YLP-Eurasia practical information

Visa requirements

The entry to Finland of foreign nationals are subject to the Schengen Acquis. As a rule, foreign nationals who need an entry visa are requested to apply it from the Finnish mission that represents Finland in their home country.

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Travelling to Joensuu

From Helsinki by train:
A train from Helsinki to Joensuu takes appr. 5 hours. Cost for a one-way ticket is appr. 70 €, however, competitive offers might be available depending on how early the tickets are booked. 

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From Helsinki by plane:
A flight from Helsinki to Joensuu takes appr. 1 hour. Schedules can be checked and flights booked through Finnair. The cost for a return flight Helsinki - Joensuu - Helsinki varies between 90 - 400 € depending on the time of the day and how early the tickets are booked. 

Transportation Joensuu airport to/from Joensuu 

Joensuu Airport is located in the municipality of Liperi about 11 kilometres from Joensuu city centre

Taxi fares from the airport to the city cost appr. 20 € and the trip takes 15 minutes. Taxis wait for the arrival of planes. If there are no taxis available you can call the taxi dispatching office: +358 (0)600 90100.

Airport bus:
There is a regular bus connection between the city center and Joensuu Airport operated by  Savo-Karjalan Linja Oy. For schedules, please visit their website. The bus fare is c. 5 € (cash only).  NOTE! There is currently no bus transportation available on weekends and public holidays.  


Participants are requested to arrange their own accommodation.

Local hotels/hostels include:

Hotel Aada
Tel. +358 (0)13 256 2200
Email: info@hotelaada.fi or huonevaraukset@hotelaada.fi
Address: Kauppakatu 32, 80100 Joensuu
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Scandic Joensuu
Tel. +358 13 7131 077
Email: joensuu@scandichotels.com
Address: Kirkkokatu 20, 80100 Joensuu
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Hotel Green Star
Tel: +358 10 423 9390
Email: info@greenstar.fi
Address: Torikatu 16, 80100 Joensuu
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Sokos Hotel Kimmel
Tel. +358 (0)20 1234 663
Email: sales.joensuu@sokoshotels.fi
Address: Itäranta 1, 80100 Joensuu
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Sokos Hotel Vaakuna
Tel. +358 10 7823 100
Email: vaakuna.joensuu@sokoshotels.fi   
Address: Torikatu 20, 80100 Joensuu
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Scouts' Youth Hostel Joensuu 
Tel: +358 45 2621631
Email: info@partiotalo.fi
Address: Vanamokatu 25, 80130 Joensuu  
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Finnhostel Joensuu/ ISLO
Tel. +358 50 408 4587
Email: finnhostel@islo.jns.fi
Address: Kalevankatu 5b, 80110 Joensuu  
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Holiday Linnunlahti
Tel. +358 400 333 133
Email: sales@linnunlahti.fi
Address: Linnunlahdentie 1, 80110 Joensuu
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 Photo by (c) Igor Yu. Groshev, SPb, Russia