Koli National Park

Hiking Alpine skiing Horse riding Hiking Walk on a nature trail Wheelchair Trail Sights and scenery Visit a Nature Centre Guided group tours Learn in nature Ski cross-country on maintained trails  Snowshoeing Canoeing Boating Fishing Birdwatching Biking Geocaching
The Emblem of Koli National Park - Slash-and-burn land birch forestWhen you take in the marvellous view over Lake Pielinen from the top of Ukko-Koli hill, it's easy to see why this spot has attracted so many Finnish artists, photographers and nature-lovers over the centuries. The splendid scenery always instills a sense of serenity and wonder in visitors. Koli's hills and lakes provide fine settings for enjoyable outings and activities at any time of year. 

Finland's Best Loved National Landscape

Location of Koli National Park in FinlandLocation: In North Karelia Region in the areas of Lieksa (www.lieksa.fi, in Finnish), Joensuu (www.joensuu.fi) and Kontiolahti (www.kontiolahti.fi). Read more

Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more

Activities: Hiking (snowshoeing in winter), alpine skiing, horse riding. Read more

Sights: Ancient hills, open views. Slash-and-burn heritage meadows and old farmyards. Read more

Suitability: Suitable for visitors of all ages and conditions all year. Partly suitable for visitors with mobility difficulties.

Services: Versatile services all year: Ukko Visitor Centre in Koli, hotel accommodation, campfire sites with firewood, rental huts and camping areas, dry toilets. Services of cooperating partners are also available. Read more

Trails: Marked trails and nature trails vary from easy to difficult (1–61km). Maintained skiing trails in winter (more than 50km). Read more

This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/koli

Self-guided Tour: "Blue Finland"

Pdf-file 1,6 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)

European Charter for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas

Self-guided Tour: "From Helsinki to the Taiga Forests"

Self-guided Tour: "From Helsinki to the Taiga Forests"
Pdf-file 2 Mb (julkaisut.metsa.fi)


Customer Service

Koli Nature Centre Ukko
Tel. int. +358 206 39 5654

Reservations for Huts

Our webshop serves you also in english. The reservations of our cottages for 2018 can be done there from May, the 2nd, 2017.


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