In Koli, canoes, kayaks and SUP boards are rented by Koli Activ Oy at the Koli harbor, and canoes at VisitKoli in Merilänranta. At the northern end of Pielinen.
The sandy islands rising from Pielinen and the narrow archipelago stretching south from it are an attractive destination in calm weather. The islands have more campgrounds and a lovely white sand beach for beach life.
Please note that the regulations of the Koli National Park prohibit movement on islets smaller than one hectare from 15 May to 17 July for nesting peace of waterfowl. You can find more information on Koli's boat and canoeing destinations and trails at nationalparks.fi.
The extensive Pielinen is a versatile source of summer fun that can be captured by rowing, canoeing or racing trip on your own, or on a guided trip. The Ruunaa white waters and the Jongunjoki or Patvinsuo river routes closer to the eastern border are the top destinations for tours on the river and rapids shooting.