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FAMILY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - FACTS AND ITINERARY

The accommodation is arranged in our beautiful Taigalampi cabin, in twin rooms with all the modern facilities and a warm and cozy atmosphere. The Christmas-decorated sauna is warm for your family in the evenings. 


Breakfasts will be served in the cabin, lunch soup, and sandwiches on the daily trips or at our restaurant in Syöte Nature Centre. Delicious Christmas dinners are served from the cabin buffet table. 

  • Place: Syöte, Pudasjärvi, Finland

  • Availability: Christmas 2022 and 2023

  • Guaranteed departure: 21.-27.12.2022, 21.-27.12.2023

  • Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

  • Number of participants: Min 4, max 12 persons

  • Price: 1680 € / person, children under 12 years 1280 € / person

  • Meals: Full board. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price.

  • Accommodation: In a big log cabin, in 1-2 person rooms 

  • Price includes: Transport from Oulu Airport to Syöte and back, activities due to the program, guidance, transport to the places of activities, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodation in twin rooms, sauna, and shower.

  • The price doesn’t include flights.

  • Equipment: Participants have their own outdoor clothing due to the weather. Please ask for the whole list of equipment after booking.

  • Equipment included in the price: All the special outdoor equipment for activities.

  • By an additional cost: Single room. Winter clothing set, mittens, headwear, boots 90 €/set/person/tour.

  • Supplements: Extra night in cabin 180 €/person

  • Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card

  • Tour level: Moderate. Participants are required to have normal basic fitness.

  • Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

  • Insurance: We require participants to have their own insurance for outdoor activities in arctic weather conditions in Finland.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

Enjoy Christmas with your family, it brings you and other family members closer and gives new enthusiasm to everyday life!

CHRISTMAS FEELING

It is said that Finnish culture is extraordinary and unique and the people are the happiest in the world! The reason for happiness might be the fresh and natural food, which you can enjoy at least enough during this holiday!

FINNISH CULTURE AND GOOD FOOD

Our guides have been educated as a nature mindfulness instructors. Take a change to learn a new way of experience the nature around you.

RELAXING MOMENTS

Activities have been chosen for you after many years of experience. Activities, wonderful nature, good food and your own family around. What else can you wish for an unforgettable Christmas holiday?

QUALITY TIME WITH THE FAMILY

 

ITINERARY

1st day, 21.12.:
Arrive at Oulu Airport or bus/railway station, where your guide is waiting for you. Approximately two hours of transport to Syöte and Taigalampi cabin. Meeting the group and accommodation.

Welcoming dinner, short briefing, introduction of group, Syöte National Park, and the program after dinner. Safety issues and discussion about sustainable tourism and how we put it into practice during our trip.


Warm sauna and sweet dreams surrounded by peaceful and quiet nature.


2nd day, 22.12.:

Activities begin after a complete Finnish breakfast with many local delicacies. Dressing up for the day outside of the cabin, in pure white nature! 


Meeting in Kota, fire for the tea and coffee, basic knowledge about our country, and old Christmas traditions, and lunch for the group in the Lapland tepee. A short snowshoeing trip to the snowy hills!


After lunch, we get inside the cabin and take a rest. After a while, we start making Christmas cookies and traditional Star-pastries together. 


Great dinner from the buffet, sauna experience, and accommodation in your room. Optional Northern lights trip to the hill or the lake ice. 


3rd day, 23.12.:

After breakfast, it is time to explore Finnish nature and its special features with your local guide by foot and later on with a horse sleigh!


After ten minutes of transport, we'll visit the Syöte National Park Visitor Centre and the renewed exhibition which gives you a learning experience about the nature and history of the local area.


Hiking to the Teerivaara wilderness hut which is one of the most interesting natural sites in the Syöte area because of its beautiful views down from the fell towards the National Park. The trail goes on in varied terrain, mostly on small forest paths.


When we get down from the hill it's time for a lunch. For the lunch, tasty soup is served at our restaurant in Visitor Centre. 


After lunch we visit a local horse and reindeer farm. Owner shows us the place and takes us to the sled. A sleigh ride is beginning! Few kilometres trails leads us to the forests and hills, safely and nicely. A hot cup of berry juice and a pastry are served during the ride. 

After a sleigh ride we meet the reindeer. You have a change to cuttle the reindeer and feed them with lichen. 


Transport back to the cabin. 
After a break, a local dinner, sauna experience, and accommodation. Optional Northern lights trip to the hill or the lake ice.  


Day's distance is approximately 5 km hiking and 5 km sleigh ride.

4th day, 24.12. Christmas Eve: 

​Soon after a refreshing and tasty breakfast, we take wide and short, skin based backcountry skis and ice-fishing equipment and start skiing trip to the lake ice! Ice fishing is a traditional way to have fish from the lake to the table! Ice fishing experience lasts about two hours. Lovely picnic lunch on a shore of a beautiful lake.


After the outdoor lunch, skiing back to the accommodation. 

Meet Santa Claus who brings the presents for the guests gathered around the beautifully decorated Christmas tree!

Christmas dinner together, hot sauna, relaxing in the evening. Optional Northern lights trip to the hill or the lake ice. 


Day's distance is approximately 4 km with skin-based skis. 

5th day, 25.12. Christmas Day:

​After a tasty breakfast optional visit to Pikku-Syöte Christmas Church.


Snack and transport to the Taivalkoski area for another exiting day in a culturally rich village and an old grocery store in the village center. 


Transport to the husky farm near the Taivalkoski village. The day will be spent with huskies driving and enjoying the white wilderness with your own dog pack! Safety instructions, driving lesson and couple of hours driving with friendly huskies. Picnic lunch during the tour. Pure fun and joy!


Transport back to the cabin. Sauna, dinner, accommodation. Today it is maybe possibility to photograph the magnificent Northern Lights!

The day's distance is approximately 15 km in 5 hours with the husky sledge. 

6th day, 26.12. Boxing Day:

Great breakfast and resting, or day with few different optional activities: 1. self guided cross-country skiing trip, 2. self guided snowshoeing trip, 3. snowmobile tour, 4. downhill skiing day in Iso-Syöte fell. 

Self-made picnic lunch. 

Transport back to the cabin. After a break, a local food dinner, sauna experience, and accommodation. Optional Northern lights trip to the hill or the lake ice. 

7th day, 27.12. departure day

After a nice and nutritious breakfast transfer to Oulu Airport or bus/railway station. 

We reserve all the rights to change the activities' order or the program's content due to the weather or other conditions.