What to see and do in Kuopio

There is many things to do and see in Kuopio.


One of the Musts in Kuopio is to visit Puijo Tower and it's surroundings (https://www.puijopeak.fi/en/frontpage/). 

In Puijo Peak, where forest, fun, and locally-grown food come together to create unforgettable experiences for families and friends. Enjoy exciting, year-round activities, including winter and extreme sports, nature and digital adventures, plus world-class cuisine and stunning panoramic Lakeland views atop the 75-metre-tall Puijo Tower; over 200 metres above the Lake Kallavesi – all situated in the heart of the culturally rich city of Kuopio.

NEW: CHAIR LIFT (23.12.2023 - 7.1.2024 and summer & autumn holidays):  the chair lift is free of charge for everyone within the announced opening hours. The chair lift serves summer hill jumpers, but also those traveling to the top of Puijo. With the chair lift, you can conveniently go to hiking, visit  Puijo tower and Puijo's hut, or otherwise just to go outside and admire Puijo's beautiful landscapes.

Themed naure trail
200m long themed nature trail goes around Puijo’s kodge at Puijo tourist area beside of Puijo tower.

Virtula ski jumping 5 € / person
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm at Puijo tower souvenir shop. On Sunday 10 am – 4pm at Puijo tower souvenir shop. Amazing virtual ski jumping. Fly 130 meters from Puijo ski jumping hill.


Kuopio Market Hall, famous market place and all old and totally new shopping centres are waiting for you. You can enjoy wonderful concerts in Kuopio Music Centre. Kuopio have wonderful museums  - also the famous and unique Orthodox Church Museum of Finland called RIISA.

In summer time one must in Kuopio is to take a cruise on Lake Kallavesi, read more Koski-laiva Oy and Lakeland Lines Ltd You have also variety of activities to choose when visiting Kuopio and the city is lively with all kinds of events all around the year. Read more https://www.kuopiotahko.fi/en/home/

Check this city video!

Kuopio, Northern Savo of Lakeland

Aktiviteten, Sports in Kuopio

Cross-country skiing in Kuopio (check also realtime track information)

Skating in Kuopio: skating rinks, synthetic skating rink in Lippumäki

Finland Ice Marathon - rink

Mountain bike tracks in Puijo

Puijo - For those staying in Rauhalahti, the benefits of the tower entrance are shown by showing a room card, ask more in the reception!

Kuopio Music Centre

Kuopio Symphony Orchestra

Kuopio Museums

Finnland’s Orthodox Kirche Museum RIISA

Kuopion Natur paths


Kuopio Video

For more travel information:


Read more about City of Kuopio


Kuopio Guides Registered Association's guides are happy to guide you around Kuopio on your holiday or business trip! Kuopio Guides Association people are members of Guides of Finland registered association and they have completed a vocational degree of a tour guide. Therefore our guides are first-grade professionals and the information coming from them is guaranteed to be up-to-date. 

Kuopio special: Guided bus tours and walking tours available on order

When you plan a visit to Kuopio and want to get more out of your sojourn, contact Kuopio Tourist Guides, to book one of the guides for your group’s bus tour or a walking tour.  If you have wishes regarding the tour route and places of interest to visit, you can express any such wishes, or alternatively the guides will recommend you a route based on the time available. For example, a two-hour bus tour can include central Kuopio and the beautiful Saaristokaupunki (“town of islands”) district plus a visit up the Puijo Tower. A downtown walking tour of 60 or 90 minutes can cover many of the main points of interest, including Kuopio Market Square, Market Hall and some significant buildings located by the market square, as well as the historic city centre, whose former site is currently occupied by Kuopio’s most prominent park, Snellmaninpuisto. The park is surrounded by a number of buildings that hold a special place in Kuopio’s history, such as the Kuopio Cathedral, inaugurated in 1816. A two-hour walking tour can also feature the passenger harbour by Lake Kallavesi.

Further information: Kuopio Guides, https://www.kuopionoppaat.com/guides-for-sigthseengs-and-city-walks tel. +358 40 5915140, e-mail: opaskettu@gmail.com


Contact info:  Tel. (free number) 0800 182 050, +358 17 182 584 (chargeable), Mon-Thu at 9-15 and Fri at 9-14