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A Savonian Appetizer

Finland 4 Days 3 Nights


Total package price for 1 traveler


4 Days & 3 Nights

10 People



  • Experience an inspired boutique holiday in Kuopio, awarded as the European Region of Gastronomy capital 2020-21, exploring the sublime gastronomy and cultural traditions of this lake-side Savonian region.
  • Kuopio food and culture guided tour, experiencing innovative sustainability-themed tasting menus at upscale local restaurants, including the revolving Puijo Tower restaurant, Koivumäki Manor, and Saana spa resort on the lake of Kallavesi, followed by a distillery tour at Lignell & Piispanen.
  • A magnificent evening starting with a cruise from Kuopio harbor to a lumberjack lodge by lake Kallavesi to indulge in the revered traditional smoke sauna in the biggest smoke sauna in the world followed by a delectable dinner of traditional Savonian delicacies, live accordion music, and dance.
  • Delve deep into the artistic and cultural heritage of Kuopio, with a guided walking tour down the memory lane of the life and work of the acclaimed Finnish artist Minna Canth and visiting photography and art museums in the city.
Who is this for?
This is a premium trail ideal for groups of friends and families, who are in Kuopio for a short visit or want to experience Lakeland and its exquisite gastronomy traditions. The itinerary includes a lot of exploration on foot and easy walking. The trip could also be tailored around the main Lakeland summer festivals such as the culinary festivals,  Kuopio Wine festival, Iisalmi Wife Carrying Championship, Suonenjoki Strawberry carnival, Kuopio Tanssi ja Soi international dance festival, Savonlinna Opera Festival, etc. with tickets arranged separately. 

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Know Before You Book

  • The weekend itinerary could be planned around one of the summer festivals in Kuopio.
  • We reserve the rights to make alterations to the program and/or to the itinerary.
  • The Smoke Sauna is only on certain days during the week and if the tour happens to start on days other than the scheduled Sauna day, it would be tailored accordingly.
  • Recommendations for restuarants, cafes, and pubs would be provided.

Accomodation & Acivities

*The accommodation in the itinerary is four-star rated.
**The accommodation options are flexible and will be fixed only after confirming the exact group size and date of booking.
*** The listed images should be used for standard reference purposes only.