Joensuu Region

Joensuu Region

Hernan Patino/VisitFinland

Hernan Patino/VisitFinland

Joensuu Region

North Karelia is a truly unbelievable nature pearl including unspoiled nature, clean air and crystal clean water.

The Joensuu Region is located in eastern Finland and is known for its beautiful natural scenery and cultural attractions.

Here are some things to see and do in the Joensuu Region:

1. Koli National Park

This national park is located about an hour's drive from Joensuu and is known for its beautiful landscapes, including the Koli Hill and Pielinen Lake. There are plenty of hiking trails, camping areas, and lookout points to enjoy.


2. Joensuu Art Museum

This museum is located in the city of Joensuu and features a collection of Finnish and international art. The museum also hosts temporary exhibits and events throughout the year.


3. Pielinen Karelia Ski Resort

This ski resort is located in Koli and offers downhill skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities. There are several slopes of varying difficulty levels, as well as cross-country skiing trails and snowshoeing routes.


4. Carelicum

This cultural center in Joensuu offers exhibits on the history and culture of Karelia, a region that spans across eastern Finland and western Russia. Visitors can learn about traditional Karelian crafts, music, and cuisine.


5. Botania Botanical Garden

This botanical garden is located in Joensuu and features a variety of plant species from around the world. There are several indoor and outdoor exhibits, as well as a butterfly house and a café.


6. Pielinen Museum

This museum is located in Lieksa and offers exhibits on the history and culture of the Pielinen region. Visitors can learn about traditional farming and fishing practices and view exhibits on local wildlife and nature.


These are just a few of the many attractions and activities that the Joensuu Region has to offer. With its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and vibrant city life, there's something for everyone in this part of Finland.




Tourists as locals enjoy this throughout unforgettable adventures you nearly only meets here. It is also a region including a very interesting history and background, which can be explored many places, the cultural centre Carelicum in Joensuu is one them. Some say this region connects the eastern and western cultures and religions.

The Koli National Park is very recommended to explore the incredible nature. Perfect hiking paths surround the park and on your tour around magnificent views, like over Lake Pielinen meets you.

The culinary traditions here are great, and they are very famous for their pies and pasties specialities here. All around here you eat well in many fine restaurants with a high reputation.

Whenever you decides to go in summer or winter, North Karelia is a relevant holiday choice.

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  • Lattitude: 62.601016
  • Longitude: 29.763572