Väinölänniemi is just 2 km from city center. It's a recreation venua situated in peninsula surrounded by Lake Kallavesi. In wintertime you can ski or skate around Väinölänniemi on icy lake. Summertime there’s much more activities.
|Skiing tracks and skating rinks surrounds Väinölänniemi at winter time|
|Väinölänniemi in wintertime|
Väinölänniemi has an athletics and football stadium. This summer Finnish athletics championship, Kalevan Kisat, will be held in that stadium 31.7 – 3.8.2014.
|Väinölänniemi athletics stadium|
|Statue of long-distance runner Hannes Kolehmainen, four times olympic gold medalist in 1912 and 1920|
|If You don't be careful, ducks will eat Your lunch|
Best way to spend a day in Väinölänniemi is going to the beach and just relax. Swim in a lake, walk around peninsula and enjoy the landscape. Take a picnic in a hut nearby water and in the afternoon take a round of tennis, volleyball or basketball.
|Tennis court. Picture taken in spring|
|Summer hut in Väinölänniemi|
|Bridge leads from Väinölänniemi to Island Rönö|
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|Picture taken 26.4.2014. Water temperature about + 4 c|
|There are also some geocaches in Väinölänniemi|
Every summer Kuopio’s rockfestival, Kuopio RockCock, is held in Väinölänniemi. This years headliner is the Scorpions. RockCock in 25. 26.7.2014.