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Christmas Holiday

Those who believe, they can see elves scampering through the forest and perhaps go to visit the Man himself. This remote area Wild Taiga is situated close to the Russian borderline. Private Hotel Kalevala offers the whole family an authentic Christmas feeling - a landscape of snow, Finnish Christmas traditions and traditional Christmas cuisine.

Programme information

Season:

Christmas 2018

Place:

Kuhmo, Hotel Kalevala

Duration:

22.-28.12.2018, 6 nights, 7 days

Persons: Price:

999

Price Solo: Price Includes:

6 night accommodation and breakfast, 5 x half board dinner, 1 x Christmas Eve Traditional Gala Dinner, 1 x Christmas Eve lunch, Welcoming drink, Evening sauna & Jacuzzi daily, Christmas program (see the text), babysitters in 2 afternoons and Free use of kick-sledges, toboggans, DVD-movies, Playstation and Nintendo WII games, Children playroom, wireless internet, board games, library, fireplace, drying closet for outdoor clothes at the lobby.

Price / person
starting from

999 €

Season

Winter

Programme description

Christmas land – with Santa and his elves, cross-country skiing, blue eyed huskies, snowmobile safaris – the old Christmas traditions are still taken care of and appreciated in our Christmas programme; fresh baked cookies, a promenade in the forest to find a Christmas tree. Where would it be better to spend this family festive season?

Detailed programme

22.12. ARRIVAL DAY
– Arrival to Kajaani airport. Transfer to Hotel Kalevala
– Accommodation at the lakeside Hotel Kalevala
– Welcoming drink & dinner in the restaurant
– Please notice: from the flight, landing to Kajaani appr. at 17:00 we organize special
X-mas bus-transfer; enjoy the Christmassy transfer together with Christmas elf, have
a cup of traditional Finnish glogg and taste our gingerbreads too

23.12. FAIRY TALE STARTS
– After breakfast it is time to discover the area: try some tobogganing, kick-sledding,
making snow angels, visit and feed our 2 reindeer and have a look around the area.
– Enjoy the taste of short horse sleigh tour and snowmobile sleigh drive. Hot juice will
be served by an open fire.
– Later in the afternoon visiting Santa Claus: children meet Santa Claus, the real Finnish
Joulupukki, who always has time to listen your Christmas wishes and secrets.
Tour duration appr. 2 hours
– Evening sauna with indoor and outdoor jacuzzis
– Possibility to try the traditional Finnish smoke sauna (extra charge 10 €/person)
– Dinner in the restaurant

24.12. CHRISTMAS EVE
– After breakfast we’ll make a magical journey across the snowy landscape and bring
the Christmas tree inside the restaurant. It is big and important duty for children to
decorate the tree
– Traditional Christmas rice porridge and lunch at the hotel; who finds the almond
hidden into the porridge will get a prize
– In the afternoon traditional visit at the church yard of Kuhmo, bus transfer. Everyone
can light a candle for their love ones far away
– Christmas sauna with jacuzzis
– In Finland Santa Claus comes traditionally on Christmas Eve. This is the tradition our
hotel team very much appreciates and this is what we want to share with our guests
also (if wanted parents can give their own presents to the reception)
– Christmas Eve with traditional buffet table
– Transfer to Christmas night mass to Kuhmo church

25.12. CHRISTMAS DAY
– Breakfast
– Husky fun with sleigh ride for group A+B (3,5 h)
Joyful atmosphere is guaranteed by the huskies who are always happy to meet new
people. Everyone gets a chance to enjoy a husky sleigh ride or driving him/herself.
– Day is yours to spend at your pleasure; optional activities, resting. Optional activities
can be booked already in advance.
– Evening sauna with jacuzzis
– Possibility to try the traditional Finnish smoke sauna (extra charge 10 €/person)
– Dinner in the restaurant
– Later a traditional campfire evening, incl. hot juice, sausages.

26.12. DAY FOR REINDEERS
– Breakfast
– Husky fun with sleigh ride for group C+D (3,5 h)
– Enjoy the taste of reindeer sleigh drive and kick-sledges competitions. Toboggans are available also. Hot juice will be
served by an open fire.
– Free time for relaxing, optional activities, cross-country skiing…
– Evening sauna with jacuzzis
– Dinner and special Finnish program

27.12. DAY FOR RELAXING
– Breakfast
– Husky fun with sleigh ride for group E (3,5 h)
– This is a day for optional activities, shopping, relaxing.
– Evening sauna with jacuzzis
– Possibility to try the traditional Finnish smoke sauna (extra charge 10 €/person)
– Dinner

28.12. GOOD BYE FINLAND
– Breakfast
– Transfer back to the airport

RATES:
999 €/pers. in double room
1119 €/pers. in single room
1291 €/pers. in superior room (with best lake view, coffee/tea making facilities)
1359 €/pers. in suite for two persons

Child 4-12 years 50% of adult price (if 2 children and more, in family room with two rooms, connecting door)
Children 0-3 years free of charge (baby cot, baby bed or extra bed)

Including following services:
– 6 night accommodation and breakfast
– 5 x half board dinner, 1 x Traditional Finnish Christmas Eve Dinner, 1 x Christmas Eve lunch
– Welcoming drink
– Evening sauna & jacuzzis daily
– Christmas program (see the text)
– Babysitters on three days
– Free use of kick-sledges, toboggans, DVD-movies, Playstation2 and Nintendo WII games, Children playroom, wireless internet, board games, library, fireplace, drying closet for outdoor clothes at the lobby

Extra charge for:
– Return transfer from Kajaani airport 60 €/person (min. 2 persons/transfer)
– Lunch 18 €/adult/day, 9 € /child/day
– Thermal overall (suit, hat, cloves, boots, socks) 65 €/week or 25 €/day

Extra days:
96 €/pers. in double room/night with half board
121 €/pers. in single room/night with half board
104 €/pers. in superior room/night with half board
131 €/pers. in suite/day with half board
60 €/adult in extra bed/day with half board
48 €/child 4-12 years/night with half board

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Good to know

Few tips:
– Package also possible to book 21.-27.12. and possibility to add extra days or shorten the program
– Please take a look at list of optional activities; snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ice-fishing, rapid floating etc.
– Also wellbeing treatments are available: worth trying is definitely our peat sauna and traditional Finnish bone setting. After these two try also herbal jacuzzi, reiki, classical massage and peat treatments.
– For those who are interested also in history and culture we have plenty to offer: Winter War Museum, Juminkeko – cultural centre for Kalevala – national epic of Finland and Karelian culture, Petola Nature Centre with exhibition of Finland´s large carnivores (brown bear, lynx, wolverine, wolf) and many exhibitions in the town.

All the activities are guided in English, some activities are possible in German or French. Package price does not include personal travel insurance. Activities are not suitable for physically challenged.
We split our guests into groups for Husky fun to guarantee the best experience to everyone.
No pre-reservations for the groups, please trust our staff to make the groupings.

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Hotel Kalevala

Christmas Holiday

Price / person starting from

999 €

Season

Winter

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