At Koli you’ll find snow-shoeing at its best! Using snowshoes you can walk even in deep snow, and see winter nature from a totally new viewpoint. Either individually or in a guided group, you can follow the marked snowshoe trails or the routes of the summer hiking trails. Guided snowshoe walks services Koli Activ Oy Ltd and Korpisoturit OyLtd.
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Koli Peaks Snowshoeing Trail, a 1.5 km circular trail
The Koli Peaks Snowshoeing Trail is a roughly 1.5 km long circular trail that is signposted with orange ribbons on trees. The trail can be hiked without a map. The Koli Peaks Snowshoeing Trail is designed for snowshoes only, and is good for beginners as well as more experienced hikers.
Snowshoeing trail from Ukko-Koli to the shores of Lake Pielinen, a 4 km circular trail
The snowshoeing trail from Ukko-Koli to the shores of Lake Pielinen that runs along the summer trail via Vaaralanaho to Koli Harbour and continues along the lakeshore to Rinnetupa. From Rinnetupa, visitors can take a ski lift back to Ukko-Koli (€5). Lift tickets can be purchased from Rinnetupa or when hiring the snowshoes. The trail is marked in the terrain with blue ribbons. During the trip, visitors can stop at the Vaaralanaho campfire site, which is maintained also during winter, and utilize the services of Alamaja in Koli Harbour and Rinnetupa. The length of the snowshoeing stretch is roughly 4 km and the ski-lift ascent 0.7 km.
Snowshoeing trail from the peaks to the village of Koli, roughly 3 km
A snowshoeing trail from Koli peaks to the village of Koli runs along the summer route from the Visitor Centre Ukko’s upper yard by the northern end of Sokos Hotel Koli down to Vaaralanaho, Mattila, and cycling road by the Koli school. Maintained campfire sites are located in Vaaralanaho and Ikolanaho. Firewood can be purchased for the Prime Minister’s campfire site from Visitor Centre Ukko.