As I trekked through Joensuu, I ended up walking along the Pielisjoki River. This was February, so it was frozen over and snow-covered, yet still beautiful.
Joensuu is 400 some odd kilometers north-east of Helsinki. And the weather is far different as a result. Helsinki has had light winters the past two years now. In fact, the Northeast of the US has had much harder winters for these last two years. Having said all of that – I was thrilled to be in Joensuu and see some real snow piled up.