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