Kuusamo 1 hour & 30 minutes
• small draft beer £3.50 • cup of coffee/tea/hot chocolate £2.50 • burger and chips £11 • pizza £11 • loaf of bread £1.70 • pint of milk £0.85 • Restaurant meals in general: Starters: £4-8, Main Courses: £15-30, Desserts: £4-8 • bottle of house wine £29+
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So what's it like?
Great for winter activities
Iso-Syote is Lapland’s southern most region, located just 150 kilometres below the Arctic Circle. It was voted the Best Finnish Ski Area 2012 by the Finnish Ski Area Association and Visit Finland Organization and is a great place to learn to ski. In addition to the skiing, there is a large variety of activities on offer, from snowmobiling to reindeer rides. And if the weather conditions are right, you may even see the Northern lights.
€75 hotel credit
There'll be a credit of €75 waiting for you at the hotel with this offer. Use it in the bar or restaurant and save some cash while you're away.
Skiing in Iso-Syöte is mainly suited to beginners with smooth runs down the fell. There are two dedicated family runs.
Please note: Ski/board tuition ordinarily takes place in the morning, allowing you to enjoy the array of Winter activities on offer in the afternoons.
Ski from the hotel and cabins. There are well groomed slopes and the Freeride run through the trees will delight you.
There is not a great amount of challenging skiing but 7 slopes are floodlit until 7pm or 8pm in high season on many evenings so you can enjoy the amazing dark Arctic sky with crisp snow under your skis.
There is an amazing choice of activities in Iso Syote, below is just a taster of what’s on offer – click here for more details (then scroll down the page).
• Overnight in a real Snow Igloo • Meet Santa • Reindeer safaris • Snowmobiling and night time snowmobiling with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights • Dog sledding • Snowshoeing • Ice fishing • Cross-country skiing • Lots more...
We recommend that you bring long thermal underwear and warm, light layered clothing to wear under the Arctic suits provided with activities. Hand and/or toe warmers are highly recommended, great for children or anyone that needs them when the temperature gets seriously cold.
There is a ski bus (costs €2 per person each way), that runs up to four times a day from the hotel to the bottom of the slopes and the small supermarket. Anyone new to skiing or who needs to do shopping will have to use the ski bus. It is also possible to take a taxi if preferred (cost approx. €15). The ski bus does not run on Saturday and Sunday and during public holidays.
Iso-Syöte is a great family resort with the hotel, cabins and services right next to the slopes. There are two dedicated children's ski slopes as well as a snow tube park which is great fun. Visit the Children's Nature Trail on the edge of the national park and learn about how the animals in the surrounding area survive through the cold winter months. There is also a great range of activities to be enjoyed making this the perfect destination for adults and children alike.
There is also a day care centre in resort, for which bookings can be made at your hotel reception. In 'SnowWorld' kids can ski in their own area with an easy button lift, magic carpet lift or rope lift. There's plenty for them to do if they're skiing for the first time and for kids who are more experienced on the slopes, there is a kids area with a race track and mini rails.
The Hippula daycare centre offers qualified staff who will entertain the children with crafts and games whilst you're enjoying the slopes. Hippula is open during the winter holiday weeks and during Easter at 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., at other times only on Saturdays at 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Prices approx. 5 €/hour/child and sibling prices 4 €/hour.
Special offers for winter 14/15
Free lift pass for children 6 years old and under, if skiing with an adult and wearing a helmet (free for children 11 years and under). Free ski equipment hire (not snowboard) and free ski school for 5 & 6 year olds.
Free First time or Improver Ski or Snowboard package for a second child, if 2 adults & one other child pre-books the same. Valid for departures 12/01/14 – 09/02/14 inclusive.
Free lift pass for a second child, if 2 adults & one other child pre-books the same. Valid for departures 12/01/14 – 09/02/14 inclusive.