Nature Point Paljakka

Main building Nature Point Paljakka


Nature Point Paljakka is located some 60 kilometers north of Kajaani in Finland’s Arctic Lakeland. Our region, Kainuu, is just outside the border of Lapland, and it is deservedly famous for its beautiful hills, lakes, and endless forests. Although Kainuu is one of Finland’s most magnificent areas, it remains one of its least touristic and least populated. The natural beauty here is spectacular! It is the perfect place to come for peace and quiet.

Nature Point is in a particularly beautiful spot, situated as it is next to the Paljakka Strict Nature Reserve, Finland’s oldest spruce forest. This area is also the snowiest place in all of Finland.


Founded by Kaisa and Sigi Schwarz in 1997, Nature Point is now run by the second generation of the Schwarz family and their partners: Daniel, Inga, Janika and Pekko. Kaisa continues to take an active role.


Our five cozy double bedrooms, some including a loft with an extra sleeping space, have been arranged with love and care. Each has been constructed using wood from Finland’s lush, ancient forests: conifers like birch and spruce, as well our most ancient pine, Honka. Every room contains a private bathroom with a shower and a toilet.


Most meals are served in our spacious dining area, which features a stone hearth for warming up after your winter adventures outside. All the dishes at Nature Point are cooked fresh by our chef, who incorporates local, foraged, and traditional ingredients into our delicious, healthy meals. (If you are a vegetarian or have any food allergies, we are happy to accommodate you. Please just let us know before your arrival.)

Sauna at the lake

In addition to our tours that you can book during your stay at Nature Point, there are numerous other activities for you to enjoy in each season. In the winter, you can snowshoe, ice-fish, mush your own sled with a team of our huskies, and go cross-country skiing on tracks that begin right next to our property.


In the summer, you can use our bikes to explore the area or ride to a pristine lake, which is just 3 kilometers from the main house and boasts its own sauna and private beach.


There also is a recreation room in the main house where you can use our climbing wall, exercise on the wall bar, and play a fun game of table tennis.

Nature point Paljakka

Riihimäentie 6,
89200 Puolanka


Call us:

+358 40 58 36 817