Karelia Expert can book most trips and activities, and provides detailed driving instructions for out-of-the-way operators. Pick-ups from Lieksa for whitewater rafting trips in the Ruunaa Recreation Area can also be arranged.
Lieksa has a handful of places to stay but for more atmosphere consider options in nearby, more rural locations like Vuonislahti, Koli and Ruunaa.
Decent places to eat are limited but you'll find supermarkets on Lieksa’s main street, Pielisentie.
Drinking & Nightlife
Pielisentie has a handful of down-to-earth local bars with summer terraces.