Koli Nature Centre Ukko

A high concrete building with large windows.

Welcome to Koli Nature Centre Ukko

The Koli Nature Centre Ukko offers Finland's best known national landscape, the hills of Eastern Finland and heritage sites. The Koli Heritage Exhibition displays Koli's geological features, natural environment and culture in a variety of ways and provides advice and tips for hiking in the Koli National Park. The Nature Centre is only a few hundred metres from the Ukko-Koli lookout point – one glimpse of the national landscape and you will be captivated by Koli forever.

Opening hours 2021

16.8. – 31.12.2021
Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun 10am – 3pm


1.11.-7.11.2021 closed to visitors (maintenance week)
24.12.2021 open 10am–2pm
25.–26.12.2021 open 10am–3pm

We reserve the rights to changes.

Please check possible exceptions to opening hours of Café Eväsretket (kalastusretket.fi) and Koli Shop Retkitupa (feelkoli.fi).

Contact Information

Address: Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli (Lieksa), Finland

Telephone: +358 206 39 5654 

E-mail: ukko(at)metsa.fi

Location: Koli, Lieksa, Koli National Park. Read more

Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more

Visit: Opening hours vary seasonally. Exhibitions and picture shows are subject to a fee, expext exhibiton in upper hallway. Advance bookings are required for guided tours subject to a fee. Read more

Things to Do and See: The Koli Heritage Exhibition, temporary exhibitions, audiovisual presentations, guided tours for groups, reference library, a media studio, children's playroom, nature trails and events. Read more

Suitability: Suitable for visitors of all ages and visitors with mobility difficulties, for groups, families or individual visitors. Also pets are welcome.

Services: Hiking information services, guided tours in the Koli Heritage Exhibition, Nature Centre shop, bookings for auditorium Vaarasali, Café Eväsretket and Koli shop Retkitupa. Read more

The Nature Centre is managed by Metsähallitus.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/kolinaturecentre