Joensuu Travel Guide

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Joensuu Things to Do

  • carelicum

    there are two different kinds of exhibitions in north carelian museum: the permanent exhibition presents the local history and folk culture. the changing exhibitions are collected by north carelian museum or by some other museum from finland or abroad. the changing exhibitions in the entrance are free of charge.there's also the tourist information...

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  • Bunker Defence Museum

    In Marjala you can see the massive structures of the wartime Salpalinja, the largest construction site in Finland's history. Two renovated bunkers and their fortification works and wartime weapons are on view to the public at the Hyötiäinen Canal estuary onthe shore of Lake Pyhäselkä. The bunkers will take you back 50 years to the time when former...

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  • For 31 kilometres through some...

    For 31 kilometres through some of Karelias most ruggedly handsome terrain, the Ruunaa Rapids flows free, plunging through six sets of foaming rapids and dropping 15.7 metres on the way. Put on the lifejackets and waterproof gear and let it go!!Daily rapids-shooting excursions. Suitable also for experienced canoeists. Drop height of 15,7 m. The...

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Joensuu Restaurants

  • A great Hungarian restaurant

    The best food in town you will get at Astoria restaurant. Astoria is a Hungarian restaurant with a wide selection of meats. In the summer time they have a brilliant outdoor restaurant by the river. The restaurant is well known being a former morgue which makes it an exciting place to visit! In the summer time you can also enjoy the traditional...

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  • Diplomat's Restaurant Tip

    Karelian Pie (Karjalan piirakka) is a favorite Finnish dish. It is kind of pasty, which is made with Rye crust, filled with rice pudding or mashed potatoes, and baked. Boiled egg-butter is spread on top. You've got to try this!

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Joensuu Nightlife

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    by Jarra Updated Jul 9, 2003

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    The widest selection of beers in town and delicious Hot Chicken Wings. They make you want beer even more.

    Dress Code: Casual.

    Related to:
    • Beer Tasting
    • Arts and Culture

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Joensuu Transportation

  • Joensuu has a small airport...

    Joensuu has a small airport and you can get there by plane at least from Helsinki. Train and bus transportations are available from (almost) all over the country but you won't probably get a direct connection if travelling from western or northern parts of Finland.You can also get to Joensuu by car, motorbike etc.If you are staying at the city...

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  • If you have money, the best...

    If you have money, the best way is to fly from Helsinki to Joensuu. If you are on a low budget, you can take a train from various towns to Joensuu. From Helsinki it takes five hours by train to Joensuu.Joensuu is a small town which is very famous of its cycling routes. Actually you can walk almost everywhere.

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Joensuu Local Customs

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    by Diplomat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Karelia has been divided into many different parts over the centuries. The region's history is one of warfare, but is also characterised by a colourful folk culture and rich oral folklore. Magic verses and poems accompanied by the kantele (Finnish zither).

    Picture of famous kantele player Teppana Jänis 1916 by Kalevala Society.

    And now when You are fully exhausted with Finnish Karelian culture, take a look behind the border and visit my Russian pages!

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Joensuu Warnings and Dangers

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    by Enzo Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is a Bio-Megatron Transformer...its transforms into Super-Mega Blaster and fights evil alongside the Power Rangers!!
    Actually I have no idea what the heck this is!!!

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Joensuu Off The Beaten Path

  • I will find out the name of...

    I will find out the name of this wonderful place cos i cannot remember now. It is a beautiful area with a wonderful lake behind this cabin and a nice river and rapids on the left of the cabin.A special place for me cos it's where I proposed to my gf.

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  • These are the targets for...

    These are the targets for Biathlon - the shkiing and shooting competitions! Just right across the road from the Kalevala Hotel.

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  • Just a 'flower bed' out side...

    Just a 'flower bed' out side the Kalevala Hotel made from an old boat. Just thought it would make a nice pic.

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Joensuu Favorites

  • The nature is incredible, so...

    The nature is incredible, so are the people. I remember waing up in the morning and smelling the fresh air, then getting on my bike and riding up the Tiasenkatu to get delicious strawberry ice cream along the lake.

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  • visit Bomba HouseBefore a...

    visit Bomba HouseBefore a genuine Karelian dinner in Bomba House - beside the city Nurmes -, we spend couple of hours in Bomba Spa - warm baths, saunas and relaxing time in pools. In the late evening a buffet with typical Karelian food and delicasies in a Karelian restaurant. Classical Karelin style Bomba House and the surrounding Karelian village...

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  • climb to KOLI Hillson the...

    climb to KOLI Hillson the top of which You can see a sight that can leave nobody cold. Hills stand on the western shore of Lake Pielinen, the sixth-largest water body in Finland, and within the Lieksa city limits. The highest peak, Ukko-Koli ('Old Man Koli') is 347 metres (1,138 feet) above sea level.

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