No previous experience necessary but a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Return non-stop charter flight from Gatwick to Kajaani, airport transfers (for group flight only)
7 nights half board at Hotel Kalevala
Full day snowmobile safari (2 persons per machine) with ice-fishing
Half day cross-country skiing
Half day snowshoeing
Full day dogsledding tour (2 persons per sled)
Herbal jacuzzi treatment
Instructors and guides as necessary
Hotel Kalevala*** hotel
Located on the shores of Lake Lammasjarvi, this characterful wooden building has 44 twin-bedded rooms, all with en suite bathrooms. Suites are available for a supplement. The excellent restaurant overlooks the lake, and serves 4-course dinners with plenty of local produce including fish and wild berries. Other facilities include two saunas, a peat sauna and spa with jacuzzi, and massage services.
All breakfasts and 7 dinners included.
None of the included activities requires previous experience making this a great introduction to a variety of winter activities.
The itinerary is well paced also allowing free days to relax or try out one of the many optional activities available locally. This trip is Graded A/B or leisurely/moderate.
All active winter holidays involve some element of risk; from something as normal as slipping on icy pavements, to the possibility of injuries sustained as a result of the activities themselves. While we do all we can to minimize any dangers, participants must be prepared to accept some risk as part of the holiday. Please see activity details below and 'risk of injury' note in the back of the Winter Activities brochure or in the oline FAQs for this trip.
Normal group size and age
Normally 1 to 16. Minimum age 14.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
In order to provide a more accurate grading system, where a trip falls between two grades we use an intermediate or split grade, for example Leisurely/Moderate. Occasionally, there are optional activities available en route, in this case the optional grade is indicated in brackets, for example Grade Challenging (climb Tough+). Clearly, conditions may differ from region-to-region or month-to-month and as such the information given on these pages is designed to act as a guide only. In all cases you should refer to the respective holiday's Trip Notes for further details.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
For those clients who wish to travel with a group of other solo/single travellers, on certain trips we have set aside departure dates that are specifically recommended for clients booking individually. Solo departures are aimed at taking away that concern that you may be the only solo traveller when you arrive overseas. Look out for the solo departures (marked with a grey icon's') by checking the notes in the dates and prices table.
However, please note that we inform any couples, or friends travelling together, who enquire about these dates that the trip is recommended for solos, but we do not refuse bookings from non-solo travellers, and we are therefore not able to guarantee that a solo departure will be exclusively made up of solo travellers.