Travel to Finland
Day 3 Kuopio - Koli N.P. - Lieksa (162 Km.)
(in 157 Km.) Koli National Park: The region further south for all Finland, North Karelia, is located east of Pielinen. The hill of Koli (347 meters) is the highest mountain in North Karelia and all overlooking the lake.
Lake near Losomaki
Among the many paths that transit this area, highlights one that climbs to the hill of Koli and that offers one of the best views of the lake region. In particular highlight three lookouts located on top of some rocks from which to observe the lake Pielinen and various islands in its interior. Koli is one of the most famous natural sights in Finland. Koli National Park, which includes the Historic Center of Ukko, has exhibits and audiovisual programs in the top of Koli.
Koli National Park
In summer there are daily connections by ferry from Koli to Lieksa, across the lake Pielinen. This requires access to the pier which is located about two kilometers from the own Koli. Or about 7 miles if we do it from the top of the National Park.
The Pielinen is one of the many lakes in the eastern central Finland. It occupies an area of about 850 square kilometers and is characterized by the presence of numerous small islands and is connected to Lake Saimaa across the river Pielisjoki.
The ferry ride takes about an hour and a half. The first few minutes we saw as we are leaving behind Mount Koli. Crossed between different islands and found that many of them have a small jetty. The Finns love to use their free time to be isolated in nature.
(in 5 Km. + Ferry) Lieksa: We disembarked the ferry and stayed to sleep in this city.