Wandering around Kuopio

Wandering around Kuopio

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This blog is mostly from our trip last autumn that was extremely beautiful and colourful but there are few pictures that were taken during the winter and summer season too. We spent our autumn break in Kuopio and I was mesmerized by its beauty. Where is Kuopio and how far is this from the capital of Finland Helsinki? Kuopio is about 380 km away from Helsinki and less than 5 hours of a car drive. It is located in the Northern Savonia region and based on Wikipedia it´s almost totally surrounded by a big lake called Kallavesi. Come and join me and have a small tour around the city in this blog.

Firstly, here is one picture that was taken during the summer in a colourful garden located in Hapelähde Park.

summer flowers

Autumn has a lot of colours like trees turn from green leaves to yellow, golden, red and orange.

autumn tree

A little far from the centre, we found a new place for a great walk and a great view. There is also a newly renovated playground in there, so with kids they have a reward after a walk and parents can also relax while watching or joining them play.

entrance to the playground
mesmerizing view beside the lake

It is also a season when birds migrate to warmer countries to survive from coming cold winter, but few stays.

ducks swimming

Next, I have listed here a few places to check when visiting Kuopio. The best place to see the entire city is going to Puijo Observation tower. There is a rotating restaurant up in the tower in the summertime and there is Puijon Maja restaurant down.

75m Puijo Tower
Kuopio city view from Puijo Tower

Passenger Harbour is a very busy place, there are many ships that are offering a day cruise to go around the islands. If you don’t want to be on the cruise, just walk around the harbour, enjoy the scenery and watch the sunset.

busy Harbour during summer
parking for boats
restaurants at the harbour

I like roaming the City centre doing window shopping, taking pictures or just wandering around. Here are many beautiful buildings too.

Kuopio City Hall

This Market Hall´s design is so beautiful and inside you can find different varieties of fresh meat, fish, sweets and bread.

Kuopio Market Hall

Shopping malls and restaurants have a lot to offer. This pictures are taken in winter time before Christmas.

Kuopio Centre picture 1
Kuopio Centre picture 2

Picture of the church during summer, there are always colourful flowers in the garden in the front of the church.

Kuopio Church
Kuopio Museum

Lastly, don’t leave Kuopio if you haven’t tasted yet their famous bread Kalakukko. It´s a loaf of bread that is baked with fish inside it. The best place to get this is just in the middle of the city centre. Note: I am not advertsing the said company below.


There are still many places I haven’t been in Kuopio like the famous resort Tahko but its because the place is out of the city centre and we have only limited time during our holidays, mostly we spend it in the centre. How about you? Have you ever been to Kuopio and what is the best place you like in this city? Are you planning to visit with kids? You might want to check my budget travel blog to Kuopio with small kids.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Cha

    My favorite city in Finland 😍 im gonna be back to that place over and over again.. Hihi

    1. simplyfinnoymom

      Surely you will 😊

  2. Viivi

    Lovely pictures! I’m moving to Kuopio with my spouse this summer, and I can’t wait to explore it further. Even though you are not advertising the Hanna Partanen bakery, I have to say that it is the most famous and most popular bakery to make these kalakukko loaves. So definitely worth a try. 😊

    1. simplyfinnoymom

      Yeah, this kalakukko is soooo good! 🙂

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