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Joensuu Tourist Guides are authorized by The Federation of Finnish Tourist Guide Associations.
We provide tours in the town of Joensuu by foot, bicycle, and bus.

A bus tour is a quick way to learn about the town of Joensuu and do some sightseeing.
You will get a closer look on the attractions and sceneries in Joensuu on a walking tour.
A bicycle tour suits environmentally conscious travellers, or smaller groups who are on a low budget but want to cover a wider area. You can rent bikes in Joensuu, and the town is mostly flat and easy to ride.
We also provide guided tours in the museums and in the City Hall.

Tour languages: Finnish, English, Russian, Japanese, Spanish.

We always try our best to fulfill our customers' wishes when planning the tours.

Please contact Airi Okkonen to order our guide services, tel. +358 45 894 7557,

Merchants' Joensuu

Guided Walking Tour

Did you know that Joensuu was a bustling and vibrant merchant town already in the 19th century, and its influence can still be seen today? On a guided walking tour, you will enhance your knowledge and experience of the pleasant wooden town's past and present. Join the Merchants' Joensuu Tour!

Duration: 1 hour

Architectural Gems of Joensuu

Guided Walking Tour

Discover the architecture and history of the buildings between Joensuu Market Square and Malmikatu. You will see the architectural gems in the heart of the town and more with a local authorized guide. The City Hall and Onni Art Museum are only two of the gems on the tour!

Duration: 1 hour

Exploring Murals and Artworks

Guided Bicycle Tour

Joensuu is a promised city of public artworks and cycling.
In recent years, Finnish and international artists have painted murals in the center and Linnunlahti district, and the percent for art principle has resulted in diverse artworks in the new residential area Penttilä. A safe tour on the extensive cycling network allows you to enjoy the beauty of art along with physical activity.

Duration: 2 hours

This tour was developed in cooperation with Visit Joensuu. 
You can book your guided tour here on Doerz.


The city of Joensuu was founded at the mouth of River Pielisjoki in 1848. It was a small town with only two hundred inhabitants. The town has grown from those days in both area and population: today, Joensuu is the biggest city in North Karelia and it has 34 km of common border with Russia. Joensuu is a mixture of a lively city and idyllic countryside with some 77,000 inhabitants, including ca. 20,000 students. The City Hall (1914) was designed by architect Eliel Saarinen.

Karelian lifestyle and captivating atmosphere in the various events will charm any holiday maker.

Come and see for yourself!


The town is full of inspiring stories and delicious details around the year, in all four seasons.