Joensuu - Joensuu visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Joensuu' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from North Karelia.
Joensuu literally means "Mouth of the River" and this town sits at the outfall of the river Pielisjoki in the Saimaa lake system in the North Karelia province of Finland. The city was founded by Czar Nicholas I of Russia in 1848 and is now the provincial capital. It is about 90km west of the Russian border town of Vyartsilya. In the early days, Joensuu grew on timber trade but has since also become an important university city and in one of the fastest growing cities in Eastern Finland. The Keskusta, or City Centre, lies close to the Pielisjoki river and still contains some original 19th century wooden houses.
Joensuu Tourist Information
Karelia Expert Tourist Service Ltd
Phone: +358 400 239 549
Flight - internal flights from either Helsinki or Talin to Joensuu airport followed by bus into town.
Train - from Helsinki via Lappeenranta taking about 5 hours
Bus - 7 hours by coach from Helsinki