North Karelia offers excellent facilities for your holiday whether you like being outdoors, camping, are looking for peace and relaxing or going out and about. Original Sokos Hotel Vaakuna and Kimmel are close to the various services offered by the city centre, outdoor areas and for example the beautiful Koli National Park and the luxurious spa in Break Sokos Hotel Koli are only an hour drive away. Bomba's relaxing spa and activities offered by Wild Nordic are only less than two hours away from Joensuu.
Here are a few tips given by our staff:
Outdoor nature paths and campfire places
The easy nature paths in Kuhasalo or the campfire places of Utra islands (Utran saaret) invite you to enjoy nature. Kuhasalo is only 3,5km away and Utra islands is 6km away from the hotel.
North Karelian Museum Hilma and Joensuu Art Museum Onni are located right next to the marketplace of Joensuu. In addition to the exhibitions aimed for adults there is also a kid's play area called Mukulakatu where kids can play in a miniature wooden built city of Joensuu. Art Museum Onni has exhibitions of Jasmin Anoschkin and Soili Talja and a kids' art adventure called Onnin salainen maa where kids can go on an exciting adventure with a boy called Onni towards the secret land. The opening hours of the museum and extra information can be found here and here.
Our hotel is located on the same block as Sokos department store which is easily accessed. As our hotel guest you will receive a small discount at Sokos. Our reception will tell you more. In addition to Sokos, Iso Myy shopping centre is located right across the road.
Arts & Crafts (Taitokortteli)
Arts & Crafts centre is located close to our hotel and it offers arts & crafts, tourism and culture. The lovely atmosphere and the old wooden building invites you to spend time in this unique surrounding in the middle of the city. There are plenty of boutiques and souvenir shops selling local arts & crafts. More information can be found here.
A unique botanical garden in Linnunlahti, Joensuu, only 3 kilometers away from the hotel. This event venue offers restaurants services, events, winter garden, ice sculptures during winter season and much more. Read more about their services and events here.
Restaurants for everyone
It's important to eat midst all the activities. An inclusive selection of restaurants are located on the same block as our hotel. Amarillo, Rosso, Torero, Fafa's and Hesburger will make sure you will not get hungry during your stay.
Other opportunities offered by our city
In case you are looking for more things to do you can do so by going to the movies in the cinema called Tapio. The movies on show and the schedule can be found here. Or you might want to go swimming in Vesikko. More information can be found here. Our staff is happy to give your extra tips on things to do and places to see in our city.
Welcome to stay as our guest!