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Koli National Park

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Koli National Park

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Koli Finland

The Koli National Park lies in the municipalities of Eno, 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 winter tourist centre is administered by the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla).

Koli has lots to offer cultural heritage-wise. Former it was a sacrificial site. Later it was used for slash-and-burn agriculture. The aim of Koli National Park isn't to reserve wild nature but traditional agricultural heritage is cherished in Koli. Some fields are slashed, burnt and re-cultivated and hay is cut yearly. Traditional Finnish breeds of cows and sheep are grazing in the meadows of Koli.


Contact the Koli National Park Heritage Center Ukko Tel +358 13 6887 300 Fax +358 13 688 8401 E-mail: [email protected] Internet: