Christmas 2022

Christmas Holiday in Wild Taiga Finland: Private Hotel Kalevala offers the whole family an authentic Christmas feeling - a landscape of snow, Finnish Christmas traditions, traditional Christmas cuisine and of course Santa Claus himself.

Price / person starting

1269 €

Availability

Winter

Duration

6 days/5 nights

22.12.-27.12.2022


Those who believe, they can see elves scampering through the forest and perhaps go to visit the Santa Claus 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 Finnish Christmas cuisine.

Christmas land - with Santa and his elves, crosscountry skiing, blue eyed huskies, snowmobile safaris and don’t forget Santa’s reindeers. The old Christmas traditions are still taken care of and appreciated in our Christmas program; fresh baked
cookies, a promenade in the forest to find a Christmas tree. Where would it be better to spend this family festive season?

ITINERARY:

22.12. ARRIVAL DAY
- Arrival to Kajaani airport. Transfer to Hotel Kalevala
- Welcome drink & dinner at the restaurant.

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.
- Lunch.
- 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 approx. 2 hours.
- Evening sauna with indoor and outdoor jacuzzis.
- Dinner.

24.12. CHRISTMAS EVE
- After breakfast we’ll make a magical journey across the snowy landscape and bring the Christmas tree inside the hotel. It is big and important duty for children to decorate the tree. When decorations are complete we bake gingerbreads.
- Traditional Christmas rice porridge and lunch; 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.
- Saunas 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, 1 per
child).
- Christmas Eve with traditional Finnish Christmas buffet.
- Transfer to Christmas night mass at Kuhmo church.

25.12. CHRISTMAS DAY
- Christmas day brunch
- Approx. 1 hour leisure snowshoe tour through snowy taiga forest with wilderness guides. Small children can join the tour with toboggans or stay at the hotel with babysitters.
- Traditional Finnish smoke sauna
- Saunas with jacuzzis.
- Christmas Day dinner.

26.12. BOXING DAY
- Breakfast
- Pony carriage ride
- Day is yours to spend at your pleasure; optional activities, resting. Optional activities can be booked already in advance. Babysitting service available.
- Lunch.
- Saunas with jacuzzis.
- Farewell dinner at Santa's residence.

27.12. GOOD BYE FINLAND
- Breakfast.
- Transfer back to the airport.

Price/person:

Double/twin room 1269 €
Single room 1389 €
Superior double room 1419 €
Suite 1629 €

Extra night with full board
Double/twin room 149 €
Single room 168 €
Superior double room 153 €
Suite 189 €

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

Including following services:
- 5 night accommodation
- Full board with soup lunches and breakfasts 3 x half board dinners, special Finnish Christmas Eve dinner and dinner at Santa's residence
- Welcome drink
- Evening sauna & jacuzzis daily
- Christmas program (see the itinerary)
- Babysitters on 26th
- Free use of kick-sledges, toboggans, children playroom, Wi-Fi, board games, drying closet for outdoor clothes at the lobby

Extra charge for:
- Return transfer from Kajaani airport 100 €/person
- Thermal overall (suit, hat, gloves, boots, socks) 75 €/week or 25 €/day
Must be booked in advance with clothing and shoe size information.

Few tips:

- Possibility to add extra days or shorten the program
- Please take a look at list of optional activities; cross-country skiing, ice-fishing, rapid swimming 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 and classical massage.

Good to know:

All the activities are guided in English, some are possible in French or German. Package price does not include personal travel insurance. We reserve all the rights to change the order or content of the program if necessary due to weather or safety reasons.