Social programme in Kuopio
Monday 13.8. at 17:00/5 p.m.
Guided bus tour in the city of Kuopio and visit to Puijo tower, followed by a dinner buffet offered by UEF. Meeting place for the bus tour: The city tour starts in front of Canthia building. If you are joining the bus tour, the bus takes you directly to the buffet dinner. The place and address for the dinner: Antell Restaurant Round, Microkatu 1. The buffet is served starting at 19:00/7 p.m.
Read more about Puijo tower at http://www.puijo.com/en/.
Wednesday 15.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Sauna evening at Rauhalahti. You will have the possibility to enjoy a traditional Finnish smoke sauna and swimming in the middle of the lake surrounded by the Finnish nature. The towels are provided but please bring your own swimming suit, shampoo, shower gel etc. UEF will pay the bus transportation, and will also offer some snacks and soft drinks. Meeting place: the bus departs from campus/Canthia building at 17.30. The bus will bring you back to the campus afterwards. Read more about Rauhalahti smoke sauna at http://www.rauhalahti.fi/en/restaurants/jatkankamppa/public-traditional-finnish-evenings.
Useful tips for sauna at https://www.sauna.fi/in-english/finnish-sauna-culture/.
Friday 17.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Programme to be announced later.
Saturday 18.8. at 9:00/9 a.m. – 18:00/6 p.m.
Daytrip to Koli national park. UEF organizes the bus transportation, travel time is 2 hours from Kuopio. There will be a guided tour and also some coffee and snacks on camp fire. These are offered by UEF. There is a possibility for hiking and having lunch. Please remember to bring shoes that are good for hiking or walking in the forest. Read more about Koli at http://www.koli.fi/en/Places-to-visit/Koli-national-park and http://www.nationalparks.fi/kolinp. There will be a fee of 20 euros for participating the trip. The fee will be collected on the bus.
Meeting place for the bus to Koli national park: will be announced later
Monday 20.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Baking Finnish delicacies. You will have the possibility to try and bake very traditional Finnish delicacies. : “Pulla” (bun) and “karjalanpiirakka” (pasty with rice inside). The place and address: Martha centre (Pohjois-Savon martat), Haapaniemenkatu 23.
Read more about the Finnish Martha organization at https://www.martat.fi/in-english/.
Wednesday 22.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Frisbeegolf (or disc golf). A very popular summer outdoor activity in Finland. There will be a short introduction to the game first by the local disc golf society, and then a short round on the frisbee golf track so you can try your new skills. Since the track is mainly in the forest, be prepared to have shoes for hiking. Meeting place and address: will be announced later.
Learn more about the game at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_golf.
Friday 24.8. at 19:00/7 p.m.
Farewell dinner. UEF will offer you a dinner close to the city centre at Restaurant Wanha Satama. The place and address: Restaurant Wanha Satama, Matkustajasatama (passenger harbor): https://wanhasatama.net/.