In motor home, camper or tent

See below for camping sites around the Koli region. Koli Camping is located at Loma-Koli on the shore of Lake Pielinen, Koli Freetime on the shore of Lake Valkealampi and the Herajärvi Recreation Centre (Herajärven Retkeilykeskus) is located south of the National Park on the shore of Lake Herajärvi.

Koli Camping2022

Koli Camping is a picturesque travel destination on the shore of lake Pielinen situated near Koli national park. The territory of the camping surrounded by pine forests is next to the scenic sand beach. 55 electrified parking places, a pier, a mooring puoy, toilet and grey water disposal facilities, showers, WC:s, a small convenience store, barbecue facilities, a beach sauna, a football goal, a basketball ring, a trampoline. Koli camping is only a 15 - minute boat ride to Hiekkasaari island.

Reception, convenience store and equipment rental:
Please check opening hours by phone: +358 400 818 652.
Cheking in available 24 h.


Camping fee: 16 €/vehicle + 3 €/adult, children under 12 years 1 €
SFC/Camping card holders are entitled for 2 € discount
Electricity for lighting: 5 €
Buses: 16 €/vehicle + 50 % + 8 €
Without motor vehicle: camping fee - 50 %
Laundry: 5 € (washing machine + dryer)
Sauna: 25 €

Koli Camping, Hiekkaniementie 12, 83960 Koli. tel. +358 400 818 652.,

Koli Freetime

Koli Freetime is a cozy and quiet camping near Koli located amidst nature beauty and crystal-clear water. Our guests especially appreciate the cleanliness and maintenance of the facilities and of the area. Camping surroundings offer lots of nature activities. Koli lighted ski trail and a hiking trail start right from the camping’s yard. Koli Freetime is a perfect place to stop when travelling on the road № 6. Facilities (kitchen, WC: s and showers) are heated all year round. There is a grill cabin and two campfire pits on the beach. The distance to Koli is about 10 km (6,2 miles), to the top of Ukko-Koli – 13 km (8 miles). Our camping is open all year round (closed November 16 to 23). We recommend booking in advance in winter season.

Prices 2021

Camping fee: 1.5.–30.9. 16 euro/night tent, motorhome or - camper. 1.10.–30.4. 20 euro/night tent, motorhome or -camper.
Camping fee for SFC members: 1.5.–30.9. 14 euro/night. 1.10.–30.4. 18 euro/night
Personal fee: 5 euro/adult/night, 2,50 euro/children (2–14 years)/night
Electricity for lighting: unmetered: 5 euro/night
Electricity for heating: unmetered: 10 euro/night
Electricity, metered: 0.30 euro/kWh
Use of the washing machine: 5 euro a time
Public sauna is included in the price. Women sauna heated daily at 6 pm and men  sauna at 7 pm. Other times during accomodation sauna to order 20 €/hour.

Koli Freetime, Kopravaarantie 27, 83950 Ahmovaara, +358 10 322 3040,,

Koli Caravan

A new caravan area located on scenic canvas terrain on the ridge between the lakes Käränkälampi and Pielinen, close to Koli National Park. The area offers excellent possibilities for enjoying nature both in the terrain and on the waters. On the shore of Lake Käränkälampi, a swimming pier and changing rooms are available. In the area cafe and restaurant services, gym as well as saunas. Boat, canoe, bicycle, snowmobile, ATV and cottage rental. Golf practice area. Open all year round.


Camping fee: 18 €/night + person 2 €/night (children under 12 years. 1 €/night)
Electricity for lighting: 5 €/night
Electricity for heating: 9 €/night
SFC/Camping card holders are entitled for 2 € discount.
Sauna with electrical sauna heater: 35 €/h
Sauna with wood-burning sauna stove: 30 €/h (client heats the sauna)
Smoke sauna: on request and on smoke sauna days.
Ask about season fees.

Open 1.1.–31.12.

Kolin Caravan, Hiekkaniementie 2, 83960 Koli, Lieksa, +358 503 011 345,,

Herajärvi Hiking Centre – Kiviniemi Nature Farm

The Herajärvi hiking centre serves you from 1st January to 31st December. It is a peaceful haven amidst the magnificent Herajärvi landscapes of graceful nature and clean waters, snuggling up with Koli. Kiviniemi is the starting point and the junction point of the Herajärvi trail, the hiker’s dream destination. For caravanners there are 12 electrified pitches, and there is room for about 200 tents. Our service facilities (toilets and showers) are available round the year. In close vicinity you’ll find a lean-to, campfire spots, and a festive barn/giant campfire spot for backpackers. In the yard there is a big traditional wood-fired sauna seating 15 and a smaller smoke sauna. The distance to Koli village /Ukko-Koli is 20 kilometres.

Prices 2021

Camping fee EUR: 18 /day + EUR 2/day for adults and EUR 1/day for children
Camping fee SFC: EUR 14 /day + EUR 2/day for adults and EUR 1/day for children
Pitch for a tent: EUR 10 /day (SFC EUR 6 /day) + EUR 2/day adults and EUR 1/day children
Electricity for lighting: EUR 5/day, electric for heating EUR 9/day, metered electric EUR 0.25/kWh
Season pass (caravanners) for 1st May to 30th September or 1st October to 30th April: EUR 300 + electric 0.25 e/kWh
Public sauna EUR 5/person, private sauna EUR 25/h. To order, also smoke sauna

How to find us: from Joensuu, follow main road 6 north about 40 km, turn right to Ahvenisentie (no. 515), drive 2 km, turn left to Heraniementie, drive 9 km, then follow the blue signposts "Kiviniemi".

Herajärvi hiking centre – Kiviniemi nature farm, Mustalahdentie 27, 81160 Romppala, 62.9957301, 29.90913009999997, tel. +358 400 159 204,,

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