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Experience nature and tranquility in the beautiful landscape of northeastern Finland

In Taivalkoski in north-eastern Finland, just 60 km from the Ruka Ski Center, you can fully enjoy the spectacular Finnish nature. Regardless of the season, you can get  wonderful experiences that will gild your memories for a long time to come.  

Our living and outdoor areas are located in Jokijärvi village, in the middle of the protective forest and surrounded by water. Here you hear nothing but the beautiful and soothing sounds of nature.

Inside Jokijärvi village  you will find a small grocery store where you can stock up. Here is also the famous Finnish author Kalle Päätalo's childhood home, which now serves as a museum .  

You are welcome alone, with family and friends, or with your youth, sports and retirement groups. Companies and organizations are also welcome for both outdoor activities and conferences.

Experiences for you?

  • Peace and quiet 

  • Clean air where it is easy to breathe and you can see the stars

  • Northern Lights

  • "Ruska" the Finnish term for when nature changes colours in autumn

  • Animals and birds

  • Berry picking

  • Fishing with catches of various kinds

  • Good training opportunities

  • A break from everyday life

  • Midnight sun in summer and darkness in winter



Winter Jokijarvi Island Peninsula Backgr


Jokijärvi is home to a large selection of hiking trails, many equipped with wind shelters and grilling stations.

Image by Thomas Schweighofer


Cycle along the roads in beautiful scenery or on the trails in nature. Bring your own or rent from us.

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There are good hunting opportunities in the state's forest areas near Nordic Lakes.

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Taivalvaara Ski Center

Fifteen minutes from us is the Taivalvaara ski center in Taivalkoski, which has well-groomed lit trails for cross country skiing, seven slopes for skiing/snowboarding with a humpback and several ski jumps. 

Image by Joel Tasche

Other winter activities

In the area there is a sled run for young and old. We also have snowshoes for hiking on loose snow. 

Pilkkiminen rannan lahelta Nordic Lakes.


Fish whenever you want! With the possibility of year round fishing you can catch a variety of fish such as pike, grayling, perch or whitefish. A fishing boat is available.


Swimming, bathing and sauna

Swim in the lake, bathe in the sauna or relax in the heated whirlpool all year round.

Image by Federico Bottos

Northern Lights

During dark evenings and nights you have the possibility to enjoy the beautiful natural phenomenon Aurora Borealis.



During ruska, nature works as a fantastic spectacle where the colors change from day to day. The best time to enjoy the autumn coloring is in September-October.

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Go cross country skiing right from the door! There are many tracks to follow. Or choose the Taivalvaara ski center in Taivalkoski with 6 km of lit trails.

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Canoe, kayak or why not try our stand up paddleboards.

Image by Robert V. Ruggiero

Other summer activities

Volleyball, frisbee, ping-pong, croquet, boules, darts, badminton. Equipment is available on site.



Ride a snowmobile directly from the door. Snowmobile trails run just outside the site and snowmobiles are available for rent on site. 



Do you like to grill? We have an outdoor barbecue area, and a grilling hut.

Image by Jørgen Håland

Berry picking

In Finland, the right of public access means that everyone has the right to pick berries and mushrooms in nature. You can find blueberries, lingonberries, raspberries and cloudberries, among other things.



We offer several rooms with double beds, single beds and bunk beds, with the ability to accommodate from 1 to 4 people per room.




On request, breakfast, lunch and dinner can be arranged for larger groups. Our large industrial kitchen is at the disposal of all guests.


We offer free parking.

Storage & rental

You have the opportunity to store larger objects such as skis. We also rent out some equipment for leisure activities.


Our spaces are accessible for everyone, with accessible toilets and living spaces

Free Wifi

We offer free Wifi in all areas.

Shared spaces

Kitchen, dining room, conference room, activity room, TV corner, several shower rooms, drying room, indoor and outdoor sauna with year-round outdoor whirlpool (rent from 60eur / 3h).

Equipment for rent

  • 2 adult bikes, 10 eur pcs / day.

  • 2 bikes, 26 inches and 24 inches, 10 euros each / day.

  • 2 snowmobiles two pers, 2h 50eur plus fuel.

  • 2 canoes, 3h 10 eur.

  • 2 paddle boards, 3h 10 eur.

  • 2 rowing boats, 3h 10 eur.



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