Social programme in Kuopio
Monday 12.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Dinner buffet offered by UEF. The place and address for the dinner: Antell Restaurant Round, Technopolis building, Microkatu 1. Welcome all the Summer School participants!
Tuesday 13.8. at 18.00/6 p.m.
Guided bus tour in the city of Kuopio and visit to Puijo tower. Meeting place for the bus tour: The city tour starts in front of Canthia building.
Read more about Puijo tower at http://www.puijo.com/en/.
Wednesday 14.8. at 18:00/6 p.m. - please be at the bus departure point by 17:45 (5:45 PM)
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: Maljalahdenkatu, behind Kuopio City Hall. The bus will also stop at Canthia at approx. 18:10.
Learn more about the game at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disc_golf.
Friday 16.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Gettogether evening on campus. You will be able to meet your new fellow participants in a relaxed atmosphere. UEF will offer some snacks and soft drinks that you can enjoy while playing and having fun. The meeting place and address: Studentia building (on campus), entrance C.
Saturday 17.8. at 9:00-17:00/9 a.m. – 5 p.m. - please be at the bus departure point by 8:45!
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: Maljalahdenkatu, behind Kuopio City Hall. The bus will also stop at Canthia at approx. 9:10.
Monday 19.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Sauna evening at Tiukanlinna (on campus). You will have the possibility to enjoy a Finnish 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 offer some snacks and soft drinks. Meeting place: at 17.45 in front of Canthia building, we will have a short walk to Tiukanlinna.
Useful tips for sauna at https://www.sauna.fi/in-english/finnish-sauna-culture/.
Wednesday 21.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.
Baking Finnish delicacies. You will have the possibility to try and bake very traditional Finnish delicacies. : “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/.
Friday 23.8. 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/. Welcome all the Summer School participants!