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Koli National Park

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<div style="float:right;margin:0 0 1em 1em;">[[Image:Koli_finland.jpg|Koli Finland]]</div>
The '''Koli National Park''' lies in the municipalities of EnoJoensuu, Lieksa and [[Kontiolahti]] in [[North Karelia]], Eastern [[Finland]], on the western shore of Lake Pielinen and covers 3000 hectares. Established in 1991, the uncommonly beautiful national park and diversifield diversified winter tourist centre is administered by the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla).
Koli has inspired many painters and composers, e.g. Jean Sibelius, Juhani Aho and Eero Järnefelt. Eero Järnefelt painted together with A.W. Finch and Ilmari Aalto a large scenery about Koli in 1911. It can be seen in the restaurant of Helsinki railway station. Painters found Koli in the 19th century and after that Koli has been called one of the national sceneries of Finland.
 
Contact the Koli National Park Heritage Center Ukko
Tel +358 13 6887 300
Fax +358 13 688 8401
[mailto:[email protected]fi [email protected]], web sites: [http://www.koli.fi], [http://www.outdoors.fi/kolinp]
 
==Understand==
 
===History===
 
===Landscape===
 
===Flora and fauna===
 
===Climate===
 
==Get in==
 
==Fees/Permits==
 
==Get around==
==See==
Nowadays there are two ski resorts in Koli area: Loma-Koli for families and Ukko-Koli for more advanced downhill skiing. There are three ski lifts and six ski slopes in Ukko-Koli. The highest vertical drop is 230 meters and ski slopes are 800–1,500 meters long. There are four ski lifts and six ski slopes in Loma-Koli. The highest vertical drop is 145 meters and ski slopes are 530–1,050 meters long. Two of the slopes are streets for snowboarding. There are also snow castles for children.
 
==Buy==
 
==Eat==
 
==Drink==
==Sleep==
 
===Lodging===
There is Hotel Koli near the top.
==Contacts=Camping=== ===Backcountry===
Contact the Koli National Park Heritage Center Ukko==Stay safe==Tel +358 13 6887 300Fax +358 13 688 8401 E-mail: [email protected] Internet: http://www.koli.fi==Get out==
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