Kuopio
is one of the country’s
biggest year-round travel destinations

Practical information

Arriving in Finland

Helsinki can be easily reached by plane or by ferry. From Helsinki to Kuopio (about 400 km) you can choose either plane, train or bus.

*By plane*   There are several planes between Helsinki and Kuopio. Kindly check timetables from finnair.com.  The summer timetables are published in early spring 2022.

*By train*   From Helsinki there are excellent train connections to and from  Kuopio and all other major towns in Finland. The summer timetables are published in early spring 2022.

From the Airport there is a train to Tikkurila station, commuter train P (runs daily/several times per hour)  from where you can get a train to Kuopio. You can by the  train ticket already starting from the airport:

*By bus*   Buses to Kuopio leave from Helsinki central bus station (Kamppi). The summer timetables are published in early spring 2022.

From Helsinki Airport You can take a taxi, train  or the Finnair city bus to the Central Railway Station in Helsinki from where it is about 400 m to the central bus station.

Taxis and car rental in Kuopio

Taxis are reliable and available from different taxi stands (airport, bus station, railway station, Market place , some of the hotels, or the hotel reception will order it for you). We recommend Taxi1 or VieVie.

If you wish the rent a car, we recommend Hertz, Europcar or rentalcars. Pickup locations are available e.g. at the airport, railway station or hotel.

Public transportation in Kuopio

The city of Kuopio has good public transport network. The busses run daily couple of times per hour from early morning until Midnight. Many different bus routes run from the city center (Market place) to and from the university, e.g. bus numbers 11, 14, 21, 22 .

Itinerary suggestions and timetables: https://kuopio.digitransit.fi/

In summer also E bikes and E scooters are available from several drop off and pick up locations, also some hotels offer bikes.

Bike route suggestions:  https://kuopio.digitransit.fi/

Prices for E bike rentals:  https://kaupunkipyorat.kuopio.fi/hinnasto.html?lang=2

Dining out in Kuopio

There are numerous restaurants in the city center. Local restaurants using local products and e.g. wild herbs, berries and mushrooms, Mediterranean, Italian cuisine and pizzerias, Chinese, Nepalese, fine dining etc.  Tapped water is safe to drink and very often offered in the restaurants.

https://www.tastesavo.fi/home

Activities in Kuopio

The lake Kallavesi offers beautiful landscapes. You can enjoy it from a cruise boat (departures from the harbour) or e.g. rent a canoe, SUP board.

Local cruises: https://www.roll.fi/en/cruises/  or http://www.com/cruises-and-services/

Canoe and SUP board rentals: https://seikkailukeskus.johku.com/en_US

http://www.visitrauhalahti.fi/en/

Additional information

Visa

If you should need a visa coming to Finland, please contact the nearest embassy.

Additional information: https://um.fi/entering-finland-and-travelling-abroad

Covid-19

We recommend you to check the latest and possible requirements to enter Finland during COVID-19  from https://www.finentry.fi/en/

Power plug
For Finland there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side. Finland operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.
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