NPO2024 Venue & how to get there

Rauhalahti offers all comforts for a scientific meeting combined with the opportunity to enjoying the wonderful, unique landscape of Finland’s lake district. The Workshop venue is situated on the shores of the Kallavesi, 10th largest lake in Finland. The broad waters and numerous islands of lake Kallavesi provide you with magnificent scenery.

Auditorium at the Spa hotel Rauhalahti

NPO2024 participants will have opportunity to choose from a broad range accommodation offered by the Spa hotel and holiday center. This includes single and twin hotel rooms, studios and two-bedroom apartments at the Spa hotel, as well as fully equipped villas and cottages at the Holiday center that can accommodate up to 6 persons. You can find more details by visiting Accommodation and registration fee page.

Facilities at the Spa hotel and Holiday centre

Please check details of the lodging facilities at and .

Buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner for the conference participants and accompanying persons will be served at the Spa hotel restaurant. A la carte menu with local specialties is also available.

Guests staying at the Spa hotel will have free access to spa facilities and and indoor swimming pool. If you choose staying at the Holiday center you will need to buy Spa day pass (10 Euros). All participants can use tennis courts, frisbee golf, footbal, basketball and volleyball fields, games room with darts and billiards.

Staff at Holiday center can arrange guided hiking tours and fishing. Bikes, nordic walking sticks, row boats, standup paddle boats, fishing equipment, and canoes can be rented from the reception.


Distance between center of Kuopio and Rauhalahti is about 5 km. The bus stop is situated at the Spa hotel entrance.

Kuopio is easily accessible from Helsinki by plane (, train ( and express bus ( Bus transportation between Kuopio airport and Rauhalahti for the conference participants will be provided by organizers.