Puijo hill with its tower is Kuopio’s symbol. The kalakukko-like silhouette of Puijo, which the Ice Age helped to shape, dominates the cityscape from almost every direction.
Puijo Tower is a distinctive landmark that you can see from afar when arriving to Kuopio. It is located in the middle of the city, only a few kilometres from the famous market place. Standing on the top of the hill, the Tower offers a wide and beautiful view over the lake scenery and the city.
From a viewing place to a tourist attraction Puijo is one of Finland’s oldest scenic tourist attractions. Already in the early part of the 19th century, Kuopio people went there to admire the scenery. By the time the first viewing tower was built in the mid- 19th century, Puijo was a well-known tourist attraction. Nowadays, over 80 000 tourists come to see Puijo and the surrounding scenery every year.
Puijo hill is known above all as a viewing place. For looking at the scenery, three viewing towers have been built there.
The first was a wooden tower built on the top of Puijo in 1856. The second tower was built in 1906. This beautiful brick tower had to make way for the present concrete tower in 1963. The design of the tower was influenced by the fashion in Central Europe for revolving television and viewing towers.
The shop is located in Puijo stadium area. You can rent or buy cross country skies or have an expert maintaining them. Contact information
The farm is a genuine example of a typical Finnish family-farm in Finland in late 16Th century. Pay a visit
Hotel Savonia provides you with affordable accommodation in Puijo close to the nature within a walking distance of Kuopio city centre. Make a reservation
Olympic medalist and world champion Iivo Niskanen represents Puijo Ski Club and is training in Puijo. Website in Finnish
Puijontie 135, 70300 Kuopio, Finland
62° 54′ 35″ N, 27° 39′ 21″ E
Mon – Sun 10am-6pm
Cafeteria and restaurant are closed in July due to renovation
You can take a bus directly to Puijo Tower Monday-Friday from June 1 to August 11. The bus number 10 leaves from Haapaniemenkatu in front of the Intersport store. Departures from the city center: 9:45, 11:45, 12:45, 13:45 and 14:45. Departure from Puijo Tower: 11:55, 12:55, 13:55, 14:55 and 17:15.