Christmas 2020 program

Come and enjoy some activities during your stay in Himos!

We offer you a wide range of different activities during Christmas time in our Christmas week program. Some additional activities are presented below.

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MONDAY 21. of December

10 a.m. Children’s snowmobile school
Who says that enjoying the thrill of speed and the rumbling of an engine is just for adults! Snowmobile school for children on a closed circuit where children can safely experience the genuine atmosphere of snowmobiling. After the drive, there will be warm juice available, and the children will get a certificate for attending the snowmobile school.
Duration ca 1 h, price €15 per person
Recommended for 4- to 10-year-olds, for 8-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult.

4 p.m. Winter adventures in the Troll forest
Come and have an adventure in the wintery Troll forest! We will have an exciting adventure tour in the Troll forest and, after the tour, we will gather around a fire to roast some sausages and have some warm juice.
Recommended for 3 to 8-year-old children, for 6-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult.
Duration 1.5 h, price €10 per person or €25 per family

7 p.m. Christmas hustle and bustle at the Himosluola cave
Have you ever been to a real cave? We will walk together to the Luola cave in the Troll forest along a path illuminated by lanterns. At the destination, we will try our hands at arts and crafts and roast some marshmallows.
Duration ca 1 to 1.5 h, price €8 per child. Maximum group size 10 persons.

Trollforest in Himos
Christmas in Himos

TUESDAY 22. of December

10 a.m. Children’s snowmobile school
Who says that enjoying the thrill of speed and the rumbling of an engine is just for adults! Snowmobile school for children on a closed circuit where children can safely experience the genuine atmosphere of snowmobiling. After the drive, there will be warm juice available, and the children will get a certificate for attending the snowmobile school.
Duration ca 1 h, price €15 per person
Recommended for 4- to 10-year-olds, for 8-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult.

From noon (12 a.m.) to 4 p.m. Christmas in Nurmolandia
In Nurmolandia you can meet horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and many more interesting animals! At 1 pm there will be a a Finnish declaration of Christmas Peace for animals and at 3 pm a competition for horseback archery. If weather permits, there will also be equestrian skijoring and tobogganing with ponies. You can also meet Santa and his elves!
Visiting time from 12 until 16. Price 4 € / person. Payment on site.
Meeting at Nurmolandia, Salovuorentie 58. The distance from Himos Center is 9 km.
No registration needed.

2 p.m. Liesjärvi lake safari with ATV’s
On the way we will breeze through the network of small village roads behind Himos hilltops that cover the Cape Jämsä. We will stop for a snack break by the campfire at Lake Yläinen-Liesjärvi where we will grill sausages and enjoy coffee and juice enjoying the silence surrounding this small clear watered lake in the middle of forest.
Duration ca 2.5 h, price €80 per person (2 persons per ATV), €105 per person (1 person per ATV)

Nurmolandia
Mönkijäsafari Himos

WEDNESDAY 23. of December

10 a.m. Children’s snowmobile school
Who says that enjoying the thrill of speed and the rumbling of an engine is just for adults! Snowmobile school for children on a closed circuit where children can safely experience the genuine atmosphere of snowmobiling. After the drive, there will be warm juice available, and the children will get a certificate for attending the snowmobile school.
Duration ca 1 h, price €15 per person
Recommended for 4- to 10-year-olds, for 8-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult.

2 p.m. Gingerbread baking
The most delicious Christmas smells are created in the kitchen! Let’s bake, decorate – and have some gingerbread! Mulled wine and gingerbread available for adults. Meeting point at the Himos Center.
Price €5 per baker, max. 20 bakers.

7 p.m. The most beautiful Christmas carols
Music is one of the ingredients that create the Christmas mood. Join in for a sing-along to sing some of the most beloved old and more recent Christmas songs at Himos Areena. Organised by the Jämsä parish.
Free admission, no booking required Mulled wine available to buy. After the event, you can give a contribution to the collection boxes for relief aid that the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission provides. Welcome!

8 p.m. Troll forest evening adventure
Let’s go on an adventure tour in the mysterious Troll forest at dusk. Bring your own torch! Recommended for 5 to 10-year-old children, for 6-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult.
Duration 1 h, departure from in front of Himos Areena after the Most Beautiful Christmas Carols event. Free admission. Register at the reception the previous day by 4 p.m., at the latest.

8 p.m. Karaoke at the Mono Pub & Pizzeria
Tune your singing muscles for the Christmas at the karaoke at the Mono!

Lasten moottorikelkka
Piparkakkujen leipominen Himos

THURSDAY 24. December

10 a.m. to 12 noon Himos Christmas outside activities
Christmas games, horse- and pony-drawn sleigh and cart rides and pony riding. Test your own slapshot speed and your accuracy in a throwing competition! Some elves will join in the hustle and bustle. Possibility to make some thin pancakes at the outdoor fireplace. The event will take place in the yard of the Tupa Kitchen & Bar and Areena.
Free admission, no booking required

1 to 5 p.m. Christmas Sauna Yard
Calm down for the Christmas by bathing in the atmospheric Himos Sauna Yard. Sauna Yard has many saunas ready to use, and you can try them all! Sauna Yard has smoke sauna, lake sauna, wood burning sauna and barrel sauna. In addition two outdoor jacuzzis, hot tub and of course piers for dipping into Lake Patalahti are in use. You can bring your own sausages for roasting at the barbeque hut.
All saunas mixed gender. Bring your own towel and swim suit. The space in the changing rooms is limited, so the sitting rooms can be used as changing rooms. Christmas sauna in Himos is a popular event, so warm water might temporarily run out and the changing rooms can be crowded.
Book your place beforehand from Himos Center reception or online.
Price 15 €/person, 4-12 year old children 5 €/person.

Joulun ohjelma

FRIDAY 25. December

4 to 8 p.m. Christmas Sauna Yard
Welcome to enjoy the new Sauna Yard of Himos. Sauna yard is a combination of many saunas and you can try all of them! There is a smoke sauna, lakeside sauna, wood burning sauna and barrel sauna. In addition to the saunas, you can also spend time in jacuzzis, hot tub, camp fire sheds for your own snacks and of course, two holes in the ice for cooling down.
All saunas mixed gender. Bring your own towel and swim suit. The space in the changing rooms is limited, so the sitting rooms can be used as changing rooms. Christmas sauna in Himos is a popular event, so warm water might temporarily run out and the changing rooms can be crowded.
Book your place beforehand from Himos Center reception or online.
Price 15 €/person, 4-12 year old children 5 €/person.

Saunapihan puusauna

SATURDAY 26. December

10 a.m. Children’s snowmobile school
Who says that enjoying the thrill of speed and the rumbling of an engine is just for adults! Snowmobile school for children on a closed circuit where children can safely experience the genuine atmosphere of snowmobiling. After the drive, there will be warm juice available, and the children will get a certificate for attending the snowmobile school.
Duration ca 1 h, price €15 per person
Recommended for 4- to 10-year-olds, for 8-year-olds and younger accompanied by an adult.

11 a.m. eFatbike Safari
With electronically assisted Fatbikes the hilly lands roll by easily, even though you are not a bicycling enthusiast. Those wanting more challenge, can participate the safari without using the assistance. But beware, this might make the safari quite rough! Safari introduces you to the beautiful scenery of Himos. Snacks included.
Duration 2,5 hours, price 69 €, children 4-12 years 49 €.

12 noon to 3 p.m. Moose presentation at the Moose Manor.
At the Moose Manor, you will learn about the antlered residents of the manor: the reindeer, the fallow deer and the moose that you might even get to feed!
The Moose Manor is located ca 9 km from Himos. No transport provided. No bookings required. You can come directly to the Moose Manor according to your own schedule.
Price 7 € / person. Payment on site.

4 p.m. Arctic floating
Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to float like an ice cube in a glass? The Ice Swimming Adventure will give you the opportunity to try it out. A jump into freezing water is an incredible experience that gives you something to remember for a long time. Wear comfortable indoor clothing under the flotation suit, the suit provides protection from the water and the cold.
Duration ca 1 to 2 h, price €25 per person

Hirvikartano
Fatbikesafari Himos

SUNDAY 27. December

No program

General terms of reservation concerning weekly programs

  • Minimum group size 4 people. Under 6 year old children must be accompanied by parents
  • Family = 2 adults with 2 children
  • Advance subscription for program must be done latest by 4 pm on the previous day. Register in Himos Holiday reception (Himos Center). Tel. +358 20 7119 210
  • The activities start at the Himos Safaris reception premises in Himos Center.
  • Participating in motorized programs under influence of alcohol is totally prohibited (0 tolerance)
  • Activities are arranged weather permitting.

Tel. + 358 (0)20 711 9230, himosholiday@himosholiday.com

We reserve the right to change the program and schedules.

Himos Center tel. + 358 (0)20 711 9210

Book your Christmas Program here!

NOTE! Booking programs online will be possible later.

Programs of Christmas time will be during week 52

IN ADDITION TO OUR WEEKLY PROGRAM

In addition, for individual tours and outdoor activities:

Downhill skiing on the Himos ski slopes

Maintained ski tracks, also illuminated tracks; a track map and the maintenance situation in mski -service here»

Available for renting at the Himos Center

Electric fat bikes and standard bicycles, cycling maps here:

The Biking Route of Jämsänniemi cape
Northern Biking Routes

Hiking routes

More information here »

Kick sleds

Ice Way tour skating equipment

Ice fishing equipment

Children’s snowmobile track, bookings, €20 per 20 min
Driving is only allowed under the supervision and responsibility of the child’s guardian.

Snowshoes

Price list here:

Snow mobiles and ATVs

For further information, see:  https://himoslomat.fi/en/activities/safaris/

 

Things to do and see in the Jämsä region:

Nurmolandia petting zoo https://www.nurmolandia.fi/in-english/

Moose Manor, moose, reindeer and fallow deer in a fenced area https://hirvikartano.fi/en/

Husky rides and safaris www.makiaho.com

Isojärvi national park https://www.nationalparks.fi/isojarvinp

A small skating rink for children at the foot of the Western Slopes of Himos, weather permitting

Shopping

On vacation, there is also plenty of time for shopping! Get the last-minute tips for Christmas presents here.

Center Market Himos, small souvenirs and lovely gifts, etc. Finnmari interior decoration products

Felt shop Lahtinen and factory shop only a 20 min drive from Himos. Various awarded felt products; shoes, hats, bags, etc. Products from the Aki Choklat for Lahtiset range.  www.lahtiset.fi/en

The Witikkala mansion is full of interior decoration items, lovely clothes and an idyllic café, in Jämsä town centre, www.witikkalankartano.fi

Vehkala, also familiar from TV, has a broad selection of jeans and denim products, bags, shoes and accessories. We recommend! In Jämsä town centre, at Mottilantie 8. https://www.vehkala.com

Pajalan kenkä is a true treasure house of shoes, in the Jämsä town centre, at Teollisuuskatu 1.  https://www.pajalankenka.fi

Luontaispuoti; a small shop, a great selection! Jämsä town centre, at Keskuskatu 23, in the Citymarket building.

Himos Holiday Booking Center | +358 20 711 9230 | himosholiday@himosholiday.com