Joensuu is full of life all year round. Pielisjoki River running through the city, the Karelian vibe in the market square and many festivals and events create their own atmosphere in the city.
There’s plenty to do in Joensuu. For example, enjoy the exotic atmosphere of the Botania botanical garden and the tropical butterfly garden. The city’s market square is a lively little marketplace and is worth a visit to enjoy some local pastries, such as Karelian pies, and to admire handcrafts. When you have explored Joensuu thoroughly, you can easily continue your journey to see the Finnish national landscape in Koli National Park.