Christmas in Finland Reindeer - Finland - On The Go Tours
FROM: USD $2,025 pp

CHRISTMAS TOUR: Spend a white Christmas in the winter wonderland of Kuhmo near the Russia border. Visit Santa Claus in his home country, go sledding with horses and huskies, take a snowmobile sleigh ride and much more - guaranteed to be a Christmas to remember!

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Christmas in a real winter wonderland of Kuhmo, near the border with Russia
Lots of winter activities including husky, horse and snowmobile taster sleigh rides
Meet Santa Claus the real Finnish Joulupokki in his home country


5 nights at the Hotel Kalevala (3 star)
Welcome drink
Visit to Santa Claus at his local home
Taster horse sleigh, husky sled and snowmobile safaris
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 2021. 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. Hot juice will be served by the open fire after our activities.

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! Today is a free day to do as you please. There are lots of optional activities so why not go out on a husky or snowmobile safari, try your hand at snow shoeing or cross country skiing or just relax at the hotel.

After dinner this evening we have a traditional campfire evening which will include hot juice and sausages.

During one of the next 2 days you'll enjoy a fantastic Husky sleigh ride through the snowy surroundings. Guests staying at the hotel will be split into 2 groups and the exact day you do this excursion will be confirmed during your welcome meeting.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Boxing Day

After breakfast you'll also get the chance to enjoy a short Reindeer sleigh ride taster. There are also kick sledges and toboggans available to use. Hot juice will be served by the open fire after our activities.

The afternoon is free to do more optional activities. Tonight we have dinner and a special Finnish folklore evening of dance, music and stories.
Overnight: Kuhmo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6


27th December 2021. 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

Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Solo Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Solo Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

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Solo Room
USD $2,025
USD $2,215

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Solo 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.

In Brief

Trip Type
22 Dec 2021
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
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