August 14th, 2021
So it happened. After all the triathlons, MTB races, swim runs orienteering championships and exceptional year of 2020, we finally landed the challenge of challenges – IRONMAN Finland Kuopio-Tahko 2021. All of our efforts on making our town a world class holiday resort area and a preferred venue for large topnotch events, have paid off. We are delighted to welcome you IRONMAN athletes, families, friends and sponsors from all over the world – our town is all yours.
Tahko, the new IRONMAN village, is a lively ski holiday resort town nested right in the heart of Finland’s Lakeland area. 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, make Tahko a favorite destination for all kinds of outdoor sports enthusiasts.
Did you know?
Tahko has over
8500 beds in about
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. Here is an idea! Why not combine a holiday week with a world class event like IRONMAN in a very fine place like Tahko? Check out the best accommodation deals from the bottom of this page!
Training days in Tahko
We invite all athletes to train here during the summer prior to the triathlon race week. Booking reservations are available through all IRONMAN Host City Fee partners – You can find all accommodations below.
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.
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