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Welcome to the Nurmes and Lake Pielinen region

The Nurmes region is situated in east part of Finland, in the province of North Karelia. Whatever the time of year Karelia, with its truly unspoiled surroundings, pure, crystal
Clear water and clean air, its vibrant spring and warm, verdant summer which turns to a Beautifully brown autumn and snowy winter is a holiday destination beyond compare. Boating, hiking and other forms of outdoor recreation are really spoilt for choice here. The Lakes, which abound with fish, guarantee good catches throughout the year.

Break Sokos Hotel Bomba and karelian village

Is one of Finland’s most versatile tourist centres. The Bomba House and Karelian Village is an attraction in itself, but the Bomba area on the shores of Lake Pielinen
offers a lot of other things to do and see, not forgetting the pampering services of the spa. 

CONTACT US:     We are at your service if you wish to have more information or brochures on different kinds of accommodation, nature trails and sights, places of  interest and services offered in Nurmes.


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modation | Cottages | Goups package
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  Karelia Expert Tourist Service Ltd
  Kauppatori 3, 75500 NURMES
  Puh./Tel. +358 (0)50 336 0707

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kartta.nurmes.2.gifNurmes - Distances from
Joensuu 126 km
Kuopio 130 km
Kajaani 116 km

Koli 80 km, Lieksa 55 km, Kuhmo 80 km
Russian border 140 km

AY Tail Small.jpgFinnair flies between Helsinki and Joensuu on Monday to Friday 5 times and on Saturday to Sunday 2-3 times per day. Flying time is approx. 1 hour.  » Check the schedules from Finnair website  

See Also timetable Helsinki to Kuopio and H
elsinki to Kajaani.

» More information about connections from Joensuu Airport
» More information about connections from Kuopio Airport

vr_1.jpgUusi kuva (3).JPGBY TRAIN
VR has 7-8 train connections daily from Helsinki to Joensuu. Joensuu to Nurmes. » Check the timetables

Welcome to North Karelia, area where East meets West. Get to know colorful and unique culture from Eastern part of Finland.
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Become one with nature, feel how the wind blows, experience what a dewdrop feels like on your skin, taste the sunset! Close your eyes and sense, taste and breathe in synch with nature.
Enjoy traditional Karelian cuisine prepared using wild herbs and ingredients from our own farm.
Silence is a journey towards simplicity and clarity. It helps us to discover the profound things that really matter in life. The present day is characterised by an interest in silence. Withdrawal is necessary, because it enables us to get a grip on our increasingly complex, challenging and confusing lives.
Travelling in North Karelia


BY BUS  Regional and nation wide bus timetables: » Travel services

- Autovuokraamo Aaltonen Oy Avis and Autovuokraamo Budget, Tel. +358 13 122 222, 050 540 7840,,
- Autovuokraamo Europcar, Joensuu, Merimiehenkatu 37, Tel. +358 40 306 2852,
- Autovuokraamo Hertz Auto Rent Oy, Itäranta 12, train station,
Tel. +358 400 716 677

- Scandia Rent, Ukkolantie 3, Tel. +358 40 311 9400,

Nurmes, tel. +358 (0)100 4144
Taxi Centre Joensuu, tel. +358 (0)600 90100  (1,16 €/call + 0,99 €/min + local charge)

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