There are lots of activities available near Taivallahti Holiday Cottages both in summer and in winter. The downhill slopes and services of Ruka Holiday Resort are only a 15-minute drive away. Read more about the activities and adventures of Ruka and Kuusamo
There is an easy access to the Kouervaara hiking route directly from the cottage yard. See the magnificent view over Lake Kitkajärvi from the top of Kouervaara hill.
The Kuusamo area offers a wide variety of hiking routes, at Oulanka and Riisitunturi National Parks and at Ruka fell, for instance. Find more details and instructions for how to plan pleasant day-trips from the links below.
Fishing and Boating
The fantastic scenery and clear waters of Lake Kitkajärvi – the largest spring in Europe – make this lake a great place for fishing and boating. Spinning, trolling or net-fishing at Lake Kitkajärvi is fishing at its best. You may also be lucky and catch some handsome fish!
Outboard motors and fishing tackle are available from the owner. Fishing permits from Reception.
More information about fishing
Picking Wild Berries and Mushrooms
In addition to great sceneries, the Kouervaara area is a perfect place for picking wild berries and mushrooms. Step into the forest from the cottage garden and start picking your own forest fruit.
Small game hunting on grounds owned by the landlord or the Kuusamo collective forest. The size of the hunting grounds is about 60 000 hectares. Hunting permits from Reception.
The 6 km cross-country ski track to Kouervaara goes right past the cottage. There are also plenty of ski tracks and routes in the Ruka and Kuusamo area.
Direct access to snowmobile routes from your cottage
A 3 km private snowmobile track takes you to the Ruka-Posio snowmobile route and further to the snowmobile route network of Ruka and Kuusamo. There are also cafés and restaurants situated along the snowmobile routes. Snowmobile route map and more information about snowmobiling