Cultural-historical places to visit in the surrounding municipalities
Syrjävaara Goodnight Observatory and Star Park
The dome of the observatory has risen on the roof of Kaavi's Syrjävaara, on the roof of the barn of an 18th-century farmhouse - which is already worth seeing in itself. This is one of the darkest places in Finland, where light pollution does not interfere with the observation of distant galaxies and northern lights in Lapland. Downstairs in the observatory are amazingly beautiful images collected from telescopes and an exhibition of northern lights. A star park has also been completed in the area - observation stations and shelters for night sky phenomena. The company organizes courses and training for those interested in dark sky photography and astronomy.
Tuomaala equestrian farm
Tuomaala Farm is a great place to visit for families with children and those interested in horse riding. At issue is a functioning farm with inhabit equestrian ponies and horses and other domestic animals such as donkeys, dogs, chickens, cats and rabbits. Most horses there are Finnish horses.
At the farmstead you can ride a guided ride on the field and off-road by participating for a day camp (2-3 hours of hiking in beautiful changing landscapes) or for weekly camps. All programs are implemented with reliable and confident horses with over 20 years of experience. The payment methods are e.g. mobilepay. For more information and reservations: +358 50 5536929
How would you feel relaxing in the gentle steam of an atmospheric smoke sauna? And after the steams, pop into a swim and bathe in the "wanderer"?
There are several smoke saunas in Tuusniemi, which you can easily rent for your party. See our "smoke saunas" page for more information.
Kaavinkoski Saunapirtti has general smoke sauna shifts from 5 pm / person on summer Wednesday evenings from 18:00 to 21:00.
Inland and canal cruises m / s Puijo
The Heinävesi canal route from Savonlinna to Kuopio is one of the most beautiful shipping routes in Finland.
With the M / S Puijo ship, you can experience the havana of history by traveling and seeing the traditional landscapes and experiencing the atmosphere of a real inland cruise. The nearest port to Tuusniemi is Palokki (38 km). See schedules and options here.
Entertainment center HojoHojo
One of the most famous places in Tuusniemi is the legendary entertainment center HojoHojo, which has been wild with its dance people since 1995. Test the atmosphere of a nightless dance floor on the shores of Lake Juojärvi to the beat of Finland's number one artists. Of course you will find A-licenses, a karaoke bar, cottages, hotel rooms, camping accommodation and a beach sauna.
Maarianvaara Summer Theater
For lovers of theater, Kaavi has authentic Savo performing arts in an idyllic rural setting! Maarianvaara Summer Theater is a professional theater operating in Kaavi, whose background community is the Maarianvaara Youth Association.
The summer theater performs at the Maarianvaara Youth Observatory, but also does touring theater all over Finland. The tour focuses on summer time, but from time to time the summer theater is also open during other seasons.
There is plenty to discover for geocaching enthusiasts in the Tuusniemi and Kaavi area! According to Geocaching.com, there are hundreds of geocaches waiting to be discovered in the forest terrain of the Tuusniemi and Kaavi areas, and especially in the archipelago. There seem to be a particularly large number of caches in the narrow area of the Suvasvesi area, which is excellent canoeing.
Stair training has become one of the fitness trends of recent years - and no wonder:
Step strain training effectively strengthens endurance, lower limb muscles and the respiratory circulatory system.
In the autumn of 2020, the Tuusniemi Village Association has built new fitness steps designed by Minna and Miko Rajamo, close to the center of Tuusniemi. Trotting is enough for even lustful fitness enthusiasts, as there are stairs is almost 300.
Ski trails (Tuusniemi)
The municipality of Tuusniemi maintains cross-country ski trails in good condition in the terrain in the Lautala outdoor area (about 2.75 km) and in the vicinity of the school center (about 1 km). The trails will be kept open every day of the week during the morning, if weather conditions allow.
In addition to the ice of Lake Juojärvi made in winter on the piste from the port around the island of Pahkasalo (10 km) if the ice and snow conditions allow it. (The decision to make ice rinks is made according to the weather conditions.)
There are plenty of freshwater lakes and well-maintained beaches and places in the area. Some bathing areas also have a barbecue area for a picnic. Details and addresses The numerous beaches and bathing areas maintained by the municipality and village associations can be found below:
Mushrooming and berry picking
In northeastern Savo, berry picking and mushroom picking have a long tradition. Kaavi and Tuusniemi are known for their abundance blueberries, raspberries, lingonberries, cranberries are particularly cranberries and strikes (jams). Mushroom harvests have been exceptionally abundant in recent years - delicacies, chanterelles, funnel warblers, chanterelles, crumbs. There are good places for berries and mushrooms, for example, along the hiking trails - bring a bucket and a Mushroom Knife, as the catch can be organic and definitely healthy gourmet food!
Ski trails (Kaavi)
The municipality of Kaavi maintains the following traditional and skating-style cross-country ski trails in winter:
Field trail: about 1.6 km of charging trail in traditional and free style in a church village in the area of the guest marina and in a nearby field.
Paanalanlenkki, approx. 9 km (traditional and free style)
Fitness track / floodlit trail 5 km church village . Renovated 3 km church village (traditional and free style)
Kaskenhiihto charging route between Kaavi-Rasimäki n. 10 km / direction. Renovated with the help of labor, used so far on the traditional ski slope. The trail can be reached from Rasimäki and along Niemeläntie.
Cruises from Valamo Monastery
In the summer, lake cruises with 86-seat m / s Sergei are organized from Valamo Monastery.
Cruise days from Wednesday to Sunday from June 18th.
Karvio-Valamo 10.30-13.15 (36 €)
Valamo-Karvio 17.00-19.30 (36 €)
Valamo-Taivallahti canal-Valamo 14.00-16.15 (26 €)
Karvio-Valamo-Karvio 10.30-19.30 incl. lunch in Valamo. (84 €)
Karvio evening cruises to Kermajärvi 20.00-21.30 (26 €)
The ship has A-licenses and cafeteria sales. Cruises start on June 18th.
An 18-lane frisbee golf course has opened in the terrain of Kaavi's Iloharju. The track follows the chewing track in the area, but the fairways do not run along the chewing track. The track offers something for both beginners and those more familiar with the sport.
Use of the Frisbee Golf Course is free.
Mikkalan Frisbee golf course.
18-lane of Mikkala farmhouse frisbee golf course Kaavilla offers a completely different and exotic frisbee golf experience. The track is built in an authentic rural landscape; is on the route tumbling cows, fences, fields, forest terrain, uphill and downhill, long and short fairways, etc. Definitely a place worth experiencing, where you can play all day long. If necessary, accommodation and catering services are also available from Mikkala Farm.
Use of the Frisbee golf course is free, please notify us in advance.
The Keret field was designed by the American Ronald Fream and is built in an old mining environment, which is an environmental act in itself. The imprint of Fream’s hands is especially visible as the mounds surrounding the greens. The greens are moderately small but very receptive. The fairways have a lot of space and are generally in excellent condition. Keret has nine lanes on the field, which allows you to play fast, for example, after a day's work. There is usually always room on the field, so you can easily play on the same day. Welcome!
Distance from Tuusniemi: 103 km
Distance from Kaavi : 99 km