Experience the beauty of autumn where spectacular nature and vibrant city life meet.
Add a little excitement to your autumn
Kuopio, Tahko, and the surrounding Savo area offers a holiday destination unlike any other. The heart of Finnish Lakeland is a magical place where the energy of a modern urban center is contrasted with stunning nature. And where an endless array of fun activities are complemented by world-class city life and cuisine.
Choose from the coziest accommodation, including cottages, villas, hotels and apartments. Enjoy entertaining activities and sports. Tour cultural landmarks. And savour the Savo region’s award-winning gourmet tastes.
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Bring your sense of adventure to Tahko
Tahko is one of Finland’s most diverse holiday destinations. And it’s less than an hour’s drive from the center of Kuopio. The most popular autumn activities include hiking, mountain biking and just about any other outdoor activity you can imagine. Here, even simply relaxing is wonderfully restorative.
Like many travellers, you may be drawn to Tahko’s mountain peak where you can ascend Tahko Stairs, explore at Tahko Observation Tower, and take in the beauty of Mäkiautio Gorge and many other magnificent nature attractions.
The golf season in Tahko is active until the turn of September-October. And the warm autumn also creates perfect conditions for navigating Tahko’s fresh waters. Two of Tahko’s top autumn sporting events are Tahko Vuorijuoksu (Tahko Mountain Running) and Ruska MTB (Mountain Biking). Choose your accommodation from a wide selection of hotels, apartments and holiday homes, and replenish your tired muscles with cuisine from the area’s world-class restaurants.
City life as colourful as autumn
September kicks off Kuopio’s entertaining theater season which promises adventures for the whole family with hilarious comedies, intense dramas and colourful musicals. Many travellers like to combine Kuopio’s renowned theatrical entertainment with a pampered hotel stay, shopping and the unique and delicious tastes of Savo which were awarded the title of European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21.
Another must for shopping enthusiasts is Matkus Shopping Center. While other notable tour stops include Saana and Bellanpuisto in Bellanranta, Puijo Tower, Jätkänkämppä, the historic Kuopion Korttelimuseo and Kuopio’s ever-popular market square. In Kuopio, nature is always nearby and the trails of Puijo and Neulamäki-Vuorilampi are easily accessible for both quick and longer hikes. In September, Kuopio-Tahko’s rolling, picturesque hills and the gleaming lights of the city can be admired from the crystal-clear waters of Lake Kallavesi. Getting around the city is easy thanks to local buses and electric-assisted Vilkku city bikes.