Competion info

The Finnish Orienteering Week in Tahko 14-19.7.2019



The Rautavaara airfield terrain is fast runnable pine forest with excellent visibility. There are depressions and ridges in certain parts of the competition area which will slow down navigation. The network of paths close to the airfield will help orienteers in the junior classes.

The Tahko sprint event will be held in the holiday resort area.

The terrain around Tahko mountain is detailed and demanding. The elevation differences will challenge competitors in the main competition classes. However, the paths around the ski slopes will ease navigation for orienteers in the junior and senior classes.


Classes, registration and distances

E=elite, A=normal class, AL=shortened distance, B=less demanding

TR are for kids with guiding strip marked to the map and terrain, but control points are not along the guiding strip

RR are for kids with guiding strip marked to the map and terrain, but control points are along the guiding strip



H21E, H21A, H21AL, H35A, H35AL, H40A, H40AL, H45A, H45AL, H50A, H50AL, H55A, H55AL, H60A, H60AL, H65A, H65AL, H70A, H70AL, H75, H80, H85, H90

H20E, H20A, H18E, H18A, H16E, H16A, H14A, H13A, H13-14B, H12, H12TR, H10RR, H9RR, H8RR


D21E, D21A, D21AL, D35A, D35AL, D40A, D40AL, D45A, D45AL, D50A, D50AL, D55A, D55AL, D60A, D60AL, D65, D70, D75, D80, D85

D20E, D20A, D18E, D18A, D16E, D16A, D14A, D13A, D13-14B, D12, D12TR, D10RR, D9RR, D8RR

perheRR (familyRR)

Open courses: A long A short B long B short C long C short



Competition classes


  • Orienteers without license use special form to register. You can pay your entry fee after registration in Fin5Shop. You will be added to IRMA system after organizer has received your payment.


Open classes


  • Orienteers without license use a special form to register. You can pay your entry fee after registration in Fin5Shop. You will be added to IRMA system after organizer has received your payment.

    There is also an introduction and translation-page, how to pay. Entry fee can also be paid at the competition centre. We recommend to pay in advance to avoid queues. Organizer adds you to IRMA system after has received your payment.


    If those above are not possible for you:

    Registration via email fin5kuopiotahko(at)

    Organizer sends you a bill and adds you to IRMA system, after you have paid the Entry fee.

    Your information needed:

  1. Name:
  2. Club:
  3. Country:
  4. Date of birth:
  5. Class:
  6. Competition days
  7. Emit-card number (punching system in Finland), if you have. You can also rent it from organizer.


If you have any questions about Fin5, don’t hesitate to send email fin5kuopiotahko(at)


Entry fees

Competition village

The competition village is located in the Tahko holiday resort. The competition office is in Tahko. The following services are available in the competition village: information point, hotels, spa, apartments, restaurants, shops, outdoor adventure companies, orienteering equipment shops, sales and demonstration points. Further details:



The parking areas are located 0,1-1.0 km from the competition centres. There will be a bus service to the Rautavaara airfield (stages 1 & 2). Parking vouchers can be purchased from the Tahko competition office and the information points in the competition centres. Payment of parking fees will be checked on exit. It is forbidden to stay overnight in the parking areas. Parking is only permitted in the parking areas designated by the event organizers.


Competition centres

The competition centres are located at Rautavaara airfield and Tahko. The first two stages take place on fast forest terrain. The third sprint stage is in the village of Tahko. The final two stages are on Tahko mountain.

The competition centres have the following services: information point, first-aid, signposts, canteen, cafeteria and kiosk services, washing facilities and toilets. For other services please see the event website.



The Competition Centres offer a ‘Muksula’ childminding facility with professional childminding services for children over 3 years. The childminding fee includes a snack of juice and fruit. Registration via email to When registering, please give the following details: child’s name, age, days of participation, possible allergies, guardian’s name and telephone number.

Children who have not been registered in advance will only be accepted subject to the availability of childminding staff.



The Tahko holiday resort is located in the centre of Finland. It is in the town of Nilsiä approximately 65 km northeast from Kuopio. Kuopio airport is the nearest airport, approximately 50 km away. The nearest railway station is approximately 40 km away in Siilinjärvi. The distance to the centre of Nilsiä is 10 km.

Distances to Tahko from:

Kuopio 65 km, 44 mins

Oulu 280 km, 3hrs 27 mins

Tampere 357 km, 4 hrs 24 mins

Vaasa 390 km, 4 hrs 54 mins

Helsinki 435 km, 5 hrs 31 mins

Turku 507 km, 6 hrs 21 mins

Services in the area: