Visiting Kuopio


Get ready for a variety of events and activities

Kuopio is a city of outstanding natural beauty, dominated by Lake Kallavesi with its myriad of islands and Puijo Hill with its majestic forests. The summer, with light nights and magnificent outdoor life, is the peak touristic season. The winter offers also a wide range of outdoor activities, making Kuopio a year-around travel destination.

Kuopio is one of the most popular tourist cities in Finland. It is situated in Eastern Finland and can be reached in less than an hour by air from Helsinki, the capital of Finland. By road or rail, the journey only takes a few hours.

Diverse events from culture to sports

Kuopio is perfect for people in search of diverse events ranging from culture to sports and smaller subcultures, like comedy. Kuopio is known for hosting unique summer and winter events, such as Kuopio Wine Festival, International Dance Festival, Finland Ice Marathon and Kuopio Triathlon.

Over ten museums, galleries, a photographic centre, one of the most famous concert halls in Finland - the Kuopio Music Centre - the Kuopio City Theatre, Minimi Dance Theatre and many amateur theatres offer a cultural package to remember. Kuopio also doubles as a place to party, with many clubs and pubs with live music.

Kuopio - surrounded by lakes

As a part of the Finnish Lake District, Kuopio is surrounded by numerous lakes forming labyrinthine area, which is characteristic of the Finnish Lakeland. Lakeside life in Kuopio is ready to be enjoyed by swimmers, fishers or those looking for a relaxing cruise, a canoeing trip or jet-ski ride or motorboat safari. Winter has its own delights: skating on lake ice, ice-fishing, snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowmobile and husky safaris and even snow golf is available.

Alternatives for accommodation range from cosy holiday cottages to holiday and spa hotels of a high standard and hospitable countryside holiday resorts. And what is more, the Savonians are a relaxed and delightful people, who will welcome travellers with a smile and a twinkle in their eye.

Find out more at Kuopio region travel website.



Kuopio Info

Kuopio Info (at the shopping arcade Apaja) provides information regarding tourism, services offered by the city and directs clients to the relevant services. You can get, among other things, brochures of Kuopio City, maps and application forms of the city free of charge.

  • Tel. (free number) 0800 182 050, +358 17 182 584 (chargeable)
  • Email: palveluneuvonta (at), tourism (at)
  • Address:
    Kauppakatu 45, P.O. Box 228
    SF- 70101 Kuopio, Finland

Opening hours on weekdays between 09.00 and 16.00.