Things to do

Activities and places to visit

There is always something to do in the Capital of Lakeland! Whether you prefer exciting city life or peaceful nature or adventurous sports, winter or summer, visitors of all ages never get bored here.

The region is called the Capital of Lakeland for a reason, and summer is the perfect time to take advantage of the surrounding pristine water. Stick to the old favourites of swimming, boating, and fishing, or add a new experience like canoeing, lake cruises, SUP boarding, diving, water skiing, and jet skiing.

Non-water related nature activities include hiking, orienteering, horseback riding, mountain biking, driving ATVs, playing golf, and berry and mushroom picking. Local national parks Tiilikkajärvi and Etelä-Konnevesi are always a hit.

Fun doesn’t stop in the winter when the lakes freeze over – skate, ski, or walk on the frozen lakes and see as far as the eye can go. For the adventure junkies out there, choose a snowmobile or kicksled so you can bring more things with you. Or hit Tahko’s famous slopes for alpine skiing and snowboarding, and maybe even some after-ski fun.

Museums, art exhibitions, concerts, theatre plays, and other live events are happening all year round. Delicious restaurants and a lively night life can both add extra spice to your holiday!