat.fi FISHING PLACES: Tervo Lohimaa, Lohitie 701, Tervo, +358 40 0573564, www.lohimaa.fi

FISHING PERMITS ONLINE FISHING PERMITS FOR Kuopio waters

can be purchased at www.kalakortti. fi or you can request them from the Valtuustotalo (on Suokatu) customer service to order them on your behalf. Permits ordered by the Valtuustotalo are paid at the city’s cash register. Permits will be mailed to the fisherman's address. The permits for the city’s water areas will cost five euros, a rod permit costs eight and a general permit costs three. The general permit gives you permission to use, for example, a fish trap and other stationary traps, with the exception of nets. The prices do not include handling fees, which are additional. The national fishing permit fee is 39 euros per year, 12 euros per week and five euros per day. It can be paid online at www.eraluvat.fi, at R-kioskis or Metsähallitus Nature Centres. For more information about the permit system: Metsähallitus's free service number +358 2069 2424 and e-mail eraluvat@metsa.fi. Information about restrictions: www.kalastusrajoitus.fi Maps of the general permit areas: www.muikku-suomi.fi


WELLNESS AND ACTIVITIES

NATURE

Everyman’s Right:

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In the forest, you can simultaneously cool off. Kuopio area’s magnificent nature full of lakes, forests and marked trails, invite summer hikers to explore. In addition to physical activities, the nature trails provide information on a wide variety of wildlife. There are many beautiful locations where it is possible to stop for a break and even enjoy a campfire. 1. 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)

2. 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)

3. 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)

EVERYONE RESIDING IN Finland has access to nature without a special permit or license, regardless of who owns or occupies the land. This right is nation-wide. Extensive natural areas and low population density create good conditions for the exercise of Everyman’s Rights. However, there are also restrictions and responsibilities. Here is a checklist. Everyman’s Rights can be restricted in protected areas and national parks regarding, for example, open fires, collecting plans and modes of transport. Check the local and individual national park guidelines and instructions.

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4. 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)

5. Haminalahti culture trail The nature trail passes through landscapes of the artistic von Wright brothers. These views were the inspiration for the famous painting ”Fighting Capercaillies”. Haminalahti has been named one of the nationally important cultural historical environments in Finland. The trail of four and a half kilometers circles in the middle of places with great views, coniferous forests and rugged cliffs. A grill hut, equipped with firewood, is located near the start of the Haminalahti camp and course center. (Leirikuja 2)

6. Karhonsaari (island) There is a two-kilometer trail, only a boat ride away, where you can see almost a hundred different species of trees and bushes. The oldest trees are from the early 1900s. Along with the trees, there are memories of the first steam saw mill in North Savo. The villas on the northern side tell a story from the time when the island was used as a summer resort. There is also a lean-to with cut firewood. Tip! Karhonsaari visitors can borrow a rowing boat during the summer season from the City Council of Kuopio Office Building, Customer Service, address Suokatu 42, tel. +358 800 918 511. www.digimag.fi

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- Travel by foot, by bike or on skis elsewhere than private yards and areas of special use (for example, fields for agriculture) - Stay temporarily in areas where hiking is allowed (for example, a tent of sufficient distance from dwellings) - Pick wild berries, mushrooms and flowers - Angle and ice fish - Travel through waterways and over ice

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- Cause interference or harm to others or to the environment - Interfere with the nesting of birds and game animals - Cut down or damage trees - Take moss, lichen, soil or wood - Disturb the peace of the home - Litter the environment - Drive motor vehicles off roads without the land owner’s permission - Fish and hunt without the relevant permits or licenses

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEARBY CAMPFIRE PLACES

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

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Vuorilampi campfire site. Vuorilampi includes

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Pölhö cooking hut. The cooking hut can be ac-

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

the Tervaruukki-Pilpa recreation area, which is a nature reserve. A built-in 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 about 1.5 kilometres away. The info point can also be accessed via Neulamäki’s spectacular about 6-kilometre long nature trail. Pilpantie 6

cessed from Pölhönsaari along Saaristokatu. 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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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 lean-to 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


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A picnic in Kuopio

The region around the city of Kuopio boasts an unusually large number of parks and amounts of shoreline, all great places for a picnic and to enjoy the summer. Here are a few tips and a list of the most popular picnic spots.

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ften a picnic lunch is made up of finger food, but even then it is a good idea to pack napkins, plates and drinking cups. Wet wipes are an easy way to clean your hands before and after your meal. It is a good idea to have cutlery and

other utensils made out of recyclable plastic or some other lightweight material. In this case, however, it is wise to choose a less windy spot to avoid some of your picnic delicacies ending up on your clothes. And remember to take a bottle opener with you so you don’t end up too thirsty.

HAVING A blanket or other

ground covering large enough to accommodate everyone will ensure that everyone has a comfortable and dry seat. Even if the sun is shining, the soil can still be moist, so a water-resistant blanket or material underneath is a good idea. Depending upon your company, portable and light-

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weight chairs are also a good option. When you’re gathering the things to take and packing your picnic basket, remember to bring a bag for garbage and other recyclable waste to be used to clean up after your picnic. Cold and hot packs can be used to keep packed items at a suitable tem-

perature. Päiväranta K-Citymarket has a wide selection of snacks and items perfect for picnics. 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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Picnic spots:

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Brahe Park Brahenkatu 3

Brahe Park (“Brahenpuisto” in Finnish) is located on the shore of Kuopionlahti (Kuopio Bay). The address is Brahenkatu 3. It is one of the most popular places to hang out, and is also called Pikku Kakkonen. The park features grassy areas and playgrounds, so even the smallest family members can spend their time and energy having fun during a picnic.

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Hapelähti Park Hapelähteenkatu 2

Hapelähti Park is an unobstructed park with a beautiful, idyll stream called Maljapuro cutting through it. The park also serves as a nearby sports venue, so be aware to choose your picnic site in an unused area. It’s not a problem, though, because there are many seating areas available for use.

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Harbor Park Kauppakatu 1

The harbor area and the harbor park are perfect for a picnic due to the flat ground, stair and a lake view. There is plenty of parking close by, both along the streets and in lots, so finding a place for your car should be easy.

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Valkeinen Park Valkeisenkatu 7

Valkeinen Park around the Valkeinen Pond is a popular place to spend time all year round. The area surrounding the pond is a nine-acre grass field, perfect for finding the space for any kind of activity you want. Valkeinen is a great picnic spot just a stone's throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city center.

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Snellman Park Kauppakatu 27

Snellman Park offers a peaceful and pleasant picnic spot just outside the center next to the cathedral. If the weather is very sunny, this is a great place because fresh, green trees provide shade and protection. Although the park is surrounded by streets (and easy parking!), it is still peaceful and comfortable.

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Pölhö cooking hut Saaristokatu 12

The cooking hut can be accessed from Saaristokatu along Pölhönsaari. 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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The Väinölänniemi sports and recreation area is also one of the most popular places during the summer months. Long stretches of shoreline makes it easy to find a suitable location to set up your picnic, either on the grass or on a picnic table. There is also easy access to tranquil cliffs and a gazebo.

REMEMBER Minding your manners and cleaning up after yourself is appreciated and important!

Tips for picnic snacks: EDIBLES AS SUCH Snacks vegetables Mini tomatoes, baby carrots and grapes are fresh and healthy snacks. You can make a salad of your choice at the salad bar.

Bread Bread snacks are always tasty, whether homemade rolls or artisan croissants. The ready made baguettes at the service counter are a handy choice. QUICK CAMPFIRE TREATS

Dry treats Raisins, nuts, pretzels can satisfy an adult’s hunger and the craving for a small delicacy.

Craving for meat Ready-made meatballs, sausages and chicken nuggets are easily made delicacies to satisfy even greater hunger.

Fast campfire fish Pre-prepared hot or cold-smoked salmon is delicious as it is or heated over a little campfire. Tit for tat Grated potato patties are a great delicacy cooked on a griddle. Ready-made grated potato patties can be found in the freezer section and from the deli counter.

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Treats cooked on a stick Frozen ready-made dough makes a great treat and creates a good mood. Simply take suitably thawed dough with you in its own bag. Marshmallows The eternal classic, loved by everyone from grandparents to children. Be careful to not burn the marshmallows or your mouth.

Chocolate bananas Bake banana until the surface is dark, cut away the peel and put in a couple of pieces of Fazer Blue chocolate. Keep them warm so that the chocolate melts.


Along 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. Trails varying in length permit an effortless bike expedition to the heart of Savo region.

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CULTURE TRAIL IN THE CITY CENTRE THE CULTURE TRAIL (3–8 km) takes place in the city centre 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 harbour, we discover art galleries and the legendary restaurant Sampo with its vendaces 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 harbour 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).

THE CITY CENTRE AND ITS ALLEYS KUOPIO IS ALSO a city for children and senior citizens.

The unobstructed routes and the centre’s smaller alleys are safe. The surroundings of Valkeisenlampi pond in the city centre 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 the Sankaripuisto Cemetery and the 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.

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 15 km 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!

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The tour of Kuopio

Tahko Route

Vehmersalmi Tour

Länsiranta Loop

THIS ROUTE IS also suitable for children cycling or sitting in a child seat. There are several playgrounds, beaches and ice cream kiosks along the way, as well as cultural places of interest. The route sets off from Kuopio’s market place in the direction of Sankaripuisto. The nearby market alley of Pikku-Pietari is a nice place to take a short stroll. The route continues to the Valkeisenlampi pond, where there is a children’s traffic park (Huuhankatu 2), ice cream kiosk and a playground (Uppo-Nalle). On the other side of the pond there is a sports park and a beautiful beach for relaxing. Next you can head back to the centre through Alavantie Street and Lapinlinnankuja Street all the way to the Kuopio Cathedral and on to a tour of the lush parks, Snellmannin puisto and Brahenpuisto. Before reaching the Väinölänniemi recreation area, you can make a stop off at the Old Kuopio Museum (Kirkkkokatu 22), which houses a café, and at the St. Nicholas Cathedral (Sepänkatu 7). It is best to tour Väinölänniemi along the shoreline and perhaps visit the island of Rönö. Along the way there are ice cream kiosks, beaches and many lovely resting places. Then you can continue along the shoreline to the passenger harbour, where there is a market place and a playground, and then to Hapelähde Park in Suokatu, after which it is time to head back to the market place. The route is marked along the way with green markers.

THIS ROUTE IS for those who enjoy more challenging cycling and longer distances. In the north is the challenging Puijo ridge, where you can cycle on marked routes. In the south the beautiful Saaristokatu Street and Saaristokaupunki area are worth visiting with their sports parks and beautiful landscapes. The route sets off from Kuopio’s market place and heads towards Puijo, first along Puijonkatu Street and then Puijontie Street. You can explore the Puijo area either on bicycle or on foot. Next the route takes you back to the centre and then through Väinölänniemi beach along Varastokatu Street or along the shoreline to the passenger harbour. Then you continue to Päiväranta along Itkonniemenkatu Street and then along the shoreline through Männistö around the Iso-Valkeinen pond. Next the route takes you through Julkula along Puijonsarventie Street back towards Puijo. From there you continue through Niuva and past the Kuopio University Hospital. From the hospital area you can take a turn to Puijo and Konttila or head straight towards Särkilahti and Rauhalahti. The Route takes you through the Katiskaniemi nature conservation area towards Lippumäki and Pölläkkä, and then on through the magnificent landscape of Jynkävuori towards the Saaristokaupunki area. Saaristokatu Street with its beautiful bridges takes you back towards the centre. You can stop to admire the Keilankanta canal and have an ice cream or visit the Pölhö Island. Next you come to Kuopionlahti bay through Haapaniemi and then on towards the market place. The route is marked along the way with red markers.

THIS ROUTE OFFERS exhilarating exercise. It can be cycled through on one go or with stops along the way. The length of this winding route is 100 km one way. It starts from Kuopio towards Joensuu over the Kallansillat bridges. There is a cycling track along the Joensuu highway. Turning at the airport junction, the route takes the cyclist towards Rissala airport and from there through smaller roads towards Siilinjärvi past Kasurila. From there the route continues towards the manor hotel Kivennapa and Muuruvesi harbour. Next the route takes you to Juankoski, where you can admire the 18th century iron mill setting and landscapes of Karjalankoski and Juankoski canals. After the cultural landscape of Viitaniemi you come to the Pisa River and observation tower and Lastukoski canal. Then you cycle towards Tahkovuori through the centre of Nilsiä, where you can continue by boat to Aholansaari Island. Tahko is a good place to stay overnight and continue exploring the next day.

THIS IS A beautiful countryside route around Lake Kallavesi through Finland’s biggest inland island Soisalo. The tour is about 110 km long depending on some route choices. Along the way there are several nice resting places, nature trails and rural tourism entrepreneurs, a cable ferry or two and magnificent scenery. Along the route are for example the Niittylahti outdoor recreation area, Pökösenmäki culture trail and Halmejoki nature trail.

THIS ROUTE TAKES the cyclist through good cycling and pedestrian tracks towards the countryside and several villages. One interesting option is Niemisjärvi, a village amidst beautiful hill landscape. Hirvilahti is a thriving agricultural community with farm houses among vast fields and with views of Lake Kallavesi and smaller lakes. The village shop is also worth a visit. The route continues heading north through vast forest areas. There is also a village shop at Kurolanlahti.

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RENT A BICYCLE: Leosport Haapaniemenkatu 27 70110 Kuopio +358 17 262 8559 www.leosport.fi Rauhalahti Spa Hotel Katiskaniementie 8 70700 Kuopio +358 3 060 830 www.rauhalahti.fi

SeikkailuKuopio Rauhankatu 3 70700 Kuopio +358 40 020 2303 www.seikkailukuopio. com Equipment rental SkiMac Promenade Sääskiniementie 560 73310 Tahkovuori

+358 17 464 8175 www.skimac.com/fi/ promenade Puustila Golf & Ski Villenkuja 7 73310 Tahkovuori +358 40 052 9899 www.puustila.com


Beaches nearby

Public beaches in the city area:

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Honkalahti beach, Itkonniemenkatu, deepens evenly Iso-Valkeinen, Kallantie, deepens fast Jynkänlahti, Hevostie, deepens evenly Keinänlahti, Puijonsarventie, deepens evenly Pitkälahti, Aurinkoranta, Vahverotie, deepens evenly Sammakkolampi, Sammakkolammentie, deepens evenly Särkiniemi beach, Särkiniemenkuja, deepens evenly Valkeisenlampi, Valkeisenkatu,

The Kuopio region has beaches for many tastes, from sunbathing to beach games or other activities.

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KIRVESLAHTI PITKÄSIIMA 27 KUOPIO’S SECOND MOST popular beach, Kirveslahti’s beach is close to the center of Petonen. It is possible to play beach volley on the beach, while drinks, ice-creams and snacks are available from the summer restaurant that operates close by. Kirveslahti has six changing rooms and two piers. Life guards are also present on the beach.

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THE BEACH KNOWN as Julkula beach is a nice size, but the steep, grass and hay covered slope takes up most of the area. On the slope it is difficult to throw a frisbee or play ball games, in fact there isn’t much space for sand either. The shore is however a peaceful place, where the sun shines until the evening. Available for use are two changing rooms and portable toilets.

RAUHALAHTI BEACH IS located at a plea-

sant area close to the camping area in Rauhalahti. The beach is large and level making a game of beach volley possible. There are toilets and two changing rooms, a sauna that can be rented, canoes, kayaks, jet-skis, row and motorboats, wake-boards and water skis and a small shop that sells ice-creams and drinks etc., all on the beach.

Beaches outside city limits: Karttula beach, Laituritie, Karttula Airaksela beach, Jussilantie, Karttula, camp fire site Syväniemi beach, Postitie, Karttula Kaislastenlahti, Laivaniementie, Kaislastenlahti, camp fire site Kurkimäki beach, Kurkimäentie, Kurkimäki, camp fire site Maaninka beach, Maaningantie 49, Maaninka Melalahti beach, Syrjätie, Riistavesi, camp fire site Niemisjärvi beach, Niemisjärventie,

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beach are very good. The location is both a plus and a minus. On the one hand it’s nice that it is doesn’t take long to find, but on the other hand, being in between two busy roads could create a disturbance to sunbathers who are seeking some peace and quiet. Two tables and six benches make sitting and eating possible. The beach has two changing rooms and two portable toilets.

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A VERY SPACIOUS and light beach where

KUOPIO’S MOST POPULAR beach offers a

THE BEACH AT Särkiniemi is a little bit out

trees don’t cast a shadow and the sand area is large enough for games. Otherwise the beach is made up of grass. Niuva is Kuopio’s third most busy beach, but there aren’t any water activities or equipment to play games. The beach holds EU-beach status despite not having a lifeguard. There has two changing rooms and tidy outside toilets. A small shop is located nearby.

large sandy and grassy area where, in addition to sunbathing, it is possible to play beach volley, beach soccer and throw a frisbee. One of the piers has a diving tower that reaches up to 10 meters with six meter deep water at the bottom. The beach is supervised by a lifeguard and there are possibilities to rent swimming equipment and buy ice-cream.

of the way, which means it is quite quiet. The beach is small but very clean and safe. The ground is level with a sand and grass area. In addition, the beach has swings. If you really want to enjoy water activities, athletic joggers running along the beach, or beach volley, you should really look elsewhere. There are two changing rooms, a portable toilet and four benches on the shore.

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Niemisjärvi, camp fire site Simola beach, Simolantie, Nilsiä Kankainen beach, Kirkonmäentie 3, Nilsiä Lastukoski beach, Lastukoskentie 47, Nilsiä, camp fire site Rytky beach, Metsäpelto, Rytky, camp fire site Savulahti beach, Savulahdentie, Savulahti, camp fire site Vehmersalmi outdoor swimming pool, Laituritie, Vehmersalmi, camp fire site


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NEARBY SPAS

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Enjoying

the nearby spas 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.

Kuopio, 5 km from Kuopio RAUHALAHTI, Katiskaniementie 8, Vuorela, 10 km from Kuopio KUNNONPAIKKA, Jokiharjuntie 3, 22 km from Kuopio FONTANELLA, Kuiluntie 2, Siilinjärvi, a, 54 km from Kuopio VESILEPPIS, Vokkolantie1, Leppävirt 66 km from Kuopio TAHKOSPA, Keitaankatu1, Nilsiä, Varkaus, 76 km from Kuopio KUNTORANTA, Kuntorannantie 14, Iisalmi, 110 km from Kuopio SPA HOTEL RUNNI, Runnintie 407, aa, 143 km from Kuopio PEURUNKA, Peurungantie 85, Lauk

KUOPIO SWIMMING HALLS hmaisen katu 3, Kuopio NIIRALAN UIMAHALLI, Hannes Kole e 8, Kuopio, LIPPUMÄEN UIMAHALLI, Petosenti 10 km from Kuopio city centre

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Tahko Spa

Kunnonpaikka

Fontanella

SPA HOTEL RAUHALAHTI offers visitors various pools and spa treatments under the same roof. There are 10 different pools, including pools with hot, warm and cold water, as well as an exercise pool and pools for children. Be sure to also try the water slide! Spa treatments to suit every taste are available, from a gold mask facial treatment to an herb massage. Enjoy a tradition evening with accordion music and the gentle steam of the smoke sauna on Tuesday evenings at the Rauhalahti Jätkänkämppä cottage. Rauhalahti also has a bowling alley.

AT TAHKO SPA, there is a 25-meter-long four-lane swimming pool, an exercise and entertainment pool, a Jacuzzi tub and a children's pool as well as a water slide. In addition, there is an outdoor pool and a Wibit adventure course, a favourite among children. Connected to Tahko Spa 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 especially expectant mothers to reduce swelling and relax.

KUNNONPAIKKA SPA, LOCATED in northern Kuo-

32 DEGREES CELSIUS warm spa is full of nice sur-

pio, has seven different types of pools, from an 11° C cold pool to a warm 32° C Jacuzzi tub. Among other pools, there is an exercise pool, therapy pool and walking pool. The entertainment pool is equipped with massaging water jets and a water slide. Harmonia Spa has designed the Stress free area® concept, and it is the first of its kind in the world. To relax with a lake view, the smoke sauna on the beach is warmed every Monday night.

prises! Spa has ten different pools for all ages. Adults can exercise in the fitness pool or relax in massaging jets. Children will enjoy playing in the children's pool area. You can also challenge your friends on the pool's climbing wall. Big wave pool and water slides are loads of fun for the whole family! Versatile gym offers good workout before the spa experience and 4 bowling alleys are a nice way to end the day in Fontanella.

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

Keitaankatu 1, Nilsiä 66 km from Kuopio www.tahkospa.fi

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


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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

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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

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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

Playful restaurants: Kuopio offers a bunch of restaurants for those travelling with family and children. We’ve listed some eateries with a play corner. RAVINTOLA AMARILLO, Kirjastokatu 10 tel. +358 10 7629 704 ROSSO Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 tel. +358 10 762 9741 SCANDIC KUOPIO Satamakatu 1 tel. +358 17 195 111 RESTAURANT HUVIRETKI Hotel Cumulus Kuopio, Puijonkatu 32, tel. +358 17 617 711

three theme areas. ABC service station’s services are available for the customers. In 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 9b, 70620 Kuopio Open every day 10–20 www.digimag.fi

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Frisbee golf courses in the Kuopio area Course name Huuhanmetsä DiscGolfPark Peikkometsän Frisbee golf course Riemurinne Frisbee golf course Ahmo DiscGolfPark Kunnonpaikka DiscGolfPark Siilinlahti Frisbee golf course Vuorela Frisbee golf course Tahko Frisbee golf course Maaninka DiscGolfPark

Fairways 24 18 9 12 9 7 9 9 9

Address Ruotsinkatu 35, 70600 Kuopio Rautaniementie 73, 70840 Kuopio Vehmasmäentie 71, 70870 Kuopio Myllykuja, 71800 Siilinjärvi Jokiharjuntie 3, 70910 Siilinjärvi Koulutie 3, 71800 Siilinjärvi Rinnepolku 70910 Siilinjärvi Keitaankatu 1, 73310 Tahkovuori Peltolantie 12, 71750 Maaninka

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Having a day full of fun for the entire family is easy around the center of Kuopio. Even the surrounding areas provide a memorable experience. 1. TAKING A WALK If the weather permits, an excellent option to celebrate a holiday or a day off is a walk around the downtown area. Even for residents it’s refreshing to take a moment and appreciate the city from a tourist’s point-of-view. For example, the Valkeisenlampi (Valkeinen Pond) route is an appropriate length and easy enough even for small children. Admire the beautiful parks, stop by to learn the road traffic rules at the Niirala traffic park (Huuhankatu 2), or even take a dip in the Valkeinen Pond and try out the playground (Valkeisenkatu 7). 2. PLAYGROUNDS City planners have paid great attention to including numerous nearby playgrounds and

sports facilities for little kids in the Kuopio area, a benefit to everyone even after decades have passed. Precious places include the playground at Brahenpuisto (Brahe Park, Brahenkatu 5) near Väinölänniemi, the well-known Hapelähteenpuisto (Hapelähti Park, Hapelähteenkatu 1) located near the harbor, and the Peikkometsä (Troll Forest, Rautaniementie 73) sports grounds near Saaristokaupunki (The Town of Islands), the local residential archipelago. 3. STREET TRAIN A ride in the street train is a must for summer pleasures. At the city tour you can sightsee effortlessly the most beautiful sights in our city. Kukko Pekka starts its tour from the market in front of the city hall every hour. The route

goes through the passenger harbor to Väinölänniemi and back to the market. The train runs from Monday to Saturday 5.6.–12.8., weather permitting. 4. DOMESTIC ANIMALS Anyone who is interested in animals should stop by the Kuopio Hiltulanlahti domestic animal park (Rantasuontie 39). The park is home to a slew of familiar domestic animals as well as, for example, alpacas and ostriches. You can also marvel at the animals at the Alahovi vineyard located in Vaajasalo, including, for example, pigs, horses and sheep. The winery is easily accessible from the harbor by boat.

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5. THE KUOPIO MUSEUM The exhibition Omituisten otusten kerho (The Club of Strange Critters) takes over the Kuopio Museum during the summer. The exhibition lets you explore the strangest of woodland critters with photos and comics. You can also play scientist at the museum and learn to identify species. 6. KUOPIO’S HISTORY To capture the atmosphere of Old Kuopio, visit Pikku-Pietarin Torikuja (Little St. Peter’s Square alley, Hatsalankatu 24). Just a few steps away from the Market Square, you will find a shed built in the early 1900s housing a charming café and a milieu of handcraft boutiques. In addition

to shopping, the place offers interesting things to see for the little ones and even the chance to spot St. Peter’s slingshot. 7. INDOOR PLAY AREAS Enjoy playing at the indoor adventure park HopLop (Kartanonkatu 4) in Levänen or the indoor activity park SuperCorner ABC (Vitostie 1771) in Pitkälahti. Both have activities suitable for younger and for older kids. For example, HopLop boasts a Spider tower, giant trampoline and a climbing wall, and Pitkälahti’s SuperCorner ABC has free-style skateboarding, a climbing city with different routes and as well as a peaceful play horse and an ice hockey game controlled with your own body movements.


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BRAHE’S PARK

PEIKKOMETSÄ LOCAL EXERCISE AREA

HAPELÄHDE LOCAL EXERCISE AREA

LIPPUMÄKI LOCAL EXERCISE AREA

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THE PEIKKOMETSÄ LOCAL exercise area is

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he’s park is located in the middle of Väinölänniemi at Kuopionlahti. It is flanked by water on one side and the town’s buildings on the other. The green belt can be used for sunbathing, picnics and spending time. The playground consists of a labyrinth, climbing frames, a rocking off-road car, swings, sandpit and parkour course.

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. In addition to rideable animal characters there are also balance bikes, bouncing net and a tyre swing board. The surrounding forest, trails, and large rocks are also great places for adventure. Rautaniementie 73, Saaristokaupunki

ge and diversely equipped park. A pleasant and controlled setting is created by the idyllic bridges and ducks swimming on the river. There are playing fields and benches beside the playground. An ice-cream stall and toilets are located at the edge of the park. Ball games can be played on the play field and the lawn area is for throwing a frisbee or for picnics.

very popular recreational park. Beach volley and basketball courts are located around the playground. The area contains an ice-cream stall, swings, climbing frames, and many workout devices. At the end of the football dedicated sports field is a separate skateboard area.

Brahenkatu 5, City central

Hapelähteenkatu 1, City central

Rauhalahdentie 66, Petonen

PETKELKANTA PARK A BRAND NEW playground opened in the summer 2016 at Haukkaniemi in Saaristokaupunki next to Rautokannantie. The playground has plenty of activities for many ages and multiple levels of development. The medium level playground has quality play equipment by Lappset.

Rautokannantie, Saaristokaupunki

TAIMISTO PARK

NIIRALA CHILDREN’S TRAFFIC PARK

PASSENGER HARBOR PLAYGROUND

LEHTONIEMI DAYCARE’S PLAYGROUND

VALKEISENLAMPI PLAYGROUND

THIS VERY NICE park is situated at the center of Neulamäki at the end of Pinokuja street. The pride of the park is the Indian ship which you can climb. The Indian theme is enhanced by a totem pole and the surrounding nature.Additionally the park has a good selection of other equipment; swings, a seesaw and a large sand pit.

SITUATED CLOSE TO Valkeisenlampi, the

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rules of the road set the pace in this mini world, that attracts peddle car drivers of many ages. Helmets are used while driving and children are under the supervision of parents while at the park. Open: 1.6–31.7. Mon-Fri 10–17.30, 3.–7.8. Mon–Fri 9–12 and 14–16, 8.8.–27.10. Sat–Sun 10–14 and 17–19.

Wanha Satama restaurant in a beautiful harbor setting, near the water but at a safe distance. There is one larger climbing area, a boat from which you can slide, balance and play ships. Picnic tables and swings are in the park. The playground has a wonderful lay-by area. Ice-cream stall and the Harbor market’s services are just around the corner.

ristokaupunki 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 there are colorful ski jumping skis sticking out. On the other side of the yard is a small wooded area that can be used for hide and seek. The play area feeds independent ideas and the imagination.

YOU CAN ENJOY a walk around the 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. The spinning clown has been recognized for some time as a little landmark at the park. Valkeisenkatu 7, City central

Pinokuja, Neulamäki

Huuhankatu 2, City central (Niirala)

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SOME PICKS FROM EXERCISING LOCATIONS: TENNIS Stadium, Kaartokatu Kelloniemi, Lokikuja Kuvelampi, Pitkälahdentie Lehtoniemi, wrestler Eino Leino's park, artificial turf Litmanen, Pistokatu Neulamäki, Raiviopolku Särkiniemi, Lohkaretie, artificial turf

JOGGING Kuopio has kilometres of jogging trail running through a varied and naturally beautiful terrain. Those looking for challenge will find it either at the slopes of Puijo or by testing their fitness for marathon by circumnavigating the city by its shores.

BEACH VOLLEY At Niirala, behind the swimming hall At Valkeisenlampi beach At Väinölänniemi beach

FRISBEE GOLF Ruotsinkatu 35, Kuopio Rautaniementie 73, Kuopio Vehmasmäentie 71, Kuopio Myllykuja, Siilinjärvi Jokiharjuntie 3, Siilinjärvi Koulutie 3, Siilinjärvi Rinnepolku Siilinjärvi Keitaankatu 1, Tahkovuori Peltolantie 12, Maaninka Detailed information and course descriptions at www.frisbeegolfradat.fi CYCLING Read about cycling routes at page 27

FOOTBALL Artificial turf fields: Football stadium, Kaartokatu 6 Stadium, Kaartokatu 6 Lippumäki field, Rauhalahdentie 68 Litmanen field, Puistokatu Grass fields: Väinölänniemi field, Väinölänniemi Kettulanlahti field, Päivärannantie Rauhalahti field, Katiskaniementie Kurkimäki field, Kentäntie Puijo stadium, Suurmäentie 85 Puijonlaakso stadium, Puijonrinteentie

Gravel fields: Kuvelampi field, Pitkälahdentie Pirtti field, Pirtintie 21 Jynkänlahti field, Petosenkuja Sammallahti field, Särkiniementie Neulamäki field, Raiviopolku Koulupuisto field, Opistotie Tiihotar field, Kullervonkatu Puijonsarvi field, Keski-kaari 44 Kuopionlahti field, Vuorikatu Minna Canth field, Ruotsinkatu Pyörö field, Pyörönaskel Lippumäki field, Rauhalahdentie Rajala field, Sammakkolammentie Kelloniemi field, Lokikuja Kettulanlahti field, Koulukatu

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

KUOPION KEILAHALLI Keilakatu 3, Kuopio Less than 1 km from the city center, bowling, glow bowling, billiard

RAUHALAHTI BOWLING Kartanonkatu 11, Kuopio 4.5 km from the city center, bowling, glow bowling, billiard

BOWLD1NER Ajurinkatu 16, Kuopio Bowling, glow bowling, restaurant

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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

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VOEMA CLIMBING CENTER Kaivotie 23, Kuopio 4.1 km from the city center, indoor climbing

Appointments and inquiries

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here are many good reasons to head to Päiväranta during the summer or stop by to refuel on the way to Tahko. The shopping centre has the city's best grocery store and dozens of specialty shops under the same roof. Päiväranta K-Citymarket is renowned for having the city's best service and a wide range of products, with over 22,000 products. You can get everything you need in a single visit!

by the market

You can find delicious delicacies, everyday goods, clothing and hairdressing services, and even shops for pets, from the grocery store and the shopping centre’s numerous specialty shops.

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Make the shopping trip more enjoyable by stopping at some of the cafés and fast food restaurants for a refreshing break and to get the much-needed relief to the acute hunger that shopping creates. Welcome summer!

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urrounded by the market hall, shopping centers and department stores, you find Kuopio’s traditional shopping center H-talo. The constantly renewing shopping center has 13 different shops, providing for instance fashion interior design and gifts, electronics and beautician’s services. The most recent of the bunch are Finlayson’s pop up store and the container restaurant Morton that has parked itself in front of shopping

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center to feed the hungry for the summer season. The center also takes accounts families with children, as the roomy glass elevators easily take in a family with a pram. In the light yard you will find the popular Angry Birds playground. H-TALO SHOPPING CENTER Kauppakatu 32–34, 70110 KUOPIO Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 8–18, Sun 12–16 www.h-talo.fi


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MATKUS SHOPPING CENTER

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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he whole family can come and spend time at Matkus, situated to the south of Kuopio, because the selection of stores available means there is something to be found for everyone. - Our passion is to bring families and friends together, to allow a break from everyday life and where you can enjoy life, says Satu Väänänen from the Matkus Shopping Center. Matkus allows for more than just traditional shopping trips. Many different events throughout the year offers entertainment and experiences for all ages. The events are a mix of top national performers and locals. The center’s colorful play areas are very inviting and offer the joys of exercise on the child’s terms. The family room on the second

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floor is a comfortable homely space meant for families with small children that allows a time out. The new lounge on the 2nd floor is a hang out area open to all if you’d like to relax. Matkus is a unique combination, where you can find international brands, local producers and an IKEA store under the same roof. The center also has many cafés and restaurants. Caters for all tastes.

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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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.

Matkus Shopping Center is situated besides the number 5 motorway, 11 kilometers from the center of Kuopio. There are plenty of free car park spaces. You can get to Matkus by the local bus service, Pohjolan Liikenne number 31 and 35, that leaves from the center at Tullinkulma 2. Timetables: joukkoliikenne.kuopio.fi

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Kuopio market pulses with life, and you can also find the famous meat pies of Hanna Partanen there. The market atmosphere is a uni-

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que 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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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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MARKET PLACES SHOPPING CENTRES

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 Mon–Sat 7–15, during the summer also in the evening Mon–Fri 17–21

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 9-17 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.

VIHTORI Puijonkatu 19 70100 Kuopio Mon-Fri 9-21, Sat 9-18, Sun 12-18

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 Wihtori 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.

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 12-17. Stores have their own opening hours.

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 is 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 gym are all found at Iso Cee. The center is directly connected to the Carlson department store.

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

A DEPARTMENT STORE for clothing, beauty and homeware beside the market square. Working in connection with the department store is 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.

CARLSON DEPARTMENT STORE

APAJA SHOPPING CENTER

SHOPPING CENTER TORIKULMA

SHOPPING CENTER SEKTORI

SHOPPING CENTER KCM PÄIVÄRANTA

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-Thu 8-22, Fri-Sat 8-23, Sun 12-20

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

Puijonkatu 23, 70110 Kuopio The main doors are open every day 8-18, 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

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 was completely renovated in 2011 and 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.

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.

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. There is a parking lot on the rooftop of the building, and the car park underneath the market square can be reached through the basement.

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.

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GROCERY STORES

K-SUPERMARKET VELJMIES Puijonkatu 19

S-MARKET KESKUSTA Haapaniemenkatu 24–26

MATKUS SHOPPING CENTER

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.

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

Koivumäki Manor is open at summertime

Sammakkolammentie 6

19th Jun – 13th Aug 2017 Mon-Fri 10 am – 4 pm.

S-MARKET YKKÖSRASTI Tasavallankatu 26

K-MARKET MÄNNISTÖ Kalevantori 3

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

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

LIDL HAAPANIEMI

Lunch menu 11 am – 3 pm 24 € Table reservation recommendation. For groups an appointment.

Tehdaskatu 12

M-MARKET EVÄSKULMA Kauppakatu 52

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

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.

Since 1792.

www.koivumaenkartano.com Koivumäen Kartano Oy • Koivumäenkuja 18, 70800 Kuopio tel. +358 (0)17 3614 291 • kartano@koivumaenkartano.com www.digimag.fi

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Design Kuopio

TEKSTI DIGIMAG KUVA SAURUM OY

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. 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.

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).

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).

KATRI NISKANEN The winner of Finland’s Project Runway’s strength lies in her ability to create imaginative new clothes each season with a strong personal style. The collection from this designer coming from North Savo is available from her on-line shop (www.katriniskanen.com). LUMOAVA Lumoava brings together Finnish design and jewelry making. The pieces of jewelry are made by

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Saurum from Kuopio. These beautiful and elegant pieces are sold are sold at, for example, the jewelry store Timanttiset in the shopping center Minna (Haapaniemenkatu 18) and in the shopping center Matkus (Matkuksentie 60). 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. 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).

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RITVA-LIISA POHJALAINEN The collection of this well-known designer from Kuopio represents a modern, clear and timeless jewelry design. Influences often come from the beautify of the surrounding nature, reflected harmoniously in the colors, shapes and surfaces of the pieces. The products are available at the jewelry store Timanttiset in the shopping center Minna (Haapaniemenkatu 18) and in the shopping center Matkus (Matkuksentie 60). 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 (tel. +358 17 465 2779).


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Mumma & Pappa Visit Iittala shops to see the newest products alongside timeless classics.

Local handicrafts. Open Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-3pm At the corner of Puijonkatu and Kirjastokatu. www.vaahteramaen.fi

Fashion for daughters, mothers and grandmothers.

Receive 10 % off full priced items* Open Mon-Fri 10.30-18, Sat 10-15 Puijonkatu 12 KUOPIO, +358 50 433 3588

Iittala outlet Kuopio Iittala outlet Leppävirta Iittala outlet Lappeenranta Tax free service * One-time offer with this coupon. Does not apply to discounted items, selected art glass items or Finland 100 years Collection. Valid until 31.8.2017.

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Everything good close by. EVEN BETTER FROM FINLAND

Go Finland!

Let’s celebrate centenarian Finland by eating and drinking even more Finnish goods. Taste and get to know good things from Finland!

K-Markets in Kuopio

Marko Posio

K-Market Inkivääri Inkilänmäenkatu 24, Kuopio Tel. +358 17 262 1785 Open Mon–Sat 7 AM–9 PM, Sun 12 PM–6 PM

K-Market Satama Minna Canthin katu 4, Kuopio Tel. +358 20 741 0220 Open Mon–Fri 7 AM–10 PM, Mika Parviainen Sat–Sun 9 AM–10 PM

K-Market Julkula Julkulanniementie 5, Kuopio Tel. +358 40 177 5000 Open Mon–Fri 7 AM–9 PM, Sari Suutarinen Sat 9 AM–9 PM, Sun 12 PM–6 PM

Panu Pussinen

K-Market Saariaitta Kullervonkatu 20, Kuopio Tel. +358 20 734 6000 Open Mon–Sat 7 AM–9 PM, Sun 10 AM–9 PM

K-Market Kalakukko Ajurinkatu 16, IsoCee, Kuopio Tel. +358 10 574 2540 Open Mon–Fri 7 AM–9 PM, Jarkko and Maarit Ikonen Sat 10 AM–9 PM, Sun 12 PM–8 PM

K-Market Särkilahti Särkilahdenkatu 6, Kuopio Tel. +358 20 700 5075 Open Mon–Sat 8 AM–10 PM, Virpi and Eino Poutiainen Sun 9 AM–9 PM

Sirpa Karppi

K-Market Neulamuikku Neulamäentie 28, Kuopio Tel. +358 17 363 2980 Open Mon–Fri 7 AM–9 PM, Sat 8 AM–9 PM, Sun 10 AM–8 PM

K-Market Pirtti Pirtinkaari 28, Kuopio Tel. +358 44 333 0300 Open Mon–Fri 8 AM–9 PM, Keijo Ollikainen Sat 9 AM–8 PM, Sun 11 AM–8 PM

K-Market Haapaniemenkatu Haapaniemenkatu 6, Kuopio ● K-Market Itkonniemi Sandelsinkatu 1, Kuopio ● K-Market Makasiini Satamakatu 36, Kuopio ● K-Market Männistö Kalevantori 3, Kuopio ● K-Market Pelimies Tulliportinkatu 54, Kuopio K-Market Pihlajalaakso Poukamankatu 6, Kuopio ● K-Market Pirtinportti Sipulikatu 2, Kuopio ● K-Market Puijonkatu Puijonkatu 29, Kuopio ● K-Market Puijon Pähkinä Sammakkolammentie 6, Kuopio


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Sushi

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FOR THE WHOLE PARTY TEXT DIGIMAG / HETA JYRÄLÄ PHOTO DIGIMAG / MIRKA HAPPONEN, SHUTTERSTOCK

According to the Japanese tradition, good food should not only taste good, but also look good.

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t is a lucky day for sushi fans when the popular Hanko Sushi will move to Kuopio’s city center. In the future, you can enjoy the restaurant’s delicacies in the Aapeli shopping center. The sushi restaurant, which has moved to the city center, opens its doors at the beginning of June. “We are very excited about the move and the new restaurant,” says restaurant manager Henri Rantonen.

THE NEW 23-seater restaurant is smaller and more intimate than before. People from Kuopio have started to enjoy sushi and many have visited Japan. Hanko Sushi has responded to the need to have good sushi with a Scandinavian touch. For example, the interior decoration of the restaurants utilises Scandinavian simplicity, wood materials and a black and white style. The restaurant has its own exit, so the opening hours of the shopping cen-

ter do not affect the dining place. The plans are to keep the restaurant open even in the evenings and on weekends longer if there is demand. THE RESTAURANT also has an alco-

hol license, so you can enjoy Japanese beers, white wine and sparkling wine with food. Some of the drinks are specifically intended to be enjoyed with sushi, and the flavour is designed to complement the tastes of various types of sushi fire. The Kuopio restaurant will also serve as a pilot for Japanese small craft brewery beers. “People usually travel to Matkus by car so in the centre it is easier for people to enjoy some sparkling wine with their food,” Rantonen tells about the reform. Rantonen says that a lot of people are picking up food for lunch as well. Speed is often a key factor during lunchtime, so time can be used efficiently by calling the restaurant to place an order in advance.

THE RESTAURANT has both small and large portions, ranging from 10 pieces to a 120-piece gigantic Party Platter that you can share with friends. Most of the dishes of course include fish, but the newest list has clearly increased the number of vegetarian options. On request, the portion of soy sauce may be substituted for a gluten-free version. “In addition, the fish can be cooked so, for example, pregnant women can also enjoy the delicious sushi,” Rantonen says. HANKO SUSHI is Finland's largest sushi restaurant chain. The first restaurant was established in Hanko under the name of the city in 2009. There are currently ten restaurants in ten locations.

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HANKO SUSHI Kauppakatu 28 (Kauppakeskus Aapeli, keskusta), KUOPIO, tel. +358 40 674 6767 www.hankosushi.fi

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Authentic food

from Kuopio TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTO KESKO

Clean, local food produced nearby is a basic element in Finnish kitchens.

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ocal labor and resources are used to produce local food. This is one way to support the region’s prosperity. Local food is consumed locally, sold in the local supermarket and is fresh due to the fact that it does not need to be transported over long distances.

SOME OF the most important quali-

ties in local food are freshness and knowledge of origin. Cleanliness, small ecological foot print, lesser packaging waste and local recyclability are also its significant advantages. - The selection of local products is large and we expand it all the time. We have in our selection meat, fish, eggs, greens and root vegetables from local producers. Additionally we have among other things

locally produced cheese, dairy and products from microbreweries, lists clerk Pasi Toppari of K-Citymarket Päiväranta. HAS been said that the Finnish eating habits vary slightly according to socio-economic backgrounds, but at least whole-grain products, potatoes, root vegetables and dairy products are traditionally included in one’s diet. Berries, la-

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ke fish and rye products are of no- nearby is a matter of the heart to te because they are not used on this us, Toppari says. scale anywhere else in the world. It’s worth bringing the pure Finnish food to the rest of the world. Lake fish, cheeses, wild TO A supermarket clerk, local produce is also a way to care for local herbs, mushrooms, berries, and jobs and culture. It's a part of so- Finnish liquorice are excellent gifts cial responsibility that benefits lo- to take home as a tasty memory of cal and small producers and satis- Finland. fies customer demand. K-CITYMARKET PÄIVÄRANTA ‒ Finnish, local food produced Päivärannantie 18, KUOPIO Tel. +358 10 537 9600 Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21 www.k-citymarket.fi


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LOCAL CULINARY TREATS 1. Berries

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Northern Savonia is a strong area for berry production. Get to know locally produced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, currants and gooseberrys, depending on the season.

The food Finns eat varies somewhat according to each socioeconomic background, but traditional diet has included wholegrain products, potatoes and root vegetables, dairy products, vegetables and fruit.

2. Cheese and dairy Finns eat plenty of cheeses. Most popular are cheeses fit for slicing on the bread, such as edam, emmental, gouda and creeme cheese. In the closest dairy they produce among other things Emmental, Edam, Turunmaa, Alppi, Kreivi, Luostari, Kappeli, Keisarinna, Finlandia and Juhla Chedda cheese from Valio. Taste them all!

4. Rich bread culture The bread culture here is very rich. Kalakukko is a Savo tradition. Usually fish and pork rind are baked inside the delicious rye dough shell. Karelian pasties are inseparable part of the Finnish culinary tradition. Fresh bread is baked everyday.

GET ALSO TO KNOW 5. Reindeer roast While reindeers are not bred in Kuopio, this Lapponian delicacy is a part of local cuisine. The best bit about exotic, unique, world renowned delicacy, cold smoked reindeer roast, is the unmistakable flavor. Our meat department is known for its broad selection, freshness and versatility.

6. Lake fish Finns are a little too modest, because clean Finnish fish could be marketed even more. Lake fish could easily have more demand. Fish caught in Savo is fresh high quality nutrition and is available year around.

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7. Products from microbreweries Beers and ciders brewed in Finnish breweries are popular right now. Microbreweries are local companies that craft their products mainly by hand from Finnish quality ingredients. Test for instance products from Kallan Panimo or R. P. S. Brewing Oy from Kuopio. At Alko you can also find tasty berry liqueurs of Lignell & Piispanen.

8. Finnish chocolate & salmiakki Finnish chocolate holds its own in the world because it is genuine, unique and special. Finnish salty licorice, salmiakki, is an ammonium chloride flavored licorice. It can taste both, salty or sweet.


Sun terrace on the

promenade! The Salad of your Dreams!

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.

AALLOTAR Kylpylähotelli Kunnonpaikka Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela, tel. +358 17 476 111 kunnonpaikka.com

AMARILLO KUOPIO

BIERSTUBE

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

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

Restaurant Aallotar of Kunnonpaikka serves nourishing home cooking daily. À la carte menu is renewed monthly. 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.

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BUFFA

CAFE SATAMA

EHTA

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

Matkustajasatama tel. +358 45 159 7997 cafesatama.fi

FOODI

Ajurinkatu 16 tel. +358 50 513 3300 bowld1ner.fi

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

Kauppakatu 22 tel. +358 44 7901 422 foodi.fi

Restaurant Bowld1ner combines a really good time and a night of bowling with a casually tasty menu with American and global influences.

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.

Summer restaurant Cafe Satama resides in the passenger harbour. The summer kitchen at the terrace boasts a menu by Top Chef Anssi Kantelinen.

Restaurant Ehta provides à la carte dishes, combining local tastes with international flavours, with 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.

HUVIRETKI

INTRO

ISÄ CAMILLO

Hotelli Cumulus Kuopio Puijonkatu 32, tel. +358 17 617 711 huviretki.fi

Kauppakatu 20 tel. +358 17 581 0430 ravintolaintro.fi

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

The menu of restaurant Huviretki stars barbecue delicacies and street food, but pastas and an extensive selection of vegetarian dishes are included.

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.

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.

Musta tai valkoinen riippuen taustan väristä

Café & cake shop

houkutus Kauppakatu 49, Kuopio tel. +358 17 368 2900

FRANS & SOPHIE KUOPIO Original Sokos Hotelli

Puijonsarvi, Minna Canthin katu 16, tel. +358 10 7853 912 raflaamo.fi Frans & Sophie is a French style Bistro at Hotel Puijonsarvi. The restaurant provides daily lunch and à la carte.

GRILLSSON STEAKHOUSE & BAR Cumulus City Keskusta Kuopio, Haapaniemenkatu 22, tel. +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. www.digimag.fi

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KING'S CROWN

KUMMISETÄ

KÄSKYNKKÄ

KUOPIO

Kuninkaankatu 22 tel. +358 40 127 9591 kingscrown.fi

Soikkokuja 12 tel. +358 17 361 3411 kaskynkka.net

MORTON

MUSTA LAMMAS

M/S UKKO -LAIVA

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

Haapaniemenkatu 20 tel. +358 400 494 367 morton.fi/kuopio

Satamakatu 4 017 581 0458 mustalammas.net

Passenger harbour 017 266 2466 roll.fi

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.

Enjoy good company and a relaxed ambience at Kummisetä's pleasant terrace. Between 28th Jun–5th Aug a lunch from the grill is also served at Kummi 's terrace.

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

Restaurant Morton, built in a marine container, offers burgers, handmade gooseberry soda and other delicacies from May till August.

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.

The kitchen of M/S Ukko of the Roll Cruises serves lunch from Tuesday to Saturday during the summer, and also on Sundays in July, so you can dine while cruising Kallavesi.

PUIJO TOWER RESTAURANT

RAX BUFFET KUOPIO

ROSSO

ROSSO EXPRESS

Puijonkatu 19-21 tel. +358 20 766 4904 rax.fi

Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 tel. +358 10 762 9741 raflaamo.fi/rosso

Ykkösrasti Tasavallankatu 26, tel. +358 10 762 9782 rossoexpress.fi

PANCHO VILLA

PUIJON MAJA

Neste Matkus Naulakatu 2, tel. +358 44 764 5202 panchovilla.fi/kuopio

Puijontie 135 tel. +358 44 552 4881 puijo.com

Restaurant Pancho Villa by Neste Matkus serves tasty burgers, mexican flavors and lots more. Lunch on weekdays at 11–15.

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

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.

Rax Buffet is an easy, quick and affordable self-service buffet restaurant chain. It serves among other things salads and pizza.

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.

SAMPO VENDACE RESTAURANT

SATAMAN HELMI

SCANDIC KUOPIO

SOFIA C

TORI

Kauppakatu 2 tel. +358 17 261 1110 satamanhelmi.fi

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

Hotelli Iso Valkeinen Majaniementie 2, tel. +358 17 5396 100 isovalkeinen.com

VIKING RESTAURANT HARALD

Kauppakatu 13, tel. +358 17 261 4677, ravintolamaailma.fi

Satamakatu 1 tel. +358 17 195 111 scandichotels.fi

Tulliportinkatu 44, tel. +358 44 766 8202 ravintolaharald.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.

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.

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.

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

Puijontie 135, tel. +358 44 552 4882 puijo.com

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LUNCH & SNACKS

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

HYVÄ HUOMEN

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.

LUNCH RESTAURANT MAIRELLA Puijonkatu 30, tel. +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.

BASILICA

CAFFE MOMENTO

Passenger harbour Kirkkokatu 1, tel. +358 44 760 5050 basilica.fi

FIT WOK

Minna Shopping Center Haapaniemenkatu 18 /caffemomento

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

Restaurant Basilica in Kuopio's Passenger harbour has a terrace with 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.

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

LUNCH CAFE FREDA

LUNCH RESTAURANT CAWA

KALLAVESJ'

KOIVUMÄEN KARTANO

LUNCH ROOM VOLTTI

Käsityökatu 19, 2.krs tel. +358 17 261 1330 ravintolakallavesi.fi

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

Ketotie 4

tel. +358 44 718 0100 lounashuonevoltti.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.

The history of the beautiful mansion Koivumäen Kartano reaches the year 1792. Summer lunch is served 27th Jun–14th Aug. Otherwise open by arrangement for groups.

LOUNAS-SALONKI

OLIVA HEINO

Kasarmikatu 12, tel. +358 17 2811 210 lounassalonki.fi

Pieni Neulamäentie 5 tel. +358 44 5810 410 ravintolamestarit.net

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

Lunch restaurant in Pieni Neulamäki serves a health-conscious lunch on weekdays made with local ingredients with Mediterranean influence. Oliva Heino has also a factory outlet.

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Aapeli Shopping Center, Kauppakatu 28, tel. +358 44 342 7294

Kaartokatu 9, tel. +358 10 3242 940 cawa.fi

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

Lunch café Freda in the heart of Aapeli provides a relaxing moment of rest with tasty treats. The rich and versatile lunch buffet is served Mon–Sat at 11am.

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

OLIVA VIESTIKATU

RESTAURANT KEITTIÖ

URBAN

Viestikatu 3 tel. +358 44 581 0470 ravintolamestarit.net

Itkonniemenkatu 13 tel. +358 50 431 0707 ravintolakeittio.fi

Puijonkatu 15 tel. +358 40 552 2439 ravintolaurban.fi

Lunch restaurant Oliva in the Technopolis building serves Mediterranean influenced lunch on weekdays

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

Warm, casual and stylish Urban is a characterful lunch and private restaurant in the centre of Kuopio.

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ETHNIC

RESTAURANTS Have a culinary voyage with authentic flavors from abroad.

Tulliportinkatu 46-48 tel. +358 44 538 8406 sunnysnoodle.weebly.com

Kauppakatu 29 tel. +358 17 262 8738 cantonhin.com

The latest restaurant in Kuopio's ethnic food scene is The Alley representing Vietnamese cuisine, offering both lunch and à la carte.

The Chinese restaurant Dragon Sheng offers an 8 course lunch buffet every day of the week as well as dishes from the menu.

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

DRAGON SHENG

MANDALA

TRATTORIA SORRENTO

Apaja Shopping Center tel. +358 10 567 2880 /kunpuOy

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

MOUNT SHERPA

Matkus Shopping Center tel. +358 44 917 1966 sweetown.fi

Käsityökatu 25 tel. +358 44 719 9229 ravintolasherpa.fi

Apaja Shopping Center tel. +358 44 970 9140 ravintolamandala.fi

Snellmaninkatu 22 tel. +358 45 896 6009 trattoriasorrento.net

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

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

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

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

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

CAPRI MARINA

OSTERIA DI VINO

KREETA

PANZA

SAMRUAI

SIAM-THAI

Kallamarina Tulliportinkatu 1, tel. +358 50 555 3411 caprimarina.fi

Vuorikatu 14 tel. +358 50 306 7600 osteriadivino.fi

Maaherrankatu 23 tel. +358 17 282 8337 ravintolakreeta.fi

Ajurinkatu 26 tel. +358 44 706 0800 panza.fi

Kauppakatu 63 tel. +358 44 981 1373 samruai.fi

Käsityökatu 35 tel. +358 17 262 3502 /siamthairavintola

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.

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

Restaurant Samruai offers authentic thai food with Finnish professionalism. Besides classic Thai, the menu has also Isaan's provincial dishes. Open from dawn to dusk; lunch, à la carte and takeaway.

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

SWEETOWN

The lunch and à la carte of the Italian restaurant Capri Marina is served from Monday till Saturday, and brunch on Sundays. Live music may also be performed.

KUNPU

CANTON HIN

Suokatu 36 tel. +358 17 262 6718 dragonsheng.com

SUNNY'S NOODLE

Apaja Shopping Center tel. +358 44 037 7158 /thealleykuopio

THE ALLEY

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

HANKO SUSHI

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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.

CAFÉ HERKKU MOBIILI Hannes Kolehmaisenkatu 2 tel. +358 40 029 9517

kuopionautomuseo.fi /kahvilaherkkumobiili 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.

MLL FAMILY CAFE Apaja Shopping Center August–May, Thu 9.30–12 kuopio.mll.fi/toiminta 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.

CAFE & CAKE SHOP HOUKUTUS

Kauppakatu 49, tel. +358 17 368 2900 houkutus.fi A vast selection of sweet and savory pastries from the shop's own bakery. A dream salad. Enjoy beverages on the summer terrace. Serves alcoholic beverages.

MUUMI PANNARIKAHVILA

Kauppakatu 36, 2nd floor tel. +358 40 680 8766 pannari.fi The first Moomin cafeteria in Europe offers sweet and savory pancakes and other treats. The cafeteria has also a selection of various Moomin products.

Please check the opening hours from the cafeterias' home pages, thank you.

BURTSOW

COFFEE HOUSE

KAFFETERIA MUMMOLA

Kuopio Kauppahalli (Market Hall), tel. +358 17 261 1161 | Päivärannantie 18, tel. +358 17 262 2261 burtsow.fi

Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 tel. +358 50 342 9236 /CoffariKuopio

Puijonkatu 27 tel. +358 44 364 1766

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.

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.

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.

CAFE RESTAURANT SALACAVALA

LIBRARY CAFE ZARIANNE

kahvilakaneli.fi

Kuopio market, tel. +358 45 146 2000, salacavala.fi

Maaherrankatu 12, tel. +358 40 632 6143 kirjastokahvilakuopio.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.

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.

While visiting the library, it's worth your while to drop by the library café at the main library. Besides coffee, the café serves a soup lunch on weekdays.

PRESSO

RAMIN KONDITORIA

TEAHOUSE AL SALUCHA

CAFE KANELI Kauppakatu 22 tel. +358 40 017 2283

1) Sokos Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 2) Ykkösrasti Tasavallankatu 26 1) tel. +358 50 911 5676, 2) tel. +358 50 402 3853 raflaamo.fi

Sektori Shopping Center Puijonkatu 23, tel. +358 40 861 5003 raminkonditoria.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.

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.

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kaffeteriamummola.fi

MARTTAKAHVIO

Kuopion market tel. +358 50 339 4258 martat.fi

The traditional Marttakahvio by the bustle of Kuopio market offers, weather permitting, home-made buns, sweet and savory pies, pot flatbread, rolls and other Martha pastries from June to August.

TRUBE HALLI-KAHVILA

Haapaniemenkatu 32 B /alsalucha

Kuopion Kauppahalli (Market hall) tel. +358 44 7668 385 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

WHERE A LITTLE ’ME TIME’ FEELS BETTER

KUOPIO

• Majaniementie 2, 70420 Kuopio • Tel. +358 17 539 6100 • sales@isovalkeinen.com

NEW in Kuopio! Hotel IsoValkeinen built a new restaurant called Tori, reception and a lobby bar Kirjasto. New restaurant, new menus, new atmosphere. In addition, we renovated over 50 hotel rooms!

Welcome!

SCANDIC KUOPIO

One of our over 200 cozy hotels to relax in.

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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.

RENT POINT

ALE PUPI

ALBATROSSI

Kauppakatu 16 tel. +358 10 271 4701

Makasiininkatu 1 tel. +358 10 271 4703 ravintolaalbatrossi.fi This restaurant operating in a former warehouse building in the Passenger harbour is the summer's best party joint. The terrace seats 500 customers and the inside another 500. Top tier artists and 90's music plays live.

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

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.

CLUB R Karaoke and night club

GUSTO RUNIN

A weekend night club providing a relaxed and enjoyable setting for the evening. Roomy booths can take large groups, dance floor beckons with hits and night karaoke needs your voice.

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.

Kirjastokatu 8 tel. +358 17 2626 735

raflaamo.fi

club007.fi

barnousu.fi

BAR FREETIME

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.

Tulliportinkatu 46-48 tel. +358 50 4777 007

Kauppakatu 18 tel. +358 44 775 7160

Vuorikatu 24 tel. +358 50 402 4340

alepupi.fi/kuopio

CLUB 007

BAR NOUSU

APTEEKKARI

Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Katiskaniementie 8, tel. +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.

barfreetime.fi

Satamakatu 13 B tel. +358 50 363 4793 /gustorunin A wine restaurant in the historical Gust. Ranin's Gristmill. Open from Tuesday to Sunday. Provides the house's import wines and tapas.

- DIVING - CLIMBING - KAYAKING - TREKKING HENRY'S PUB

HURMA

Kauppakatu 18 tel. +358 10 271 4702

Kauppakatu 45 tel. +358 50 374 8672

henryspub.net/kuopio

Makasiinikatu 2, 70100 KUOPIO, FINLAND www.seikkalukeskus.com Tel: +35817 - 580 8965 Please check the opening hours of restaurants from the restaurant's own website, thank you.

hurmakuopio.fi The brand new Hurma is a modern and urban happening place with an ethnic twist. On weekdays it serves lunch and in night time it transforms into a night club to dance in.

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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EVENING RESTAURANT ESTRADI

Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Katiskaniementie 8, tel. +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.

LEOPARDI

Koppelonkuja 9 tel. +358 40 019 4935 Bar restaurant Leopardi at Petonen, Kuopio, provides entertainment and beverages for all comers.


EAT & DRINK

MINIPUBI

MALJA

OTTOPOIKA

PANNUHUONE

PASSION CLUB

malja.fi

ottopoika.fi

pannuhuone.net

passionclub.fi

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.

Malja boasts 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.

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.

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.

PUB ANTURA

PUIKKARI

Vuorikatu 26 tel. +358 44 231 3398 /minipubi

Tulliportinkatu 46–48 tel. +358 44 729 2289 anturapub.fi

Kauppakatu 29 tel. +358 17 369 0369

Minna Canthin katu 16 tel. +358 10 762 9500 puikkari.fi

Kauppakatu 40–42 tel. +358 17 263 4560

Kauppakatu 25 tel. +358 17 5810 451

RESTAURANT AMPIAINEN

PUIJON PUB

Sammakkolammentie 6 tel. +358 17 363 6922

Lönnrotinkatu 32, +358 17 262 2566

/Puijon-Pub

ravintolaampiainen.fi

Kauppakatu 16 tel. +358 10 271 4701

RESTAURANT GLORIA Kauppakatu 16 tel. +358 10 2714716 /GloriaKuopio

KUOPIO

Pub, Cafe & à la carte OLD MAN LODE

Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Katiskaniementie 8, tel. +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, tel. +358 50 368 9049 ravintolahunter.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.

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.

A suburban bar by the shopping center of Puijonlaakso, providing band nights, karaoke and sports with a good flow.

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.

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

RESTAURANT TÄHTI

SPORT PUB FUTARI

TONY'S PUB

ULLAN KROUVI

WANHA SATAMA

VIIHDEMAAILMA ILONA

Kauppakatu 18 tel. +358 17 365 0365

Puijonkatu 37 tel. +358 44 037 3762

ravintolatahti.fi

futispub.com

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.

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.

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

Ajajantie 3 tel. +358 44 469 6969

Puijonsarventie 27 tel. +358 17 364 9200

/tonyspub69

ullankrouvi.fi

You'll find Tony's Pub in Levänen, Kuopio. The pub has a hot ambience and cold drinks.

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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.

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Passenger harbour tel. +358 50 342 9276 wanhasatama.net

Vuorikatu 19, tel. +358 40 571 5500 ravintola.fi

Enjoy summer in Kuopio at Wanha Satama at the Passenger harbour. Good food, music and ambience and front line artists all summer long.

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.


SWEET DREAMS IN KUOPIO 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.

HOTEL JAHTIHOVI Snellmaninkatu 23 017 264 4400 jahtihovi.fi

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

EKONOMY HOTEL SAVONIA

HOTEL CUMULUS KUOPIO

HOTEL ATLAS

Sammakkolammentie 2 017 2555 100, hotelsavonia.fi

Haapaniemenkatu 22 020 789 6101 hotelatlas.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.

Situated in a central business venue by the market place in Carlson building, the hotel provides services for both business and leisure travellers.

APARTMENT HOTEL KUOPIO VILLA WIIK

Snellmaninkatu 23, 017 264 4400 huoneistohotellit.fi 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.

HOTEL SCANDIC KUOPIO

SOKOS HOTEL PUIJONSARVI

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.

The hotel situated by Väinölänniemi near Kuopio centre is an excellent starting point for exploring the city. The passenger harbour and the beach are right next to the hotel.

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.

HOTEL ISOVALKEINEN

SPA HOTEL KUNNONPAIKKA

SPA HOTEL RAUHALAHTI

Puijonkatu 32, 0200 48124 cumulus.fi

HOTEL PUIJON MAJA

Puijontie 135, 044 552 4881 puijo.com 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.

Majaniementie 2, 017 539 6100 isovalkeinen.com

Satamakatu 1, 017 195 111 scandichotels.fi

Jokiharjuntie 3, Vuorela 017 476 111, kunnonpaikka.com

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.

RURAL HOTEL EEVANTALO

HOSTEL MATKUSTAJAKOTI

GUEST HOUSE ASEMA

HOSTEL RAUHALAHTI

Keihäskoskentie 150, Syvänniemi 017 384 1470, eevantalo.fi

Vuorikatu 35, 040 910 9083 hostellimatkustajakoti.fi

Asemakatu 1 (rautatieasema), 044 788 1110 kuopionasemagrilli.com

Katiskaniementie 8, 030 608 3100 rauhalahti.fi

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.

The hostel is a two-story accommodation 150 metres from the spa hotel.

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Minna Canthin katu 16 010 762 9500, sokoshotels.fi

Katiskaniementie 8, 030 608 3100 rauhalahti.fi Rauhalahti offers year round villas for 4+2 and 6+2 persons. The villas are situated near Spa Hotel Rauhalahti.

MAANINGAN HELMI

Oikokuja 3, Maaninka 040 556 3490 maaninganhelmi.nettisivu.org Affordable quality accommodation in a comfortable environment at Maaninka 45 minute drive from the Kuopio centre.


ACCOMMODATIONS AND EVENTS

KUOPIO EVENTS

CONCERT

06 >June 8.6.

Traditional evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16–23, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Dancing with men's and women's turn, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

9.6.

Kielonpäivä event, 12–16, Kuopio Music Centre BackBeat, at 22, Restaurant Kummisetä Teemu Roivanainen & Energia, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Trio Atlas, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka Papa’s Paradise, King’s Crown

10.6

BackBeat, klo 22, Restaurant Kummisetä Maarit Peltoniemi band, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Trio Atlas, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka Papa’s Paradise, King’s Crown

11.6.

Summertime opening, 11–13, Syvänniemi harbour SointuSavo community singing event, 15–17, Suokatu apartment hotel

12.6.

Smoke sauna, 18.30–21, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

13.6.

Spiritism workshop,14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at kutojan tupa, klo 13–14, Old Kuopio Museum

14.–17.6.

48. Kuopio Dance festival

14.6.

Dance and music at market place, at 11, Kuopio marketplace Dance institutes On Stage, at 17, Kulttuuriareena 44 MET kesäencore: Nabucco, klo 19, Finnkino Scala Nederlands Dans Theater 2: SH BOOM! -mutual comfort -Solo -Cacti, klo 21, Kuopio City Theatre Cecilia Moisio: Error Humanum, klo 19, Sotku Gasellit & Mouhous, Albatrossi Johanna Pakonen & Midinetti, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Karaoke and dance, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka Kortteli workshop, 15–16.30, Old Kuopio Museum Kuopio Dance festival – Late Culture Lunch, 13–15, King’s Crown

15.6.

Dance and music at market place, at 11, Kuopio market place Dance institutes On Stage, at 15, Kulttuuriareena 44 Nederlands Dans Theater 2: SH BOOM! -mutual comfort -Solo -Cacti, at 21, Kuopio City Theatre Israel Galván: FLA.CO.MEN, at 18, Kuopio Music Centre Lihaa ja verta -näytelmä, at 18, Old Kuopio Museum Alvasto - Rossi - Tolvanen Väisänen: BODY INSTALLATION LOOP, at 18, Sotku Traditional evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16–23, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Vuorohakutanssit, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka Kuopio Dance festival- Late Culture Lunch, 13–15, King’s Crown

16.6.

Dance institutes On Stage, at 15, Kulttuuriareena 44 Dance and music at market place, at 11, Kuopio marketplace

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AN EASY WAY to get to know the history and today of Kuopio, and

CALENDAR KUOPIO EVENTS

EVENT

KUOPIO

14.6. Gasellit & Mouhous

Israel Galván: FLA.CO.MEN, at 18, Kuopio Music Centre Xiexin Dance Theatre: from IN, at 21, Kuopio City Theatre Jezzband, at 22, Restaurant Kummisetä Culture soup: Johanna Keinänen & Kim Saarinen: Body Language Zone, at 12, Sotku Riikka Tolonen: Kohtauksia / Paikallisliike, at 19, Sotku Janna Hurmerinta, Albatrossi Satoa goes wild, Kuopio city centre Rainer Bollström & Graniitti, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Maija Muikku Duo, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka Kuopio dance festival- Late Culture Lunch, at 13–15, King’s Crown Sports museums truck tour, Kuopio marketplace

17.6.

Kuopio Sailing Weekend, Pirttiniemen boating centre Xiexin Dance Theatre: from IN, at 21, Kuopio City Theatre Jezzband, at 22, Restaurant Kummisetä Dance and music at market place, at 11, Kuopio market place Kuopio boating, 11–17, Pirttiniemen boating centre Hanna Brotherus Company: to be, at 15, Kulttuuriareena 44 Satoa goes wild, Kuopio city centre Vuorohakutanssit, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka Kuopio Dance festival- Late Culture Lunch,13–15, King’s Crown

18.6.

17.–18.6 Kuopio Sailing Weekend

28.6.

20.6.

Dada Masilo: Giselle, at 18, Kuopio Music Centre Vertigo Dance Company: YAMA, at 21, Kuopio City Theatre Dance and music at market place, at 11, Kuopio market place Traditional evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16–23, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at kutojan tupa, 13–14, Old Kuopio Museum Tuesday dance, 19–21, King’s Crown

21.6. 22.6.

Traditional evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16–23, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Kuopio harbour midsummer, 19–22, Kuopio harbour Syvänniemi midsummer, at 18, Hermannintalo Alba's traditional midsummer, Albatrossi Rauhalahti midsummer fest, Jätkänkämppä Jean S, Wanha Satama Kunnonpaikka's midsummer: Pirjo Tossavainen Trio, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

27.6.

30.6.

Roope Salminen & Koirat ja Jari Sillanpää, Kuopio Wine Festival Jade’s Band, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Marko Karvonen Duo, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

30.6.–8.7.

Kuopio Wine Festival

Childrens Koo Games, 10–15, Väinölänniemi KPO Break 2017, 13–21, Kulttuuriareena 44 Lauri Tähkä ja Antti Tuisku, Kuopio Wine Festival

3.7.

Michael Monroe ja Haloo Helsinki!, Kuopio Wine Festival

4.7.

Sanni, Steve ’n’ Seagulls ja Kaija Koo, Kuopio Wine Festival Spinning show at kutojan tupa, 13–14, Old Kuopio Museum Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum

Traditional evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16–23, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at kutojan tupa, 13–14, Old Kuopio Museum

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Traditional evening at Jätkänkämppä,16–23, Spa hotel Rauhalahti

1.7.

24.6.

19.6.

29.6.

Additional information: kuopioguide@gmail.com or +358 44 737 1449 (9–16 weekdays) www.traveledu.fi

>July

23.6.

Midsummer dance, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Kunnonpaikka's midsummer: Pirjo Tossavainen Duo, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

Karaoke and dance, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

07

Karaoke and dance, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

Kuopio Sailing Weekend, Pirttiniemi boating centre VerTeDance: Correction, at 21, Kuopio City Theatre Dance and music at market place, at 11, Kuopio market place Dada Masilo: Giselle, at 18, Kuopio Music Centre Vertigo Dance Company: YAMA, at 21, Kuopio City Theatre Smoke sauna, 18.30–21, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

Tuesday dance, 19–21, King’s Crown

Kuopio Dance festival- Late Culture Lunch, 13–15, King’s Crown

to hear tales of the influential people and the future plans of the region. Guided tours are also available in Swedish, English, German, French, Russian and Estonian. Prices starting from 131 euros. Free tour on foot Wednesday 14.6. and Sunday 18.6. at 13:30. Departure from Siskontyttö statue at the market, by the Market hall. The tour takes up to 30 people.

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ToriSport, Kuopio market place

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EXHIBITION: KALEVALA JEWELRY 80 YEARS 13.5.–26.8.2017

Kuopio Museum

THE MOST BELOVED jewelry in Finland, Kalevala Jewelry Oy, has its 80th anniversary this year. To honor the anniversary, the company presents the exhibition Rohkea. Ajassa. Aito. Suomen rakastetuin koru 80 vuotta (Bold. Current. Real. The most beloved jewelry in Finland 80 years). The exhibition builds upon six themes expanding on the history of the Finnish jewelry maker from its early years to visions of the future. It's a story of the role of Kalevala Jewelry in the Finnish society throughout the decades.

Kauppakatu 23, 70100 Kuopio, Tue–Sat 10– 17, Sun–Mon closed www.kuopionmuseo.fi


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23.6. Midsummer at harbour

WELCOME TO KUOPIO CITY CENTRE!

30.6.-8.7. Kuopio Wine Festival

28.–29.7 Rockcock 2017

KUOPIO EVENTS 5.7.

Phil Harmonic, Albatrossi JVG, Steve ’n’ Seagulls ja Popeda, Kuopio Wine Festival Jazz & Blues jam, King’s Crown

6.7.

Suvi Teräsniska and Tuure Kilpeläinen, Kuopio Wine Festival

7.7.

Teflon Brothers and Eppu Normaali, Kuopio Wine Festival Karaoke and dance, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

EAT, DRINK, SEE & ENJOY!

8.7.

Kuopio Triathlon, 13–19, Hotel IsoValkeinen Yö and Chisu, Kuopio Wine Festival

9.7.

GET YOUR OWN POCKET-SIZE CITY MAP

Market days, 13–18, Teather Hermanni

10.7

Smoke sauna, 18.30-21, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

FROM LOCAL SHOPS, HOTELS AND KUOPIO INFO!

11.7

Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at Kutojan tupa, 13–14, Old Kuopio Museum

14.7.

Duo Casino, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

19.7.

Everybody sings-Siilifolk, Siilinjärvi centre

20.7.

From us and elsewhere-Siilifolk , Siilinjärvi centre

21.7.

Supafly beach pre-party: Mista S ja Rony Rex, Albatrossi Bullseye! -Siilifolk, Siilinjärvi centre Siilifolk after party: James Band, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

22.07

SupaFly Beach Party 2017, Väinölänniemi Supafly beach party official after party , Albatrossi Jukka Poika, Wanha Satama Choral and folk art-Siilifolk, Siilinjärvi centre

24.7.

Smoke sauna, 18.30–21, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

25.7.

28.7.

Kuopio Rockcock -festival club, Henry’s Pub Kuopio Rockcock Official After Party, Albatrossi Duo Kasino, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

29.7.

Kuopio Rockcock -festival club, Henry’s Pub Aikakone, Wanha Satama

30.7.

Kuopio Rockcock -ending club, Henry’s Pub

31.7.

Smoke sauna, 18.30–21, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

08 >August 1.8.

Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at kutojan tupa, 13-14, Old Kuopio Museum

2.8.

Stig, Wanha Satama Animecon, Kuopion Musiikkikeskus

16.7.

26.7.

4.8.

Animecon, Kuopion Musiikkikeskus Flea market, 7–16, Kuopio market place

17.7.

Smoke sauna,18.30–21, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka Siilifolk , Siilinjärvi centre

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Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at kutojan tupa, 13–14, Old Kuopio Museum Tuesday dance, 19–21, King’s Crown

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27.7.

Kuopio Rockcock -festival club, Henry’s Pub

28.–29.7.

Kuopio Rockcock 2017, Väinölänniemi

Jazz & Blues jams, King’s Crown

3.8.

Sunsets Kuopio -beachvolley, Kuopio harbour Sunsets Kuopio -beachvolley, Kuopion Satamatori Savo's hardest nineties party, Wanha Satama Duo Kasino, Spa hotelKunnonpaikka

5.8.

Sunsets Kuopio -beachvolley, Kuopio harbour Sunsets Kuopio Beachvolley official afterparty, Wanha Satama

7.8.

Smoke sauna, 18.30–21, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

8.8.

Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at kutojan tupa, 13–14, Old Kuopio Museum

11.8.

Matti Nykänen, Albatrossi Duo Kasino, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

12.8.

Sandels-market, 9–16, Siilinjärvi market place

13.8.

August flea market, Kuopio market place

14.8.

Smoke sauna, 18.30–21, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

15.8

Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at Kutojan tuvassa, 13-14, Old Kuopio Museum

17.–20.8

International market, Kuopio market place

18.8.

Duo Kasino, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka The Dizzy Darlings, at 20, King’s Crown

19.8.

Kurlaus world cup, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Pete Parkkonen, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Sami Saari, Wanha Satama The Dizzy Darlings, at 20, King’s Crown


EVENTS

KUOPIO

MIDSUMMER AT KUOPIO EVENT

THE MIDSUMMER CELEBRATIONS in Finland are held 23.–25.7.2017. At the time it is the nightless night during which you hardly notice the sun set. Among Midsummer traditions there are the bonfire, Midsummer sauna, and various spells to guarantee your luck in love. Bonfires light up on several public beaches – ask the locals how, and join the party.

17.–20.8. International market

22.8

Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at kutojan tupa, 13–14, Old Kuopio Museum

23.8.

Karaoke and dance, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

25.–27.8.

Kuopio Celebrates, Kuopio region

25.8.

Night of the arts, Kuopio region Satoa Kuopio Food Festival, Kuopio city centre Harvest party, Kuopio market place

26.8.

the Venetians: Jukka Poika & DJ Make, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka Gösta Sundqvist - Leevi and the Leavingsin dynamo, 12–13, Kuopio market place Harvest party, Kuopio market place Multisport, Syvänniemi Satoa Kuopio Food Festival, Kuopio city centre Supersonic, Wanha Satama

28.8.

Smoke sauna, 18.30–21, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

29.8.

Spiritism workshop, 14.30–15.30, Old Kuopio Museum Spinning show at kutojan tupa, 13–14, Old Kuopio Museum Tuesday dance, 19–21, King’s Crown

30.8

Karaoke and dance, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

EXHIBITIONS: The life of Australian aborigines -exhibition, 5.6.–9.6.2017, Kuopio City Library

MIDSUMMER IS OFTEN celebrated at the cottage. For urban Midsummer there are various activities available, like for instance the Midsummer parties of Rauhalahti and the passenger harbour. Midsummer is a general holiday in Finland, with an effect on the schedule of mass transit and services.

Sampsa Sarparanta, 20.5. – 8.6.2017, G12 Kuopio Mari Järventausta-Lindertz, 20.5. – 8.6.2017, G12 Kuopio Oi maamme!, 9.6.–16.9. 2017, Kuopio Art Museum Anu Kauhaniemi, 10.6. – 6.7.2017, G12 Kuopio Samuli Heimonen, 10.6. – 6.7.2017, G12 Kuopio Kuopion tanssii läpi vuosikymmenten -exhibition, 13.6.–21.6.2017, Kuopio City Library Flooran päivät, 18.3.–31.8., Kuopio Art Museum Sari Salo-Kiljon Kuopio 1979-1984 art exhibition, 26.–30.6.2017, Kuopio City Library Avojaloin - 10 elämää Karjalan Kannaksella, 1.7.–30.7.2017, RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland Helena Suhosen art exhibition, 3.–7.7.2017, Kuopio City Library Jaro Palmu, 8.7. – 3.8.2017, G12 Kuopio Metsiemme tuntematon aarreaitta, 4.5.2017–6.1.2018, Kuopio Museum Kaikkien Ruoka, 27.4.–9.9., Kuopio Museum Vapaus, rakkaus, tasa-arvo, 7.4.–21.10.2017, Old Kuopio Museum 50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic, 2.6.–27.8. 2017, VB Photographic Centre Kohtaamisia – Suomalainen usko, 12.5. – 30.12.2017, RIISA Orthodox Church Museum of Finland Kalevala Korun 80-vuotisjuhlanäyttely, 13.5.–26.8.2017, Kuopio Museum

KUOPIO IS A CONGRESS CITY OVER THE PAST few years, Kuopio has put effort into becoming a meeting and conference city. Up to 15 international conferences and seminars have been arranged in Kuopio over the last year, so our top experts get exposure and valuable contacts. KUOPIO’S STRENGTHS INCLUDE entertainment and

sports events and its expertise in health care, as well as a prestigious university, which brings numerous tourists to Kuopio for conferences and meetings. Further development of conference and meeting tourism started in January of 2017 by Kuopio Convention Bureau Ltd, a company focusing on conference and meeting marketing.

ANTI – CONTEMPORARY ART FESTIVAL 18.–24.9.2017

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THE ANNUAL ANTI festival is held at Kuopio. Works

by artists around the world occupy the public spaces of the city as well as homes, shops, markets, businesses, forests and lakes. The audience and various societies get to take part in the works midst everyday routines: both to make and to experience them. The event has exhibited and commissioned art from the most interesting artists from Europe, United States, Australia, Mexico, Japan and from leading artist from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Island.

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SUMMER'S CULINARY EVENTS Summer

SPORTTI SPORTS

Kuopio region

SUPER POPULAR CULINARY events have come to stay on the streets of Kuopio. Street food provides a delicious culinary expedition around the world. We listed the trendiest street food events in Kuopio and its environs. Satoa goes Wild 16.–17.6.2017, Wine Festival 30.6.–8.7.2017, Suonenjoki strawberry carneval 7.–9.6.2017, Lapinlahti cheese & wine festival 5.–6.8.2017, The international grand fair 17.–20.8.2017, Kalaryssäys (Fishmongers' fair) 8.–10.9.2017.

A DANCE FESTIVAL FOR ALL 14.–20.6.

Kuopio region

KUOPIO DANCE FESTIVAL excites the mind and the body for already

the 48th time around. There are over a hundred events to choose from. Modern dance enthusiasts need to check out Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT 2), which is among the most renowned dance groups globally. Yama of The Israeli Dance Company presents Middle Eastern culture. The visit by flamenco star Israel Galváni and Dada Masilo's new version of the ballet Giselle bring ethnic atmosphere to the mix. You won't go wrong with the Gala either, with its glorious presentations of ballet and street, modern and competitive dance. You can start the week early at the tour stop by the National Ballet at the harbour stage.

ROCK LIKE A KUOPIOLITE 28.–29.6.

Väinölänniemi

THEY KNOW HOW to rock in Kuopio – The Kuopio RockCock festival,

now in its 15th year, tell something about that. The expansive roster of performers goes from heavy metal to light pop. Among the performers there are some of the hottest stars in Finland, and Megadeth from the United States. Megadeth performs Friday night. The official pre and after parties are held 27.–30.6. at Henry's Pub, with awesome live music and authentic rock atmosphere. Tickets to Henkka starting from 6 €. Tickets SP: 69 € Friday, 65 € Saturday, VIP tickets SP 105 € Additional information and tickets: www.kuopiorock.fi

PIKKU-PIETARI MARKET ALLEY From 1.6.

Hatsalankatu 24

Just stone's throw away from the market is the unique Pikku Pietari market alley, where you can shop and spend your time amidst atmospheric log sheds. Among the small boutiques there are handicraft and gift hops and Tallikahvila (Barn café), where you can enjoy a cip of coffee with a sweet bun. During the summer the market alley also hosts various art exhibitions. The market alley is open from June to August: Mon – Fri 10–17, Sat 10–15 www.pikkupietarintorikuja.fi

KALENTERI CALENDAR

MOUNTAIN BIKING

30.6–1.7. Tahko MTB

KUOPIO REGION SPORT EVENTS

06 >June 1.6.

FOOTBALL: Pallokissat – TPS, Turku, womens league Savon Sanomat Arena at 19

3.6.

ROLLER HOCKEY: Veikot – TAP Team, Tampere, SMroller hockey, Lapinlahti ice stadium at 16

4.6.

ROLLER HOCKEY: Veikot – Pahalampi, Tampere, SM-roller hockey Lapinlahti ice stadium, at 16 BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Pöytyä, men's baseball, Siilinjärvi Manttu, at 17 FOOTBALL: KuPS – IFK Maarianhamina, Veikkausliiga Savon Sanomat Arena, at 18.30

10.6.

RESISTANCE RUNNING: Kuopion Valkeisenlammen ympärijuoksu, Kuopion Riento 110 years, at 18

11.6.

BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Lievestuore, men's Ykköspesis, Puijonlaakso baseball stadium, at 17

14.6.

BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Puijon Pesis, men's Ykköspesis local derby Siilinjärvi Manttu, at 18.30

FOOTBALL: KuPS – VPS, Veikkausliiga Savon Sanomat Arena, at 18.30

17.6.

RUGBY: KRC – Jyväskylä, men's SM-league at Väinölänniemi, at 17 BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Vähäkyrö, men Ykköspesis Siilinjärvi Manttu, at 17

17.–18.6.

MOTOCROSS: SMsarjan ja Suomen cupin kilpailu Siilinjärvi Hamula, motorstadium, at 12 FRISBEE GOLF: Parifrisbeegolfin SM-games Kuopio Puijo and Siilinjärvi Tarinalaakso lines, organizer Deep in the Forest ja Vuorelan Veikot

18.6.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Kuopion Steelers – Jaguaarit, Jyväskylä, Väinölänniemi at 16 BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Hamina, men's Ykköspesis Puijonlaakso baseball stadium at 15 FOOTBALL: KuPS – HJK, Helsinki, Savon Sanomat Arena at 18.30

21.6.

BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Hamina, men's Ykköspesis Siilinjärvi Manttu at 18 FOOTBALL: Pallokissat – Ilves, Tampere, women's league Savon Sanomat Arena at 19

MOUNTAIN BIKING: Tahkon MTB-mountain biking race Nilsiä Tahkovuori

07 >July 1.–2.7.

MOTOCROSS: The Kuopio Motorcycle MX-Motocross Race, Kuopio Heinäjoki

2.7.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Kuopion Steelers – ECG, Helsinki, The men's first division Väinölänniemi at 16

5.7.

BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Puijon Pesis, men's Ykköspesis Siilinjärvi Manttu at 18 FOOTBALL: Pallokissat – Åland United, Maarianhamina, women's league Savon Sanomat Arena at 19

8.7.

TRIATHLON: 28. Kuopio Triathlon Iso-Valkeinen, organizer Triathlonteam Aqua Terra

8.7.

28.6.

FOOTBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Lievestuore, men's Ykköspesis Siilinjärven Manttu at 18

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9.7.

BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Hamina, men's Ykköspesis Puijonlaakso baseball stadium at 17

14.7.

BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Manse PP, Tampere, men's Ykköspesis Siilinjärvi Manttu at 18

15.7.

BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Muhos, men's Ykköspesis Siilinjärvi Manttu at 14 FOOTBALL: Pallokissat – HJK, Helsinki, Savon Sanomat Arena at 16

16.7.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Kuopion Steelers – Wolverines, Helsinki, Väinölänniemi at 16 RESISTANCE RUNNING: Kivennavan Kierto -running race Juankoski Kivennapa at 19 BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Ulvila, men's Ykköspesis Siilinjärvi baseball stadium at 17 ATHLETICS: Lapinlahden Eliittikisat Lapinlanti sport park

18.7.

BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Kiri, Jyväskylä, men's Puijonlaakso baseball stadium at 18

19.7.

BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Muhos, men's Ykköspesis Siilinjärvi Manttu at 18

22.7.

FOOTBALL: KuPS – FC Lahti, Veikkausliiga Savon Sanomat Arena, at 17

23.7.

BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Ylivieska, men's Ykköspesis Siilinjärvi Manttu at 17

26.7.

BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Siilinjärven Pesis, men's Ykköspesis Puijonlaakso baseball stadium at18

29.7.

RUGBY: KRC – Porvoo, Men's SM series Puijonlaakso at 15 RUGBY: KRC – Pori, women's I division, Puijonlaakso FOOTBALL: Pallokissat – GBK, Kokkola, women's league Savon Sanomat Arena at 17

30.7.

BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Lohi, Jyväskylä, men's Ykköspesis, Siilinjärvi Manttu at 17

08 >August 4.8.

BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Manse PP, Tampere men's Ykköspesis Puijonlaakso baseball stadium at 18

5.8.

FOOTBALL: KuPS – RoPS, Rovaniemi Veikkausliiga Savon Sanomat Arena at 17

5.–6.8.

AUTO RACING: Asfalttirallisprintin Future cupin osakilpailut Lapinlahti sport park

9.8.

BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Pöytyä, men's Ykköspesis Puijonlaakso baseball stadium at 18

10.8.

FOOTBALL: KuPS – JJK, Jyväskylä, Veikkausliiga Savon Sanomat Arena at 18.30

12.8.

RUGBY: KRC – Helsinki RC, men's SM-league Puijonlaakso at 15 AMERIKKALAISTA JALKAPALLOA: Kuopion Steelers – Indians, Espoo, Väinölänniemi at 16

18.–19.8.

AUTO RACING: Koillis-Savon ralli Tuusniemi, Junior and young SM racing series

19.8.

AUTO RACING: Kuopion asfalttirallisprint Heinäjoki motor track

20.8.

FOOTBALL: KuPS – IFK Maarianhamina, Veikkausliiga Savon Sanomat Arena at 18.30

26.–27.8.

SHOOTING SPORTS: Siilinjärvi's Sport shooter's national Sasta-trap shotgun competition Siilinjärvi Raasio shooting centre


EVENTS

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FOOTBALL HAS BEEN for decades the most popular and traditional summer sport in Kuopio. After a good season start, the local football club Kuopion Palloseura (KuPS) aims for a medal in the men's main series, the Veikkaus league. Pallokissat, which focuses on women's and girls' football, plays in women's national championship league.

2.

IN KUOPIO YOU can also follow Kuopio Steelers

playing American football in the first division and the rugby team KRC at the national championship series. These sports have also women's series.

3.

FINNISH STYLE BASEBALL is played a lot in the region, on the second highest national level, Ykköspesis. Siilinjärven Pesis and Puijon Pesis from Kuopio are top tier in their series and aim to get up into the main series, called Superpesis.

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THE MOST SUCCESFUL ball sport last year in the Kuopio region was roller hockey. Vuorelan Veikot from Siilinjärvi that plays its home games in Lapinlahti, is after its third consecutive Finnish championship with good success. For many an ice hockey player, the sport is a fine side sport for the summer.

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SUMMER SPORTS IN KUOPIO IN THE STRONGLY trending disc golf, the

national championship games are held mid June in pairs, and the final game of the most important national series in September at Siilinjärvi and Kuopio.

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IN INDIVIDUAL SPORTS, the biggest games are at Lapinlahti, when the city hosts the traditional track and field tournament Eliittikisat mid July. Kuopio Triathlon is held 8th Jul and Kuopio Marathon in early September.

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IN MOTOR SPORTS, the most important

race is held mid June at Siilinjärvi, where the Finnish championship series and Finnish cup stage is raced. The most important car race is the Finnish championship junior, youth and women's rally series stage held in August in Northeastern Savonia.

IN AUGUST 3RD–8TH Kuopio hosts a grand natio-

nal beach volley tournament Sunsets Kuopio. The ice hockey team KalPa starts with the European matches in international ice hockey. In spring 2017, the team won silver in the national championship.

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EVENTS

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

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

There are two 18-hole golf courses.

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 is home to around 60 permanent residents.

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

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.

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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Accessible location and public transportation There are efficient public transport connections between Kuopio and Nilsiä. Bus services There are up to 11 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.

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. 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.


THINGS TO SEE AND DO

TAHKO

Levi Ylläs Rovaniemi Ruka Oulu Distances from Tahko: Place

Distance

Helsinki Kuopio Nilsiä Kuopio airport (Rissala) Siilinjärvi train station

435 km 65 km 10 km 50 km 38 km

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

HOSPITAL

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

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.

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

PHARMACIES

ALKO

Nilsiän apteekki, Nilsiäntie 65 73300 Nilsiä, tel. +358 17 368 7770, Mon–Fri 8.30–18, Sat 8.30–15

Alko Nilsiä, Pisantie 2, 73300 Nilsiä Mon–Thu 9–18, Fri 9–20, Sat 9–18

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)

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

Kuopio

Vaasa Jyväskylä

Except for midsummer: Thu 22.6. 9–20, on midsummer's eve on Fri 23.6. 9–13, on midsummer on Sat 24.6. closed

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JUNIOR SUITE for 2 110 /person/night STANDARD SUITE for 4 90 /person/night SUPERIOR SUITE for 6 85 /person /night Tahko Spa Hotel is a year-round holiday destination 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.

Golf packages includes: Accommodation in Tahko Spa Hotel, use of the spa (1 ticket / person), linen, final cleaning and one green fee / person / day at Tahko Golf Club. Rates require full accommodation per suite and are valid during the 2017 golf season.

GOLF APARTMENT for 3 82 /person/night VUORI APARTMENT for 4 78 /person/night

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THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Sights of the

TAHKO REGION 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 during the summer. 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. See more on page 10. 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.

4. Nilsiä Church 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. Kirkomäentie 1, 73300 Nilsiä.

5. Nilsiä Local History Centre The Kotiseutukeskus comprises of the museum and café situated in the main building and the outbuilding used by the museum located in the yard, the arched cellar and the roofed summer theatre. Simolantie 41, 73300 Nilsiä.

6. Tahko-Tours Village Chapel 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.

7. Lastukoski channel area On the way from Tahko to Pisa its worth stopping to view the Lastukoski channel. The lock located between Syväri and Vuotjärvi lake was opened for use in 1906, and it’s still working. There is a small shop open to tourists during the summer. Nurmeksentie, 73300 Nilsiä.

8. Kinahmi countryside scenery There is a hiking trail at the top of the steep quartz Kinahmi ridge that offer wonderful views of well kept idyllic countryside. On the eastern slope you can explore the setting of the Pölkkypuro little village that has been preserved in its original condition.

TAHKO

To enjoy by scenic lift

Aholansaari breathes history

THE SCENIC LIFT at Tahko is in use also in the summer. During the trip you can take a breath and admire the beautifully lush landscape of Syväri. Up top you can enjoy treats and cool refreshments. In summer 2017 the scenic lift is in use 28.6.– 5.8. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11–16. The fee is 7 € for adults, 5 € for children (7–12 yo) and 15 € for a cyclist and their bicycle. To transport a bicycle in the scenic lift, take the bike in your lap and close the protective shutter. According to Tahkonrinteet director of business Pasi Martikainen, transport hooks for bicycles on the sides of the chair lift is intended to be available next summer.

AHOLANSAARI IS LOCATED a few minutes away from

THE LOWER STATION of the scenic lift is at the foot of Panorma slope. At the top the lift brings summer vacationers right next to restaurant Panorama Bar & Cafe. After the lift trip it's nice to sit down for a warm meal or some pastries, ice cream or refreshments. At the same time you can admire the gorgeous landscape over Syväri opening up tp Panorama Bar & Cafe. Panorama Bar & Cafe is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10–16. The restaurant is available also on foot or by car. Pehkubaari at the top of Tahko is also open during the summer. Pehkubaari is open in July on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 12–16 and on request. At the restaurant you can enjoy soup lunch or salty snacks.

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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. TWO SHIPS, Toivo and Kleofas, take passengers to Aholansaari in the summer. You can also get to the island by your own boat. Aholansaari hut is excellent for independent hiking, frying sausafes and eating rations.

The office, reception and the café ”Saaren veräjä” serve you at Aholansaari Tel. +358 4641 000 or aholansaari@aholansaari.fi www.aholansaari.fi All scheduled service for Aholansaari goes from the pier of Sääskiniemi to Aholansaari and back. The trip takes about 15 minutes. Departures from Sääskiniemi at 8 and noon, and from Aholansaari at 15.50.


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Marked hiking routes in Tahko area:

1

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

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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.

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Tahkomäki route, 14.4 km (red)

- 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 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

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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

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Pisa route

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.

Kettukangas route, 4.1 km (yellow)

– 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

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 tahkonreittipooli.fi and tahko.com

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

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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

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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

Mountain running at Tahko TAHKON VUORIJUOKSU IS a running event held for the fourth time the coming autumn on the 21st October. The events are the 2 km sprint to the top of the Tahko slopes, and the 12, 21 and 42 km routes for the athletic Mountain Chiefs and Mountain Counselors. You can also run the 12 km route without timing as for example a hiking trek. After Run events are held from the afternoon until the small hours for both the runners and their supporters. A MOUNTAIN RUN isn't quite the traditional trail run, as both the diversity of the terrain and the large vertical differences at the Tahko slopes area are challenging. The routes have gravel, dirt roads, stone ash, rocky trails, grass on the slopes and perhaps other surprises depending on the weather. YOU CAN GO and test your fitness or practice for the race at the route of the Vuorijuoksu (www.tahkovuorijuoksu.fi) organized by Finntriathlon Oy.


Tahko by bicycle TEXT DIGIMAG/EMMA HEINONEN PHOTO VISITLAKELAND

The terrain at Tahko is excellent grounds for cycling. 15 KM

ROUTE FOR BEGINNERS AND FAMILIES A LIT SKI track during the winter, this largely even route is appropriately easy for families and beginner level cyclists. The route starts at Tahko and continues past the ski cafĂŠ to Simola via Sieraniemi. At the end point there is Simolan kota with a campfire site, firewood and an outhouse. There you can take a breath and enjoy your meal and rest in the peace of nature. Altogether the route is 15 kilometers long. You can also make the journey entirely by the way for light traffic, if for instance the children find the terrain too challenging. You can also take advantage of the mainly gravelly cottage roads of the holiday villages while planning the trip.

MTB enduro routes at Tahko: 4.

THE START OF the track is relatively easy, but the woodland sections requires the driver to choose the right course and stay sharp. This track is challenging even for an experienced biker.

FOR THE EXPERIENCED A 25-KILOMETER ROUTE circles around Tahkovuori. This route takes more skill, as it has plenty of ups and downs. The terrain varies from gravel road to rolling and rocky terrain. The route has also more even sections, and you may always get off the bike in a rocky part and walk it past the hard terrain.

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3. THE LONG ROUTE OF

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TAHKO MTB RACE

THE LONGEST ROUTE in Tahko MTB ecent is about 60 kilometers, reaching all the way to Kinahmi. The biggest vertical difference along the way is over 200 meters with the longest climb over a kilometer long. Private landowners have given their permission to use the route only for the day of the MTB event. The route often crosses or passes near private yards, so it is important to respect privacy also when practicing for the Tahko MTB event. Thus the event is sure to happen also in the future.

THIS ROUTE IS made of rocks, steep hillside and sharp turns. The track begins with a light drop to the slope, and continues at the woods. Right after entry the track steers sharply downhill, which is steep and rocky terrain. The track is suitable for a more experienced biker.

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2. TAHKOVUORI ROUTE

25 KM

EL FINALE

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OLDSKOOL THE ROUTE IS versatilely challenging, but suits those looking for a medium level track. The track begins with even ground and lets you enjoy the forest view before the downhill section begins. Going downhill the driver needs to choose the right tactic to avoid firs. The track also has incline turns and open terrain. After this section the track turns rocky and at the end it has a few more curves.

NEW MOUNTAIN BIKE TRACK THIS TRACK SUITS beginners. The track requires speed and includes wall curves among other things.

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Golf courses in the Kuopio region: Tarinagolf Tarina - Tarinaharju, Siilinjärvi - Two 18-hole courses, par 72 and 71 - Handicap requirement Green Card - tel. +358 20 187 8700 www.tarinagolf.fi

Tahko Golf Club TGS - Tahkovuori, Nilsiä - Two 18-hole courses, both par 72 - Handicap requirement Green Card - tel. +358 600 550 740 www.tahkogolf.fi

Tiiri Golf TiGo - In Nilsiä, close to Tahko - 9-hole course, par 30 - Handicap requirement 54, playing without a Green Card possible, if one out of a four person group has a handicap card - tel. +358 40 992 4325 www.tiiringolf.com Additionally, around one hour’s drive from Kuopio are:

Anola Golf Club AGC - Pieksämäki - 9-hole park course, par 72 - Handicap requirement 54 - tel. +358 50 594 6765 www.anolagolf.fi

Eerikkala Golf EeG - Riitniemi, Tervo - 9-hole course, par 72 - Handicap requirement 54 - tel. +358 17 387 2063 www.eerikkalagolf.fi

Kartanogolf KGOLF - Joroinen - 18-hole park course, par 72 - Handicap requirement Green Card - tel. +358 10 422 2380 www.kartanogolf.fi

Konnusgolf (KonG) - Leppävirtä - 9-hole course, par 72 - Handicap requirement Green Card - tel. +358 44 088 4400 www.konnusgolf.com

Ylä-Savon Golfseura YSG - Ahmo lake shore, Iisalmi - 9-hole course, par 72 - Handicap requirement Green Card - tel. +358 44 709 1200 www.ysg.fi

Kicking off the golf season TEXT DIGIMAG/ILPO LOMMI PHOTO VISITLAKELAND

In Finland, playing golf is inexpensive when compared internationally. Apart from the reasonable price tag, players can easily enjoy the good green conditions and the beautiful scenery.

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ast winter was extremely good for the golf courses in Kuopio. The greens had a good night's sleep, and the frost was not able to destroy the lawns. The players could hit the ball on the high-quality fairways immediately after the field maintenance was done. In Tarinaharju and Tahko, trees were cut down and trimmed, allowing players to have new hitting options and wider scenic views. ACCORDING TO Osmo Ruuska, Managing

Director of Tarinagolf, both the new and old 18-hole fields are high-quality and interesting considering all of Finland. Due to the two fields, playing time is enough also during the high season. WITH MORE than 2200 members, Tarinagolf is the largest sports and exercise associati-

on in North Savo. Of the Finnish golf clubs, it is the seventh largest and number one in Eastern Finland. Ruuska expects that Tarinagolf's membership and players will continue to grow this year. Especially the number of women players seem to be growing. Tahko Golf's Managing Director Jukka Ilva is also delighted about the record-breaking good winter for the new and old 18-hole golf course. ‒ Tahko Golf's summer calendar has nice competitions and other events. The most significant event may be GoGolf’s competition, taking place from the 12th to the 13th of August, which has 18 prizes of trips around the world, the most distant is to South and Central America. There is only one other of these types of special competitions in Finland. We also organise a couple of Finnish Junior Tour competitions, Ilva says. www.digimag.fi

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‒ There is also a 20-target Frisbee golf course built temporarily for a public event taking place from the 8th to the 9th of September. At Tahko Golf, neighbouring Tiiri Golf, they are also optimistic. Particularly suitable for beginners and intermediate golfers, the nine-fairway green is in good shape. The Par 3 and 4 bays are shorter than many other fairways, but also challenging fairways can be found for players who have a lower handicap. Green card courses and pro-level coaching are available for larger and smaller groups as well as for individual needs. There are different competitions during the summer for groups as well. KUOPIO’S CLOSEST handicap-qualified golf

courses can be found in Tervo in Northern Savo, Joroinen and Pieksämäki in Southern Savo and in Hankasalmi in Central Finland.


THINGS TO DO AT TAHKO

DIRECTLY

TO THE TOP!

all summer long TEXT DIGIMAG/EMMA HEINONEN PHOTOS KUOPIO–TAHKO, VISITLAKELAND

You can enjoy horseback riding, geocaching, and riding ATVs at Tahko during the summer. There are activities for everyone.

Everyone should see the view form the top pf Tahkovuori at least once in their life. To get to the top, you can challenge yourself by going on foot, or drive right to the door or ride a scenic lift while admiring the view. The lower station of the scenic lift is at the foot of Panorama slope. The lower station is accessible by car and the pier next to it by boat. During the lift ride you can take a breath and admire the beautifully lush landscape of Syväri. The fee for the lift is 7€ for adults, 5€ for children (7-12yo) and 15€ for a bicycle and its rider. Tahkonlaaksontie 1 (signpost to the chair lift), Nilsiä • Tel. +358 17 481 200 www.tahkonrinteet. • Open 28th Jun – 5th Aug Wed, Fri 11AM – 4PM, Sat 10AM – 4PM

Idyllic slope restaurant Panorama Bar & Cafe serves at the upper station of the scenic lift. At Panorama you can enjoy your lunch in the best vantage point at Tahko. For admirers of landscape, the renewed Panorama 180° is a dream spot, whose panoramic windows open to a gorgeous view over Syväri. Welcome for an ice cream, a coffee, a beer or a hamburger in the sunshine at the scenic terrace! Tahkomäentie 333, Nilsiä • Tel. +358 17 481 300 • www.panoramabar.fi Open 28th Jun – 5th Aug Wed – Sat 10AM – 4PM or by arrangement!

TAHKO ZIPLINE AND STAIRS A NEW SET of stairs and a zipline, the longest in Finland, are coming to Tahko. Both will be completed for the 2017 summer season. The Tahko Zipline cable is about a thousand metres long and the altitude difference is more than 200 metres with speeds reaching a maximum of 80 km/h. The attraction is unique in Finland, and there are only a few others like it in the world. Users wear a full body harness which is attached to the pulley suspended on a cable. At the bottom of the zipline, the automatic brakes slow the pace so the user can enjoy both the speed and magnificent scenery in peace. The zipline weight limit is 25–120 kg, so children as well as adults can experience the new attraction.

Slope restaurant Pehku at the top of Tahko is a traditional restaurant with personality in the middle of magnificent view over natural landscape. The log building breathes pastoral romanticism in the light of candles and the fireplace. In the same yard you will also find for rent Mualiman Sauna and the champagne bar. Pehkuntie 457, Nilsiä • Tel. +358 440 481 488 • www.pehku.com Open in July Mon–Wed 12NOON – 4PM or by arrangement. Sauna by arrangement.

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The zipline is centrally located in Tahkovuori. The line starts at the ski slope above the SkiMac rental centre, continues past the restaurant Piazza’s terrace and ends at the Sokos hotel. The zipline will be open all year round. The longest stairs in Finland are also coming to Tahko. They are about 800 metres long. The stairs are expected to be completed by Midsummer. Both the stairs and the zipline have been in demand in the area. The needs of sports clubs and other active people have been taken into account when constructing the stairs. They can also be used for stair running competitions and other events.


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GEOCACHING

ATV SAFARI

RIDING

GEOCACHING IS A global hobby that utilises satellite positioning to look

YOU CAN ALSO go on an ATV safari trip. Safaris last 1-3 hours and

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.

groups can range from 3 to 20 people. Safaris can include rappelling or a going to a shooting range. Prices are from 109 to 180 euros per person and an ATV safari can take place all year round. SeikkailuKuopio (Adventure Kuopio) also offers a four day safari, which takes participants on a safari of about 500 kilometres throughout the beautiful lake scenery.

TAHKO FARM'S HORSEPOWER is perfect for everyone. There are mini ATVs, tractor ATVs, new and old tractors and cars, as well as genuine horsepower for all levels of riders. You can ride horses and ponies through Tahko’s beautiful nature or learn and exercise on horseback in small groups. No previous experience is needed. The farm also has a yard where you can pet and feed animals and see how different types of animals behave. Animals love being stroked, being fed delicacies and getting attention, and you can easily spend more time with them. The experience is very unique for everyone.

Caches can be found at: www.geocaching.com

Additional information: www.tahkosafarit.fi

Further information: tahkofarmi.fi ja www.kinahminhevostila.fi

SUP (stand up paddle boarding)

FISHING

A BEACH FOR SWIMMING

SUP IS WHERE you paddle standing up on a board a little larger than a

TAHKO OUTDOORS OFFERS guided fishing trips to the Lastukoski fishing spot, where you can fish for pike and salmon. The tour takes 4 hours and costs 120–150 euros per person. Tahko Outdoors also sells and rents out fishing equipment starting at the beginning of June. For individual fisherman, the company sells fishing permits to Lastukoski. Their prices are 21 euros for 12 hours and 25 euros for 24 hours.

TAHKOLAHTI’S BEACH IS very centrally located in Tahko, next to the Rin-

surfboard. Equipment can be rented at Tahko through SkiMac Promenade. The boards Red Paddle Co brand and are of high quality and air-filled. SkiMac can also provide courses for groups with ASI certified instructors. Renting sailboats, canoes and vests costs from 40 to 75 euros per person. In the heat of the summer, the wide water areas and calm places on the shores of Syväri lake provide a perfect place for SUP enthusiasts. Additional information: www.tahkosup.fi

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nepelto holiday cottages. The gently-sloping and sand-bottomed beach makes it perfect for children. There is also a playground right nearby the Tahkolahti beach with a jungle gym and a gazebo. The beach also offers fitness equipment for adults. Picnics can be enjoyed conveniently at the table, and you can change from your summer clothes into your bathing suits and back again.


Fun for kids at Tahko TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTO KUOPIO-TAHKO

Tahko is everything but boring during the summer. The Tahko holiday centre is a great summer destination especially for families with children. Here is a list of some popular activities for children and young-minded people. 1. ACTIVITY PARK The activity park right next to the Tahko Spa offers many activities for children, teenagers and adults. The park has a sports and play area with, for example, a cable slide, parkour area, floor-ball course and fitness equipment.

2. FARM ANIMALS At the Tahko Farmi petting zoo visitors can admire the adorable farm animals and feed them according to instructions. “Morning 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. You can also rent a rowboat, an electric outboard motor, a fishing rod, a bicycle or an ATV quad bike at the farm.

ture tours for children. Mammutin jalanjäljillä -adventure tour organized by Tahko Outdoors is one of the most popular. The panorama lift is also an exciting experience.

3. HORSE SAFARI The Tahko Farmi activity centre and the Riding Club Tahko Areena 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.

7. THE SPA The Tahko Spa Hotel is open through the summer. 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, where children can climb, slide and play with friends.

4. AHOLANSAARI ISLAND The Aholansaari camp and holiday centre is a famous travel destination in the Tahko area. In the summer it can be reached from Tahko in about ten minutes by boat. The heart of the island is the historically valuable Paavon pirtti, a traditional Finnish cottage. Two ships, Toivo and Kleofas, take visitors to the island. 5. OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES Outdoor activities, such as fishing and canoeing, are a traditional way to spend a holiday in Tahko. There are many well-marked hiking routes with campfire sites that are suitable for families with children. Event organizers have guided na-

6. BEACHES Tahko and Nilsiä have several good sand beaches. The most popular ones are the shallow beach of Tahkolahti right in the centre of Tahko and the Sieraniemi beach a little bit farther away.

8. DISC GOLF The Tahko Spa Activity Park also features a 9-hole beginner-friendly disc golf course free of charge. It takes about one hour to complete the course. Golf discs are sold in the Tahko Spa shop and in the Skimac Promenade. 9.. 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, where you can have fun with either traditional or neon bowling.

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KIDS-wristband For 3–12 year old children Discounts: With the wristband children get many discounts for Tahko activities and in many restaurants. Discounts may vary from day to day, please check the day’s discounts at www.kuopiotahko.fi – Tahko kids -ranneke (in Finnish). Price: 10€/child. The wristband can be purchased with accommodation package. Available at: For example Break Sokos Hotel Tahko, Tahko Spa Hotel, Tahko.com, Puustila Golf & Ski ja Tahko Farmi. Validity period: The wristband is valid during your entire stay at Tahko, maximum two weeks. The sale date will be marked on the wristband at the purchase.

Links: www.aholansaari.fi www.tahkofarmi.fi www.tahkooutdoors.com

www.seikkailukuopio.fi www.tahkospa.fi www.tahkoriding.fi


Shops with friendly service in Nilsiä!

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Our grocery stores are open:

Ruotsalainen Oy provides everything for summer! Mon–Fri 8AM–9PM, Sat 8AM–7PM, Sun 10AM–7PM

Welcome to shop affordably at Nilsiä and Tahko!

A versatile selection for leisure in our shopping center!

Refreshing beverages for summer thirst!

See Tahkon Tähti’s opening hours at www.ruotsalainen.fi Mon–Fri 9AM–6PM, Sat 9AM–3PM Calls to +358 1053 numbers from both landline and mobile phones cost 8,35 c/call + 12,09 c/min


Tahko Farmi

Restaurants

at Tahko

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

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Real encounters with animals

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO WARSTEINER BAR Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 10 762 9550, www.sokoshotels.fi Open 9.00–02.00 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.

Beach villas in prime location

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO HILLSIDE Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 10 762 9550, www.sokoshotels.fi Open on arrangement.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors on horse safaris

Real and filling tastiness. Salads, burgers, steaks and desserts. There's a playground for children next to the restaurant.

Novelty: children's quad bike rides

YEAR-ROUND ACTIVITY CENTER AT TAHKO! FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN:

FOR RENT:

Self-guided Farm tour Pony walks Riding lessons Horse safaris Quad bike ride

Bicycles Rowing boats Electric outboard motors Beach villas

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

Work team/group activities Villa meetings and parties Horse safaris

TAHKO FARMI Puh. +358 45 111 0060 tahkofarmi@puustila.com www.tahkofarmi.fi

FOR GROUPS:

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO MINIHESBURGER Sääskiniementie 560 tel. +358 50 34 39 574, sokoshotels.fi Open from 16th Jun -> 11.00–21.00 At Tahko's MiniHesburger restaurant you always get a delicious hamburger with friendly service. The products are known for their good taste and quality. We have varying discounts. Tasty and enjoyable moments!

PUUSTILA GOLF & SKI BEACH VILLAS Puh. +358 45 111 0060 info@puustila.com www.puustila.com TAHKOVUORI - 045 111 0060 - www.puustila.com

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EAT AND DRINK

TAHKO SPA HOTEL KOTIPIZZA

TAHKO SPA HOTEL TRATTORIA

TAHKO SPA HOTEL SPA CÁFE

RESTAURANT GOLDEN RESORT

Keitaankatu 1, tel. +358 600 550 148 tahkospa.fi Open until 22nd Jun MonSat 11.00–21.00, Sun 11–14

Keitaankatu 1, tel. +358 600 550 148 tahkospa.fi Open Sun–Wed by arrangement, Thu–Sat 14.00– 21.00

Keitaankatu 1, tel. +358 600 550 148 tahkospa.fi Open until 22nd Jun Mon–Sat

Kultapallo 1, tel. +358 17 483 211 goldenresort.fi Open 25th May to 13th

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.

A cozy family restaurant using local produce. Children have a playground next to the restaurant.

Cafeteria provides various savoury and sweet pastries as well as the soup of the day. For summer's tasty moments there's also sweets and ice cream.

RESTAURANT REHTI JA PIZZERIA ONNI

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO PIZZA BREIKKI

RESTAURANT PIAZZA Sääskiniementie 560 tel. +358 17 483 260, piazzatahko.fi Open from Midsummer onwards. See the live gig calendar on our web page. Entertainment on two floors in the biggest night club in Eastern Finland. Live performances, bars and a summer terrace. See also the event calendar.

Tähtitie 2, Tahkovuori, tel. +358 44 5744 363, www.ravintolarehti.fi, www.pizzeriaonni.fi, Open daily.

A relaxed, stylish and atmospheric à la carte restaurant and a sunny terrace. A distinct menu for demanding taste. In July, American and Italian theme nights.

9.00–22.00, Sun 10.00–14.00

Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 10 762 9550, www.sokoshotels.fi Open 11.00–21.00 In selection there are delicious pizzas, fresh salads, tasty pastas, pizza roll and pita bread with a juicy pulled pork filling.

Aug. Restaurant open daily 9.00–18.00, kitchen 11.00–15.00. 14th Aug to 30th Oct, check opening hours from web-sites.

Tasty moments daily in the restaurant hall, the lobby bar and the summer terrace.

RESTAURANT MOSQUITO Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 17 483 250, www.mosquitotahko.fi Open from Midsummer onwards, check the summer's opening hours at the web page. Moves to Piazza for the summer. American treats, flavors from Mexico and refreshing drinks both inside and on the scenic terrace.

TAHKO

RESTAURANT KAISLA

RESTAURANT KUNKKU

Viitakuja 5, tel. +358 50 365 9458 ravintolakaisla.fi

Tahkolaaksontie 6, tel. +358 10 6666 499, kunkku.com Open by arrangement until Midsummer. Check the summer's opening hours. 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.

Open daily 9.00–17.00. Home made lunch weekdays 10.30–15.00 & weekends 11.00–16.00

A lunch and private restaurant on the shore of Tahkolahti opposite the slopes, with a gorgeous view. Has catering, a patio and a new beach terrace.

RESTAURANT WANHA KLUBI

Klubitie 12, tel. +358 44 067 1303 wanhaklubi.fi Open Sun–Thu 8.00–18.00, Fri–Sat 8.00–20.00 The pleasant restaurant sits on a magnificent spot next to the 1st and 9th tee of the Olde golf course. The kitchen conjures up breakfast, home cooked lunch, pastries and à la carte treats.

PANORAMA BAR & CAFÉ Tahkomäentie 125, tel. +358 44 329 4669, panoramabar.fi Open 28.6.– 5.8. Wed & Sat 10.00-16.00 and by arrangement. New, idyllic log restaurant seating 90, with a warm pavilion seating 110 next to it, and a vacationer's oasis, a wide sun terrace seating 175.

PRIVATE RESTAURANTS: RESTAURANT JOKKE’S STUBE

Rantalankuja 24, tel. +358 44 485 4114, jokkesstube.com

Open by arrangement

PUB KARHU

RESTAURANT EL MONTE

Kiljusenkalliontie 2, tel +358 44 048 1458, tahkonkarhu.fi Open daily 19.00–02.00

Tähtitie 1, tel. +358 17 369 9090 elmonte.fi Open 27th Jun–1st Aug

Karhu is a phenomenon at Tahko. It's a relaxed pub at the centre of Tahkovuori, that is always open with daily karaoke.

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.

RESTAURANT HUNAJAN PISARA Aholansaari, tel. +358 50 4641 000 aholansaari.fi Open Jun-Jul lunch Mon-Sun 11.00–13.30. Aug by arrangement. Cafe open daily 10.00–15.00 The dining hall of restaurant Hunajan Pisara opens to a beautiful and tranquil view to the lake Syväri. The restaurant functions also as a private restaurant and a catering service. www.digimag.fi

PEHKUBAARI BAR

Pehkuntie 457, tel. +358 440 481 488 pehkubaari.fi Open in Jul MonWed 12–16 A slope restaurant on the top of Tahko with personality and a gorgeous view. During summer hosts a lot of family celebrations, weddings and evening gatherings, meetings and recreation days.

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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. RESTAURANT LAKEFORD

Hirsivalkamantie 4, tel. +358 440 481 444, lakeford.fi Open by arrangement Tahko’s living room like occasion restaurant decorated with chandeliers and red carpets. A popular location for celebrations.


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.

AHOLANSAARI CAMPING AND HOLIDAY CENTRE

ALPPITALOT ALPINE HOUSES

Aholansaari, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 50 464 1000 www.aholansaari.fi A versatile camping and holiday centre offers accommodation for lone travelers as well as for groups all year round.

Tähtitie 9, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 481 400 www.tahko.com The Alpine houses are located 200 metres from the ski slopes. Restaurant Syvärin Kunkku is only 150 metres away.

APARTMENTS ANNA

APARTMENT TÄHTITAHKO

Syvärinkaari 12 C&D, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 20 7343590 www.tahko.me Atmospheric and cozy holiday apartments in the centre of Tahko. 2–6 bedroom apartments available. Parking area with heating plugs. Free wi-fi.

Tähtitie 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 20 7343590, www.tahtitahko.fi 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. Parking area with heating plugs. Free wi-fi.

LÄHDE: TAHKO

JORMALA Sinikankaari 1 A, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 483 200 , www.tahko.com, myynti@tahkochalet.fi A high-quality villa of 180 m2 located in the centre of Tahko. This five-bedroom villa has a spacious terrace with a view on the slopes. A fireplace indoors as well as on the terrace. www.digimag.fi

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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.


ACCOMMODATIONS

GOLDEN RESORT

TAHKO

HOTELLI UKKO

KARITAHKO

VIETTI APARTMENTS

KUNKKU

LOMA-RANTALA

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

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

Sääskiniementie 560, 73310 Tahkovuori tel. +358 17 483 200, www.tahko.com, myynti@tahkochalet.fi

tel. +358 10 6666 166, Tahkolaaksontie 6, 73310 Tahkovuori www.kunkku.com/kunkkumajoitus

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

Golden Resort’s unique villas offer a perfect frame for accommodation, holiday, family occasions and business events all year round. Versatile meeting rooms, delicious eatables and great service will make any event a successful one.

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 round.

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

Quality apartments located above the ski rental, right in the core of Tahko. Six apartments have beds for four people: one bedroom and a loft.

Three-bedroom apartments near Tahko centre in Hovipuisto, Rivitahko’s row house apartments for eight people at Tahkolahti bay, and Kunkunvintit apartments near the restaurant Syvärin Kunkku.

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

MUSTI JA MIRRI PET-FRIENDLY HOTEL

POINTIN VALE/PIKE

PUUSTILA GOLF & SKI

RINNEPELTO HOLIDAY COTTAGES

TAHKO-BUNGALOWS

TAHKO HUONEISTOHOTELLI

Kultapallo 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 483 200, www.goldenresort.fi

Golftie 1, 73310 Tahkovuori tel. +358 17481 400 www.tahko.com

Villenkuja 7, 73310 Tahkovuori puh.045 111 0060, www.puustila.com

Four-legged family members are warmly welcome to Tahko’s Musti & Mirri pet-friendly hotel! Pets stay free of charge.

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

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.

Fully equipped log cottages only three kilometres from the centre of Tahko by the beautiful and tranquil Lake Syväri.

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 a well-equipped mini kitchen.

These comfortable two-person apartments are situated by Tahkolahti bay right next to the slopes in four different houses.

TAHKO SPA HOTEL

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

TAHKONNIITTY HOLIDAY HOMES

TAHKON KEHDOT HOLIDAY HOMES

TAHKONCENTRO

Keitaankatu 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 600 550 148 www.tahkospa.fi

TAHKOVUORI CHALETS

Tahko Spa Hotel offers Spa Suites in three sizes. The new high-quality Tahko Spa Hotel Red Apartments were finished in 2015.

Tahko-Tours’ villas by lake Syväri are diveded into four classes: VIP, Lux, Superior and Townhouse. All the houses offer high-quality comfort.

Tahkolahdentie 5, 73310 Nilsiä, tel. +358 17 481 400 www.mustijamirri.fi/tahko

Koivulantie 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 481 400, www.tahkoniitty.fi These holiday homes are Alpine style duplex houses. Services are situated a short walk away. Accommodation for 6+2 persons. www.digimag.fi

Sääskiniementie 244 B, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 481 333, www.rinnepeltolomamokit.fi

Kehdonpolku 1, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 481 400, www.tahko.com Tahkon Kehdot is a complex of six houses that offer ideal conditions for larger groups, near all of Tahko’s services.

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Tahkovuorentie, 73300 Nilsiä, tel. +358 400 416 190, www.tahko.com

Tähtitie 2, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 306 502 502 www.karitahko.fi TahkonCentro holiday homes built in 2008 are situated in the centre of Tahko, above the restaurant Rehti.

Tahkolahdentie 4, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 17 481 400, www.tahkohuoneistohotelli.fi

Kalliolantie 1 B, 73310 Nilsiä, 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.


TAHKO EVENTS CALENDAR

SHOW

EVENT

8.6. Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles"

30.6.–2.7. Tahko MTB

TAHKO'S EVENTS

06 >June 8.6.

MIDSUMMER AT TAHKO 23.–24.6

Tahko Spa Hotel Monitoimiareena Additionally the festival area has foam party pools and a foam cannon and house DJ serving the partygoers for the whole eventful day of the festival from morning to 10pm. Some of the other services are the traditional food stalls, an ice cream stall, a piercing station and a stall for tiein products.

THE HIGHLY POPULAR Midsummer's par-

ty is held for the third time at Tahko. The event, that gathered 8000 guests last year, offers an even larger Midsummer bash this year. The two-day event is held at Tahko Event Parl. You can preorder tickets at Tiketti and Lippupiste. The event is for adults (18+) only. MIDSUMMER'S DAY IS flush with unique

Additional information: www.tahkojuhannus.fi

euro dance, as the festival hosts the Swedish Basic Element. The festival also hosts a large amount of Finnish front line artists.

DISC GOLF AT TAHKO IN RECENT YEARS, disc golf has become a DISC GOLF EVENT weekend, A temporary

popular sport among Finns and at Tahko you get to play at two sites. The nine-legged course at Tahko DiscGolfPark is open to everybody all year round. The course is on the East side of Tahko Spa Hotel, behind the new local sports facility.

disc golf course will be built on the old Tahko Golf course. The 20-legged course will host a competition 8th–10th Sep 2017. The competition is one of four tournaments in the NBDG Grand Slam tour. The event weekend has also side events to accompany to tournament.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

15.6.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

20.6.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

23.6.

Tahko's Midsummer 2017, Tahko Event Park

24.6.

Tahko's Midsummer 2017, Tahko Event Park Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

27.6.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori Tribute to Juice -concert, 19.00, Nilsiä's Manttu

28.6.

The Most Beautiful Summer songs 19.00, Nilsiä Harbour

29.6.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori Rytmihäiriköt 19.00, Restaurant Dooris Jami 21.00, Restaurant Dooris

30.6.–1.7.

Tahko MTB Starts: 00.00 Night Biking, 5.00 180 km, 9.00 120 and 60 km contest groups, 9.15– 10.20 other 120 and 60 km, 14.00 25 km. Contest will starts near of Restaurant Piazza and Sokos Hotel Tahkovuori.

30.6.

Adult and Senior Singers Finishing Concert 14.00, Nilsiä's Manttu

07 >July 1.7.

Matinee 16.00, Nilsiä's Manttu Band Class Performance 18.00, Nilsiä Sport House

2.7.

Summer Market 10.00, Nilsiä Harbour Nilsiä Music and Dance Summer Camp's Finishing Concert 14.30, Nilsiä Sport House

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4.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

7.7.

Nilsiä's Celebration of Awakening Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

8.7.

Nilsiä's Celebration of Awakening

9.7.

Nilsiä's Celebration of Awakening

11.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

13.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

18.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

20.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

25.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

27.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00 The illusion theatre Taikavuori

30.7.

Folk Musician Concert 13.00, Simola's Summer Theatre

08 >August 1.8.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

3.8.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

5.8.

Finntriathlon Tahko

8.8.

TAHKO MTB

10.8.

TAHKO MTB, GROWN to be the lar-

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

15.8.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

17.8.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

22.8.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00, The illusion theatre Taikavuori

26.8.

Tango Contest TangoMaestro 2017 Final & Dance Night, Multifuntion Arena

30.6.–1.7.

Tahko

gest mountain biking event in Finland, is held now for already the 19th time in 30th Jun–1st Jul 2017. Mountain biking enthusiasts return to Tahko year after year. The participants of Tahko MTB have choice of five legs with distances from 25 kilometers up to 180 kilometers. The varied route runs through the environs of Tahko tourist region. The nightless night Tahko MTB starts on Friday 30th Jun at midnight. The riders get to enjoy the bright summer night and the quietened nature of Tahko. The ride is 60 kilometers and untimed. Additional information and registration: www.tahkomtb.fi


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Pankkiautomaatti · ATM · Банкомат

Taksiasema · Taxi station · Стоянка такси

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Välinevuokraamo · Ski rental · Прокат снаряжения

Hiihtohissi · Ski lift · Подъемники

Lentoasema · Airport · Аэропорт 13.5

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Vierasvenesatama · Harbor · Причал Karsikkoselkä

Pysäköinti · Parking · Автостоянка

Lajitteluastia · Recycling container · Раздельный сбор мусора 11.0

Ensiapu · First-Aid · Скорая помощь

Infopiste · Information · Инфо

Hattusaari

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Kävely, patikointi, sauvakävely · Walking, hiking, nordic walking · Трасса для нордической ходьбы и пеших прогулок

Suurisaari Valaistu latu · Lighted track · Освещенная лыжня

Vaativa latu · Difficult track · Трудная лыжня

Helppo latu · Easy track · Легкая лыжня

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EXPERIENCES & ADVENTURES!

SUMMER EVENTS OF SIILINJÄRVI 2017

Karting Karting races Café Terrace Conference room VIP and sauna Pipue

JUNE

JULY

9th–10th Jun Innocum Yritys Cup walking soccer

17th–22nd Jul Siilifolk (siilifolk.com)

17th Jun

17th–22nd Jul Vuorela Open frisbee golf championship

SiiPe's 30th anniversary baseball match against Vähäkyrö (siipe.com)

In amazing nature of Rautalampi, only 45 minutes from Kuopio!

12th Aug Sandels fair 26th Aug Slamball world championship at the market 29th Jun–3rd Aug Ihmisen Osa, a play at the summer theatre (siilinjarventeatteri.fi)

At us you may have: Bachelor parties Birthday parties Recreation days Evening gatherings

Icelandichorse treks

17th–18th Jun Pair frisbeegolf Finnish championship (veikot.fi) 17th–18th Jun Motocross Finnish championship at Hamula 29th Jun–3rd Aug Ihmisen Osa, a play at the summer theatre (siilinjarventeatteri.fi)

AUGUST

The only indoor karting in Savo

Trail riding in a beautiful landscape with lovely horses Suitable from beginners to advanced riders From children’s riding to half day treks

Holy Smoke- sauna treatments Relaxation and health programs with sauna instructor Swimming in a flowing water and enjoying of hot bath tub 29th Jun–3rd Aug Ihmisen Osa, a play at the summer theatre (siilinjarventeatteri.fi)

Health restaurant Every week day lunch served between 11-12 Restaurant open anytime by order Professional preventive health and nutrition consultation

SEPTEMBER

Less than an hour's drive from Kuopio! www.jirakarting.fi facebook.com/ JIRAkarting

Nature adventures Adventurous rowing boat or canoe trips with guide Camping & nature activities Team building -training for groups

16th–17th Sep Powergrip Pro Tour

For more information and bookings:

Museums' opening hours: Harjamäki hospital museum 9th Jun–12th Aug Tue-Fri 10 AM – 5 PM, Sat 10 AM – 4 PM Pöljä regional museum 20th Jun–13th Aug Tue-Fri 10 AM – 5 PM, Sat 10 AM – 4 PM

www.digimag.fi

Mansion of Experiences and Friendship Sahalantie 41, 77700 Rautalampi tel. +358 40 838 5599 | info@eyk.fi

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Yrittäjäntie 3, Tervo info@jirakarting.fi +358 400 617 448


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THINGS TO SEE AND DO

wonders of Savo TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTOS EINO YLÖNEN, JARI KORKALAINEN, WILLE MARKKANEN

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SEINÄVUORI GORGE Tuusniemi

The crevice in the rock was formed during the last ice-age, between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago. The gorge is around 500 meters long, 20 to 40 meters wide and at its highest point up to 25 meters deep. The gorge was placed under protection as a conservation area in 1964 under the conservation law. Seinävuorentie, Tuusniemi. Signs to the gorge are found beside the highway Valtatie 9.

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PUMPULI CHURCH Rautavaara

This natural sight found in the north of Rautavaara gets its name from the large pothole that has broken away and resembles the hall of a church. The Pumpuli (cotton) part of its name comes from the moss that covers the ground at the bottom.

THE ORINORO GORGE Leppävirta

At Leppävirtä’s Mustinmäki, on Soisalo island, you will find Orinoro. Orinoro is a 20 meter deep, 100 meter long gorge carved out in the ice-age. Wooden boards run along the bottom that take you to the lean-to shelter on the shore of the pond. There is also a spring in the gorge, which means that even in the hot summer it feels cool and damp.

Metsäkartanontie 700, Rautavaara. You can get to the Pumpuli Church by car, to Rautavaara Forest manor, where there are signposts.

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Mustinmäentie 83, Leppävirta. A guided trail begins from the yard of the Mustinmäki school.

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The Land of Summer Night Dancing

T

he unique culture of barn dancing is flourishing at the moment in Finland and locals and tourists alike are loving it. Dancing in the heart of nature suits the bright nights of summer. Traditional barn dances are held in idyllic natural settings. The new growth of the tradition born in the 1920s has led to an increase in new dance stages. That is why there are now plenty of places to choose from. Large dance floors may be divided into two areas with maybe two different

Tahko Safaris since 1995

Nipasentie 2 73310 Tahkovuori +358 400 202 303 www.tahkosafarit.fi

Adventure Kuopio since 1999

Rauhankatu 2 70700 Kuopio +358 400 202 303 www.seikkailukuopio.fi

bands playing. Performing in these bands are well known artists. Only one band plays on more traditional stages. Whichever way you choose, dancing gives you the chance to express yourself with the help of music, it brings people close together and improves health. Even shy Finns are brave enough to dance and even dare to get a dance partner from across the room. The easiest first dance is the foxtrot. The steps can be used in most barn dances and can develop in time, when passion for dance increases.

Barn Dances and Dance stages 2017: ASINSALMEN LAVA:

Kiesimäntie 2795, 72300 Vesanto. HOJO HOJO:

Mustolantie 9, 71200 Tuusniemi Tel +358 17 661 555 ILVESKASINO:

Kurkimäentie 13, 70870 Hiltulanlahti Tel +358 17 362 3523

LITMANIEMI:

Litmaniementie, 71360, Kuopio. Tel +358 40 581 4166

RAUHALAHTI:

LEMPYYN SEURANTALO:

Katiskaniementie 8, 70700 Kuopio Tel +358 30 608 3100

Lempyyntie 206, 77630 Lempyy Tel +358 50 532 8696

SALMIJÄRVEN LAVA:

PALATSISTUDIOT:

Ruostepurontie 188, Juankoski Tel +358 500 580 536

Haapaniemenkatu 34, 70100 Kuopio Tel +358 400 979 884

SIVAKKA:

RAITTIUSTALO:

TULENLIEKKI:

SAARELAN NUORISOSEURA:

Minna Canthin katu 52-54, 70100 Kuopio, Tel +358 40 516 4657

KEKKOLAN LAVA:

NISKAHARJUN LAVA:

Jylhäntie 30,79700, Leppävirta Tel +358 44 980 5400

Kalttosentie 78 A, 72600 Keitele Puh. 050 364 0151

KYLLIKINRANTA:

Koskentie 861, Sorsakoski Tel +358 400 477 111

ALAPITKÄN NUORISOSEURA:

TAHKON TALVILAVATANSSIT:

Eteläntie 249, 74510 Iisalmi Tel +358 50 383 0474

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Lampiinsalmentie 13, Ollikkala, Lapinlahti Tel +358 40 853 8254

Juuantie 638, Sivakkavaara, Kaavi Keskisaarentie 58, 71750 Maaninka Tel +358 40 730 5761 Tel +358 17 362 8080

Pielavedentie 1330, 72210, Tervo Tel +358 400 573 459

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LAMPIINSALMI:

Summer 2017

MAANINGAN KASINO:

PUISTORINNE:

Jysinahontie 176, Rantakylä, Kiuruvesi Tel +358 40 705 6860

Räsäläntie 3,71910 Alapitkä Tel +358 400 181 376

Keitaankatu 1, 73310 Tahkovuori Tel +358 50 360 0000


THINGS TO SEE AND DO

REGION

NORTHERN SAVO

MUNICIPALITY

Vieremä Sonkajärvi

Kiuruvesi

Iisalmi Rautavaara Lapinlahti

TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTO KUOPIO-TAHKO Pielavesi

The Kuopio area has attractions and experiences to be enjoyed during the summer season as well. Here are some of the region’s highlights we picked.

Keitele Siilinjärvi

Juankoski

Tervo

LEPPÄVIRTA DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO: 52 KM THE SCENIC AREA surrounded by the waterfront offers possibilities such as hiking, canoeing and fishing. Vesileppis has an adventure tourism center, an underground ski resort, a spa, an ice rink and a multipurpose arena. Did you know? Orinoro, about 200 meters long and almost 20 meters deep, is one of Savo's seven miracles. At the bottom of the valley the spring bubbles, and there is snow and ice until June.

HEINÄVESI DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO: 110 KM THE WATERWAY IN Heinävesi with its ca-

nals is part of the Finnish national landscape, and inland waterways go from Kuopio and Savonlinna in the summer. Sights: The only orthodox monasteries in the Nordic countries: Valamo Monastery and Lintula Nunnery in Heinävesi. About 150,000 visitors and pilgrims visit Valamo each year.

Sights: Finland’s 100 year anniversary harmonica concert on June 28th, 2017 at 19.00

OUTOKUMPU DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 95 KM OUTOKUMPU HIKING AND Nature Center

has a campsite, a camping area, a canoeing route, a recreational fishing area, nature trails and children's fishing grounds. Sights: Outokumpu is known as a mining town. In the Old Mine area, you can get acquainted with how mining was done in the past and mining technology, including the museum in the tunnel, mining museum, mining train and Keretti mine tower. The children’s mine is a mining theme park with large outdoor and indoor play areas.

PIEKSÄMÄKI DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 93 KM AT THE TRAFFIC junction in Pieksämäki, the

natural peace and the sound of engines are in balance. There are over 400 lakes in the area, and conditions favour nature tourism, such as fishing. Pieksämäki is the only Motopark and Paltanen motor sports center in Eastern Finland, and in July a popular Big Wheels automobile event is held. Sights: Culture centre Poleen has exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances under the same roof.

TERVO DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 58 KM TERVO HAS EXCELLENT possibilities for water and cottage tourism, as well as the 9-hole Eerikkala Golf Course. You can fish with the catch and release method at the Lohimaa travel centre, and the area offers high-quality apartment accommodation. There is also a modern caravan area and plenty of cottages.

Did you know? One third of the municipality's surface is covered in water, and this popular cottage area has the same number of cottages as regular dwellings.

KAAVI DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 60 KM IN THE SUMMER: The Vaikkojoki river is a favourite haven for hikers, fishermen and canoers, and it is possible to safely enjoy safaris on whitewater rafts. At the Telkkämäki Nature Reserve, you can get acquainted with the genuine traditional slash and burn farming method.

Did you know: Kaavi’s soil has diamonds. Several companies have been conducting diamond deposit studies, and Kaavi’s diamonds have already been used for making jewellery. www.digimag.fi

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VESANTO DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 82 KM

Kaavi

Kuopio

Vesanto

VESANTO’S CLEAN AND large lakes are a Rautalampi paradise for nature enthusiasts. Rytsyretket organises cross country riding tours with Icelandic horses in Vesanto's peaceful countryside all year round.

Sights: The extremely popular Reiska-MM football tournament in Vesanto takes place in July. Did you know? If the map of Finland would be a person, Vesanto is located where the navel would be.

IISALMI DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 80 KM

Tuusniemi

Suonenjoki Leppävirta

Kuntakeskukset

Varkaus

> 100 000 inhabitants 10 000–30 000 inhabitants 3 000–10 000 inhabitants < 3 000 inhabitants

SONKAJÄRVI DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 105 KM

IISALMI IS LOCATED between the Saimaa and Päijänne lake areas. The city has a wealth of services and events, as well as diverse opportunities for recreation and exercise in nature.

SONKAJÄRVI HAS NUMEROUS opportuni-

Sights: The Paloisvuori outdoor area can be used all year round. There is fitness equipment at six locations along the jogging trails. There is also a Paloski forest path, a guided mountain biking trail, permanent markers for orienteering and a Frisbee golf course.

SIGHTS: THE EUKONKANTO World Cup will

ties for nature tourism and fishing, as well as interesting summer events such as the Eukonkannon-MM tournament, Original Sukeva and Sonkajärvi Soi. be held from the 30th June to the 1st of July, 2017. The fun and original event has gained national as well as international attention over the past 20 years, bringing thousands of spectators and hundreds of participants to Sonkajärvi from around the world.


Eventful winter TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTOS KUOPIO–TAHKO, DIGIMAG

A WINTER OF EVENTS 2017–2018

KALARYSSÄYS 8–10TH SEP 2017 The traditional annual Kalaryssäys, organized for the 25th time, brinks 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.

INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE 6TH DEC 2017 The traditional Finland's Independence Day parade is held in Kuopio this year. The parade is organized by the Finnish Air Force with the Karelia flight in charge. The day holds parade inspections, a march past Tulliportinkatu and an equipment show at the market at 10–15. On the day of the event you also get to see Karelia flight fly past and various equipment from the Defence Force.

FEEL YOUR MOVEMENT 16TH SEP 2017 Feel Your Movement provides a comprehensive cross-section of sports in Kuopio. At the event you can try new sports, get to know the sports clubs and see various sports shows.

SUPER FALL BREAK 16TH–22ND OCT 2017 In Kuopio, school children's fall break falls on week 42 (16th-22nd Oct 2017), during which children and the youth are provided various activities. Museums, community centers and sports halls hold activities. The events are free of charge or discounted.

TAHKON VUORIJUOKSU 21TH OCT 2017 Tahkon Vuorijuoksu 2017 mountain running event is held at Tahkovuori for the fourth time, providing challenge for runners of all levels. Along the climbs of Tahko you'll find plenty of routes to run, starting from a leg of 2 kilometers up to a leg of 42 kilometers

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TAMMIMARKKINAT Tammimarkkinat (January fair) is a part of strong market tradition of Kuopio since 1782. The year's market product, required to be Finnish, eco-friendly and high quality handicraft, is chosen at the fair. The fair also holds once again the Finnish championship of kalakukko (trad. food, fish baked in a loaf). Merchants around the country gather for the Tammimarkkinat.

FINLAND ICE MARATHON 21ST–24TH FEB 2018 Kuopio is known in the skating circles around the world for its internationally popular Finland Ice Marathon event. The event has changed many times during its history, but whether it's freezing or there's slosh, the ice marathon and its side events gets thousands of skaters and spectators, also from abroad, to move.

www.kuopio.fi www.finlandicemarathon.com

www.kuopiontori.fi

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HYPER SKI BREAK 5–9TH MAR 2018 On Kuopio's school children's winter holiday (5–9th Mar 2018), children's and youths' Hyper ski break is held at Kuopio. The week of events gathers thousands of participants to the area's sports and culture events and community venters. The Hyper ski break offers plenty of various activity's to school children and families in the area, including free events and discounts.

Summer 2017


THINGS TO SEE AND DO

Find the fun regional events PIELAVESI • PIELAVESI THEATER: "Tulitikkuja lainaamassa tai jotakin muuta" 17th Jun - 16th Jul • VENDACE FESTIVAL 1st Jul church holiday • HOME REGIONAL FESTIVAL, the of summer guests, Suojala 16th Jul • TUURE FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL, for the 39th time, 22nd Jul • PIELAVESI CITY 100 run, 29th Jul • ELÄMÄLLE KIITOS concert and dance, 2nd Sep • UKK SEMINAR, Suojala, 4th Sep • RUUSKASEN REPÄISY javelin contest, 9th Sep

VESANTO • CHILDREN'S MUSIC EVENT: Vanhan Pappilan jukeboksi 18th Jun • TIME TRAVEL to the 1910's at Torpparimuseo 29th Jun • SUMMER MEET at the market and • SUMMER DANCE at Asinsalmi dance hall 1st Jul • LAVIS LIVE SPORT EVENT 1st Jul • SUMMER OF RAJAPURO and FINNISH CHAMPIONSHIP OF MUSICAL SAW 14th – 16th Jul • REISKA world championships and FAIR 20th – 22nd Jul • ROCK-ASI 19th Aug

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Read more about the events from the cities' web pages

TERVO • EVENING MARKET on Fridays 16th Jun – 28th Jul • TAVERN DAY and CHARITY DINNER at Eerikkala Golf 1st Jul • ROBBER ROAST at Talluskylä, 8th Jul • TANGO PEARLS at Lohimaa 26th Jul • HOME BY THE LAKE – HOUSING FAIR PRE-EVENT 12th Aug • KULTAKOUKKU JIG CONTEST at Lohimaa 19th Aug • THE NIGHT OF ARTS AND THE HARVEST FESTIVAL at Eerikkala Golf 8th Sep

KEITELE • ARSENI'S KERMESSE 11th – 12th Jun • COUNTRY FAIR at Hietala 17th Jun • TROLLING SAVONIA-CUP 4 15th Jul • SUMMER STOCK THEATRE plays marriage simulator 1st – 30th Jul • KEITELE DAYS 28th – 29th Jul • KEITELE FAIR at the market 25th – 26th Aug • COUNTDOWN TO HUNDRED -event 26th Aug • KEITELE UPPER SAVONIA DAY 7th Sep

RAUTALAMPI • NUAPURI POP 16th – 17th Jun • OLD VEHICLES, MOTORS AND BOATS at Kerkonkoski Harbor, 17th Jun • MIDSUMMER AT KERKONKOSKI, 24th – 25th Jun • RAUTALAMPI MUSIC AND POETRY 28th Jun – 2nd Jul • ERJA LYYTINEN GROOVES RAUTALAMPI! 5th Aug • MORTON FEST 18th – 19th Aug • KALAJAN KAIKUJA choral concert 26th Aug • PESTUUMARKKINAT traditional autumn fair since 1821, 9th – 10th Sep

SUONENJOKI • KARI TAPIO community singing evening 27th Jun • SILTATANSSIT, a dance event for the family 1st Jul • KESÄKEMULAT CARNEVAL EVENT 5th Jul • STRAWBERRY CARNEVAL 7th – 9th Jul • INNER SAVONIAN DECADES – events for the entire centennarian year! Www.suonenjoki.fi/vuosikymmenet • SUMMER EXHIBITIONS at Kellarikalleria • SUONENJOEN SOITTO event week


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