Fam Trip to Winter Sports Resorts 24.11. - 2.12.2017

Welcome to explore Finland, the paradise for winter sports!

 

PROGRAM

FRIDAY 24.11.2017

Flights from home destinations via Helsinki to Kuopio
17:40 Arrival to Kuopio airport

“For free and wild souls. Go active in Finnish Lakeland winter”
Tahko is the fourth biggest skiing centre in Finland and it’s located less than an hour’s drive from Kuopio. Tahko is a compact and warm-hearted tourism resort with picturesque slopes, a wide range of interesting outdoor activities and high-level accommodation.

Meet your local Tahko hostess Ms Sisko Hirvonen, tel +358 400 678 669 at the airport
Transfer to Tahko holiday resort ( 45 minutes )
18:30 Dinner in Restaurant Pehku on the top of Tahko
21:00 Transfer to accommodation, check-in
21:30 Accommodation, Tahko Golden Resort
4 x Golden Resort -villa (3 villas + 1 semi-detached house). Every guest will have a single room with a bathroom/toilet

SATURDAY 25.11.2017

08:00 Transfer to breakfast (5 minutes)
08:05 Breakfast at Break Sokos Hotel Tahko
09:00 Short walk to the slopes (about 400 meters)
09:15 Tahko Ski Resort
Downhill skiing, snowboarding or cross country skiing with Tahko Skischool teachers. Skis, ski boots, helmets etc. will be provided, just wear your own, warm outdoor clothing. Tahko Skischool & Ski Resort presentation
11:30 Lunch at one of Tahko´s unique slope restaurants
Short transfer/walk to Tahko Spa Hotel
12:30 Visit to Tahko Spa Hotel
A short tour: Holiday apartments & activities
13:30 Transfer to Tahko Safari´s Adventure House (5 minutes)
14:00 Snowshoe trip
A guided snowshoe trip to snowy forest. All equipment will be provided, just you wear your own, warm outdoor clothing
A short break on campfire during trip, with snacks and refreshments and a great view
15:30 Transfer to accommodation (5 minutes)
Free time to relax, snacks & refreshments available
18:00 Transfer to the center of Tahko (10 minutes)
18:15 Dinner at Restaurant Hillside
Transfer to accommodation (for guests, who do not want to continue the evening)
22:00 Possibility to visit to Restaurant Piazza
Have fun at the biggets night club in Eastern Finland!
00:00 Transfer to accommodation (for guests visiting night club)

 

SUNDAY 26.11.2017

08:00 Breakfast at your accommodation (catering service)
Check-out, pick-up from Golden Resort, leaving safari outfits in the villas
09:30 Transfer to Vuokatti by bus, A. Kyllönen/Kattilinjat, driver tel +358 44 2940 921

“Slopes for all levels”
Vuokatti, thanks to its unique geographical situation in the Kainuu region, is one of the most popular year-round holiday resorts in Finland. Situated at the crossroads of the famous Finnish Lakeland area and Lapland, Vuokatti and the surrounding areas offer visitors a blend of authentic Finnish highlights in one package

Meet your local host Mr Arto Asikainen, Visit Vuokatti (Kajaani-Oulujärvi), tel +358 40 579 4387 at Vuokatti Sport Resort
Accommodation Vuokatti Chalets apartments (10 x Chalets), Vuokatti Sport Resort
12:00 Welcome to Vuokatti.
12:30 Lunch in Restaurant O´las, Vuokatti Sport Resort
14:00 Snowboarding tunnel (snowboarding, tubing) & inspection of Vuokatti Slopes – Managing Director Lauri Suutarinen.
Get ready to try some snowtubing!
15:30 Visit to shop atelier Vuokatin Viini (Vuokatti Wine) distillery, degustation – Owner Nils Colliander
16:30 Inspection of Hotel Vuokatti – Sales Manager Kaisu Väänänen
17:30 Inspection of Vuokatinmaa – Sales Manager Kaisu Väänänen
19:00 Ski tunnel: Vuokatti Safaris program in ski tunnel (huskies, kick sleding, snow shoeing etc.) Get ready to have some winter fun!
20:30 Inspection of Vuokatinhovi cottages and sauna – Sales Manager Tiina Rimpiläinen
Dinner in Kammi (Earth Lodge)

 

MONDAY 27.11.2017

08:30 Breakfast in Vuokatti Sport Resort
10:00 Ice Arena: curling and skating
Be ready to try curling and skating! Having fun at the ice!
12:00 Lunch in the local Chinese Restaurant Dragon King, Sotkamo
14:00 Angry Birds Activity Park inspection – Manager Anna-Maria Kuosmanen
Get ready to have some fun!
15:30 Inspection of Vuokatin Aateli villas and Hotel Aateli – Yu Dai
16:30 Inspection of Iida Vuokatti apartments – Owner Juho Korhonen
17:30 Inspection of Holiday Club Katinkulta – Sales Manager Riikka-Maria Kääriäinen
19:00 Inspection of Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti – Sales Manager Tiina Rimpiläinen
20:00 Dinner in Kainuu Restaurant Kippo

 

TUESDAY 28.11.2017

08:00 Breakfast in Vuokatti Sport
Introduction of Vuokatti Sport & Olympic Training Center – Jyri Pelkonen / Ann-Mary Ähtävä
Camp School products info – Head of Wellnes tourism Kristi Loukusa, during the breakfast
Check out
09:15 Transfer to Syöte by bus, Nevakivi Oy, contact Ms Jaana Nyman, tel +358 40 592 3196

“The best place for families”
Syöte is surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful Syöte National Park, which is home to the most amazing, unique sceneries. It is the southernmost fell area in Lapland and offers an authentic experience for families and school groups in peaceful and safe surroundings

Meet your local hostess Ms Tarja Puutio, Syöte Travel Association, tel +358 400 602 663

12:00 Lunch in Romekievari
12:45 Ski centre Iso-Syöte, Presentation of Ski school
14:40 Transfer to Syöte Wilderness Services
15:00 Huskysafari with Syöte Wilderness Services
16:30 Syöte National Park, Visitor Centre
17:00 Transfer to Hotel Iso-Syöte
17:15 Check-in and hotel inspection
18:30 Aurora hunting by snowmobiles, Iso-Syöte Hotel & Safaris
20:30 Dinner, Hotel Iso-Syöte

 

WEDNESDAY 29.11.2017

08:00 Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Inspection of Hotel Pikku-Syöte, presentation of activities and camp school
10:00 Snowshoe walking at Pikku-Syöte
11:00 Lunch at Hotel Pikku-Syöte
12:00 Transfer to Wirkkusen Porotila reindeer ranch on the way to Ruka
Arrival to Ruka

“The coordinates of nature lead you to Ruka – Kuusamo”
Ruka Ski Resort is located in Kuusamo, Eastern Lapland, and is reachable through extensive travel connections. It’s one of Finland’s most popular ski and holiday resorts and has been awarded as the best resort in Finland in the World Ski Awards several times.

Meet your local Ruka-Kuusamo hosts, Mr Kimmo Rautiainen, tel + 358 45 125 2800 and Ms Tessa Kokkonen, tel + 358 40 845 0410
in front of the Ski-Inn
16:00 Check in Apartment Hotel SKI INN, accommodation in SKI INN in single rooms
Welcoming dinner


THURSDAY 30.11.2017

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Transfer to ski school
09:15 Getting winter equipment and gear for skiing
10:00 First time on snow experience for beginners or ski school for advanced skiers and riders
11:40 Return equipment
12:00 Transfer to Ruka Village
12:15 Lunch in Pizzeria Ruka, company presentation
14:00 Ruka – Kuusamo presentation
Ski Resort Ruka company presentation and hotel inspection
15:45 Transfer to Ski School
16:00 Introduction to cross country skiing – Get to try this 6000 years old sport of Finns
19:00 Transfer to dinner
19:15 Cumulus Resort Rukahovi company presentation and hotel inspection
Dinner in Cumulus Resort Rukahovi

 

FRIDAY 1.12.2017 

07:30 Breakfast
08:30 Transfer to reindeer farm
09:00 Visit to Reindeer and Fishing Farm Palosaaren Poro- ja kalastustila
11:30 Transfer to Ruka Village
12:00 Lunch in Wild Game Restaurant Riipisen and company presentation
13:30 Free time in Ruka Village
14:00 Ice climbing with Outdoor Passion Finland
Outdoor Passion Finland company presentation
17:00 Transfer to Pohjolan Pirtti
17:30 Pohjolan Pirtti company presentation
18:00 Finnish sauna experience – the ancient way of wellbeing
20:30 Networking dinner with local suppliers in Pohjolan Pirtti and with a good luck northern lights!
22:30 Transfer to Ruka Village

 

SATURDAY 2.12.2017

07:00 Breakfast in Restaurant Colorado
08:00 Transfer to Oivanki Outdoor Education Centre
08:30 Oivanki Outdoor Education Centre site inspection
09:15 Transfer to Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo
09:30 Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo company presentation and hotel inspection
10:30 Transfer to Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki
10:45 Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki hotel inspection
11:30 Lunch in Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki
12:15 Airport Transfer
13:20 Departure to Helsinki
14:45 Arrival to Helsinki Airport
Flights to home destinations