Finland: Koli National Park
Koli – a tiny town on the shore of Lake Pielinen, next to which stretches Koli National Park, the main local attractions. In the park are situated a ski resort and a hotel with a luxurious spa complex. The park is the highest peak in Southern Finland – Ukko-Koli 347 meters.
- Start the most challenging slopes at the ski resort Koli
- View to the side of the resort Loma-Koli
- View from Ukko-Koli
Here you can relax all year round: in summer walk in canoeing or walking on paved paths in the park, sunbathing and swimming on the sandy beach of the lake, pick berries and mushrooms, to ride. In winter, downhill and cross-country skiing, go dog sledding, walking on the walking trails on snowshoes, etc.
- Winter activities in Koli
- In Koli you can try traditional Finnish dishes
- View of the lake Pielinen
Koli – a small village in southern Finland, where thousands of people live. There is a 30 square kilometers area of the national park of the same name. Code of Finland – 358, phone code Koli – 44, 45.
Distance from St. Petersburg – 480 kilometers, from Sortavala – 204 kilometers. Nearby are large Finnish cities – 95 kilometers of Leeks, 70 kilometers of Joensu. To Helsinki – 490 kilometers.
Where to stay in Kolya
On the territory of the National Park Kolya, next to the ski slope, is the magnificent 4-star Break Sokos Hotel Koli. It is a beautiful, comfortable hotel with a spa, refined restaurant and cafes.
- Entrance to Hotel Break Sokos Hotel Koli
- Standard Room of the Break Sokos Hotel Koli, there are rooms overlooking the lake
- Elevator Funicular, which raises tourists to the hotel Break Sokos Hotel Koli
Visiting the spa center paid, although for the hotel living in the hotel is somewhat lower. However, it is worth it in any case: there are steam rooms with different temperature modes located on a jacuzzi veranda with an exciting view of Lake Pelinen, as well as a small music pool, diving into which you can enjoy Sibelius music. Each guest is given a special set of cosmetics, tubes are numbered, each tool is intended for a particular pair, the rooms are also indicated on the saunas.
- Light music pool at Break Sokos Hotel Koli
- Jacuzzi overlooking the lake
- Chocolate fountain at a buffet breakfast at the hotel
Budget for Finnish standards Accommodation offers a cafe Kolin Ryynänen: Next to him is located a vintage barn, transferred here from somewhere from the surroundings of. This is something like a hostel: the facilities on the floor, the rooms are designed for two or more people.
- Ambar Hostel
One of the most popular and affordable options – remove the cottage. Koli Lotus Cottages are focused on serving our tourists, located at the lake near the resort of scrap. In the same area, there is also an inexpensive campsque where you can put a tent. Through the Vocational Catering Center (WWW.Koli.FI / RU) You can book cottages located in the National Park itself, there are budget huts and more expensive and comfortable options.
- In the luxurious cottage Lotus
- Cottage near the resort of scrap
- On the veranda of the cottage on the shore of the lake
Finally, you can live in Koli National Park completely free: spend the night in tents in special locations marked on the map, as well as in huts, it’s something like alpine mountain shelters: a minimum of convenience, but there are outdoor firewood, toilet, you can cook Kostina. Of course, living a week on a free parking is indecent, but you can change the locations of the deployment, traveling through the park.