OUR GUIDED TOURS

We provide tours in the town of Joensuu by foot, bicycle, and bus around the year.

You will get a closer look on the attractions and sceneries on a walking tour, using a bicycle tour suits environmentally conscious travellers, or smaller groups who want to cover a wider area. A bus tour is a quick way to learn about the town of Joensuu and do some sightseeing in multiple districts, even in the rural parts of Joensuu.

We have developed some guided tours as you can see below, but we always try our best to fulfill our customers' wishes, including the content and duration. Are you more interested in art and architecture, history and business, or do you just want an overview of the town to get the best of your stay in Joensuu? We also provide guided tours in the North Karelian Museum HILMA, in Joensuu Art Museum ONNI, and in the Joensuu Town Hall.

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

Please contact Airi Okkonen to order our guide services, tel. +358 45 894 7557, airi.okko@gmail.com

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.

North Karelian Museum Hilma

Guided museum tour

The North Karelian Museum has a wide collection of items and photographs from North Karelia region and Ladoga Karelia, creating a comprehensive view on local history. In addition to the permanent exhibitions, the museum has also changing exhibitions on old to contemporary history and art, and a miniature museum street for children's playground.

Note: The museum is closed for renovation in 2024 except for Mukulakatu (Children's Street).

Art Museum Onni

Guided museum tour

Art Museum Onni is located in an old lyceum building from 1894, designed by architect Theodor Decker. Joensuu Art Museum was opened in 1981 after a renovation. The core of the permanent exhibitions are the notable collections of Classical Antiquity, Chinese art, and European church art, donated by Academician Onni Okkonen.

Note: Art Museum is closed for renovation from February 5th in spring 2024.