Visit Koli Nature Centre Ukko

Opening hours 2021

Mon–Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 10am–3pm

Mon–Sat 10am–7pm
Sun 10am–5pm

Mon–Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 10am–3pm


24.12.2020 open 10am–2pm
25.–26.12.2020 open 10am–3pm

We reserve the rights to changes.

Please check possible exceptions to opening hours of Café Eväsretket ( and Koli Shop Retkitupa (

Contact Information

Address: Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli (Lieksa), Finland
Telephone: +358 40 773 2442
E-mail (general customer service): ukko(at)
E-mail (sales, guidances, conference packages, shop): kauppa(at)
Website: Koli Nature Centre Ukko (

Entrance Fees

  • Free of charge services include hiking and tourist information services, the reference library and children's playroom.
  • The permanent exhibitions and guided tours are subject to a fee:

Directions and Maps

Koli Nature Centre Ukko is located on the western shore of Lake Pielinen, approximately 70 kilometres north of Joensuu.

By Car

  • Koli village is 9 km away from highway no 6 from the direction of Joensuu–Kajaani, and Ukko-Koli, 12 km. Turn onto road 504 from highway 6 by the Kolinportti service station (from Joensuu, take a right turn, from Kajaani, take a left turn). From Koli village, follow the signs to Ukko-Koli.
  • Upon your arrival in Ukko-Koli, park your car in the parking area. Continue towards Yläpiha on foot along the road (300 m), climb the steps (150 m) or as a more comfortable option take the complimentary railcar.
  • The scenic Rantatie road winds along the shore of Lake Pielinen for almost 20 km in the park area, providing convenient stop-offs at various scenic points along the way, or offering trails such as the Kasken Kierros, Uuron Kierros, or Mäkrän Polku. In addition, small unpaved roads wind through the park, providing access to trails and rental huts. Access to the Rantatie road from the direction of Ahveninen-Lieksa: turn right off paved road no 515 onto the unpaved road by the Herajoki sign. From highway 6 Joensuu-Kajaani, turn off in the direction of Ahveninen onto road 515, and then turn left by the Herajoki sign.

By Public Transportation

Outdoor Etiquette

A cartoon picture of a family walking on a summer path.

1. Respect nature.

2. Mainly use marked trails.

3. Camp only where it is allowed.

4. Light your campfire only where it is allowed.

5. Do not litter.

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