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. Your tour arrangements include accommodation, airport transfers and guided excursions.

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

Tour Notes: The excursions operate with a minimum of 2 persons - if you are a solo traveller and there is no second person booked on an excursion, you may be required to pay additional fees in order for the excursion to proceed. Please note the order of the excursions may alter according to the day of the week your arrangements start.

Snowmobile Safaris: To drive a snowmobile you must have a valid driving license and be 18 years of age or over. All single travellers must drive their own snowmobile solo. Children under 18 years sit in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. Children under 4 are not permitted on snowmobile safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris.

Husky Safaris: Older children may be able to drive a husky team themselves but this depends on the child’s size and other factors. The guide has the discretion to decide who may or may not drive a husky sled and who must sit in the guide’s sled. Children 4 –12 years sit in the guide’s sled during safaris. Children under 4 are not permitted on husky safaris. Please note in the event of extreme weather or poor trail conditions small children may not be allowed to participate in safaris

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2494.00

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.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

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