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The Kuopio region is known not only for its varied landforms, but also its colourful range of events. Here, you can experience a full range of emotions in a single day from the calming embrace of the forests and lakes to the dizzying speed of downhill skiing and heart-warming, soul-caressing culture. The soothing atmosphere of the spas and swimming pools, the thrills of a world-class skate park and the insights offered by museums and libraries are all easily accessible due to the short distances between venues. The twin peaks of the city are home to two year-round tourist centres, Puijo and Tahko, which add their own touch to the colourful range of events and activities offered by the city.