Social Programme in Joensuu


Monday 12.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.

Dinner buffet offered by UEF.  The place and address for the dinner: Restaurant Louhi, Joensuu Science Park (Tiedepuisto), Länsikatu 15, Building 1.  Welcome all Summer School participants!

Tuesday 13.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.

Guided bus tour in the city of Joensuu. Meeting place for the bus tour: in front of Carelia building.

Thursday 15.8. 18.00/6 p.m.  

Baking Finnish delicacies. You will learn how to bake the local delicacy "karjalanpiirakka" (small pasties with rice inside). The place and address: Martha centre (Pohjois-Karjalan martat), Koskikatu 5-7 (in the Carelicum building).

Read more about the Finnish Martha organization at

Friday 16.8. at 19:00-22:00/7-22 p.m.

Gettogether evening. You will be able to meet your new fellow participants in a relaxed atmosphere. UEF will offer some snacks and soft drinks. You are allowed to bring also your own drinks. The place and address: Suvas, Suvantokatu 6 (at the city centre)

Saturday 17.8. at 10:00-16:00/10 a.m-4 p.m.

Daytrip to Koli national park. UEF organizes the bus transportation, travel time is 1 hour from Joensuu. There will be a guided tour and also some coffee and snacks on camp fire. These are offered by UEF. There is a possibility for hiking and having lunch. Please remember to bring shoes that are good for hiking or walking in the forest. Read more about Koli at and There will be a fee of 20 euros for participating the trip. The fee will be collected on the bus.

Meeting place for the bus to Koli national park: will be announced later

Monday 19.8. at 18:00/6 p.m.

Frisbeegolf (or disc golf). A very popular summer outdoor activity in Finland. There will be a short introduction to the game first by the local disc golf society, and then a short round on the frisbee golf track so you can try your new skills. Since the track is mainly in the forest, be prepared to have shoes for hiking. The place and address: starting point is the park next to the big Lutheran church in the address Papinkatu 1 B

Learn more about the game at

Wednesday 21.8. at 18:00-22:00/6-22 p.m.

Sauna evening. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a very traditional sauna bath and swimming in the middle of the lake surrounded by the Finnish nature. The towels are provided but please bring your own swimming suit, shampoo, shower gel etc. UEF will also offer some snacks and soft drinks. Meeting place: There is a short walk 15-20 minutes from the campus. We will meet at 17.45 in front of Carelia building. The place and address: Vainoniemen huvila, Vainoniementie 3

Useful tips for sauna at

Friday 23.8. at 19:00/7 p.m.

Farewell dinner. UEF will offer you a dinner in the center of Joensuu at Kerubi. The place and address: Restaurant Kerubi, Siltakatu 1 (Ilosaari). Welcome all Summer School participants!