Joensuu is a green and expanding rural centre and has a lot to offer for tourists. The summerly atmosphere of the town can be felt in the Karelian lifestyle, in the town centre with its versatile services and on the river Pielisjoki with its many possibilities, running trough the town.

Places worth visiting include the culture and travel centre CarelicumTaitokortteli with its old time interior, the butterfly gardenBotania and of course the heart of the town – the market place.

Attractive sights for tourists can also be found in the Kiihtelysvaara, Tuupovaara, Eno and Pyhäselkä regions. There are endless possibilities for hiking, fishing and camping.



Book your dinner at the concert venue, Uittotupa Arena. Three course dinner only 26 eur/person. See the menu here

Bookings: tel. +358 500 675 162 or email: myynti(a)

In the city centre you will find the popular Hotel GreenStar®. The hotel has been awarded the Nordic ecolabel for being environmentally friendly, succesfully saving the environment by using less energy and water than traditional hotels. GreenStar® also operates in collaboration with the Unesco MAB-program, Joensuu Ilmastotori (a project aimed at reducing the carbon footprint) and also the Environment Online (ENO) global school network for sustainable development.

GreenstarGreenStar offers the guests of Joensuu Music Festival comfortable accomodation at a special price of 65€ / night per room, for 1 to 3 guests. The offer is valid for bookings made for June 5-11 and July 9-12 with the offer code key “Joensuun Musiikkijuhlat 2016”. Reservations can be made by phone +358 10 423 9390 or by e-mail at info(a) Please note that there are a limited number of special price rooms available. Welcome!

Visit Karelia (Joensuu area travel info)

Joensuu local bus timetables and routes: