IRONMAN Finland Kuopio-Tahko


@Tahko, Finland
August 13th, 2022

The northernmost

We are delighted to welcome you IRONMAN athletes, families, friends and sponsors from all over the world – our town is all yours.

Tahko, the IRONMAN village, is a lively ski holiday resort town nested right in the heart of Finland’s Lakeland area, 65 kilometers from Kuopio city center. We call this area Lakeland because of its breathtaking natural scenery and its numerous pure lakes. The town’s character is described best by its vibrant events and activities, luxury and high-end accommodations, gastronomical experiences and utmost hospitality. The Finnish changing seasons, from snowy winters to colorful autumns, makes Tahko a favorite destination for all kinds of outdoor sports enthusiasts.

Race week opening hours
Did you know?

Tahko has over
8500 beds in about
1000 accommodations.

IRONMAN Finland Kuopio-Tahko accommodation

Hotel, cottage or an apartment?
Tahko is a compact event village surrounded by lakes, where most of the facilities and accommodations are within walking distance of the IRONMAN’s event area. We have over 8500 beds in about 1000 accommodations and within the downtown area, you do not need a car to get around. In addition to traditional hotel accommodations, we have a great variety of places available from small 2-person rooms to large cabins with more than 10 beds. Many of the accommodations offered here in Tahko feature fully equipped kitchens, saunas and more. 

You also have the opportunity to stay in one of the many beautiful cottages, either right in the center of town and at the heart of the event or a bit farther away in a more private setting such as the traditional Finnish lakeside cabins. Our luxury villas are perfect for large families, groups of friends or entire teams to stay comfortably all in one place. Check out the best accommodation deals and whatever you need – just ask!


Want to stay in the middle of everything? Break Sokos Hotel Tahko has it all – few steps to start / finish, services, breakfast, five restaurants and a local store. Some room types has a balcony or sauna – ask also bigger family rooms for more space.

  • Prices from 270 €/person/3 nights/dbl, valid 9.-15.8.2022
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Compact apartments right next to T1/T2, about 700m from IM village and finish line. Different types, from 2 person basic rooms with small kitchen to 12 person penthouse apartments. Note! This accommodation is in the area, where the road is closed for cars on race day between 7.30-17.30

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Tahko Golden Resort spacious villas offer an unique setting also for bigger teams and families, but still in peaceful privacy. For those who value quality.

  • Prices from 2047 € / max 8 persons / 4 nights
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Central Booking Office´s online shop has Tahko’s most versatile accommodation selection, more than 800 destinations can be booked directly from online. Cottages, villas, apartments, near, far, for one, for two, for family, friends or team, on the beach, in the center of action – you choose!

Online shop

Local restaurants

Families, friends and support teams visiting during the IRONMAN triathlon race can rest assured that great local food, drinks and entertainment will be provided by the restaurants located at the core of the event. Some of the favorite parts of the race like swimming and running, can be followed from the terraces overlooking the lake and hills, while enjoying a warm summer atmosphere.

We have over 20 unique restaurants here in Tahko. By unique we mean that almost all are family owned and well known for preparing their dishes with love and quality raw ingredients. At any of these charming places you can see, feel and taste the local flavour.

Although there are plenty of restaurants, we recommend at least for larger groups to make dinner reservations in advance.

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Things to do in Tahko

  • Three golf courses
  • Two DiscGolfParks
  • Great outdoor trails for hiking and mtb
  • 9 dh biking tracks and a lift to the top
  • SUP -board & canoe rentals ( + guided trips )
  • The longest outdoor stairs in Finland
  • Observation tower on the top of slopes
  • Sports park, playground, pumptrack
  • Indoor activity park SuperCorner
  • Animal farm & horse safaris
  • Spa, bowling, gym, tennis, padel

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Minibus and taxi transfers A.Hyvönen


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