Cross-country skiing & snowshoeing

Skiing and snowshoeing in Taivalkoski is a true delight!

The Taivalvaara Fell in Taivalkoski provides excellent skiing opportunities. The well-maintained trails and tracks and diverse terrain invite skiers to enjoy the fantastic snowscapes offered in Taivalkoski.
The season in the Koillismaa area is generally long:  the first snowfall comes already in early November and the snow hangs around until late April.

In the village Taivalkoski:

  • Cross-country tracks of Taivalvaara (Start near Ski Resort/Cafeteria):
    6.5 km (lighted), 15 km & 25 km
    5 km, 7.5 km and 10 km competitive tracks (regularly maintained only during competitions).
    There are also other longer trails through the spring snowscape.
    Read more: www.taivalvaara.fi, or print this map (pdf)
  • Snow-shoeing on the Nordic Walking trails. See map: map (pdf)

In Jokijärvi:

  • Cross-country tracks of Saija: 4-10km tracks of traditional cross-country skiing. Free use for everybody.
  • Snow-shoeing on the Simosenpolkku-trail. Start near the bridge of Jokijärvi or at the lodge Saija.

In Kylmäluoma (Recreational Center):

  • Cross-country tracks of Kylmäluoma: 4-9 km traditinal skiing and 6 km skating. Free use for everybody.
    Read more: www.hossa-kylmaluoma.fi

In the National Park Syöte:
The info center of the national park Syöte is after 16.2.14 open every day from 10-17

  • Beautiful cross-country tracks, snow-shoeing trails and a winter walking trail are also available in the National Park of Syöte (best is to start from the visitor center).
    Read more about the National Park: www.outdoors.fi
    Read more about the skiing tracks: www.syote.fi
    Read more about snow shoeing: www.syote.fi
    From the parking area of the visitor center Syöte start two snowshoe trails Map (pdf):
    - Naavaparran polku 3 km (easy trail, leave-shape markings)
    - Teerivaaran kierros 3,3km. (half-demanding trail with big altitude differences, marked with sticks)
    - To the direction of Anninkoski there is a winter hiking path of about 3km 

The skiing and snowshoeing possibilities outside of the established trails are endless.
The providers listed underneath are situated near cross-country tracks, some of them also rent equipment and offer guided tours:

Cabins Taivalmajat

The 2 Taivalmajat cabins both feature 6-person flats. All flats have a fully-equipped kitchen, washing and drying facilities for clothes and sports equipment, saunas and bathrooms, living rooms with fireplaces.

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Cabins Tutkamajat - Add a little luxury to your life

Tutkamajat cabins provide quality accommodation, even for larger groups. The two high standard cabins are located on top of Taivalvaara.

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Hotel Herkko - Sometimes you just need a break

Hotel Herkko is a peaceful, cosy hotel close to nature.The hotel is located near to the village of Taivalkoski and next to Taivalvaara Fell. Guests are received as is customary here, spontaneously and without pretence.

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Outdoor Center & Campground Kylmäluoma - Camp life

A restaurant, cottage accommodation, boats, minigolf, tennis, badminton, fishing. Mountain bikes, cross-country skis and fishing equipment can be hired on site.

Read more: www.kylmaluoma.com, www.luontoon.fi

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Ski Resort Taivalvaara

The Ski Resort Taivalvaara offers something for everyone; beautiful Finnish landscape and lots of snow, far away from the big crowds. Taivalvaara is a center for down hill skiing, cross-country skiing and ski jumping.  The perfect place to learn skiing or practice your skills. Equipment rental possible.

In Taivalvaara there is a community center building that serves athletes and it can be used for arranging competitions and events. Center building includes a cage/meeting place for 100 persons as well as dressing rooms, showers, sauna, office, 2 commentator rooms and rooms for ski waxing and scores.

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Villas Tykkytaival - Accommodation that’s made to order

Tykkytaival is located close to Hotel Herkko in the magnificent landscape of Taivalvaara Fell. The villas feature luxurious, high-quality accommodation for both small and large groups.

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