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    6 days - Wellness Program, Fireworks and New Year Concert at the Kuhmo Arts Centre

    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 taiga forests, frozen lakes and its misty blue hills, area is one of Finland's best known regions for guaranteed snow fall throughout the winter season.

    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.

    Highlights include

    • New Year's Eve Gala Dinner before Fireworks show and Live music/DJ & dancing
    • New Year Concert at the Kuhmo Arts Centre
    Day 1
    Arrive and transfer to hotel
    Day 2
    Snow games and outdoor jacuzzi
    Day 3
    New Year's Eve party with DJ, dancing and fireworks
    Day 4
    New Year Concert at the Kuhmo Arts Centre
    Day 5
    Wellness Day
    Day 6
    Goodbye Finland
    Start/End Place
    Kajaani, Finland
    Country Visited
    6 Days
    Start Date
    Travel Style
    Easy Christmas tour - suits families with very young children with accommodation contained within a hotel complex.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.



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

    • 5 night accommodation and breakfast
    • Full board with soup lunches and breakfasts, 4 x half board dinners, special Finnish New Year's Eve dinner (alcohol not included)
    • Return transfer from Kajaani airport
    • Welcoming drink
    • Evening sauna & jacuzzis daily
    • New Year’s Day Concert + bus transfer
    • Traditional tin casting, fireworks show and live band/DJ on New Year's Eve
    • All activities listed in the itinerary: Guided snow game competitions, 2 hour snowshoe tour.
    • Babysitters can be arranged
    • 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.
    • Free use of kick-sleds, sledges, Wifi and ski-waxing room.
    • Winter clothes
    Not Included
    • International flight tickets
    • Luggage porter service
    • Travel insurance
    • Visas
    • Gratuities
    • Babysitting can be arranged
    • 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.


    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.

    1 Dinner
    Hotel Kalevala

    Day 2 - Snow games and outdoor jacuzzi

    After breakfast get-together with your New Year host; and get a few words
    about the program and optional activities you can book. Guided Kalevala snow games: Let's get to know each other in the spirit of fun winter races! On these playful competitions you need co-operation skills and imagination.

    After lunch, it is a free afternoon for optional activities, try ski school or spend your afternoon having fun in the snow with toboggans and kick-sledges.

    Before dinner, enjoy an evening sauna with indoor and outdoor jacuzzi.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 3 - New Year's Eve party with DJ, dancing and fireworks

    After breakfast, join a 2 hour snowshoe tour along taiga forest and frozen lake, incl. hot juice. Then it is time fro some more optional activities; such as cross-country ski school, rapid swimming or ice fishing.

    Before dinner, join in a traditional Finnish New Year's Eve game - Tin casting in the lobby, the tin will tell your future for next year. Then it is time for the New Year Gala Dinner with live music/DJ & dancing. Later, just before the midnight, move to the terrace for the countdown and fireworks. The party then continues inside the bar with dancing until the early hours.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 4 - New Year Concert at the Kuhmo Arts Centre

    This morning, enjoy brunch and a day of relaxing with jacuzzi's or optional activities. There is a bus transfer to New Year Concert at the Kuhmo Arts Centre in the afternoon before returning home for dinner.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 5 - Wellness Day

    Today is free for more optional excursions. Perhaps you might like to dedicate the day to traditional Finnish wellbeing treatments such as a
    peat sauna and traditional Finnish bone setting. After these two, maybe also try a herbal jacuzzi, classical massage and peat treatments.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner

    Day 6 - Goodbye Finland

    Breakfast and transfer to Kajaani airport

    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.

    Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

    Start Date
    End Date
    From Price
    29 Dec 2024
    3 Jan 2025
    29 Dec 2024
    3 Jan 2025
    AUD 2,899
    On request
    29 Dec 2024
    3 Jan 2025
    29 Dec 2024
    3 Jan 2025
    AUD 7,329
    On request
    Family Triple Total
    29 Dec 2024
    3 Jan 2025
    29 Dec 2024
    3 Jan 2025
    AUD 8,857
    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.

    For those who are interested also in history and culture, you can add these experiences: Winter War Museum, Juminkeko - cultural centre for Kalevala - national epic of Finland and Karelian culture, Petola Nature Centre with exhibition of Finlands large carnivores (brown bear, lynx, wolverine, wolf) and many exhibitions in the town.

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