Tour around Lake Pielinen in Karelia
Welcome to North Karelia, area where East meets West.
Get to know colorful and unique culture from Eastern part of Finland.
Arrival with own / rental car to Nurmes, app. 1,5
hours from Joensuu or Kuopio. Accommodation, spa and dinner at Break Sokos Hotel
Bomba in the Karelian village.
A visit to Eva Ryynänen’s artist home at Paateri in Lieksa. Lunch at Timintra restaurant, Lieksa.
The crossing of Lake Pielinen from Lieksa to Koli with car ferry M/F Pielinen. Beautiful journey takes 1 h and 40 minutes.
Trip gives excellent views of the Finnish Lakeland and Koli National Park.
See breathtaking views from Koli hills, our national landscape. Visit to Nature Centre Ukko.
Price from 170 €/night/person (2017)
- Accommodation in twin room, half board and spa at Break Sokos Hotel Bomba
- Entrance fee and guiding at Paateri, Studio of Eva Ryynänen
- Lunch at Timintra restaurant
- Entrance fee at Car ferry
- Entrance fee at Nature Centre Ukko in Koli
Group size: Minimum two persons
Ferry MF Pielinen 26.6.-20.8.2017 daily
• Studio of Eva Ryynänen and Paateri Chapel
Lieksa 10:00 – Koli 11:40 | Koli 12:00 – Lieksa 13:40
Lieksa 15:00 – Koli 16:40 | Koli 17:00 - Lieksa 18:40
Eva Ryynänen (1915–2001) created about 500 wooden sculptures. Her biggest single project, the Paateri Chapel,
was completed in 1991 and the gallery-cafe in 1993. It is situated in Vuonisjärvi, ca. 28 km from Lieksa towards Joensuu.
The wood sculptress Eva Ryynänen (1915 - 2000). With the years she created about 500 wooden sculptures.
Eva Ryynänen´s biggest single project, the unique Paateri chapel, was completed in summer of 1991. In 1993 another interesting building- the gallery-café - was opened in Paateri. Eva Ryynänen was conferred the title of professor in 1998. There is a photo exhibition in the studio depicting the career of Eva Ryynänen.
• Koli - National landscapes of Finland
The Koli hills are remain of the Karelids, a range of the Karelianfold mountains that were formed two billion years ago. As a tourist attraction the Koli Hills became well-known at the turn of the 20th century. The breathtaking views that open up from the hills have also enchanted Finnish artists, including the composer Jean Sibelius. The highest peak of the Koli Hills, Ukko-Koli, rises 347 metres above sea level. The Temple of Silence (an uncovered natural shrine) is located on the Akka-Koli Hill. “Pirunkirkko” (the Devil’s Church) is a cave formation which was formerly believed to be the dwelling place of wizards and witches. It is probably one of the longest natural caves in Finland (33 m). Flashlight required. Koli National Park was founded in 1991. It encompasses an area of nearly 3,000 hectares. The Visitor Centre Ukko was completed in 2000.