Business Kuopio


Tourism at the heart of Finnish Lakeland and clean nature

Located in the heart of Finnish forests and Lakeland area, the Kuopio region is one of Finland’s emerging international tourism destinations. Kuopio and Tahko are the region’s main travel destinations: with their rich nature and snowy slopes and clean lakes, they provide prime locations for large-scale international and domestic tourism development.

The capital of Lakeland is Kuopio, which is known for its thousands of lakes, fun activities, beautiful nature, vibrant events, rich culture and friendly hospitality. Kuopio combines the best elements of a holiday village, urban life and untouched nature. Several businesses offer nature-based experiences, city life, hiking, shopping, skiing, golf, concerts – and of course the Finnish Sauna experience. Tourists may relax in the smoke sauna, visit festivals, or explore the region’s versatile restaurants. Kuopio region’s business possibilities offer several ongoing projects to invest in and benefit from.

Multiple ongoing investments in Tahko and Kuopio aim to support new businesses. Kuopio offers great partnership opportunities for investors interested in travel and tourism businesses. The City of Kuopio is a partner in several travel development projects in the region. Education programs offered by Savonia University of Applied Sciences and Savo Vocational College ensure that a well-trained talent pool is available locally to fulfill the diverse demands for new workers in travel and tourism businesses.



Tahko is an international venue where people and companies meet


Kuopio – The Capital of Lakeland

Ari Vuorentausta, CEO Lapland Hotels

“Lakeland area is potentially next new growing destination in Finland. Opening in Kuopio develops our hotel network coverage, which helps us both in corporate sales and in company brand awareness.”