Lieksa is a town near the Russian border in Karelia. It is also close to Koli, which is seen as the national landscape in Finland.
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Lieksa's Timitra Hostel is situated in a building that used to serve the army, but these days it is an atmospheric hostel. The owners of the hostel have decorated the rooms and common areas with timeless Finnish design.
Lieksa also hosts the annual festival Lieksa Brass Week in July, which brings to town brass enthusiasts from all over the world to enjoy the many concerts and other events.
|Rooms at Timitra Hostel are big and cozy.|
How to get to Lieksa? By train via Joensuu is the most convenient way. You can also catch a bus (sadly not much information in English).