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Kurula’s Resort – A Holistic Retreat Amidst Breathtaking Scenery

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The property's roots extend back five decades to a time when reaching the hills demanded significant effort. The breathtaking scenery made the endeavour worthwhile, offering a timeless space for reflection and appreciation on this perfect Finnish 4-night break. .
 
Kurula's encapsulates a modern interpretation of this same enchantment and tranquillity, providing guests with the chance to escape the pressures of contemporary life and connect with both loved ones and the natural world.
 
Nestled between the ancient forests and bewitching lake, Kurula's resort has created a sanctuary for nature lovers to dwell. Picture a pristine snowy wilderness and imagine the invigorating scent of fresh woodland as you step out onto your private balcony. This Finnish 4-night break carefully balances must-do activities with plenty of time to relax and take in your surroundings.
 
Opened in February 2023, Kurula's has already gained recognition for its attentive hospitality and delicious food. With an unrivalled respect for the environment, the resort makes every effort to be sustainable and energy-efficient, using geothermal energy from the lake to power their heating. Kurula's focus on wellness is epitomised by the beautifully designed lakeside sauna which presents panoramic views and direct access to the natural ice bath.

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Itinerary
The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only. Your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which will be emailed to you around a week prior to departure), or upon arrival.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the airport, your assigned driver will meet you at the arrivals area and accompany you to Kurula’s. Snacks and bottled water will be provided, and if desired, your driver can make a brief stop at a grocery store for any food and drinks you may wish to purchase for your suite. It’s worth noting that tap water in Finland is safe to drink. After your journey, you’ll have time to settle into your suite before enjoying a delightful evening meal at the hotel’s restaurant.
Included Meals: Dinner
[RVN] Rovaniemi Airport, Finland To Kurula's Resort
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
Kurula's Resort - Check In
Address : Pyhatunturi, Kemijarvi, Finland

Following a nutritious breakfast, you’ll be transported to the resort’s own husky farm. Huskies, native to polar regions, thrive in cold climates and are renowned for their love of running, particularly as sled dogs! Situated within the forest, Pyhä Husky Farm is a charming privately owned establishment. Embark on an exhilarating 60-minute safari and spend time with these extraordinary dogs, gaining insight into their life on the farm.
In the afternoon, why not immerse yourself in the stunning scenery with a snowy hike through the hills? Located beside Pyhä-Luosto National Park, Kurula’s offers a variety of guided walks and wildlife encounters. For more information, feel free to inquire with our Travel Experts. Don’t forget to schedule a session in the resort’s lakeside sauna, Lohkare, globally recognised for its artistic design — a truly essential experience.
Savour your evening meal at the on-site restaurant before venturing into the wilderness to chase the Northern Lights. Accompanied by your guide, you’ll embark on a car journey, maximising your chances of witnessing this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. With the ability to cover more ground quickly, should the lights appear, this expedition offers an optimal viewing opportunity.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Kurula's Resort - Stay
Address : Pyhatunturi, Kemijarvi, Finland

After breakfast, your day will begin with a visit to a nearby reindeer farm, where you’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. This experience allows guests to feed the animals, enjoy a traditional reindeer sleigh ride, and learn about reindeer herding and their survival strategies in the harsh Arctic winters.
No visit to Finland would be complete without a snowmobile ride. Following a comprehensive safety briefing and instructions on handling the vehicle, it’s time to hit the snow. Navigate through the snowy forest and across vast expanses of hills for an exhilarating adventure.
Please note that drivers need to possess a full driver’s licence.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Kurula's Resort - Stay
Address : Pyhatunturi, Kemijarvi, Finland

Following breakfast, you’ll embark on a unique journey aboard a snow cat-pulled winter train to reach the summit of Lampivaara Fell, where the captivating amethyst mine awaits. Renowned for its commitment to sustainability, the mine refrains from using machinery for gemstone extraction and avoids exporting raw materials, thus safeguarding its treasures. Within its depths lie jewels with histories stretching back as far as two billion years.
Tailor your time this afternoon. See our ‘personalise Tour’ tab for ideas or take advantage of the resort’s wellness facilities with a visit to the lakeside sauna. 
On your last night, you will follow your guide as your trek through the stillness and silence of the snowy forest away from light pollution and towards the best spots to marvel at the star-studded skies. Your experienced guide will teach you how to snowshoe and share interesting facts and stories about the Aurora Borealis. We have everything crossed that they will make an appearance, bringing your getaway to an indescribable finale.  
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Kurula's Resort - Stay
Address : Pyhatunturi, Kemijarvi, Finland

Unfortunately, your time at Kurula’s has come to an end. Your driver will transfer you to Rovaniemi airport for your return flight home.
Included Meals: Breakfast
Kurula's Resort To [RVN] Rovaniemi Airport, Finland
Airport Transfer
Duration
00:00
Kurula's Resort - Check Out
Address : Pyhatunturi, Kemijarvi, Finland

What's included?

  • Flights: Return flights from London to Rovaniemi (either direct or via Helsinki). Flight routes are subject to change.
  • Transfers: Return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 4 nights in a Premium Suite
  • Meals: 4 x buffet breakfasts, and 4 x three course dinners (set menu)
  • Husky safari and farm visit
  • Reindeer safari and farm visit
  • Aurora hunt by car
  • Snowmobiling
  • Amethyst Mine Visit with Snowtrain
  • Northern Lights Snowshoeing
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in-destination support from our local partners

Accommodation

Kurula's Resort
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The main lodge houses 17 Premium Suites all of which offer magnificent views of the lake and fells. Kurula’s Resort is meticulously crafted with a deep respect for nature. Seamlessly integrated into the surrounding forest, this eco-conscious retreat harnesses the natural power of geothermal energy sourced from the nearby lake for its heating needs, embodying sustainability at its core.
 
Each of the spacious suites has a queen size bed in the main room with a view to the lake. There is a second queen size bed in the separate bedroom and in family premium suites, the second bedroom houses a bunk bed. It is possible for some rooms to be configured into a twin room, please notify our Travel Experts at the time of booking if you would prefer this set up.
 
All suites feature their own sauna, bathroom and toilet, an open kitchen equipped with a fridge, hob, oven and microwave, lounge area with Smart TV, wardrobe, drying cabinet and either a deck or balcony overlooking the lake and fells.
 
Facilities:
  • Restaurant serving a buffet breakfast and full a la carte menu at lunch times and in the evening
  • World renowned lakeside sauna, Lohkare, handcrafted to tell a visual story of its surroundings and inspired by Luosto amethyst gems
  • Rental cars available to hire from reception
  • Small privately owned husky farm
  • 100 hectares of forest
  • Free wi-fi is available

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Additional Info

Price is based on 2 persons travelling
 
Tour terms: click here
 
Booking conditions: click here
 

Key Facts

Duration 3 - 4 Nights
Pace Active
Holiday Type Package Holiday
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Pyhä
Brochure Code 1216
Price from
£2,305 pp
4 days

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