Tour de Helsinki – Koli – National Landscapes!
Take the Autumn Trip Tour de Helsinki – Koli in wonderful autumn weather, go skiing on the slopes of Koli in winter or hike in summer in the national landscapes of Ukko and Akkakoli. The drive from Helsinki to Koli is 490 km and the driving time takes just under 6 hours.
Koli is the highest danger in North Karelia on the shores of Lake Pielinen in Lieksa. The coli is mainly white quartzite and has large woodless, bare white rock surfaces at the top. The most important peaks of Koli are Ukko- and Akkakoli and Paha-Koli, whose wall is steep. The highest point of Koli is at Ukkokolilla 347m above sea level. There are more than 1,400 islands in Lake Pielinen, which is about 100 km long and about 30 km wide.
The route goes to Koli via Lahti, Mikkeli and Varkaus. Along the way, you can stop to eat or visit to admire local attractions, pop into restaurants, cafes and boutiques, but most of all, enjoy the trip! Local4U!
Helsinki – Lahti approx. 1h
- Lahti Restaurants and Cafes – Local4U
- Stop by to see the Lahti ski jumping towers!
Lahti – Mikkeli approx. 1h 25 min
- Mikkeli market
- Nykynainen – Lovely women’s clothing store in the center!
- Mikkeli Info
Mikkeli – Varkaus approx. 1h 10 min
Varkaus – Koli approx. 2h 20 min
See more Lieksa/Koli Info
Walking route for the whole family in the stunning scenery of Koli 5.5 km
Tour de Koli is a breathtaking 5.5 km walking route in the Finnish national landscape which lasts about 1.5 hours and is suitable for the whole family. The route runs at an altitude of 347 m above sea level, in the spectacular scenery of Ukko and Akkakoli near Lake Pielisenjärvi.
Koli offers wonderful hiking terrain and ski slopes for year-round leisure! Welcome, Local4U!
Photos Kuopio-Tahko, VisitRovaniemi