The holiday resort Paljakka is an all-year holiday destination located in the middle of most beautiful, pristine natural environment, in Northern Finland, one hour from Kajaani Airport. Paljakka has for long successfully provided domestic customers with an attractive and interesting year-round destination. Encouraged by the positive feedback from the foreign customers, Paljakka’s focus in marketing is now turned for international markets. 

Paljakka is a snow-reliable destination. Good news for the lovers of Finnish winter activities. Snow guaranteed! Summertime you trek on trails through Finland’s oldest ancient woodland. Hikers, berry and mushroom pickers, geocaching enthusiasts and fishers will have the time of their lives exploring the summer wilderness. In addition to relaxing in nature, you can hop onto and ATV, horse or (fat/mountain) bike all-year round.

A weekend or a longer winter holiday at the glorious hillside of Paljakka will offer lots and lots to do for everybody. You will not get bored here! We offer speedy downhill skiing at the 30 slopes and 4 snow parks of Paljakka and Ukonhalla. It’s possible to try out downhill skiing outside of the slopes on the untouched powder snow, and the Snowpark has jumps and rails for the bold and seasoned skiers. You can also rent the needed equipment at Paljakka, and beginners can join the skiing school, where they will be provided with guidance for the slopes and skiing trails.

There are plenty of suitable and varying places for snowshoeing in the Paljakka area, and you can take off to a walking route straight from the rental shop. For example, try climbing on top of the Paljakka hill or a trip to Rakennusjärvi to grill sausages on open fire. There’s also over 100 kilometers of top condition skiing trails at your disposal. Part of them run through in the vicinity of the natural park amidst the glorious evergreen forests, where you can enjoy the silence and admire the winter beauty. There are great possibilities for ice fishing at the fishing park or surrounding lakes, without forgetting the amazing wilderness lake at the top of the hill. You can catch large perch, whitefish or even brook trout, or brown trout.

 If you want something more exciting to do on your vacation, you can rent snowmobiles and take off on a trip on your own. We also offer snowmobile safaris suitable for your skills and time. Come enjoy the beautiful winter of Finland at Paljakka!





Kajaani (75 km / 50 min), Oulu (170 km / 2,5 hours), Kuusamo (200 km / 2,5 hours), Rovaniemi (280 km / 3 hours).

Winter activities

Cross-Country Skiing
Downhill skiing
Snow shoeing
Winter fatbikes

Summer Activities

ATV, canoeing, fat and mountain biking, fishing, hiking, riding.

Fishing in Kainuu

The lakes and rivers of Kainuu region offer all the different types of Finnish fishing waters at once. You can fish on the wide pelagic of the Lake Oulujärvi, “the sea of Kainuu” as well as on the hundreds of forest lakes and rivers.