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Trekking in partial self-sufficiency in the forests of central Finland. Discover Koli National Park.

A total immersion in the enchanted and wild atmospheres in the area of the thousand lakes in of central Finland. An unforgettable trekking on the thru hike style but with the possibility to use also some structures that offers accommodation and services.

The destination is Koli National Park in North Karelia.


  • Backpack
  • Comfortable long pants for 4 days walking, change of clothes
  • Hiking poles, if you are get use to use them.
  • Waterproof windproof jacket
  • Sun glasses,
  • hat or similar,
  • sun lotion
  • Tent and sleeping bag
  • Don’t forget water! (water bottles, at least 1.5 l)

DAY 01:
Meeting at Joensuu train station. Once the group is reunited we will move in the direction of Kiviniemi where we will spend the night and from where, on the following day, we will start our trekking.

DAY 02:
From Kiviniemi we will start our hiking day and arrive in Suopelto in the southern part of the National Park. We will be going through camp fire places along the lake shore where we can take a break and roast some sausages on the fire.

DISTANCE: approx. 15Km
TIME: 7 h

DAY 03:
From Suopelto we will go up the eastern shore of Heräjärvi until we reach Lakkala. Hiking through a magic land of lakes and forest.

DISTANCE: approx. 11Km
TIME: 5 h

DAY 04:
From Lakkala, we will walk the eastern shore of the north part of Heräjärvi until we reach the center called Ukko Koli, the highest point of the National Park from which we will be able to enjoy the view that has inspired so many painters and poets of Scandinavian culture.

DISTANCE: approx. 14Km
TIME: 7 h

DAY 05:
After spending the night near Ukko Koli, we will start our descent, by public transport, towards Joensuu.

DAY 06:
A free day in Helsinki, the capital of Finland.

h 15:00 (sharp)

Railway station
Itäranta 12,
80100 Joensuu,
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180€ – Adults

Fee includes:

  • Nature Interpretive Guide

Fee does not include:

  • Round trip from the meeting point
  • Costs for travel to and from the meeting point at the start of the trek
  • Costs for possible accommodation and additional services (overnight in mountain hut, bars, restaurants, sauna, etc.)
  • Packed lunches for the trekking days
  • Water bottles
  • Required for cooking on the campsite
  • Anything not mentioned under “Fee includes”

(It is possible to provide a rough idea of any additional costs to be incurred on site)

Travel lead by:
Nature Interpretive Guide & MTB Teacher

Official Authorisation Region
Emilia Romagna (L.R. 4/2000 )
Accompaniment according to L.N.4/2013


+39 338 20 58 531


Mandatory booking within: h 18:00 CET 26/05/2020
(while seats last)

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