The people of Outokumpu have dug through the gray rock and created an original mining town with thrilling culture for themselves. Mining is now history and the Old Mine area is a fascinating tourist destination all year round. You can explore the tunnels or admire the changing scenery from the top of the mine hill.
Pure nature can be enjoyed in The Wilderness and Nature Center’s lake and ridge landscapes, on the 12 lakes canoeing route, on nature trails and in the Children’s fishing area with easy access. You can go swimming on Särkiselkä’s wonderful sandy beaches.
The glow of copper laid the foundation for a cultural city with its own theater, cinema, brass band, children’s and youth circus and an international artist residency. There are events and adventures for travelers to enjoy.
As a tourist, you will meet genuine, hospitable and slightly ”strange” Outokumpu residents. Be brave and stop for a chat, you won’t regret it! We welcome you with open arms!