City of Joensuu locates about 450 kilometers to North-East from Helsinki and it is a capital city of North Karelia region with more than 75 000 inhabitants. City website:

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In Joensuu everything is near if you live in city center. Good hotels near course place are example Sokos hotels Kimmel and Vaakuna, Scandic hotel Joensuu, hotel Lietsu and hotel Green star, You can settle also to ISLO finhostel, rooms are also with small kitchen. In Joensuu there are also very good airbnb apartments.


You can find the suitable accomodation near the course place. Hotel, hostel or airbnb are good choices.


From Helsinki you can reach city of Joensuu normally by three different ways:

1. by airplane
- Joensuu (airport code JOE) locates 450 km from Helsinki(airport code HEL) to North-East.Daily flights between Helsinki-Joensuu is operated by Finnair airplane company starting 31st October to end of July 2023.
Airport of Joensuu is about 10 km from Joensuu center, busses and taxi cars are very quick going to city center after flight. They start to sell tickets during October 2022.

- Ryanair is flying to Lappeenranta (city 230 km from Joensuu, Very good train connection to Joensuu. They fly also to Tampere sometimes.

Ask your travel agency, if you can fly to Joensuu example by Air France tickets etc. Helsinki airport locates in city of Vantaa, so airport name is Helsinki-Vantaa. 2021 they have flights mainly in summer time.

- To Lappeenranta (city 230 km from Joensuu by train). Check the cities from Ryanair website. From Lappeenranta it is easy to take a train to Joensuu (two hours).

- To Tampere (city 450 km from Joensuu by train) planes leave from Bremen (Germany) now. Also train connection to Joensuu.
Remember to check these flights from website. From Tampere or Lappeenranta it is quite easy to take a train to Joensuu. Lappeenranta is closer to Joensuu (230 km) than Tampere or Helsinki. Some of these flights are available only in summer time. . Corona situation can change things... From Lappeenranta you can take train to Joensuu.

2. by train

Cheapest and perhaps now also the best way now between Helsinki(airport)-Joensuu-Helsinki.

Finnish trains are very comfortable and not very expensive if you buy your ticket in time. Finnish national railway company, VR, website is (they serve also in English). Cheaper "saver" train tickets are sold earliest 60 days before trip and I think latest about two weeks before your trip, if discount tickets are still available. In trains you can find restaurants and free wifi.

Cheapest "Saver" tickets are about 25 €/one way. (Basic tickets are about from 41 euros to 56 euros /one way.)

You can take local train from Helsinki-Vantaa airport to Tikkurila or Helsinki railway station and jump to Joensuu train (it is in same ticket if you want). Local train from airport is included into you train ticket to Joensuu. Or if you use example Ryanair to Lappeenranta, there is 230 km from Lappeenranta to Joensuu by train, bus or rented car.

3. by bus or rent a car

Also one way is to travel between Helsinki-Joensuu. Busses are ok to travel and tickets and timetables you can find from portal (also in English).
From internet you can buy these bus tickets in lower price earliest 32 days before trip. Bought from a bus, ticket is little more expencive. Credit cards are not always accepted in matkahuolto busses, so prepare with cash.

Also low fare bus company, Onnibus, operates between Helsinki-Joensuu-Helsinki.