Puijo Tower
Puijo Tower
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Observation Decks & Towers
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Puijo tower is an observation tower at the top of Puijo hill in Kuopio, Eastern Finland. Opened in 1963, the tower is 75 metres (246 ft) tall and has a revolving restaurant with 100 seats and a beutiful cafe. It was the first tower with a revolving restaurant in the Nordic countries. The current Puijo tower has been visited by over 5.5 million tourists. The current tower is the third overall. When it was completed in 1963 the second one, built in 1906, was dismantled. The first tower was built in 1856. On the western side of the tower there are three ski jumping hills.
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Knitter8
London, UK96 contributions
Couples
Amazing view from the top. We didn’t anticipate the view being so good. You can a lot of lakes and islands. It was very windy so bring a warm jumper.

The floor below there was a cafe which also had good views snd sold pastries and drinks. There are trails through the forest too
Written August 8, 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,594 contributions
Puijo Tower is a 75-meter-high observation tower at the top of Puijo hill. It was opened in 1963.

There are a cafe and a restaurant on the top of the tower with stunning panoramic views. There is a 7-euro entrance fee.

Puijo Tower was the first tower with a revolving restaurant in the Nordic countries.

You can walk to the tower from Kuopio city center. The climb is quite steep and it takes 40 minutes. Or take bus number 10 from the marketplace.

On the western side are stairs next to the ski jumping hills. We descended that way back to the city center.
Written July 22, 2021
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Duncan J
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Family
We were lucky with the weather & the tower offered ridiculously good views in all directions. An added novelty was the views onto the ski jumps, allowing you to get an idea of what it must feel like to be about to set off down one. Took the steps with 9-yr old boys rather than the lift just for the adventure which was good for burning off some energy before filling them with doughnuts (overpriced, day old) at the top. (Brilliant views from the cafe too, with seating running around the 360-degree windows)
Written July 23, 2020
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Camilla Ö
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Family
I visit with my family , great place and good experience. I’m summer Puijo offers good selection for activities, especially for children. However during winter , we visit last winter, there was still enough activities for kids enjoy once, but would be great to get some more, not just the sliding for kids.
Written August 24, 2022
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,172 contributions
Couples
Great views over Kuopio and surraundings. Free parking but a small entry fee. Cafe has regular prices up in the tower. Also inva toilet up in the tower
Written June 30, 2021
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holidays2407
Shelly Beach, Australia210 contributions
This tower sits above the township and offers good views. Went up by lift and walked down the steps. Also situated near the ski jumps. These were worth a look.
Written September 10, 2019
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Springbok200
London, UK39 contributions
Family
We walked up the side of the ski slopes and fitted in some geocaching at the same time. We also visited the tower which had lovely views which stretch out for miles. There is a revolving restaurant at the top and you can also go even further to view not eh top deck.
Written August 10, 2017
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Laura C
Newhaven, UK35 contributions
Couples
Elevator up and there's a phenomenal view out over the area. It really helps you to understand the landscape of Finland. Nice little cafe too so well worth a visit. We had no idea there was so much water around us when staying in Kuopio, there are islands everywhere!!!! Great visit, pleased we came.
Written July 28, 2017
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Gyongyver R
England, UK316 contributions
It's a short drive out of town or about a 45 minutes walk from the center. If you pay for the lift in the shop downstairs, the price will be deducted from your bill at the restaurant. The 360 degrees views are beautiful, especially if you choose a day with clear skies. The daily set menu is delicious and very well presented, also price & value wise the best choice. The surrounding areas are suitable for walking, skiing or exercising in the nature.
Written January 20, 2017
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Sirpa189932
Espoo, Finland30 contributions
Family
This tower is worth a visit just for the view. There is also a cosy lunch restaurant nearby. There are several paths to take a walk in the neighbourhood and the staff at information desk are helpful to give further hints.
Written July 27, 2013
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Puijo Tower is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM