- Celebrate all things Lakeland in a fun and activity-filled short summer break in Kuopio, the European Region of Gastronomy capital 2020-21, exploring the offbeat charms of this lake-front city with tasting menus including some of the finest Savonian dishes from acclaimed local eateries and the Kuopio market hall.
- A leisurely cruise through the labyrinthine expanse of quaint lakes interspersed with hundreds of island and verdant forests, with a lovely Lakeland-themed lunch.
- Visit a local berry farm, and get acquainted with the berry-wine making process, tasting berry liquor products from the farm.
- Pamper yourself with a luxurious outdoor spa complete with heated infinity pool and smoke sauna by the lake Kallavesi.
- Visit Kuopio's pride, the Puijo Panorama Tower with the revolving tower restaurant which offers breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding Lakeland scenery and the Ski jumping tower in the Puijo hill.
- A magnificent evening starting with a cruise from Kuopio harbor to a lumberjack lodge by lake Kallavesi, where you will indulge in the revered Finnish tradition of smoke sauna in the biggest smoke sauna in the world followed by a delectable dinner of traditional Savonian delicacies, live accordion music, and dance.
- Visit a local craft brewery Rock Paper Scissors (RPS ) with tasting sessions of their signature creations included.
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 during their Helsinki visit. The itinerary includes a lot of exploration on foot and easy walking involved. The trip could also be tailored during the main Lakeland summer festivals such as the European Region of Gastronomy 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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