5 km from Kuopio harbour is located Hietasalo island. Island has a long sandbeach and facilities for camping: campfire places, woodsheds, outdoor toilets and so on. Only access to island is by water so if You don’t have a boat, You can go there by lake boats.
|M/S Koski takes You to Hietasalo island|
M/S Koski goes to Town of Islands cruise, that stops in Hietasalo if necessary. Just remember to say that You’re going to Hietasalo when You buy a ticket. Trip takes about 30 minutes from harbour to Hietasalo. Return is by M/S Salmetar at 15.10 and 17.10. A return ticket costs 14 €.
|Remeber to ask for returnticket|
There’s no shops in Hietasalo, so You have to take all neccessary with You. Blancet, swinsuit, food, water and water based drinks, sunblock, matches, sausages and so on. Anything You need for a day trip on the beach.
Hietasalo is ideal for Finnish people: Wonderful beach, where You don’t see You neighbours. You can just imagine to be in a foreign country, drink some beers and swim a little. Best place to be in sunny day in Kuopio.
|Best sandbeach in Kuopio|
|All You need is shoes and a radio. And water. And food. And matches. And blancet, swimsuit, sunblock, book, sunglasses........|
|If You're an ax murderer, ax is on the house|
|People coming with own boats. Luckily still no neigbours|
|This is Finnish mentality: No one around but Yourself. On Your own. Peace and quiet|
|Remember to bring Your sausages|
|Someone forgot sausages, so this is what happened|
|M/S Salmetar takes You back to sivilisation.|