Welcome to Kuopio

Kuopio is home to ANTI Festival

ANTI has always been an event strongly connected with the City of Kuopio. Places, people, communities and companies of the city are part of the network of contributors where the ANTI Festival was born and takes place. We want to participate in creating and developing a vibrant Kuopio and its urban culture where all voices are heard. It has been a joy to see how well Kuopio has succeeded in the rankings of Finland’s best places to live.

Surrounded by lakes and forests, Kuopio is located in Eastern Finland in the region of North Savo. The city has a population of about 120 000. Kuopio is easily reachable from Helsinki and other neighbouring cities.

For more about Kuopio and other events in the city, visit www.kuopiotahko.fi!

Travel to Kuopio

Travels to Kuopio, by train or bus, can be planned online:

National railways
National bus database

The Kuopio airport is located 15 kilometres from the centre of Kuopio.

Accommodation in Kuopio

To accommodate in Kuopio, we recommend Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi.

Restaurant recommendations

Intro | Kauppakatu 20
Urban | Puijonkatu 15
Panza | Ajurinkatu 26
Malja | Kauppakatu 29
Bierstube | Kasarmikatu 5
Isä Camillo | Kauppakatu 25-27
Pannuhuone| Kauppakatu 25
Sampo | Kauppakatu 13 (Gregg Whelan's Favourite)

European Region of Gastronomy Kuopio 2020-2021

The 2020 edition of ANTI Festival celebrated Kuopio’s winning nomination as the European Region of Gastronomy 2020-2021. Kuopio Region of Gastronomy is coordinated by ProAgria Eastern Finland, Rural Women’s Advisory Organisation and Savonia University.