Koli National Park, with its art inspiring lookout points, white quartzite cliffs, wilderness-like Lake Pielinen, slash-and-burn woodlands and traditional landscapes, as well as, its excellent hiking trails, skiing trails and versatile services, is a wonderful destination be it for a day trip or a wilderness trek.
When you take in the marvellous view over Lake Pielinen from the top of Ukko-Koli hill, it’s easy to see why this spot has attracted so many Finnish artists, photographers and nature-lovers over the centuries. The splendid scenery always instills a sense of serenity and wonder in visitors. Koli’s hills and lakes provide fine settings for enjoyable outings and activities at any time of year.
Koli National Park is one of Finland’s best known national landscapes. Though the area is small it is a treasure chest when it comes to natural features: rare geological features, a versatile array of animal species and an abundance of plant species. Koli also has a lot to offer cultural heritage-wise. It has once been a sacrificial site and after that was used for slash-and-burn agriculture and as a place of pilgrimage for Finnish artists in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. It was also the centre of heritage and culture for the area around it.
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