Taivalkoski is where you want to go. It’s so close you can get there easily: no matter how you travel.
The closest airports are at Kuusamo, Oulu and Rovaniemi.
There is a train service from Helsinki to Oulu, Rovaniemi and Kajaani.
There is a bus service on weekdays and weekends from Oulu or Kuusamo to Taivalkoski.
Taivalkoski is particularly popular among those who drive, and it’s easy to get here via road no. 20 from Oulu or Kuusamo. If you’re coming up from the south, along highway no. 5 (E63), the scenic lake drive no. 8400 will lead you straight to Taivalkoski. There is also a scenic drive further north, which takes you to Posio.