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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 sleigh rides
    Day 5
    Sauna, Jacuzzi 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 very young children with accommodation contained within a 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.

    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.

    Details

    Transportation

    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: Santa's visit, decorating the Christmas tree, feeding the reindeer, dinner at Santa's residence. Other activities listed are tasters. Longer versions of these tasters can be added as optional activities.
    • Children's activities at the hotel such as kick-sledges, toboggans, Children's playroom, wireless internet and boardgames. 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 Northern Lights tours, 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.

    Northern Lights Tours that we can add plus babysitting:

    Snowmobile Safari and Northern Lights

    Explore the evening landscape in stunning nature. Nature's own lights - Northern lights - are also available when conditions permit. Coffee, juice and snacks are served in the glow of a campfire. Starting time approx. 8 pm.

    Northern Lights Tour

    Feel the magic of the polar sky and the northern lights. Professional wilderness guide will take you through the forests get to the spot to observe northern lights. Guide will tell you stories about the sky and northern lights and a fire will keep you warm while waiting the magic moment to happen. Price includes snacks, transfers, using sleeping bags. Duration 4 hours, about 9pm to 1am

    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 by bus. 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.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Kalevala

    Day 4 - Christmas Day and sleigh rides

    Today you will have a Christmas breakfast and then enjoy short Christmas day drives on husky, reindeer and snowmobile sleighs.

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

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hotel Kalevala

    Day 5 - Sauna, Jacuzzi and optional activities

    After breakfast the day is yours to spend at your pleasure; optional activities or resting. Optional activities can be booked in advance. Enjoy your last lunch and a traditional smoke 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 2024
    27 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    27 Dec 2024
    NZD 3,639
    Available
    Standard
    22 Dec 2024
    27 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    27 Dec 2024
    NZD 777
    Available
    Extra for Single
    22 Dec 2024
    27 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    27 Dec 2024
    NZD 9,354
    Available
    Family Triple Total
    22 Dec 2024
    27 Dec 2024
    22 Dec 2024
    27 Dec 2024
    NZD 11,431
    Available
    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.

    New Year's Eve program from the 29.12.2024-3.1.2025 including fireworks, snow games, traditional New Year's activities and babysitters is also available.

    Image: Sakari Piippo / Finland Promotion Board

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