Activities

Winter Koli
 
Cottages Pielislinna, Kolinpilvi and Otsopirtti are located in the heart of Finnish Nature Park KOLI, on the lake Pielinen shore and Koirilampi private beach. They suggest a vast choice of activities and unforgettable memories of the time you have spent there in the unique environment, surrounded by the mystical nature of Koli.

There are two downhill ski slopes close to the cottage: Loma-Koli slopes 1,5 km and Loma-Koli slopes 9 km. Also there are numerous opportunities for leisure in the area like:  Koli’s breathtaking stunning hiking paths, diverse cycling routes, horse back riding with Icelandic horses, cross country skiing, snowmobiles safaris, winter fishing, snow-shoeing- the options are strikingly plentiful.
 
 

Observation Tower Rasavaaran

The most famous photo coverage of Finland have been done just here, at the Koli National Park. You could try it as well!

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Valaam Male Monastery

Valaam Spaso-Preobrazhensky male Monastery -- the current center of Orthodox spiritual and cultural life.

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Massage at the Koli cottages

You have an exellent posiibility to order massage straight to one of the SuomenSatu cottages in Koli or visit the masseur Tuju Tanskanen in the Koli Village. Novelty: foot care.

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Snowmobiles

Please contact Piekoli Oy by phone 0500-703611 www.piekoli.fi

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Botanical Garden "Botania"

University Botanical Garden "Botania" all year round gives an unforgettable experience.

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Taxi in Koli

  • Taxi services
  • Shuttle taxi
  • Wheelchair transportation
  • Airport transportation
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Koli SPA

At last! There is new Koli SPA opened!

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Karelia Museum (Carelicum)

Karelia Museum in the center of Carelicum in Joensuu

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Fishing

Summer and winter fishing for bait in Finland is not licensed and permitted everywhere except of water rapids, which pegged the population of salmon and whitefish, as well as in areas where fishing

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Kolin SumenSatun Sunset

Ukko-Koli national park

Ukko Koli national Park
The National Park attracts over 100 000 visitors each year.

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Santa Claus Visit

Meeting Christmas at our cottages one can meet Santa, who would come to meet the whole family to the house to greet, speak, listen and present some gifts to your kids.

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Kitee Zoo

In the coastal area of the lake Pyuhyayarvi, within 2 hours driving from our cottages (140 km, there is located a small town of Kitee and it's popular Zoo which has been open for nine years.

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Lake Pielinen

Pielinen ─ is the 4th largest lake in Finland. It is located in the north of the city of Joensuu and spreads its waters between Juuka, Lieksa and Nurmes.

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Stone Village Tulikivi

Museum and Souvenier Shop where you can find an impressive goods made from the local stone of Tulikivi

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Horse Riding

Why not see Koli from horseback? On our calm and friendly Icelandic horses you can ride alone, in pairs, with the whole family, or join a group with a guide.

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Snow-shoeing

At Koli you’ll find snow-shoeing at its best! Using snowshoes you can walk even in deep snow, and see winter nature from a totally new viewpoint.

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Cave «Devil's Church»

Amongst the geological entities that clearly stand out in the landscape are the Koli the individual landmark is the Pirunkirkko ("Devil's Church") boulder cave.

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Panorama Restaurant "Grill It"

Panorama Restaurant "Grill It" at Sokos Hotel Koli
An unforgettable dinner can be arranged at the Panorama Koli restaurant and bar.
Try the local cuisine and dance!

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Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Koli has got the best slopes in the the whole middle Finland! You’ll find snow fun at Koli whatever your ability level.

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Reindeer Farm

Novelty in Koli! Here is the reindeer farm now! Reindeer Akka, Ukko and Nili are waiting to meet you.

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Dog-sledding

See the beauties of Koli from a dog-sled dashing through the snow.

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About an hour drive away from Koli

Koli has a rich cultural history. In pre-Christian times people rowed here to make sacrifices to the local gods in hope of good hunting. A sacrificial fissure can still be seen near the modern Koli Hotel – perhaps worth a coin or two, just in case?
Starting in 1999 the Koli Cultural Project has produced quality art events including installations, plays, and art exhibitions.
Lot of attractions around Koli has developed a unique range of tourist facilities and services, able to diversify the program pleasant your stay in this unspoiled natural paradise. Rest in Koli - it's not just sports and contemplation of the beauties of nature, but also an opportunity to get acquainted with interesting places located within a radius of 100 km from Kohli, or about an hour drive away.
Read more on the website:
http://www.koli.fi/en/

Winter Levi
 
Cottages Levinsatu: SeLevi and TaLevi, -- are located in the heart of Levi. Levi is the largest, most popular, and fastest growing wintersport resort in Finland.
It is situated in Lapland, just below the 68th parallel, which is well above the polar circle.
Some numbers: Vertical drop 325 m, Pistes 44, Longest slope 2500 m, 48 slopes, of which 15 with artificial light, 10 childrens slopes, 1 superpipe, 1 halfpipe, 26 skilifts with a joint capacity of 25.500 persons per hour, a total of 102 acres of alpine skiing area, 230 km cross country ski tracks, of which 28 km with artificial light, 750 km snowmobile tracks, 1 ski school, 6 hotels, over 1000 chalets, 19.000 beds, 29 restaurants, of which 7 on the slopes, 3 discos, 6 cafés, 6 ski rental companies, a multitude of specialised stores, 3 supermarkets, a spa, beauty centre, fitness centre, etc, etc.
Here are some or our personal favourites; do check them out!

There are downhill ski slopes close to the cottages 0,6 km away. Also there are numerous opportunities for leisure in the area like:  Husky dogs farms and safaris, Reindeer sledge safaris, Levi’s breathtaking stunning hiking paths, diverse cycling routes, horse back riding with Icelandic horses, cross country skiing, snowmobiles safaris, winter fishing, snow-shoeing -- the options are strikingly plentiful.
 
 
 

Snowmobiles

• Levi Tourist Office +358 16 639 3300 www.levi.fi
• Arctic Safaris Levi +358 16 352 805 www.arcticsafaris.fi
• Aurora Safaris +358 40 524 6195 www.levi.fi/aurorasafaris

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Riding programmes

• Levi Tourist Office +358 16 639 3300 www.levi.fi
• Hethen Ratsutalli +358 400 924 366 www.hethenratsutalli.fi
- riding tours and guided riding lessons with Finnhorses

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Snow-shoeing

The combination of hill and hills and lake scenery with the Park’s network of trails is irresistible.

Snowshoe excursions
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Catering in LevinSatu

CATERING in Levinsatu cottages: SeLevi and TaLevi
We proudly present the catering company for the LevinSatu cottages
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Aviation programmes


• Levi Tourist Office +358 16 639 3300 www.levi.fi
• Aerohot Balloons +358 40 583 4652 www.aerohot.fi/lappi_eng.php
• Heliflite +358 16 532 100 www.heliflite.fi
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Ice-fishing

Ice-fishing excursions

• Levi Tourist Office +358 16 639 3300 www.levi.fi
• Arctic Safaris Levi +358 16 352 805 www.arcticsafaris.fi
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Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

Levi has got the best slopes in the the whole Finland! You’ll find snow fun at Levi whatever your ability level. You are guaranteed snow at Levi!

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Reindeer Park

Come and visit the Reindeer Park
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Amethyst Mine

Unique Visiting Destination in Lapland
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Northern Lights

The Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis - are an unpredictable, natural event, which occurs all year round. More >

King Crab Safari

Thus far the largest ever caught King Crab in this area was 14kg and nearly 2 meters by diagonal measure. More >

Santa Village and Arctic Circle

You can meet Santa Claus and cross the magical Arctic Circle every day at the Santa Claus Village in Lapland in Finland. More >

Dog-sledding

Come and experience the age-old way of life of the Arctic folk, and learn about the life of Arctic sled dogs!
    
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Rally and Karting

Try out rally sports in Levi - Arctic winter rally and enjoyable summer rally programmes are lots of fun for groups that enjoy speed! Get to know Levi Rally Center for more information.
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Santa Claus Visit to LevinSatu cottages

Please, meet  Santa at the LevinSatu cottages: SeLevi and TaLevi
Price: 120 euro
Duration: 15 minutes

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Other Programs

• Levi Tourist Office +358 16 639 3300 www.levi.fi
• Aurora Safaris +358 40 524 6195 www.levi.fi/aurorasafaris
- Santa Claus
• Fun Action Levi +358 400 503 278 www.inkkari.fi
- archery, axe throwing, lasso, shooting
• Happy Safaris +358 40 769 2007 www.happysafaris.fi
- we offer all-inclusive safaris including various programme services and also tailor-made programmes.
• IceWay Oy +358 50 314 2002 www.iceway.fi
-tour skating and equipment rental
• JK-tuotanto, Jukka Sirkkala +358 400 228 590
- Lappish ceremony, Santa Claus, international and domestic groups
• Katkan Aija +358 40 765 5265 www.katkanaija.fi
- -e.g Lappish ceremony, Santa Claus, Alpine curling, Nordic walking, guiding and programme services, tailor-made programmes
• Katkatunturin Era ja Luonto +358 400 225 242 www.levi.fi/lumihukka
- competition in wilderness skills
• Lainio Snow Village +358 16 658 626 www.snowvillage.fi
• Lapin Hiihto- ja Ohjelmapalvelut +358 16 644240 www.peak.fi
- catering and other free time programme services
• Lapland Safaris +358 16 654 222 www.lapinsafarit.fi
- Santa Claus programme
• Levin Liikuntapalvelut +358 639 1100 www.k5levi.fi
• Levin Safarit +358 16 366 8970 www.levinsafarit.fi
- You may book all programme services through us
• Le’Vinski +358 400 855 898 www.levi.fi/levinski
- wilderness chef courses, various food programmes and other programme services
• Loma-Paksu +358 45 120 3733 www.lomapaksu.com
-experience and adventure programmes
• Lt Linnala Oy www.santasvillage.fi
• Luvattumaa +358 400 294 405 www.luvattumaa.fi
- various programme packages for companies and groups. Troubadour Pekka for various occasions to order.
• Saamen Siida, Niiles-Jouni Aikio +358 40 541 3637
- chant and Lappish ceremony programmes
• Sininen Savu +358 400 419 847 www.levi.fi/sininensavu
-raft, fishing, accommodation and charter bus
• Taikatuli Tiina Lehtonen +358 45 133 6818
• Sininen Savu +358 400 419 847 www.levi.fi/sininensavu
-raft, fishing, accommodation and charter bus
• Taikatuli Tiina Lehtonen +358 45 133 6818
- guiding and food services