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Winter Wonderland - Finland Arctic Gay Adventure Tour

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Winter Wonderland
Finland Arctic Adventure Gay Tour

Kalevala Hotel, Kuhmo, Finland

8 Days from/to Kajaani, Finland

February 1 – 8, 2020


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Gay Finland winter holidays“You’re going where in the middle of winter?” That’s what all your friends will exclaim as you reveal your travel plans for next February. Will they understand the allure of the call to adventure that you are answering? To be in a magical place where every hour of sunshine is a Golden Hour due to the long slanting rays? To luxuriate in an isolated lakefront hotel which has been reserved exclusively for gay men from Europe and America? To cavort in winter revels during the day? Then sauna, dine and dance the night away under a sky with countless stars and the possibility to see the Aurora Borealis?

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Welcome to Kuhmo, a small town in northeast 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 unspoiled nature as far as the eye can see, Kuhmo is perfect for wilderness activities. This week-long adventure includes winter survival games, a snowmobile safari along the taiga forest, Finnish sauna treatments with birch branches, a husky dog sleigh tour, snowshoeing, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and possibly floating down an icy river! You’ll have an entirely new appreciation for this season after participating in our thrilling adventure in a Winter Wonderland!


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Finland Arctic Adventure Gay Holidays Highlights

• Gorgeous Finnish winter landscapes
• Winter survival games
• Snowmobiling
• Dog sledding
• Snowshoeing
• Ice fishing
• Cross country skiing
• Optional river float
• All meals, including Finnish delicacies like reindeer, bear and elk
• 2 saunas
• Indoor and outdoor jacuzzis
• Optional spa treatments
• Special cultural programs


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Winter Wonderland - Finland Arctic Gay Adventure Holidays Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday, February 1, 2020
Arrive in Kuhmo, Finland / Welcome Dinner
Finland Winter gay adventureArrange your international flight to arrive in Kajaani, Finland today. (You use the airport code KAJ when searching for flights to/from Kajaani). All flights to Kajaani, in central Finland, connect through Helsinki, but an overnight stop in Helsinki is not a part of the tour unless you decide to spend some time there on your own before or after the tour. Arrange your flights to arrive in Kajaani no later than mid-afternoon today. Upon arrival in Kajaani you will be transferred to our hotel in Kuhmo. We will have a cocktail and introductions beside the hotel’s fireplace before heading into our Welcome Dinner.

Meals: Welcome Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Kalevala, Kuhmo, Finland


Day 2 - Sunday, February 2, 2020
Survival Games & Sauna
Finnish winter landscapeEnjoy a leisurely morning. Today we will be engaging in friendly competition with one another in teams, as we hone our skills at winter survival games. The challenges will be fun and all done in the spirit of camaraderie. Go Team Toto! In the afternoon, you are free to enjoy the saunas and the indoor and outdoor jacuzzis. You may also want to try out the peat sauna, which has you getting dirty to get healthy. Peat is a 100% natural product, drawn from underground where bioactive ingredients have been combined and formed a substance with minerals. Traditional peat treatments include body masks, facial masks, leg and feet treatments as well as procedures on back, neck and shoulders. These treatments are often combined with sauna sessions so that the heat of the sauna can speed up the processes. After dinner, our DJ will guide us through the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Kalevala, Kuhmo, Finland


Day 3 - Monday, February 3, 2020
Snowmobile Safari & Kota Dinner
Finland gay adventure - Snowmobile SafariAfter a late breakfast, we ride on snowmobiles across Finland’s snowy landscape. An experienced guide will give us a lesson on how to operate the snowmobile and provide safety information. Then you and another person will hop aboard and embark on 2-hour thrill-ride across the snow and along the taiga forest. The afternoon is free for relaxation. This evening, we enjoy a special dinner in “Kota” teepee at the lakeshore, enjoying a tasty reindeer meat dish around an open fire. Finally, we luxuriate in saunas and jacuzzis and get a classic Finnish sauna treatment with birch branches.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Kalevala, Kuhmo, Finland


Day 4 - Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Husky Safari / Sauna
Finland gay adventure tour - Husky SafariAfter breakfast, we head to a nearby husky farm. First, we learn about the life of the sled dogs in the arctic areas and get acquainted with the happy animals. We are given safety guidelines and a driving lesson before embarking on a husky safari with two people on each team. After the safari, we have a picnic lunch at the farm. In the afternoon, you will have time to relax in the sauna or sign up for optional spa treatments. Tonight’s dinner includes traditional tastes of this region of Finland.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Kalevala, Kuhmo, Finland


Day 5 - Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Snowshoeing & Winter Fishing
Finland gay adventure tour - SnowshoeingThis morning, we embark from our hotel on an energetic and perhaps comical walking tour, as we see how graceful we can be wearing snowshoes. Afterwards, our tour guide shows us how to do winter ice fishing out on the frozen lake. We will have time for sauna and relaxation in the afternoon. This evening we experience “Finnish Mystical Magic”, as we walk (on snowshoes or on foot, depending on snow level) into the forest to meet a shaman. She will offer you love potions and Deer Antler Velvet, and she will predict your future. The main course at dinner tonight will be a special delicacy: bear meat. Finally, you can wow the crowd with karaoke at our hotel’s restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Kalevala, Kuhmo, Finland


Day 6 - Thursday, February 6, 2020
Cross-Country Skiing
Finland gay adventure - Cross Country SkiingAfter breakfast we go to cross-country ski school to learn the national sport of Finland. After lunch enjoy plenty of free time to continue skiing on easy tracks at the Kalevala Ski-centre and along the lakeshore. Ski tracks for persons with more experience are available as well. Sauna time before dinner which features cuisine from the Baltic-Finnic ethnic group, the Karelians. Afterwards, a DJ entertains with dancing until the early hours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Kalevala, Kuhmo, Finland


Day 7 - Friday, February 7, 2020
Free Day / Farewell Dinner
Finland gay adventure - Rapid SimmingOur last full day here is completely free for leisure, to enjoy the snow, have spa treatments, or to repeat some of the winter activities you enjoyed most (optional, not included). One that we haven’t experienced so far, and which will be a Toto challenge, is an exciting float/swim down the Pajakkakoski rapids in the center of Kuhmo! The glow of accomplishment and a hot toddy served in a tepee below the rapids will be your reward! In the evening we get wild and dispense with proper etiquette, white tablecloths or fancy cutlery. Our "Olden Days” Farewell Dinner is all about eating the way locals have done for centuries – with your fingers or wooden spoons.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Hotel Kalevala, Kuhmo, Finland


Day 8 - Saturday, February 8, 2020
The tour concludes after breakfast. We check out of our hotel and transfer to the Kajaani Airport (airport code KAJ) for our return flights home, which connect through Helsinki.

Meals: Breakfast


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• 7 nights hotel accommodations in Hotel Kalevala, Kuhmo, Finland;
• Transfers between the hotel and Kajaani airport,
• All meals during your stay;
• Guided activities:
- Snowmobile safari,
- Husky safari,
- Cross-country skiing lesson and equipment,
- Snowshoe tour,
- Winter survival games;
• Free use of saunas,
• Indoor and outdoor jacuzzis daily;
• Special peat sauna;
• “Finnish Mystical Magic” evening;
• Free use of kick-sleds, sleds, toboggans,
• Wi-Fi.


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Not Included:

• International airfare to Kajaani, Finland (KAJ);
• Optional activities not specifically listed as included in the itinerary;
• Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages;
• Camera fees; laundry, telephone calls, faxes, or any other expenses of a personal nature.
Travel Insurance
• Tips to drivers and guides and other conveyance attendants are not included;
• Tipping guidelines for our group tips will be provided prior to departure.


Gay Finland winter - Husky sleigh tour


Please Note:

• It is possible to arrive a day early or depart a day later. Extra nights start from $100 per person, including dinner and breakfast.

• Winter gear (thermal overall suit, hat, gloves, socks, boots) can be rented for $80 for the week. This must be booked in advance with clothing and shoe sizes provided.

• A driver’s license is required to drive a snowmobile.

• We reserve the right to change the order or content of the program if necessary due to the weather or other conditions.


Kalevala Hotel, Kuhmo, Finland


Hotel Kalevala

Hotel Kalevala lies on the shore of Lake Lammasjärvi, and offers free WiFi in the main building, a gourmet restaurant with lake views and a variety of activities for guests.

Each guest room at Hotel Kalevala includes a seating area and satellite TV. Many rooms face the lake.


Kalevala hotel buffet


Hotel Kalevala's wellness area offers 4 saunas, 2 hot tubs and various massage facilities and treatments. Other facilities at Hotel Kalevala include a lounge with fireplace and a bar. In summer, meals can be taken out onto the terrace. The nearby beach has a barbecue area.

Hotel Kalevala provides organised activities such as husky safaris, guided snow mobile,and ski trips. During Christmas, guests can take part in Santa Claus Adventure walks.


Kalevala Hotel fireplace


Trip Notes

Entry Requirements
For citizens of the United States and Canada, all you need to enter Finland is a valid passport.

Immunizations & Health
No immunizations are required, but it is wise to have a current tetanus booster.

Exit Requirements
Your airport departure tax will be included in the cost of your international airline ticket.

Making Travel Arrangements to Finland
On this tour, international airfare is NOT included. You will need to get your international air to Kajaani, Finland (airport code KAJ), and back from there to the Home. You need to arrive in Kajaani by the afternoon of Saturday, February 1, 2020. Your departure from Kajaani will be on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

What to Bring
In February, the average daily temperatures in Central Finland will range from a low of 9 degrees to a high of 20 degrees F. This is truly an outdoor winter adventure, so you will want to think about bringing items that will enable you to cover and protect every square inch of potentially exposed skin. You have the option of renting a thermal overall (suit, hat, gloves, socks, boots) from our hotel for $80 for the full week. This must be booked in advance, with clothing and shoe sizes. If you don’t rent this equipment, you will need to bring your own winter gear including jacket, pants, winter boots, wool socks, gloves, hat, scarf or other face covering. Pack any medications you require in a carry-on bag and leave expensive jewelry at home!

Money Matters
Finland uses the standardized Euro (EUR). We recommend that you take out a small amount of local currency to use for basic expenditures. You can use credit cards at our hotel for purchases, spa treatments and optional activities. We will provide suggested tipping guidelines prior to departure, and will present a collective tip to drivers and guides at appropriate points throughout the tour.


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Finland Arctic Adventure Gay Holidays Prices

Room Category Image Description
Per person
€ (EUR)

Kalevala Hotel Suite

3 individually decorated suites with separate living room and bedroom and bathroom with own jacuzzi. Size 38 m2; Bedroom, livingroom and big bathroom; Jacuzzi/WC; Towels; Bathrobes and slippers; Hairdryer; TV; Wi-Fi

€ 1,769

Kalevala Hotel Superior Double Room

Rooms with lake views. A 21 squaure meter double bedded room overlooking Lake Lammasjärvi. Size 21 m2; Shower/WC; Towels; Hairdryer; Bathrobes and slippers; TV; Coffee/tea making facilities; Wi-Fi Double Occupancy

€ 1,449

Kalevala Hotel Double Room

Comfortable 21 square meter Classic double room. Each room is decorated individually. Size 21 m2; Shower/WC; Towels; Hairdryer; TV; Wi-Fi Double Occupancy

€ 1,379

Kalevala Hotel Single Room

Comfortable 21 square meter Classic double room for single use. Each room is decorated individually. Size 21 m2; Shower/WC; Towels; Hairdryer; TV; Wi-Fi Single Occupancy

€ 1,589

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Prices are per person in EUR.

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