Souvenirs, specialties and useful gear

Are you looking for a memento of your trip or a gift to celebrate a special occasion? Maybe you want to
take home some of the local pastries or need to replace an item you forgot to take with you.

Here you find information about shops, stores and others shopping places in Koli and the surrounding area.

Shopping in Koli
From Karelian pies to saxophone repair shop

Koli Shop Retkitupa

Koli Shop Retkitupa offers local high-quality products, hiking equipment, Koli textiles and souvenirs. We offer a wide range of Koli-souvenirs and T-shirts made in Finland and souvenirs made from natural materials. We also have maps and outdoor gear such as hammocks, day packs, gas for hiking stoves, wooden Kuksa-cups and Kupilka products. In the winter, we sell high-quality Faber snowshoes, Snowline spikes and warm clothes such as beanies and gloves. The products we sell are carefully selected by three nature-loving outdoors-women.  We also rent hiking equipment and outdoor gear such as hammocks, sleeping bags, rain ponchos and thermos flasks.

Ilovoltti Oy, Ylä-Kolintie 39/Kolin luontokeskus Ukko, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 40 023 1332,,

Koli Season

Koli Season is a jazz-spirited shop selling local, organic, and natural products in the middle of Koli village. Here you also find fishing gear for the season plus great coffee and tasty Koli biscuits.
At Koli Season you can have your sax serviced and take in our unique show & sale of old saxophones. Welcome all!

Koli Season, in Koli village, Kolintie 94, Koli, t. +358 405 481 759,, Facebook: Koli Season

Handicraft's shop Nokkosnuttu

Sewing shop Nokkosnuttu makes special sized garments for elderly people and customers in wheelchairs as well as a wide range of other handicraft products. You are welcome to visit the shop to see the product range! In the shop there are also handicrafts by other local craftspeople, perfect souvenirs or gifts.

Open: Tue-Sat 10 am to 5 pm. On September 6, 10 am to 10 pm.

  Handicraft's shop Nokkosnuttu/Tmi Tarja Mustonen, Ylä-Kolintie 2, at Koli Tourist Information, 83960 Koli, tel.+358 405 697 083,,

Spa Shop by Sokos Hotels

The Spa Shop adjacent to the reception of the Break Sokos Hotel Koli offers Reino shoes specially branded for Koli, local delicacies, Lumene pampering products, maps and post cards, and more. The opening times are the same as those of the hotel reception.

Break Sokos Hotel Koli/Spa Shop by Sokos Hotels, Ylä-Kolintie 39, tel. +358 20 123 4662,

Nature Shop Vakka at Nature Centre Ukko

Handicrafts and organic foodstuffs, café. Free internet access in the lobby.

Nature Shop Vakka at Nature Centre Ukko,
Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 20 564 5654,,

Bakery products from the Jänisvaara Tourist Farm now also in a webshop

At the Jänisvaara Tourist Farm you can order bakery products – all baked on the farm, from beginning to end, now also in a webshop. Please make your orders to the matron of the house the day before or in the morning.The orders are to be picked up at the Jänisvaara Tourist Farm, Jänisvaarantie 4, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 50 505 3127 or, webshop:

Kolinportin lahjatavaramyymälä

Tuotteita laajasta myymälästä viemisiksi, merkkipäiviksi, liikelahjoiksi tai itselle matkamuistoksi. Valikoimaan kuuluu myös yksilöllisiä sisustustuotteita. Myymälässä saatavilla muun muassa seuraavia tuotemerkkejä: Arabia-Iittala, Opamuurikka, Muurlan lasituotteita, Puttipaja, Mehiläistuotteet Mellis, Forsman Tea, Riipisen Riistaherkut ja Puron Marjat. Myynnissä on lisäksi norjalaisneuleita, erilaisia kortteja (mm. Koli-aiheisia) ja käsitöitä.

Open shop assistant works from 10 am to 6 pm, other times payment at the cashier of the service station.

Kolinportin Asema Oy, Lahjatavaramyymälä, Kolintie 10, Ahmovaara, p. 010 3224 722,


The forested hills of Koli formed about 2300 million years ago, when sand from the ancient ocean became stuck between the tectonic plates, and a mountain range, almost as high as the Himalayas, formed in the area. As time went by, several  ice ages, along with weathering, left behind only the hardest stone of all – the white quartzite stone of Koli. This very stone has been cut into the KOLI-jewellery.

Kilkan Kukko sales office at Kolinportti

The Kilkan Kukko sales office offers handmade home bakery products, including pullas, cakes, Karelian pasties, and various kukkos, i.e., rye loaves with fillings such as vendace, perch, salmon, rutabaga, meat/potato, or meat. Their rye bread and kukkos come from the Kilkan Kukko bakery, other products from skilful nearby bakers.

Kolinportin Asema Oy, Lahjatavaramyymälä, Kolintie 10, Ahmovaara, p. 010 3224 722, Facebook: Kilkan Kukko.

Juuka - near Kolia
Sweets and ceramics

Kivikylän Herkku Kyläpuoti

Kivikylän Herkku kyläpuoti/leipomossa kuutostien varrella on myytävänä voilla voideltuja karjalanpiirakoita suoraan kiviarinauunista, lämpöisiä munkkeja ja kukkoja. Kaupan puolella on runsas tarjonta pienten ruoan tuottajien ja valmistajien tuotteita ympäri Suomea, muun muassa luomunautaa, viljapossua, lammasta, grilliin erinomaisesti sopivaa mangalitza-sikaa, hanhea, hirveä ja karhua. Puodissa on myös runsas valikoima sopivan edullista päivittäistavaraa vaikkapa mökkireissuja varten.

Kivikylän Herkku Kyläpuoti, Nunnanlahdentie 1105/Kuutostien reunassa, Juuka, p. 050 361 4730.

Aukioloajat Facebookista: Kivikylän Herkku Kyläpuoti.

Sinikka`s ceramics savikamarin Mustikkapaikka

This is a ceramics sales exhibition about 40 kms from Koli on the road to Juuka. Sinikka Häyrinen’s individually crafted lamps, lanterns, miniature fountains and other ceramic art products. Opens to the ring of the doorbell or by phoning in advance. For map, pictures, further info:

Sinikan savikamari. Paalasmaantie 120, 83900 Juuka, tel. +358 40 507 9732, email:

Ostoksille ja tutustumaan kaupunkeihin
Lieksa, Juuka, Nurmes ja Joensuu

Lieksa - Koli's town centre

The village of Koli is a part of Lieksa town and municipality. Lieksa Brass Week in late July and early August
offers high-quality brass music and other concerts. The concerts of Pielinen Soi Festival are held in various
places around Lake Pielinen. The timeless wooden sculptures of Eva Ryynänen in Paateri and the old
buildings of Pielinen Museum are special destinations to visit. Rukajärvi-keskus (Rukajärvi Centre, in
Finnish) tells about the military history of the area and the exhibition of Rajaperinnetalo (Border Guard
House, in Finnish) presents the history of border guarding. PikkuKili Farm Animal Park (in Finnish) in Kelvä is
a great place to visit for the whole family.

In addition to Koli National Park, Lieksa has other nationally important nature destinations. Ruunaa Hiking
Area and Patvinsuo National Park offer wonderful nature experiences near the eastern border of Finland.

Juuka - Near Koli

The centre of Juuka is only about 30-min drive from Koli. Approximately 3,200 people live in the
municipality centre and the surrounding area. Along the way from Koli to Juuka is Nunnanlahti
village, known for its soapstone deposits and soapstone companies..

In Nunnanlahti there are, for example, Tulikivi Restaurant, and Kivikylän Herkku Kyläpuoti, a
shop, café and bakery offering delicious, freshly baked products. In Juuka centre there is also Alko,
the closest liquor store to Koli.

For more information on places to visit and natural attractions on the web pages of Juuka. 


Nurmes - town of birches

Known for its bakery products and outdoor-clothing manufacturer Sasta, Nurmes is the home of  approximately 7,600 people. Located between Lakes Pielinen and Nurmesjärvi, the city centre is known for its magnificent scenery, unique old wood-built houses and thousands of birches, which is why Nurmes is also called the town of birches.The most famous tourist attractions in Nurmes are the Bomba Karelian village and Bomba Spa, located right on the shore of Lake Pielinen and offering a vast view over the lake.

Joensuu - capital of North Karelia

Joensuu city centre, located 70 kilometres from Koli, with its wide pedestrian streets around the market square and an extensive range of services make it an ideal destination for a day of shopping.
In Joensuu, you find department stores and specialty shops ranging from chocolate shops to sports stores.

In addition, there is Taitokortteli, a tourism, artisan and culture quarter,which attracts 250,000 visitors yearly.

For those looking for an active holiday, Joensuu offers festival, for example rock music festival Ilosaarirock, swimming pools, sports centres, and historical and cultural attractions. Joensuu Art Museum Onni has world-class art exhibitions. North Karelian Museum Hilma in culture and tourist centre Carelicum and Orthodox cultural centre are also interesting places to visit in the centre of Joensuu.


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