Activities for Groups

Activities for Groups 2019-08-27T17:43:14+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 SUMMER 2019

The Best of Koli

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  1–1.5 hrs

Group size 5–70 persons

Available From May to October

Languages Finnish, English and/or German

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa

Walking distance 1.5 km

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

Price €11/person when there are 35 or more people in the group. €13/person when there 20–34 people in the group. €15/person when there 5–19 people 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. Two accompanying guides for groups with more than 25 people. VAT 10% is included in the price.

Equipment Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing, comfortable walking shoes and in warm weather a bottle of water. Additional information Koli Shop Retkitupa is a small souvenir and outdoor equipment shop. We have a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, postcards, local canned fish, headwear and Koli books and T-shirts.

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

The hike starts from Koli Shop Retkitupa where you meet your guide. First, you walk to the most well-known scenic points in the Koli National Park: Ukko-Koli, Akka-Koli and Paha-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. Refreshments are not included in the tour, but you can bring your own snacks or order a trail lunch pack. You are warmly welcome to enjoy the unforgettable landscape of Koli with us!

Duration 4.5–5.5 hours

Group size 6–50 persons

Available From May to 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 26–50 people in the group. €35 €/person when there are 16–25 people in the group. €37 €/person when there are 6–15 people in the group. If the group is smaller than 6 people, the tour price is based on a group size of 6 people.

Included in the price An accompanying guide throughout the tour. Two accompanying guides for groups with more than 25 people. VAT 10% is included in the price.

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

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

Additional information Koli Shop Retkitupa is a small souvenir and outdoor equipment shop. We have a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, postcards, local canned fish, headwear and Koli books and T-shirts.

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

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 5–30 persons

Available 15.5.–30.6., 1.8.–30.9.2017

Language of tour Finnish or English

Depart and return Koli Shop Retkitupa

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 €25 per person

Price includes An accompanying guide throughout the tour (for a group of more than 20 people 2 guides), VAT 10%.

Equipment Participants should bring their own waterproof outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Water bottle in warm weather. Additional information Koli Shop Retkitupa is a small souvenir and outdoor equipment shop. We have a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, postcards, local canned fish, headwear and Koli books and T-shirts.

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

Laugh and Relax in the Nature

This tour gives you an opportunity to experience relaxing therapeutic laughter in the beautiful natural surroundings of Koli. During the tour, you do guided breathing and laughing exercises which clear your lungs and activate the muscles needed in laughing. Regular laughter exercises have benefits for both physical and mental well-being. In this tour, the pure, clean nature and air reinforce the benefits of laughter. The tour starts with gentle warm-up exercises such as stretching and ends with free laughter and relaxation. During the tour, you walk a couple of hundred metres on easy, even paths in the Koli National Park. No prior experience in laughter therapy or laughter yoga is needed. Come with an open mind, loose-fitting outdoor clothing suitable for the weather, comfortable walking shoes and in warm weather a bottle of water. Welcome to laugh with us!

Duration 1 hour

Group size 5–30 persons

Available 15.5.–30.6., 1.8.–30.9.

Languages of the tour Finnish, English

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa

Walking distance A couple of hundred metres on easy trails.

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

Price €15 €/person

Included in the price Accompanying trained laughter yoga instructor. VAT 10% is included in the price.

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

Additional information Koli Shop Retkitupa is a small souvenir and outdoor equipment shop. We have a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, postcards, local canned fish, headwear and Koli books and T-shirts.

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 in nature having fun
We also offer guaranteed departures for individuals, small groups and families.

Bouquet of 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 Singing performance approx. 15–20 min, walk to the location approx. 20 min.

Group size Maximum 30 persons

Available all year round

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

Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa or according to an agreement near Ukko-, Akka- or Paha-Koli

Walking distance approx. 0.5 km

Price €100/group, includes VAT 24%. If there are more than 30 people in the group, the group can be divided in two and both groups have their individual singing performance at specified times in the same location. Extra charge is €40 for the second group. Additional services A guided 1–1.5 hour Koli Scenic Walking Tour €14 €/person (Minimum price is based on a group size of 5 people).

Additional information Koli Shop Retkitupa is a small souvenir and outdoor equipment shop. We have a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, postcards, local canned fish, headwear and Koli books and T-shirts

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.

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 througout the tour, use or snow spikes, VAT 10%.

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: A view from Ukko-Koli

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 2–5 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 10%. Two guides for groups with more than 20 persons.

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: People looking at the beautiful Koli landscape

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 10%.

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: People looking at the beautiful Koli landscape

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 10%.

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.

We also offer guaranteed departures for individuals, small groups and families.