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...
This bohemian bar is so bad it’s good. Ingrained dirt, armchairs held together by staples, a wiring system that’ll turn electricians...
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.