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Kuopio

4.2
Observation Decks · Government Buildings · Specialty Museums

Popular things to do in Kuopio

Kuopio Market City Hall ©
Government Building
Kuopio Market City Hall
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Puijo Tower ©
Observation Deck
Puijo Tower
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Valkeisenlampi
Water Body
Valkeisenlampi
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Specialty Museum
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. A population of makes it the ninth biggest city in the country. The city has a total area of, of which is water and half forest. The population density is only round 0}}, but the city's urban areas are populated very densely (urban area: 1 618 /km²), nationally second only to capital Helsinki (urban area: 1,690.0/km²).Since 1969 Kuopio has grown extensively through municipality mergers. Kuopio’s population surpassed the 100,000 mark when the town of Nilsiä joined Kuopio at the beginning of 2013.NameThere are several explanations behind the name Kuopio. The first is that in the 16th century, a certain influential person named Kauhanen in Tavinsalmi changed his name to Skopa and the people's pronunciation was Coopia and finally Cuopio. The second explanation is that it comes from the verb kuopia, meaning "paw", as when a horse paws the ground with its hoof. A third hypothesis is that it came from a certain Karelian man's name Prokopij, from Ruokolahti in the Middle Ages. This is the most probable explanation, supported by the Research Institute for the Languages of Finland. Make the most of your holiday in Kuopio by finding out about its attractions and choosing what to see using our Finland trip planning app.

Museums in Kuopio

Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Specialty Museum
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Specialty Museum
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kuopio Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Kuopio Art Museum
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
VB Photographic Centre ©
Art Museum
VB Photographic Centre
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Kuopio

Ukko-Koli Hill ©
Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill Koli National Park
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
New Valamo Monastery ©
Religious Site
New Valamo Monastery Heinavesi
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
Linnansaari National Park ©
National Park
Linnansaari National Park Rantasalmi
4.7
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Kuopio

Kuopion Automuseoon ©
Specialty Museum
Kuopion Automuseoon
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Saaristokatu
Hiking Trail
Saaristokatu
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Snellman Park
State Park
Snellman Park
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Satamankulma ©
Landmark
Satamankulma
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Kuopio

Matkus Shopping Center ©
Shopping Mall
Matkus Shopping Center
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Pikku Pietarin Torikuja ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pikku Pietarin Torikuja
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Spas in Kuopio

Jatkankamppa Smoke Sauna
Spa
Jatkankamppa Smoke Sauna
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland ©
Specialty Museum
RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
St. Nikolaos Cathedral ©
Church
St. Nikolaos Cathedral
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Lutheran Cathedral
Church
Lutheran Cathedral
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla
Landmark
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla Joensuu
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

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