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Pielinen, Koli National Park

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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5/5 based on 15+ reviews on the web
Pielinen is the fourth largest lake of Finland, with a drainage basin area of 12823km2 that is equally distributed between eastern Finland and Russia. The creation of the lake and its outlet is attributed to a post-glacial isostatic rebound, which resulted in uplift of the land. As is common in Finnish lakes, the water color of the lake is dark on account of the high proportion of bogs present in the catchment of the drainage basin that drains humic substances.Pielinen Lake is in the northernmost part of Karelia, which is the land of the Karelian peoples, a Northern European area of historical significance not only for Finland, but also for Russia and Sweden. Apart from the lake, several attractions on the shores of the lake are the Koli National Park known for its scenic beauty in summer and the winter sports of skiing, the whitewater rafting centre at Ruunaa Hiking Center, the active centres of Lieksa and Nurmes.
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  • Great place. Had a rest in a cottage on the shore of this beautiful Lake with his wife and one child. The stunning Finnish landscapes, clean air, excellent fishing. brought up mushrooms and berries. Be sure to still come.
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  • Lake Pielinen is one of the most beautiful lakes in Finland offering excellent recrecreational value for local people and tourists. Pielinen is the fourth largest lake of Finland and is located in the...  read more »
  • Midsummer time spent on the beaches of the Lake Pielinen. Clean watery, big and beautiful Lake. Small fine sandy beaches. Mosquitoes and gnats the haunt, but mosquito karkoitteella even with doing well in
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  • An excellent customer service. Sauna and swimming-pool surprised completely, and had experience very pleasant. Clean and well kept hotel. Breakfast better than " chain hotels, specifically tuoreudellaan. An easy target to recommend to friends and family, which most certainly we do, and we come to myself again. Thank you for the good service!
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