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    6 days - Family friendly program designed for young children

    Enjoy an authentic Christmas experience with your family in Finland. We all love the thrill of showing our kids the best that life can be, and this is one tradition we know how to celebrate. A landscape of snow, Finnish Christmas traditions and cuisine combined with Santa and his elves will set their imaginations soaring.

    We provide snow, great family friendly accommodation, fun activities and simple pleasures such as singing around a tree, freshly baked biscuits and promenading in the forest looking for Christmas trees. You just need to provide your time.

    This trip runs on specific dates and books up early.

    Highlights include

    • Enjoy Christmas Eve with a traditional buffet table and get-together by the fireplace
    • Authentic Christmas experience with your family in Finland
    Day 1
    Arrive and transfer to hotel
    Day 2
    Outdoor Activities and a search for Santa
    Day 3
    Traditional Christmas Eve Celebration
    Day 4
    Christmas Day and snowshoeing
    Day 5
    Pony Carriage Ride and optional activities
    Day 6
    Good Bye Finland
    Start/End Place
    Kajaani, Finland
    Country Visited
    Finland
    Duration
    6 Days
    Start Date
    Scheduled
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Easy Christmas tour - suits families with young children with accommodation contained within hotel complex.
    Code
    50DN0190

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    Details

    Transportation

    Local buses, dog sleds, snow mobile safaris and transfer from local airport, Kajaani.

    Included
    • 5 night accommodation and breakfast
    • Full board with soup lunches and breakfasts 3 x half board dinners, special Finnish Christmas Eve dinner and dinner at Santa's residence (alcohol not included)
    • Return transfer from Kajaani airport
    • Welcoming drink
    • Evening sauna & jacuzzis daily
    • All activities listed in the itinerary: Fairy Tale Christmas tour in Christmas village, Santa's visit, short husky dog sleigh drive. Other activities listed are tasters. Longer versions of these tasters can be added as optional activities.
    • Babysitters for the 26th December (please ask if you require any additional babysitting)
    • Children's activities at the hotel such as kick-sledges, toboggans, DVD movies, Playstation and Nintendo WII games, Children's playroom, wireless internet, boardgames and library are also included. We suggest also bringing along your own favourite Christmas DVDs to watch as well. Drying closet for outdoor clothes available in the lobby.
    • Winter clothing
    Not Included
    • International flight tickets
    • Luggage porter service
    • Meals other than described. Lunch can be organised when you are there at EUR 18 for adults, EUR 9 for children.
    • Travel insurance
    • Visas
    • Gratuities
    • Any items of personal nature.

    There are many optional activities such as husky safaris, snowmobiling, snowshoe tours, cross country ski tours, ice-fishing, rapid floating available that can be pre-booked. There is also a comprehensive wellness centre in this hotel.

    Unlike many of our Christmas programs, this trip is based below the Arctic Circle and therefore, you are unlikely to see the Northern Lights at this location.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive and transfer to hotel

    Arrival to Kajaani airport and transfer to Hotel Kalevala. Check-in to your room and enjoy a welcome drink & dinner at the restaurant.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Kalevala

    Day 2 - Outdoor Activities and a search for Santa

    This morning is free for outdoor activities: tobogganing, kick-sledding, making snow angels & visiting our reindeers.

    After lunch, it's time to find the main man of Christmas. Elves will help you on your quest to find the red-suited, long-bearded Santa. Children will meet Santa Claus, the real Finnish Joulupukki, who always has time to listen to your Christmas wishes and secrets. Tour duration appr. 2 hours. In the evening enjoy a sauna and have dinner in the restaurant.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Kalevala

    Day 3 - Traditional Christmas Eve Celebration

    After breakfast we'll make a magical journey by foot and snowshoes across the snowy landscape and bring the Christmas tree inside the restaurant. The big duty for the children is to decorate it. After traditional Christmas rice-porridge and lunch at the hotel, visit the church yard of Kuhmo. Everyone can light a candle for their loved ones far away.

    In Finland Santa Claus comes traditionally on Christmas Eve. In the evening, enjoy Christmas Eve with a traditional buffet table and get-together by the fireplace. Transfer to Christmas night mass at Kuhmo church.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Kalevala

    Day 4 - Christmas Day and snowshoeing

    Today you will have a Christmas brunch. Then 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.

    In the afternoon you can enjoy a traditional Finnish smoke sauna or sauna with jacuzzi before the Christmas Day dinner at the hotel.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Kalevala

    Day 5 - Pony Carriage Ride and optional activities

    After breakfast the kids can join a Pony carriage ride.
    The day is yours to spend at your pleasure; optional activities or resting. Optional activities can be booked already in advance and babysitting service is available. Enjoy your last lunch and a sauna with jacuzzi.

    Farewell dinner at Santa's residence.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Kalevala

    Day 6 - Good Bye Finland

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Kajaani.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    Price per person for double/twin share.
    Family triple is 2 adults and 1 child in standard room.
    Family quad is 2 adults and 2 children in a family room.
    Child discount applies to age 4-12 years, children age 0-3 is free.

    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    22 Dec 2023
    27 Dec 2023
    22 Dec 2023
    27 Dec 2023
    AUD 2,821
    On request
    Standard
    22 Dec 2023
    27 Dec 2023
    22 Dec 2023
    27 Dec 2023
    AUD 235
    On request
    Extra for Single
    22 Dec 2023
    27 Dec 2023
    22 Dec 2023
    27 Dec 2023
    AUD 7,261
    On request
    Family Triple Total
    22 Dec 2023
    27 Dec 2023
    22 Dec 2023
    27 Dec 2023
    AUD 8,885
    On request
    Family Quad Total

    Important Information

    There are special rates for children, depending on their age and their accommodation needs. There are many rooms in this hotel with interconnecting rooms.

    We can help you organize your train or air tickets to Kajaani. Skiing options are also available for you to enjoy before or after Christmas.

    Adding a Northern Lights experience higher in the Arctic pre-Christmas or post-Christmas this tour is possible.

    New Year's Eve program from the 29.12.2023-3.1.2024 including fireworks, snow games, traditional New Year's activities and babysitters is also available.

    Image: Sakari Piippo / Finland Promotion Board

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