Finnish Wilderness with Wild Bear Observation & Optional Helsinki Stopover - Vuokatti - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Head out to the dense forests of Finland and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime with a stay in a Standard Double Room at the Hotel Vuokatti 4*.
  • Here, you'll be immersed in total tranquillity as you explore the region to the fullest, thanks to an included hike and even a bear-watching excursion!
  • This offer comes with the additional opportunity to add a stopover in historic Helsinki, where a Northern Comfort Room awaits at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4*.

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Your Destination

Vuokatti is located in the northernmost region of the Finnish Lakeland, and is where some of the most astounding landscapes in all of Finland meet. Here, guests will be immersed in a winter wonderland during the colder months, and surrounded by enchanting, crystal-clear waters and deep green forests in summer.

Vuokatti is an incredibly versatile destination, where visitors can embrace a love for all things 'outdoors', trying out a variety of seasonal excursions such as fishing, watersports, snowboarding and even once-in-a-lifetime husky safaris. For those choosing to visit Vuokatti during the warmer weather, snow can even be enjoyed 365 days a year thanks to the indoor MAX Snow World - the first skiing centre in all of Finland.

Vuokatti is also an ideal place to get to grips with nature, and some of its most incredible inhabitants. Brown bears, which are Europe's largest carnivores, are a national symbol of Finland, and have been photographed in this region for over 30 years. With specially designed hides, Vuokatti is an ideal place to enjoy animal observation.

Our Optional Offers

When opting to add an additional Helsinki stopover, our members may choose from the following holiday durations.

6 Nights
1-night stay in a Northern Comfort Room at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* in Helsinki
4-night stay in a Standard Double Room at the Hotel Vuokatti 4* in Vuokatti
1-night stay in a Northern Comfort Room at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* in Helsinki

7 Nights
1-night stay in a Northern Comfort Room at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* in Helsinki
5-night stay in a Standard Double Room at the Hotel Vuokatti 4* in Vuokatti
1-night stay in a Northern Comfort Room at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* in Helsinki

8 Nights
1-night stay in a Northern Comfort Room at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* in Helsinki
6-night stay in a Standard Double Room at the Hotel Vuokatti 4* in Vuokatti
1-night stay in a Northern Comfort Room at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* in Helsinki

9 Nights
1-night stay in a Northern Comfort Room at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* in Helsinki
7-night stay in a Standard Double Room at the Hotel Vuokatti 4* in Vuokatti
1-night stay in a Northern Comfort Room at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* in Helsinki

Your Itinerary

During your stay in Vuokatti, you will follow the itinerary as seen below.

Please Note:
The itinerary detailed is for a 4-night stay. Guests opting to stay for 5, 6 or 7 nights in Vuokatti will enjoy additional days of free leisure surrounding their included excursions.

Day 1: Arrival in Vuokatti
Upon arrival in Kajanni, enjoy an included shared airport transfer to the Hotel Vuokatti 4*. Check-in, explore the resort and enjoy free time before resting overnight.

Day 2: Finnish Wilderness Hike (2 hours)
Today your experience in Finland really starts. You will enjoy a relaxing hiking tour via a scenic route across the hills. A local guide will tell you stories about the Vuokatti region, while you get to enjoy the Finnish nature at its best – beautiful lake views, hill scenery and fresh forests. Drinks and delicious snacks will be included. After your hike, you'll spend the rest of the day exploring the resort, swimming or fishing – Vuokatti has plenty of choice on offer.
Day 3: Bear Watching Excursion (8-10 hours)
On this day, you can sleep in a bit as you won’t leave for the bear watching before the afternoon. We can promise truly an unforgettable experience and the best opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the comfort and safety of specially designed hides. At 2 pm, you'll transfer from Vuokatti after being picked up from your accommodation. You’ll be escorted to a wooden hide where you can safely wait for the appearance of the bears. There is one seat for everyone with a camera hole and the hide has a dry toilet. Packed picnic food is provided for the evening. After magical evening accompanied by bears, at 9.30pm you will be escorted back to the bus and transferred back to Vuokatti.

Day 4: Additional Excursions (Optional)
On this day, you'll have the opportunity to add on one of the excursions as detailed below in 'Your Optional Excursions'.

Day 5: Departure
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport for your return flight home.

Hotel Vuokatti 4*

The Hotel Vuokatti 4* is an idyllic high-standard retreat that's nestled by the spectacular Lake Nuas in Vuokatti. The hotel offers a peaceful, high-quality and pleasant environment, while the resort facilities include a fully-equipped gym, three saunas, plush guestrooms, excellent services and simply gorgeous surroundings.

Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.

Your Room

This offer is based on a stay in a Standard Double Room.

Standard Double Room

The hotel's charming Standard Double Rooms reflect a unique, modern and elegant style and character. The atmosphere in the rooms is calm, relaxed and sophisticated, and each room boasts a mellow color scale alongside handy amenities. Each room has an en-suite bathroom and is equipped with an LCD TV set, a complimentary WIFI connection, a minibar, a hairdryer and a safety deposit box.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Your Board Basis

This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.

Each morning, our members will be treated to a delicious daily breakfast, complete with a variety of sweet and savoury treats alongside fabulous views out across Lake Nuasjärvi. Across the rest of the day, the hotel's main menu features a variety of local and International dishes, allowing guests to feast on everything from Elk burgers to cold smoked salmon and white chocolate pannacotta.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

Your Time

Just for you
Just for you:
  • Free use of the hotel's gym and sauna (three saunas - one of which is a panorama sauna with an outdoor pool)
The Hotel Vuokatti 4* guarantees a relaxing experience, thanks to thea addition of its three saunas. At least one of the saunas are heated every day so that guests can enjoy the wellness facilities across the year. If you are travelling with a family or want privacy, the saunas can also be booked for private use.

One of the saunas offers a unique panoramic experience, complete with an outdoor pool that's open year around. In the summertime, various paths and hiking routes in Vuokatti can also be reached just outside the hotel.

Optional Stopover in Helsinki

You may choose to extend your trip by adding a 2-night stopover (first and last night of overall stay) at the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* in Helsinki. Here, guests will stay in a Northern Comfort Room on a Bed and Breakfast Board Basis.

Finland's capital is an eclectic mix of East and West, set on a peninsula in the Gulf of Finland. A neo-classical gem with an art nouveau quarter, laced with Alvar Aalto's spectacular modern architecture. Discover smart pavement cafés on Esplanade, gourmet restaurants at a fraction of London prices, and concerts and ballet at Finlandia Hall.

Visit the squares and cathedrals that make up the older aspects of this city, while making sure not to miss out on the legendary contemporary design scene. The city's gourmet side is also flourishing, with new gastro eateries offering locally sourced tasting menus popping up at dizzying speed. Discover this city's quirky charm during your stay and fall in love with the style of life that so many have fallen in love with during their travels.

Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4*

Nestled in the heart of Helsinki, the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4* will be an oasis of peace and tranquillity that will help you disconnect from the hectic life of the city. Located on a long driveway, flanked by maple trees, modern buildings and parks, the hotel welcomes you with Nordic stylings, with luxurious rooms and contemporary interiors. The sweet slumber of the saunas offer you a relaxing time, while the restaurant invites you on a culinary journey that is both modern and authentic.

Please note: Some facilities may incur an additional fee, payable locally.

Your Room

In each of the hotel's atmospheric Northern Comfort Rooms, guests will be immersed in peace and tranquillity. Enjoy deeply relaxing and contemporary interiors, alongside plush amenities such as a memory foam bed, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe, a hairdryer, air-conditioning and adjustable ambient lighting.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
or
Adults
1 Adult
+
1 Child

Your Board Basis

Head to the Kulta Kitchen and let yourself be overwhelmed by the typical gastronomy of the Nordics, made from ingredients such as game, reindeer, mushrooms, lichens and birch leaves. At breakfast you can enjoy fresh hot flat bread, while for lunch and dinner, your taste buds will delight thanks to the intense flavours!

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Optional Excursions

Our members can choose to add the following excursions at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee - subject to availability. 

Husky Trekking (3-4 hours)

Your Optional Excursions
Enjoy the unique nature of the Kainuu region whilst hiking with the huskies in the idyllic fell scenery! The silent beauty of the nature and the friendly company of huskies will wipe away your stress. One husky will be harnessed in front of you with a steady trekking belt. Whether you’re an active hiker or looking for a relaxing experience, we’ll find you a suitable dog. Program includes coffee and snacks by an open fire. Length of hiking is about 7 km.

Fishing for Two (3 hours)

Your Optional Excursions
In Vuokatti's pure and pristine waters, you will have a great chance for a good catch! Our experienced fishing guide will show you his best fishing spots and teach you different methods in fishing. The fish native to the area are trout, perch, pike and pike perch. While fishing, you can always admire the beautiful Vuokatti Hills from the water! Cold drinks included.

Husky Mercedes (2 hours with transfers)

Your Optional Excursions
Transfer to Husky Centre, where you will experience dog sledding in the summer with this “Husky Mercedes”! Ten huskies pull this specially adapted cart on wheels around the circuit. The programme includes harnessing the dogs with a guide and a husky ride of about 1.5 km depending on the temperature. After the ride, you will enjoy a tour of the Husky Arena and will learn about the huskies’ daily lives. 

Your Journey

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: This offer includes return shared airport transfers from Kajaani Airport to the Hotel Vuokatti 4*. When opting to add the additional Helsinki stopover, return flights between Helsinki and Kajanni are also included. Transfers in Helsinki are not included or available with this offer.

For inbound transfer arrangements please confirm with your transfer provider when you arrive. Alternatively, please check with the reception of your accommodation. If you still require assistance, please call the transfer provider directly.

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter Finland. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the Finnish Embassy. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance. 

Brexit 

If you are travelling to the EU, the UK government recommends that you have six months left on your passport on the date of your arrival to an EU country. You should also check when your passport was renewed.

If you renewed a 10-year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your passport’s expiry date. These extra months over 10 years will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. The UK Government has published a website tool to check the validity of your passport under these rules: https://www.passport.service.gov.uk/check-a-passport

You can renew your passport online or by going to a Post Office with a Check and Send service: https://www.gov.uk/renew-adult-passport/renew

If your passport does not meet the criteria for third-country nationals, you may be denied entry to any of the Schengen area countries. 

Please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/passport-rules-for-travel-to-europe-after-brexit for further information.

Location Information

The address of the Hotel Vuokatti 4*: Suvikkaantie 6, 88610 Vuokatti, Finland.
The address of the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4*: Bulevardi 28, 00120 Helsinki, Finland.

Distance from Helsinki Airport to the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4*: 21.6 km / 29 minutes.
Flight time from Helsinki to Kajanni: approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.
Distance from Kajanni Airport to the Hotel Vuokatti 4*: 42.6 km / 42 minutes.

In More Detail

At the Hotel Vuokatti 4*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Check-in time: 2 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Reception

Room Facilities

  • Safe
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hairdryer
  • En-Suite Bathroom

Restaurants

  • Main Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available

Leisure Facilities

  • Gym
  • Three Saunas

At the Lapland Hotels Bulevardi 4*

Please find practical information about the property and your trip:

This property is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

Hotel Facilities

  • Reception open 24h/24
  • Luggage storage
  • Concierge Service
  • Private Parking (on the reservation, €35/day)
  • WiFi

Room Facilities

  • Shower and bath
  • Sauna
  • Air conditioning
  • Adjustable lighting
  • Minibar
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee machine
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing Set

Restaurants

  • Kultà Kitchen & Bar
  • Lounge Bar

Leisure Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Gym 24/7

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider. 

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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