Tahko observation tower

Tahko’s newest year-round open attraction on the top of the slopes.

Tahko Observation Tower

Pehkuntie 457
73300
Nilsiä

Driving instructions

Tahko observation tower

Tahko’s newest year-round open attraction, Tahko observation tower, is located on the top of the slopes and next to Pehkubar. The tower is 13 meters high and open for everyone.

The top of the tower rises almost 200 meters above lake Syväri and offers breathtaking views. Beside that, the tower also serves the skiers as a start platform for Special slope.

Tower is reachable by car or if you feel like hiking, take the marked route Huutavanholma or route of Tahkomäki to the top of the slopes.

Vanha tuolihissi Tahkon näköalatornissa.

Location

The address to the Tahko observation tower is the same than to Pehkubar, Pehkuntie 457, 73310 Tahkovuori. It is reachable by car or by the marked hiking trails.

The tower was constructed by Tahkon kyläyhdistys ry, Huippupaikat Oy and City of Kuopio.

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How to get there?

Shortest routes to the tower during the winter

  • Skiers: The lift for slopes 1 & 2
  • By snow shoes and walking: Huutavanholma route (approx. 1,8km from the parking lot of Tahkolaaksontie)
    • The path stays in good condition during the winter and usually snow shoes are not necessary.
  • By snowmobile: The snowmobile route to the Pehkubar, goes between the campfire placea Nipanen and Rahasmäki
  • eFatbike: Take the mountain biking route starting from the Safarihouse and turn to Pehkuntie.
  • By car: Pehkuntie 457, 73310, Tahkovuori. Distance from the center of Tahko to the tower is 13km.

Summer and autumn

  • From the hiking trails marked on the terrain and maps these, Huutavanholma (4,6km) and Tahko mountain route (14,1km) bypasses the observation tower.
  • The distance to the tower
    • from the start of Tahko stairs 1,5km
    • from the stop station of the chairlift 1km
  • By car: Pehkuntie 457, 73310, Tahkovuori. Distance from the center of Tahko to the tower is 13km.

Places of interest

Places

Tahko Stairs

Tahko has the longest outdoor stairs in Finland and therefore has become famous landmark. Stairs in Tahko are not only for exercise but they function also as a scenic route to the top of Tahko hill.

Outdoors, Slope restaurants and afterski
Places

Tahko Panorama Chairlift

Enjoy the view from the top of Tahko with friends and family or use the lift as a part of hiking or biking trip.

Mountain biking
Places

Tahko Hiking Trails

The five different length of hiking trails in Tahko are marked on the terrain. Choose the route and length, that suits best your needs and hopes.

Outdoors