Romantic Winter Getaway

Enjoy winter activities and relaxation
6 Days
Jan-Mar
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Enjoy pristine snowscapes and the allure of crisp winter air in the remote north east of Finland, close to the Russian border. Here you can enjoy a romantic winter break. Your days are spent with some exciting winter fun activities including dog sledding, snowmobiling, cross- country skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing, whilst in the quiet nights you can relax and sit by the fire, or search for the fabled Northern Lights just by stepping outside and looking up! This tour is suitable for couples only. 

Day 1 Arrival Kajaani Airport - Kuhmo
Upon your arrival at Kajaani Airport you will be met and transferred to Hotel Kalevala.  Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner at the hotel.  

Day 2 Husky Safari 
After breakfast, transfer to the husky farm, located in remote forest near the Russian border. Here you can enjoy a tour of the kennels and meet the huskies and puppies. Then head off on a 20-25km guided husky drive into the wilderness (2 persons share the driving of each sled).  Gliding through the snowy landscape with your own dog team is a truly exciting and exhilirating experience! En-route stop for a picnic lunch.  Then return to the hotel and use of the sauna and outdoor jacuzzi before dinner at the hotel.  

Day 3 Snowmobiling along the Taiga Forest
After breakfast, start your amazing snowmobile mobile safari of 45-55km, along the trails and snow of the Taiga forest, with 2 persons sharing each snowmobile.  Depending on the weather, your guide will take you on varying terrain so you can really let your engines go!.  Along the way stop for lunch and a break in front of an open fire.  Return to the hotel and enjoy a well earned evening sauna with jacuzzi before dinnner.  Dinner at the hotel.

Day 4 Relaxation and Wellbeing 
Today is all about relaxation and wellbeing!  Start this morning with a Finnish bonesetting/massage, which is a traditional therapy based on very old Finnish folk medicine. Later in the afternoon, enjoy an aromatherapy bath for two. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 5 Cross Country Ski Lesson and Ski Tour
After breakfast, walk just across the road to the Kalevala Sports Stadium for your 1 hour cross country skiing lesson.  Nordic skiing is a fun and easy way to exercise, or just to get around! At the conclusion of the lesson your guide will take you for a short ski tour on the slopes and trails nearby.  The afternoon is at leisure - you have use of the cross country ski equipment for the rest of the day, to do a bit of exploring on your own. Or you can ski into Kuhmo village (approx.3km) for a cofee and a look at the shops. Enjoy an evening sauna and jacuzzi before dinner. 

Day 6 Departure Kuhmo - Kajaani Airport
Breakfast at the hotel this morning before your transfer to Kajaani Airport. 

Departures: daily from 04 January to 31 March 2018

Includes:  5 nights accommodation in a standard hotel room at Hotel Kalevala* with daily breakfast and four- course dinnner; airport arrival and departure transfers; daily evening use of sauna and indoor or outdoor jacuzzi; daily use of kick-sleds and sleds; daily use of the Kota-Teepee in the hotel grounds;  husky safari (Day 2); privately guided snowmobile safari (Day 3); Finnish bone setting and aromatherapy bath for two (Day 4); privately guided cross-country ski lesson Day 5. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

Excludes: optional excursions

* The price shown is based on a standard room.  Please enquire if you wish to upgrade to a superior room or a suite.

* add extra nights or more excursions.

* 2 persons share the driving of each snowmobile.  Or adults can also drive solo, for a supplemetary charge. All drivers must have a valid driver's license.

* 2 persons share the driving of each husky sled.

* the order of the excursions may alter depending on your dates of travel

*  Please note the activities offered may be adjusted at any time due to weather conditions or other factors.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2409.00

Includes:  5 nights accommodation in a standard hotel room at Hotel Kalevala* with daily breakfast and four- course dinnner; airport arrival and departure transfers; daily evening use of sauna and indoor or outdoor jacuzzi; daily use of kick-sleds and sleds; daily use of the Kota-Teepee in the hotel grounds;  husky safari (Day 2); privately guided snowmobile safari (Day 3); Finnish bone setting and aromatherapy bath for two (Day 4); privately guided cross-country ski lesson Day 5.

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