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Tahko observation tower

Tahko Observation Tower

Pehkuntie 457

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Tahko observation tower

Year-round open attraction, Tahko observation tower, is located on the top of the slopes and next to Tahko Zipline and restaurant Pehku. The tower is 13 meters tall and open for everyone.

The top of the tower rises almost 200 meters above lake Syväri and offers breathtaking views. Beside that, the tower also serves the skiers as a start platform for Special slope.

Tower is reachable by car or if you feel like hiking, take The tower has sturdy aluminum-structured straircase and the top can accommodate about 30 people at a time. The changing landscapes of the tower are charming throughout the year and at all times of the day.


The address to the Tahko observation tower is the same than to Pehkubar, Pehkuntie 457, 73310 Tahkovuori. It is reachable by car, by stairs or by the marked mtb- and hiking trails.

The tower was constructed by Tahkon kyläyhdistys ry, Huippupaikat Oy and City of Kuopio.

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How to get there?

Shortest routes to the tower during the winter

  • Skiers: The lift for slopes 1 & 2
  • Via winter hiking trails; Huutavanholma – Pehku
  • By snowmobile: The snowmobile route to the Pehkubar, goes between the campfire place Nipanen and Rahasmäki
  • eFatbike: Take the mountain biking route starting from the Huutavanholma gate and use road Pehkuntie as a connection route.
  • By car: Pehkuntie 457, 73310, Tahkovuori. Distance from the center of Tahko to the tower is 13km.

Summer and autumn

  • From the hiking trails marked on the terrain and maps these, Huutavanholma (4,6km) and Tahko mountain route (14,1km) bypasses the observation tower.
  • The distance to the tower
  • By car: Pehkuntie 457, 73310, Tahkovuori. Distance from the center of Tahko to the tower is 13km.

Places of interest


Hiking trails and natural attractions


Slope Restaurant Pehku


Mäkiautio ravine


Tahko Stairs


Panorama Bar & Cafe


Tahko Zipline