Christmas Holiday

Family Christmas adventure in Kuhmo
7 Days
22 Dec
Itinerary
Prices

Enjoy an authentic family Christmas in a charming, small resort on the edge of Lake Lammasjärvi, close to the town of Kuhmo. Experience the pristine and beautiful snowy landscapes, along with Finnish Christmas traditions and cuisine. The fun includes a meeting with Santa Claus, decorating the Christmas tree, feeding the hotel's reindeers, and traditional, festive Christmas Eve lunch and dinner. Your stay includes use of kick sleds and toboggans.

Day 1 Arrival Kaajani Airport - Kuhmo
Upon your arrival at Kaajani Airport, transfer to Hotel Kalevala. For those on the flight arriving at approximately 17:00hrs there will be a special transfer with a Christmas elf on board, gingerbreads and traditional Finnish glogg (hot mulled wine). After arriving at the hotel, enjoy a welcome drink before dinner. 

Day 2  Winter Snow Fun and Meet Santa Claus 
After breakfast, there is time to explore this beautiful lakeside resort.  Try some tobogganing, kick-sledding, make a snow angel or visit and feed the hotel's reindeers. Later in the afternoon, the children will meet Santa Claus, to ask for their special Christmas wishes.  Time to enjoy a sauna and jacuzzis before dinner at the hotel. 

Day 3 Christmas Eve: Christmas Tree Decoration and Kuhmo Church Visit
After breakfast, take a magical journey across the snowy landscape to find the perfect Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is brought into the hotel's restaurant where you will help decorate it. Lunch today will include a traditional Christmas rice pudding, there will be a prize for the person who find the almond hidden in the pudding!  In the afternoon, you will be transferred by bus to the Kuhmo church yard where you will be able to light a candle.  Then tonight, a fabulous and festive traditional Christmas Eve buffet dinner is served.

Day 4 Christmas Day
After breakfast, the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or perhaps take one of the optional activities offered- these include snowmobile safaris, husky safaris, ice fishing, cross country skiing and lessons, snowshoe walks, Nordic Walking, swimming in hte river rapids and more. There are optional activities to suit just about all ages!  Enjoy an evening sauna and jacuzzi before dinner, then later tonight sit by a traditional campfire, and feast on sausages and hot drinks.

Day 5 Boxing Day: Traditional Finnish Winter Sleigh Rides
After breakfast, it's time for some great, family -oriented winter fun. You can enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, husky sleigh drive and a snowmobile sleigh drive, with hot drinks served by an open fire. Toboggans and kick-sleds are also available for use.  The afternoon is at leisure to relax or try one of the optional activities on offer, then tonight offers a special dinner at the hotel, with an emphasis on local flavours and culture.

Day 6 Your choice of Excursions: Family Husky Safari, Snowmobile Safari or Ice Fishing,
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can choose from one of the following excursions- a family husky safari (3-4 hours, 2 persons sharing each sled), a snowmobile safari (2 hours, 2 persons sharing each snowmobile, minimum age 5 years) or ice fishing (2-3 hours, minimum age 6 years). The remainder of the day is free to relax - you could also enjoy some of the treatments offered at the hotel spa, including a peat sauna, herbal jacuzzi bath and traditional Finnish massage. Or ask the hotel to call you a taxi and head into Kuhmo village (approx. 3km from the hotel) for some shopping. Enjoy an evening sauna and jacuzzi before dinner at the hotel.

Day 7  Departure Kuhmo - Kaajani Airport
Breakfast at the hotel this morning before your transfer to Kaajani Airport.  

Departure:   22 December 2017

Includes:  return Kuhmo aiport-hotel transfers, 6 nights accommodation in a standard hotel room at Hotel Kalevala* with breakfast, 5 x dinners, 1 x Christmas Eve Traditional Gala Dinner, 1 x Christmas Eve lunch Day 3; lunch Days 2, 4, 5 and 6; welcome drink on arrival; 7 days use of thermal outer wear; evening sauna and jacuzzis daily; Snow Fun and Meet Santa Claus excursion; Christmas Tree Decoration and Kuhmo Church Visit; Traditional Finnish Winter Sleigh Rides; 1 choice of excursions: Family Husky Safari, Snowmobile Safari or Ice Fishing; free use of kick-sleds and toboggans; childrens playroom with DVD movies, Playstation 2 and Nintendo WII games; wireless internet; board games; library; fireplace; and a drying closet for outdoor clothes at the lobby. Babysitting is offered for selected hours on 25, 26 or 27 Dec only - children stay in the playroom under supervision.

Excludes:  optional activities and spa services, lunch Days 1 and 7

This tour is suitable for families with children.  

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

                                      Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated


 

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2373.00
Single AUD$ 2560.00

Includes:  return Kuhmo aiport-hotel transfers, 6 nights accommodation in a standard hotel room at Hotel Kalevala* with breakfast, 5 x dinners, 1 x Christmas Eve Traditional Gala Dinner, 1 x Christmas Eve lunch Day 3; lunch Days 2, 4, 5 and 6; welcome drink on arrival; 7 days use of thermal outer wear; evening sauna and jacuzzis daily; Snow Fun and Meet Santa Claus excursion; Christmas Tree Decoration and Kuhmo Church Visit; Traditional Finnish Winter Sleigh Rides; 1 choice of excursions: Family Husky Safari, Snowmobile Safari or Ice Fishing; free use of kick-sleds and toboggans; childrens playroom with DVD movies, Playstation 2 and Nintendo WII games; wireless internet; board games; library; fireplace; and a drying closet for outdoor clothes at the lobby. Babysitting is offered for selected hours on 25, 26 or 27 Dec only - children stay in the playroom under supervision.

Similar tours

Tour Duration Description Departure
Pre-Christmas Celebration 4 Days Santa comes early! 19 Dec