Getting here

How to arrive and getting around in LakelandBomba

LakelandBomba is a unique and picturesque tourist destination in Nurmes located in the traditional landscapes of North Karelia. Depending on your travel plans and where you are arriving from, sometimes the most carefree and environmentally friendly option is to travel by train to LakelandBomba. If you want to traverse the region’s charming village attractions or explore its mythical secrets extensively even on the weekends, we recommend traveling by car. In summer, even a longer trip can be easily traversed in the saddle of a bike or walking along safe walking trails.

How to arrive in Lakeland Bomba?

Lakeland Bomba is a tourist attraction in ​​Nurmes town. There is a limited options of public transport.

By train

The commuter train connection Nurmes – Joensuu has good connections to Helsinki. Traveling on the commuter train takes about two hours, and trains arrive and depart twice a day.  Check VR’s website for train timetables.

By bus

Do you prefer bus travel? Several buses drive daily the route Joensuu – Nurmes – Valtimo – Kajaani. The bus connection Kuopio – Nurmes leaves once a day, except on Saturdays. Check the bus timetables on Matkahuolto’s website.

By car

There are many roads that lead to Lakeland Bomba, the scenery of which is also favorable for all car passengers. The car journey from Joensuu, Kuopio, and Kajaani takes about 1.5 hours. Kuhmo situates  within 1 hour reach.  If you arrive from Helsinki, the trip will take approximately 6 hours.

By boat

Bomba can also be reached smoothly by water in the breathtaking scenery of Lake Pielinen! You will find a boat refueling point at Break Sokos Hotel Bomba, and guest marinas at either Break Sokos Hotel Bomba or in the downtown area of Nurmes. There is also a  water and electricity and septic tank emptying point in the marinas.

By air

 The nearest airports can be found in Kuopio, Joensuu, and Kajaani, which have direct flights to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The most convenient way to get to Lakeland Bomba from the airports is to arrange rides with your accommodation or rent a car from the airport. Please note that there is no car rental in Nurmes. Check flight timetables on Finavia’s website.

Getting around in Nurmes

Hop in Katuri

Katuri is call-directed scheduled traffic. The drivers of Katuri know the region of Nurmes inside out and are ready to transport you between the villages in Nurmes. Katuri is driven from the front door to the front door or from the agreed place on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Order Katuri at least three hours before the desired journey from +358401045191. Morning transport should be booked the day before. Tell on phone your name, telephone number, pick-up location and destination. Stops are every hour: Porokylä S-Market, Porokylä K-Market, health center and  bus station.

Hail a taxi

We recommend booking a taxi in advance if you already know your own schedule for the holiday. The telephone number of the taxi center is 0200 14200.

Equipment rentals

In fine weather, it’s definitely worth renting a bicycle, and adventuring in the peaceful and stunning nature of Lakeland Bomba. You can rent bicycles from the downtown area of Nurmes from either Konesola Kesport or the Youth and Tourist Centre Hyvärilä, or Bomba Safaris.

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