Services in Koli Nature Centre Ukko

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–20.2.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.

Information on local tourism destinations in the regions of Vaara-Karjala and Koli. In addition to the Koli National Park and Herajärvi trail, we provide advice on hiking opportunities in the Tiilikkajärvi, Patvinsuo and Petkeljärvi National Parks and the Ruunaa Hiking Area

  • Bookings and keys for rental huts in Koli National Park. Bookings for huts by phone: contact the Nature Centre customer service or book directly here.
  • For sale maps, publications on nature and culture, posters, postcards and handicraft products.
  • Conference facilities and catering for conferences
    • Vaarasali Auditorium, 200 seats
    • Café Eväsretket provides catering services for meetings and conferences.
  • Hiking advice free of charge.
  • Information on local tourism services: Programme organisers and hiking equipment rental, hotel and restaurant services, accommodation in holiday cabins, Koli village shop and taxi services.
  • WIFI accessible to visitors.

An auditorium with table and chairs for speakers. Seats for the audience are in semi-arc formation.

Accessible Services

  • All areas of the Koli Nature Centre Ukko are accessible for wheelchair users. A toilet for the disabled is located in the building, there are ramps to the exhibitions and lift access to the auditorium and meeting facilities. The auditorium and café can accommodate several wheelchairs at a time.
  • Wheelchairs can be accommodated in the railcar for access from the parking areas to Yläpiha courtyard. Visitors with mobility difficulties can drive into the Yläpiha courtyard, which is otherwise off limits for cars.
  • A special viewing platform for visitors with mobility difficulties is located close to the Ukko-Koli lookout point, which is accessible along a wide path.
  • The auditorium is equipped with an induction loop system for the hearing impaired.

Café and Catering Services for Meetings