A group walking with snowshoes | Lapland | Finland
FROM: €1,745 pp
New Year's in Finland - 6 Days map

NEW YEAR TOUR: Make New Year's Eve one to remember with a week-long stay in Kuhmo in Finland. Go snowshoeing in the forest, be introduced to husky and horse sleigh riding, and head into a winter wonderland by snowmobile. 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

Enjoy a taster session of lots of winter activities, including a horse sleigh, reindeer sleigh, and snowmobile ride
Celebrate the start of a new year with a delicious gala dinner and disco, with a DJ and fireworks at midnight!
Take an included 2-hour snowshoe tour through the beautiful frozen Taiga forest and across a frozen lake
Make use of the toboggans, sleds and other included equipment on New Year's Day before we enjoy a concert at the Kuhmo Arts Centre

Included

5 nights at the Hotel Kalevala (3 star)
Welcome drink
2 hour snowshoeing tour
Entrance to Kuhmo Arts Centre and concert on New Year's day
Free use of kick-sledges, toboggans, DVDs, Playstation2 and Nintendo WII games, Wi-Fi and board games
4 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches and 5 dinners (inclusive of a New Year's Eve Traditional Gala Dinner)
Arrival and departure transfer from Kajaani airport on days 1 and 6
Traditional tin casting and fortune teller on New Year's Eve
Daily evening saunas and 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

29 December 2022. 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. After breakfast this morning we will get a chance to have a taster of some of the available activities. You will take a short horse sleigh, reindeer sleigh ride and snowmobile ride. We'll then get a real taste of this winter wonderland as we try our hand at snow shoeing on a 2-hour snowshoe tour along the Taiga forest and across the frozen lake before enjoying a cup of hot juice.

This afternoon is free to try your hand at lots of different winter activities from Nordic walking to cross country skiing to husky safaris. We can also take advantage of the saunas and jacuzzi.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

New Year's Eve

After breakfast this morning is at leisure to join some optional activities or relax before tonight's New Year celebrations. 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 horseshoes as a sign of good luck. There will also be a fortune teller on hand to tell you about your future for the following year.

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

Day 4

New Year's Day

Happy New Year! This morning enjoy a lie in as there will be a late breakfast/brunch served today. It 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 Arts Centre - a short bus drive away.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

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 a farewell dinner with your fellow guests. You'll also have the opportunity to take a final dip in the jacuzzi or head for the sauna.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Kuhmo

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

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
Available
Contact us to book
Not Available
2022
Twin Share
Single Room
€1,745
€1,925

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room

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.

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
29 Dec 2022
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 38
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
No - representatives and guides for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 5, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 5
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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