A warm welcome to Hotel Puustelli Lieksa

Hotel Puustelli is located in the town of Lieksa, in a beautiful setting by the Lieksanjoki river. We are a comfortable family hotel with 28 double rooms, two family rooms with balconies, and a good restaurant renowned for its wholesome home cooking, plentiful breakfast buffet and tasty à la carte dining. 

Hotel Puustelli is not only your home away from home on holiday: we can also organise meetings and events to perfectly suit your needs. 

We are located only an hour’s drive from the city of Joensuu, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The region is perfect for outdoors experiences and features a wide range of nature tourism services.

Scenic cruises on Lake Pielinen

What could be a more perfect way to enjoy the glimmeringly sunny Scandinavian summer’s day than a scenic lake cruise? Hop on board the MF Pielinen, which shuttles between the town of Lieksa and the ruggedly beautiful Koli National Park, which has been immortalised in many Finnish paintings and provided inspiration for the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. If you prefer to stay on land, Lieksa provides a wide range of activities and experiences, for example the international Lieksa Brass Week, the Paateri and Lieksa historical churches, sculptor Eva Ryynänen's atelier, the Museum of Lieksa, the Pikkukili petting zoo, areas of war-time battles, and the Vorna museum route. Finnish summers are green and lush, and in the winter the dazzling views from the Koli skiing and snowboarding slopes are breathtaking.

Unforgettable experiences in the Ruunaa rapids and the Patvinsuo National Park

The Ruunaa rapids are close by, home to whitewater rafting and swimming, hiking and fishing outings, while the Patvinsuo National Park features 80 kilometres of well-marked nature trails for nature lovers of all ages. The region also offers a wide range of nature tourism services ranging from rafting to wall-climbing.

Activities and exhibitions at the Koli Nature Centre Ukko