Northern Savo is a unique, easy to reach destination during all seasons. Our region is known forits joyful activities, vibrant events, rich culture and friendly hospitality. Here you can experience nature and city life – all spiced with Savonian humour and lively attitude. At this tour we´ll visit the Moomin ice cave, Kuopio City and Tahko Holiday Resort.
Train from Helsinki to Pieksämäki. Train arrives to Pieksämäki before noon, where Pohjolan Matka`s coach is waiting for you. Bus transfer to Leppävirta Sport & Spa Hotel Vesileppis. Buffet lunch.
Visiting Moomin ice cave (open 26.12.20-31.7.2021).Ice cave is located 30 meters below the hotel / ground level).
What happened when Moomintroll woke up early from his hibernation? Journey to the Moominland Midwinter and see Moonminvalley’s inhabitants in 16 beautiful ice sculptures. The ice sculpture exhibit is based on the novel Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson. While the rest of the Moomin family are in the deep slumber of their winter hibernation, Moomintroll finds himself awake and unable to get back to sleep. He discovers a world of snow, cold, and the wonders of winter. https://www.icecave.fi/frontpage
Bus transfer to Kuopio and check in to the hotel. Transfer to Rauhalahti.
“Getting to know Finnish sauna culture and Lumberjack’s life in the past”
Lumberjack’s Lodge offers you the opportunity to experience the traditional lumberjack atmosphere of the 1950’s in
an authentic setting and provides a unique venue for memorable evening. Bathing in the gentle heat of the smoke sauna combined with refreshing dips in the lake offers total relaxation. Lumberjack’s Lodge has own menus for evening meals that also feature provincial specialties. We have a traditional Finnish dinner buffet. Fantastic lumberjack shows, light-hearted humour and live accordion music, all reflecting lumberjack heritage, give a blast from the past.´
Return transfer to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the local guide at Kuopio Market Hall and Market Square; “Centre of the Universe”
Kuopio city sightseeing ”Taste Kuopio”
“Tasting Kuopio” takes you on a food and sightseeing tour of the city of Kuopio to enjoy culinary delights in
distinguished restaurants outside the city centre, including the rotating Tower Restaurant overlooking scenic vistas on the Puijo hill and Restaurant Saana at an idyllic location by Lake Kallavesi. You can follow the footsteps of the legendary merchant Gustav Ranin on a tour of the Lignell & Piispanen distillery and hear more of history at the historic Koivumäki manor.
Bus transfer to Tahko. On the way we’ll visit Jenny Linnove Ceramic Studio, where we’ll have a short workshop;
we can decorate our own ceramic mugs. http://www.jennilinnove.fi/index.php/en
We will continue to Tahko, which is a beautiful ski resort, but also wonderful place for summer and winter activities. www.Tahko.com.
Check-in to Tahko Spa Hotel or Break Sokos Hotel Tahko
https://tahkospa.fi/en/ / https://www.sokoshotels.fi/en/tahkovuori/sokos-hotel-tahko
In the evening you can choose the longest outdoor stairs in Finland to climb to the top. The total distance from
bottom to top is about 800 meters and there is 1054 steps of wooden stairs on the way, Or the transfer to the Panorama Bar on the top of the Tahko hill. The restaurant is open all year found, during the days for the skiers and during the evenings based on prior table reservations. We’ll have the tasty menu based on Finnish culinary traditions in the restaurant with great views. https://www.panoramabar.fi/
Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check out after the breakfast. Visit to the Activity center Tahko Farm, where we have a guided tour about 45 min. http://tahkofarmi.fi/en/home.
Or you can choose (not included in the price):
Outdoor activities in Tahko
Tahko is one of the best known and most popular holiday resorts in Finland. In Tahko you can find activities all year round. Slopes in excellent condition, high quality accommodation and programme services in addition to fun and versatile events make sure, that Tahko offers a pleasant stay for families, friends, and business travellers. Due to central location in Finland, Tahko is easily reached. https://www.tahko.com/en/
Tahkospa – spa activities
Enjoy the relaxing moments in the spa’s different pools. The pool area has a 25-metre-long four-lane swimming pool, a rehabilitative and recreational pool, hot tub and children’s pool and a water slide. The pool also has a Wibit aqua track for children. The spa’s outdoor pools offer further refreshment. The sauna section includes a traditional Finnish sauna and a steam sauna. https://tahkospa.fi/en/spa/
Bus transfer to Kuopio railway station and lunch in Kuopio. Train to Helsinki, where to arrival in the evening.
Group size minimum 10-12 pax
– train tickets Hel-Pieksämäki and Kuopio-Hel (saver tickets)
– Pohjolan Matka´s private coach and drive for 3 days as per suggested programme
– hotel accommodation in twin/dbl rooms for 2 nights
– buffet breakfast x 2
– lunch x 3, dinner x 2
– all the entrance fees, local english speaking guides and tasting as per preliminary programme
– drivers accommodation
– single supplement
– outdoor activities at Tahko resort or other excursions
– travel insurance
The rates are valid in the low and mid sesons, not in the high seasons. The services are on request and the final rates will be checked when reservations are made.
The programme is preliminary. We reserve the right to make alterations to the programme and/or to the itinerary. We recommend to take additional nights at Tahko and / or the flights to Kuopio.