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.