Eastern Finland, North Karelia Region
Municipality of Kontiolahti (www.kontiolahti.fi) and town of Joensuu (www.joensuu.fi)
Area: 1,5 sq. km. Established in 1994.
The area is managed by Metsähallitus.
The exciting gorge at Kolvananuuro works as a time capsule transporting visitors back in time. Millions of years ago Kolvananuuro formed into a deep scar in the rock bed. The area has a very interesting geological history.
Many visitors come to Kolvananuuro to admire the untouched landscape of the gorge and its exceptional vegetation. Half a day is time enough to explore the area's demanding nature trail, which leads at times across barren rocky terrain and then at others through old-growth and fern forest by murmuring brooks. Kolvananuuro Gorge is an interesting tourist sight as the landscape differs from the Finnish norm and the area is covered by diverse vegetation.
This is the web page www.nationalparks.fi/kolvananuuro