This estate is full of activities for families, including boating, cycling, tennis and minigolf in summer, and skating, ice-fishing and...
This block of old town houses forms one of Kuopio’s delightful museums. Several homes – all with period furniture and decor – are very...
Excellent summer exhibitions grace this photographic centre, devoted to Victor Barsokevitsch, one of the pioneers of Finnish photography.
An atmospheric underworld with bands playing several times a week, usually free, and usually at the heavier end of the rock/metal...
Next to the Jätkänkämppä smoke sauna, the restaurant in the adjacent loggers’ cabin serves traditional Finnish dinners when the sauna’s...
This giant savusauna (smoke sauna) is a memorable, sociable experience that draws locals and visitors. It seats 60 and is mixed: you're given towels to wear. Bring a swimsuit for lake dipping – devoted locals and brave tourists do so even when it’s covered with ice. Repeat the process several times. Then buy a beer and relax, looking over the lake in Nordic peace.
The restaurant in the adjacent loggers’ cabin serves traditional Finnish dinners when the sauna’s on, with accordion entertainment and a lumberjack show. Buses 7 and 9 head to Rauhalahti hotel, from where it’s a 600m walk, or take a summertime cruise from the harbour.