Reasons To Visit Kuopio
The city of Kuopio in Finland was initially established under Swedish rule and has plenty of interesting heritage sites reflecting its history. There are many landmarks located around the city well worth visiting such as the Puijo Panorama Tower which offers incredible panoramic views of the land below, or you can spend your time on foot exploring the Old Town with its antiquated charm. If you fancy going on an outdoor adventure you can take a cruise out on Lake Kallavesi, while families traveling with children will want to visit the exciting Rauhalahti Spa which offers relaxing spa treatments as well as fun attractions for kids.
Arriving In Kuopio
Kuopio Airport is located less than 15 km from Kuopio and ranks as the seventh busiest airport in Finland. Currently the only regular flights handled at the airport are to and from Helsinki, while there are also a few seasonal flights from European destinations. If you are looking to fly from the UAE to Kuopio you will not be able to make the journey directly, but it is relatively straightforward to travel by making a stopover at Helsinki Airport.
Kuopio Airport is a relatively small airport but still offers all of the basic amenities you would need including a couple of cafés and shops to pick up any last-minute travel essentials. In addition to this, the airport provides passengers with free Wi-Fi so you can surf the web free of charge. When you have landed at the airport there are bus services which can take you into the city if you would rather not pay for a private taxi.
Kuopio Travel Information
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As Finland is a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals flying to the country will not require a visa for stays of up to 90 days. You can expect freezing temperatures in the city over the winter and plenty of snowfall, while over the brief summer you can expect average highs of around 20 degrees between June and August. Just like most EU member states, in Finland you’ll need to use euros to make purchases, while the country is just two hours behind the UAE.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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