Welcome to Kuopio, Finland!

Kuopio is a vibrant city and is located in the heart of Finland. The capital of Lakeland has a diverse economy and an internationally recognised university and offers one of the country’s biggest year-round travel destinations within the same municipality.

Kuopio is famous for its magnificent and unique lake scenery, but that’s only one side of the story. As well as the majestic scenery Kuopio also invites you to explore the traditional and modern sights of the region.

One of the most famous scenic points is Puijo Tower, which rises 75 meters above ground level and 306 meters above sea level. At the top, you’ll find a unique restaurant that rotates around the clock for a full 360-degree view of the spectacular landscapes below.

Kuopio is proud of its iconic Market Square and lively harbour where many events are held throughout the year. Kuopio City Theatre and Kuopio Music Centre will be praised by architects and music lovers alike. In Kuopio there are plenty of remarkable museums that are worth a visit. The most famous are VB Photographic Centre and RIISA, one of the most notable Orthodox church museums in Europe.

Nature is always nearby and Kuopio is surrounded by beautiful parks and one of the most stunning ponds in Finland, Valkeisenlampi, which is located only a few blocks away from the city centre.

Note: Exceptionally extensive runway and taxiway renovation will take place at Kuopio Airport in the summer of 2024. Due to the renovation work, flights to and from Kuopio will be suspended from 24 June to 6 August 2024. From Helsinki, directly from the Helsinki Airport, there are train connections to Kuopio.

Practical Information

Travelling to Finland and Kuopio

The capital of Finland, Helsinki, can easily be reached by plane or by ferry. Several airlines operate daily to and from major cities in Europe and overseas.

From Helsinki to Kuopio (about 400 km) you can choose either plane, train or bus.

Note: Exceptionally extensive runway and taxiway renovation will take place at Kuopio Airport in the summer of 2024. Due to the renovation work, flights to and from Kuopio will be suspended from 24 June to 6 August 2024. For your arrival on 5 August, you can book a shuttle bus provided by NOK2024 with the registration form.

From 7 August on, there are several daily flights between Kuopio and Helsinki again.

From Helsinki, directly from the Helsinki Airport, there are train connections to Kuopio.  Unfortunately the train schedules from Helsinki to Kuopio remain unpublished due to track work taking place in August.

Buses to Kuopio leave from Helsinki central bus station (Kamppi)
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Kuopion Musiikkikeskus, the Music hall of Kuopio is located in the heart of the city, 500 m from the Market Square. Its beautiful Concert Hall is the main venue and many other meeting rooms are available for the conference in four floors.

Address: Kuopionlahdenkatu 23.

The congress organizer has reserved room quotas from several hotels for the NOK 2024 conference. The rooms with special rate codes are reservable directly from the hotels.  In Finland most of the hotel room rates include breakfast (excluding hostels and apartments), VAT and possible other services, like evening sauna.

There are five hotels within walking distance from the conference venue and few more with good public bus connection. Please move to the Hotels page to see detailed information and booking instructions.

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Kuopio