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7 KUOPIO 7 Welcome to Kuopio 9 Did you know these 6 things about Kuopio? 10 Useful information 11 Art and museums 12 Tips for a day trip in Kuopio 14 Enjoy the water element Fall in love with Lake Kallavesi 16 Cool off in the forest 18 Children's day 20 Have an active vacation 21 Enjoy the shopping day www.digimag.fi

24 We all love sausages 26 Cheers to Finnish beer 28 Restaurants to every taste Kuopio's restaurant compilation 36 Sleep well at Kuopio Kuopio's hotel compilation 38 Kuopio events calendar 42 Kuopio city centre map TAHKO 44 Did you know these 8 things about Tahko? 46 Sights of the Tahko region 48 Tahko by bicycle 3

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49 Let golf take your heart 50 Fun for kids at Tahko 52 A family destination for active people 54 Tahko restaurants Tahko's restaurant compilation 58 Tahko summer events KUOPIO REGION 64 Three wonders of Savo 65 The land of summer night dancing 66 Tips for winter events


EDITORIAL

Summer in numbers

1127 square kilometers of land to explore in Kuopio.

800 m length of stairs leading to the top of Tahko

+ 7.5% Tahko region's rise in tourism statistics in 2017.

overnight stays in all accommodation establishments in the North Savo area in July 2017.

62°54'35"N, 027°39'21"E coordinates of the 75 meters high Puijo Tower

1st. Kuopio is the capital of Lakeland

KUOPIO IS the perfect summer town. The-

re is plenty to see and do for those living in Kuopio and also for those who come from afar. The city's rich summer event culture touches everyone with its diversity. Trendy food events give you the opportunity to taste the flavours of Savo and from around the world. During the summer, music events invite you to dance and enjoyable family events encourage participants of all ages to relax. THE ATTRACTION of the city has also

been noticed further away. In May, China's largest online travel agency began selling as many as seven travel packages to Finland’s Lake District, three of which include Kuopio. The Lakeland District is one of Finland's four major tourist destinations. The region is at its best in the summer when the thousands of lakes and forests nearby create amazing experiences for tourists.

THIS SUMMER’S edition lets you explore Kuopio’s summer in many ways. The guide provides the best the season has to offer, restaurants, and accommodations. With inspirational ideas, we hope that our great tourism opportunities will open your eyes in a completely new way. I WOULD like to challenge everybody to try something new this summer. For example, experience an inland cruise, sail to the Koivumäki Manor (Koivumäen kartano), make a trip to a new park or a beach, visit the Orthodox Museum or pack the whole family in the car and head to Tahko to relax. I'm sure that everyone can find something interesting to do! COME AND enjoy yourself!

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KUOPIO, A CITY OF MANY EXPERIENCES

HETA JYRÄLÄ, EDITORIAL PRODUCER

WHAT'S HOT THIS SUMMER Puijo is cool. There's no” thing better than going out on

Kuopio’s marketplace turns ” 200 years old this year. The

a hot summer day to experience the area’s trails which are always appealing. Let’s take care of the lungs of our city.

market is at its peak in the summer, so it is nice to revel in the holiday atmosphere and enjoy the summer time.

JOONA PAAKKANEN, EDITOR

MARLENE SANOUKIAN, EDITOR

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For me, the highlights of the sum” mer are the delights of the market

place, and I’m especially waiting for the arrival of the cherries. But I still have jump into the lake for the first time this summer!

SISKO KORHONEN, EDITOR


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Kuopio – Where inspiration is a force of nature PHOTOS KUOPIO CITY PHOTO BANK, SOILE MEVALAINEN

A YOUNG man once said that in Kuopio there is an understanding of living life. It is reflected in the rhythm of life and people's encounters. It can be felt like a breeze pushing you forward when doing business and studying. Kuopio’s liveliness is evident in the city’s vibrant night life and the warmth of resident’s homes. THE WORD "Kuopio" brings to mind the unique nature of thousands of lakes around the city and in the Savo region. Nature offers experiences for all the senses. There are chances to experience nature in Kuopio within walking distance of the centre ‒ forest hikes around the Puijo area during the summer or roasting sausages over an open fire on the shore of nearby lakes are memorable experiences. FOR OTHERS, Kuopio brings to mind a rela-

xed and inspirational atmosphere. Savo humour and hospitality leave their mark on everyone who has come here ‒ whether it's an experience from the 200-year-old Kuopio Market, the smoke sauna, or the top restaurants in our area. THE THIRD top thought that comes to mind about Kuopio is the wide range of events held here. Everyone can find something interesting from the various events organised in Kuopio. The Kuopio Dance Festival (Kuopio Tanssi ja Soi), which has been held during the summer for decades, attracts the most international attention. Events like the SATOA goes WILD food festival and the Harvest Festival (Elonkorjuujuhlat) offer the most interesting cuisine experiences.

festival summer. This summer, the Kuopio Wine Festival is dominated by Asian exoticism. The Beach Volley event, held on the lake shore, gathers together people who love the outdoors. Just a 45-minute drive away from Kuopio is Tahko, a great destination where you can enjoy summer activities like mountain biking and golf, as well as Tahko Midsummer (Tahkon Juhannus), Tahko MTB, and other events. WHAT COMES to your mind when you

hear the word "Kuopio?" Whatever comes to your mind, I'm sure Kuopio can surprise you with something wonderful and unexpected.

WITH LOVE,

KUOPIO ROCKCOCK, Kuopio’s rock music

KIRSI SOININEN

festival, has grown to be part of Finland’s

MARKETING DIRECTOR AT CITY OF KUOPIO

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KUOPIO


Kuopio is

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PHOTOS KUOPIO-TAHKO PHOTO BANK, DIGIMAG ARCHIVE

Area

Rent a car:

Education

has been educated after elementary school In Finland 71 percent of the residents has been educated after elementary school

Lakes

Woods

In Kuopio 916 lakes about 25 percent of the area In Finland 188 000 lakes about 10 percent of the land area

Rovaniemi

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Kuopio about 25 percent of

Oulu

the area is covered by forest Finland about 75 percent of the land area is covered by forest

Summer cottage

Stayings

Kuopio has 10,700 sum-

Kuopio and Tahko area

mer cottages. Finland's largest cottage municipality Finland 502,900 in total

Finland 600,000 foreigner's accommodation days

Population

Councils

In Kuopio 36 people / km2

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.

In Kuopio 76 percent of the residents

Kuopio 4,320 km2 Finland's 9th largest municipality Finland 390,908 km2 The fifth largest country in the European Union

Kuopio

over a million overnight stays

Tampere Kuopio City Council

Turku

Residents 118,000 Finland 18 people / km2 Residents 5.5 million

has 59 members Finland has a Parliament with 200 members

Shoreline

Gross domestic product

Distances and journey times:

Kuopio 6,340 kilometers Finland The length of the

per resident

To Kuopio from:

Distance

By car

By train

coast of Finland is 46,000 kilometers

per resident

Helsinki Tampere Turku Vaasa Oulu

382 km 293 km 449 km 380 km 284 km

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

4 h 10 min 50 min 3 h 30 min 6 h 00 min 6 h 30 min 4 h 00 min

The Head of City Kuopio Mayor is

Jarmo Pirhonen Finland President is Sauli Niinistö

In Kuopio 35,136 euros

In Finland 43,433 euros

Coffee

In Kuopio there is over 100 unique cafes

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Avis, Kallantie 12 & Kuopio Airport, tel. +358 10 436 2340 www.avis.fi Europcar, Kuopio Railway Station & Kuopio Airport, tel. +358 40 306 2850 www.europcar.fi Hertz, Kuopio Railway Station & Kuopio Airport, tel. +358 20 555 2670 www.hertz.fi Männistön Car Rental, Kullervonkatu 1, tel. +358 400 571 417 www.mav.fi Scandia Rent, Kallantie 7 & Kuopio Airport, tel. +358 44 068 0053 www.scandiarent.fi Sixt Autovuokraamo, Puijonkatu 19 & Kuopio Airport, tel. +358 20 112 2570 www.sixt.fi

Departing from Kuopio each weekday: Flight time

Trains

Buses

Flights

Helsinki–Kuopio: 8 Tampere–Kuopio: 6 Turku–Kuopio: 10 Vaasa–Kuopio: 6 Oulu: 6

Helsinki: 20 Tampere: 7 Turku: 6 Vaasa: 2 Oulu: 6

Between Helsinki– Kuopio: 5

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THINGS TO SEE AND DO

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TEKSTI DIGIMAG/MARJUT PERÄLÄ KUVA KUOPION KAUPUNKI

Kuopio is filled with different sights to see. For example, the marketplace and Jätkänkämppä smoke sauna have earned fame around the world. Pick up these interesting details and be a true Kuopio expert.

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THE FORMER LOCATION OF THE KUOPIO MARKETPLACE

The famous marketplace has been in its current location since 1818. The outdoor market trade was transferred to its current location in 1856 from the Kustaantori, nowadays known as Snellmanin puisto park, when the area became officially a marketplace. Formerly the marketplace has been known as the horse market, gymnasium market and as the new market.

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HAMINALAHTI AND THE VON WRIGHT BROTHERS

A cultural hiking route was opened in the Haminalahti village. The four and a bit kilometres long route offers the chance to get to know the artworks of Ferdinand, Magnus and Wilhelm von Wright, as well as the landscape of their birthplace, from which they have drawn inspiration for their works.

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THE ALTAR OF THE CATHEDRAL

Finished in 1816, the Kuopio cathedral is the fifth church built in Kuopio. The builders wanted the main entrance of the cathedral to face the old marketplace and the harbour, which meant that the altar had to be placed in the west end of the building. Typically, in church architecture the altar is placed in the east end, because east has been thought to represent the boarder of eternity.

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A HOLE IN A LAMP-POST

In Kauppakatu, near the cathedral, lies a lamp-post that has a hole in its upper reaches. A memorial plaque on it tells you that the lamp-post was hit by shrapnel from an aerial bomb from one of the bombing runs made in the Winter War. The bombing run killed 37 people and 71 buildings were damaged.

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THE UNIQUE RÄNNIKATUS

Kuopio has a unique network of small streets, which are called “rännikatus” (literally drainpipe streets). The network of these streets, which come in pairs of different sized streets, cannot be found in any other city plan in Finland. The network has a history reaching all the way to 1770s and is based on the aspirations of the surveyor Pehr Kjellman to create a fire-safe city.

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THE CURRENT PUIJO TOWER IS THE THIRD OF ITS KIND

As early as the start of the 19th century Puijo hill has been a lookout spot favoured by both locals and tourists. Distinguishable even seen from a distance, Puijo Tower is the third observation tower on top of the hill. The first was built in 1856, second in 1906 and the current one has occupied the hill since 1963.

KUOPIO

GEMS TO BE FOUND

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THE SAINT NICHOLAS CATHEDRAL

Kuopio's Saint Nicholas Cathedral is the main church, or cathedral of the Kuopio Orthodox congregation and of the Karjala diocese. The cathedral was dedicated for use in 1904. It 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. Sepänkatu 7, tel. +358 206 100 300, www.ort.fi/kuopio

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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. In year 1869 it was purchased by Gustaf Emanuel Ranin. 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. Koivumäenkuja 18, tel. +358 17 3614 291, www.koivumaenkartano.com

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LANDSCAPE OF SAARISTOKATU

Saaristokatu (Archipelago Street) connects the city center to the suburb of Saaristokaupunki. This 4.5 km long scenic route begins from Tasavallankatu in Siikaniemi and runs until Keilankanta, caressing the islands on the way. The street travels upon the waters of Lake Kallavesi for 1.5 km. The bridges make up half a kilometer of the street.

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ALAHOVI BERRY WINE FARM

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. 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. It is possible to get to Vaajasalo island by car. Alahovintie 236, tel. +358 17 362 1129, www.alahovi.com

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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. The café specializes in pan fried pancakes with savory and sweet fillings. While visiting the café it’s possible to do some Moomin shopping. The café is open Mon–Fri at 9–19 and Sat at 10–17. Kauppakatu 36, tel. +358 40 680 8766, www.pannari.fi

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Useful information

FOR VISITORS PHOTOS DIGIMAG/MIRKA HAPPONEN, ARCHIVE

KUOPIO EMERGENCY NUMBER: 112

Pohjola Terveys Leväsentie 1, 70700 Kuopio tel. +358 10 2578 100 Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat–Sun 11–17 PHARMACIES

POLICE Kuopio police station, Suokatu 44 , 70101 Kuopio, Mon–Fri 8–16:15 tel. +358 295 450 311 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 C. Always call +358 116 117 before going to the hospital. For patient inquiries and other information call +358 17 173 311 PRIVATE CLINICS AND HOSPITALS Terveystalo Kuopio Asemakatu 22–24, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 30 6000, 24/7 standby Mon–Thu 7:30–19, Fri 7:30–18, Sat-Sun and public holidays 9–14. Lääkäriasema Cantti Ajurinkatu 16, IsoCee, 70110 Kuopio tel. +358 17 6868 609 Mon–Fri from 7:30 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 Lääkärikeskus Lupaus Vuorikatu 26 B, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 207 613 613, Mon–Fri 9–14 Pihlajalinna Ite Koljonniemenkatu 2, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 10 2578 100 Mon–Fri 7–18, Fri 7–16

Itä-Suomen yliopiston apteekki, Puijonkatu 23, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 29 445 6000, Mon–Sun 8–22, also holidays Jynkän apteekki Soikkokuja 12, 70780 Kuopio tel. +358 44 744 2601, Mon–Fri 9–18 Closed in 22.–24.6. Kuopion Ensimmäinen apteekki Vuorikatu 22, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 44 744 2501, Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 9–17, Sun 12–16 Open at 22.6. 8–12, closed in 23.–24.6. Kuopion toriapteekki Haapaniemenkatu 24–26, 70110 Kuopio tel. +358 17 287 6600 Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 9–18 Open at 22.6. 8–13, closed in 23.–24.6. Kuopion Uusi apteekki Kolmisoppi, Kolmisopentie 3, 70780 Kuopio tel. +358 17 264 8100 Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 9–18, Sun 11–17 Open at 22.6. 9–12, closed in 23.6. Haapaniemen apteekki Tasavallankatu 26, 70620 Kuopio tel. +358 17 262 4214 Mon–Fri 9–19, Sat 9–17 Open at 22.6. 9–14, closed in 23.6.

Päivärannan apteekki Päivärannantie 18, 70420 Kuopio tel. +358 44 74 74 774 Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 9–18 Open at 22.6. 9–15, closed in 23.6. Petosen apteekki Jalkasenkatu 7, 70820 Kuopio tel. +358 17 287 1800 Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 9–18, Sun 11–17 Open at 22.6. 9–12, closed in 23.6. Puijonlaakson apteekki Kiekkotie 4, 70200 Kuopio tel. +358 17 550 8800, Mon–Fri 9–20, Sat 9–17, Open at 22.6. 9-12, closed in 23.6. Satama apteekki Maaherrankatu 23, 70100 Kuopio tel. +358 17 261 2035, Mon–Fri 8–17, Open at 22.6. 8–12

TIME CAPSULE There is a time capsule placed in Apaja’s main square that is to be locked for one hundred years. Its contents are 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

PUBLIC TRANSPORT Kuopion Liikenne Oy (local bus service) tel. +358 17 581 8100 Timetables: vilkku.kuopio.fi Kuopio taxi service, +358 200 30 300 ALKO STORES Alkos in Kuopio: Tehdaskatu 12, 70620 Kuopio, Lidl Petosentie 4, 70820 Kuopio, Lidl Savilahdentie 10, 70700 Kuopio, Prisma Haapaniemenkatu 24–26, 70110 Kuopio, Sokos Matkuksentie 60 L 2, 70800 Kuopio, Matkus Shopping Center

Neulamäen sivuapteekki Neulamäentie 8, 70150 Kuopio tel. +358 17 369 6910 Mon–Fri 9:30–17, Closed in 22.–24.6.

Päivärannantie 18, 70420 Kuopio, Citymarket Päiväranta

Niiralan apteekki Prisma, Savilahdentie 10, 70700 Kuopio tel. +358 17 369 6900, Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat 8–18, Sun 12–18. Open at 22.6. 8–18, 23.– 24.6. 12–18

Alkos in Kuopio are open weekdays 9–21 and Saturdays 9–18. Exception for the Midsummer festival: Midsummer’s eve, Friday 22rd Jun 9–12, Midsummer Day, Saturday 23th Jun closed.

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

KUOPIO INFO For more information on city services and places of interest, visit Kuopio Info, situated at the Apaja shopping centre, in the underground marketplace. Service is in Finnish and English. Brochures and maps of Kuopio’s tourist attractions and services are on offer in addition to useful information. The Info desk is located on the left looking from the lobby, on the same side as the Vihtori department store, at the end of the row. Kuopio Info is open Mon 9–17, Tue–Thu 9–16, Fri 9–15 Exception: Thu 21th Jun 9–14, Sat 18th Aug 10–13 tel. +358 17 182 584 , +358 800 182 050 palveluneuvonta@kuopio.fi tourism@kuopio.fi


THINGS TO SEE AND DO

TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTOS DIGIMAG ARCHIVE, CITY OF KUOPIO

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Kuopio Museum

The basic exhibitions in the Kuopio Museum display Eastern Finnish nature and cultural history. Each year the museum arranges various exhibitions. The themes of each exhibition compliment the exhibition as a whole and they are often linked to current events and developments. Kauppakatu 23 tel. + 358 17 182 603 kuopionmuseo.fi/english

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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.

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

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Kuopio Art Museum

The Art Museum began operating in a former bank in 1980. The museum is situated right in the centre of town next to the cathedral, near the market square. It functions as the North Savo district’s art museum and it’s tasks include the exhibition of local visual arts, documentation and research.

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

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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.

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

Puistokatu 22 tel. +358 17 282 0550 kuopionautomuseo.fi/english

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The J. V. Snellman Home Museum

The J. V. Snellman Home Museum is in the building that Snellman lived in for most of the time he was in Kuopio, between 1845 and 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

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G12 Gallery

Concentrating on Finnish contemporary art, the G12 showcases different exhibits in it’s bright space every three weeks. Situated in the centre of town, the gallery holds a versatile art sales collection, art lending services and framing services. Gallery G12 Kuopio is open during June 2018, after that gallery closes permanently. Minna Canthin katu 15 tel. +358 44 058 8434 galleria12.fi

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VB Photographic Centre

Finland’s first regional photographic centre, VB Photographic Centre has operated in Kuopio since 1987. The aim VB photographic centre 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-valokuvakeskus.fi

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The Riisa Orthodox Church Museum

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


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One day in Kuopio –

what to do?

Kuopio is a charming city in the summer, offering cultural activities, opportunities to exercise and many other pastime activities for all ages. Sights and experiences available are enough to fill several days!

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PIKKU-PIETARI MARKET ALLEY Open every summer and before each Christmas, Pikku-Pietari market alley is an idyllic place for shopping, where you can make real finds. In addition to some small shops the alley offers a cafeteria with a patio, where you can take a small break from sampling through the wide selection. Pikku-Pietari is known from the novel Pikku-Pietarin piha, written by Kuopio’s own sketchwriter and columnist Aapeli. Pikku-Pietari market alley can be found within a stone’s throw of the marketplace between Hatsalankatu and Puistokatu.

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KUOPIO MARKETPLACE If you are beset by hunger it is recommended to head to the Kuopio marketplace, known as the “hub of the world”. The marketplace is a busy meeting place, crown by the Art Nouveau style market hall established in 1902. From the mobile food outlets, you can buy the delicious meat pies made by Kalakukkoleipomo Hanna Partanen or the famous kalakukko, a Savonian specialty with a rye pastry crust stuffed with small fish and bacon. In summer you can take a hackney carriage ride from the edge of the marketplace to get to know the narrow “rännikatus” (literally drainpipe streets), surrounded by beautiful wooden houses, and if need be travel to Pikku-Pietari market alley.

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PUIJO TOWER AND AREA One of the most famous sights in Kuopio is the Puijo Tower, located in the Puijo hill. The top of the tower is 224 metres above the Lake Kallavesi water surface, offering a wonderful view of the city and both lake and forest landscapes. When the current tower’s construction was finished, it was the only observation tower in the Nordic countries with a revolving restaurant, where you can enjoy both the delicacies and the view. From the Puijo hill unfolds a network of natural paths, and most of Puijo has been a conservation area since 1928. From Puijo you can find ski jumps, a slalom course, a frisbee golf course and a baseball stadium.

BEAUTIFUL PARKS Kuopio has a lot of beautiful parks, where you can take a break from your walk and have a picnic. The Valkeisenpuisto park popular among city folk lies next to the city centre, in Niirala district. In the centre of the park is the Valkeisenlampi, surrounded with many historical buildings and a rose garden. The oldest park in the city is Snellmaninpuisto, which was set out as a park in the 1850’s. The area has earned the title as the most beautiful park in Kuopio – each summer 10 000 summer flowers are planted there!

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MONUMENTAL KUOPIO Kuopio has been a remarkable centre of Finnish culture since the 19th century. Minna Canth, Juhani Aho, J. V. Snellman and Maria Jotuni, to name a few, have left a significant mark in Finnish history. The monuments of the afore mentioned people can be visited all over the city. Especially impressive is the statue of Minna Canth, revealed in Minna Canth park in 1937. The statues can also be acquainted with through the statue game developed by the Art Museum and found on the internet. By answering the questions correctly, you get to advance to the next statue.

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A PEAK TO THE ANNALS OF HISTORY Kuopio offers a lot to see for those hungry for culture. For friends of museums there are several sites to visit, like the Victor Barsokevitsch Photographic Centre, Kuopio Museum and the Kuopio Art Museum. In Kirkkokatu lies the Old Kuopio Museum, consisting of a block of eleven wooden houses. The building interiors represent different living conditions from the 19th century to the 1930s. In addition, there is a pharmacy house and a room dedicated to Minna Canth.

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THE HARBOUR AND INLAND CRUISES From the marketplace you can get to the harbour by walking down Kauppakatu, surrounded by cafeterias, restaurants and pubs. The harbour dazzles with beautiful houses and the gentle waves of Lake Kallavesi. In summer you can get to know the lake better by taking an inland cruise. A among the many cruising routes are the archipelago route and Alahovi, where you can familiarize yourself with the products of the local vineyard.

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TAHKO ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE Tahko is a resort located in Nilsiä, Kuopio, roughly 56 kilometres from the Kuopio marketplace. In summer you can try many different activities in Tahko, for example golf, fishing and frisbee golf. You can get to know the beautiful nature in the area by participating in guided trips including canoeing, hiking, cycling and riding. In 2014 Tahko opened a Tahko Farm active leisure centre with an animal yard, where the whole family can meet the animals and enjoy their packed lunches next to the campfire. Tahko Spa Hotel is a great place to relax after a day filled with activities in a whirlpool, the versatile sauna area and the sunbathed patio.


THINGS THINGS TO TO SEE AND DO

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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. Market lane is open during summer season 1st of June to the last day of August.

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 and Thursdays 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 weekly with the opportunity to take a dip in the lake.

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

Antikkalantie 114 Puijo 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 Tel. +358 17 476 560 www.kunnonpaikka.com/en

Hatsalankatu 24 June Mon–Fri 10–17, Sat 10–15 July Mon–Wed 10–17, Thu 10–19 The cafe opens Mon–Fri 8am, Sat 10am

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LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUMS

Riuttala Farmhouse Museum

Eemilä Rustic Museum

Open 8th Jun – 25th Aug Fri–Sun 12–17 Riuttalantie 719, Karttula, Tel. +358 50 595 4183. www.riuttala.fi

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

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Riistavesi Home Museum Lokkitie 11, Riistavesi, Tel. +358 400 850 315 www.pohjois-savonmuisti.fi/riistavesi1 www.digimag.fi

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Vehmersalmi Countryside Museum Pappilantie 10, Vehmersalmi, Tel. +358 40 861 5431 www.pohjois-savonmuisti.fi/vehmersalmi


CRUISE ROUTES AND TIMETABLES Kuopio Roll Cruises:

Lake Saimaa cruises:

M/S Queen R, June–August 12:00 – 14:00 / City & Islands 14:30 – 16:00 / City & Islands 16:30 – 18:00 / City & Islands 18:30 – 20.30 / City & Islands

M/S Puijo, 3.7.–7.8.2018 (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) departure 09:00 Kuopio–Heinävesi–Savonlinna

Kuopion Roll Risteilyt Tel. +358 17 266 2466 www.roll.fi

Saimaan Laivamatkat Oy info@mspuijo.fi, Tel. +358 15 250 250, www.mspuijo.fi

Koskilaivat:

Ahtijahti:

M/S Koski 15.5.–25.8.2018 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

M/S Ahti 219 Charter cruises on Lake Kallavesi, including The Alahovi berry wine farm, Koivumäki Manor, JP-Kalamatkat fishing experience, Hukkasaari, Hietasalo etc.

26.6.–6.8. The 11:00 cruise will stop at the Hietasalo Pier if needed (except on Sundays) M/S Osmo 5.6.–25.6.2018 Tues–Sat, 26.6.–11.8.2018 Mon–Sun 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 M/S Salmetar 26.6.–4.8.2018 (Monday-Saturday) 09:45–11:00 Rauhalahti 12:30–13:40 Rauhalahti, Hietasalo 16:00–17:45 Rauhalahti, Hietasalo 18:00–19:15 Rauhalahti Koski-Laiva Oy, Tel. +358 400 207 245, www.koskilaiva.com

Ahtijahti sales@ahtijahti.fi, Tel. +358 40 017 4844, 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 Tel. +358 50 3593 990 allu@realabertpromotion.fi

Vip-Lautta: A full-service sauna service, offers an enjoyable sauna all day long. info@vip-lautta.fi Tel. +368 40 777 4221 www.vip-lautta.fi The cruises operate from Kuopio passenger harbor. We don’t accept responsibility for mistaken information.

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See and experience

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In Finland lake cruises are an excellent way to admire the views of Kuopio and the beautiful lake scenery of North Savo.

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 harbour offers a summer feeling to tourists and city residents.

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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 choose from. EVERY DAY 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. 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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EVENTS Both planned and spontaneous, and small and large events, are common at the harbour. They range from concerts to festivals to sporting events.

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GALLERIES AND CULTURE The harbour area also offers theater, exhibitions and workshops if you’re interested in culture. Something is happening every day.


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Enjoy the

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JOY OF FISHING

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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, 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.

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. CREATE 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. Fishing trip organizers: Lohimaa Fishing Services, Lohitie 701, Tervo, +358 40 7746 308, www.lohimaafishing.com

FISHING PERMITS ONLINE FISHING PERMITS FOR Kuopio waters can be purchased at www.kalakort-

DIVING

COURSES AND EQUIPMENT

Diving is also possible in Savo's waters. More 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.

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: Kuopion Seikkailukeskus, tel. +358 17 580 8965, www.seikkailukeskus.com

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ti.fi or you can request them from the Valtuustotalo (on Suokatu) customer service to order them on your behalf. 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. Information about restrictions: www.kalastusrajoitus.fi Maps of the general permit areas: www.muikku-suomi.fi


Cool off

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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Kuopio area’s magnificent nature full of lakes, forests and marked trails, invite summer hikers to explore. There are many beautiful locations where it is possible to stop for a break and even enjoy a campfire.

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

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

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NEULANIEMI

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

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

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RANTA-TOIVALA

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

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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)

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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.

EVERYMAN’S RIGHT: 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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• 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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Beaches nearby

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Public beaches in the city area: Honkalahti beach, Itkonniemenkatu, deepens evenly Iso-Valkeinen, Kallantie, deepens fast Jynkänlahti, Hevostie, deepens evenly Keinänlahti, Puijonsarventie, deepens evenly

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Pitkälahti, Aurinkoranta, Vahverotie, deepens evenly Sammakkolampi, Sammakkolammentie,

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

deepens evenly Särkiniemi beach, Särkiniemenkuja, deepens evenly

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KUOPIO’S SECOND MOST popular beach,

THE BEACH ALSO 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.

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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.

RAUHALAHTI 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.

Valkeisenlampi, Valkeisenkatu, deepens fast

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,

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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

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.

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 EUbeach status despite not having a lifeguard. There have 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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camp fire site Niemisjärvi beach, Niemisjärventie, 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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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.

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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).

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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 4.6.–1.8., weather permitting.

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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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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.

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THE KUOPIO MUSEUM

Kuopio museum offers lots of interesting things to see. The history of life in the exhibition travels you back in time for thousands of years. The museum also has the opportunity to play natural science practitioners and to practice species recognition.

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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.

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INDOOR PLAY AREAS

Enjoy playing at the indoor adventure park HopLop in Bellanranta (Siikaranta 9 B) 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 skateboarwww.digimag.fi

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ding, 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. Climbing Centre VOEMA (Kaivotie 23) offers climbing courses for children so they can explore rope climbing with automatic safety equipment as well as bouldering.

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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 50 911 5547 ROSSO Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 tel. +358 50 342 9232 SCANDIC KUOPIO Satamakatu 1 tel. +358 17 195 111 RESTAURANT HUVIRETKI Hotel Cumulus Kuopio, Puijonkatu 32, tel. +358 17 617 711 PANCHO VILLA Ajurinkatu 26 tel. +358 50 060 6078

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ne for children, underneath the market square right next to the underground parking garage. Kauppakatu 45, 70100 Kuopio Opening hours: Mon–Thu 8–21, Fri–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–19 THE BIRD AND PIG characters familiar from the Angry Birds games will entertain children in the play zone situated in H-talo. This 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. Haapaniemenkatu 20, 70110 Kuopio Open on weekdays 9–20, Sat 8–18 MATKUS SHOPPING CENTER’S JOYFULLY colored play zones are located in central positions on the aisles and squares. The play zones is for 3–10-years-old children. The shopping center’s Family Room is a comfortable home-like area 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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LOCAL PLAYGROUNDS BRAHE’S PARK

PEIKKOMETSÄ LOCAL EXERCISE AREA

HAPELÄHDE LOCAL EXERCISE AREA

LIPPUMÄKI LOCAL EXERCISE AREA

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THE HAPELÄHDE LOCAL exercise area is a lar-

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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

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ter 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.

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.

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)

Matkustajasatama, City central

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Games and adventures for an adult taste

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Active vacation at Kuopio

CRONIES OF KEKKONEN The biggest escape room in Finland, accommodating from 5 to even 20 people. For over 15- years-old. Kunnonpaikka, Jokiharjuntie 3, www.kunnonpaikka.com

MYSTEERI An escape room where a team of 2 to 5 people has an hour to solve tricky problems, the story of the game and escape. For over 16-years-old. Tulliportinkatu 34 A, www.mysteeri.com

Exercise creates also mental wellbeing.

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

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

ARWOITUS

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

"Wankila" (Prison) is an escape room for 2–7 people. For over 12-years-old. Asemakatu 1,www.arwoitus.fI

GAME OVER ARCADE The retro, family friendly arcade offers a comfortable place to try different classic games with different consoles since the 1980s. H-Talo, second floor, Haapaniemenkatu 20, www.facebook.com/PelihuoneGameOver

VIRTUAL WORLD WARPPI This VR gaming room allows you to excitement in the virtual reality. Suitable for the whole family and for 1–3 people at a time. Haapaniemenkatu 17, www.warppi.fi

ADVENTURE PARK LEPPIS

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

BOWL D1NER Ajurinkatu 16, Kuopio Bowling, glow bowling, restaurant

GOLF CENTER GOLFKESKUS / GAMECENTER Siikaranta 3, Kuopio 2.7 km from the city center, golf, billiard, curling, hunting simulator, laser war games KUOPIO SKATEPARK Kellokuja 1, Kuopio 3.8 km from the city center

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

EKARTING IN MOTORSPORT Siikaranta 3, Kuopio

2.7 km from the city center, carting and driving simulators

The adventure park located in Leppävirta is a zip-line park that has many zip-lines with different degrees of difficulty and challenges for both children and adults. Vokkolantie 1 C, www.seikkailupuistoleppis.fi


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The pathways below the Market Square The Finnish weather is notorious for its fickle nature, and hanging around the city is not ideal in extreme weather. Under the marketplace you can cut through from one store in the centre to another while keeping your feet dry and getting cover from a heatwave, not to mention saving time!

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Those who arrive by car can park under the market square, in the Toriparkki. The parking hall can be reached from Puijonkatu, from both directions. From the south you arrive on the K3 floor and from the north on the K1 and K2 floors. The corridors between the floors are painted in green. The three-floor parking garage has color-coded doors to help you find back to the car.

This underground avenue leads to Sokos and Torikulma, where you can have a cup of coffee or shop to your heart’s content while having access to a grocery and the Viking restaurant Harald. The 93 Degree frappes of Coffee Shop can cool you down in hot weather.

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The route through Carlson is a handy way to get to the Entertainment Centre IsoCee, where you can find the movie theatre Finnkino Scala. In the same building you can find yourself grocery shopping, bowling, dining in a restaurant, at a dentist’s appointment, working out at the gym or getting a haircut. www.digimag.fi

AAPELI

Going through here you can get to the Aapeli shopping centre, where there are places to eat, opticians, phone shops and numerous clothes shops. For example, Cybershop offers clothing with personality and shock hair dyes.

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The shopping centre Vihtori provides you with an optician, groceries, Rax Buffet and Vaahteranmäen Mumma ja Pappa, that sells handcrafted Finnish wood products. In the front lobby you can also find an ATM.

APAJA

At the centre of the marketplace lies Apaja. From here you can get straight to the Kauppahalli for some light shopping or take the escalator down under the marketplace, where you can stop for a quick bite or more shopping. In Apaja you can find many restaurants serving up the delicacies of the world, like the Nepalese Mandala.

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The traditional Market Hall of Kuopio is known from its many small boutiques, that sell local handicrafts, Finnish souvenirs and both salty and sugary treats, just to name a few. If you’re craving for a book to read or a movie to watch, the Rosebud bookshop can sate your needs.


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

Tulliportinkatu 31, Kuopio www.kuopiontori.fi Opening hours Mon–Sat 7–15, during the summer also in the evening Mon–Fri 17–21

TORIKULMA SHOPPING CENTER

SHOPPING CENTER H-TALO

AAPELI SHOPPING CENTER

Haapaniemenkatu 28, Kuopio www.kuopiontori.fi/liike/ kauppakeskus-torikulma Mon–Fri 9–19, Sat 9–18

Kauppakatu 32–34, Kuopio www.h-talo.fi Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21

Kauppakatu 28, Kuopio www.kauppakeskusaapeli.fi Mon–Fri 9–19, Sat 10–17

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.

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

THE SHOPPING CENTER is designed by architect Kaj Michael and it was opened in 1966, which makes it the oldest shopping center in Finland. It is located at the busiest corner of the city at the junction of Kauppakatu and Haapaniemenkatu, at the corner of the market square. H-Talo has fashion, home decoration and gift items, lingerie, beauty care, pharmacy and electronics.

THIS SHOPPING CENTER is situated beside the pedestrian street on the corner of the market square. Shopping possibilities include many large clothing store chains, jewelry, watch and cosmetic stores, an opticians, electronics and bank services. You can enjoy a special treat or lunch at the café while taking a break from shopping. The underground car park can be reached from Minna Canthin katu.

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.

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ISOCEE ENTERTAINMENT CENTER

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

Puijonkatu 23, Kuopio www.kauppakeskussektori.fi Shop entrance open Mon–Fri 8–19, Sat 9–16. Stores have their own opening hours.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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DEPARTMENT STORES

7 SOKOS Haapaniemenkatu 24–26, Kuopio www.sokos.fi Mon–Fri 9–21, Sat 9–20, Sun 10–18 A DEPARTMENT STORE for clothing, beauty and homeware beside the market square. Working in connection with the department store are Sokos Hyväolo barber-hairdresser-beauticians, a florist, restaurant services, grocery store, Alko store and pharmacy along with men’s and women’s fashion stores. The department store is directly connected to the market square car park and there is also a parking lot situated behind Sokos.

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

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.

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VIHTORI Puijonkatu 19, Kuopio Mon–Fri 8–21, Sat 8–21, Sun 10–20. Stores have their own opening hours. SHOPPING CENTER IS situated right beside the market square on the left looking from the City Hall. The department store has it’s own car park on the roof and direct connection to the market square car park. At Vihtori you can find among other things a party goods store, a clothing store, an optician's, a food store and the teleoperator's phone store.


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MATKUS SHOPPING CENTER AND IKEA

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.

Savilahdentie 10, Kuopio www.prisma.fi Mon–Sun 7–23

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.

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

HERMAN SHOPPING CENTER Leväsentie 2, Kuopio www.kauppapaikkaherman.fi Shop entrance open Mon–Fri 7–19, Sat 9–17, Sun 11–17. Stores have their own opening hours. OPENED IN 2012, Herman is a shopping center concentrating on home ware, interior decorating, and leisure time, situated on the Leväsentie road around 4 kilometers from Kuopio to the south. There are a hardware store, kitchen stores, boat and motorcycle store, flea market, café and restaurant services as well as offices.

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

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

BudgetSport Matkus, Matkuksentie 60 Tel. +358 10 538 0960 budgetsport.fi

Lidl Haapaniemi Tehdaskatu 12 M-Market Eväskulma Kauppakatu 52 K-Market Kalakukko Ajurinkatu 16 K-Market Makasiini Satamakatu 36 K-Market Männistö Kalevantori 3 K-Market Pelimies Tulliportinkatu 54 K-Market Satama Minna Canthin katu 4 K-Supermarket Veljmies Puijonkatu 19 Shopping Center Puijonlaakso Sammakkolammentie 6 Sale Niirala Niiralankatu 25 Sale Satama Kauppakatu 7 S-Market Keskusta Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 S-Market Ykkösrasti Tasavallankatu 26 www.digimag.fi

Carlson Kuopio Kauppakatu 36 / Haapaniemenkatu 22 Tel. +358 20 742 7040 carlson.fi Cybershop Kauppakeskus Aapeli cybershop.fi

Intersport Haapaniemenkatu 32 Tel. +358 17 289 6100 intersport.fi

Dressmann Kuopio Puijonkatu 19

Lelukauppa Partanen Haapaniemenkatu 18 lelupartanen.fi

LeoSport Haapaniemenkatu 27 Tel. +358 17 2628 559 leosport.fi

Dressmann Matkus and Dressmann XL Kuopio Matkuksentie 60 dressmann.com

Untamon Urheilu Haapaniemenkatu 12 Tel. +358 17 263 1311 untamonurheilu.fi

Gina Tricot Haapaniemenkatu 20 Tel. +358 17 588 201 ginatricot.com

Stadium Matkus, Matkuksentie 60 Tel. +358 20 7900 530 Sadium Outlet Herman, Leväsentie 2 stadium.fi

Halfblock Kuopio Puijonkatu 27 Tel. +358 45 881 9881 halfblock.fi

Souvenir shops Askartelukulma Tulliportinkatu 36 Tel. +358 17 368 0707 askartelukulma.fi Carlson Talous ja lahjatavara Kauppakatu 36 / Haapaniemenkatu 22 Tel. +358 20 742 7048 carlson.fi

Matelin Lahja-aitta Haapaniemenkatu 18 Tel. +358 17 262 6364 Puijon torni Puijontie 135, Tel. +358 44 552 4887 puijo.com Taito Shop Kuopio Haapaniemenkatu 28, 2nd floor Tel. +358 440 162 277 taitoshop.fi

Women's lingerie shops Lady Royal Matkus, Matkuksentie 60 Tel. +358 44 7056 635 H-Talo, Kauppakatu 32 Tel. +358 17 263 1460 ladyroyal.fi Liivi Rusini Tulliportinkatu 38 Tel. +358 17 2625 140 rusini.fi

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Great Skate / UpGolf Puijonkatu 26 Tel. +358 17 2628 555 greatskatekuopio.com

Clothing stores

Flying Tiger Copenhagen Matkuksentie 60 www.tiger-stores.fi

Kuopion Kauppahalli Kauppatori, Kauppakatu 45 kuopionkauppahalli.fi

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Carlson Kuopio Lasten maailma Kauppakatu 36 / Haapaniemenkatu 22 carlson.fi

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

Toy shops BR-Lelut Kuopio Matkuksentie 60 br-lelut.fi

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XXL Sport & Outdoor Matkus, Matkuksentie 60 Tel. +358 30 607 5280 xxl.fi

Second hand shops Kirpputori Kuparipannu Maljalahdenkatu 29 Tel. +358 44 231 1550 facebook.com/kirpputorikuparipannukuopio Kuopion CityPörssi Maljalahdenkatu 31 Tel. +358 44 562 1600 cityporssi.fi Kuopion Kirpparilla.fi Leväsentie 2 Tel. +358 40 712 2157 kirpparilla.fi/kuopio PikkuVanha Savonkatu 22 Tel. +358 40 761 9049 pikkuvanha.fi SPR Kontti Kuopio Leväsentie 21 Tel. +358 40 139 0726 kontti.punainenristi.fi/kuopio

Dressmann Kolmisoppi Kolmisopentie 1

H&M Haapaniemenkatu 20 Tel. +358 20 332 106 Matkuksentie 60 hm.com Muoti Pia Torikatu 5 Tel. +358 50 300 1357 muotipia.fi Nina & Henri Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 Tel. +358 44 7883 777 ninahenri.com Lindex Haapaniemenkatu 18 Tel. +358 20 142 2413 lindex.com Piattacó Kauppakatu 49 Tel. +358 44 700 4600 piattaco.fi Rock ‘n’ Dot Puijonkatu 27 Tel. +358 44 331 6244 rockndot.fi Sokos Kuopio Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 Tel. +358 800 0 9804 sokos.fi

KUOPIO Interior decorating stores Carlson Kauppakatu 36 Tel. +358 20 742 7198 carlson.fi Charmante Home Decor Puijonkatu 27 Tel. +358 44 972 0442 charmante.fi Etola Suvannontie 1 Tel. +358 20 765 4500 etola.net Eurokangas Tulliportinkatu 36 Tel. +358 44 759 2081 eurokangas.fi Iloinen Viivi Haapaniemenkatu 28 Tel. +358 20 7353 375 iloinenviivi.fi Marimekko H-Talo, Kauppakatu 32 Tel. +358 44 387 2302 Matkus, Matkuksentie 60 Tel. +358 44 387 2314 marimekko.com Nappi ja Nauha Vuorikatu 23 Tel. +358 17 261 5756 kuopionnappijanauha.fi Pentik H-talo, Kauppakatu 32 Tel. +358 207 220 318 Matkus, Matkuksentie 60 Tel. +358 207 220 418 pentik.com Savon Pala Puijonkatu 26 Tel. +358 17 262 7903 savonpala.fi Sisustus Picaso Puijonkatu 24 Tel. +358 17 261 5819 sisustuspicaso.fi Sisustus Sofiina Pikku-Pietari Market Lane Tel. +358 17 261 5819 sisustussofiina.fi Sokos Haapaniemenkatu 24–26 Tel. +358 46 923 9137 sokos.fi

Shoe shops Kenkärenki Puijonkatu 41 Tel. +358 17 262 3688

Kenkä-Veikko Haapaniemenkatu 32 Tel. +358 17 261 6528

Minada Puijonkatu 17 Tel. +358 44 7711 188


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DECORATED SAUSAGES OFFER a feast for the eye and get evenly cooked without exploding. STARRY SKY

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SAUSAGE

– the iconic Finnish summer food

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People have always been able to enjoy Finnish summers to their fullest, and they are spent relaxing outdoors a lot, drinking and barbequing. The most traditional Finnish summer food is the sausage.

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ausage has held on to its position as number one when it comes to barbeques. It has even become a trend food, and the selection has grown year by year. Sausages come in dozens of different colours, tastes and shapes. It’s tough to find something that is easier and tastier than the sausage. With the right garnish it

transforms into a gourmet meal, and with trendy decorative cuts even the basic sausage becomes fancier. The simplest way to enjoy a sausage is to eat it as it is, with mustard or ketchup. For garnish new potatoes, fresh salads, coleslaw or seasonal vegetable bundles are worth a try. And kids love a hot dog in a bun. K-Citymarket’s selection of sausages is continuously expanding with www.digimag.fi

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new delicacies. In addition to the familiar Finnish sauna ring sausages, groat sausages, frankfurters and the meaty barbeque sausages one can find all kinds of flavours of uncooked sausages and ringwursts. Animal and spice realms are joined when pork, mutton, game, turkey, sweet pepper, garlic or thyme meet each other in the tight embrace of a natural casing.

On this spread you can get to know the fascinating world of sausages and plan your next feast by your barbeque, stove or a campfire. There are a lot of free-to-use designated campfires around Kuopio. K-CITYMARKET PÄIVÄRANTA Päivärannantie 18, KUOPIO Tel. +358 10 537 9600 Open Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21 www.k-citymarket.fi


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LAMMASKRAKOVA

SALSICCIA

Cracovian lamb sausage A spicy and meaty fully cooked sausage that is usually made from mutton or pork.

Italian sausage salsiccia An Italian meaty and herbal uncooked sausage.

RYYNIMAKKARA

Groat sausage A sausage with less fat and meat, because it has, for example, barley groats added into it.

SINIHOMEJUUSTOMAKKARA

Blue cheese sausage A combination of two Finnish treats: blue cheese and sausage.

THÜRINGENIN MAKKARA

Thuringian sausage The age-old sausage recipe from the Free State of Thuringia. For seasoning marjoram, nutmeg, coriander and caraway are used.

GRILLIMAKKARA

Barbeque sausage These big, bulging sausages are deliberately designed for barbeques or being cooked on a campfire.

CHORIZO-JALAPENO-RAAKAMAKKARA

Chorizo-jalapeño uncooked sausage is a Spanish meaty and spicy uncooked sausage that has the spicy nuance from jalapeño in it.

CHILIMAKKARA

Chili sausage A slightly hotter barbeque sausage.

ITALIA-GRILLIMAKKARA

Italian barbeque sausage A sausage inspired by the favorite spices of the Italian kitchen.

NÜRNBERGIN MAKKARA

Nuremberg sausage The traditional sausage recipe from Nuremberg area. Pepper, ginger, marjoram and other spices bring the sausage taste and some kick.

CHILIKALKKUNA

Chili turkey The gentle union of turkey and pepper.

CHIPOTLE-MAKKARA

MUSTAMAKKARA

Finnish blood sausage is closely associated with Tampere.

CHORIZONAKKI

Chipotle sausage Slices of pepper and chipotle create a perfect sausage for those who enjoy hot foods.

Chorizo A slightly hotter and spicier Spanish frankfurter.

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MALLASGRILLIMAKKARA

Malt barbeque sausage The dark malted barley is used to bring taste and flavor to the traditional barbeque sausage.


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asty beer is one of the most popular drinks of the Finnish summer that is suitable for both company and food. Over the years Finland has seen numerous microbreweries rising to accompany the big beverage corporations, and among them is the Rock Paper Scissors established in 2017 in Kuopio. At the same time demand for microbrewery beers has grown among the consumers at a stunning rate. The so-called indie beers have elevated the culinary tasting culture. As the number of microbreweries grows, the beer selection of retail shops expands at a brisk pace. The sampling of Finnish beers can be started, for example, by visiting the drinks section of K-Citymarket in Päiväranta. Mika Säämänen is in charge of the beverage and food products, and while working sees a rise in the popularity of craft beers. The Microbrewery products are delivered to K-Citymarket by Kesko. – Most of the beverages we get are within the selection of the retail chain. We also get to add to selection from available products. We try to have in store especially locally produced beverages, from both local and non-local breweries. Microbreweries and their beer selec-

Cheers!

Traditional and new flavours of beer TEXT DIGIMAG/TEEMU VIEMERÖ PHOTOS DIGIMAG/TEEMU VIEMERÖ, BREWERIES, KESKO, SHUTTERSTOCK

An important part of the Finnish summer are tasty beers. When hop is combined with clean and fresh Finnish water, the best beer in the world is born. Taste for yourself!

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tions have increased noticeably in the course of time, Säämänen comments. – The new Alcohol Act has also made it possible to bring out stronger beers. This has been great for friends of indie beers who wish to enjoy stronger craft beers. Strong beer lets the flavour come out in a different way, Säämänen continues. THE LOCAL selection is represented by Iso-Kalla Brewery and Rock Paper Scissors, as their beers fill a great part of the shelves. Non-local beers have found their way to the shelves from all over Finland, from Helsinki to Tornio and every brewery have a unique, personal, distinguishable brand and image. Each beer exhumes the love their producers have for beer. – The sales of Craft beer have been great. Customers want to taste the beers, so food and tasting experiences have clearly become more important. Breweries have brought out gluten-free alternatives, which we also offer, Säämänen comments. K-CITYMARKET PÄIVÄRANTA Päivärannantie 18, KUOPIO Tel. +358 10 537 9600 Open Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21 www.k-citymarket.fi


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MIKA SÄÄMÄNEN RECOMMENDS:

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Agnus Red Ale (Iso-Kalla Brewery, Kuopio) A top-fermented beer is a result of collaboration with Finnagnus meat processing company. The red malty and hop heavy red ale. Recommended dishes for this product are stake, heavily spiced foods and barbeque foods.

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The Lizard NEIPA (Rock Paper Scissors, Kuopio) The result of collaboration between RPS in Kuopio and Fat Lizard Brewing in Espoo. This tasty, cloudy and fruity New England India Pale Ale goes well with socializing and spicy foods, among other things.

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Kyyttö Milk Stout (Hiisi Brewing Company, Jyväskylä) Kyyttö is gentle and mild, chocolaty and flavoured with roasted malts, alleviated with lactose and liquorice root, a Milk Stout that works perfectly as the dessert after a barbeque. Gluten-free Brewer’s Special Alabama Red IPA (Saimaa Brewing Company, Mikkeli) Brewer’s Special is an unfiltered top-fermented beer. The taste and smell of the beer are twiggy, tasting slightly of caramel and dry grapefruit. Goes well with spicy and smoky foods, as well as barbeque foods.

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Gluten-free KauppaIPA (Pyynikin Brewing Company, Tampere) KauppaIPA is a gluten-free IPA that is a light-coloured, fresh and fruity top-fermented beer. It goes well with spicy and hot foods as well as burgers.

St. Olaf Pale Ale (Black Brook Brewery, Savonlinna) St.Olaf is a fresh beer Hopped with American Citra hop, that has as most forthcoming aromas citrus and touch of tropical fruits. Try with spicy foods.


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Eat and drink in Kuopio

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

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

AMARILLO KUOPIO

Restaurant Aallotar of Kunnonpaikka serves nourishing home cooking daily. À la carte menu is renewed monthly. Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets.

BIERSTUBE

BOWL D1NER

BUFFA

CAFE SATAMA

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

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

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

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

Matkustajasatama tel. +358 45 159 7997 cafesatama.fi

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

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.

Bowl D1ner is an American style restaurant, with by an eight-stage bowling alley. The restaurant is situated at Kuopio's best location, with Finnkino in the same premises, in the entertainment center IsoCee.

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 is located at Kuopio's passenger harbour. The BBQ summer kitchen features a weekly varied delicious menu.

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

GRILLSSON

HURMA

FOODI Kauppakatu 22 tel. +358 44 7901 422 foodi.fi Foodi is a modern street food kitchen. Your taste buds will enjoy the rich salad bar, delicious baguettes and Italian style pizza slices.

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.

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

Scandic Atlas Haapaniemenkatu 22 tel. +358 40 548 0267 scandichotels.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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Kauppakatu 45 tel. +358 50 374 8672 hurmakuopio.fi

HUVIRETKI

INTRO SOCIAL

Hotel Cumulus Kuopio Puijonkatu 32, tel. +358 17 617 7705, huviretki.fi

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

Restaurant Hurma provides a relaxed atmosphere, good drinks and delicious food. There are numerous tasteful journeys with ethnic twists and good drinks throughout the evening.

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

Behind the restaurant Intro Social's doors you will find delicious gourmet street food, artisan beers, comedy and sports. Come and visit our refurbished restaurant!

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KUOPIO

KÄSKYNKKÄ

MORTON

MUSTA LAMMAS

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

KUMMISETÄ

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

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

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

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

Satamakatu 4 tel. +358 17 581 0458 mustalammas.net

The food in Isä Camillo is honest and authentic. The kitchen honors European culinary tradition and fresh ingredients. Food and service both come with heart, feeling and professionalism.

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 Kummisetä'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.

RESTAURANT UKKO

PUIJON MAJA

ROSSO

ROSSO EXPRESS

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

PUIJO TOWER RESTAURANT

RAX BUFFET KUOPIO

Passenger harbour tel. +358 17 266 2466, roll.fi

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

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.

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VIKING RESTAURANT HARALD

ISÄ CAMILLO

In the summer at 2018, a restaurant boat is anchored at Kuopio's passenger harbour. The floating restaurant provides a variety of delicacies. On the ground floor of the boat there is also a boat and inland waterways themed exhibition space.

SAMPO VENDACE RESTAURANT

KING'S CROWN

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

Puijontie 135, tel. +358 44 552 4882 puijo.com At Puijo Tower Restaurant you can enjoy your lunch or à la carte while enjoying the spectacular view of Kuopio as seen from the Tower's heights.

SATAMAN HELMI

SCANDIC KUOPIO

SOFIA C

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

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

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

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

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

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 Saturdays. 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.

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LUNCH & SNACKS

BASILICA

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

Kirkkokatu 1 tel. +358 44 760 5050 basilica.fi

FIT WOK

HYGGE BRO

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

Aapeli Shopping Center, 2nd floor, Kauppakatu 28, tel. +358 44 242 3462, hyggebro.fi

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.

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

The restaurant at Aapeli shopping center has lunch and dinner, relaxed going and a great view of Kuopio market square. You can also spend your time drinking coffee and playing boardgames.

LUNCH CAFE KOKKIPOIKA

LUNCH RESTAURANT CAWA

Leväsentie 23, tel. +358 50 346 4110, kokkipoika.fi

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

The buffet lunch restaurant serves traditional home-cooked meals on weekdays. The lunch table includes a variety of dishes and fresh salads.

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

RESTAURANT KEITTIÖ

URBAN

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

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

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.

HYVÄ HUOMEN

KALLAVESJ'

KOIVUMÄEN KARTANO

Neulaniementie 2, Kolmisopentie 3, Leväsentie 1, Pienen Neulamäentie 5 and Takojantie 17 (Toivala) hyvahuomen.fi

LUNCH ROOM VOLTTI

Käsityökatu 19, 2nd floor 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 25th Jun–12th Aug. Otherwise open by arrangement for groups.

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

Hyvä Huomen is a lunch restaurant serving five different locations, 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.

LOUNAS-SALONKI Kasarmikatu 12, tel. +358 17 2811 210 lounassalonki.fi Lounas-Salonki offers lunch, à la carte and cafeteria services during the week and Sundays. The premises are smoke and alcohol free.

PITOKAMMARI NEULAMÄKI

RESTAURANT KALLANRANTA

Yrittäjäntie 22, tel. +358 44 345 7916, pitokammari.com

Kallanranta 11, tel. +358 50 597 4197, /RavintolaKallanranta

Pitokammari is a restaurant, a cafe, a catering service and a party place in Neulamäki. The cozy dining room and the comfortable atmosphere create an ideal setting for various occasions.

The 100-seat restaurant offers versatile daily lunch options for every taste. It also provides an effective setting for organizing meetings and festivities.

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CAFÉS IN KUOPIO

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

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

CAFE KANELI Kauppakatu 22 tel. +358 40 017 2283

kahvilakaneli.fi

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

MLL FAMILY CAFE Apaja Shopping Center August–May, Thu 9.30–12 kuopio.mll.fi/toiminta 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 RESTAURANT SALACAVALA Kuopio market square, tel. +358 45 146 2000, salacavala.fi In the pavilion at the Kuopio market, SalaCavala offers a selection of wok to your taste, lunch soups, grilled sandwiches, cakes prepared in Houkutus, and other sweet pastries.

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.

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.

COFFEE HOUSE

ELÄVÄINEN CAFE

KAHVILA-KONDITORIA HOUKUTUS Kauppakatu 49,

tel. +358 17 368 2900, houkutus.fi /houkutus @houkutus Huge amount of salty and sweet treats from the café's own bakery. You can enjoy salad of your choice, sun terrace, the best cake selection in the city and latte art coffee. Serves alcoholic beverages.

KAFFETERIA MUMMOLA

KUOPIO

CAFE HERKKU MOBIILI Hannes Kolehmaisenkatu 2 tel. +358 40 029 9517 kuopionautomuseo.fi 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.

LIBRARY CAFE ZARIANNE

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

Old Kuopio Museum, Kirkkokatu 22, tel +358 40 831 7733 /Eläväinen-1600905089963088

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 new cultural café at the Old Kuopio Museum. The menu consists of vegan, gluten-free, raw food and live food.

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.

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.

RAMIN KONDITORIA

TEAHOUSE AL SALUCHA

TRUBE HALLI-KAHVILA

PRESSO

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

Sektori Shopping Center Puijonkatu 23, raminkonditoria.fi tel. +358 40 861 5003 The café's showcases are fall of beautiful cakes, buns and salty treats made in the café's own bakery. Serves self-made ice cream. We welcome you to come and enjoy our delicacies!

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Puijonkatu 27 tel. +358 44 364 1766

kaffeteriamummola.fi

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

Haapaniemenkatu 32 B /alsalucha

Kuopio 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.


THE ALLEY

CANTON HIN

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

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

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

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

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

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

SWEETOWN

SUNNY'S NOODLE Tulliportinkatu 46-48 tel. +358 44 538 8406 sunnysnoodle.weebly.com

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

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

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

DRAGON SHENG

SWEETOWN SUSHI BAR

GOLDEN DRAGON Puijonkatu 26–28, 2nd floor, tel. +358 46 540 0508 wanhawalio.weebly.com The Golden Dragon's daily lunch buffet includes 12 warm meals from Chinese and Thai cuisine, and 15 types of sushi.

KIMBAP

Puijonkatu 33 +358 40 084 9227 sweetown.fi

Apaja Shopping Center Kauppakatu 45 kauppakeskusapaja.com

Sweetown sushi bar in the center of Kuopio is a small and cozy restaurant. Sushi buffet is served on weekdays and Saturdays at 11–18.

Kimbap is a Korean restaurant that combines a wide range of Asian dishes. On offer there are Korean, Chinese and Japanese dishes, and at times Thai and Indian dishes.

ETHNIC

RESTAURANTS Have a culinary voyage with authentic flavors from abroad.

MOUNT SHERPA

MANDALA

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

RESTAURANT GALATA

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

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

Savonkatu 17 +358 45 256 5356 /ravintolagalata

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.

Restaurant Galata serves fresh and healthy Turkish cuisine. There is a daily buffet lunch and vegetarian options available.

HANKO SUSHI

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TRATTORIA SORRENTO

KREETA

MIHAILIN TAVERNA

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

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

Kuopio Market Square mihailintaverna@gmail.com mihailintaverna.com

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

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.

In Tavern you can enjoy authentic Greek cuisine. Also available are Souvlaki grips, Greek sweet and savory cakes.

SALONIKI GYROS

PANCHO VILLA

PANZA

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

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

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

Saloniki Gyros is a modern Greek food restaurant in the Apaja shopping center. Greek city-made food and popular favorites to the Finns are available.

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

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.

KUOPIO

Koivumäki Manor is open at summertime

25th Jun – 12th Aug 2018 Mon–Fri 10:00–16:00. Lunch menu 11:00–14:00 24,90 € Table reservation recommendation. For groups an appointment.

SAMRUAI

SIAM-THAI

KUZINA WINE & DAILY

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

Käsityökatu 35 tel. +358 17 262 3502 /siamthairavintola

Kauppakatu 13 tel. +358 44 973 5877 kuzina.fi

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 an à la carte menu representing Thai cuisine.

The breeze from the Mediterranean Sea blowing directly into Kuopio's heart will take you to the land of flavors. The restaurant provides a unique taste experience with natural and self-made products. www.digimag.fi

Since 1792.

www.koivumaenkartano.com Koivumäen Kartano Oy • Koivumäenkuja 18, 70800 Kuopio tel. +358 17 3614 291 • kartano@koivumaenkartano.com 33

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ALBATROSSI 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.

BAR NOUSU

Kauppakatu 18 tel. +358 44 775 7160

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.

The bar's three different spaces provide an action scene with karaoke songs and DJs dancing people on the tables on every day of the year.

HENRY'S PUB

Kauppakatu 18 tel. +358 10 271 4702

henryspub.net/kuopio

alepupi.fi/kuopio

BAR FREETIME

Kirjastokatu 8 tel. +358 17 2626 735

raflaamo.fi

barfreetime.fi

An entertainment restaurant providing beats every day. 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

EVENING RESTAURANT ESTRADI

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.

HURMA

JOLENE HAPPY BAR

Kauppakatu 45 tel. +358 50 374 8672

Kauppakatu 18 tel. +358 50 344 9890 /joleneHappyBar

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.

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Vuorikatu 24 tel. +358 50 402 4340

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.

hurmakuopio.fi

The legendary Henry's pub in the basement plays live music every week. A calmer setting can be found at the atmospheric wine bar. www.digimag.fi

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.

barnousu.fi

PUBS AND NIGHT CLUBS IN KUOPIO

ALE PUPI

Kauppakatu 16 tel. +358 10 271 4701

Makasiininkatu 1 tel. +358 10 271 4703

Summer 2018

Jolene is a new restaurant with a pub and a disco area. You can sing your own bravura in two karaoke areas.

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

MALJA

Kauppakatu 29 tel. +358 17 369 0369 malja.fi

MINI PUBI

Vuorikatu 26 tel. +358 44 231 3398 /minipubi

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.

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

PUB ANTURA

PUIJON PUB

Tulliportinkatu 46–48 tel. +358 44 729 2289

Sammakkolammentie 6 tel. +358 17 363 6922

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.

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

SPORT PUB FUTARI

TONY'S PUB

anturapub.fi

Puijonkatu 37 tel. +358 44 037 3762 futispub.com

Futari is the sports fan's dream. In the pub, you can watch current football, ice hockey and formula races from four TV sets. Or you can play darts.

/Puijon-Pub

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

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

OTTOPOIKA

PANNUHUONE GUST. RANIN

Kauppakatu 40–42 tel. +358 17 263 4560

Kauppakatu 25, tel. +358 17 5810 451, pannuhuone.net

ottopoika.fi

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.

RESTAURANT AMPIAINEN

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.

RESTAURANT GLORIA

RESTAURANT HUNTER

Kauppakatu 16 tel. +358 10 2714716

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.

/GloriaKuopio

ULLAN KROUVI

WANHA SATAMA

Puijonsarventie 27 tel. +358 17 364 9200

Passenger harbour tel. +358 50 342 9276

ullankrouvi.fi

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

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passionclub.fi

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

Lönnrotinkatu 32, tel. +358 17 262 2566

ravintolaampiainen.fi

PASSION CLUB

Kauppakatu 16 tel. +358 10 271 4701

Neulamäentie 8, tel. +358 50 368 9049 ravintolahunter.fi A suburban restaurant at Neulamäki provides entertaining nights with billiards, darts and sports shown on a big screen. The kitchen provides finger food.

VIIHDEMAAILMA ILONA

Vuorikatu 19, tel. +358 50 354

wanhasatama.net

5251 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 22–05.

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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.


Sweet dreams in Kuopio

TEXT DIGIMAG/HETA JYRĂ„LĂ„ PHOTOS DIGIMAG/MIRKA HAPPONEN, HOTELS

APARTMENT HOTEL KUOPIO VILLA WIIK

CUMULUS ASEMA KUOPIO

Snellmaninkatu 23, tel. +358 17 264 4400, huoneistohotellit.fi

Puijonkatu 32, tel. +358 200 48124 scandichotels.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.

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.

CAFE & GUEST HOUSE ASEMA

HOSTEL HERMANNI

Asemakatu 1 (rail station), tel. +358 40 788 1110, www.cafeasema.fi

Hermanninaukio 3 E/D tel. +358 40 910 9083 hostellihermanni.fi

Near hotel quality accommodation in the upstairs of the railway station, in a cozy and peaceful setting, just 400 meters from the Kuopio Market Square.

Hostel Hermanni is a neat, comfortable and affordable hostel just a mile from the center of Kuopio. Affordable accommodation for both those who travel alone or with family.

HOSTEL RAUHALAHTI

HOTEL ISOVALKEINEN

HOTEL JAHTIHOVI

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

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.

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

Katiskaniementie 8, tel. +358 30 608 3100, rauhalahti.fi

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. www.digimag.fi

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Majaniementie 2, tel. +358 17 539 6100, isovalkeinen.com

ECONOMY HOTEL SAVONIA

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

HOSTEL MATKUSTAJAKOTI

Vuorikatu 35, tel. +358 40 910 9083 hostellimatkustajakoti.fi 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.

Snellmaninkatu 23 tel. +358 17 264 4400 jahtihovi.fi


ACCOMMODATIONS

HOTEL PUIJON MAJA

Puijontie 135, tel. +358 44 552 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.

HOTEL SCANDIC KUOPIO

Satamakatu 1, tel. +358 17 195 111, scandichotels.fi/kuopio 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.

KUOPIO

ORIGINAL SOKOS HOTEL PUIJONSARVI

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

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

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

SLEEP WELL! Hotel rooms 45€ / person / night in double rooms during 25.6.–25.7.2018. Price includes a tasty breakfast and Finnish sauna with a private beach.

RURAL HOTEL EEVANTALO

SAWOHOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL

SCANDIC ATLAS

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

The renovated boutique hotel is a 10-minute drive from the center of Kuopio, on the old Vitostie road. 17 hotel rooms, a sauna area and a meeting room have been renovated traditionally.

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

Keihäskoskentie 150, Syvänniemi tel. +358 17 384 1470, eevantalo.fi

Tarhakuja 1 /sawohouse

SPA HOTEL KUNNONPAIKKA

SPA HOTEL RAUHALAHTI

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.

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

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

Katiskaniementie 8, tel. +358 30 608 3100, rauhalahti.fi

You´ll find us just beside highway 5 in the middle of a beautiful landscape, just 10 minutes from the city centre!

Haapaniemenkatu 22 tel. +358 300 870 423 scandichotels.fi

Welcome!

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SUMMER'S CULINARY EVENTS Summer

KUOPIO EVENTS

Kuopio region

SUPER POPULAR CULINARY events have come to stay on the streets of Kuo-

pio. Street food provides a delicious culinary expedition around the world. We listed the trendiest street food events in Kuopio and its environs. Wine Festival 29.6.–7.7.2018, Suonenjoki strawberry carneval 13.– 15.6.2018, Lapinlahti cheese & wine festival 4.8.2018, The Grand International Market 16.–19.8.2018, Kalaryssäys (Fishmongers' fair) 7.–9.9.2018.

ILOA JA VALOA IN SAVILAHTI 8th of Oct

Varikko – Savisaari – Yliopistonranta

THE ILOA JA Valoa event (Joy and Light in Savilahti), suitable for all ages, will

be held in Savilahti, Kuopio. The event will have an outdoor cinema, live music, a picnic, a street art event, a nature excursion, architectural walk and many more activities. Through the event you can get to know the mysterious caves in the old Savilahti depot (Varikko) and geocaching in Koivula in Savisaari. Spend a shared day of joy and light in Savilahti! More info: www.savilahti.com/iloa-valoa

RITVA-LIISA POHJALAINEN – THE WORLD OF GLASS June 2–28

G12 Kuopio

GALLERIA G12 KUOPIO’S last exhibition presents the works by the spectacu-

lar glass artist Ritva-Liisa Pohjalainen, held from June 2−28, 2018. For the summer exhibition, Pohjalainen brings about 30 works made of glass. There are also works from last October's Shanghai exhibition, created in collaboration with well-known glass blowers in the heart of European glass art and culture in Murano, Italy. www.galleria12.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 in June Mon–Fri 10–17, Sat 10–15 and from July to August Mon–Wed 10–17, Thu 10–19, Fri 10–17 and Sat 10–15. www.pikkupietarintorikuja.fi

FESTIVAL

CALENDAR

06 >June 18.–22.6.

Baroque Kuopio 2018, Kuopio area

19.6.

Love boat – Be Queerious with Paikallisliike -cruise, 21:00 Kuopio Passenger Harbour Evening of Young Choreographers, 18:00 Sotku

20.6.

Nature tour: Kadonneen Aarteen Metsästäjät (Lost Treasure Hunters), 17:00 Ala-Antikkala Puijo Women's dance: Johanna Pakonen & Ihana, Karaoke, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Children's toy flea market, 14:00–17:00 Kuopio Market Square Summer music moment: Suvihuilu, 13:00 Puijo church Musta Juhannus: DJ Kane & Dj Nuclear Puppy Henry’s Pub Karaoke dance Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

21.6.

Karaoke, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Alba's Midsummer, 21:00 Restaurant Albatrossi Midsummer's Eve Event, 18:00 Säyneinen Local History Museum Henry’s House party, Henry’s Pub Dancing with men's and women's turn, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

22.6.

Midsummer's Eve Smoke Sauna, 14:00–18:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Midsummer Party at Jätkänkämppä, 18:00–23:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

www.digimag.fi

13.–20.6. Kuopio Dance Festival

Midsummer's Event and Bonfire, 19:00 Syvänniemen Hermannitalo Midsummer's Eve Dance: Taikakuu, Spa hotel Rauhalahti Egotrippi, Restaurant Wanha Satama Calle and Rantakoivu orchestra, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

The story of Kallavesi guided cruise, 16:30–18:00 m/s Princess Anne Smoke sauna heating up, 18:00–21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Kaksinen med band, 20:30 Pannuhuone Dance: Marko Karvonen & Mercedes, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Karaoke Dance Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

23.6.

29.6.–7.7.

KUOPIO EVENTS

Arttu Wiskari, Restaurant Wanha Satama Midsummer Dance: Jonna Ortju & Namu, Karaoke-yökerho klo 21 Kylpylähotelli Rauhalahti Savo Midsummer Church, 10:00 St. Johannes chrurch Männistö Calle and Rantakoivu orchestra, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

25.6.

Karaoke, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

26.6.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Karaoke, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

27.6.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 17:30 from Kuopio Market Square Women's dance: Marco Lundberg & Liekki, Karaoke, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Children's toy flea market, 14:00–17:00 Kuopio Market Square

28.6.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Karaoke, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

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FESTIVAL

Kuopion Wine Festival – Kaukaa idästä (Far from the East), Kuopio Harbour Market Square

30.6.

Baltic JAZZ, 12:00 Kuopio Passenger Harbour Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 15:00 from Kuopio Market Square Karaoke dance, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Overcover, Restaurant Wanha Satama Playful wildlife day, 11:00–15:00 Lumotarha Dancing with men's and women's turn, Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka

07 >July 2.7.

18.–22.6. Baroque Kuopio 2018

Restaurant Wanha Satama

4.7.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 17:30 from Kuopio Market Square DJ Amanda Harkimo Wanha Satama Children's toy flea market, 14:00–17:00 Kuopio Market Square Summer music moment: Province songs, Puijo church Women's dance: Jarno Itkonen & Pientä Unelmaa, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

5.7.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti DJ Amanda Harkimo Wanha Satama Karaoke Star Competition, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

6.7.

The story of Kallavesi guided cruise, 16:30–18:00 m/s Princess Anne Haminalahti culture trail rounds 18:00 Haminalahti camping center Smoke sauna heating up, 18:00–21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Helge Tallqvist & Loose screws King’s Crown Telaketju, Restaurant Wanha Satama Dance: Hannu Auvinen Group, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Smoke sauna heating up, 18:00–21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

7.7.

Overcover, Restaurant Wanha Satama

Kuopio Triathlon Kuopio area Karaoke Dances, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

3.7.

8.7.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Veikko Ahvenainen's accordion concert, 19:00 Syvänniemen Hermannitalo DJ Amanda Harkimo,

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 15:00 from Kuopio Market Square Riuttalanpäivä – Karttula's homeland celebration Riuttalan talonpoikaismuseo

9.7.

Summer reading circle, 17:30–18:30 Kuopio main library

10.7.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

11.7.

Children's toy flea market, 14:00–17:00 Kuopio Market Square Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 17:30 from Kuopio Market Square Women's dance, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

12.7.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Ismo Leikola Pannuhuone

13.7.

The story of Kallavesi guided cruise, 16:30–18:00 m/s Princess Anne m/s Princess Anne Smoke sauna heating up, 18:00–21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Olavi Uusivirta, Restaurant Albatrossi Dance: Tammi Group, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

14.7.

Jukka Poika & DJ Stormy Restaurant Wanha Satama Match Show Hotel IsoValkeinen Karaoke dances, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

15.7.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 15:00 from Kuopio Market Square Grand Flea Market, Kuopio Market Square


EVENTS

KUOPIO

MIDSUMMER AT KUOPIO EVENT

22.6. Midsummer at Rauhalahti

29.6.–7.7. Kuopio Wine Festival

KUOPIO EVENTS 17.7.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

18.7.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 17:30 from Kuopio Market Square Afterclub – Baroque Kuopio, Pannuhuone Children's toy flea market, 14:00–17:00 Kuopio Market Square Women's dance, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

19.7.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

20.7.

The story of Kallavesi guided cruise, 16:30–18:00 m/s Princess Anne Haminalahti culture trail rounds 18:00 Haminalahti camping center Smoke sauna heating up, 18:00–21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Alba’s EDM festival: Heavyweight DJ’s & Gary Stake, 21:00 Restaurant Albatrossi Feelings 25 years – celebration weekend Pannuhuone Dance: Jussi Seppänen & Dominou, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

21.7.

Stig, 24:00 Restaurant Wanha Satama The traditional playing day Riuttalan talonpoikaismuseo Karaoke dances, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

22.7.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 15:00 from Kuopio Market Square

SointuSavo's Sing-Alongs, 17:00 Kuopio Harbour Market Square

24.7.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

25.7.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 17:30 from Kuopio Market Square Children's toy flea market, 14:00–17:00 Kuopio Market Square Women's dance, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

26.7.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

26.–28.7.

Kuopio RockCock 2018, Väinölänniemi RockCock Official After Party, 21:00 Restaurant Albatrossi

27.–29.7.

Unesta Valoon (From Dream to Light) – visual arts weekend Riuttalan talonpoikaismuseo

27.7.

The story of Kallavesi guided cruise, 16:30–18:00 m/s Princess Anne Smoke sauna heating up, 18:00–21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Dance: Jussi Seppänen & Dominou, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

28.7.

Funk Lounge, Pannuhuone Aikakone, Restaurant Wanha Satama

29.7.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From

SPORT

FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL

Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 15:00 from Kuopio Market Square

31.7.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

08 >August 1.8.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 17:30 from Kuopio Market Square Children's toy flea market, 14:00–17:00 Kuopio Market Square Women's dance: Benjamin Enroth & Veijarit, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

2.8.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

2.–4.8.

Sunsets Kuopio Kuopio Passenger Harbour Sunsets Kuopio afterparty, 21:00 Restaurant Albatrossi

3.8.

The story of Lake Kallavesi – guided cruise 16:30–18 m/s Princess Anne Smoke sauna heating up, 18:00–21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Dances: Trio Dry Capri, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

4.8.

2.–4.8. Sunsets Kuopio

26.–28.7. RockCock 2018

Cruising Tour to the Middle Kallavesi, 10:00 Kuopio Museum

Spa hotel Rauhalahti

Meadow voluntary work, 10:00 Pilppa Kuopio Veneilee (Kuopio sails) event, 10:00–16:00 Hotel Scandic's shore Kansallispukujen tuuletus – National costumes picnic, 11:00 Kuopio Market Square

11.8.

Ellinoora, Restaurant Wanha Satama Pony Trot 2018 Sorsasalo's hippodrome Rosvopaisti Evening -Savolaisittain kilibailut, 18:00 Airakselan kylä Komediafestivaali on the road, 17:00 and 21:00 Pannuhuone Kuninkaankatus own summer party, Rauno Tikkanen Quartet! King’s Crown Karaoke dances, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

5.8.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 15:00 from Kuopio Market Square

6.8.

Summer reading circle, 17:30–18:30 Kuopio main library

12.8.

7.8.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

8.8.

Guided walking tour: Kuopion toreilta maailman turuille (From Kuopio's markets to the world's forests), 17:30 from Kuopio Market Square Wellness from the Nature, 18:00 Puijo's Tower Women's Dance: Teemu Harjakari & TRM, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

8.–11.8.

14.8.

An animal quarter: Sabretoothed tiger, The Beast of Ice Age, 13:00 Kuopio Museum Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

15.8.

Art Market 2018, Kulttuuriareena 44, www.taidetori.com

"Inspiraationa Juice" final concert, 18:30 Kuopio City Theatre Women's dance: Ippe Mansikka, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

9.8.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

16.–19.8.

The Grand International Market, Kuopio Market Square

9.–12.8.

16.8.

MatkusSport, Matkus

10.8.

Erja Lyytinen – Kuopio Blues NIght, 19:00 Ohjelmaravintola Maxim Matti Nykänen, 21:00 Restaurant Albatrossi Smoke sauna heating up, 18:00–21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Dances: Mandy Trio, 21:00

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Jazzango, King’s Crown Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

17.8.

Street Curling World Cup, 12:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

Summer 2018

THE MIDSUMMER CELEBRATIONS in Finland are held from Juine 22.–24, 2018. 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. MIDSUMMER IS OFTEN celebrated at the cottage. For urban Midsummer the-

re are various activities available, like for instance the Midsummer parties of Rauhalahti and Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka. Midsummer is a general holiday in Finland, with an effect on the schedule of mass transit and services.

KUOPIO ROCK FESTIVAL July 26–28

Väinölänniemi

THIS YEAR, THE legendary Kuopio RockCock will grow to last three days. The natural beauty of Väinölänniemi is the place where you can get into your rock mood from July 26–28. The line-up of performers includes today’s hottest artists as well as heavier metal bands. On Thursday, artists such as Cheek and SANNI, as well as Kuopio's own Block Buster and Tocornal, will hit the stage. Friday's lead performer will be the power metal pioneer Helloween, and guests can get nostalgic with Nylon Beat. On Saturday, Roope Salminen & Koirat will provide dance rhythms, and Billy Idol will ensure that you rock the beat. Basic ticket prices start from 69 euros and VIP tickets from 109 euros.

www.kuopiorock.fi

KUOPIO CELEBRATES – BLOCK BUSTER 24th of Aug

Kuopio main library

BLOCK BUSTER IS a straightforward hard rock band from Kuopio.

The band can be seen as acoustic, casual street performers during Kuopio Juhlii event in the Kuopio main library and during the Iloa ja Valoa event in Yliopistonranta, among other places. Aarni Metsäpelto (singer and guitarist), Elias Salo (guitarist), Joonas Arppe (bassist), Jaakko Metsäpelto (drummer) More info: www.kuopionseina.fi/kuopio-juhlii


Blue Lake Saimaa

CONCERT

WORKSHOPS

&Heinävesi Route

One of the most beautiful parts in Finland 19.6.–11.8.2018 10.8. Erja Lyytinen – Kuopio Blues Night

8.–11.8. Art Market 2018

KURLAUS – THE MOST EXCITING GAME IN THE WORLD

Teijänkö porukasta seuraava mualimanmestari?

KURLAUKSEN MM 17.8. 12:00–21:00

Smoke sauna heating up, 18:00–21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti Jazzango King’s Crown Taikakuu, 21:00 Kurlauksen MM-kisat järjestetään perjantainaDance: 17.8.2018 Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Spa hotel Rauhalahti

Varaa paikkasi kesän hauskimpaan päivään: www.kurlaus.fi

18.8.

THE FOURTH WORLD cup of kurlaus is held in Spa

Kurlauksesta sanotaan, että se on ”mualiman jännin pelj”.

Kurlauksen on kehittänyt Rauhalahden oma

Dance: Rakkauden ammattilaiset 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

Hotel Rauhalahti on 17th August 2018. ”tahkopihkala” ja Kuopio Maratonin ”isä” Ari 19.8. starts at 12 o’clock and ends at Järveläinen. Peli on saanut ideansa Curling-pelistä,Kid Minifest Finland Tour tarkkuutta vaativa peli. Pelin säännöt oppii viidessä 18:30, give orminuutake. The rewards are handed out at jossa graniittikiveä liu’utetaan jäällä, mutta kurlauk-Kuopio-Hall tissa ja se sopii kaikenlaisille ryhmille. Yhteen joukkueeseen or about 18:30, which issessa followed by the aftergapelivälineinä ovat koivupallot sekä harjat. 22.8. tarvitaan vähintään 4, enintään 10 henkilöä. mes held in the smoke sauna the spa 18:30– yritetään saa-Tour: Fern trip to Satulanotko, Kuten and curlingissa, myösat kurlauksessa 21:00. 32 teams can attend the competition, eachkeskipistettä 18:00 Antikkalantie Puijo da omia pelivälineitä lähelle pesän Kurlauksen MM-kisat ovat nyt järjestyksessään neljännet Women's dance: Hurma, 20:00 team having 4–10 people. eli nänniä. Erittäin hauska ja jännittävä, mutta kuitenkin taktinen ja The world cup

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ja pelit pelataan Rauhalahdessa klo 12-18.30 välillä.

strategic game is a Savonian version that uses brushes and birch balls instead Osallistumismaksu 50 € (31.5. asti),of70curling, € (1-30.6.), of ice and granite stone. As in curling, the idea of 90 € (1-31.7.) sisältää pelit, pelivälineet ja savusaunan tai kurlaus is to get your team’s equipment near the kylpylän. Paras asu palkitaan. Mukaan mahtuu 32 ensimmiddle of the base, known as the nipple. mäiseksi ilmoittautunutta joukkuetta! Besides being a competitive sport, the game is suiJälkipelit käydään Jätkänkämpän savusaunan lauteilla. and work groups. The flexible gatable for families me can be played on any surface: inside, outside or & TERASSIsport AUKI the game is even at a lean-to. As a competitive KUOPIO– SAVONLINNA | SP 95 € KOKO PÄIVÄN best suited for teams of 4–10. Kurlaus works in any 1 day one-way boat trip 95 €/person DJ VAUHDITTAA situation, because you can& play it with a partner or in 1 day one-way boat trip + return by car at the same night 130 €/person Departures 9:00 from Kuopio Tue, Thu & Sat KISAMENOA teams of 30 competing against each other. THE FUN AND Ilmoita joukkueesi viimeistään 31.7.2018.

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VOITA ”MUALIMAN SUURIN” SAVUSAUNA OMALLE 7.8.2018 KUOPIO–LAPPEENRANTA | SP 180 € THE REGISTRATION FEE for the world cup is 70 euDuration 2 days, overnight stay at Savonlinna, PORUKALLE! ros during June and 90 euros during July. The fee inaccommodation on board or at a hotel. Voit tilata ruokailut myös ennakkoon.

23.8.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

24.–25.8.

Harvest Festival Kuopio Market Square Satoa Kuopio Food Festival Kuopio City Center

24.8.

Jimmy Cola feat Mato Valtonen Restaurant Wanha Satama Unkari Olonkorjuutorilla Kuopio Market Square Dance: Erika Vikman & Karisma 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

25.8.

Extremerun Kuopio 2018, 13:00 Väinölänniemi Finnish Championships for Rye Slicing, Riuttalan talonpoikaismuseo MultiSport Syvänniemi, 7:00 Syvänniemen Hermannitalo Dance: Agents & Vesa Haaja rauhalahti.fi 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

ILLALLA VIIHDYTTÄÄ cludes playing, equipment and the smoke sauna or spa for the aftergames. SUOSITTU TAIKAKUU LUNCH/DINNER CRUISES | 75 € Canal Cruise with osallistujien lunch orkesken dinner. Arvomme savusaunomisen koko joukkueelle ja kavereille! On top of that the patio is kurlaajille open and is Liput vainbarbeque 8 €. cooking for the whole day. In the evening perforEXCURSION TO VALAMO | 80 € Departures by boat Tue, Thu, Sat 9:00 Departures by bus Mon, Wed, Fri 12:00 mance is handled by the popular Taikakuu. Evening KYLPYLÄHOTELLI RAUHALAHTI, Katiskaniementie 8, 70700 KUOPIO | 030 608 30 | myynti@rauhalahti.fi | tickets for the participants are mere 8 euros (usual LEPPÄVIRTA ROUTE Tue 19.6. | Thu 21.6. | Sat 11.8. PUHELUN HINTA Lankapuhelimesta 8,35 snt/puhelu + 3,2 snt/min. Matkapuhelimesta 19,2 snt/min. fee 15 euros). 26.8. 2 DAYS SOISALO CRUISE FROM KUOPIO 19.6.–20.6. CANAL CRUISES | 60 € Kerma Canal & bus

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Summer 2018

Kids Extremerun Kuopio 2018, 12:00 Väinölänniemi Kuopio Juhlii, 9:00–21:00 Kuopio area

28.8.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

1.6.–2.9.2018 Camilla Åkrans: My Secret Garden VB photographic Centre

29.8.

Till 31.8. Avojaloin – 10 elämää Karjalan kannaksella (Barefoot – 10 lives on the Karelian ground) RIISA Orthodox Church Museum

Bat tour at Puijo, 20:00 Ylä-antikkala Women's dance: Tomi Markkola & Fernet, 20:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

30.8.

Traditional lumberjack and smoke sauna evening at Jätkänkämppä, 16:00–22:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

31.8.

2.–28.6.2018 Ritva-Liisa Pohjalainen G12 Kuopio

9.–20.7.2018 The visual art club Arttiimi's summer exhibition Kuopio main library

Summer seasons:

Dance: Mikko Mäkeläinen & Myrskylyhty, 21:00 Spa hotel Rauhalahti

15.5.–31.8.2018 Old Kuopio Museo's summer Tue–Sat 10:00–17:00, Sun & Mon closed

Exhibitions:

20.5.2018 Kuopio Zoo open daily 10:00–20:00

16.1.–24.8.2018 Karhutarinoita (Bear Stories), Kuopio Museum

1.6.–31.8.2018 Pikku Pietarin torikuja summer Mon–Fri 10:00–17:00, Sat 10:00–15:00 Pikku Pietarin torikuja

1.3.–24.8.2018 Elämän Historia (History of Life), Kuopio Museum 1.3.–24.8.2018 Kotini Karjalassa Reetta Tiaisen valokuvanäyttely (My home at Karelia photo exhibition by Reetta Tiainen), Kuopio Museum From 1.3.2018 onwards An Artist's View, Kuopio Art Museum 6.3.–3.11.2018 Toivon Ja Sekasorron Aika (Time of Hope and Chaos), Kuopio Old Museum 24.3.–2.9.2018 Brothers von Wright Kuopio Art Museum 22.3.–8.9.2018 From stone to Masterpiece RIISA Orthodox Church Museum From 12.10.2017 onwards Kaikkien Kuopio IV – Sydämen Kodit (Everyone's Kuopio IV – The Homes of Heart) Kuopio Museum From 27.10.2016 onwards Ihmisen Ihmeellisiä Jälkiä – Retkellä Pohjois-Savossa (Human Wonderful Tracks – Excursion to North Savo) Kuopio Museum

13.6.–8.8.2018 North Savo Fire Museum Exhibition on Wednesdays 12:00–15:00 Pohjois-Savon palomuseo 18.6.–17.8.2018 Exhibition of the Peasant Collection Thu–Sat 11:00–16:00 Eemilän kotimuseo 22.6.–26.8.2018 Rauhalahti Zoo daily 10:00–20:00 1.6.–31.8.2018 Puutosmäki Summer Market Square on Fridays 15:00–18:30 2.6.–2.9.2018 Kuopion Sotaveteraanimuseo (Kuopio War Veterans Museum) Sat–Sun 12:00–16:00 4.6.–11.8.2018 The street train KukkoPekka is operating Mon–Sat 9:30–15:30 (when weather permits) 25.6.–10.8.2018 Koivumäki Manor's summer season Mon–Fri 11:00–14:00 At summer sightseeing the Kuopio horse-drawn carriage "Vossikka" runs on weekdays when weather permits, Kuopio Market Square


EVENTS

SPORTTI SPORTS KALENTERI CALENDAR KUOPIO REGION SPORT EVENTS

06 >June 7.–10.6.

VOLLEYBALL: Youth National Power Cup Tournament, Puijo sports area and Kuopio hall

9.6.

ATHLETICS: Pullukka Run -running race, Väinölänniemi, 11:30 FOOTBALL: SC KuFu98 – HPS Helsinki, women's league, Kuopio central field, 14:00 ROLLER HOCKEY: Vuorelan Veikot – TAP Team Tampere, SM league, Lapinlahti ice rink, 16:00

9.–10.6.

SHOOTING: Shotgun trap shooting SM age seasonal competitions, Siilinjärven Raasio, organizer Siilinjärven Urheiluampujat MOTOCROSS: MX league races, Iisalmi

10.6.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Ylivieska, men's league, Siilinjärvi Manttu, 17:00

12.6.

FOOTBALL: KuPS – Ilves Tampere, men's Veikkaus league, Kuopio central field, 18:30

13.6.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Sotkamon Jymy II, men's league, Puijonlaakso baseball stadium, 18:00

14.–17.6.

TENNIS: Väinölänniemi 60th Anniversary competition Väinölänniemi sports fields

15.6.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Savon Derby. Puijon Pesis – Siilinjärven Pesis, men's league, Kuopio central field, 18:30

16.6.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Steelers – Butchers Porvoo, Vaahtera league, Väinölänniemi, 15:30

20.6.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Sotkamon Jymy II, men's league, Siilinjärvi Manttu, 18:00 FOOTBALL: KuPS – HJK Helsinki, men's Veikkaus league, Kuopio central field, 18:30

21.–22.6.

ATHLETICS: Tahko trail running event, Nilsiä Tahko

28.6.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Ykköspesiksen Itä – Länsi -match, Varkaus Puurtila, 18:00 FOOTBALL: SC KuFu98 – FC Hertta Joensuu, women's league, Väinölänniemi, 18:30

30.6.

MOUNTAIN BIKING: 20th Tahko MTB-mountain bike race, Nilsiä Tahkovuori FOOTBALL: KuPS – SJK Seinäjoki, men's Veikkaus league, Kuopio central field, 15:00

30.6.–1.7.

MOTOCROSS: SM Series and Finnish Cup Competition, Siilinjärvi Hamula motorstadion

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15.7.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Lievestuore, men's league, Siilinjärvi Manttu, 17:00 FOOTBALL: SC KuFu98 – GBK Kokkola, women's league, Kuopio central field, 18:30

18.7.

4.7.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Siilinjärven Pesis, men's league, Puijonlaakso baseball stadium, 18:00

6.7.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Steelers – Helsinki Roosters, Vaahtera league, Väinölänniemi, 18:30

FINNISH BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Puijon Pesis, men's league, Siilinjärvi Manttu, 18:00 FINNISH BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Lievestuore, men's league, Siilinjärvi Manttu, 18:00

7.–8.7.

MOTOCROSS: MX league races, Kuopion Heinjoki

7.8

FOOTBALL: Pallokissat – Ilves, Tampere, women's league, Kuopio central field, 16:00

8.7.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Ulvila, men's league, Puijonlaakso baseball stadium, 17:00 CAR SPORTS: Race sprint East Finland Regional Championships Competition Iisalmi driving exercise track

12. tai 19.7.

19.7

21.7.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Ylivieska, men's league, Puijonlaakso baseball stadium, 15:00 JALKAPALLOA: Pallokissat – TPS Turku, women's league, Kuopio central field, 16:00

22.7.

FOOTBALL: KuPS . VPS Vaasa, Veikkaus league, Kuopio central field, 17:00

26.7.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Manse PP Tampere, men's league, Siilinjärvi Manttu, 18:00

27.7.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Jokioinen, men's league, Puijonlaakso baseball stadium, 18:00

FOOTBALL: KuPS 1st round match in the European league, Kuopio central field

27.–28.7.

14.7.

28.7.

TRIATHLON: Kuopio triathlon, Iso-Valkeinen CAR SPORTS: Carnival racing Suonenjoki RUGBY: KRC Kuopio – Jyväskylä, rugby men's SM series, 15:00

ARCHERY: Finnish Championships, Nilsiä Tahko FOOTBALL: Pallokissat – TiPS Vantaa, women's league, Kuopio central field, 19:00

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MOUNTAIN BIKING

30.6. Tahko MTB

28.–29.7.

HORSEBACK RIDING: Jumping Championships, Kuopio Sorsasalo, 9:00 SHOOTING: Suomen Metsästäjäinliitto's shotgun shooting SM Competition, Siilinjärvi Raasio

28.7.

ATHLETICS: Savo Games the elite World Championships, Lapinlahti sports park

08 >August 2.–4.8.

BEACH VOLLEY: Kuopio Sunsets -tournament, Kuopio Passenger Harbour and Väinölänniemi

4.8.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Puijon – Pesis – Pöytyä, men's league, Puijonlaakso baseball stadium, 16:00

5.8.

RUGBY: KRC Kuopio – Porvoo, rugby men's SM series, 15:00 FOOTBALL: KuPS – TPS Turku, men's Veikkaus league, Kuopio central field, 17:00 FINNISH BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Ulvila, men's league, Siilinjärvi Manttu, 17:00

8.8.

FINNISH BASEBALL: Puijon Pesis – Kempele, men's league, Puijonlaakso baseball stadium, 18:00

11.8.

TRIATHLON: Finntriathlon Championships, Nilsiä Tahko

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11.–12.8.

SHOOTING: Shotgun skeet shooting SM age seasonal competitions, Siilinjärvi Raasio

11.8.

SUMMER SPORTS

FINNISH BASEBALL: Siilinjärven Pesis – Pöytyä, men's league, Siilinjärvi Manttu, 16:00

IN KUOPIO

18.8.

RUGBY: KRC Kuopio – Warriors Helsinki, rugby men's SM series, 15:00 FOOTBALL: Pallokissat – FC Honka Espoo, women's league, Kuopio central field, 17:00

19.8.

CAR SPORTS: Rally Sprint Competition of the Eastern Finland Regional Championships, Kuopio Heinjoki FOOTBALL: SC KuFu98 – VIFK Vaasa, women's league, Kuopio central field, 15:00 AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Steelers – Seinäjoki, Vaahtera league, Kuopio Väinölänniemi, 15:30

25.8.

ADVENTURE SPORTS: Syväniemi Multisport, Karttula Syväniemi

25.8.

ATHLETICS: Kuopio Extreme Run -cross-country race, Puijo RUGBY: KRC Kuopio – Kalev, Tallinna, rugby men's SM series, 15:00

26.8.

FOOTBALL: KuPS – HJK Helsinki, men's Veikkaus league, Kuopio central field, 18:30

30.8.

AMERICAN FOOTBALL: Steelers – Saints Tampere, Vaahtera league, Kuopio Väinölänniemi, 18:30

Summer 2018

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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.

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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. 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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IN AUGUST 2nd–4th Kuopio hosts a grand national beach volley tournament Sunsets Kuopio. The ice hockey team KalPa starts with the European matches in international ice hockey.

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. 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.

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.


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KUOPIO

PARTNER

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The traditional shopping centre

entices customers

IN THE CORNER of the Kuopio marketplace, the

most vibrant area of the city, surrounded by shopping centres and department stores lies the traditional H-talo shopping centre. The constantly renewing, always service ready shopping centre for specialized shops has 12 different shops. You can choose from fashion, interior design and gifts, electronics and beauty services, among other things.

H-TALO SHOPPING CENTRE Kauppakatu 32–34, KUOPIO www.h-talo.fi

ESPECIALLY WELL TAKEN into account are families with children, because the scenic elevators can accommodate the whole family. In addition, the popular Angry Birds playground lies in the atrium. Savon Sanomat conducted a poll last summer, showing that the best burgers are made in the Container Restaurant Morton, open in good weather outside of the H-talo. The ice-cream stall Minetti, which is new in Kuopio, offers the most inclusive selection of ice-creams in the market.

SIMPLY MORE AND BETTER HOTEL NIGHTS. We offer better hotel experiences now in two hotels in Kuopio. Choose Scandic Kuopio when you want to relax in Kallavesi lake shore near the harbour, and Scandic Atlas when you want to stay in the heart of the Kuopio next to the market place.

Shopping Centre is open: Mon–Fri 9:00–20:00, Sat 8:00–18:00 Sundays 20.5.–31.8.2018 12:00–16:00 SHOPS AT YOUR SERVICE

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8 Tahko interesting facts about

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The Tahko entertainment centre is a resort that is open all year. In winter it offers skiing and downhill skiing, and in summer there are a variety of summer activities. Here are some tips we gathered on what else you can find in the area.

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QUARTZITE FROM THE HEART OF TAHKO Did you know that the beautiful stone church of Nilsiä is built out of hewn quartzite? Nowadays the mining history of the area can be sensed at the Rahasmäki lean-to, which is built on the waterfront of a pond moulded by the quartzite quarry, right next to several hiking routes.

THE SIGHING OF THE LUSH FOREST The Tahko region is a part of the heart of the Northern Savonia grove centre. The typical features for this kind of forest can be seen in the Huutavanholma situated on the side of Tahkovuori. So pack your lunch into a backpack and set out to wonder at the 43 hectare conservation area with bubbling streams and lush forests.

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TAHKO, THE MECCA OF MOUNTAIN BIKING The topographically wide-ranging Tahko offers ideal conditions for mountain biking. There are around a hundred kilometres worth of marked mountain bike routes constructed around the area, which have among them all kinds of routes, ranging from the most advanced climbing routes to the family friendly scenic routes.

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TAHKO HAS THE LONGEST STAIRCASE IN FINLAND In the Autumn of 2017 saw the completion of the staircase on the side of Tahko, and these stairs offer a challenge to the most demanding of fitness enthusiast, for they are almost a kilometre long in their entirety. The majestic spruce forest hides the climbing staircase which reaches its crescendo at the top of the mountain, where you can marvel at the amazing landscape of Lake Syväri.

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THE SAVONIAN GRAND ENTERPRISES Over the decades there have been a wide variety of tourism projects. As the most lively example of these can be named the project called the Savonian grand enterprise, the goal of which was to raise Tahkovuori into such heights that the Olympic Alpine events could be arranged there.

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DON’T FORGET ABOUT PISA For someone looking for interesting daytrip locations we can recommend the popular Pisa conservation area. 30 kilometres from Tahko lies an area known not only for its environmental value but also for its exciting history. The border markings set by the Treaty of Teusina, concluded in 1959, can still be found on the boulders on top of Pisa

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THE MAGIC FLUTE OF TAHKO

If you’re looking for exotic experiences, we recommend going to the barn dance organised at the Louhosareena. The Louhosareena built into the old quartzite quarry has over the years been used, for example, as an opera stage. In 2004 music enthusiasts got to enjoy the fairy-tale atmosphere of The Magic Flute by Mozart.

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UKKO-PAAVON PIRTTI

One of the most historically known figures of Tahko is Paavo Ruotsalainen, whose home is located near Tahkovuori in Aholansaari. Because of the regular boat services it is easy to get to know the cultural heritage of this influential revivalist leader of the 18th and 19th centuries.


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Summer at Tahko 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 POLICE

Tahko is home to around 60 permanent residents.

Juankoski police station, Juankoskentie 13, 73500 Juankoski, on duty Wednesday 9–16 tel. +358 295 415 455, All other times services at the police station in Kuopio.

Levi Ylläs

HOSPITAL

There are two 18-hole golf courses.

Rovaniemi Ruka

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.

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)

Kuopio

Vaasa Jyväskylä

PUBLIC TRANSPORT E. Ahonen coach services Ky., +358 17 368 6800 Nilsiä taxi, tel. +358 100 86000 Ari Hyvönen Bus and taxi services, Tel. +358 500 577 444

Tampere

Accessible location and public transportation

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.

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

Oulu

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

There are efficient public transport connections between Kuopio and Nilsiä.

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.

ALKO

Turku

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.

Alko Nilsiä, Pisantie 2, 73300 Nilsiä Mon–Thu 9–18, Fri 9–21, Sat 9–18

Helsinki

Except for midsummer: On midsummer's eve on Fri 22.6. 9–12, on midsummer on Sat 23.6. closed

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

Distances from Tahko:

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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.

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The Pisa Conservation area

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Aholansaari breathes history

Aholansaari is located a few minutes away from Tahko and is, in addition to its value in cultural history, a camping and holiday centre. AHOLANSAARI IS ESPECIALLY known as the home

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

Cafe and office in Aholansaari is open in June and July every day 8–20 Tel. +358 50 4641 000 aholansaari@aholansaari.fi www.aholansaari.fi

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To enjoy by scenic lift 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 2018 the scenic lift is in use 27.6.–4.8. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00–16:00. The fee is 7 € for adults, 5 € for children (7–12 yo) and 20 € 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. 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 top Panorama Bar & Cafe. Panorama Bar & Cafe is open on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 10:00–16:00. 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 the restaurant you can enjoy soup lunch or salty snacks.


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Marked hiking routes in the 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 12. Tahkolahti campfire, Tahkonlaaksontie 36 13. Huutavanholma campfire, Tahkonlaaksontie 4, mid-way up the walking route

14. Vauhtirinne campfire, at the top of 6. Vauhtirinne 15. Lumilaakso campfire, mid-way up the 14. Lumilaakson rinne 16. Länsiväylä campfire, along the Länsiväylä transfer route 7

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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 20th 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. 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.


MTB enduro routes at Tahko:

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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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Tahko by bicycle

Lunch daily at 10:30–14:30

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The terrain at Tahko is excellent grounds for cycling. ROUTE FOR BEGINNERS AND FAMILIES 15 KM

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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 café 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.

TAHKOVUORI ROUTE 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.

3. THE LONG ROUTE OF TAHKO MTB RACE

60 KM

Mon–Fri 6:00-21:00 Sat 7:00–21:00 Sun 8:00–21:00

ANETTE’S ANTIFLOW 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.

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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.

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Neste Sorsasalo

Virranniementie 9, Kuopio Tel. +358 17 465 2110

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THE LONGEST ROUTE in Tahko MTB event 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. www.digimag.fi

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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

Let golf take your heart

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

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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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here are plenty of opportunities for golfers to determine how much they want to invest their resources. Golf equipment can range from a few hundred to even thousands of euros. The basics are usually enough for a hobbyist, and not everything needs to be acquired at once. The best results can be achieved by investing in high quality equipment and then upgrading them later as your skill levels improve. The choice of a suitable club will be affected by the player's skill level and the stroke length. For beginners, a bigger face and a lighter shaft are the most forgiving, making hitting easier. Competition clubs, on the other hand, require more accuracy. The clubs are divided into five groups: wood, hybrid, iron, wedge and putter clubs. The popularity of hybrid clubs has risen in recent years and is used to replace longer iron clubs. Iron clubs are even more powerful than before,

so hitting with irons can give you even longer ranges than before. It's also worth investing in wedges because they can help you to get close to the hole. Recently, players have been enchanted by adjustable wood clubs, which provide longer and more accurate strokes. The clubs should be cleaned regularly, and they will last longer if you clean them directly after use. If needed, the clubs can be washed at home, for example, with dishwashing liquid. There are two types of golf bags. Cartrests have wheels and are taken on the field. There are also the golf club bags which are slightly smaller and lighter than those with wheels. Waterproofing has begun to be preferred. Before the bags were just water repellent, and they just had a waterproof cover to protect everything inside. PLAYERS' CLOTHING and overall golf attire has become more relaxed over the years. Cowww.digimag.fi

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lours and patterns are also used more boldly nowadays. Everyone has more freedom to play in their own style when a golf cart leaves from the centre. For example, the use of cotton polo shirts has diminished and players are waiting for a new wave of comfortable clothes. Often, shirts are still fashionably traditional with collars and trousers have straight legs, but the material is constantly becoming sportier. Sports clothing is flexible, cooling and lets moisture evaporate well. Golf shoes are also becoming more relaxed because the current shoes are also suitable for normal outdoor use.

- 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

Leppävirran Golf (LGS)

GOLF IS becoming a pastime of the whole nati-

on and it is a great sport and activity for summer days. It is a great way to get to know the sport, especially with a golfing friend. You can also contact the golf club directly for an introduction course were you can visit the green to experience golf in real life.

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- Leppävirta - 9-hole course, par 72 - Handicap requirement Green Card - tel. +358 44 088 4400 www.leppavirrangolf.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


Fun for kids at Tahko SEE THE MOST

BEAUTIFUL WATERS

AND EXPERIENCE

A MAGNIFICENT CRUISE. UP TO 4 DEPARTURES A DAY.

Check the departures on the internet or on page 14.

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

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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.

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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. FARM ANIMALS At the Tahko Farmi petting zoo visitors can admire the adorable farm animals and feed them according to instructions. See 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.

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

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. 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 nature tours for children.

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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.

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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.

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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. 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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SUPERCORNER TAHKO The brand new SuperCorner Tahko Indoor Activity

Park offers fun for the whole family. The park offers all kinds of fun and games regardless of weather. Open in June 4.–21.6. Thu–Sat 11–17.

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


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THINGS TO DO AT TAHKO 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. GEOCACHING

FISHING

GEOCACHING IS A global hobby that utilises satellite positioning to look

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.

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. Caches can be found at: www.geocaching.com

SUP (stand up paddle boarding) SUP IS WHERE you paddle standing up on a board a little larger than a

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

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

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.

Additional information: www.tahkooutdoors.com/kalastus

RIDING TAHKO FARM'S HORSEPOWER is perfect for everyone. There are mini AT-

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

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

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.

Additional information: www.tahkosafarit.fi

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for active people TEXT DIGIMAG/HETA JYRÄLÄ PHOTOS TAHKO SPA

Summer can be spent in Tahkovuori’s embrace. Tahko has enjoyable holiday activities for the whole family.

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hy travel across the sea when the perfect summer holiday atmosphere can be found within an hour's drive from Kuopio? Tahko is an excellent setting for various summer activities. The short drive ensures that a holiday atmosphere is easily accessible even with a shorter vacation time. THE TAHKO Spa Hotel in the centre of Tahko provides the best ‒ rain or shine. For example, you can take your whole family to bounce and bump at the SuperCorner activity centre that was opened last December. There is plenty to do for children, whether they are alone or with

siblings. Activities suitable for all ages are available, but children under 7 years of age require a full-time adult to be present. If the younger generation wants to play with each other, parents can take a few minutes for themselves in the meantime, for example, by using the TahkoGym training facilities. When hungering for a meal, you can visit the Kotipizza restaurant for a delicious pizza. In the afternoon, you can have a refreshing nap in the hotel's high-quality accommodations and enjoy the soft beds. In the large living rooms of the suits, you can sum up how the day has been so far and make plans for your evening. How does getting out and walking to Tahkovuori sound? And

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have you seen the beautiful scenery of Huutavanholma or felt the burn of climbing to the top of Finland’s longest stairs? There are many different nature walking trails in Tahko, the easiest of which is a one-and-a-half kilometre trail around Tahkolahti suitable for the whole family. After all the outdoor activities, camping trips or sunbathing, you can brush off the day’s dust by visiting the spa's relaxing showers and pools. There are many different pools for water lovers, as well as a Wibit inflatable water obstacle course. The obstacle course lets you climb, slide and race with others. The pool area provides a setting for quieter relaxation. There you can swim laps, soak in the Jacuzzi and enjoy refreshing outdoor pools.

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AT THE end of an active day, you can enjoy the taste of an Italian restaurant's cuisine. El Pico treats your taste buds to Italian and other Mediterranean flavours. There are always a variety of options, from small and light portions to hearty steaks. Children can also easily find suitable options. You can top off the evening with a glass of full-bodied Italian wine at Tahko's first wine bar.

TAHKO SPA OY Keitaankatu 1, 73310 TAHKOVUORI Puh. +358 600 550 148, info@tahkospa.fi www.tahkospa.fi


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SHOPPING AT THE SPASHOP

FEAST ON ITALIAN FLAVOURS

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

OPENED IN LAST November, the El Pico restaurant is worth a visit. The restaurant is made up of two parts, both with an atmosphere just like an Italian trattoria. Tahko's first wine bar serves as a relaxed meeting point where you can enjoy good wines. On the dining side of the restaurant, your taste buds are pampered with Mediterranean flavors. The restaurant serves delicious Italian pastas, genuine parma ham and various cheeses. You can find dining alternative from lighter snacking to juicy steaks. The wine bar also offers tastings for groups. Beef or pasta lunch is served on weekdays at 13–15.

TAHKO SPASHOP

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

TEXT DIGIMAG/MARLENE SANOUKIAN PHOTO TAHKO SPA HOTEL

RESTAURANT EL PICO

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

The refurbished Tahko Spa is a versatile accommodation, spa and entertainment centre offering delightful experiences and enjoyable athletic activities.

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he activity centre, Tahko Spa, located at the heart of Tahko, organises events and services in cooperation with local entrepreneurs. The centre offers active well-being services, delicious meals and high-quality accommodations. The best locations in the region offer holiday suites and accom-

modations to suit even the most demanding needs. At the area's most important centre, everyone can enjoy a holiday where things function smoothly. There are enjoyable activities for guest of all ages. In addition to indoor activities, there are many events organised outdoors at the Event Park. For example, Tahko Juhannus Midsummer festival.

TAHKO SPA HOTEL Keitaankatu 1, TAHKOVUORI Sales +358 600 550 147, sales@tahkospa.fi Reception +358 600 550 148, info@tahkospa.fi

ENJOYING TRAINING AT THE GYM

RELAX AT FIRST-CLASS PAMPERING

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

WELL-BEING AND BEAUTY salon Organica balances your body and mind. The salon is at Tahko Spa and offers spa experiences for the whole body, effective face treatments and other wonderful beauty treatments. The treatments work best right after a relaxing spa experience, when the skin is more receptive to the nurturing ingredients. You can relax having a facial, manicure or pedicure, an Indian head massage or a hot stone massage. An effortless vacation is ensured by an eyelash permanent wave and tint, allowing you to look smart no matter what. The treatments use an all-natural treatment kit with no added substances. The salon offers a wide selection for your whole family.

TAHKO GYM

(0,8 €/min + local network charge / mobile phone charge)

www.tahkospa.fi www.tahko.com

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KAUNEUSHOITOLA ORGANICA

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


BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO HILLSIDE Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 10 762 9550, www.sokoshotels.fi Real and filling tastiness. Salads, burgers, steaks and desserts. There's a playground for children next to the restaurant.

Restaurants

at Tahko

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LIEPUSKA CAFÉ

Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 10 762 9550, www.sokoshotels.fi

Keitaankatu 1, tel. +358 600 550 148.See opening hours at: www.tahkospa.fi

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.

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.

In the cafe you will find different salty and sweet coffee pastries. There is also free wifi available.

PEHKUBAARI

PUB KARHU

Pehkuntie 457 tel. +358 440 481 488 pehkubaari.fi

Kiljusenkalliontie 2 tel +358 44 048 1458 tahkonkarhu.fi

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.

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

Tahkomäentie 333, tel. +358 44 329 4669, panoramabar.fi 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.

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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!

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

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

PANORAMA BAR & CAFÉ

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

Sääskiniementie 560, tel. +358 50 34 39 574, sokoshotels.fi

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO PIZZA BREIKKI

JOKKE’S STUBE

BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO WARSTEINER BAR

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BREAK SOKOS HOTEL TAHKO MINIHESBURGER

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


EAT AND DRINK

PULKKA PIZZERIA BAR & GRILL

RESTAURANT CAFÉ TIROL

Tahkonlahdentie 5D, tel. +358 40 5300 666 Order the restaurant for your use, tel. +358 44 243 7266. We are on facebook! www.pulkkaan.fi

Tahkon huoltotie 62 tel. +358 40 088 2100 www.tiroltahko.fi

Hungry, thirsty? No problem! Pulkka serves the hungry and thirsty customers at Tahkolahti at the bottom of the first slope. Welcome to Pulkka!

Tirol is Tahko's original restaurant that serves donuts, buns, burgers and other treats and hot and cold drinks.

RESTAURANT KAISLA

RESTAURANT KUNKKU

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

Tahkolaaksontie 6 tel. +358 10 6666 499 kunkku.com

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.

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.

RESTAURANT EL PICO

RESTAURANT EL MONTE

Keitaankatu 1, Info and table reservations by tel. +358 50 338 4156 www.tahkospa.fi

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

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

RESTAURANT GOLDEN RESORT Kultapallo 1 tel. +358 17 483 211 goldenresort.fi

The new dining restaurant and the wine bar offer Italian-style flavors. The varied wine selection of the wine bar is complemented by cheesy cheeses and tapas.

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

RESTAURANT MOSQUITO

RESTAURANT PIAZZA

Sääskiniementie 560 tel. +358 17 483 250 www.mosquitotahko.fi

Sääskiniementie 560 tel. +358 17 483 260 piazzatahko.fi

Moves to Piazza for the summer. American treats, flavors from Mexico and refreshing drinks both inside and on the scenic terrace.

Entertainment on two floors in the biggest night club in Eastern Finland. Live performances, bars and a summer terrace. See also the event calendar.

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RESTAURANT HUNAJAN PISARA Aholansaari tel. +358 50 4641 000 aholansaari.fi

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.

RESTAURANT REHTI JA PIZZERIA ONNI

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

Restaurant Kaisla A warm-hearted restaurant for good food lovers in Tahko centre. RESTAURANT UKKO Ukontie 7 tel. +358 17 483 230 ravintolaukkotahko.fi Cozy and relaxed restaurant in the heart of Tahko. Two terrases, delicious à la carte, bar, a meeting room and sauna.

RESTAURANT WANHA KLUBI

RESTAURANT SYVÄRIN HELMI

TAHKO SPA HOTEL KOTIPIZZA

Klubitie 12 tel. +358 44 067 1303 wanhaklubi.fi

Nilsiä harbour tel. +358 440 481 456 www.syvari.com Syvärin Helmi has the Nilsiä's largest and sunniest terrace, cool drinks, delicious hamburgers, tortillas and salads. See various events on Mort's stage.

Keitaankatu 1 tel. +358 600 550 148 tahkospa.fi 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

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.

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~ WATERFRONT TERRACE ~ HOME-STYLE LUNCH

weekdays 10:30–15:00 | Sat–Sun 11:00–16:00 ~ The café and bar are open throughout the day ~ Viitakuja 5, 73310 Tahkovuori, tel. +358 50 3659 458

WWW.RAVINTOLAKAISLA.FI


AHOLANSAARI CAMPING AND HOLIDAY CENTRE

ALPINE HOUSES

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

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

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

APARTMENTS HUILI

APARTMENT TÄHTITAHKO

JORMALA

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

Sääskiniementie 434, Tahkovuori tel. +358 20 734 3590, www.tahko.me New accommodation option in the main street of Tahko. Comfortable holiday apartments with sauna in a peaceful location. Well maintained skiing tracks start from the yard. Maintenance and storage of skis. Free WiFi.

Accommodation

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

Tähtitie 1, Tahkovuori tel. +358 20 734 3590 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.

APARTMENTS ANNA

Syvärinkaari 12 C&D, Tahkovuori tel. +358 20 734 3590 www.tahko.me

Sinikankaari 1 A, 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.

FOR ALL TASTES TEXT DIGIMAG/HETA JYRÄLÄ PHOTOS GOLDEN RESORT, TAHKO SPA HOTEL, HOTELS

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

Sääskiniementie 560, Tahkovuori tel. +358 10 7629 550 www.sokoshotels.fi 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.

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GOLDEN RESORT Kultapallo 1, Tahkovuori tel. +358 17 483 200 www.goldenresort.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.

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


ACCOMMODATIONS

KARITAHKO

KUNKKU

LOMA-RANTALA

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

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

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

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

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.

RINNEPELTO HOLIDAY COTTAGES

TAHKO-BUNGALOWS

TAHKO APARTMENT HOTEL

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

TAHKON KEHDOT HOLIDAY HOMES Kehdonpolku 1, 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.

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

MUSTI JA MIRRI PET-FRIENDLY HOTEL

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

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

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

TAHKONCENTRO

TAHKOVUORI CHALETS

Tähtitie 2, 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.

Tahkovuori Chalets are located 100 metres away from the spa. The restaurants, shops and slopes are only a short walk away. www.digimag.fi

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

PUUSTILA GOLF & SKI Villenkuja 7, 73310 Tahkovuori puh.045 111 0060 www.puustila.com

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

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 sunny west bank of Tahkolahti bay, near the services and sports activities.

TAHKO SPA HOTEL

TAHKO-TOURS

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

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

TAHKONNIITTY HOLIDAY HOMES

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.

VIETTI-APARTMENTS

Keitaankatu 24, Nilsiä tel. +358 17481 400 www.tahko.com

POINTIN VALE/PIKE

TAHKO

Sääskiniementie 560, Tahkovuori tel. +358 17 483 200 myynti@tahkochalet.fi www.tahko.com 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. Summer 2018

Koivulantie 1, 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.


TAHKO EVENTS

CALENDAR

SHOW

8.6. Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles"

TAHKO'S EVENTS

06 MIDSUMMER AT TAHKO THE HIGHLY POPULAR Midsummer's par-

20.6.

ty is held for the third time at Tahko. The event, that gathered 8,000 guests last year, offers an even larger Midsummer bash this year. The three-day event is held at Tahko Event Park. You can preorder tickets at Tiketti and Lippupiste. The event is for adults (18+) only. THE FESTIVAL HOSTS a large amount of

Finnish front line artists. 29.6.–1.7.

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. Some of the other services are the traditional food stalls, an ice cream stall, a piercing station and a stall for tie-in products. Additional information: www.tahkojuhannus.fi

Let's sing Together – the Most Beautiful Summer Songs 19:00 Restaurant Syvärin Helmi

SuperCorner Tahko's Family Morning 10:00–12:00 SupeCorner Tahko

28.6.

21.6.

Running Event: Tahko Trail 2018

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17:00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori Finnish Melodies – with Soprano Sanna Matinniemi 19:00 Nilsiä Church Mariana Zwarg Sexteto Universal & Jams 21:00 Bar Kaiku

21.–23.6.

29.6.–30.6.

Eeverest & Friends Restaurant Piazza Soviet Onion Restaurant Kunkku

21.–22.6.

Tahko MTB

29.6.–1.7.

22.6.

POPULAR TAHKO MTB TAHKO MTB, GROWN to be the largest mountain biking event in Finland, is held now for already the 20th time in 29th Jun– 1st Jul 2018. 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 va-

27.6.

Tahko Juhannus 2018 / Tahko's Midsummer Festival 2018

Tahko

ried route runs through the environs of the Tahko tourist area. The nightless night Tahko MTB starts on Friday 29th 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.

26.6.

5.7.

The Best of Finnish 60's hit songs – with Rita Linna and Studio-orchestra 19:00 Nilsiä's Manttu

18.6.

Outdoor Fitness 18:30–19:30 Nilsiä Harbour

25.6.

2.7.

Outdoor Fitness 18:30–19:30 Nilsiä Harbour

Magic Show "Thousand and One Miracles" 17:00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori Football Match: NP-H vs. Raiku 18:30 Kankainen Field

Tahko Event Park

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58th Nilsiä's Music and Dance Summer Camp

14.6.

Motorbike Event: Wanha koulu's Gathering Tahko Wanha koulu (Tahko Old School)

DJ Restaurant Kunkku Piazza's Midsummer Event Restaurant Piazza Traditional Midsummer Carol 12:00–13:00 Nilsiä Church

30.6.

Tahko MTB -After Party: Mofo Jones and DJ Johannes Kastaja Restaurant Piazza

23.6.

Magic Show "Thousand and One Miracles" 17:00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori DJ Restaurant Kunkku

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30.6.–2.7. Tahko MTB

25.6.–1.7.

Piazza's Midsummer Event Restaurant Piazza Tango Concert "Kun sun mä näin / When I Saw You" 19:00 Nilsiä's comprehensive school

>June

21.–23.6

EVENT

EVENT

Summer 2018

>July

Outdoor Fitness 18:30–19:30 Nilsiä Harbour Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17:00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori

7.7.

11.8. Finntriathlon Tahko

19.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17:00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori

22.7.

Home Evening for any age 16:00 Lehtomäki House

23.7.

Outdoor Fitness 18:30–19:30 Nilsiä Harbour

26.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17:00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori Football Match: NP-H vs. JuPy 18:30 Kankainen Field

Football Match: NP-H vs. Kings SC Akatemia 15:00 Kankainen Field

27.-28.7.

8.7.

29.7.

Home Evening for any age 16:00 Lehtomäki House

9.7.

Outdoor Fitness 18:30–19:30 Nilsiä Harbour

11.7.

Golf Contests: Women's Bank Open 2018 Tahko Golf Club

12.7.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17:00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori

14.7.

Foam Party Restaurant Kunkku

16.–20.7.

Kid's Beach Event: Vesipeuhulat 2018 Nilsiä beaches

16.7.

Outdoor fitness 18:30–19:30 Nilsiä Harbour

Archery Finnish Championship Tahko's Event Park

9.8.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori Football Match: NP-H vs. LiPa 18:30 Kankainen Field

11.8.

FInntriathlon Tahko 2018 Finntriathlon After Party – Booster Restaurant Piazza

16.8.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori

19.8.

Home Evening for any age 16:00 Lehtomäki House

25.8.

Venetian Night Festival: Matti Nykänen Restaurant Kunkku

Barn Dances 14:00–18:00 Louhosareena

08 >August 2.8.

Magic Show "Thousand and one miracles" 17.00 The Illusion Theatre Taikavuori Football Match: NP-H vs. Kuopion Elo 18:30 Kankainen Field

5.8.

Home Evening for any age 16:00 Lehtomäki House

PROBABLY THE BEST HAMBURGERS IN THE WORLD! Nilsiä’s harbor restaurant

Syvärin Helmi www.syvari.com


EVENTS

Get ready for ADVENTURES!

Kuopio

The best vacation in the very heart of Tahko! Kuopio's year-round entertainment centre Tahko is about an hour's drive from the centre of Kuopio. In the summer, the lake offers great opportunities for camping and hiking: you can fish, sail and swim in clean water. Tahko Spa Hotel is located in the centre of Tahko. Its versatile setting provides experiences, enjoyment or Additional information and booking:

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relaxation – something for everyone. The hotel has a fantastic sauna for private functions, spa and beauty salon for pampering. In addition to luxury accommodations, the hotel also has a full-service indoor activity park for the whole family named SuperCorner and a gorgeous Mediterranean restaurant named El Pico. Tahko Spa Oy Keitaankatu 1, 73310 TAHKOVUORI Sales service +358 20 747 9910 (0,80 ₏/min + local network charge / mobile phone charge) sales@tahkospa.fi www.tahkospa.fi

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a n p u ro

Niittynotko

Tahkomäki

Yläpiha

un t i e

Pehku (rinneravintola.), Mualiman Sauna ja Riihi

Tahkon portaat

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Välinevuokraamo · Ski rental · Mökinmäki Прокат снаряжения

Hiihtohissi · Ski lift · Подъемники

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1,6 km

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PANORAMA CHAIRLIFT • ENJOY THE VIEW

Welcome!

TILE • RIDE THE VERSA TAIN UN O M DOWNHILL S BIKING TRACK

OPENING HOURS Jun 27th – Aug 4th 2018 Wed–Sat 10:00–16:00 TICKETS Adults

There are many good reasons to go at KCM Päiväranta shopping center.

7€

TAHKO 55 km

Children 7–12yrs

KCM PÄIVÄRANTA

The shopping centre has the city's best grocery store and dozens of specialty shops under the same roof.

5€

With a bike

20 €

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You can get everything you need in a single visit, so you have time to enjoy life. Welcome to KCM Päiväranta shopping center!

KUOPIO 6 km

• The ticket sales is at the lift’s sub station • The ticket is valid throughout the day according to the lift's opening hours • Last ride up 15 minutes before the closing time • Note! The lift is closed in the event of a thunderstorm or strong winds

TAHKO STAIRS

The top of the Tahko hill is also accessible by wooden stairs. The 1000 steps and 800 meters will guarantee that you can enjoy the exercise and natural beauty of nature. The stairs start from the end of the bridge from the Restaurant Tirol’s terrace.

The chairlift sub station is located at the bottom of the Panorama slope. You can reach the sub station by car and by boat. On the top station you´ll find the idyllic Panorama Bar & Café and from there is a one kilometer walk to the legendary slope restaurant Pehku. Päivärannantie 18, 70420 Kuopio Finland Opening hours Mon–Sat 8–21, Sun 10–21

See the opening hours of restaurants: www.panoramabar.fi and www.pehku.fi

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RENT POINT - DIVING - CLIMBING - KAYAKING - TREKKING - BIKES -

f/RavintolaMualimanNapa Kuopio Market Square Tel. +358 44 564 1413 Open when weather permits.

Makasiinikatu 2, 70100 KUOPIO, FINLAND www.seikkalukeskus.com Tel: +35817 - 580 8965

Our grocery stores in Nilsiä and Tahko

Shopping Center Ruotsalainen

Mon–Fri 7–21, Sat 7–21, Sun 10–21

NILSIÄ

FASHION & SHOES See Tahkon Tähti’s opening hours at: www.ruotsalainen.fi

Mon–Fri 9–18, Sat 9–15

Shops with friendly service in Nilsiä! www.digimag.fi

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THE TOURISM

GEMS NEARBY

1 Sonkajärvi

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.

LEPPÄVIRTA DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO: 52 KM THE SCENIC AREA surrounded by the wa-

terfront 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.

TERVO DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 58 KM

Kiuruvesi

Iisalmi Rautavaara Lapinlahti

Pielavesi Keitele Siilinjärvi

Juankoski

Tervo

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.

Kaavi

Kuopio

Vesanto

Rautalampi

Tuusniemi

Suonenjoki Leppävirta

DID YOU KNOW? One third of the muni-

cipality's surface is covered in water, and this popular cottage area has the same number of cottages as regular dwellings.

Kuntakeskukset

SONKAJÄRVI HAS NUMEROUS opportu-

nities for nature tourism and fishing, as well as interesting summer events such as the Eukonkannon-MM tournament, Original Sukeva and Sonkajärvi Soi. SIGHTS: The Eukonkanto World Cup will be held from the 6th to the 7th of July, 2018. 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.

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.

3 000–10 000 inhabitants

DID YOU KNOW: Kaavi’s soil has dia-

monds. Several companies have been conducting diamond deposit studies, and Kaavi’s diamonds have already been used for making jewellery.

VESANTO DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 82 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.

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

SIGHTS: The Paloisvuori outdoor area can

SIGHTS: The extremely popular Reis-

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.

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

10 000–30 000 inhabitants

IISALMI DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 80 KM

Seinävuorentie, Tuusniemi. Signs to the gorge are found beside the highway Valtatie 9.

Varkaus

> 100 000 inhabitants

< 3 000 inhabitants

SONKAJÄRVI DISTANCE FROM KUOPIO 105 KM

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.

Vieremä

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wonders of Savo

ka-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.

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


THINGS TO SEE AND DO

The Land of Summer Night Dancing

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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 bands playing. Performing

Barn Dances and Dance stages: Alapitkän Nuorisoseura's stage, Lapinlahti

Spa hotel Rauhalahti, Kuopio

Maaningan Kasino Niskaharju's stage, Leppävirta Sorsakoski

Iisalmi's community center

Hojo Hojo, Tuusniemi kirkonkylä

Nujula's stage, Keitele

Jänne's hall, Kiuruvesi

Ilolan lava, Sonkajärvi Sonkakoski

Puistorinne's stage, Kiuruvesi Rantakylä

Spa hotel Kunnonpaikka, Siilinjärvi Vuorela

Ilveskasino, Kuopio Pellesmäki

Salmijärvi's stage, Juankoski Västinniemi

Lempyy's club house, Suonenjoki Lempyy

Jumisen maamiesseuran talo, Lapinlahti Jumiskylä

Seurakallio, Leppävirta

Puistonkulma, Kiuruvesi

Sivakka, Kaavi Sivakkavaara

Raittiustalo, Kuopio centre

Tulenliekki, Leppävirta Niinimäki

Saarela's community center, Pielavesi Salmenkylä

OTHER DANCE STAGES IN NORTHERN SAVO:

Suojala, Pielavesi kirkonkylä

Kekkolan lava, Tervo Koivujärvi Kyllikinranta, Iisalmi Lampiinsalmi, Lapinlahti Ollikkala Litmaniemi's stage, Kuopio Litmaniemi

Hotel Iso-Valkeinen, Kuopio Päiväranta

Valoharju, Kuopio Vehmasmäki

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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.

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Events around the year

TEXT DIGIMAG PHOTOS KUOPIO–TAHKO, DIGIMAG

COMING EVENTS OF 2018–2019

KALARYSSÄYS 7–9TH SEP 2018 The traditional annual Kalaryssäys, organized for the 26th time, brings Finnish fish and country treats to the Passenger harbor. The event gathers up fish mongers all around Finland and merchants selling country treats from the Kuopio area.

SUPER FALL BREAK 15TH–21ST OCT 2018 In Kuopio, school children's fall break falls on week 42 (15th-21nd Oct 2018), 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.

FEEL YOUR MOVEMENT 15TH SEP 2018 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.

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.

www.fym.fi

www.kuopiontori.fi

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TAHKON VUORIJUOKSU 20TH OCT 2018 Tahkon Vuorijuoksu 2018 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

LASTEN PAKKASPÄIVÄT 21ST–27TH MAR 2019 Offers cultural and sports events for the children and young people of the Kuopio region. During the week, events throughout the Kuopio region take place, and the frost days include a variety of sports, culture and adventure events.

FINLAND ICE MARATHON 20ST–23TH FEB 2019 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 get thousands of skaters and spectators, also from abroad, to move.

HYPER SKI BREAK 4–8TH MAR 2019 On Kuopio's school children's winter holiday (4–8th Mar 2019), 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 activities to school children and families in the area, including free events and discounts.

www.finlandicemarathon.com

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SUMMER BREAK IN RAUHALAHTI

Have a holiday at Rauhalahti • Hotel rooms, apartments and hostel • Daily lunch and dinner buffets, à la carte • Versatile spa facilities and treatments • Plenty of outdoor and indoor activities

Find the offers and book online!

Enjoy real Finnish experiences TRADITIONAL FINNISH EVENINGS ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Not on Thu 21.6. & Tue 21.8. Price 35 € / person includes:

• 16-22.00 Smoke sauna and swimming in Kallavesi Lake • 16-20.00 Traditional Finnish Dinner at Lumberjacks´ Lodge • 17-21 Live accordion music • 18 & 20 Lumberjack’s demonstrations

SMOKE SAUNA AVAILABLE ALSO ON FRIDAYS at 18-21 between 29.6.-17.8.2018. Price 14 € / person.

SPA HOTEL RAUHALAHTI, Katiskaniementie 8, 70700 KUOPIO | Tel. +358 30 608 30 | www.rauhalahti.fi www.digimag.fi

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

Kuopio

The best service for all kinds of groups! Tahko Spa Oy Keitaankatu 1, 73310 TAHKOVUORI Sales service +358 20 747 9910 (0,8 â&#x201A;Ź/min + local network charge / mobile phone charge) sales@tahkospa.ďŹ www.digimag.fi

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Summer 2018

Additional information and booking: www.tahkospa.fi

Summer 2018  

A lot happens in the summer in Finland Kuopio-Tahko region. Summer vacationers and tourists can find the best tips and local services throug...

Summer 2018  

A lot happens in the summer in Finland Kuopio-Tahko region. Summer vacationers and tourists can find the best tips and local services throug...

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