Hotel Herkko is cosy hotel in Taivalkoski city. Herkko is situated at the same hill than Taivalvaara ski centre. Hotel Herkko was builded in 1992 and in February of 2003 Herkko was extended by fifteen new rooms. Now Herkko have twentyseven doublerooms, three familyrooms and six cabins. In Hotel's downstairs is situated minispa, where is 3 saunas, swimming pool, kids pool and outside jaquzzi. The restaurant has room for 150 customers, full liquor license, fireplace and meeting cabinet. Bar2 in Herkko is good place to dance and drink some freshing drinks!
Hotel Herkko is named by famous writer Kalle Päätalo's father Herkko Päätalo. Kalle Päätalo (11 November 1919 – 20 November 2000) was a Finnish novelist, the most popular Finnish writer in the 20th century. His Iijoki series, comprising 26 novels, is one of the longest autobiographical works ever written. In july we have adwenture week ''Päätalo''-week in Taivalkoski, all around Taivalkoski is different activities respecting Kalle´s memorial.
Hotel Herkko's top season time is winter. Our customers in Herkko from other countries comes to Taivalkoski to enjoy winter activities. Here in Herkko we have many activities to our customers : snowshoeing, icefishing, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing centre Taivalvaara, Husky safari, snowmobile safari, reindeer farm visit and campfire evenings.
But also summer is busy time, when friends of culture arrives to enjoy summer theater. Summer theater is situated at Herkko's front yard and there is places to 250 person. The Iijoki river rowboat event brings all rowers together.