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We warmly invite you to our second virtual fam trip to Northern Savo Lakeland!
To learn more about the region, we are organizing a virtual fam trip on 9th and 10th November 2021.
The destination and local companies introduce themselves and present online what to look forward to in the Northern Savo Lakeland region. Come with us on a virtual trip to the Northern Savo Lakeland in Finland!
Northern Savo 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.
Breathe in fresh air, walk among our pure nature, feel the sereneity of our ancient forests, swim in our thousands of lakes, find out the secret of our sacred sauna. See the cycle of the year, discover every season. Find your own piece of Lake and peace of mind.
The aim of the virtual FAM trip is getting to know the destinations, products and services. Therefore, suppliers of the region present their products and services in pre-produced videos. The virtual FAM trip is realized on two days.
The virtual fam trip is aimed at tour operators from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Belgium. Participation is free of charge. Of course also several colleagues of a company can participate in the virtual fam trip.
To participate you only have to fill out the form below. The link to participate will be sent by mail before the virtual fam trip, no software has to be downloaded. However, a good internet connection is required, as well as the possibility to play sound.
In addition to the video presentation of the region and companies, there will also be the opportunity to exchange ideas with local suppliers after each module. You as a tour operator can directly ask the providers any questions you may have. They are connected via video and are available to answer your questions.
Time zone of the event: Central European Times
Time zone of the event: Central European Times
Kuopio is located about 390 kilometers north of Helsinki in the heart of the eastern Finnish countryside of North Savo. The town is situated on the shore of Lake Kallavesi not far from a range of hills where the popular Puijo Tower is located.
During the winter season the frozen Lake Kallavesi turns into a huge ice skating area yearly hosting the Finland Ice Marathon. In summertime, you find various restaurants with viewing terraces at the harbor from where you can watch the ships on the water. An evening cruise from Kuopio's harbor is a typical Finnish summer experience not to be missed.
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Welcome to Puijo – where forest, fun and locally-grown food come together to create unforgettable experiences. Exciting year-round activities, world-class cuisine and stunning panoramic Lakeland views from Puijo Tower. Puijo Tower and restaurants are open all year round. Top activities: scenic private lunch for groups, virtual ski jump experience, visit at Puijo HS127 Ski jumping tower, guided tour on Puijo and Puijo Tower, guided tour with snowshoes, husky sledge ride.
Contact: Pekka Niemilä© Wille Markkanen
Lapland Hotels Kuopio and Gallá Kitchen Bar invites You to experience Lapland in Kuopio. Lapland Hotels Kuopio draws its strength from the crisp clear northern winters and the summer’s warmth among the fells. The ambiance in our rooms is a tribute to the cosy atmosphere and top-notch quality that are characteristic of the North. Everything is built around dream-like northern moments that you can enjoy in the unique, custom-made beds of our hotel. In our magnificent setting, visitors can take a seat by the fireplace and take a tour of the vast open landscape of the North
Contact: Miia Siltala
The beauty of Kuopio's life glows in nature, in the marketplace and in the people of Savonia. Puijonsarvi is the largest hotel in Eastern Finland, where the atmosphere is warm and cozy, with a relaxed atmosphere. The comfort of our guests is a passion for us, and we want you to feel like home by offering the best hospitality. Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi is located in the middle of the city events, near by the most beautiful nature, Savo marketplace, and right in the vicinity of the bluish Kallavesi.
Contact: Jukka Hyttinen
Spa Hotel Rauhalahti is located 5 km south from Kuopio on Lake Kallavesi in Rauhalahti holiday resort. Rauhalahti is easy to reach from the city center (local bus service) and a large shopping centre Matkus is 7 km south from Rauhalahti. Spa Hotel rooms, new studios, apartments. All congress facilities. Spa with pools and saunas and variety of treatments. Gym, fitness hall, workout lessons. Nature activities: nature path, lean-to, guidance for groups. Equipment hire (skiis, canoes, bikes). Buffets & à la carte, live music, dance/karaoke evenings. 600 m from the hotel there is a unique lumberjack’s lodge Jätkänkämppä which offers traditional, public smoke sauna evenings for individuals with delicious traditional buffet, live accordion music and the visit in the real smoke sauna. In summer also huge lumberjacks’ show. Jätkänkämppä and smoke sauna on request for groups. Rauhalahti Resort offers riding, bowling, minigolf, padel & tennis, skiing track, boat services.
Contact: Liisa Koponen
Since 1792 In Koivumaki farm people has been living as a part of Finnish nature and culture, by seasons, enjoying fresh food, beautiful atmosphere and peace. Also now days Koivumaki Manor will serve you the best local food from our area. You can also enjoy beauty and old style of the historically manor in countryside of Kuopio Finland Lakeland. Manor is opening at summertime and before the Christmas and all year around for groups by appointment. We have a passion, professionalism and the best service, we are listening tone of heart, bind to tradition.
Contact: Harri Ruutiainen
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Kuopion Saana combines Finnish sauna experience, excellent restaurant services as well as numerous events and activities in one location. These services together with the exceptional architecture and unique location right by the Kallavesi lake, makes the Saana one of the most interesting place to visit in Lakeland area. You can relax in our spa, that has a 30-seat mixed-gender sauna, an indoor hot tub, an experience shower and heated loungers. The outdoor area of the spa has a smoke sauna and two heated pools. After 2 hours sauna experience it´s time to taste the great dishes of the Saana restaurant. The tasty food is generated from high-quality raw materials, which have been provided by local producers always when possible. Beside the local food, Saana offers also a wide range of local drinks. The RPS Brewery and Lingnell & Piispanen distillery are situated under 1 km from the Saana.Contact: Karoliina Rnjak
Tahko is an active ski resort and a year-round holiday destination in the middle of Finland. World-class ski slopes, soothing lakes situated in pure natural surroundings, diverse facilities, colorful events and a joyous atmosphere will charm families, friends and business travelers alike. The central location means you’ll spend more time enjoying yourself than worrying about travelling. Once you’re here, Tahko’s diverse activities and experiences are all easy to reach. For those who appreciate time in nature, Tahko will no doubt become a favorite destination year after year. The nearest large city, Kuopio, is only less than an hour’s drive away, so Kuopio’s vibrant city life, the best shopping, colorful cultural experiences and the city’s attractions are at your fingertips.
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Tahko Chalet is a family-owned company offering wide range of accommodation, restaurants, meeting and banqueting facilities year round in Tahko Ski Resort. Our services include Green Key certified Golden Resort with 29 high standard and well equipped villas, main building, restaurant, gym, terrace and meeting rooms, six Vietti Suites, 15 Ukko rooms, Piazza arena for events up to 1200 people and Restaurant Mosquito in Tahko center.
Contact: Krista Kuosmanen
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Tahko Apartments is a family-owned company operating in Tahko. We can offer more than 35 different apartments right in the center of Tahko holiday area. You can find a best place to enjoy your holiday for yourself, your family or for your group. All activities and services are within walking distance.
Contact: Markku Toivanen
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Hotel Golden Dome is an international, quality hotel with a unique and personal atmosphere. Under our dome you will find accommodation and catering services well-suited for work and leisure. The hotel is situated in Iisalmi town centre, at a quiet location by Kirkkopuisto park. The services, diverse attractions and places to visit in Iisalmi town centre are only a short distance away.
Contact: Miia Nevalainen
Jokiniemen Matkailu is a family owned rural tourism business about 50km north of Kuopio. We have 7 lakeside cottages and 6 comfortable rooms. Total 38 beds, of which 21 available also in winter.. Most of the cottages are available from may to october. They are typical finnish "mökki" with nice facilities like sauna, shower, toilet, kitchen, boat and best of all: peaceful location and own privacy. Two cottages are open round the year. "Koukku" is a new cottage for customers, who appreciate high quality. "Ankkuri" has a unique location at the top a peninsula and view on the northern sky, great place for aurora watching. Guesthouse Haavi is a nice alternative for small groups and individual travellers on a roadtrip. All 6 rooms have their own bathroom, TV and free wi-Fi and access to balcony with lakeview. There is kitchen, sauna and jacuzzi in the guesthouse as well.
Contact: Marita Lähdesmäki
Come and join an adventure in the deep shades of the forest and in the bright glittering of the lake in Metsäkartano Youth and Nature Centre, where the air is as clean as it can get and where you really can hear the sound of silence. Go on a guided nature expedition snowshoeing or hiking on forest trails, and have a rest by a campfire after a relaxing sauna bath. Feel the life rushing in your veins after dipping in a lake, or have the gentle waves carry your canoe on a warm summer day. Five holiday apartments, two guesthouses and a restaurant as well as plenty of facilities for activities. Metsäkartano is located only 1,5 hours from Kuopio airport and it is suitable for groups (10-60pax) and individuals.
Contact: Mari Kokolahti
© Sofia Tenhunen
Vesileppis is surrounded by natural beauty and close to great recreational opportunities. Facilities include great opportunities for relax and sport for individual as well for groups. Activities as fitness center, spa, a NHL-sized hockey and skating rink and the largest underground winter world where Moomin Ice cave is situated also. Indoor skiing arena from August to begin December and Moomin Ice Cave (26th December to end of July). Not only the Moomin ice sculpture exhibit waits in the cave, but also lots of other wintry fun also.
Vesileppis associates with innumerable sports facilities that together form a complete service for you whether you're a recreational fitness enthusiast, a professional athlete or just want a relaxing but active holiday. In the Sports supercenter we arrange training camps and relaxing sports holidays for corporate customers, sports teams and individual athletes alike.
Contact: Anne Lantto
© Sofia Tenhunen
Niemilomat offers both cottages and bed and breakfast style accommodation in the middle of a beautiful and idyllic countryside setting. Niemilomat is also an ideal venue for various private and corporate events, such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, conferences and company recreation events. Our restaurant serves guests by prior arrangement and has a licence to serve alcoholic drinks. At Niemilomat you can enjoy the heat of a traditional Finnish smoke sauna, take a walk along nature paths or play frisbee golf. Niemilomat is situated by Lake Unnukka, only 13 kilometres from the town of Varkaus.Contact: Reeta Halonen
Vesileppis is surrounded by natural beauty and close to great recreational opportunities. Facilities include great opportunities for relax and sport for individual as well for groups. Activities as fitness center, spa, a NHL-sized hockey and skating rink and the largest underground winter world where Moomin Ice cave is situated also. Indoor skiing arena from August to begin December and Moomin Ice Cave (26th December to end of July). Not only the Moomin ice sculpture exhibit waits in the cave, but also lots of other wintry fun also. Vesileppis associates with innumerable sports facilities that together form a complete service for you whether you're a recreational fitness enthusiast, a professional athlete or just want a relaxing but active holiday. In the Sports supercenter we arrange training camps and relaxing sports holidays for corporate customers, sports teams and individual athletes alike.
Contact: Anne Lantto
© Sofia Tenhunen
Kuopion Saana combines Finnish sauna experience, excellent restaurant services as well as numerous events and activities in one location. These services together with the exceptional architecture and unique location right by the Kallavesi lake, makes the Saana one of the most interesting place to visit in Lakeland area. You can relax in our spa, that has a 30-seat mixed-gender sauna, an indoor hot tub, an experience shower and heated loungers. The outdoor area of the spa has a smoke sauna and two heated pools. After 2 hours sauna experience it´s time to taste the great dishes of the Saana restaurant. The tasty food is generated from high-quality raw materials, which have been provided by local producers always when possible. Beside the local food, Saana offers also a wide range of local drinks. The RPS Brewery and Lingnell & Piispanen distillery are situated under 1 km from the Saana.
Contact: Karoliina Rnjak
Boutique Hotel SawoHouse is located 7 kilometers South from Kuopio city center near Matkus shopping center. Small and idyllic family based hotel with beautiful wooden houses create a unique environment for our individually decorated hotel rooms. Hotel restaurant offers an immersion to Finnish, local and seasonal food with Spanish twist. SavoHouse is offering a total of 18 rooms /35 beds. The room types vary between standard single, standard double, superior double room, family room and superior family room. Other services at SawoHouse comprise a restaurant, a bar, a café, a summer terrace, sauna, the wellness centre Satumaiset Hyvinvointipalvelut, the golf simulator Passion Golf Studio, meeting rooms and an event center (outdoor concerts, music club open weekends).
Contact: Minna Sairberg
Hiekka Booking ist auf die Vermietung von Ferienhäusern im Herzen des Feriengebiets Hiekkasärkät spezialisiert. Die Auswahl an Unterkünften umfasst Wohnungen in allen Arten und Größen und für alle Zwecke. Einige der Optionen lassen sich leicht für einen gemeinsamen Wellness-Tag umfunktionieren, oder in Räumlichkeiten für Meetings oder Saunaabende. Für diejenigen, die mit einer Gruppe reisen, stellt Hiekka gerne mehrere Ferienwohnungen nebeneinander zur Verfügung.
Kontakt: Sami Alakotila
Rantakalla ist ein charmantes Hotel am Meer. Diese hochwertige und gemütliche Einrichtung bietet einen erstaunlichen Blick über die Dünen. Das Hotel Rantakalla ist ebenfalls ideal für Tagungen, Feiern und Veranstaltungen für 2-150 Personen, einschließlich Catering und Aktivitäten.
Kontakt: Raija Eskola-Valli
Das Steakhouse Pihvitupa ist ein ansprechendes À-la-carte-Restaurant inmitten der Sanddünen von Kalajoki. Es ist bekannt für seine leckeren Steaks und die exzellenten Weine. Hier finden Gäste eine einzigartige Atmosphäre, Gastfreundlichkeit und köstliches Essen direkt im Herzen der Dünen von Kalajoki. Das Haupthaus des Restaurants wurde aus den vor etwa 100 Jahren gefällten und bearbeiteten Baumstämmen einer alten Schule gebaut. Es umfasst 40 Sitzplätze. Darüber hinaus steht ganzjährig ein Wintergarten mit 90 Sitzplätzen zur Verfügung.
Kontakt: Tarja Leppilampi
Das wunderschön renovierte Café und Boutique-Hotel aus dem 19. Jahrhundert liegt direkt am Pekka-Platz und beherbergt auch einen Shop und Showroom für die finnische Marke Utua. Das Handelshaus setzt die 200 Jahre alte Tradition der Kaufmannshäuser fort und erzählt auch Geschichten aus dem Leben der Bewohner und historischer Personen. Johan Lang, der Erbauer des Hauses, Mäzen und Kaufmann, war einst einer der größten Kaufleute Finnlands.
Kontakt: Piia Vähäsalo
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