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Joensuu, Finland: 62°36′00″ N 29°45′50″ E

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in eastern Finland. It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of North Karelia region. It was founded in 1848. The population of Joensuu is 73,373 (January 31, 2011).


By plane

Many daily flights from Helsinki provided by Finnair. A bus runs (from Monday to Friday) between the airport and town (the university and downtown) before and after each flight. The bus takes 10 minutes and costs €5. There are also taxis at the airport that you need if you come on Saturday or Sunday.


By train

We recommend this! Direct connection from Helsinki via Lappeenranta, several trains a day. Travel time is about 4,5 -5 hours. If coming from Russia, transfer at Kouvola. Station is small, open only during the day. Located on Railway square on the left bank of the River. Most trains has a free wifi! If you come to Helsinki-Vantaa airport, take a bus or taxi to Tikkurila station. From there buy a ticket to Joensuu. A normal price for a return ticket (Helsinki-Joensuu-Helsinki) is around 120-130 Euros. If you are under 17yrs you will have a free ticket if with an adult (normal price ticket). There are discounts for groups etc. Please see more here.




A short walk to the downtown, go over the bridge and you've made it!


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A route from the city sqaure to Joensuu Areena.