See the city from the lake
Lake cruises are an excellent way to admire the views of Kuopio and the spectacular scenery of the Finnish Lakeland. You can just walk to the Kuopio passenger port in a sunny day – or why not in rainy day too – and choose your depart from various choices.
There are many nice routes on the Lake Kallavesi. Saaristokaupunki route gives you a glimpse of the Capital of Lakeland’s new and old architecture – and of course diverse nature. On the Vaajasalo route you have a chance to visit the Alahovi berry wine farm. You can also take a cruise to the Rauhalahti area to explore Finnish smoke sauna or to enjoy Kuopio’s summer theatre which usually offers shows only in Finnish, but they are still enjoyable with all the music and comic. Destinations include also longer cruises to the Lake Saimaa.
The best program onboard is to just enjoy the summer and lakeland environment. The cruises also have several events and themes during summer with a variety from musical performances to comedy. You can also enjoy drinks, meals and summer snacks on the boats.