Julma Olkky

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Julma Olkky
4.5
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,448 contributions
Excellent!!
Jul 2019 • Friends
Just wonderful! The 30 minutes boat trip to Julma Olkky was worth it. The high rock walls on both sides of the canyon lake are magnificient.
Written 12 July 2019
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vititsa
Joensuu, Finland95 contributions
Bears!!!
May 2018 • Friends
I visited with my uncle, but he stayed at the resting area and I went walking. The nature and view were breathtaking. I recommend this route to any nature lovers.
A few warnings though. The route is really difficult and full with rocks, tree branches and mud. If you're going with a bike/motorcycle etc, you can do only a small portion of it. If you are a family, please be extremely careful with your children, so they won't stray of the path.
At the end of the route, I saw two bears!! One came really close to me, so I just sit down, turned my back and sang to it. It then came a bit closer and left. That was the longest 5minutes of my life.
Written 31 May 2018
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Janne A
Wild Taiga, Finland15 contributions
Kayaking in Julma Ölkky
Sep 2017
Kayaking in this Canyon in Hossa National Park is very relaxing experience! Snacks on the cliff, dramatic nature around and fresh water under you...Great way to have a day trip in Wild Taiga area!
Written 16 February 2018
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LaThuile
Espoo, Finland202 contributions
Great views but a bit far
Jul 2017 • Family
This rugged lake is an exceptional nature attraction in Finland. Landscapes are really great, and feeling here is calm. We visited here in July during the holiday season and we were only people in this boat tour.

A 20-minute boat ride worth the price. The cliffs also have ancient rock paintings, but the best ant is in the rough rock walls and in nature.

It is worthwhile to stop if you are moving in this direction. For hundreds of miles I would not be driving alone for this reason.
Written 4 August 2017
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PasiArmas
Helsinki, Finland148 contributions
Worth of visit!
Aug 2017 • Family
Ancient canyon lake Julma-Ölkky is very peaceful and beautiful place to visit. It's located in natural park of Hossa. You can go and hike around the lake which is about 5km. There is a suspension bridge over the lake.

Other option is to take a boat ride to the other end of Julma-Ölkky. It's about 15€/adult and kids over 5yrs 9€/person. From the boat you can see the ancient rock paintings and caverns.
Written 3 August 2017
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JariJK
Kouvola, Finland4,822 contributions
Very beautiful geological formation
Jul 2015 • Family
Julma Ölkky is the biggest canyon lake in Finland. The length of Julma Ölkky is 3 kilometers and the narrowest width is only 10 meters. At that point the rock is 50 meters high and the lake is 50 meters deep. Julma Ölkky formatted 2 billion years ago.

There are boat trips on the lake from mid June to late August. The boat trip takes about 30 minutes (prices in 2015: adults 14 euros, children between 5-12 years 8 euros, children under 5 years free). I definitely recommend this boat trip if you want to see those wonderful rock formations. There are old rock paintings there, too.

There are also a kiosk (a cafeteria), a campfire and two good nature trails (Ölökyn Ähkäsy 10 kilometers, the colorful rocks of Hossa 3.5 kilometers) in the area.
Written 28 July 2015
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