Feel Koli Tours

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See the magnificent views of Koli National Park, feel the wind, rain and warmth of the sun, snow and crisp air, touch the ancient rocks and immerse yourself in the mysterious old forests – feel Koli with all your senses!
Our nature walks, tours and excursions are ideal for individual travellers, families and small groups. These tours take you to Koli’s famous scenic places, quiet forests and open meadows. Many of our nature tours have guaranteed departures and there is no need to sign up for them in advance: just come to Koli Shop Retkitupa at the scheduled departure time. If advanced booking is required, it is mentioned in the tour description. Ask for more information or make a booking by calling +358 400 231 332 or by email 
On demand we also organise tours for small groups – starting from one person!

WINTER 2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Welcome to join our weekly snowshoe tour to Koli National Park! Please notice that advance booking is recommended.

Feel Koli Snowshoe Tour

Saturdays 11.1.–28.3.2020 and Wednesdays 19.2., 26.2. and 4.3.2020

Time: 11:30–13:30

Guided snowshoe tour to the best scenic places in Koli. On the tour you explore the wintry forest, see beautiful scenery, snow-covered trees, and have fun with your snowshoes. During the tour you have a break to enjoy warm juice. You are also welcome to join with your own snowshoes (then the price is €20/adult and €10/child).

No previous experience is needed: before the tour your guide gives you advice on the technique and you have time to familiarise yourself with the snowshoes before heading to the forest.

Price: €30/adult, children (10–12 yrs. old) €15. Minimum age is 10 years old.
Price includes: use of snowshoes, accompanying guide and warm juice.
Extra: warm winter boots €5/pair (sizes 36–45)
Duration: 1.5–2 hrs
Departure and return: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli Nature Centre Ukko)
Languages: Finnish and English
Booking: the day before the tour by 17:00
Note: walking distance approx. 1.5 km on trails, up- and downhills, but the walking pace is relaxed.
More information and bookings: Koli Shop Retkitupa, Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 (0)400 231 332, e-mail info(at)feelkoli.fi

Image: Happy group on a snowshoe tour in Koli National Park.

WINTER 2020 ON REQUEST TOURS FOR INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS

Would you like to explore Koli National Park in winter but don’t know where to go? How about a private tour with one of our local guides! These tours are designed for individual travellers, families and small groups – giving you an authentic, unique experience in Koli. Contact us to book your own private tour!

Your Feel Koli Snowshoe Tour

Guided snowshoe tour to the wintry forests of Koli, to the best scenic places and ice falls. On the tour, your guide tells you about Koli, its nature, history and cultural history. The pace its relaxed, there is plenty of time to enjoy the winter nature. The price includes hot juice and a light snack. This tour is organised by advance booking, bookings should be made at least 48 hours before the tour. The minimum number of participants is two persons. You are also welcome to join with your own snowshoes.

No previous experience is needed: before the tour your guide gives you advice on the technique and you have time to familiarise yourself with the snowshoes before heading to the forest.

Number of participants: min. 2 person, max. 10 persons.
Price: €55/adult, children (10–12 yrs. old) €25.
Minimum age: 10 years old.
Price includes: use of snowshoes, an accompanying guide, hot juice and snack.
Extra: warm winter boots €5/pair (sizes 36–45)
Duration: approx. 2.5-3 hrs
Distance: 2–3 km
Departure and return: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli Nature Centre Ukko) or by agreement.
Languages: Finnish, English, German and French
Note: walking distance approx. 2 km, partly on trails, partly off-trails. Up- and downhills, but the pace is relaxed. Please wear warm outdoor clothes and sturdy shoes with high ankles.
More information and bookings: Koli Shop Retkitupa Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 (0)400 231 332, e-mail info(at)feelkoli.fi

Image: On a snowshoe tour in the Gorge of Koli with an icefall on the background.

Discover the Beauty of Koli in Winter

A walking tour to the best scenic viewpoints of Koli safely on snow spikes! On the tour you wear snow spikes designed for professional use which fit on top of your own shoes. The walking pace on the tour is relaxed and there is plenty of time to enjoy the wintry nature and listen to stories about Koli. This tours in organised by advance booking, bookings should be made at least 48 hours before the tour. The minimum number of participants is two persons.

Number of participants: min. 2 person, max. 10 persons.
Price: €22/person.
Price includes: use of snow spikes, an accompanying guide, VAT.
Extra: warm winter boots €5/pair (sizes 36–45)
Minimum age: 10 years old.
Duration: approx. 1 hour
Departure and return: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli Nature Centre Ukko)
Languages: Finnish, English, German or French
Note: walking distance approx. 1 km on trails, up- and downhills, but the walking pace is relaxed. Please wear warm outdoor clothes and winter shoes preferably with high ankles.
More information and bookings: Koli Shop Retkitupa Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 (0)400 231 332, e-mail info(at)feelkoli.fi

Image: Person walking with snowspikes in Koli hills.

SUMMER 2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

Sleeping Hills of Koli – Summer Twilight Excursion

1 July–29 July 2020

Wednesdays at 21:00

Experience the white summer night at Koli, how nature prepares for the night, see magnificent sunset and feel the dusk arriving to the forest. Your local guide knows the area and its nature and knows the most interesting places to visit: forests where birds are singing before the sunset, meadows with blooming flowers or forests where elks live. This tour is very relaxed and we walk at an easy pace so there is plenty of time for photographing, slowing down and experiencing the nature. Welcome to discover the white summer night of Koli with us!

No advance booking is required, the tour is organised even for one person. You can join without reservation – just come to Koli Shop Retkitupa approx. 15 minutes before the start of the tour!

Price: €30/adult, €15/child (10–15 years), €65/family (2+1-2)
Minimum age: 10 years.
Duration: 2–2.5 hours
Distance:  approx. 2.5 km on trails. The trails are moderately easy, there are some up and down hills but the walking pace is relaxed
Departure and return: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli Nature Centre Ukko)
Languages: Finnish, English
More information and booking: No advance booking is required but it is recommended to reserve your place by visiting us at Koli Shop Retkitupa, by calling or by email. Koli Shop Retkitupa, Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli, tel. +358 (0)400 231 332, e-mail info(at)feelkoli.fi
Equipment: Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and a bottle of water. Please note that even in summer the nights are chilly so take long-sleeved shirt or jacket with you!

Image: People watching sunset in Koli National Park.

SUMMER 2020 ON REQUEST TOURS FOR INDIVIDUAL TRAVELLERS

Tours designed for individual travellers, families and small groups. All tours must be booked in advance. The tours are organised even for one or two persons!

The Best of Koli

Welcome to discover the spectacular scenery and nature of Koli National Park! This scenic tour includes Koli’s most famous panoramic views and the highest points in the Koli National Park: Ukko-Koli, Akka-Koli and Paha-Koli. From the Koli hills you can admire the vast Lake Pielinen 250 metres below you, the old-growth forests, Kolinuuro gorge and the Lake Herajärvi valley formed by the last glacier.

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 experience the essence of Koli National Park and discover why Koli is one of the best-loved national landscapes of Finland!

This guided excursion is organised even for one participant.

Availability: 1 June–30 September 2020
Price: €22/adult, €10/child (under 15 yrs), €50/family (2+1-2)
Min. and max. number of participants: 1–8 persons
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
Distance: approx. 1.5 km on the trails of Koli National Park. There are some up- and downhills, but the walking pace is relaxed.
Departure and return: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli Nature Centre Ukko)
Languages: Finnish, English and German
Booking: We recommend to book well in advance, but the latest 48 hours before the preferred time of the tour.
More information and bookings: Book your own tour at Koli Shop Retkitupa (Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli) or by calling tel. +358 400 231332 or by email info(at)feelkoli.fi
Equipment: Take suitable outdoor clothing and shoes and a bottle of water with you.

Image: Group admiring Lake Pielinen in Koli National Park.

Sleeping Hills of Koli – Summer Twilight Excursion

Experience the white summer night at Koli, how nature prepares for the night, see magnificent sunset and feel the dusk arriving to the forest. Your local guide knows the area and its nature and knows the most interesting places to visit: forests where birds are singing before the sunset, meadows with blooming flowers or forests where elks live. This tour is very relaxed and we walk at an easy pace so there is plenty of time for photographing, slowing down and experiencing the nature. Welcome to discover the white summer night of Koli with us!

No advance booking is required, the tour is organised even for one person. You can join without reservation – just come to Koli Shop Retkitupa approx. 15 minutes before the start of the tour!

Availability: 1 June–30 September 2020
Price: €30/adult, €15/child (10–15 years), €65/family (2+1-2)
Minimum age: 10 years.
Min. and max. number of participants: 2–8 persons
Duration: 2.5 hours
Distance:  approx. 2.5 km on trails. The trails are moderately easy, there are some up and down hills but the walking pace is relaxed
Departure and return: Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Koli Nature Centre Ukko)
Languages: Finnish, English, German
Booking: We recommend to book well in advance, but the latest 48 hours before the preferred time of the tour.
More information and booking: Book your own tour at Koli Shop Retkitupa (Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli), tel. +358 (0)400 231 332, e-mail info(at)feelkoli.fi
Equipment: Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and a bottle of water. Please note that even in summer the nights are chilly so take long-sleeved shirt or jacket with you!

Image: Group of people watching sunset in Koli National Park.

Half-day Hike to Mäkrävaara Hill, Koli

A hiking tour to Mäkrävaara, a hill in the heart of Koli National Park. A traditional Finnish trail lunch is included in the price.

On this half-day hike, you explore Mäkrävaara. The trails up to Mäkrävaara take you into deep forests, open meadows and spectacular scenic lookouts on top of one of the oldest bedrocks in Europe. If the climb up Mäkrä hill doesn’t take your breath away, the view opening from the top over Lake Pielinen most certainly will! On the top of Mäkrä you understand why the view has inspired so many artists.

During the hike you enjoy a typical Finnish trail snack around a crackling camp fire. If the weather doesn’t permit on open fire, we pack the meal in backpacks and enjoy it on the trail.

The tour starts in front of Sale shop in Koli village, from there you follow the guide with your own car to the start of the hiking trail at Peiponpelto parking place. You can also come directly to the parking place.

Availability: 1.6.–30.9.2020
Price: €70/adult, €40/child (10-15 yrs), €190/family (2+1-2).
Minimum age: for this tour is 10 years.
Min. and max. number of participants: 2–8 persons
Trail lunch included in the price:  tea/coffee, juice, sandwich or savoury muffin or traditional savoury pastries and a sausage grilled on fire (weather permitting).
Min. and max. number of participants: 2–8 persons
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Distance: approx. n. 4.5 km on trails. The tour is rather demanding, there are up- and downhills on the route.
Languages: Finnish and English, German on demand
Departure: Sale Koli (Kolintie 94, 83960 Koli) or Peiponpelto parking place (Kotaniementie 30, 83960 Koli).
Boking: We recommend to reserve well in advance, but the latest 48 hours before the preferred time of the tour.
More information and bookings: Book your own tour at Koli Shop Retkitupa (Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 Koli), tel. +358 400 231 332, email info(at)feelkoli.fi. When booking, please tell us about possible food allergies or other dietary restrictions.
Equipment: Participants should have suitable outdoor clothing, comfortable walking shoes, and a bottle of water.

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We also organise guided tours for groups all year round!