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Finland: Festive Season Breaks

Luxurious Festive Breaks to the winter wonderland of Finland

Luxurious Festive Breaks to the winter wonderland of Finland

What Makes Me Mighty Fine

  • Week-long, festive, family break with magical Christmas activities and meeting with Santa
  • Stay in beautifully decorated accommodation in the stunning Wild Taiga
  • Get involved in the extensive Christmas programme featuring arts and crafts, tree collecting and decorating, carol singing, gingerbread baking and searching for Santa
  • Spend time husky sledding or snowmobiling.
  • Specialist Winter Clothing including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava are provided for the activities.

Christmas is a special time when families spend quality time together and have lots and lots of fun! Enhance the magic of your Christmas with one of our Festive Breaks. This one, to Finland's Hotel Kalevala, is hard to resist!

Sitting on the shore of the beautiful Lake Lammasjärvi in eastern Finland’s Wild Taiga region, the Hotel Kalevalais a comfortable holiday base, in a tranquil location, in the small town of Kuhmo. In terms of facilities it boasts a restaurant, lounge and saunas and children are particularly well catered for here with special menus and a playroom complete with Playstation and DVDs.

Youngsters adore the hotel's fairytale, winter wonderland setting, where the boughs of pine trees are laden with pure white snow and icicles gleam from under the eaves of log cabins. The hotel goes all out with the Christmas decorations and guests on our Festive Breaks can get involved by making their own seasonal arts and crafts and helping to adorn the tree on Christmas Eve.

With a fun-packed programme tailored particularly for these Festive Breaks, this really is a special time to stay at the Hotel Kalevala. All the usual winter activities like  husky safaris are teamed with festive treats like carol singing and even a visit from Santa, making your holiday one you'll remember forever. Take a look at the full itinerary to find out exactly what's in store on our amazing Festive Breaks.

Still in need of guidance? Take a look at our Finnish holiday ideas to find your perfect tour. If you're looking for an amazing festive break, check out our Santa holiday ideas! If you're looking for fantastic family getaways, browse through our Family Holiday ideas. Alternatively, speak to our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033 or using our online chat system (during office hours).

  • Day 1 - (Dec 22) Arrive Finland

    Luxurious Festive Breaks to the winter wonderland of Finland - (Dec 22) Arrive Finland

    Our Festive Breaks begin the minute your plane touches down at Kajaani Airport where you will be greeted by one of Santa’s elves and escorted to the Hotel Kalevala. Admire the glorious festive decorations and twinkling fairy lights, and explore the snow-covered surroundings before tucking into a hearty dinner in the restaurant.

    Meals included:Dinner
  • Day 2 - (Dec 23) The Fairy Tale Starts

    (Dec 23) The Fairy Tale Starts

    This morning, on our Festive Breaks, you can choose to take part in activities such as kick sledding and tobogganing. In the afternoon we will walk to the Christmas Village to search for Santa and the whole family can try their hand at baking his favourite treat: gingerbread cookies. When the cookies are ready you will try to find the man himself, with the help of the elves and the woodland creatures. Take a visit to his wooden house and knock on the door to see if he is inside. In the evening enjoy a delicious dinner in the hotel restaurant.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - (Dec 24) Christmas Eve

    (Dec 24) Christmas Eve

    After breakfast we will journey by foot or snowshoe to collect the Christmas tree and take it back to the restaurant to decorate it. Lunch will be served and you can try the traditional rice porridge. Whoever finds the hidden almond in their porridge will receive a prize. In the afternoon, you will transfer, by bus, to the chapel at Kuhmo where everyone will be invited to light a candle for loved ones far away. This evening on our Festive Breaks you will celebrate Christmas Eve with a traditional buffet meal and, if you wish, go back to the church for the evening service.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 - (Dec 25) Christmas Day

    (Dec 25) Christmas Day

    Merry Christmas! Today, on our Festive Breaks,is yours to spend at leisure. Tonight you will be taken to a frozen lake where, on a clear night, you can see the moon and stars as you huddle around the campfire enjoying hot juice and sausages.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 - (Dec 26) Boxing Day

    (Dec 26) Boxing Day

    This morning our Festive Breaks offer a selection of activities, including husky sledding,  snowmobile excursions and horse drawn sleigh rides. Your afternoon is free for relaxing or maybe some optional activities such as cross country skiing. This evening there will be a dinner followed by a folklore show.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - (Dec 27) Day for Relaxing

    (Dec 27) Day for Relaxing

    After breakfast, today is free to do as you please. Optional (chargeable) activities include ice-fishing at one end of the scale and wellbeing treatments such as the a peat sauna, herbal Jacuzzi, reiki and classical massage, at the other.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - (Dec 28) Departure

    (Dec 28) Departure

    After a final breakfast on our Festive Breaks, you will be transferred to Kajaani Airport for your flight home. This is sure to have been a Christmas to remember and you will be returning home refreshed, happy and, no doubt, keen to return to Finland again in years to come!

    Meals included:Breakfast


  • Return international flights from London Heathrow (details of regional departures on request)
  • Escorted airport transfers
  • Six nights' accommodation in a standard room at the Hotel Kalevala (upgrade details on request)
  • The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
    • Visit to the Christmas Village and cookie baking
    • Search for Santa
    • Collecting Christmas tree
    • Visit to the Christmas Church
    • Chirstmas programme
    • Evening by an open fire
    • Horse-drawn sleigh ride
    • Husky safari
    • Snowmobile sleigh ride
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Specialist Winter Clothing including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava are provided for the activities.

Not Included...

  • Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)

Please call our friendly advisors on 0333 800 2033 for pricing on this holiday.

Please note: a full and valid driver's licence is required to drive a snowmobile.

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