The competition centre of Kuopio-Jukola is located in the scenic lake district close to lake Kallavesi in a village named Rytökylä, only a couple of kilometers from the centre of Vehmersalmi, a suburb of Kuopio.
All the functions needed for Jukola relay are easily approachable in the 52-hectare field area. The competition area is approximately 12 km2 and the orienteering map is the first one ever made to cover that particular area. Kuopio-Jukola will be situated on Soisalo, the largest inland island of Europe. It is impossible for competitors to get lost very far unless they take up swimming instead of running.
The competition centre is located approximately 50 km from the centre of Kuopio. It is only 20 km from Kuopio harbour across lake Kallavesi and the distance to Kuopio airport is 30 km. This time it is even possible to take your own boat to Jukola relay.