Benefits

New residents who have recently moved to Kuopio receive a personal postcard by mail about 1–2 months after their move. The printing house receives address details from the Digital and Population Data Services Agency once a month, so the cards may not arrive at the new address until some time after the move. The card encourages new residents to visit the www.kuopionalue.fi website. The site contains information about Kuopio and its services, in addition to benefits available to cardholders.

Click here to answer the questionnaire for new residents  (in Finnish)
Click here to see a summary of the results of the questionnaire for new residents
(in Finnish)

Savon Sanomat at half price for new residents

Present your new resident card at our customer service to receive a 50% discount on a fixed-term subscription of Savon Sanomat, which includes the print paper and the Verkko+ online service. You can choose a subscription of 1–6 months, 1 benefit per household. The benefit concerns households that have not yet subscribed to Savon Sanomat. Click here to see the locations and opening hours of our customer service (in Finnish).

Rauhalahti Spa at half price

New residents of Kuopio are entitled to a new resident benefit: a visit to the spa of Spa Hotel Rauhalahti at half price. The benefit can only be used once and also applies to the family package. The discount is available on weekdays, Mon–Thu, year-round. You can activate the discount by showing your new resident card, received by post, at the spa reception. Time simply flies by in the soothing warmth of the spa and the swirling waters! Welcome! www.rauhalahti.fi/en/

Tickets to KalPa’s games at a super low price!

Welcome to see ice hockey team KalPa play! As a new resident of Kuopio, you can buy seats to one of KalPa’s playoff games in advance at a great price, EUR 5 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased by holders of a new resident card at KalPa’s office, Sairaalakatu 15, max. 4 tickets per customer. See the dates of the games on KalPa’s website. On behalf of Savo!

Banzai!

Welcome to Kuopio and to Savon Sanomat Areena to see KuPS play a home game in Veikkausliiga, the premier division of Finnish football. As a new resident of Kuopio, you can buy a ticket to a game at half price. You can get a ticket by showing your new resident card at the KuPS office (Savon Sanomat Areena, Kaartokatu 6). See the schedule of the games at www.kups.fi  (in Finnish).

EUR 10 discount of a doctor’s appointment at Mehiläinen in Kuopio!

Welcome to Mehiläinen in Kuopio! You will receive a EUR 10 discount of your first visit to a doctor by showing your new resident card when paying for the service. Book an appointment at mehilainen.fi/en or call +358 10 414 00. Kuopio, Kauppakatu 39 A. www.mehilainen.fi/en

Two for the price of one to a harness race and a coffee + bun for free!

Welcome to watch harness racing in Sorsasalo! The children’s play area Muksula provides supervised activities for free and other fun things to do as a family. Café Tella offers coffee and a bun for two people free of charge. This benefit concerns all those who have received a new resident card. See all the events at the Kuopio harness racing track: www.kuopionravirata.fi (in Finnish).

Two for the price of one to the City of Kuopio Museums

The City of Kuopio museums offer new residents two for the price of one admission. You can activate the discount by showing your new resident card, received by post, at the museum front desk. The benefit is available at the Kuopio Art Museum, the Old Kuopio Museum and, until 24 August 2018, the Kuopio Museum. www.kuopio.fi/en/museot

Two for the price of one to VB Photographic Centre

VB Photographic Centre offers new residents two for the price of one admission to its exhibitions. VB Photographic Centre is the first regional photographic centre in Finland that hosts Finnish and international photography exhibitions year-round.
www.vb-valokuvakeskus.fi

Two for the price of one to RIISA

RIISA offers new residents two for the price of one admission to the museum. RIISA – Orthodox Church Museum of Finland is a nationally and internationally significant specialized museum that continues the preservation of the antiquities collection, started at Valamo monastery in 1911. You can activate the discount by showing your new resident card, received by post, at the museum front desk. www.ortodoksinenkirkkomuseo.fi/en/

Two theatre tickets for the price of one

The theatre offers a two for the price of one benefit to new Kuopio residents to the performances of “Tämä on ryöstö!” in spring 2021. The play is a hysterical, action-packed show featuring classical elements from crime comedies with a new twist. Discount tickets are only available at the theatre box office. Show the new resident card you received from the city to receive the benefit. You can buy discount tickets for your whole family. The theatre box office is open during the season on Fridays from 12 noon – 7 pm and Saturdays from 12 noon – 6 pm, and always for two hours before performances. www.kuopionkaupunginteatteri.fi (in Finnish).