Nature sights

Natural attractions - Dazzling nature

The nature of the Koillismaa area is a sensation for all the senses. The locals cherish it with all their hearts. An own sauna cabin by a lake is the dream of every Finn. And we are confident that once you’ve been here, you’ll understand why.

Here are some tips for individual excursions into nature as e.g. biking, hiking, snowshoeing or barbecuing at an idyllic fireplace. A car is needed as these places cannot be reached by public transportation.
 
 

Kylmäluoma - Hiking area

Kylmäluoma hiking area is situated about 40km from Taivalkoski to the east. It´s terrain is mostly covered by stark, rugged pine forest, which typically includes here high ridge chains lining the shores of waterways.

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Pahkakuru - the small wild canyon

Hike through the primeval forest of Pahkakuru and enjoy the gorge formation, an old crack, which is about 9 km from Taivalkoski towards Jurmu.

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Pyhitys - the holy mountain

Enjoy the breath taking view over the extended forests and numerous lakes from the top of the Pyhitys Fell, the highest point in the area. It is about 30 km from Taivalkoski to Pyhitys.

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Simosenpolku - hiking on duck boards

About 20km south of Taivalkoski, by the bridge Jokijärvi (parking Romppasensalmi), you find the startingpoint of the hiking path Simosenpolku. Along the trail are signposts telling about the former life in this area.

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Soiperoinen - hiking area

Observe the popular ridges of Soiperoinen and be surprised at the variaty of its original and unspoiled nature. Give yourself the chance to experience the wilderness, the silence and the astonishing clear waters by taking a break at one of the well maintained fireplaces.

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Syöte - National Park

In National Park Iso-Syöte are several marked hiking trails along well-maintained fireplaces and resting places. The landscape of Syöte National Park, with its rugged hills, special bogs on hill tops and slopes as also old spruce forests create an attractive setting for hikers.

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Taivalvaara - our hill in Taivalkoski

Taivalaara is a hill near the center of Taivalkoski and 278m high. From the top you have a perfect view over Taivalkoski and the surroundings. Here you also find the skicenter Taivalvaara with 2 skilifts, ski jump and cross-country tracks.

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Taivalvaara nature trail

This nature trail has opened in 2013 and shows you the nice area of river Iijoki.

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