About this holiday
Our destination for our New Year celebrations
is the Wild Taiga region of Finland. The region
is a wonderful destination for winter activities
(with eyes peeled for the Northern Lights) and
famed for its wildlife, some of which is now either
extinct or incredibly rare elsewhere in Europe.
Its geography is dominated by hills, forests, lakes
and rivers, which are home to moose, reindeer,
and large carnivores including the brown bear,
wolverine, grey wolf and lynx.
From our perfect winter wonderland setting,
we set out on our first day to explore the Taiga
Forest and frozen lake by snow-shoe. Our guided
walk will not only let us take in the natural beauty
of the area but we will also learn a new skill.
We spend our second day in beautiful Lapland
discovering the best way to travel in Finland – by
sleigh! Our taster sessions will give you a chance
to try out horse, husky and snowmobiles.
Our third activity day is a switch from horses
to horse power with a day of snowmobiling!
Together we will drive along Taiga Forest,
stopping by an open campfire for a refreshing and
warming drink. All these activities are part of your
exhilarating trip, including use of skis, kick-sledges
and sledges for the whole week.
After all our daytime activities, what we’ll need
are nice relaxed evenings and that’s exactly
what’s on offer at our hotel! On returning from
our days of adventure you have access to the
on site sauna and Jacuzzi to relax your aching
muscles. Or brave the cold for a lake-side sauna –
immersion in hot water followed by a leap into the
lake; not for the fainthearted!
Party like its 2018!
Our New Year celebrations will bring in 2018 with
a bang! Our hotel will host a Gala Dinner, but
before the party starts you have chance to look
into what the coming year holds for you with a
Finnish New Years tradition of tin casting with ‘Ms
Fortune-teller’. The party continues with a DJ and
fireworks to mark the moment we enter 2018.
Built in a style to mirror the surrounding nature, the Kalevala hotel sits on the shores of Lake Lammasjärvi in Eastern Finland close to the Russian border.
The pleasant restaurant, with great views over the lake, offers excellent food, including a traditional Finnish meal on one evening during the week.
The 47 comfortable rooms all have a TV, hairdryer, bathrobe, minibar and direct dial telephone. Free Wi-Fi is available in the hotel.