Things to Do and See in Koli Nature Centre Ukko

Koli Heritage Exhibition

The Koli Heritage Exhibition (subject to a charge) explores Koli's geological features, natural environment and culture in a variety of ways, including the traditions of slash-and-burn agriculture, the history of tourism in Koli, and the area's geological features. There, you will learn how Koli became Koli.

Photo: Philippe Fayt

Guided Tours for Groups

Guided tours are available for groups at the permanent exhibition and on nature trails. Advance bookings are required for guided tours. Guided tours are subject to a charge. In order to book a guided tour for your group, please contact the Nature Centre.

Auditorium and Films

The well-equipped auditorium on the second floor of the Nature Centre seats 200 people and can be hired for conferences and seminars. Reservations for the Auditorium (www.vaaravaraukset.fi, in Finnish).

Multivision and slideshow presentations about Koli's natural landscape are on display in the auditorium when it is not booked for conferences. Entry to the 20-minute presentations is included in the entrance fee. The presentations are changed every few months.

Reference Library 

The reference library presents the wilderness, culture and history of Koli, free of charge. 

Nature Centre Courtyard 'Yläpiha'    

Several trails start off from the courtyard of the Koli Nature Centre Ukko, known as 'Yläpiha'. One of the trails leads to the Ukko-Koli lookout point. Chairlift and scenic lift access to the shore of Lake Pielinen. A campfire site is located close to the courtyard.

Photo: Metsähallitus/ Johanna Kokkola