Welcome to Kuhmo, a small town in north east Finland. Surrounded by ancient forests and crystal clear lakes, this is a winter wonderland nestled in some of the deepest snow in Finland. With nothing but unspoilt nature as far as the eye can see, Kuhmo is perfect for wilderness and activity adventures

Hotel Kalevala, your accommodation for this tour, is a unique, small, private lakeside hotel with 47 rooms and just 3 km from Kuhmo centre. The building, styled on the eagle taking flight, is a listed building by The Finnish National Board of Antiquities.

We have reserved the hotel for our LGBT+ clients from the 9th - 14th of March 2019. March is the best and most beautiful month of the winter season and perfect for winter activities.

Our multi-activity programme includes; snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and a husky safari. You will have the chance to enjoy the authentic flavours of Finnish cuisine; reindeer, bear, elk and salmon. In the afternoons, you can relax in our saunas and indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis. In the evenings, you can unwind in the Kota tepee or by the hotel fireplace.

Valid: 9.-14.3.2019
Itinerary:

9.3. ARRIVAL DAY
- Transfer from Kajaani airport.
- Accommodation, welcome drink by the fireplace. Welcome dinner including Finnish delicacy elk
meat.

10.3. SNOWMOBILE SAFARI & SNOW FUN
- After breakfast guided 2 hour snowmobile safari along taiga forest, 2 persons/snowmobile.
- Lunch at the hotel restaurant.
- In the afternoon it’s time for snow games. You will be competing in teams and of course the
best team will win a price!
- Coffee and tea with pastries.
- Sauna time with indoor and outdoor jacuzzis. Possibility to try out peat sauna.
- Dinner at the hotel restaurant, with local salmon as main course. Bar is open, enjoy hot drinks
by the fireplace.

11.3. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING & KOTA EVENING
- After breakfast two hour cross-country ski-school; learn the national sport of Finland.
- Lunch at hotel restaurant.
- In the afternoon you have some free time to continue skiing; easy tracks at Kalevala Ski-centre
and on the lake side are suitable for beginners. Ski tracks for persons
with more experience are available too.
- Coffee and tea with pastries.
- Dinner in "Kota" teepee at the hotel shore. Enjoy a tasty reindeer meat dish by the open fire.
- Late evening saunas & jacuzzis.

12.3. HUSKY, SMOKE SAUNA AND GALA DINNER
- Transfer to husky farm after breakfast. Fun day is guaranteed with joyful huskies. Everyone
gets the chance to drive a husky sleigh, 2 persons/sleigh. Picnic lunch during the tour.
- Transfer back to hotel followed by afternoon coffee and tea with pastries.
- Sauna time - possibility to try real Finnish smoke sauna!
- Gala dinner. Main course will be the exceptional delicacy, bear.
- Evening continues with DJ and dancing till the early hours.

13.3. SNOWSHOEING & WINTER FISHING, MYSTICAL MAGIC & OLD TIMES DINNER
- Late breakfast.
- 3 hour guided snowshoe & winter fishing tour starts at the hotel.
- Lunch at the hotel restaurant.
- Time for sauna and relaxing in the afternoon and.
- Afternoon coffee, tea and pastries.
- In the evening "Finnish mystical magic". Fortune teller or Shaman is waiting for you deep in the
forest. We will make our way there with snowshoes or by foot, depending on the snow level.
She offers you love potions, Deer Antler Velvet and can predict your future.
- Continue to the "Northern House", where you will be served an Old Times Dinner. Forget about
etiquettes, white tablecloths and fancy eating. Eat with your fingers or wooden spoon and enjoy
the dinner like in earlier times.
- Karaoke evening at the hotel restaurant.

14.3. GOODBYE FINLAND
- After breakfast transfer to Kajaani airport.

RATES per person 2019:

In double/twin room 1207 €
In single room 1357 €
In superior double room 1257 €
In suite (for two) 1486 €

Including:
- 5 night accommodation at Hotel Kalevala
- Full board and afternoon coffee/tea daily and welcome drink on arrival
- Evening saunas & indoor and outdoor jacuzzis daily
- Guided activities: snowmobile safari, husky safari (incl. lunch), cross country skiing lesson,
snowshoe tour, winter games
- Smoke sauna, peat sauna
- Finnish mystical magic evening
- Return transfer from Kajaani airport
- Free use of kick-sledges, sledges, toboggans, Wi-Fi

Extra charge:
- Thermal overall (suit, hat, gloves, socks, boots) 25 €/day or 65 €/week. Must be booked in
advance with clothing and shoe sizes.
- Optional activities: Exciting rapid swimming starting from 100 €, snowmobiling tours starting
from 75 €, fat bike tour or hire 49 €/15 €
- Wellbeing treatments: relaxing massage 70-85 €, Finnish bone setting 57-71 €, infrared sauna
20 €, herbal bubble baths 18-30 €, peat treatments 36-72 €

Good to know:
- Possibility to arrive earlier/depart later. Extra night starting from 79 €/p.p. incl. breakfast and
dinner
- Package price does not include personal travel insurance.
- Package price does not include flights. Arrival airport is Kajaani KAJ.
- Drinks are not included in the package price.
- Driver’s license is required to drive snowmobiles.
- Equipment recommended: winter clothes (jacket, trousers, winter boots, wool socks, gloves,
hat) if not rented from hotel.
- We reserve all the rights to change order or content of the program if necessary due the
weather or other conditions.