FAMILY CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY - FACTS AND ITINERARY
The accommodation is arranged in the KIDE Hotel or our beautiful Taigalampi log cabin, in twin rooms with all the modern facilities and a warm and cozy atmosphere. The sauna is warm for your family in the evenings.
Breakfasts will be served in the restaurant or in the cabin, lunch soup, and sandwiches on the daily trips. Delicious Christmas dinner is served in the restaurant or from the cabin buffet table.
Place: Syöte, Pudasjärvi, Finland
Availability: Christmas 2024, 2025
Date: 21.–27.12.2024, 20.–26.12.2025
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Number of participants: Min 4, max 16 persons
Price: 2024: Cabin 1680 €/person, children under 12 years 1280 €/person, Hotel 2360 €/person, children under 12 years 1890 €/person, 2025: Cabin 1760 €/person, children under 12 years 1340 €/person. Hotel 2470 €/person, children under 12 years 1980 €/person
Meals: Full board. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price.
Accommodation: In KIDE Hotel or in a log cabin, in 1-2 person rooms
Price includes: Return transport from Oulu Airport to Syöte, activities due to the program, guidance, transport to the places of activities, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodation, sauna.
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 400€/holiday. Winter clothing set, mittens, headwear, boots 90 €/set/person/tour.
Supplements: Aurora hunting by car 35 €/person, extra night in cabin or hotel 180 €/person
Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card
Tour level: Moderate. Participants are required to have normal basic fitness.
Languages: Finnish, English
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!
FINNISH CULTURE AND GOOD FOOD
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!
Our guides have been educated as a nature mindfulness instructors. Take a change to learn a new way of experience the nature around you.
QUALITY TIME WITH THE FAMILY
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?
1st day, 21.12.:
Arrive at Oulu Airport or bus/railway station, where your guide is waiting for you. Approximately two hours transport to Syöte and Taigalampi cabin or KIDE Hotel. Meeting the group and accommodation.
Welcoming dinner, short briefing, introduction of 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 the Lapland tepee (Kota) on the yard. Tea, coffee and hot berry juice by an open fire, when you hear basic knowledge about Finland, and old Christmas traditions. A short snowshoeing trip to the snowy hills. After the trip lunch in the Lapland tepee.
In the afternoon making of Christmas cookies and traditional Star-pastries together.
Dinner from the buffet, sauna, 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 or snowshoes, if needed. Transport to the Syöte National Park Visitor Centre and the interesting exhibition which gives you a learning experience about the nature and history of the local area.
Hiking to the Teerivaara wilderness hut enjoying the beautiful nature and nice views. The trail goes in varied terrain, on snowy forest paths. After the hiking tasty soup is served at restaurant in Visitor Centre or outside by open fire.
After lunch we visit a local reindeer farm. Owner shows us the place and you have a change to cuttle the reindeer and feed them with lichen. Transport back to the accommodation. In the evening dinner and sauna. Optional Northern lights trip to the hill or the lake ice.
Day's distance is approximately 4 kilometers hiking/snowshoeing.
4th day, 24.12. Christmas Eve:
Soon after a refreshing and tasty breakfast, we take wide and short, skin based backcountry skis and start skiing trip to the lake ice and on the hills! Lovely picnic lunch outside on the trip.
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 transport to the Taivalkoski area for an 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. Safety instructions, driving lesson and nice tour with friendly huskies. Picnic lunch during the tour. Pure fun and joy!
Transport back to the accommodation. Sauna, dinner. Today it is maybe possibility to photograph the magnificent Northern Lights!
The day's distance is maximum 15 km in 3 hours, depending on the snow conditions.
6th day, 26.12. Boxing Day:
After nice breakfast a rest day, or day with 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 accommodation from the activities (if needed). In the evening dinner and sauna experience. 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.