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Koli National Park

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Hiking Trails · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage. Koli lies on the western shore of Lake Pielinen. Its slopes are home to the country's longest valley dotted with waterfalls and caves. Long regarded as a sacrificial site and sacred abode of powerful spirits, the area was uninhabited until the mid-18th century. Slash-and-burn agricultural heritage and traditional Finnish breeds of cow and sheep are still highly valued in Koli. The area's hills, lakes, and narrow islands invite nature enthusiasts to enjoy outdoor activities year round. To arrange what you want to do in Koli National Park, use our Finland tour itinerary planner.
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Popular things to do in Koli National Park

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Hiking Trail
Ukko-Koli Hill
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Water Body
Pielinen
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Landmark
Paateri Lieksa
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Pielisen Museum Lieksa
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Koli National Park

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Hiking Trail
Paha-Koli Hill
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Outdoor Activity
Neitikoski Rapids Lieksa
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Akka-Koli Hill
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Ski Area
Ukko-Koli
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Koli National Park

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Religious Site
New Valamo Monastery Heinavesi
4.1
Duration: 4 hours
Landmark
Sculpture Susi Kosiomatkalla Joensuu
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Spa
Koli Relax Spa Koli
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Koli National Park

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Forest
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto Lieksa
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Cave
Pirunkirkko
2.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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National Park
Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Waterfall
Tarhapuro Waterfall
1.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Trails in Koli National Park

Hiking Trail
Makravaara Hill
4.0
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Kasken Kierros Nature Trail
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Hiking Trail
Herajarvi Hiking Trail
3.1
Duration: 4 hours
Hiking Trail
Paimenen Polku Trail
2.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Wildlife in Koli National Park

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Wildlife Area
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen Lieksa
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min