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Etusivu / Activities / Winter activities / Christmas and New Year’s in the Koli area

An atmospheric Christmas and New Year’s in the Koli area

 

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.

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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, info@koli.fi. Office hours: in January Mon-Fri 10 am - 5 pm.

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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, info@koli.fi.

Events at Christmas and the New Year’s

Events from here!


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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.

Changing exhibitions:
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, ukko@metsa.fi. 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.

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Local cafés and restaurants tempt you with their Christmas and New Year’s delicacies.

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Koli, Grill it

Grill it! is a restaurant at Break Sokos Hotel Koli. It is open daily from 12 noon to 12 midnight (the kitchen from 12 noon to 10 pm), offering Scandinavian and local delicacies from a genuine charcoal grill.

NB. New Year’s dinner at 6 pm on Dec 31st.
 
Table and group reservations: Break Sokos Hotel Koli sales, tel. +358 20 123 4662. Address: Ylä-Kolintie 39, Koli.
     
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Harbour Restaurant Alamaja

is an atmospheric restaurant at Koli Harbour. It is open from 11 am to 4 pm daily except closed on Jan 1st.

NB. Jan 31st at 7 pm New Year's reception dinner, reservation needed.

Table and group reservations: kolisales@koliactiv.fi or tel. +358 40 930 8911. Address: Koli Activ Oy Ltd/Harbour Restaurant Alamaja, Rantatie 12, Koli.



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Pub-restaurant Kolin Ryynänen

The small atmospheric chill-out place in the middle of Koli Village is a sight in itself. Check the opening hours on Facebook! Café Kolin Ryynänen, Ylä-Kolintie 1, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 44 569 5757, holidayfinland@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/Kolin Ryynänen.
     
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Café Vakka

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.

     
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Pizzeria-café Kahpitsa

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.

     
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The slope restaurants: Rinnetupa at Ukko-Koli and Sula at Loma-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.


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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.

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Koli Spa Lotus

Opening hours: From Dec 28th to Jan 10th, Mon-Fri 12 noon to 8 pm; Sat 10 am to 8 pm; Sun 10 am to 7 pm.

Prices: adults 16 €, children (4-12 yrs.) 10 €, pensioners/unemployed/students/conscripts 12 €,
families 40 €.

Koli Spa Lotus & cottages, Laajalahdentie 2, 83960 Koli,
info@kolispa.fi, tel. +358 44 790 0070, www.kolispa.fi.


 

Koli Relax Spa

Opening hours: Open daily from 10 am to 8 pm. People under 18 are admitted when accompanied by an adult. After 4 pm, the age limit is 18.

Prices: 36 €/person with an “S” bonus card, otherwise 39 €/person. Family ticket 74 € with an “S” bonus card daily from 10 am to 4 pm, otherwise 80 €/family. The family ticket is for 2 adults and 2 children (4–12 yrs.) or 1 adult and 3 children (4–12 yrs.). The family ticket includes two sauna pails.

Koli Relax Spa/Break Sokos Hotel Koli, Ylä-Kolintie 39, Koli, sales.koli@sokoshotels.fi, tel. +358 20 1234 662, www.kolirelaxspa.fi.



 

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KoliFit Tarja Saarelainen

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, saaretar@luukku.com, kolifit.nettisivu.org.

 

Kolin kosketus

On the premises of Break Sokos Hotel Koli, the beauty centre Kolin Kosketus (‘Touch of Koli’) offers comprehensive beauty and wellness services in the domains of both facial and body care. Besides facials and body care treatments, the supply of services also includes classical massage, Rajawatu Hot Stone massage treatment, Indian head massage, aroma therapy, manicure, and pedicure.

Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 12 noon to 8 pm, Sundays by appointment.

Kolin Kosketus, Koli Relax Spa, Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli.

 

 

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Koli Shop Retkitupa

is a versatile  shop for outdoor gear and souvenirs operating at the gable of Break Sokos Hotel Koli. The offerings include skiing gloves, a wide selection of “pipo” stocking caps, underwear, Tesema socks, Koli textiles, souvenirs, and quality hiking equipment. Opening hours: Dec 27th to 31st from 10 am to 5 pm; Jan 1st from 11 am to 5 pm; Jan 2nd to 11th from 10 am to 5 pm.

Koli Shop Retkitupa, Ilovoltti Oy Ltd, Ylä-Kolintie 39, Koli, tel. +358 400 231 332, ilovoltti@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/kolishopretkitupa.
     
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Nature shop and café Vakka

The nature shop and café Vakka operates on the premises of Koli Nature Centre Ukko, offering products with the National Park logo, handicrafts, ceramics, soft toys, textiles, and books. Opening hours at Christmas time: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun 10 am to 3 pm. At New Year’s time: Dec 31st 10 am to 5 pm; Jan 1st from 12 noon to 5 pm; Jan 2nd till 10th Jan from 10 am to 5 pm Mon-Sun.
Luontokauppa- ja kahvila Vakka, Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 20 639 5654, www.luontoon.fi/ukko.
     
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Spa Shop by Sokos Hotels

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, sales.koli@sokoshotels.fi.

     
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Koli Sale

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.

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Rent a cottage or stay at the hotel with a magnificent scenery. A great selection of accomodation: www.koli.fi/en/Accommodation.