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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 2023. Upon arrival into Kajaani airport you will be met and transferred to the Hotel Kalevela. The drive takes about an hour and you'll travel through some beautiful snowy Finnish countryside on the way. On arrival at the hotel you will be greeted with a Welcome Drink before check in. This evening we will enjoy our first dinner together.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Dinner

Day 2

Visit Santa Claus

After breakfast we get to enjoy the area around the hotel. There are kick sledges and toboggans available to use and you can make snow angels or perhaps visit and feed the hotels 2 reindeer.

Later on this afternoon we meet Santa Claus, known in Finnish as Joulupukki. During the visit the children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes and secrets. This evening we return to our hotel for dinner and to take advantage of the on site saunas and jacuzzis.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Christmas Eve

This morning we take a magical journey across the snowy landscape of Kuhmo. We'll then get the special experience of heading out to fetch a Christmas tree, bringing into the restaurant we'll then decorate it together. In Finland it is a very important duty for the children to decorate the tree and today will be no different. Lunch today will be a meal of Christmas rice porridge, a very traditional dish served across Scandinavia during the festive season. In Finland rice porridge is very much enjoyed by the children especially as whoever finds the hidden almond wins a prize!

This afternoon we take a traditional visit to the churchyard at Kuhmo, we'll have the opportunity to light a candle for our loved ones near and far. This evening's dinner is an authentic Finnish buffet.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas everyone! Enjoy a Christmas Brunch followed by a leisure snowshoe adventure into the snowy Taiga forest with a wilderness guide. Small children can join the tour with toboggans.

Relax in the traditional Finnish smoke sauna or jacuzzi before feasting on Christmas dinner this evening.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Boxing Day

After breakfast you'll also get the chance to enjoy a short Pony carriage ride. The remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure or optional activities. There are also kick sledges and toboggans available to use. Tonight we have a farewell dinner at Santa's residence.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6


27th December. Our amazing Christmas in Finland comes to an end today after breakfast and hotel check out with an included transfer 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
22 Dec - 27 Dec 10% off
Child £825
Child £743

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 2023
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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