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Joensuu guides are glad to welcome you to cheerful eastern Finland!

The town 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 town 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!

Joensuu guides provide tours in the city of Joensuu by foot, bicycle, and bus.

A bus tour is a quick way to learn about the city 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 city 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,


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