Attractions in the surroundings of Koli
The position of Koli in the middle of North Karelia offers easy opportunities for day trips to other nature attractions in the province. In the following list of pointers, you’ll find good options for day trips:
The Patvinsuo National Park lies on the border between Ilomantsi and Lieksa. It is a destination for peaceful hiking in the midst of wilderness. You can drive there from the village of Koli in about an hour and a half.
The Ruunaa hiking area was elected the national hiking area of the year 2009. The chain of rapids at Ruunaa offers opportunities for a range of water activities, such as shooting the rapids and canoeing. Fishers, too, will find plenty to do at Ruunaa with both natural and stocked salmonoids. The drive to Ruunaa from the village of Koli is about an hour and a half
The Petkeljärvi National Park is a popular day trip destination close to the Russian border. Its special features include precipitously sloped eskers, restored battle fixtures from the latest wars, and old thick-barked pine forests. The drive to Petkeljärvi from the village of Koli is about two hours.
The Tiilikkajärvi National Park in Rautavaara, about an hour and a half from the village of Koli by car, is a diverse hiking area around the beautiful Lake Tiilikkajärvi and its surroundings.
The Kolvananuuro nature reserve, a canyon about an hour away from the village of Koli by car, is an interesting destination on account of its uncommon landscape and diverse vegetation.
Extra tips for hikers
More hiking places you will find from following pages:
www.vaellus.info - Hiking trails and fishing guide of North Karelia.
www.outdoors.fi - Search for hiking destinations and services.