The Rauhalahti area offers diverse activities for both children and grown-ups. Kuopio Market Square, Matkus shopping center, and cultural and night-time activities can be reached easily with local buses and the Hop On, Hop Off service. In the summer, you can also reach the city center by boat. Remember to take a look at the versatile activities offered by Kuopio!
Summer shop and equipment rental are open from Monday 5th June
What could be better than a summer day filled with action-packed fun? Our summer shop has something to do for everyone.
Enjoy a sunny summer's day on our child-friendly beach! The shallow, sandy beach allows even smaller children to enjoy the water. The beach area also features a play area for kids and a separate firepit that can be used freely.
Salty snacks, ice cream, and cold beverages for the beach can be purchased from the campsite restaurant, store, or reception.
Guests can also hire one of the lakeside saunas, and what could be better than taking a refreshing dip in Lake Kallavesi straight from the heat of the sauna. Ask about available sauna slots from the campsite reception.
In our area we have three firepits: in Kivilampi, next to the beach and also Nuottakota.
Price 18 € / 50 min. Bookings from the reception.
Firewood is sold in the Summer Store. At Nuottakota, firewood is included in the price.
Our campsite offers convenient access to jogging paths that crisscross around the surrounding area. As the paths are illuminated, they can also be enjoyed on darkening autumn nights.
The Katiskaniemi nature path, which is mostly situated within a nature reserve, can be accessed from Spa Hotel Rauhalahti. The 2.5-kilometer path follows the Katiskaniemi shore.
In the winter, the campsite offers access to a solid network of ski trails that can be followed all the way to Kuopio passenger harbor.
Spa Hotel Rauhalahti
The Rauhalahti Spa Hotel is just a short walk away from us.
The spa's pool section is open every day, and the restaurant offers both a la carte and take-away food! The spa hotel Rauhalahti also has various performers!
See more from their website www.rauhalahti.fi/en
Rauhalahti Animal Park
The small animal park Rauhalahti is located right next to our area. The park is well connected by car, city traffic and the Vilkku city bikes.
The animal park is open every day from 3 of June to 13 of August from 10 am to 8 pm.
Ticket 9€ / person , under 2-year-olds free of charge.
See more www.kuopionelainpuisto.com
Within walking distance there is Rauhalahti Bowling! Rauhalahti Bowling offers 12 bowling alleys and three pool tables!
During summer season there is also a 18-hole mini golf course.
Book your track www.rauhalahtibowling.fi
Kuopio Passenger Port offers the best selection of inland cruises in Finland!
The cruise season begins in June and continues through early fall. There are many different inland cruises to choose from – for example hop on a ship that will take you to the nearby Alahovi winery to get to know the winemaking culture!
Jet Skis, Hot tubs, and Paintball
Our partner AJRSteam Oy offers snowmobile, hot tub and water jet rental.
Through them, you can also book a game of paintball, which is held in our area in a built-in play area.
Read more and book your activity at www.rsteam.fi
Events in Kuopio
Kuopio hosts many events in the fields of art, culture, food, sports and entertainment throughout the year.
The biggest events every summer are Kuopio Rock, Kuopio Wine Festival and Kuopio Dance festival. One of the biggest events of the winter is the Finland Ice Marathon, which is skated on the natural ice of Kallavesi.
Read more about the events in Kuopio www.kuopio.fi/en/tapahtumat and www.kuopiotahko.fi/en/events/
When visiting Kuopio and visiting us, we also recommend stopping at the top of Savo's most famous landmark, Puijo Tower. Puijo Tower rises a whopping 224 meters above Kallavesi, thanks to Puijo Hill and it can feel wild! There is also a revolving tower restaurant in Puijo Tower, which features the flavors of the Savo region in its menu.
Puijo also has excellent outdoor terrain with a frisbee golf course. Puijo is the first in Kuopio to open a paid first snow ski track every year.
See more about Puijo Tower here www.puijopeak.fi/en/frontpage/
Kuopio Market Square
In addition to the Puijo Tower, the Kuopio Market (Mualiman Napa) is one of the most famous sights.
You can buy traditional food dishes at the market, and in summer the market comes to life and there is a wide variety of cafés, restaurants and stalls.
We also recommend stopping at the Grand International Market Square if you happen to be in Kuopio!
See the news and info about Market Square www.kuopiontori.fi
It's a little over 60 km from us to Tahko, which you can easily go either by your own car or by bus vilkku.kuopio.fi/61-kuopio-nilsia
You can take a day trip to try different activities, such as skiing in Finland's fourth largest ski resort! www.tahko.com
Matkus Shopping Centre
You will find almost 80 stores and an IKEA department store in the shopping center. In the courtyard area of the shopping center, there is also a large "Olopuisto" for the whole family that caters for a variety of visitors and users. From us, the Matkus Shopping Center is only about 7 km away! You can easily go by car, Vilkku city bike or local transport.
See the stores and events of Matkus Shopping Center here www.matkusshoppingcenter.fi/en/
Did you know that Kuopio and Tahko and their surrounding areas are the tourism capital of Lakeland? In the Kuopio-Tahko area, tourists from near and far can easily find activities, tasty restaurant experiences and events with something for everyone.
You can plan your holiday directly here www.kuopiotahko.fi/en/home/