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New Year in Hotel Kalevala

The beautiful scenery covered with a mantle of dazzling white snow, the crackling frost and the magical winter darkness create a special atmosphere for the New Year’s celebrations. Wild Taiga is dominated by evergreen forests and dazzlingly clear-watered lakes and its misty blue hills, area is one of Finland's best known regions for guaranteed snow fall throughout the winter season.

Programme information


New Year 2019-2020


Kuhmo, Hotel Kalevala





Price / person
starting from

1059 €



Programme description

On the New Year’s Eve, we will celebrate with a special Gala dinner before watching fireworks and raising a toast for the New Year.

Detailed programme

– Arrival to Kajaani Airport, transfer to Hotel Kalevala
– Welcome drink and dinner

– After breakfast get-together with your New Year host; few words about the
program, optional activities etc.
– 1 hour snowmobile safari; incl. approx.15-20 km tour, 2 persons/snowmobile,
thermal overall
– Free afternoon for optional activities, try ski school or spend your afternoon
having fun in the snow with toboggans and kick-sledges
– Evening sauna with indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, dinner

– After breakfast enjoy the tasters; short horse sleigh ride, short reindeer
sleigh ride and a snowmobile sleigh ride. Hot juice and sausages will be
served by open fire
– Afternoon for optional activities; husky fun, rapid swimming, ice fishing…
– Evening sauna with jacuzzis, dinner

– Breakfast
– 2 hour snowshoe tour along taiga forest and frozen lake, incl. hot juice
– Time for optional activities; husky fun, snowmobile safari 2h
– Evening sauna with jacuzzis
– Tin casting in the lobby, ”Ms Fortune-teller” will tell your future for next year
– New Year Gala Dinner
– Live band & dancing. Later, just before the midnight, moving to the terrace
for the countdown and fireworks. The party then continues inside in the bar
with dancing until the early hours

1.1. NEW YEAR 2020
– Late breakfast
– This is a day for resting, optional activities like husky safaris, snowmobile
safaris, rapid swimming, Nordic walking tour, or you can rent ski set or
snowshoes and explore the area on your own.
– Evening sauna with jacuzzis
– Bus transfer to New Year Concert at the Kuhmo Arts Centre
– Dinner

– Breakfast
– Visit Petola visitor centre (free) and/or Winter war museum (5 €)
– Free day for optional activities or leisure
– Evening sauna with jacuzzis
– Dinner

– Breakfast and transfer to Kajaani airport


1059 €/pers. in double room
1179 €/pers. in single room
1355 €/pers. in superior room
1419 €/pers. in a 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 (babycot, extrabed)

Prices including following services:
– 6 night accommodation in a chosen room type
– 6 x buffet breakfast, 5 x half board dinner, 1 x New Year Gala dinner, welcome drink on arrival
– Daily sauna and free use of indoor and outdoor jacuzzis
– 2 hour snowshoe tour
– Tasters of a horse sleigh, reindeer sleigh and snowmobile sleigh rides
– 1 hour snowmobile safari
– Traditional tin casting and Ms Fortune teller, Fireworks, live band
– New Year’s Day Concert + bus transfer
– Free use of kick-sledges, sledges, DVD-movies, Playstation games, Children playroom, Wi-Fi, ski-waxing room

With extra charge:
Extra charge for:
– Return transfer from Kajaani airport 80 €/person
– Lunch 22 €/adult/day, 11 €/child/day
– Thermal overall (suit, hat, gloves, boots, socks) 65 €/week or 25 €/day. Must be booked in advance with clothing and shoe size information.

Extra days:
93 €/pers. in double room/night with half board
122 €/pers. in single room/night with half board
107 €/pers. in superior room/night with half board
143 €/pers. in suite/day with half board

Optional activities:
– snowmobile safaris, snowshoe tours, husky sledding, cross-country or forest skiing tours/hire, winter fishing, rapid-floating, Nordic Walking tours, peat sauna, herbal jacuzzi, Traditional Finnish bone setting, peat treatments

Good to know

Few tips:
– Package is possible to book 29.12.2019-4.1.2020 with snowmobile tour on 2.1. and possibility to add extra days or shorten the program
– Please take a look at list of optional activities; snowmobiling, husky safaris, 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, 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 rights reserved. All the activities are guided in English. Driver’s license is required for driving snowmobiles. Package price does not include personal travel insurance.

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New Year in Hotel Kalevala

Price / person starting from

1059 €




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