Bed&Hiking -package To Koli National Park, Hiidenportti National Park, Tiilikkajärvi National Park and to the others hiking areas near by Hiking guesthouse.
Price: from 95 euros/day/person
Price includes accommodation in double rooms and full board at the Hiking guesthouse Pihlajapuu, (breakfast, lunch, coffee / tea, dinner, a sauna, a packed lunch for excursions. Maps and info.
From extra charge: guided hiking tour and transportation to the hiking trip. Single room: 20 euros/day. An extra day including accommodation and breakfast is available price of 50 euros.
Transfer > < Joensuu, Kuopio, Kajaani
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…and several other Nature tracks 2-15 km.
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National Park Koli
Koli is best known for the magnificent views you get to enjoy on top of the forested hill. Over the years it has inspired famous artists like Jean Sibelius, Eero Järnefelt and Juhani Aho as well as ordinary hikers and backpackers who love hiking in the area. The highest point, Ukko-Koli rises 347 metres above sea level and 253 metres above Lake Pielinen. The view you get from the top has been named the best known Finnish national landscape.
There are several hilltops in the area where you can stop to admire the wonderful view over Lake Pielinen. Underneath the lookout spot of Akka-Koli there is also something called Hiljaisuuden temppeli (The temple of tranquility) which is a popular wedding chapel.
The recommanded hiking route: Mäkrä trail 7,2 km. The starting point for the circular route is Ukon Yläpiha (where the hotel and the wildlife centre of Ukko are located) or Koli Parking place. From there the trail goes over the hilltops of Koli descending then to the glades of Mäkränaho and Purolanaho only to go up again to the forested hill of Mäkrävaara. The next destinations will then be the forested hill Pieni-Mäkrä and the glades of Ikolanaho and Mäkränaho. From there you can go over the hilltops back to the starting point at the hotel.
Things to see along the route: the national landscape from top of Koli, the glades, the lookout spot of Mäkrävaara, the place where the artist Eero Järnefelt used to paint and the diverse, untouched nature on the forested hills.
National Park Hiidenportti – Timeless beauty
The gorge of Hiidenportti is a spectacular sight. Along the trail leading up to the gorge you can experience the mystical spruce forest and the austere beauty of the the flowery meadow.
Places to see at Hiidenportti: the gorge with its upright cliffs is the most popular sight of the national park. On the forested hill of Kovasinvaara there is a desolated cabin which gives the traveller a view on the life in the wilderness and presents the local traditional landscape. Also the cultural history of the area is introduced by places like dams for log floating and burn-beaten birch forests.
The recommanded hiking route: The trail follows the river Porttijoki south to the the sandbank of Käärmesärkkä and leads then south-east to the recreational fishing area of Peurajärvi. The distance between Hiidenportti and Käärmesärkkä is about 10 km.
National Park Tiilikkajärvi
The spectacular sandy beach of Tiilikkajärvi is called Venäjänhiekka (Russian sand) which is no coincidence: in the year of the peace treaty of Täyssinä (1595) a memorial stone was placed there to mark the demarcation. On the stone you can see a crown and a cross representing Sweden and Russia, the two countries at war. On the sandy beaches, forested hills, odorous swamps and in the sighing forests you can feel nature at its most powerful.
The recommanded hiking route: the circular routes of Uiton kierto (7km) and Autionkierto (3,2 km) are easy to hike on.
Valid: By request May-October
Groupsize: min 1- 30 person.
Sales and reservations:
Äksyt Ämmät Oy
Tel. +358 50 477 2570