Nature – A Source of Well-being

Nature – A Source of Well-being

Ylä-Kolintie 39, 83960 KOLI

Min 5 persons
Max 20 persons
Guided tour

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.

Languages: Finnish, English and/or German

  Duration 2–2.5 hours depending on the size of the group

  Available 15.5.–30.6. and 1.8.–30.9.

 Departure and return Koli Shop Retkitupa (in Nature Centre Ukko)

Approx. 1 km on the trails in the Koli National Park, occasionally off the trails

Price: 30€/ per person
Price includes An accompanying guide throughout the tour, VAT.  
Equipment Participants should bring their own waterproof outdoor clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Water bottle in warm weather.

 The company also runs Koli Shop Retkitupa, a souvenir and outdoor equipment shop with a wide range of Finnish products such as wooden Kuksa-cups, traditional knives, local canned fish, and Koli T-shirts. There is also a wide range of rental gear at Retkitupa, e.g. a child carrier, backbags, sleeping bags and snowshoes. Koli Shop Retkitupa is conveniently located in Koli Nature Centre Ukko where there are also restrooms..

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Unique guide to North Karelia for slow travel

Salmenkyläntie 81, 75500 Nurmes

Unique guide to North Karelia for slow travel 24€

Wellbeing from unspoilt nature
Outdoor Karelia Finland is a valuable guide for travellers to North Karelia as well as businesses and organisations that seek new international contacts or are keen to maintain existing ones.  The guide book presents eastern Finland, its nature, its culture, its history – not forgetting shopping opportunities. Furthermore, it contains some general information about Finland.
For nature travellers, the best places and routes for hiking, cycling, canoeing and cross-country skiing are presented, among other activities.
Most of the routes described are maintained regularly. 

Nature has positive impacts. A growing number of researchers believe that nature-based activity and spending time in nature has many benefits in terms of health and well-being.

Price: 24€
Incl. Postal charges.

Most of the routes described are maintained. Those who use these routes assume the risk of doing so.
It is recommended that before your trip you check the current conditions (e.g., in spring whether the manual ferries are available) with the maintainer of the route (such as the local authority, tourist information office, Metsähallitus, VisitKarelia, etc.)

Plan your visit in nature, stay well, safe and follow the instructions.

Instructions for outdoor activities, also outside national parks,  in 

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