Activities for Groups

Activities for Groups 2019-11-10T13:45:18+00:00
For groups we offer nature tours and activities all year round. We tailor the tours according to the season, time and the size of your group to give you a personal, authentic experience of the nature, culture and history of Koli. And not to forget wellbeing: on our tours you can slow down and connect with the nature. Contact us by mobile +358 4000 231332 or email .  We are here to create a unique experience for you in Koli!

ACTIVITIES FOR GROUPS IN WINTER 2020 AND 2021

Discover the Beauty of Koli National Park

A walking tour to the wintry nature of Koli National Park – safely with snow spikes! The snow spikes, designed for professional use, are easy to use, they fit over our own shoes and give you excellent traction on icy and snowy trails. The walking pace of the tour is relaxed and there is time to enjoy the nature. During the tour your guide, a local expert, tells interesting facts and stories about Koli, its history, nature and culture. The walking distanced is tailored to suit each group and weather conditions. Welcome to experience the Koli hills in winter!

Duration approx. 1 hour

Group size 2–25 persons

Available December–April

Languages Finnish, English, German, French

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa (Koli Nature Centre Ukko) or according to an agreement.

Distance approx. 1 km

Difficulty Suitable for people with normal health. The trail has some up- and downhills, but the walking pace is relaxed.

Price €20/person, when there are 11–25 people in the group, €22/person, when there are 2–10 people in the group.

Price includes and accompanying guide throughout the tour, use or snow spikes, VAT.

For extra price warm winter boots for the tour €5/pair.

Price valid until end of 2021

Equipment Participants should have suitable, warm outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes preferably with high ankles.

Additional services  Bouquet of Songs €100/group (incl. VAT). Bouquet of Songs is a unique tour at Koli: surrounded by the most beautiful Finnish national landscape and the sounds of nature, you listen to Finnish folk songs and ballads sung by a trained singer. The unforgettable event can be organised in sunset or sunrise, in bright sunlight or in mysterious moonlight. Temperature limit for the Bouquet of Songs is -20°C

Additional information Feel Koli Nature tours are organised by Ilovoltti Oy (Ilovoltti Ltd.) The company also runs Koli Shop Retkitupa, a souvenir and outdoor equipment shop with a wide range of Finnish products. We have, for example Koli T-shirts, traditional wooden kuksa cups, modern natural composite Kupilka outdoor dishes and local canned fish and dried berries. There is also a wide range of rental gear available, for example snowshoes, snow spikes, backpacks, a child carrier etc. Koli Shop Retkitupa is conveniently located in the Koli Nature Centre Ukko, just next to Break Sokos Hotel Koli and only a couple of hundred metres from the most famous scenic viewpoints of Koli National Park. In the Nature Centre there are restrooms and lockers.

Invoicing According to an agreement

Cancellation policy If cancellation is made 14 to 4 days before the booked tour, 50% of the agreed tour price will be charged. If the booking is cancelled less than 4 days in advance, 100% of the price will be charged. The invoicing will be done according to the confirmed number of participant 4 days prior to the tour, or if more people participate in the tour, according to the actual number of people on the tour.

Image: People with a dog in winter forest in Koli National Park.

Discover Koli National Park on Snowshoes

Guided snowshoe tour to the wintry forest with snow-covered trees and to the highest scenic viewpoints in Koli National Park. The tour starts with a short introduction to snowshoeing technique – no previous experience is needed! On the tour your guide tells you about Koli, its history and culture and nature. You also have time to enjoy the nature, take photos and have fun with your snowshoes. On the tour you experience the magical winter forest, peaceful nature and fresh, pure air. During the tour we will enjoy hot juice from Kupilka cups. Welcome to discover Koli National Park on snowshoes!

Duration 1.5–2 hours

Group size 5–40 persons

Available January–beginning of April

Language of the tour Finnish, English, German

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa (Koli Nature Centre Ukko)

Distance 1.5–2.5 km

Difficulty Suitable for people with normal health, no previous snowshoeing experience is needed. The trail has some up- and downhills, but the pace is relaxed.

Price €28/person for a group of 16–40 persons, €30/person for a group of 5–15 persons (invoicing min. 5 persons).

Price includes the use of snowshoes, hot juice, guiding, VAT. Two guides for groups with more than 20 persons.

For extra price warm winter boots for the tour €5/pair.

Price valid Until end of 2021

Equipment Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing, warm and comfortable, preferably warm shoes with high ankles.

Additional information Feel Koli Nature tours are organised by Ilovoltti Oy (Ilovoltti Ltd.) The company also runs Koli Shop Retkitupa, located in the Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Koli Shop Retkitupa is a small souvenir and outdoor equipment shop with a wide range of Finnish products. We have for example Koli T-shirts, local canned fish, beanies, traditional wooden kuksa cups, modern natural composite Kupilka outdoor dishes, knives, dried berries and postcards. You can do your shopping at Koli Shop Retkitupa either before or after the tour. There is also a wide range of rental gear available, for example snowshoes, snow spikes, backpacks, a child carrier etc. In the Nature Centre Ukko, there are restrooms and lockers.

Invoicing According to an agreement

Cancellation policy If cancellation is made 14 to 4 days before the booked tour, 50% of the agreed tour price will be charged. If the booking is cancelled less than 4 days in advance, 100% of the price will be charged. The invoicing will be done according to the confirmed number of participant 4 days prior to the tour, or if more people participate in the tour, according to the actual number of people on the tour.

Image: Group on a snowshoe tour having a break in winter forest of Koli National Park.

Ski Tour on Forest Skis

On forest ski tour we ski in deep snow, in snow-covered forests, fields or on frozen lake. The tour begins with a short introduction to forest skis and skiing technique – no previous experience in skiing is needed. The destination of the tour is chosen according to snow and weather conditions. The tour can take you, for example, to an island on lake Pielinen where we have a break around a camp fire. The skiing distance and pace is adapted to each group. We stop for a hot juice and snack break during the tour either around a camp fire or in a sheltered place. Tour can be organised for example on sunrise or sunset or even at night in moonlight. The tour is organised snow and weather conditions permitting. Our skis are Peltonen Metsä skis, special skis for deep snow skiing, with skin bases and OAC binding suitable for normal winter shoes

Duration approx. 2–2.5 hours

Group size 2–5 persons

Available January–beginning of April (weather conditions permitting)

Language of the tour Finnish, English, German

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa (Koli Nature Centre Ukko) or according to an agreement

Distance approx. 2–4 km (according to weather conditions, tour destination and group)

Difficulty Suitable for people with normal health, no previous skiing experience is needed. Tour is done in a flat, easy terrain.

Price €75/person.

Price includes forest ski rental, guiding, snack (hot juice, savoury muffin/sandwich, cookie), VAT.

For extra price warm winter boots for the tour €5/pair.

Price valid until end of 2021

Equipment Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing, warm and comfortable, preferably warm shoes with high ankles.

Additional information Feel Koli Nature tours are organised by Ilovoltti Oy (Ilovoltti Ltd.) The company also runs Koli Shop Retkitupa, located in the Koli Nature Centre Ukko. Koli Shop Retkitupa is a small souvenir and outdoor equipment shop with a wide range of Finnish products. We have, for example, Koli T-shirts, local canned fish, beanies, traditional wooden kuksa cups, modern natural composite Kupilka outdoor dishes, knives, dried berries and postcards. You can do your shopping at Koli Shop Retkitupa either before or after the tour. There is also a wide range of rental gear available, for example snowshoes, snow spikes, backpacks, a child carrier etc. In the Nature Centre Ukko, there are restrooms and lockers.

Invoicing According to an agreement

Cancellation policy  If cancellation is made 14 to 4 days before the booked tour, 50% of the agreed tour price will be charged. If the booking is cancelled less than 4 days in advance, 100% of the price will be charged. The invoicing will be done according to the confirmed number of participant 4 days prior to the tour, or if more people participate in the tour, according to the actual number of people on the tour.

Image: Two persons skiing on forest skis on Lake Pielinen at sunset.

Wintry Bouquet of Songs

Bouquet of Songs is a unique tour in Koli: surrounded by the spectacular landscape and the sounds of nature, you listen to Finnish folk songs and ballads sung by a trained singer. The unforgettable tour can be organised in sunset or sunrise, in bright sunlight or in mysterious moonlight.

The tour starts in Koli Shop Retkitupa, from where you walk together with a guide to the location where the songs are performed. On the way, your guide tells you about Koli, its nature and history. in a sheltered location, you enjoy the music performance while having a cup of hot juice. Afterwards, you return to Koli Shop Retkitupa with your guide. If needed, the participants are given snow spikes. Welcome to enjoy Finnish folk songs and nature!

Duration approx. 1 hour, of which the singing performance is 15–20 minutes

Group size 2–25 persons

Available December–April, temperature limit for the Bouquet of Songs is -20°C.

Languages of the tour Songs in Finnish, guiding in Finnish, English, German

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa (Koli Nature Centre Ukko)

Distance approx. 1 km

Difficulty Suitable for people with normal health. The trail has some up- and downhills, but the walking pace is relaxed.

Price €100/group + guiding per person:

  • €20/person, when there are 11–25 people in the group,
  • €22/person, when there are 2–10 people in the group. Price includes an accompanying guide throughout the tour, use of snow spikes, VAT%.

For extra price warm winter boots for the tour €5/pair.

Price valid until end of 2021

Additional services The Bouquet of Songs can be ordered without the guided walking for a price of €100/group (incl. VAT). In that case, the group walks to a place agreed beforehand where they meet the singer. Maximum group size in 30 persons.

Equipment Participants should have suitable, warm outdoor clothing and comfortable shoes preferably with high ankles.

Additional information Feel Koli Nature tours are organised by Ilovoltti Oy (Ilovoltti Ltd.) The company also runs Koli Shop Retkitupa, a souvenir and outdoor equipment shop with a wide range of Finnish products. We have, for example Koli T-shirts, traditional wooden kuksa cups, modern natural composite Kupilka outdoor dishes and local canned fish and dried berries. There is also a wide range of rental gear available, for example snowshoes, snow spikes, backpacks, a child carrier etc. Koli Shop Retkitupa is conveniently located in the Koli Nature Centre Ukko, just next to Break Sokos Hotel Koli and only a couple of hundred metres from the most famous scenic viewpoints of Koli National Park. In the Nature Centre there are restrooms and lockers.

Invoicing According to an agreement

Cancellation policy If cancellation is made 14 to 4 days before the booked tour, 50% of the agreed tour price will be charged. If the booking is cancelled less than 4 days in advance, 100% of the price will be charged. The invoicing will be done according to the confirmed number of participant 4 days prior to the tour, or if more people participate in the tour, according to the actual number of people on the tour.

In winter 2020 we also offer guaranteed snowshoe tour departures for individuals, small groups and families!

ACTIVITIES FOR GROUPS IN SUMMER 2020 AND 2021

Discover the Beauty of Koli National Park

This scenic trail includes Koli’s most famous panoramic views. The tour starts from Koli Shop Retkitupa, located at the Nature Center Ukko, where you meet your guide. The tour takes you to the highest scenic points in the Koli National Park: UkkoKoli, Akka-Koli and Paha-Koli. During the tour, your guide tells you interesting facts and stories about Koli, its history, nature and culture, as well as artists who have found inspiration in the Koli hills. You see spectacular views throughout the tour, and you have plenty of time to enjoy them and take photos. Welcome to enjoy the Koli national landscape with us!

Duration  1.5 hrs

Group size 5–75 persons

Available From May to  end of October

Languages Finnish, English and/or German

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Nature Centre Ukko)

Walking distance 1–1.5 km

Difficulty Suitable for people with normal health. The trail has some up- and downhills, but the walking pace is relaxed.

Price  €14/person when there are more than 26 persons in the group. €16/person when there 5–25 persons in the group. If the group is smaller than 5 persons, the tour price is based on a group size of 5 people.

Included in the price An accompanying guide throughout the tour,  2–3 accompanying guides for groups with more than 25 people, VAT.

Price valid until the end of 2021.

Additional details According to the wishes of the group, the tour can also be shorter, approx. 1 hr. If there are more than 25 persons and the participants are divided into 2 groups, one half can walk a longer distance and the other half a shorter distance at a very relaxed, easy pace.

Equipment Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing, comfortable walking shoes and in warm weather a bottle of water.

Trail snacks are available on request at an additional cost.

Additional information Feel Koli nature tours are organised by Ilovoltti Oy. The company also runs Koli Shop Retkitupa, a souvenir and outdoor equipment shop with a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, local canned fish, and Koli T-shirts. There is also a wide range of rental gear at Retkitupa, e.g. a child carrier, backbags, sleeping bags and snowshoes. Koli Shop Retkitupa is conveniently located in Koli Nature Centre Ukko where there are also restrooms.

Invoicing According to an agreement.

Cancellation policy If cancellation is made 14 to 4 days before the booked tour, 50% of the agreed tour price will be charged. If the booking is cancelled less than 4 days in advance, 100% of the price will be charged. The invoicing will be done according to the confirmed number of participant 4 days prior to the tour or if more people participate, according to the actual number of people on the tour.

Image: A view from Ukko-Koli

Explore the Hills of Koli

This half-day tour takes you to the most well-known scenic points in the Koli National Parks, its meadows and forests. You start by visiting Ukko-Koli, Akka-Koli and Paha-Koli, three highest tops in Koli. From there, walking at an easy pace, you hike to the nearby Mäkrä Hill from where a spectacular view over the Lake Pielinen opens in front of you. The way back is via different trails, offering a chance to see meadows and different forest types. During the hike, your guide tells you about the history, nature, geology and culture of Koli. You also have plenty of time to take photo. Trail snacks are not included in the tour price, but you can bring your own snacks or order trail snacks or meals. You are warmly welcome to enjoy the unforgettable landscape of Koli with us! You are warmly welcome to enjoy the unforgettable landscape of Koli with us!

Duration 4.5–5.5 hours

Group size 10–50 persons

Available From May to end of October

Language of the tour Finnish, English and/or German

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa (located at the Nature Center Ukko)

Walking distance 5–7 km

Difficulty Best suited for people who are fairly fit. There are up- and downhills on the route, but the walking pace is relaxed.

Price €33/person when there are 26 or more people in the group. €35/person when there are 10–25 people in the group. If the group is smaller than 10 people, the tour price is based on a group size of 10 people.

Included in the price An accompanying guide throughout the tour. Two accompanying guides for groups with more than 25 people. VAT.

Price valid until the end of 2021.

Equipment Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing, comfortable walking shoes and a bottle of water with them.

Trail snacks for the hike are available on request at an additional cost.

Additional information Feel Koli nature tours are organised by Ilovoltti Oy. The company also runs Koli Shop Retkitupa, a souvenir and outdoor equipment shop with a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, local canned fish, and Koli T-shirts. There is also a wide range of rental gear at Retkitupa, e.g. a child carrier, backbags, sleeping bags and snowshoes. Koli Shop Retkitupa is conveniently located in Koli Nature Centre Ukko where there are also restrooms.

Invoicing According to an agreement.

Cancellation policy If cancellation is made 14 to 4 days before the booked tour, 50% of the agreed tour price will be charged. If the booking is cancelled less than 4 days in advance, 100% of the price will be charged. The invoicing will be done according to the confirmed number of participant 4 days prior to the tour or if more people participate, according to the actual number of people on the tour.

Image: People looking at the beautiful Koli landscape

Bouquet of Karelian Songs

Bouquet of Songs is a unique tour at Koli, surrounded by the most beautiful Finnish national landscape and the sounds of nature, you listen to Finnish folk songs and ballads sung by a trained singer. The unforgettable event can be organised in sunset or sunrise, in bright sunlight or in mysterious moonlight. It can be given as an anniversary present or thank you, or it can be a surprise during a walking tour in Koli. This easily accessible tour celebrates the spectacular landscape of Koli which has inspired so many Finnish artists.

The singer meets the group in Koli Shop Retkitupa, located at the Nature Center Ukko, from where you walk together to the location where the songs are performed. The singer can also meet the group at a specified location near Ukko-Koli, Akka-Koli or Paha-Koli in the Koli National Park. The singer tells you shortly about Koli and each song before the performance. Afterwards the group can return to Koli Shop Retkitupa with the singer or continue their walk independently.

Welcome to enjoy the spectacular national landscape of Koli with us!

Duration 1.5.hrs (including 15–20 minutes singing performance)

Group size 5–75 persons

Available From May to October

Languages of the tour Songs in Finnish, guiding in Finnish, English and/or German

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli Nature Centre Ukko)

Walking distance 1–1.5 km

Price €100/group + tour guidance according on the size of the group:

  • €14/person when there are 26 or more people in the group
  • €16/person when there are 5–25, invoicing min. 5 people

Included in the price An accompanying guide throughout the tour. Two or three accompanying guides for groups with more than 25 people. VAT.

Additional information Feel Koli nature tours are organised by Ilovoltti Oy. The company also runs Koli Shop Retkitupa, a souvenir and outdoor equipment shop with a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, local canned fish, and Koli T-shirts. There is also a wide range of rental gear at Retkitupa, e.g. a child carrier, backbags, sleeping bags and snowshoes. Koli Shop Retkitupa is conveniently located in Koli Nature Centre Ukko, where there are also restrooms

Invoicing According to an agreement.

Cancellation policy If cancellation is made 14 to 4 days before the booked tour, 50% of the agreed tour price will be charged. If the booking is cancelled less than 4 days in advance, 100% of the price will be charged. The invoicing will be done according to the confirmed number of participant 4 days prior to the tour or if more people participate, according to the actual number of people on the tour.

Nature – A Source of Well-being

The unique accompanied walking tour starts from the Koli Shop Retkitupa at the Nature Center Ukko. Along the tour, which is designed to give you a personal and profound experience in the nature, you have the opportunity (alone or in small groups) to participate in sensory enhancing activities that will deepen your personal connection with nature. Through seeing, hearing, touching and even tasting your natural sensibilities and creativity are awakened. Inspired by nature, your inner strength and sense of well-being are renewed. The tour mostly follows trails in the Koli National Park but during some exercises we leave the tracks. The tour also takes you to the beautiful scenic points within the Koli National Park. The exercises and activities you learn during the tour can be done on your own in a natural environment such as your local park, woodland or any place of natural beauty.

Duration 2–2.5 hours depending on the size of the group

Group size 5–20 persons

Available 15.5.–30.6. and 1.8.–30.9.

Language of tour Finnish or English

Depart and return Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli Nature Centre Ukko)

Walking distance Approx. 1 km on the trails in the Koli National Park, occasionally off the trails

Difficulty Suitable for anyone in normal health. Some hills but the pace is relaxed.

Prize €30 per person

Price includes An accompanying guide throughout the tour, VAT.

Price valid until the end of 2021.

Equipment Participants should bring their own waterproof outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Water bottle in warm weather.

Additional information Feel Koli nature tours are organised by Ilovoltti Oy. The company also runs Koli Shop Retkitupa, a souvenir and outdoor equipment shop with a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, local canned fish, and Koli T-shirts. There is also a wide range of rental gear at Retkitupa, e.g. a child carrier, backbags, sleeping bags and snowshoes. Koli Shop Retkitupa is conveniently located in Koli Nature Centre Ukko where there are also restrooms..

Invoicing According to agreement.

Cancellation policy If cancellation is made 14 to 4 days before the booked tour, 50% of the agreed tour price will be charged. If the booking is cancelled less than 4 days in advance, 100% of the price will be charged. The invoicing will be done according to the confirmed number of participant 4 days prior to the tour or if more people participate, according to the actual number of people on the tour.

Image: People in a forest
We also offer guaranteed departures for individuals, small groups and families.