Summer Fun in the great outdoors

Saija’s verdant forests and pristine lakes invite you to enjoy the serenity and silence of Finnish nature. Choose your favourite way to explore the wilderness!

In summer you can for example go swimming in the lake directly from your en-suite sauna or enjoy the bright and silent summer evenings and nights on the landing-stage. You will hear only the gentle waves hitting the shore of the lake and the various birds living in the area. From the stage you can watch their behavior or take part in our canoeing trip at the night where you are able to explore the nature and animals living there from another perspective. For those, who are interested in predators, we suggest a Bear-watching safari in the wilderness or a visit to the predator centre in Kuusamo. Our holiday package 'Nature & Wildlife' includes for ex. these activities. To find out more detailed information, please check out the following link:

Our guided activities, holiday packages and rental equipment

You can choose from many alternatives to be active outdoors (hiking, biking, canoeing, fishing), on your own or with a professional guide, and at the same time enjoy nature at its best while picking up and eating berries. Here are growing cloudberries, raspberries, blueberries, lingonberries and cranberries; all waiting for to be picked up and eaten right away or for ex. at the breakfast. Except the pure nature ingredients, the fresh air and the daily changing colours of the nature in autumn make you just feel good when you spend your day outdoors!

Hiking tip! Saija Lodge is located near to four national parks: Hossa, Oulanka, Syöte and Riisitunturi. For more information:

Hiking routes and areas in Taivalkoski: for instance Simosenpolku (starting from Saija's garden) and Kylmäluoma. Please ask for more areas at our reception.