Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

July 5, 2013

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

In English:

We spent a long weekend at midsummer at Koli National Park. Koli is one of my favorite places in Finland. I have been there five times during my life. When seeing from its top the lake Pielinen my mind calms and I am speechless in front of its beauty. The height of Koli is 347 meters / 1138.5 feet above the sea level.

Every time when staring the Lake Pielinen under my feet, I wonder why every island is pointing from the North to to the South. Maybe it is due to ice age. The bedrock of Koli is old. The quartzite of Koli is sand which stratified about 2300 – 2000 million years ago.

This midsummer we did not hike on its paths as we did in 2009. The highlights were visit on its top, awesome midnight sunset descending down by using ski lift and cruise on the lake Pielinen. Also my wife wanted to show that she can practise some Yoga on its top.Dangerous or not, so she did.

The windows of our hotel room opened directly to the lake and my photos thru hotel windows (31-36) show motor boats running on the calm water of lake Pielinen and leaving artistic tracks on its surface.

En español:

Pasamos un fin de semana largo en el solsticio de verano en el Parque Nacional de Koli. Koli es uno de mis lugares favoritos en Finlandia. He estado allí cinco veces durante mi vida. Al ver desde su cima, el lago Pielinen calma mi mente y me quedo sin palabras ante su belleza. La altura de Koli es 347 metros/1138,5 metros sobre el nivel del mar.

Cada vez cuando estoy mirando el lago Pielinen bajo mis pies, me pregunto por qué están apuntando todas las Islas del norte al sur. Tal vez sea debido a la edad de hielo. Roca madre de Koli es vieja. La cuarcita de Koli es arena que estratificado hace unos 2300 millones años.

Este verano no caminábanos por sus senderos como lo que hicimos en 2009. Los aspectos más destacados fueron al visitando en su parte superior, impresionante puesta de sol de día de San Juan de media noche por utilizando telesquí y crucero por el lago Pielinen. También mi esposa quería mostrar que puede practicar algunos de Yoga en su parte superior.Peligroso o no, eso ella lo hizo.

Las ventanas de nuestra habitación se abrieron directamente al lago y mis fotos (31-36) a través de ventanas del hotel muestran a Ustedes barcos a motor en las tranquilas aguas del lago Pielinen y dejando pistas artísticas en su superficie.

En francais:

Nous avons passé un long week-end à plein cœur de l’été an á Koli National Park. Koli est un de mes endroits préférés en Finlande. J’y suis allé cinq fois au cours de ma vie. En voyant de son sommet le lac Pielinen mon esprit calme et je reste muet devant sa beauté. La hauteur de Koli est 347 mètres / 1138,5 pieds au-dessus du niveau de la mer.

Chaque fois en fixant mes yeux longuement á la Lac de Pielinen sous mes pieds, je me demande pourquoi chaque île est orientée du Nord au sud. C’est peut-être en raison de l’âge glaciaire. Le substratum de Koli est vieux. Le quartzite de Koli est le sable qui stratifié il y a environ 2300 millions ans.

Cet’été nous pas a fait une randonnée dans les pistes comme nous l’avons fait en 2009. Les points culminants ont été visitent sur son sommet, impressionnant coucher de soleil en plein cœur de l’été, descendent à l’aide de téléski et croisière sur le lac Pielinen. Aussi, ma femme voulait montrer qu’elle peut pratiquer certains Yoga sur le sommet. Dangereux ou pas, si elle l’a fait.

Les fenêtres de notre chambre d’hôtel ouvert directement sur le lac et mes photos (31-36) à travers des fenêtres de l’hôtel, montrent à Vous des bateaux à moteur déplaçant sur la lac Pielinen sur ses eaux calmes et laissant des traces artistiques sur sa surface.

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

Yoga on the peak of the hill of Koli / Yoga en la cima de la colina de Koli / Yoga sur le sommet de la colline de Koli

See also / Vea también / Voyez aussi:

Koli National park 2009 / Parque nacional 2009 / Parc national 2009

Midsummer cruise on Lake Pielinen

45 Comments »

  1. Oh, what a place to be! I’m breathing in that calming air right now. 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — July 5, 2013 @ 08:59 | Reply

  2. Que fotos mas maravillosas…!
    De primera a ultima, me encantaron!
    Gracias por regalarnos este precioso presente …….

    Comment by 76sanfermo — July 5, 2013 @ 10:05 | Reply

  3. I really would love to be at that special place, standing there high above the sea. Nothing else around than mountains/hills, small islands, water and green – as far as the eye can see … Glad to see that the weather was rather fine during your weekend trip! What a view!
    It’s absolutely beautiful!

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — July 5, 2013 @ 10:42 | Reply

  4. BOnjour Matti,
    Ce paysage à lui seul vaut toutes les séances de yoga du monde pour apporter bonheur et sérénité !!😀 Bravo d’avoir relevé ce défi et combattu le vertige ! :-
    Bises et bon week-end.

    Comment by Marion B. — July 5, 2013 @ 11:08 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Très bien dit lorsqu’on compare le yoga et le paysage!🙂 Ma femme a gagné soi-même par la beauté de paysage.

      Bon week-end. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 5, 2013 @ 11:18 | Reply

  5. What a stunning place. Great photos.

    Comment by TBM — July 5, 2013 @ 12:19 | Reply

  6. I would think I had died and gone to heaven there, Sartenada! WOW.

    Comment by Ginnie — July 5, 2013 @ 12:34 | Reply

  7. Your pictures are gorgeous! I especially like the islands and the patterns on the water left by the boats…🙂

    Comment by megtraveling — July 5, 2013 @ 13:47 | Reply

  8. Fabulous!

    Comment by Bondseye — July 5, 2013 @ 14:38 | Reply

  9. Your midnight sunset photos are stunning. It’s easy to see why this is a favorite place of yours, and I understand why you go back when possible. Even the pictures taken through the hotel window are excellent.

    Comment by seniorhiker — July 5, 2013 @ 14:40 | Reply

  10. Stunning shots of the Koli National Park! Thank you so much for the wonderful tour of the park, Sartenada! What a great place to do yoga🙂

    Comment by Amy — July 5, 2013 @ 15:34 | Reply

  11. Beautiful photos! Interesting that the islands all face the same way. They must have taken millions of years to be shaped.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — July 5, 2013 @ 16:24 | Reply

  12. Wonderful photos of summer Finland! Onko mitaan kauniimpaa?!

    Comment by tiny lessons blog — July 5, 2013 @ 16:47 | Reply

  13. I can see why you would want to return to this lake and why your wife would be inspired to practice yoga! Interesting observation about the islands all facing the same way, and they also seem to be long and narrow.The wake patterns of the boat are quite beautiful too. What a peaceful place.

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — July 5, 2013 @ 19:18 | Reply

  14. Matti,
    I’d hazard a guess that the islands may be more or less facing the same direction because this is probably a flooded valley left over after a glacier passed by a few hundred million years ago. The hills on the sides have worn down but apart from that the pattern is similar some valleys I know well in New Zealand.
    Some of these NZ valleys still have the glacial scratches on the hills on their sides. Of course the New Zealand landscape is far younger than yours in Finland, and I’m no geologist, so I may be wrong, but the theory fits as far as I can make it out.
    No matter how they were formed, this area is stunning… actually one of my favourite photos series of all of the ones you’ve posed on your blog… Beautiful!!!!

    Comment by kiwidutch — July 5, 2013 @ 20:52 | Reply

  15. Your photos are wonderful. What a beautiful place. Annie

    Comment by Forest So Green — July 5, 2013 @ 22:16 | Reply

  16. I love the light in these photos. And I just love your wife – she is so funny!

    Comment by Letizia — July 6, 2013 @ 01:55 | Reply

  17. What a beautiful place! Your first photo in particular is outstanding!

    Comment by montucky — July 6, 2013 @ 05:27 | Reply

  18. bonjour mon amie ce paysage est d’une beauté vraiment magnifique c’est toi qui fait du yoga? t’as pas peur du vertige je vois superbes photos j’ai beaucoup aimé bises MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — July 6, 2013 @ 08:29 | Reply

    • Bonjour Toinon.

      C’est sas moi, mais ma femme. Je suis à côté du garçon de berger dans un autre photo.

      Belle journée. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 6, 2013 @ 08:38 | Reply

  19. Hi Sartenada,
    Fabulous!! I loved it and bless your wife for her yoga on the peak.
    I can feel and imagine myself meditating on the peak at sunrise… Mmm…🙂

    Comment by xpat92 — July 6, 2013 @ 09:01 | Reply

  20. Lovely photos from a beautiful place! At midsummer it must be magic!

    Comment by arctic-cycler — July 6, 2013 @ 10:05 | Reply

  21. That is stunning and the water is so calm. Your photos are beautiful. It must be a wonderful ride.
    I would be to scared to stand there on one leg, but I think it is a great idea to do yoga in such wonderful surroundings.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — July 7, 2013 @ 00:01 | Reply

  22. I love your wife’s yoga poses in that scenic place beauty within and around .

    Comment by janechese — July 7, 2013 @ 06:39 | Reply

  23. Looks like a wonderful place to visit. The islands are amazing the way they are all shaped and pointing the same way. The chairlift ride looks very peaceful!

    Comment by hayley — July 7, 2013 @ 06:41 | Reply

  24. another comment , these are good shots of the clouds and reflections and sunsets.Good for you, Matti. I am sure that it was a wonderful day. Blessings to you and your wife.

    Comment by janechese — July 7, 2013 @ 06:45 | Reply

  25. Absolutely stunning photography. Bless you.

    Comment by Isabella Rose — July 7, 2013 @ 11:37 | Reply

  26. Looks like an incredible place! Lucky you.😉

    Comment by ruthincolorado — July 7, 2013 @ 22:01 | Reply

  27. Your sunset photos are stunning. What a beautiful place!

    Comment by Heart To Harp — July 9, 2013 @ 21:12 | Reply

  28. Stunning views Matti🙂
    I feel I know Finland a little better

    Comment by surfnslide — July 9, 2013 @ 23:30 | Reply

  29. Stunning images Matti, I feel I know Finland a little better

    Comment by surfnslide — July 9, 2013 @ 23:32 | Reply

  30. What a beautiful place! I think I would have been scared to test my balance near the summit.

    Comment by Deb Platt — July 10, 2013 @ 02:03 | Reply

  31. one day I will try to practice Yoga

    Comment by bernie — July 11, 2013 @ 13:46 | Reply

  32. this is one of the more FANTASTIC sets of photos i’ve seen in quite some time! what the heck is the lady in the electric ball???

    Comment by betunada — July 18, 2013 @ 05:23 | Reply

  33. These are gorgeous!

    Comment by Travel Spirit — July 19, 2013 @ 14:09 | Reply

  34. This sea-landscape with all the small islands is amazing. Thanks for showing us such a special place, I fully understand you love this place!

    Comment by Truels — July 20, 2013 @ 23:45 | Reply

  35. Lovely scenery!

    Comment by patinaandcompany — July 28, 2013 @ 17:08 | Reply

    • Hello Patinaandcompany.

      Thank You for You praising comment. Because the place is my favorite one in Finland, I appreciate Your visit and comment.

      Have lovely Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 28, 2013 @ 18:27 | Reply

  36. Makes me want to go back to FInland!

    Comment by beckylindroos — July 29, 2013 @ 12:34 | Reply

    • Hi Becky.

      Our summer is short and that’s why man has to live full life. My favorite place, as You have read.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 29, 2013 @ 12:38 | Reply

  37. Beautiful pictures, Koli is a magical place

    Comment by Am — April 8, 2016 @ 10:40 | Reply

    • Hello Am.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. It is worth for a visit. One of my favorite Place in Finland

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 8, 2016 @ 10:54 | Reply


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