The municipality situated in the heart of North Karelia offers a wide range of recreational activities for almost everyone. Nature lovers will find Kontiolahti a dream come true with its breathtaking natural beauty. The rambler will be spoiled for choice by the many paths and hiking trails. The abundance of fresh water offers limitless opportunities for aquatic activities of all kinds.
The Kontiolahti Biathlon Centre is one of the most technologically advanced Biathlon Centres in the world. Visitors will find well-cared for and well-equipped ski trails in the winter and a "roller- ski" track in the summer. There are four slalom tracks for downhill skiers to enjoy at Mustavaara downhill skiing resort. In Kontioniemi the golfers can find a championship class full-size 18-hole golf course.