When you are in Joensuu, you certainly have to go ice swimming. It sounds really cold, but it is very nice to do. Afterwards, you can warm up again in the sauna and when you have again too warm, you just jump again in the lake.Real Finnish people jump furst in the lake and take a sauna after it.It costs only 5€ for a whole day. You will also meet...more
This is not something we usually do at our trips- go to garde.. I don´t actually remeber why we went there, but it was a interesting place, and it was worth of visiting!Even my husband like it. Expecially the meat eating flower ;)Page is only in Finnish (witch is quite strange in Finland!)It´s closed on tuesdays and open from 11 to 16 at saturday...more
Small Finnish - English restaurant/bar/nightclub vocabularybaari = barklubi = clubyökerho = nightclubkahvila = cafepikaruokala = fast food restaurantgrilli = grillruokaravintola = restauranttanssiravintola = dance restaurantAvoinna = OpenOsoite = AddressPuhelin = Phone numberKotiinkuljetus = home deliveryIkäraja = Age limitTo see a list of...more
Joensuu Art Museum is located in the very centre of the city, in an old school building that is impressive sight from the market square (see picture). The building itself is quite sight itself, being built on 1894 and used as school until 1974.When we visited the museum, they had a good Finnish readymade art exhibition on the ground floor and...more
If you ask me, Ilosaarirock is by far the best music festival in Finland. I was there in July (along with 20 000 other people) and really enjoyed myself. The weather couldn't have been better, the beer was cheap enough and all the people were very nice. I didn't see a single fight during the 3 days at the festival.Every year (in July) most of the...more
Kahvila & Konditoria Houkutus is the gem of Joensuu's coffeehouses. Located next to Sokos department store (not far from the market square), the café sets the standards for the cakes, pastries and good service in the town.The coffee shop itself is trendy without being too cold and over-designed -- remember to check out the restrooms, too. The main...more
At the moment Iso Myy offers this range of stores and services:• Aleksi 13• Arnolds• Bettiina Textile• Buffa• Change of Scandinavia• Dix.fi• Door 17• Elisa• Fysiokeskus ITE• Glitter• Hairlekiini• HairStore Megasalon• H&B Home• H&M• Isännöintitoimisto Pusa Oy• Jack & Jones• JC• Joensuun Kalastustaito• Joensuun Röntgen• Kahvila-ravintola Cafe...more
Carlson is an independent department store chain in the Eastern Finland. Originally from Kuopio, they opened a new department store in Joensuu in 2007. Located in a prime position next to the market square, the two storey building hosts the department store and two specialist stores (electronics store and young fashion shop), all run by Carlson.The...more
Voi muovi syödä munkkeja ja rauta laulaa taasVoi betonilla paistatella päivää ihanaaKai puu on paljon kokenut ja nähnyt elämääMutta tässä tulee se, jonka varjoon kaikki jää:Harsoinen teräsVoi ihminen kuin ihminen saada jalat jäniksenMutta uhriksi jos joutuu harsoisen teräksenSaavat kädet kaiken tuntevat ja diplomaatin suunSaa pikkuaivot poliisin ja...more
Oliko ennen kaikki paremminMistäpä mä sen tietäisinMaailman muuttuvan sanotaanKuitenkin tullaan ja kadotaanPalava maa ja valuva taivasHuutavat kunniaa ja JumalaaJokainen yö ja jokainen päiväJää historiaan, lopulta unholaanOltiinko silloin sekaisinKun kierrettiin maata jalkaisinIltaisin rauhaa rukoillaanLumottu kansa polvillaanPalava maa ja valuva...more
In the winter be aware that all the smaller roads are snow and ice covered, be sure to have winter tyres on your car and drive careful.
Repokallio in Niinivaara has the best cross country skiing tracks in Joensuu. There are some tens of kilometers of tracks of which two (1,3 and 4 km) are illuminated.
Equipment: You need equipment for nordic skiing (skis, shoes, sticks) ;) No rental at Repokallio.