Christmas Holiday for the whole family in Hotel Kalevala

The Hotel Kalevala offers for a whole family an authentic Christmas feeling – a landscape of snow, Finnish Christmas traditions, traditional Christmas cuisine. Christmas land - with Santa and his elves, activities..

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Season: 22.-28.12.2013
Place: Hotel Kalevala, Kuhmo
Duration: 6 nights
Persons: min. 1
Price: 862,00 eur
Price solo: 1012,00 eur
Price dbl: 862,00 eur
Price includes: 6 nights accommodation with halfboard and programme (please take a look at detailed programme)
Price excludes: transfers from the airport 77,-/person
Additional charge: optional activities such as snowmobiling, huskysledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, rapid floating
Supplements: Children 0-3 years free of charge, 4-12 years 431,00 eur
Equipment: Thermal overall, boots, hat, cloves 25 eur/person/day


Further information and reservations:

Hotel Kalevala
Väinämöinen 9
FI-88900  KUHMO
+358 8 6554 100

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Christmas Holiday for the whole family in Hotel Kalevala


- Flight via Helsinki to Kajaani or Kuopio airport. Transfer to Hotel Kalevala, appr. 1,5 – 2,5 hours.
- Accommodation on lakeside Hotel Kalevala
- Welcoming meeting with drink & Dinner in the restaurant
- Please notice: From the flight, landing to Kajaani 18.00 we are organizing special Xmas bus-transfer; enjoy the Christmassy transfer together with Christmas elf, have a cup of traditional finnish glogg and taste our gingerbread too. Our youngest passangers we entertain with some DVDs

- After breakfast it is your time to discover the area: try some tobogganing, kick-sledding,
making snow angels, visit and feed our 2 reindeers.
- Later in the afternoon we´ll walk to Christmas Village to meet and greed Santa Claus: Our Meet the Santa Tour invites the whole family to try their hand at baking Santa’s favourite treat, gingerbread cookies. When the cookies are ready, it’s time to take  some to the main man of Christmas - that is if you can find him! Elves will help you on
your quest to find the red-suited, long-bearded Santa. Ask the sauna elf, blacksmith elf, tar elf, and even woodland creatures from the realm of Metsola. This way, that way, they will guide you. Take a sip of magic potion and ride the reindeer as you speed along towards the log house. Knock on its door, and find him sleeping there, in his snuggly abode....

- Evening sauna with jacuzzi
- Dinner in the restaurant

- After breakfast we’ll make a magical journey by foot and snowshoes across the snowy landscape and bring the Christmas tree inside the restaurant. Big and importand duty for children is to decorate it.
- traditional Christmas rice-porridge and lunch at the hotel; 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 they love ones far away.
- Christmas sauna with jacuzzi
- 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)
- Christmas Eve with traditional buffet table
- get-together by the fireplace in the evening
- bustransfer to Christmas night church

- breakfast
- Christmas day is yours to spend at your pleasure; optional activities, resting.. Optional activities can be booked already in advance.
- evening sauna with jacuzzi
- Dinner in the restaurant
- Tonight we´ll make a short journey outside to see the starts, moon, northern lights. We´ll walk along the frozen lake to Harakkasaari island (small children can be pulled in a sleigh), traditional campfire evening, incl. hot juice, sausages, listening the nature by
night and darkness.

26.12. “BOXING DAY”
- after breakfast traditional “Boxing Day” by the lake: enjoy the taster of short reindeer sledge tour, horse sleigh drive, husky sleigh tour and snowmobile sleigh drive. Toboggans and kick-sledges are available also. Hot juice will be served by an open fire.
- free afternoon for relaxing, optional activities, cross-country skiing...
- evening sauna with jacuzzi.
- Dinner with folklore program

- breakfast
- this is a day for optional activities, shopping, relaxing...
- evening sauna and dinner

- breakfast
- transfer back to the airport Kajaani/Kuopio


862,-/pers. in double room
1012,-/pers. in single room
910,-/pers. in superior room (with best lakeview, coffee/tea making facilities)
1072,-/pers. in suite for two persons
642,-/adult in extra bed
431,-/child 4-12 years in extra bed (or if 2 children and more, in family room with two rooms, connecting door)
children 0-3 years free of charge (babycot, babybed, extrabed)

Including following services:
- 6 nights accommodation, breakfast, evening sauna & jacuzzi daily
- 5 x halfboard dinner, 1 x Christmas Eve Traditional Gala Dinner, 1 x Christmas Eve lunch
- Full Christmas programme:
- 22.12. Welcoming drink
- 23.12. Fairy Tale Christmas tour in Christmas Village
- 24.12. bringing the Christmas tree, Visit to Churchyard (bustransfer), Santas visit at the hotel, bustransfer to Christmas church
- 25.12. evening by an open fire
- 26.12. “Boxing Day” by the lake: taster of the short horse sleigh drive, reindeer sledge, husky sleigh drive and snowmobile
sleigh drive, folkloreprogramme
- on your free time you may use: kick-sledges, toboggans, DVD-movies, Playstation2 and Nintendo WII games, Children
playroom, wireless internet, board games, library, fireplace, drying closet at the lobby,

Extra charge for:
- Return transfer from Kajaani airport 77,-/person/net
- Return transfer Kuopio airport 1150,-/group max 25 persons
- lunch 17,-/person/day
- thermal overall (suit, hat, cloves, boots, socks) 125,-/person/duration

Few tips:
- please take a look at list of optional activities; incl. huskysafaries, snowmobiling, snowshoe tours, cross country ski-school and
tours, ice-fishing, rapid floating etc.
- also wellbeing treatments are available: worth trying is definitely our peat sauna and traditional finnish bonesetting. After
these two try also herbal jacuzzi, foot treatments, reiki, classical massage..
- for those who are interested also history and culture we have plenty to offer: Winter War Museum, Juminkeko –cultural
centre for Kalevala –national epic of Finland and Karelian culture. Petola Nature Centre with exhibition of Finland´s large
carnivores (brown bear, lynx, volverine, wolf)