Photographer's Note

Koli is a 347m high hill on the shores of lake Pielinen in northern Carelia and is one of Finlands most popular sights. The national park is crisscrossed with over 90km of hiking trails. In winter one can ski here as well and a 7km long ice road shortens the journey towards Liekksa on the opposite shore of the lake.
The breathtaking view over Carelia has inspired not only Finland's national Epos, the Kalevala, but also many renewed artists such as painter Eero Järnfeldt of classic composer Jean Sibelius.
The landscape was formed during the last ice age, when glacier formed the long and narrow hills and valleys.
Koli is known to be a ancient ritual place, where for thousand of years people where worshipping to the gods Ukko and his wife Akka.

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