Nurmes is a town and municipality of Finland.
It was located in the former province of Eastern Finland until 2010 and is now in the North Karelia region. The town has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. The population density is . Nurmes railway station is now the northern terminus of a twice-daily VR passenger train service from Joensuu; the service will be withdrawn in 2016. The railway north of Nurmes is open for freight only.
Hotel club Bomba is situated in Nurmes.
Nurmes is also the official Christmas Carol City of Europe.