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Northern Savo Lakeland is a unique, easy to reach destination during all seasons


Our region is known for its joyful activities, vibrant events, rich culture and friendly hospitality. Here you can experience nature and city life – all spiced with Savonian humor and lively attitude.

Northern Savo Lakeland region is located in central Finland, where east meets west. The capital of Northern Savo is Kuopio, where domestic flight company, Finnair, flies daily. You can reach Kuopio from Helsinki by train in 4 hours. The landscape is dominated simultaneously by pristine nature and urban cityscapes, forests, lakes and hills. Kuopio has been given the internationally esteemed European Region of Gastronomy Award for 2020-2021.

One hour north of Kuopio is Tahko Region, which is an all year round destination for an active vacation; in winter activities range from skiing to e-Fat biking and different safaris, in summer time you can hike, mountain bike, paddle and SUP board. The accommodation possibilities are high standard; hotels, cottages, apartments – also Spa Hotel is in the area.

In Northern Savo lies the one and only Moomin Ice Cave with beautiful ice sculptures. The annual Wife Carrying World Championships is held in Sonkajärvi. Southern Konnevesi National park in Rautalampi offers wonderful landscapes for hiking, paddling or even for sleeping in an igloo.

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