Kolvananuuro Nature Reserve Directions and Maps

Kolvananuuro Nature Reserve is located on the east side of main road 6 about 35 km north of the town of Joensuu.

Map of sorroundings of Kolvananuuro © Metsähallitus 2006


By Car

  • From the direction of Eno
    • There are signpost directing visitors to Kolvananuuro on road 73 (Joensuu - Eno) about 4 km before Eno in the direction of Kuusijärvi. Take the road the signposts direct you to and drive for 7 km and then turn left. It is under 2 km from this last intersection to the Eno side parking area.
  • From the direction of Kontiolahti:
    • From Kontiolahti take main road 6 north and drive for 3 km and then turn right towards Heinävaara. Then drive for 5 km and turn right at the signs for Kolvananuuro. After this drive a further 3,5 km and turn left, then drive for 2 km and turn right. From this last intersection it is 400 m to the Kontiolahti side parking area.
  • During winter you can only get to this Kontiolahti side parking area.
  • Driving directions to Visitor Centre Ukko.

By Public Transportation

  • There is no public transportation to the area. The closest coach route (www.matkahuolto.fi) travels from Joensuu to Eno and Kontiolahti. The village of Eno is 9 km from the parking area on that side of the nature reserve and the village of Kontiolahti is 13 km from the parking area on its respective side.

Starting Points for Excursions

  • The nature reserve's two parking areas, one on the Eno side of the nature reserve and the other on the Kontiolahti side, are both starting points for excursions.
  • Starting points for trails


Electronic Maps

Map of Kolvananuuro

Other Maps

  • Terrain map P533, 1:50 000. The map is sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.
  • Karjalan kierros -matkailukartta: Karjalan kierros travel map, 1:100 000. Karttakeskus 2003. The map is sold by Karelia Expert tourist service.
  • Maastokartta: Basic terrain map 4224 12, 1:20 000. The map is sold by the National Land Survey of Finland and well-stocked bookstores.
  • GT tiekartta Itä-Suomi: GT Roadmap Finland East, 2010, 1:250 000. The maps are sold by Karttakeskus and well-stocked bookstores.

Map Sales Points

Excursionmap.fi: Kolvananuuro