FROM: USD $2,395

New Year's in Finland - 7 Days

Make new year's eve 2018 one to remember with a week long stay in Kuhmo in Finland. Go snow shoeing in the forest, be introduced to husky and horse sleigh riding and head into a winter wonderland by snow mobile. Enjoy fireworks and a disco for new year's eve and take advantage of daily jacuzzis and saunas.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Spend New Year's in Kuhmo, Finland - near the Russian border.
Lots of winter activities including husky, horse and snowmobile sleigh rides.

Included

6 nights at the Hotel Kalevala (3 star)
Welcome Drink
2 - 3 hour snowshoeing tour
Traditional tin casting and fortune teller on New Year's eve.
Free use of kick-sledges, toboggans, DVDs, Playstation2 and Nintendo WII games, Wi-Fi and Board Games
6 breakfasts & 6 dinners (including a New Year's Eve Traditional Gala Dinner)
Arrival and departure transfer from Kajaani airport on days 1 & 7
Taster horse sleigh, husky sled and snowmobile safaris.
Entrance to Kuhmo Arts Centre and concert on New Year's day.
Daily evening saunas & jacuzzis

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

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Finland

28 December 2018. Upon arrival at Kajaani Airport you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Kalevala in Kuhmo. The transfer is approximately one and a half hours. Upon arrival at the hotel you will check in, enjoy a welcome drink and have dinner.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Dinner

Day 2

Try some winter activities

This morning we will have breakfast together with our host who will explain to you how the next few days will go and introduce you to the optional activities on offer. Later this morning we will get a chance to have a taster of some of the available activities. You will take a short horse sleigh, husky sleigh ride and snowmobile sleigh ride.

This afternoon is free to try your hand at lots of different winter activities from Nordic walking to cross country skiing to husky safaris. Tonight we have dinner and a special Finnish folklore evening of dance, music and stories. We can also take advantage of more saunas and jacuzzi.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Snowmobile Safari

This morning we take a 1 hour snowmobile safari over 15 - 20km. There will be 2 persons per snowmobile and thermal overalls will be provided. Head through the white open country and past snow covered trees.

This afternoon is free for more optional activities. Later on we have dinner and more sauna and jacuzzi time.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

New Year's Eve

After breakfast, this morning we will get a real taste of this winter wonderland as we try our hand at snow shoeing on a 2 hour snow shoe tour along the taiga forest and across the frozen lake. Later on we sit around the fire in the lobby and watch some tin casting - a tradition on new year's eve to make little horse shoes as a sign of good luck. There will also be a fortune teller on hand to tell you about your love life for the year.

This evening there is a New Year Gala Dinner and disco. Just before midnight we'll move into the winter garden for a countdown and some fireworks. The party will continue inside in the bar with dancing and a DJ.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

New Year's Day

Happy New Year! Today is a free day to relax and enjoy some more optional activities if you wish. Otherwise you can just recover from last night's revelry and enjoy the hotel's facilities including the wellness area. You may wish to watch the Kick Sled competition that will be taking place in the village today.

Before dinner we will head out to the New Year's Day concert at the Kuhmo Art's Centre - a short bus drive away.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

Free day for activities

Today is at leisure for more optional activities. You can also go shopping for some last minute souvenirs or just simply relax at the hotel. Tonight we have dinner and a special Finnish folklore evening of dance, music and stories. We can also take advantage of more saunas and jacuzzi.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Goodbye Finland

3rd January 2019. Our amazing New Year's in Finland comes to an end today after breakfast and hotel check out with an included transfer back to Kajaani airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. Additionally supplements will apply for solo travellers.

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USD $2,395
USD $250

Hotels

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 when necessary.

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.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Kuhmo
Ends
Kuhmo
Departs
28th December 2018
Hotel Rating
3 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
No - representatives and guides for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Dinner: 6
Visiting
Kuhmo
Countries

Absolutely amazing. Kalavela hotel is a holiday resort. It is picture perfect, and offers a large variety of activities. There are plenty of things to do for sporty people as well as the not-so-fit! The equipment is in very good condition and either free or available for rent at a low price. The food was interesting, exotic and tasty. The breakfast and dinner buffets were feasts. The New Year’s party was great and enjoyed by young and old. Great facilities for kids. The staff was helpful, friendly and caring. Please remind guests to bring a swimsuit, we forgot but the hotel had plenty that we could easily borrow. We spent quiye some time in the outside jacuzzi in subzero temperatures and snowfalls!! We saw that it was also possible to borrow snow suits and boots, for those who hadnt come prepared. An absolutely marvellous time!!

Aleksandra Brandl
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