Kuopio is emerging travel destination at the heart of Finnish Lakeland with beautiful nature. We are known for joyful activities, beautiful nature, vibrant events, rich culture and friendly hospitality. The City of Kuopio combines the best of holiday village, urban life and untouched nature.
Puijo Tower is a distinctive landmark that you can see from afar when arriving to Kuopio. It is located in the middle of the city, only a few kilometers from the hugely famous market place. Standing on the top of a hill, the Tower offers a wide and beautiful view over the lake scenery and the city. Over 80 000 people come to admire the view yearly.
The Puijo hill, covered with forest, is about 500 hectares large. From the early 19th century the hill has been a popular lookout spot for the citizens of Kuopio as well as for travelers. During the coming years Puijo area is currently being developed to international Finnish travel destination, operated by Puijo Peak Nature Activity Park.
Kuopionlahti is a center of music, art and dance that combines high quality hobby, education and professional activities. The beautiful area will be home to the hotel and congress center as well as the Lumit Art School. Kuopio offers unique Finnish sauna experiences, a traditional smoke sauna at Spa Hotel Rauhalahti, and relaxing sauna and restaurant experiences at Saana.
“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.”