Welcome to the middle of Finnish national landscape!
The first KoliCarelia villa is on the island of Paalisaari at the great
Lake Pielinen, between the bridge and the causeway leading to Hattusaari
island from Koliniemi cape (see map under “How to get there”). Four
other similar villas are built on Hattusaari island. The magnificent
freetime opportunities that Mother Nature has bestowed upon the Koli
area have fascinated Finns since the 19th century. Whether it’s the
peace and quiet of Finnish nature or year-round sports activities you’re
looking for, you’ll find them here.
From the door of the summer sauna, it is just 20 metres to the Lake
Pielinen, the fisherman’s paradise. At its own jetty next to the sturdy
summer sauna, you have a rowboat waiting. For launching your own boat,
there’s a boat ramp right next to the Paalisaari villa. In winter, going
cross-country skiing or snowmobiling is equally easy, naturally.
How about a hike, in summer or autumn, along the magnificent paths of
the Koli National Park? There’s a wide variety of routes to choose from.
You can see, with your own eyes, the landscapes that our best-known
painters and photographers have immortalized for us long ago.
For cross-country skiers, the Koli area has been an icon long since. The
extensive network of well-groomed trails offers a wide variety of
landscapes and trail profiles for all of us ski punters. There are two
major annual skiing tours, both with a long history, taking place in our
national landscape: the Ahmanhiihto (‘the Wolverine Ski’) and the Kolin
Maisemahiihto (‘the Koli Scenic Ski’), both permanent favourites among
the ski buffs.
For downhill skiers and snowboarders, the Koli slopes have plenty of
pleasures in store. For the speed-thirsty ones, the Pro slopes of
Ukko-Koli offer plenty of challenge, and for families with children, the
varying, long slopes of the Loma-Koli Snowpark, including the
Children’s World, will keep the whole family happy.