Spend an unforgettable, atmospheric Christmas or New Year’s in the Koli area! We have cooked up an unhurried, leisurely programme for you so as to allow plenty of time for relaxed togetherness. On this page you’ll find information on the events, services, and activities that we offer in the area.
At Christmas and New Year’s, the Koli area offers all sorts of fun things for the whole family to do. You can spend active days riding a husky-drawn sled, horseback riding, snowshoeing, visiting reindeer farms, or riding a snowmobile, to mention just a few.
Make up your own programme out of the programme services offered daily.
The two ski centres.
Cross-country ski trails.
For further information, visit the Koli tourist info. It is situated in Koli Village (addr. Ylä-Kolinte 2), tel. +358 45 138 7429, firstname.lastname@example.org. Office hours: in January Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm.
There’s a whole range of events offered in the area that provide for good times spent together. For further information, visit the Koli tourist info. It is situated in Koli Village (addr. Ylä-Kolinte 2), tel. +358 45 138 7429, email@example.com.
Events from here!
At the Koli Nature Centre Ukko you can easily spend several hours taking in the various exhibitions and perhaps enjoying the offerings of the Café Vakka. The revised standing exhibition “Katse kansallismaisemaan” (‘A look at the National Landscape’) showcases the geology, nature, and history of the region. Through the visual presentations of the exhibition you can make an experiential and safe acquaintance with burn-clearing, the large carnivores, and natural phenomena characteristic of the Koli area.
Nature photographs of the year 2015, 16th Nov to 31st Dec 2015
Photographs by Kirsti Hassinen, 16th Nov 2015 to 30th Apr 2016
The best shots from a regional photography competition, 2nd – 31st Jan 2016, opening at 12 noon on 2nd Jan
Drawings by Hiroe Komai, 1st Feb – 5th May 2016
The short film Mustarinta - Elokuva Kolista, shot in 2014, showcases the nature in the Koli National Park and the genesis of the National Landscape. See the trailer of the film.
Koli Nature Centre Ukko, (addr. Ylä-Kolinte 39), tel. +358 20 639 5654, firstname.lastname@example.org. Opening hours at Christmas time: 26th Dec, 10 am to 3 pm. At New Year’s time: 31st Dec, 10 am to 5 pm; 1st Jan, 12 noon to 5 pm; from 2nd till 10th Jan, 10 am to 5 pm Mon-Sun.
Local cafés and restaurants tempt you with their Christmas and New Year’s delicacies.
Nature shop and café Vakka at the Koli Nature Centre Ukko offers organic products and pastries from North Karelia plus organic coffee and tea. Opening hours at Christmas time: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun 10 am to 3 pm; 26th Dec, 10 am to 3 pm. At New Year’s time: 31st Dec, 10 am to 5 pm; 1st Jan, 12 noon to 5 pm; from 2nd till 10th Jan, 10 am to 5 pm Mon-Sun.
Koli Nature Centre Ukko, Ylä-Kolinte 39, Koli, tel. +358 20 639 5654.
Kahpitsa is a pizzeria-café at Break Sokos Hotel Koli, offering local delicacies to go with coffee and pizzas for bigger appetites. Opening hours: Mon-Sun from 12 noon to 10 pm.
Further information and group reservations: Break Sokos Hotel Koli sales, tel. +358 20 123 4662. Address: Ylä-Kolintie 39, Koli.
The slope restaurants offer hot drinks, refreshments, snacks, and proper lunches with all the trimmings. They’re open when the slopes are open, always opening half an hour later than the slopes. Restaurant Rinnetupa, Rantatie 27, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 10 762 3633; Slope Café Sula at Loma-Koli, Häkinniementie 14, Koli, tel. +358 10 762 3631.
The Koli Spa Lotus at Purnuniemi, with its 25-metre pools, hydromassage spots and saunas (Turkish, aromatic, and traditional) plus a sun lounge and a salt chamber, offers a setting for both fitness swimmers and those who are more into lolling about in the swirl pools. In the scenic pampering spa Koli Relax Spa, you choose your own sauna trail and go along enjoying a variety of pools and saunas on your way. You are provided with Finnish Lumene conditioning products, suitable for pampering the skin of men and women alike. The spa is located on the premises of Break Sokos Hotel Koli at Ukko-Koli.
Tarja Saarelainen of KoliFit, a trained masseuse and Pilates instructor operating at Koli, offers a variety of massage services in the middle of Koli Village. If needed, she will also do house calls for massage within the Koli area at an extra charge. Appointments are also accepted for Saturdays.
KoliFit Tarja Saarelainen, Kolintie 94, Koli (on the business premises of Sale Koli), tel. +358 50 341 9001, email@example.com, kolifit.nettisivu.org.
At the reception of Break Sokos Hotel Koli, the Spa Shop offers Koli-labelled Reino footwear, local delicacies, Lumene pampering products, maps, postcards, and more. Opening hours follow those of the hotel reception.
Break Sokos Hotel Koli/Spa Shop by Sokos Hotels, Ylä-Kolintie 39, tel. +358 20 123 4662, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The SALE shop provides not only daily consumer goods but also postal services, fishing licences, and pharmacy and fuel station services.
Opening hours at New Year’s time: Dec 30th to 31st from 9 am to 7 pm; Jan 1st 9 am to 6 pm; Jan 2nd to 5th 9 am to 7 pm; Jan 6th from 12 noon to 6 pm; Jan 7th to 9th from 9 am to 7 pm; Jan 80th from 12 noon to 6 pm.
Sale Koli, Kolintie 94, Koli, tel. +358 10 762 3300.
Rent a cottage or stay at the hotel with a magnificent scenery. A great selection of accomodation: www.koli.fi/en/Accommodation.
Koli tourist information / Koli Tourism Association
Our opening hours you
will find here.
Tel. +358 45 138 7429
Places to visit
Koli national park