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Things to do and see in Kuopio
Our Tatu, whom we got as a gift from Central Finland, loves the verdancy and peace of Kuopio's forests. Puijo has excellent routes for walking and hiking for everyone in the family. Another one of Tatu's tips is to take a refreshing walk beside the Lake Kallavesi where you can admire the beautiful views. You will find more information about Kuopio's great exercise and outdoor places here. Tatu recommends you to pay a visit to the Puijo Tower from which you will experience one of the most beautiful views in the world - Savonia.
Our culture loving Kirsti invites you to get to know the heart of concerts in our city, the Kuopio Music Centre, as well as the pearl of theatre in Finland, the Kuopio City Theatre. Kirsti also invites you to experience the Kuopio Dance Festival, which is the oldest and largest dance festival in Nordic Countries. During one week you get to see international dance stars and the best Finnish talents.
One of the pearls of Kuopio is definitely the VB Photograph Centre which is located on the street next to our hotel in a quarter consisting of beautiful wooden houses. You can buy a ticket to the VB Photographic Centre from our hotel reception for a more affordable price.
Our meeting and event host Veijo recommends to jump on board on a lake cruise to see the beautiful Lake Kallavesi and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. One great way to spend your sunny summer day is to visit Alahovi Winery which is also reachable by car in just under an hour. During wintertime Veijo likes to go ice skating on the frozen Lake Kallavesi. The best ice skating routes in Kuopio start from the harbour which is close to our hotel.
One absolute gem in Kuopio area is Tahko tourism center which is located only one hour drive away from Kuopio. Tahko offers activities for everyone: downhill skiing, SUP-boarding, hiking and golf, for example.
During summer time we have trendy Jopo city bikes waiting for our guest. The bike rent is included in the room price. Just grab a Jopo and enjoy the ride and the views it brings.
Virtual world Warppi in the city centre of Kuopio offers you any 3D virtual experience from stroking a pet to fighting UFOs and flying around the world.
For shopping and souvenirs the best places are around Kuopio's marketplace.
Kuopio's Market Hall is the heart of Kuopio which is full of life and unexpected meetings. In our hotel's key card case there is a little surprise for you: discounts to Sokos. Also only a 15 minute drive away there is Matkus Shopping Center which has nearly a hundred stores for everyone in the family.
Hanna Partanen, the legend of Kuopio, bakes the best warm Kalakukko for homecoming gift. You can buy this delicious local traditional Finnish fish pasty from the marketplace and directly from the bakery on Kasarmikatu. You can also order a Kalakukko in advance to our hotel's reception which is convenient!
You are warmly welcome to be our guest!
Please don't hesitate to ask our reception for more information.