North Karelia is easy to reach. Daily buses, trains and airplanes enable you to travel through Finland if renting a car isn't an option.
Daily flights from Helsinki to Joensuu make it comfortable to travel even from far abroad.
Distances from Joensuu:
- Helsinki 437km
- St. Peterspurg 392km
- Petrozavodsk 360km
- Kuopio 136km
- Lappeenranta 234km
- Oulu 394km
- Rovaniemi 550km
Driving in Finland is easy and stress-free, there are no traffic jams and very little traffic in the rural areas. Stop by little villages, find a public beach on a lake and go for a swim. The national parks are easiest to reach with your own car. Rental companies: Europcar
An eco-friendly choice to travel to Joensuu is by train. We recommend taking the train also for the sake of beautiful sceneries - you will be travelling along lakes most of the time. Book your train tickets with VR
Joensuu is the regional hub of North Karelia, located some 400 km to the North East from Helsinki. There are several daily flights operated by Finnair from Helsinki to Joensuu. The flight time is app. 1 hour. Book flights with Finnair. You can pick-up a rental car for your holiday from the airport