During summer there are daily departures for several different types of lake cruises. Standard two-hour cruises from the harbour depart...
Kuopio’s city museum, in a castlelike art-nouveau mansion, has wide scope. The top two floors are devoted to cultural history, with...
Excellent summer exhibitions grace this photographic centre, devoted to Victor Barsokevitsch, one of the pioneers of Finnish...
In a noble blue building by the harbour, this has one of Lakeland’s best terraces, definitely the place to be on a sunny day to watch...
Have it stewed, fried, smoked or in a soup, but it’s all about muikku here. This is one of Finland’s most famous spots to try the small...
Lonely Planet review
Located in a 19th-century stone building near the harbour, Helmi is a downmarket bar with an excellent terrace. It has no frills but does four things, and does them well: pizzas, panini, salads and seriously cheap beer.