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Kuopio

The capital of Lakeland.

The Kuopio region is situated in central Finland, in the verdant province of North Savo in Lakeland.

Welcome to Kuopio

A yellow Art Nouveau-style market hall on Kuopio Market Square in Finland.

Kuopio is Lakeland’s biggest city and a continuously developing centre of education, culture and industry. It’s also the centre of tourism in the area and hosts a broad range of cultural events and other types of entertainment.

Where in Finland?

Kuopio

City facts

Population: 120 000

Flight connections: Kuopio Airport is situated 14 kilometres from the city centre.

Distance from Helsinki:
– Plane 60 minutes
– Train 4-5 hours
– Car 390 km, 4 hours

Contact

Kuopio Convention Bureau
Kauppakatu 12
70100 Kuopio
kcb@kuopiotahko.fi

Visit site

A score of facilities and sights

The Kuopio region has a wide range of conference facilities suitable for both smaller meetings and grand international symposiums. Equipped with modern facilities and state-of-the-art conference technology, the area’s many conference venues and hotels can offer you the service you need at the standard you require.

Special venues in Kuopio can provide unique sites for meetings, parties and social programmes. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery from Puijo Tower, visit historic manor houses, take a trip to Alahovi berry farm or spend an atmospheric evening at the traditional lumberjack´s lodge in Rauhalahti.

Compact and naturally beautiful

In Kuopio, everything is close by – nature, culture, entertainment and services –so you won’t waste time getting from point A to point B.

The area’s landscape is dominated by lakes, islands and forest-covered hills. Fans of boating, hiking and other outdoor activities are spoilt for choice here. For fishing enthusiasts, Kuopio practically guarantees a good catch all year round.

The wooden terrace of a public design sauna complex.

Get a taste of Kuopio

Kuopio has a lot to offer in the winter, too, with its guaranteed snowfall. There are several ski resorts in the area and a long skating track on Lake Kallavesi that’s accessible from central Kuopio. Snowmobiling is another popular wintertime activity.

Kuopio’s most iconic landmark is Puijo Tower, which is an excellent place to start a tour of the city. At the market square and hall in the city centre, you’ll get a good feel for Savonian life: a relaxed lifestyle, people who love to chat, and regional delicacies from vendace to pasties and “kalakukko” fish pies.

An aerial view of the Lake Kallavesi and the archipelago surrounding the city of Kuopio.