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Destination Highlight : Finland


Ho Ho Ho Holiday.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And there’s no better time to discover Finland. After all, this is home to the World’s favourite chubby guy- Santa Claus. But regardless of whether you’ve been good or naughty, Finland offers gifts that are simply unmatched. Its large, ruggedly beautiful wilderness is designed for outdoor activities, like snowmobiling, skiing, dog sledding, sailing, kayaking, and hiking. Even when you’re indulging in its boisterous nightlife, nature is never more than half an hour away. No wonder Santa has a ho ho ho time here.

Hot winter fun
Finland has more of the white stuff than just about anywhere else in Europe, and nobody knows better than the Finns how to make the most of this wonderful gift. Race down ski runs, explore picturesque ski trails lined with huts serving hot cocoa, get on a snowmobile and zip across hills and frozen lakes. Or perhaps you'd prefer the raw power of huskies or reindeers (who knows you may even meet Rudolph).

Nature’s Kitchen
Finland is blessed with an abundance of natural ingredients that is sought after by the rest of world. The cuisine combines traditional country fare with contemporary continental style cooking. Fish and meat are prominent in dishes from the western part of the country, while those from the eastern region favour vegetables and mushrooms. Finnish foods often use wholemeal products (rye, barley, oats) and berries (such as blueberries, lingonberries, cloudberries, and sea buckthorn) for dessert. Milk is commonly used as food, drink or in various recipes.

One Big Ski Resort
With 200 days of snow, Finland is truly a winter wonderland. You have the choice of an igloo, a Lapp hut, or a hotel made entirely of ice. But for the less adventurous, we’ve checked out some accommodations, to make sure you have just what you need when you check in. Club Vierumaki - Club Vierumaki is situated on the edge of a lake in the middle of the beautiful Salpausselk Ridge, just over an hour's drive from Helsinki. This modern leisure and sports complex has something for everyone, In winter this area is famous for its cross-country ski trails.

Holiday Club Himos - Located near the town of Jämsä, it is one of Finland's most diversified tourist resort. Holiday apartments are ideally located close to ski slopes.

Holiday Club Naantali Residence - Its luxury apartments are located next to the Naantali Spa Hotel which offers world famous Finnish spa. It’s also within walking distance to the idyllic town center.

Holiday Club Ruka Village - A modern resort hotel that offers the cosiness of a village, it has everything a skiing guest needs. Apartments have direct elevator access and heated parking garage.

Holiday Club Pyha Holy Suites - An exclusive new ski resort in the heart of the Holy. High-quality and extremely spacious apartments are ideally located next to the slopes.