Are you ready to join our first trip of the semester? If yes it’s time to put on your sneakers/hiking shoes and join us for a day trip to Koli National park to enjoy and sense the beauty of the Finnish nature and share the unforgettable national landscapes! Koli National Park in North Karelia is a unique natural and cultural destination, representing purely the beauty of Finnish landscape and nature - the land of thousands lakes, vast horizons of forest and areas of unspoiled nature with extensive range of flora and fauna.
The stark contrasts between the four seasons are the main characteristics of the annual natural cycle in Finland. This time of the year (end of September – beginning of October) is also the best season of “ruska” in most southern parts of Finland. Autumn leaf colour, i.e. “ruska” to locals, is a spectacular natural phenomenon that paints landscapes in deep and soft tones. Covered in forests and wildernesses, Finland (and Koli) is a prime destination for some serious leaf peeping!
WHEN: Saturday, September 30th, 2017
PRICE: 20€ (ESN Card holders), 25€ Others
Includes the private bus UEF - Koli – UEF
Detailed information + marked route maps
National Park entrance is free
SIGN-UP INFORMATION: Sign-ups start next MONDAY 18.9. 10:00! The last possible date for sign-up is on Friday, September 22nd, 2017
WHERE: ISYY LUKEMA office (Office hours: Mon, Tue, Thur 10-15, Closed on Wed, Fri 10-13)
Notice! The spots are limited! There are 93 spots for the trip, and the spots will be filled "first come first served". You sign-up when you go to office, give your details and make the payment. But notice, you can sign-up your friends as well if you have the personal information and payment fee (and possible ESN Card or at least clear picture of it). When you go to sign-up yourself (and your friends), you must have the payment fee 20/25€ (you can pay by cash or card), possible ESN card, name, phone number and email of the participant(s).
So be quick and ensure your place on a trip! We hope to see as many of you ☺, and apologize already for those who are not able to join us. ☹
NOTICE FOR PARTICIPANTS: There are only 93 spots for this trip. 30 people is the minimum amount of people to join the trip for that we are able to execute it.
Detailed information concerning the trip (schedule, map) will be sent to email for people who will sign up for the trip few days before, but in brief:
-We'll meet at 09:30 on Saturday morning at parking lot in front of Snellmania (UEF)
-Before the hike you have a possibility to visit the National Landscape -exhibition at Luontokeskus Ukko (entrance 5€ for adults, discounts for groups)
-We have planned the hiking routes ready for you so all you need is to follow the map (will be sent to your email as well) and enjoy the views and company
-Prepare and pack your own lunch and enjoy it with others outdoors by the campfire
-Again enjoy the views and best company
-Depart back home around 5:30pm, so we'll be back to Kuopio around 8 pm
-Enjoyed the day and company? How about "AfterHike" and one cold Koff, Olvi Karjala or Karhu together then? For those who think that sounds good, we can continue our day together in relaxed mood! Let's see that then!
What do you need?
-Good shoes for walking (high heels are not for hiking boys ;) )
-Own lunch & water (prepare something simple, or buy sausages to grill on campfire ;) )
-Smile and relaxed feeling
Notice! The hike is easy/moderate to walk for everyone, doesn't require any previous hiking experiences or excellent physical condition!
If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask us here! ☺