The National Park is always open! It inspires, and it offers experiences and opportunities to pursue a wide range of interests.
Let’s take an outing!
The summer and winter routes take the wanderer from the Koli national landscape to the fells, open fields, forests, and beaches. If you’re into hiking and don’t get your fill of North Karelian scenery from a day excursion, then the Lake Herajärvi Trail is your likely choice. For canoeing and boating, the waters of Lake Pielinen are easily accessible from Koli Harbour. There are also other pursuits, such as geocaching, that can bring you to close contact with nature. Get enchanted with nature at the treasury of the Koli National Park, its old forests, groves, and cultural milieux.
Take part! Experience! Live!
At the Nature Centre Ukko you can experience Koli in all kinds of weather, and you can also get further information and personal guidance on the Koli National Park.
Founded in 1991
Objective: to protect the Koli national landscape, wildlife on the fells, the slash-and-burn tradition, and the cultural milieux
Acreage: about 3000 hectares
Highest point: Top of Ukko-Koli, 347 metres above sea level
Hiking routes: about 80 kilometres, 4 nature trails, the Lake Herajärvi Trail
Camp-fire spots: 20
Places to camp out: 5
Islands open for picnicking: 6
Number of visitors: over 140 000 people a year, June and July being the busiest months
Customer service: Nature Centre Ukko, Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli
Further information: www.outdoors.fi/koli