Boat in Lake Pielinen

Hydrofoil Express Suvi

In summer, the Hydrofoil Express Suvi runs a passenger-only service around the lake between Koli, Lieksa and Vuonislahti, taking about 45 minutes between each stop. Prices per adult/child between Koli and Lieksa are…
Tourist Train in Imatra

Street Train

In summer, this little tourist train (on wheels) is a handy way to get around Imatra's diffused areas. It links Imatrankoski with Mansikkala and the leisure area three times daily; a one-way trip from Imatrankoski t…
Ferry in Lake Pielinen

Lieksa–Koli Ferry

The car ferry M/F Pielinen makes the 1¾-hour trip from Lieksa to Koli twice daily, departing from Lieksa at 10am and 3pm, and departing from Koli at noon and 5pm. Book ahead by phone as space is limited.
Taxi in Koli National Park

Shared Taxi

A shared taxi service operates twice daily Sunday to Friday and three times on Saturdays year-round between Joensuu and Koli (one-way/return €30/40). Book at least one day ahead.
Tourist Train in Lappeenranta

Street Train

In summer you can rest your feet aboard the street train (on wheels), which links the market square, IsoKristiina shopping centre, Linnoitus, Hiekkalinna and Myllysaari beach.
Funicular in Koli National Park


Koli Hill has road access with a short funicular ride from the lower car park up to the Break Sokos Hotel Koli.
Train Station in South Karelia

Vainikkala Train Station

International trains to/from Russia use Vainikkala train station, 29.5km south of Lappeenranta.
Bicycle Hire in Lappeenranta


The best way to explore this large town is to hire a bike from Pyörä-Expert.
Airport in Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta Airport

Lappeenranta airport is 2.5km west of the city centre.
Bus Stop in Joensuu

Airport Bus Stop