Social programme in Kuopio
Monday 14.8. 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.
Wednesday 16.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Sauna evening at Rauhalahti, UEF will pay the bus transportation. 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 also offer some snacks and soft drinks. Meeting place: the bus departs from campus/Snellmania building at 17.30 and drives via Hostel Hermanni. The bus will bring you back to Hostel Hermanni or the city centre afterwards. Read more about Rauhalahti smoke sauna at http://www.rauhalahti.fi/en/restaurants/jatkankamppa/public-traditional-finnish-evenings.
Useful tips for sauna at www.sauna.fi.
Friday 18.8. at 19:00/7 p.m. (please arrive at 18:45 to select your shoes and bowling balls)
Bowling at Bowld1iner at the city center. 1-2 hours bowling per student, but feel free to hang around longer. There are lots of bars and night clubs in the center if you want to continue your night afterwards. Meeting place and address: Bowld1ner, Ajurinkatu 16, Viihdekeskus IsoCee (entertainment centre) http://www.bowld1ner.fi/.
Saturday 19.8. at 9:00/9 a.m. – 18:00/6 p.m.
Daytrip to Koli national park. UEF organises the bus transportation, travel time 2 hours from Kuopio. There will be a guided tour and also some coffee and snacks on an open 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: the bus will depart from the Hostel Hermanni and from the City Hall at Maljalahdenkatu (city centre, next to the market place).
Tuesday 22.8. 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). Meeting place and address: Martha centre (Pohjois-Savon martat), Haapaniemenkatu 23. Read more about the Finnish Martha organization at https://www.martat.fi/in-english/.
Friday 25.8. at 19:00/7 p.m.
Farewell dinner. UEF will offer you a dinner close at Restaurant Wanha Satama. Meeting place and address: Restaurant Wanha Satama, Matkustajasatama (passenger harbor): https://wanhasatama.net/.