On your next trip to Joensuu make sure to consider employing our Joensuu car hire services as your main means of personal transportation. The name of the city comes from its positioning actually, it is located at the mouth of a river entering a lake, that’s what Joensuu translates to.
The city is served by the small Joensuu Airport which sees daily flights from Helsinki and is connected to the center of the town via a bus line and taxis, the ride there taking no more than ten minutes however a better choice would be to employ our Joensuu car rental services and have a car of your choice ready and waiting for you at the airport at an hour that you specify.
Once you’re settled in you will notice that there are quite a few sights that the place has to offer its visitors. For instance the main square of the city features an Art Nouveau-style City Hall as well as the Art and History Museum alongside basically an entire block of cafes, restaurants and shops.
The Joensuu Arena is an interesting building to see as it is the larges wooden building in the country and is used for a variety of events ranging from fairs and exhibitions to concerts and conferences.
For those who are interested in the history of the Second World War, the city has a Bunker Museum; it is dedicated to displaying several models of concrete bunkers fully equipped with period weapons and gear. While that may seem somewhat of a weird subject for a museum it will not prove to be a waste of time; interesting to note is that during the summer local history students will sometimes hang around the museum geared up as soldiers and answer your questions.
The city center features 19th century houses made of wood as well as some other remains of wooden buildings from back when the entire town was made of the stuff. Unfortunately construction speculation has not allowed for the old center to be preserved and as such while the streets are still wide in order to prevent fires spreading in an all-wood town, the center is mostly populated by concrete buildings.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see and do while in Joensuu so make sure to consider employing our Joensuu car hire services on your trip there.