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Definitely worth a visit

We got up with a short cable ride. It is crawded place, so if you can, avoid the weekends. There... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Jyvaskyla, Finland
Beautiful Park

A nice way of going up with the short cable ride. The park has several hikes, all at different... read more

Reviewed July 8, 2018
Netanya, Israel
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

We got up with a short cable ride. It is crawded place, so if you can, avoid the weekends. There is several hikes, not that hard to walk, but to have good shoes is definitely a plus. Especially when good weather the scenery is really...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank evicz
Reviewed July 8, 2018

A nice way of going up with the short cable ride. The park has several hikes, all at different lengths. We di the one of 3.5 km. that starts near the info centre. Advisable though to wear hiking boots. The 13 explanation signs have an...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Stunning view and my Finnish heart beat faster here. We had perfect weather, neither too hot nor too cold, with sunshine and clouds. Travelling with active small dogs didn’t lessen the experience, but at times one had to be carried. Sweaty business but worth it....More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank recognisethepattern
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

I guess this was the first chance we had for long range views of Finland as mostly we'd been in and among the lakes and trees. It was beautiful though I'd avoid busy weekends!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank RP-HebdenBridge
Reviewed May 9, 2018

The important place for Finnish people. Beautiful view of the lake. I recommend taking a good hike on the lakeside.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Vike K
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

It’s a fairly easy walk up to the top even in snow. It has nice views over the lake on one side and the valley on the other. It’s worth going up for sunset.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JonathanCC
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Climb up from the rigt side of the hotel and you get a North Carelian view that has inspirated many Finnihs artists: painters, writers, photografers... like Eero Järnefelt, Juhani Aho, Pekka Halonen, I.K. Inha, Jean Sibelius. No matter what time of the year, it is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank iTo1t0
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

Great routes for hiking. Great houses for rent, easy access to top scenery from the Ukko-Koli hotel. Finnish scenery at its best.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Matkailija99
Reviewed November 7, 2017

Lake Pielinen means Lake by the Edge. Pielinen is one of the largest lakes in Finland, being more than 200 km long. By Pielinen, ancient sacred Lake of North Carelia, is Koli, also a sacred site. Koli is the tooth of ancient mountain, before last...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

I visited Ukko-Koli for the first time. I has been on my mind for awhile now and finally I had the chance to visit it. I was really worth it. The scenery is awesome and easy to reach. Also the surrounding area is beautiful. Near...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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