A group walking with snowshoes | Lapland | Finland
FROM: €2,065 pp
New Year's in Finland - 7 Days map

NEW YEAR TOUR: Make New Year's Eve one to remember with a week-long stay in Kuhmo in Finland. Go snowshoeing along the forest and frozen lake. 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

Participate in guided snow game competitions, infusing a playful and competitive spirit into your winter adventure
Enjoy a guided tour to Lentuankoski rapids, where you'll discover the beauty of the landscape and have the opportunity to observe the wildlife
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
Embark on a thrilling 1-hour snowmobile safari, exploring the snowy landscapes and experiencing the exhilaration of a winter expedition
Try your hand at plenty of optional winter activities such cross-country ski school, rapid swimming, ice fishing and more
Celebrate the start of a new year with a delicious gala dinner and disco, with a DJ and fireworks at midnight!

Included

6 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
Guided snow game competitions
6 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 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 7
Traditional tin casting and fortune teller on New Year's Eve
Daily evening saunas and jacuzzis
1 hour snowmobile safari
Guided tour to Lentuankoski rapids

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

27 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 to enjoy our first dinner, marking the beginning of your adventures in this winter wonderland.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Dinner

Day 2

Snow Games & Snowshoe Tour

After breakfast this morning, you'll get to know each other in the Guided Kalevala Snow Games, where cooperation, imagination, and joy take center stage in playful winter races. These activities are designed to bring everyone together in the spirit of fun and shared experiences.

Afterwards, we'll enjoy lunch before embarking on a 2-hour snowshoe tour, exploring the enchanting taiga forest and the shores of a frozen lake.

As the day winds down, consider indulging in an evening sauna experience, complemented by the hotel's indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis. Conclude the day with a satisfying dinner.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Sleigh Drives!

After breakfast, enjoy the thrill of husky, reindeer, and snowmobile sleigh drives, immersing yourself in the unique experiences each ride has to offer.

Recharge with lunch, before an afternoon of free time for optional activities. For those interested, consider joining our optional Meet Santa tour. Santa Claus, well-rested after a busy Christmas, invites guests to visit his office in Kuhmo.

As the day winds down, enjoy a sumptuous dinner, reflecting on the day's adventures in this winter wonderland.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Snowmobiling

After this morning's breakfast, embark on a 1-hour snowmobile safari, where you'll traverse the snowy landscapes surrounding the resort.

After lunch, afternoon is yours to shape as you wish. Engage in optional activities or take the opportunity to explore Kuhmo center, soaking in the local culture and charm.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

New Year's Eve

Enjoy your last breakfast of the year before embarking on a short 15-minute transfer to Lentuankoski rapids. Here, witness the resilience of the white-throated dipper, a small bird that braves the freezing temperatures of winter. Join together to observe and capture photographs of this courageous bird, while enjoying hot juice and snacks served by an open fire.

Return to the hotel for lunch and time at leisure. In the evening, unwind and relax with a sauna session accompanied by jacuzzis, setting the perfect atmosphere for the festivities to come.

Partake in the tradition of tin casting in the lobby, an activity where the tin can supposedly reveal your future for the upcoming year.

The highlight of the evening awaits with the New Year Gala Dinner. Enjoy a night of live music, dancing, and a DJ to create an unforgettable atmosphere. As the clock nears midnight, move to the terrace for the countdown and a spectacular display of fireworks. The celebration continues inside the bar with dancing until the early hours, marking the beginning of a new year filled with joy and memories.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

New Year's Day

Happy New Year! Enjoy brunch this morning, with the rest of the day at your leisure. Take this opportunity for a day of rest or engage in optional activities such as husky safaris, a ski tour, or even rapid swimming. If you prefer a more independent adventure, consider renting a ski set or snowshoes to explore the picturesque surroundings at your own pace.

In the evening, embark on a bus transfer to the New Year Concert at the Kuhmo Arts Centre.

Conclude the day with a delightful dinner, reflecting on your New Year's festivities in Finland!
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Goodbye

2nd January 2025. 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
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
€2,065
Child €1,145
€2,205

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.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Kuhmo
Ends
Kuhmo
Departs
27 Dec 2024
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 38
Hotel Rating
3 star
Tour Guide
No - representatives and guides for included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 5
Countries
Minimum Age
4 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes

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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