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Vaara-Karjalan Leader ry:n Säpinää seuduille -teemahanke
Alatoimenpide Monola maailmalle – toiminnan kehittäminen ja markkinointi 2018–2019​

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Getting to the granary


By plane

The nearest airport is located in Joensuu. Flight schedules: www.finnair.com. There is no direct connection available from the airport to Lieksa. A connection from Joensuu to Lieksa is available by train or bus. A rideshare alternative is available directly to Koli. Bookings before the rideshare date: tel. 020 741 4392.


By train

Schedules: www.vr.fi

Helsinki–Joensuu approx. 4.5 h. A daily rideshare alternative to Koli is available for pre-booking: www.taksikoli.fi

Helsinki–Lieksa approx. 6 h.

Helsinki–Nurmes approx. 7 h.


By bus

Schedules: www.matkahuolto.fi


By car

Helsinki–Lieksa 528 km

Helsinki–Nurmes 517 km

Helsinki–Koli 490 km


By taxi

Taksi Itä-Suomi (Joensuu ja Lieksa), tel. 0601 10100

Nurmeksen Taksit, tel. 0200 14200

Kolin taksi, tel. 020 741 4390


By car

The Monola granary is approx. 6 km from the centre of Lieksa. Driving directions: take the main road 73 and drive for approx. 3 km from the centre of Lieksa to the direction of Nurmes, then turn left at the Surpeenvaara crossroads. At the next crossroads, turn left to the old Nurmestie road that continues as Vartialantie after 800 metres. Once you have driven another 800 meters, cross the railroad tracks and turn left to the Monolanniementie road. Drive the birch-lined Monolanniementie for 200 meters, after which the road turns left and continues approx. 300 meters along the edge of the field to the parking area of the Monola granary.



By boat

Boat trips to Monola are organized in July during the annual Monola Festival.



Helsinki-Joensuu 439 km

Helsinki-Koli 490 km

Helsinki-Lieksa 528 km

Helsinki-Nurmes 517 km

Joensuu-Lieksa 95 km

Joensuu-Koli 63 km

Joensuu-Nurmes 127 km

Lieksa-Koli 85 km

Lieksa-Nurmes 56 km

Monolanniementie (follow the signs from Vartialantie) | Lieksa

Opening hours

Open in the summer.

Opening hours in 2020: 


Tuesday–Sunday from 11AM to 4PM, closed on Mondays

Open for groups on request.


Adults 5 €

Children (ages 7 to 12) 1 €

Free entry for children under 7 years


Monola Granary

Monolanniementie, Lieksa

(guide signs from Vartialantie)