Koli and the vicinity offer great venues for meetings. You’ll find meeting facilities of different sizes for every need, and for a good counterbalance to the sessions you can enjoy the gorgeous scenes of the Koli national landscape.
Meeting facilities at Koli
Break Sokos Hotel Koli is an excellent meeting venue. Your sessions, accommodation, and meals all take place under one roof, easily and smoothly. The hotel’s meeting facilities include the 46-seat Mustarintanen, 44-seat Panu cabinet, the 24-seat Kinolainen cabinet, and the I.K. Inha cabinet for 12 people. We also have a brokerage contract for the auditorium and the other meeting facilities of the Visitor Centre Ukko. For further information contact the sales service of the hotel: email@example.com or
tel. +358 20 123 4662.
The Nature Centre Ukko offers a 200-seat auditorium equipped with high-quality audio-visual technology, plus two smaller meeting facilities. Ukko will also take care of the required coffee servings and exhibition guide services. Further information: ukko(at)metsa.fi or tel. +358 20 639 5654.
Upstairs in Restaurant Alamaja there are two meeting rooms seating 10 and 20 people. The dining room, too, seating 24, can be rented for meetings but only outside the opening hours. Kolin Alamaja is an atmospheric stylised log building, built in 2004, at Koli harbour. From the restaurant downstairs you command a stunning view over Lake Pielinen, with the terrace nearly skimming the Pielinen waves and, in winter, the snowy ice cover. In the Alamaja yard area you get a strong sense of the atmosphere of the majestic spruce forests and groves of the National Park. Further information: kolisales(at)koliactiv.fi and tel. +358 40 085 7557.
On the sheltered shore of Lake Valkealampi, Koli Freetime offers homelike facilities for a cosy meeting. The beach house provides meeting facilities for groups up to 20, and the main building, an atmospheric former village school, houses meetings of up to 40 people. We provide 60 beds, a 30-place caravan site, several saunas (including a smoke sauna), and a swimming dock – with a swimming hole in winter. The Koli early-snow ski trail, functioning as a hiking trail in the snowless season, starts from our yard. For group meals you have a choice of full board or half-board. Further information: koli(at)kolifreetime.fi and tel. +358 10 322 3040.
For smaller-scale team pow-wows, an excellent venue is provided by Kolin Osuma. We have meeting and dining facilities for 16 people plus accommodation and sauna all under one roof. Further information:
tel. +358 207 434 660 (weekdays 9 am to 5 pm).
Amidst nature and the beauty of a traditional rural landscape, the Mattila Farm (Kolin Keidas, Koli Oasis) offers a cosy, peaceful venue for a meeting or training course for about 30 people. We also have two smaller rooms for group work. On order, we will provide café, accommodation, sauna, and programme services. Further information: kolinkeidas(at)gmail.com and tel. +358 408 650 466.
Café Ryynänen offers an idyllic interior for a celebration, a meeting, or just an enjoyable get-together. Our cosy cottages provide beds for 24 people. We can provide a café-type breakfast on order, and in the common room for cottage-dwellers we also have a kitchen corner for the independent traveller. How about a wood-heated sauna on a brook, followed by a dusky evening at a camp-fire? Further information:
tel. +358 44 569 5757, holidayfinland(at)gmail.com, and Facebook / Kolin Ryynänen
Meeting facilities in the vicinity of Koli
The Herranniemi Hostelry is a home-like meeting venue in Vuonislahti on Lake Pielinen. The peaceful nature, good food, and our side services make for an excellent setting for meetings, training courses, and evening get-togethers. For meeting facilities, we have the Tapiontupa in the main building, with a fireplace, for 30 people, Kuusitupa for 40 people, and ylätsardakka?? for 15 people. In summer there’s also the magnificent beach pavilion. The facilities have up-to-date meeting equipment and wireless Internet. We can provide accommodation for 34 people in winter and for 50 people in summer. At dusk, the beach sauna, the smoke sauna, or the conditioning infrared sauna, plus the hot tub, will wash away all the dust gathered during the day. Further information: tel. +35840 048 2949, tel. +35813 542 110, and firstname.lastname@example.org
The Hyvärilä Holiday and Youth Centre is a perfect venue for meetings. Our meeting facilities, decentralised, accommodate as many as 300 people. The largest facility is the 126-seat auditorium, and there are several smaller cabinet-type rooms. The meeting facilities are furnished with up-to-date meeting equipment and Internet connections. For conference banquets and evening get-togethers, we have two quite different restaurants, the Manor Hotel Restaurant and the Barn Restaurant. You might also want to try an experiential camp-fire meal in our atmospheric Lapp hut. Hyvärilä can accommodate 100 -150 conference guests. The distance from Koli to Hyvärilä, Nurmes, is 83 km. The Hyvärilä Holiday and Youth Centre, Lomatie 12, 75500 Nurmes, tel. +35820 746 6780. Also, email@example.com