Alan Rogers Review
Koljonvirta Camping is a large but quiet site located about five kilometres from the centre of Iisalmi. There are 200 marked grass pitches, 120 with electricity (16A). The site adjoins a lake and has a small beach and facilities for boating and fishing. Iisalmi town itself is on the northern edge of the Finnish Lake District and provides a good variety of shops, including some factory outlets, and an interesting variety of events during June, July and August. These vary from the world famous ‘Wife Carrying’ World Championships to the Lapinlahti ‘Cattle Calling’ Competition and the International Midnight Marathon.
Alternatively, you can visit one of the town’s museums or the Saint Eliah Church. Close to the campsite is a well known battlefield from the Swedish-Russian war (1808-1809) when Finland was still part of Sweden. Numerous re-enactments take place when you can meet Colonel Sandels and Prince Dolgoruki and fight side by side with Soldier Bang. The site has cottages available to rent plus a renovated room for three persons with a small kitchen.
The sanitary blocks provide showers, toilets and a sauna in one block. Launderette. Motorcaravan services. Shop (fresh bread available). Snack bar. Fully licensed restaurant. Lake and small beach. Boating. Fishing. Canoe hire. Volleyball court. Skateboard ramp. Minigolf. Internet access.
- Boat Launch on Site
- Lake/River Beach Onsite
- Fishing on Site
- Golf Nearby
- Riding Nearby
- Shop on Site
- Pets allowed
From road 5 turn onto the 88 (towards Oulu) just north of Iisalmi. Go straight over the roundabout and the site is 1 km. on the left. Follow signs.