Kuopio and the neighboring areas have several shopping centers and numerous smaller stores. Here you will fall in love with the beauty of the renovated market hall, the diversity of shops and brands, and the idyllic peacefulness of local shops and handicraft boutiques.
The locals call their market square”maailman napa”-the hub of the world. It is located at the center of Kuopio and has been one of the most important places for locals and tourists for more than 150 years. Regularly at this market square, stands sell the freshest fruits and vegetables, and Finnish handcrafts. Recently renovated pedestrian area combines an atmospheric market square, a charming century old market hall and modern shopping centers into a unique shopping experience. Under the market square, you can find a large underground system that offers you an easy access to the shops of the area and underground parking.
Kuopio and the neighboring areas have many specialized shops of famous brands such as Iittala, Hackman, Pentik and many others. The new Matkus shopping center is located beside the highway #5, 10km from the city center. It has over 80 shops inside, including the first IKEA store of the Eastern Finland.