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The rolling Giant
can´t be covered by moss

The life of our giants is made of pine needles and the whispers of the wind, the uniqueness of clear summer nights and pine forests. The hidden treasures of Pahalouhos, diamonds on the waves of the summer lake Kivesjärvi. Experiences and thrill, they are what we are made from. We also offer you the opportunity to enjoy your vacation in Arctic Giant even more versatile and to experience the empowering effect of nature experiences.

Arctic Giant Safaris

Arctic Giant’s safari house offers memorable nature experiences and activities all year round. You can bicyckle through the dangerous landscapes of Kainuu on an electric-assisted eFatbike, paddle with kayak to the source of peace of mind, or hop on a scooter and head for a leisurely cross-country ride! We have activities for you to go faster – whether it´s self-guided adventures or guided nature tours.

Open between 10 am to 5 pm.

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Snowmobile Safaris

“Together it’s more fun!” Are you looking for excitement and gigantic situations? How about an unforgettable winter adventure on a snowmobile? Availability (19.12.2023 – 30.4.2024)

Tuesday – Saturday 11.00 – 14.00 

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Snowmobile Safaris

Experience an unforgettable winter adventure in a snowmobile sled. This snowmobile sled can fit a maximum of 8 people and the trip goes through the snowy landscapes of Arctic Giant. This sleigh ride is also suitable as an activity for the whole family.

Availability (19.12.2023 – 30.4.2024)

Tuesday to Saturday 16.00 – 17.00

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Aurora Camp
Tours

We organize aurora borealis tours and aurora photography tours at our place in the winter. Ask for more information about the trips we organize by contacting us.

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Snowshoeing

“The Giant roars with happiness, a thousand flakes on his nose!” Go on a guided snowshoe safari in the middle of the enchanting winter of Arctic Giant!

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Fishing Trips

We organize winter fishing trips to the nearby lake Kivesjärvi. Group sizes 2 – 8 persons. Ask for more information about this trips and its availability.

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Equipment Rental

Our equipment rental company operates all year round, offering suitable equipment for any weather.

Equipment rental

Things to do in the area

About 16 km of marked hiking trails start from Arctic Giant, some of which are also maintained by snowmobile. It is possible to travel the rest of the marked routes with snowshoes. It is possible to rent snowshoes at the reception of Arctic Giant.

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Camping routes in winter

When you look at the world through the eyes of a Giant, you can see far and feel big. In the observation tower of Arctic Giant you can see the 360-degree view of the dangerous landscape in front of you! Experience the most beautiful sunsets in Kainuu and feel how the landscape embraces you. Watch like a hawk, feel like a Giant. You can find the observation tower in the connection to the main building of Arctic Giant, Taikalinna.

Observation tower

What would a winter holiday be without laughter and crazy moments! Experience fun moments together with your loved one on the sledding hill for adults. In the evenings, the fir trees lining the sledding hill also take on a glow of light and create a mysteriously beautiful atmosphere. You can find the adults’ sledding hill on the left side of Arctic Giant’s courtyard, opposite the eagle. Tubes, sticks and slides can be found in front of the main building, and they are free to use.

Sledding hill for adults

Fire up and set the mood in Kivesvaara’s hut! At the end of a forest trip, or just for that matter, it’s wonderful to sit down next to the blazing flames and enjoy campfire fins accompanied by the crackle of the fire. The Kivesvaara hut and the firewood found in the wood liter are freely available to everyone all year round. You can find the house next to the viewing platform and Kainuu stone park.<

Kivesvaara hut

Things to do elsewhere

A husky safari is a great way to spend a day off, even with the whole family! In husky safaris, six enthusiastic huskies are harnessed to the front of the sled, and they show how to really enjoy running on snow! Adults can also try driving themselves while the children sit warmly on board. If they want, even children can try driving together with an adult on our Double Driver sleigh!

Huskyt
Husky Safari

Would you like to experience what it feels like to ride in the peace of nature, led by the soft steps of an Icelandic horse? Hóll Talli is located in Paltamo, about 30 minutes by car from Jättiläisenmaa. Hóll Talli offers excursions of different lengths and hikes throughout the year. The hikes vary in beautiful, dangerous landscapes, on forest roads and paths.

Holl Talli
Icelandic horse tours

Experience Finland’s largest natural waterfall, Hepököngäs, also in winter. This destination is good for a day trip.

Hepoköngäs
Hepoköngäs waterfall
Reindeer farm visit

Experience a self-guided fishing trip in Oulujärvi Lake!

Fishing at winter

Ski for peace of mind! Do you long for traditional skiing and the good feeling and peace it brings with you for your vacation? When you visit us in Arctic Giant, you will find the nearest ski slopes in Paltamo, about 24 kilometers away.

Map of skiing trails
Ski slopes in Paltamo

Bike Rental

“What the birds do first, that Giants do after!”

Go explore the tracks of Giants with an eFatbike or Fatbike, and experience the charm of speed and dangerous landscapes! Bike rental company for independent trips all year round. With these smooth-rolling fatbikes, you can enjoy the bends and hills of Arctic Giant’s forest trails. They go well along sandy and gravel paths, both short and longer distances.

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Bike Packages / Excursions

“Shared joy is a Giant joy!”

Go on an interesting guided bike safari to the dangerous landscapes of Kainuu. Jump on the electric-assisted eFatbike, grab the handlebars and let the trails take you to the edge of unforgettable nature experiences and joy. We organize guided bike safaris for groups of 2 to 10 people throughout the year.

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Scooter Rental

“The way to the heart of Giant goes through unexplored roads.”

You can rent a scooter from us and enjoy a summer country idyll. You can drive along the forest roads to the shore of Lake Kivesjärvi, admire the atmosphere of the hay fields of Melalahti and explore, for example, Hakasuo’s old mill near Varisjoki. So grab your scooter and go to see the summer villages!

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Kayak Rental

“There is no mountain without a lake, there is no Giant without water.”

Be a part of the open lake landscape and experience Kivesjärvi by kayaking. Let your mind float like calm waves – renew and fall in love! These kayaks, which are also suitable for beginners, you can experience the beauty of the lake landscape and the arresting peace. Available June – October.

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Things to do in the area

The 6-lane frisbee golf track of Arctic Giant is located right at the top of Kivesvaara. The forest course, which varies in terrain, offers fun as well as a challenge – without forgetting the wonderful dangerous view! Grab the pucks under your arm and head for a refreshing game in the forest.

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Frisbeegolf

The biggest and strongest of the giants, Wäki-Turilas, is obsessed with building stone castles. However, sometimes in the hustle and bustle of the work, it may happen that the stone blocks fly somewhere else than they were supposed to go – the Giant sometimes slips! In the area of Arctic Giant, you can find the Kainuu stone park, where you can learn about the fascinating history and mystical stories of the stones and boulders of the surrounding areas..

Kainuun Stone park
Kainuu Stone park

Hike through the solid boulders of Pahalouhos, take a day trip to the Yölinnunkuru nature reserve and climb the high Valkeisenkallio. In the surroundings of Kivesvaara, there are several hiking trails of different lengths, ranging from 2 to 16 km in length. Disabled people are also taken into account on the approximately 2 km long route.

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Hiking routes

Experience gigantic fishing luck! There are many good fishing spots near of Kivesjärvi. Grab a hook on your shoulder and head to the sources of peace of mind. Giant monsters are waiting for you!

Fishing in Kainuu
Fishing

Holidays and nature activities also belong to our four-legged friends! It is important to us that dog vacationers also feel comfortable with us. We have built an agility track in a quiet area on the edge of the forest, where it is possible to play, have fun and release extra energy. So paw now in front of the other, and tails will wag!

Agility track

When you look at the world through the eyes of a Giant, you can see far and feel big. In the observation tower of Arctic Giant, you can see the 360-degree view of the dangerous landscape in front of you! Experience the most beautiful sunsets in Kainuu and feel how the landscape embraces you. Watch like a hawk, feel like a Giant. You can find the observation tower in the connection to the main building of Arctic Giant, Taikalinna.

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Observation tower

Fire up and set the mood in Kivesvaara’s hut! At the end of a forest trip, or just for that matter, it’s wonderful to sit down next to the blazing flames and enjoy campfire fins accompanied by the crackle of the fire. The Kivesvaara hut and the firewood found in the wood liter are freely available to everyone all year round. You can find the house next to the viewing platform and Kainuu stone park.

Kivesvaara hut

We organize guided mushroom trips on the Kivesvaara hiking trail, where you can get to know the interesting world of forest mushrooms and learn the basic skills of mushroom picking. And what would an trip without a small bite in the stump beak – The Giant mushroom treats, of course.

The guided mushroom tour lasts approx. 2-3 hours, and it is possible to organize it for a group of 2 to 12 people. Price 65 EUR/person.

Mushroom tours

Things to do elsewhere

Toy museum Meteli Seis
Hepoköngäs waterfall
Experience Ärjänsaari
Icelandic horse tours
Bear watching

Paltamo – Paltamon Golf

Golf