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Saijantie 8, Taivalkoski 93400 Finland
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#1 of 2 Speciality lodging in Taivalkoski
A cozy and peaceful choice, a Lodge by the lake! Saija is situated in the northeast of Finland, in the middle of the beautiful and original Finnish nature. The lodge is by the Lake Jokijärvi and offers accommodation, restaurant services and guided activities available upon pre-order all year round. We have 20 apartments with sauna, shower and WC as also 2 holiday cabins and 2 Sky Cabins with a perfect view to the Northern Sky.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Bicycle rental
Indoor play area for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Ski rentals
Water sport equipment rentals
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Ski In / Ski Out
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Seating area
Separate living room
Private bathrooms
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Electric kettle
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Finnish, German


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Saijantie 8, Taivalkoski 93400 Finland
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Laura H wrote a review Apr 2020
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What a wonderful week at Saija lodge enjoying the peace and beauty of this winter wonderland. The atmosphere is incredible and the team are so welcoming. I travelled on my own but the whole place has a real family atmosphere and the restaurant was a great place to get to know other guests or have your own space if you prefer. I was there to enjoy 'Husky Week' and had the most wonderful time with the dogs. Heading out on the sledge with a team of dogs is a truly wonderful experience and our guide Ossi made it really fun. Thank you to all at Saija. I was the only Brit but as all of the instructions are given in English it was just right and great to meet lots of others from across Europe. If you are looking for somewhere to enjoy the full winder experience (Huskys, snow shoes, snowmobiles, igloo etc etc) in a place that is authentically Finnish treasuring traditions you will love it here. Hope to return in future.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Response from Saija_L0dge, Marketing & Client Service at Saija Oy
Responded 5 Apr 2020
Dear Laura, thanks for your positive feedback about our lodge Saija, its service and programs. We would be very happy to have more English guests in future :-). All our client service staff and tour guides speak English. We are looking forward to welcoming you somewhen again here in the North of Finland. Take care! Saija Lodge, Marketing & Client Service - Jacqueline
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Peter F wrote a review Feb 2019
Zurich, Switzerland229 contributions143 helpful votes
Okay, if the sky is clear and polar lights do happen, then the (very expensive) sky cabin is super. Large windows for you to see the lights without going outside in the cold. If the sky is overcast or there are no northern lights, you overpay. The cabin is smaller than the ordinary room, it is overheated and you cannot let fresh air come in unless you leave the door open. Plus, not really important but: No TV. And the lights are terrible. No reading light near the (small) sofa, no light in the kitchen. The lodge is very nicely situated, in the forest at a lake. Lots to do, walking, skiing, snowshoeing and mushing. Unfortunately, we felt quite sorry for the 150 dogs. Kept in small kennels (winter and summer) they hardly get out except to pull sledges. It might look like they love to do this but I think, they would prefer just running instead of being held back by sledges and mushers standing on the break. Besides, none of the dogs is older than maybe 13 years. WHAT DO THEY DO WITH THE OLD DOGS? Dont even think about it! The food is, well, okay. Rather boring (soup for lunch and no choice for dinner). Ok, last but not least, if you are German, you will LOVE the place. Of about 50 tourists, we were the only non-germans. So you're in Finland and in the morning people greet you with Moinmoin... Halloooo? Even the staff speaks better german than english!
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Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book an normal room.
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Response from Saija_L0dge, Guest Relations Manager at Saija Oy
Responded 28 Feb 2019
Hello Peter, thank you for your feedback! We are sorry that you have experienced it that way. Unfortunately we are not able to book the overnights in Sky Cabins according to the weather conditions since they will usually be booked long before the arrival date. The Sky Cabins are offering more luxury than our rooms and therefore the price is also more expensive. The heating system can be adjusted. We can always help the guests how to do it. There is no TV for reason, with a thought that the sky will be offering enough show elements. Thanks also for the comment of lights. We will improve that. We appreciate you caring about our dogs. We do that too. The health of our dogs is very important to us and the kennel will be regularly checked by an external authority. When dogs are not working any more, they will naturally stay in our kennel with the other dogs. Our oldest dog is at the moment 15 years old. We warmly welcome you to visit us and our dogs soon again! We are pleased to serve both in English and in German.
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SJG444 wrote a review Mar 2018
London, United Kingdom94 contributions51 helpful votes
I spent a week at Saija with a friend and overall we both really enjoyed it but that was more to do with the scenery and the activities on offer than the inn itself. We both loved the various dog sledding adventures and skidoo safari and the scenery was stunning. The accommodation is clean but pretty basic given how expensive it is to stay there and the food, while plentiful, was repetitive. Breakfast in particular was pretty much the same every day and given the temperature outside, a hot dish or two would have been nice. Also all inclusive does not include snack and soft drinks like coke and lemonade, which are so rip-off expensive it makes your eyes water.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Saija_L0dge, Guest Relations Manager at Saija Oy
Responded 4 Apr 2018
Hello, thank You for your message. It is nice to hear you enjoyed your stay here. We'll take notice of your feedback. Many warm Greetings to your friend too!
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Leon E wrote a review Feb 2018
2 contributions
Brilliant in every way. 4 day husky trail with temperatures dropping to -25/30 so we skipped the iglo. Great staff, great food, great dogs, perfect gear supplied so tou only need to bring thermo underwear and normal clothes.
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Saija_L0dge, Guest Relations Manager at Saija Oy
Responded 4 Feb 2018
Thank you! Welcome again :)
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Jan W wrote a review Jan 2018
Germany7 contributions5 helpful votes
We had a fantastic 1week (winter) holiday at Saija. Excellent accomodation, delicious food, warm and friendly atmosphere, great outdoor activities with fabulous staff (husky dog sledge tours, snowshow trip, cross-country skiing, ski-doo ride, smoke sauna). Everybody who needs a get-away should visit Saija!
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Date of stay: January 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Saija_L0dge, Guest Relations Manager at Saija Oy
Responded 31 Jan 2018
Also we are glad that you enjoyed. Hope to see you soon again!
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US$125 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FinlandNorthern OstrobothniaTaivalkoski
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saija Oy
Which popular attractions are close to Saija Oy?
Nearby attractions include Kallioniemi (0.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Saija Oy?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Saija Oy?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Saija Oy?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Saija Oy?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Saija Oy?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Saija Oy have airport transportation?
Yes, Saija Oy offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Saija Oy?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Saija Oy?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Finnish.
Is Saija Oy accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.