Christmas in Finland Reindeer - Finland - On The Go Tours
FROM: USD $2,065 pp
Christmas in Finland - 6 Days map

CHRISTMAS TOUR: Spend a white Christmas in the remote area of Kuhmo, Finland. An authentic Christmas stay with plenty of Finnish Christmas traditions for the whole family to enjoy, visit Santa and his elves, snowshoe into the snowy Taiga forest and much more - guaranteed to be a Christmas to remember!

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Spend Christmas Day in the magical winter wonderland of Kuhmo, in the north of Finland
Enjoy lots of winter activities including a snowshoe tour through the snowy Taiga forest
Meet Santa Claus, the real Finnish Joulupokki in his home country with your family
Spend your free time tobogganing and sledding in the great outdoors with your family


5 nights at the Hotel Kalevala (3 star)
Welcome drink
Visit to Santa Claus at his local home
Leisure Snowshoe tour with wilderness guide (approx. 1 hour)
Daily evening saunas and jacuzzis
5 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners (inclusive of a Christmas Eve Traditional Gala Dinner)
Arrival and departure transfer from Kajaani airport on days 1 and 6
Journey to collect the Christmas tree to bring to the restaurant for the children to decorate
Free use of kick-sledges, toboggans, DVDs, Playstation2 and Nintendo WII games, Wi-Fi and board games

Not Included

Items of a personal nature and additional meals
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture
International flights to/from our tour start/end points and visas
Optional excursions


Day 1


22nd December 2024. Upon your arrival at Kajaani Airport, you will be met and transferred to Hotel Kalevala. The scenic drive, spanning about an hour, will treat you to the breathtaking snowy landscapes of the Finnish countryside. Upon reaching the hotel, a refreshing Welcome Drink will be served before you check in.

As the evening unfolds, we come together for our first dinner, marking the beginning of our adventures in this winter wonderland.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Dinner

Day 2

Visit Santa Claus

Start your day with breakfast, followed by a leisurely one-hour snowshoe tour through the enchanting snowy taiga forest. Accompanied by knowledgeable wilderness guides, immerse yourself in the beauty of the winter landscape. Families with small children can join in the fun with toboggans, ensuring everyone can be part of this snowy adventure.

Following the snowshoe tour, the area becomes your playground. Explore with kick sledges and toboggans at your disposal, offering endless opportunities for winter fun. Why not opt to create snow angels or visit and feed the hotel's resident reindeers?

Later in the afternoon, an eagerly awaited encounter awaits as we meet Santa Claus, known as Joulupukki in Finnish tradition. Children can share their Christmas wishes and secrets with Santa during this magical visit. As the day winds down, we return to our hotel for dinner and the chance to unwind in the onsite saunas and jacuzzis.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Christmas Eve

This morning, we journey across the picturesque snowy landscape of Kuhmo. The day takes a festive turn as we embark on a special experience: venturing out to fetch our Christmas tree. Once back at the restaurant, we'll join together to decorate it, a cherished tradition where children play a significant role in bringing the tree to life.

In Finland, decorating the Christmas tree is a momentous duty, and today, our group will continue this heartwarming tradition. Lunch will feature Christmas rice porridge, a beloved and traditional dish across Scandinavia during this joyous season. In Finland, the rice porridge holds a special place, especially for the children, as finding the hidden almond promises a prize.

This afternoon, we visit the churchyard at Kuhmo. Here, you'll have the opportunity to light a candle for your loved ones, both near and far. As the day progresses, we gather for an authentic Finnish buffet dinner.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas! Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a Christmas breakfast, followed by special Christmas day drives. Take your pick from exciting options: embark on a short husky sleigh ride, enjoy the charm of a reindeer sleigh adventure, or feel the thrill of a snowmobile sleigh drive. Afterwards, enjoy a magical Christmas lunch.

This evening, relax in the traditional Finnish smoke sauna or jacuzzi before feasting on a Christmas dinner with live music.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Boxing Day

After breakfast, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace or engage in optional activities. Enjoy lunch and consider unwinding in the hotel's traditional Finnish smoke sauna or rejuvenating jacuzzi.

As the day concludes, join us for a special farewell dinner at none other than Santa's residence, creating a magical and memorable ending to your time here. Enjoy the festivities and create lasting memories at our enchanting atmosphere Christmas retreat.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6


27th December 2024. Our amazing Christmas in Finland comes to an end today after breakfast and hotel check out. There is a transfer included back to Kajaani airport.

Prices & Dates

'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

Guaranteed Departure
Twin Share
Single Room
USD $2,065
Child USD $1,145
USD $2,215

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Kalevela, Kuhmo

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

On the banks of Lake Lammasjarvi sits Hotel Kalevela - a beautiful family run hotel with on site spa. Guest rooms are comfortable with modern facilities. The hotel boasts a fantastic gourmet restaurant, 4 saunas and 2 hot tubs. The hotel can organise lots of activities like husky sledding, snow shoeing, cross country skiing etc. There is a lounge and fireplace for relaxing by and the hotel also provides kick sledges, toboggans and children's games to keep the whole family happy.

At a Glance

Trip Type
22 Dec 2024
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 38
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
No - representatives and guides for included sightseeing
Breakfast: 5, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 5
Minimum Age
4 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Dep. Transfer
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