Villa Salmon cottage
Modern 2019 finished cottage with spectacular view. Situated next to Lake Oulujärvi, Vaala. Includes two bedrooms, living room and kitchen. Sauna is included in the price. New lean-to shelter located on the beach equipped with quality barbecue facilities.
No pets allowed.
Price for the apartment and sauna is 150 Euro / day
Linen 15 Euro / Pers
The idyllic Taikaloora cottage (mökki in Finnish) was built 2016 and it is situated just beside the Lake Oulujärvi. There is room for max. 4 people. The small kitchen is functionally equipped, just like the bathroom. Not to forget the cosy fireplace. No pets allowed inside the main building.
Price includes sauna and that is something you have to experience! While relaxing in the sauna, you have an amazing view over the Lake Oulujärvi. It’s a traditional built Finnish sauna and heated by wood.
Price for the cottage and sauna is 130 Euro / day (1.6–31.8.), 110 Euro / day (other times)
Linen 15 Euro / Pers
Taikaloora Holiday Apartment
The stylish Taikaloora Holiday Apartment (finished 2019) is situated just beside the Lake Oulujärvi and close to services of Vaala. There is room for max. 4 people. Sauna is included in the price.
Price for the apartment and sauna is 98 Euro / day
Linen 15 Euro / Pers
Villa Kelo cottage
An atmospheric logwood cottage for 1-4 people is located only four kilometers from Vaala’s services. The place has nice open view to the lake, private dock with swimming latter and separate sauna on the beach. The cottage has well equipped small kitchen, TV, good quality gas grill and outdoor fireplace. A rowing boat is also at your disposal.
Price for the cottage and sauna is 120 Euro / day, 720 Euro / week
Linen 10 Euro / Pers
Guesthouse (two rooms for two persons each) is situated in the main building of Taikaloora, about 60 meters away from the shore of Lake Oulujärvi.
The rooms are located on the second floor. Both rooms are spacious and cosy in a typical Finnish style and equipped with coffee maker, refrigerator and a microwave oven. Toilet and shower for both rooms are shared and are situated on the same floor.
60 Euro / room
There are a lot of dierent predator fishes in Finland’s waters, such as pikes or dierent kinds of perches or salmonides. Spin fishing is an efficient technique to outwit predators.
For trouts or salmons it is recommended to use spoons or wobblers which can be cast far away and sink easily due to their weight. During the warm summertime pikes are seen everywhere and they attack everything that moves.
The topwater fishing for pikes is extremely action-loaded and the pikes jump out of the water when they hit the lures. Next to Taikaloora is a hotspot for fishing perches.
Oulujärvi is the fourth-biggest lake in Finland. Taikaloora has connections to many local professional guides who know every fishing hotspot. They offer dierent kind of fishing services according to their special knowledge and equipment.
Guides know how to catch sh. Be it a pike, pikeperch or trout, guides know where to find them.
On top of that, Oulujärvi is famous for the European pike trolling championship which takes place in the beginning of summer. In autumn, fishermen from all over the world come to Oulujärvi to fish for trophy trouts.
Finnish heritage of the ice age, Rokua UNESCO Global Geopark, is a unique combination of geology, nature and culture on the northern hemisphere. Lake Oulujärvi and river Oulujoki belong to Rokua Geopark area.
The characteristic features of the area are the landforms shaped by the Ice Age: glacial ridges, pine and lichen-clad heaths, kettle holes.
There are a lot of routes in Rokua Geopark area for hiking, nordic skiing, bicycling and snow shoeing.
The whole Rokua Geopark area is famous for mushroom picking. Especially penny bun is a common and very tasteful mushroom typical to this area. Moreover, chanterelles and porcinos are found everywhere. During mushroom season one can also nd a rich variety of berries, roots, herbs and nuts wich are essential to a healthy nutrition.
Northern lights are natural lights displayed in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude of Arctic regions. Auroras are produced when the magnetosphere is sufficiently disturbed by solar winds.
In order to see the northern lights it has to be dark and the sky must be clear. Chances to see them is high during autumn and wintertime. You can check the possibility to see northern lights in different areas in Finland here:
There are brown bears living in Finland Normally you are not seeing them; nonetheless it is said that many times bears do see you.
If you want to see brown bears you can take a guided tour to places where it is safe to watch and take pictures of these wild animals. Just contact Taikaloora to organize you this kind of experience.
Take a cup of warm coffee or tea and sit beside an ice hole waiting for a bite of big perch. In Finland ice fishing is free for everybody – no licenses required. Relaxing way of enjoying the Finnish nature.
If you want more speed to your holiday, please discover snow scootering. You can easily drive tens of kilometers within one day. The routes are marked well in the forest so that you can try this activity with the help of a guide or just by yourself.
Unforgettable way of discovering the Finnish nature during wintertime is dog sledging. Huskies take you to snowy forests where you can’t hear absolutely anything – just enjoying the beauty of winter.
Another typical way of activity during wintertime in Finland is nordic skiing. There are hundreds of kilometers skiing routes to discover in Rokua Geopark area and also on frozen Lake Oulujärvi. There are nice barbeque places along the routes to relax deep in the forest.
Taikaloora is owned by Päivi Jylhälehto and her husband Terho Jylhälehto. They guarantee that you’ll enjoy and experience unforgettable Finnish nature activities.
Päivi is the creative soul of Taikaloora. She is a designer, who loves vintage-products and interior design. She also takes care of rooms, cottage and breakfast for guests.
Terho takes care of business and organizes nature activities for guests. He is enthusiastic in fishing and he knows hotspots in the surrounding waters. Terho will provide you with all the equipments and arrangements you need for your active holiday.
Taikaloora main building was built in 1950 for chief of the sawmill that was located in the area.
Taikaloora main building is design by Aarne Ervi, one of the most famous architectures in Finland. The main building is listed which means it can not be demolished because of its cultural historical value.
In 1995, Päivä and Terho Jylhälehto bought the estate and renovated it for residential and business use. Tourism activities were started in 2000 and ever since tourists have came back time after time to experience the idyll and a wide range of activities in the area.
Fishing trip: Lake Oulujärvi with professional guide
220 Euro/3 hours
400 Euro/6 hours
(max. 6 Pers)
Includes: Fishing equipment, luxury fishing boat, fishing guide, fishing licenses, boat driver, small snacks and drinks.
Available fishes: trout, rainbow trout, pike, perch, pikeperch and lake salmon.
Kayaks 30 Euro/day
Includes: only equipment rental
Fishing trip: River Oulujoki with local guide
50 Euro/pers/3 hours
Includes: fishing equipment, fishing guide, fishing licences, boats
Available fishes: trout, rainbow trout, grayling, pike, perch and pikeperch
These are just a few examples of what to do and where to go. Don’t hesitate to ask for other options.
There are so many things to do, so we won’t be able to list them all in the webpage.
Just tell us what’s in your mind a we’re happy to figure out a nice adventure for you.