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Kuumailmapallolento Tervossa. Hot air balloon flight in Tervo.

Kuumailmapallolento Tervossa. Hot air balloon flight in Tervo.

the gorge of Seinävuori in Tuusniemi by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

the gorge of Seinävuori in Tuusniemi by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

Vahtivuorenkatu leading to Cathedral main door in Kuopio.

Vahtivuorenkatu leading to Cathedral main door in Kuopio.

Varkaus is also the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to explore the Linnansaari and Kolovesi national parks. Linnansaari is a paradise for canoeists, kayakers, and boaters in general, and the islands here are home to the endangered Saimaa ringed seals, and many ospreys. Kolovesi is likewise popular with everyone who travels over water, its landscape dominated by the 40m cliffs which were carved out in the last Ice Age.    photo © MEK Finnish Tourist Board

Varkaus is also the perfect starting point for anyone wishing to explore the Linnansaari and Kolovesi national parks. Linnansaari is a paradise for canoeists, kayakers, and boaters in general, and the islands here are home to the endangered Saimaa ringed seals, and many ospreys. Kolovesi is likewise popular with everyone who travels over water, its landscape dominated by the 40m cliffs which were carved out in the last Ice Age. photo © MEK Finnish Tourist Board

Frinds on a boat by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

Frinds on a boat by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

Rauhalahti - Jätkänkämppä ja "mualiman suurin" savusauna ovat avoinna kesällä tiistaisin ja torstaisin

Rauhalahti - Jätkänkämppä ja "mualiman suurin" savusauna ovat avoinna kesällä tiistaisin ja torstaisin

Sight over city center of Kuopio, via Flickr.

Sight over city center of Kuopio, via Flickr.

Cruise boat leaving the harbour of Kuopio by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

Cruise boat leaving the harbour of Kuopio by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

Bonfire - midsummer celebration 2012 by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

Bonfire - midsummer celebration 2012 by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

Sunset in Kuopio by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

Sunset in Kuopio by VisitLakeland, via Flickr

City of Varkaus

City of Varkaus

Driving in Finnish countryside

Driving in Finnish countryside