Visitor info

Where is ANTI Festival located?

ANTI Festival situates in the city of Kuopio, in eastern Finland. Kuopio is located in North Savonian region approximately 400 km from Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

How to get there?

Kuopio railway station
Train is the most ecological and convenient way to travel to Kuopio from other cities in Finland. Finnish national railway company VR operates to Kuopio from Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu, Kajaani and many other cities. Search for train schedules and routes here ( Kuopio railway station is located in the city center and all festival venues are within a walking distance from the railway station.

Kuopio bus station
If you prefer traveling by bus or come from Joensuu or any other place where the bus operates better, you can search for bus schedules here (

Kuopio Airport
Kuopio Airport is located in Rissala about 14 kilometres from Kuopio city center. Bus line 40 operates between the airport and Kuopio city center. More information on the web site of Kuopion Seudun joukkoliikenne. There are also taxis available at the airport.

ANTI Festival recommends slow travel for our visitors traveling from Europe. If you are traveling from far away and must travel by airplane, please consider traveling from Helsinki to Kuopio by train rather than by plane. Read here Jānis Balodis’ notes along the way from Riga to Kuopio by land and here the carbon footprint calculation indicating the effect on emissions when travelling by land rather than flying. See here some excellent tips for traveling to Finland ecologically made by HIAP.


There are several hotels and hostels in Kuopio. Airbnb accommodation is a great option in Kuopio as well.

The festival info is located in the Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi (address: Minna Canthin katu 16), which is a good hotel choice when planning your stay in Kuopio during ANTI Festival.

Where to eat?

There are many good restaurants and bars in Kuopio. Here are some ideas from the ANTI Festival team.

Cafe & Cakeshop Houkutus
Kahvila Kantti

Trattoria Sorrento
Isä Camillo

Pannuhuone Gust. Ranin

Trips in nature

Kuopio is a wonderful destination for enjoying the nature as well as artistic activities. Here are some ideas where to head to, when you want to get to the woods during your visit in Kuopio.

Kolmisoppi–Neulamäki nature reserve
Katiskaniemi nature trail
Puijo outdoor area
Tahko hiking trails
Pisa nature reserve