Info / Location
The Nurmes region is situated in the eastern part of Finland, in the province of North Karelia.
Maps and brochures
Maps and brochures are available from our tourist information service
Tel. +358 50 4066 122/Kati and +358 50 341 6088/Tuuli
Info / Transportation
How to get here?
The closest airports to Nurmes are located in Joensuu, Kuopio and Kajaani.
Finnair flies between Helsinki and Joensuu and between Helsinki and Kuopio on a daily basis. The flying time for both routes is around one hour.
There are also daily flights from Helsinki to Kajaani. The flying time is around 1 hour 15 minutes.
The distances from Joensuu to Nurmes and from Kuopio to Nurmes are almost 130 km, while the driving time is around 1 hour 40 min. The distance from Kajaani to Nurmes is approximately 110 km and the driving time is around 1 hour 15 min.
Check the schedules from Finnair website
VR has several train connections that run daily from Helsinki to Joensuu and from Helsinki to Kuopio. There are also connecting train connections from Joensuu to Nurmes twice a day.
Regular bus connections run between Nurmes and Kuopio and between Nurmes and Joensuu on a daily basis.
Distances to Nurmes:
Helsinki 517 km
Joensuu 127 km
Kuopio 126 km
Kajaani 108 km
Kuhmo 77 km
Lieksa 58 km