Travel to Finland
Day 4 Lieksa - Joensuu - Savonlinna (238 Km.)
Lieksa: It is one of the largest cities in Finland and offers excellent opportunities for hikers and nature. The Ruunaa rapids offer services of hiking, canoeing, fishing and white water rafting with experienced guides. The Pielinen Museum in Lieksa is one of the largest outdoor museum in Finland. The church of Lieksa, designed by Raili and Reima Pietilä, is an example of modern Finnish architecture.
Joensuu - Orthodox Church
(in 95 Km.) Joensuu: Like most Finnish cities, highlights the market square (Kauppatori) where also you can find the city hall where highlights his tower. Next door is the museum of Karelia, and close to the Lutheran Church. Perhaps most interesting of the city is the Orthodox church, located at north of town. It is also very relaxing going to take something from the bar next to the marina, which allows also admire the views of the lake Pihäselkä.
Joensuu - Marina
(in 120 Km.) Kerimäki: The church of Kerimäki is the world´s largest Christian church made of wood. Designed by architect A. F. Granstedt, was built by the Evangelical Lutheran parish of Kerimäki, the works were completed in 1847 and the church was consecrated in 1848. It measures 45 meters long by 42 wide and 27 tall, 37 including the cross. This is the wider church of Finland, with a total capacity for 5000 people, 3000 of them sitting in the approximately 1670 meters of banks.
Savonlinna - Olavinlinna
(in 23 Km.) Savonlinna: Savonlinna is one of the most popular summer resorts in Finland. The Savonlinna Opera Festival brings together 60,000 opera lovers in July each year. The litle town has a multitude of cafes and restaurants with terraces, and the market square is the hub of local life.