Magical Winter Moments!

A cottage holiday is an ideal way to vacation with your family or friends - even in winter time. Already a short break in a warm, cosy cottage is the perfect way to relax. Rent your own holiday cottage and enjoy the magic of  the Finnish winter at its best!

We offer around 200 holiday cottages, villas and apartments for rent in North Karelia and in Heinävesi. Find out more and book yours today!

Magical Winter Moments!


Ukko-Koli slopes with 6 slopes are the highest slopes in Southern Finland. There has been alpine skiing at Koli for 80 years. For children Ukko-Koli offers also carpet lift and the sleigh carousel. The carpet lift is open to all. Three of the six slopes are illuminated and there are 4 lifts in the area.

More information: Ukko-Koli slopes

There are over 80 kilometres of skiing tracks at Koli. Finland's longest continuous illuminated skiing track starts from Koli Freetime in Kopravaara and goes all of 25 kilometres to Loma-Koli. Lake Pielinen is the fourth largest in Finland and Europe's longest official inland water ice road goes across it. The ice road is about 7 kilometres long and is opened in mid-January on the average and closed in late March. A tour skating track is cleared alongside the ice road. You can rent tour skates e.g. at the Koli Safari House.

In wintertime a holiday cottage makes the perfect base for downhill and cross-country skiing. We have almost 200 holiday cottages and apartments. Half of them are situated in Koli area. So, there are plenty of cottages to choose from!



Give the gift of a cottage holiday in North Karelia!

The gift certificate can be redeemed at any VisitKarelia holiday cottage and is valid for a period of one year from the date of burchase. And of course you can yourself deside the value of the gift certificate.

Further information and reservations:

VisitKarelia Sales Ltd

Tel. +358 207 434 660,


Winter Cottage Holiday

Turn magical winter moments into memories that'll last a long time. Book your winter holiday today!

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