There are different types of saunas, but the savusauna (smoke sauna) is the original and, some say, the best. This, by the lakeside...
Even small hills have cachet in flat Finland, and Kuopio was so proud of Puijo that it was crowned with a tower. The views from the top...
Lonely Planet review
This estate is converted into a year-round family park. The whole area is full of activities for families including boating, cycling, tennis and minigolf in summer, and skating, ice-fishing, snowmobile safaris and a snow castle in winter. You can rent bikes (per day from €20), rowing boats, canoes, in-line skates and even Icelandic ponies for gentle trail rides. Take bus 7 from the town centre or a ferry from the passenger harbour in summer. There’s also a variety of accommodation here.