Start of Year program

How about some experiences during your stay in Himos? We have planned a season program full of interesting and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for you!
Some additional activities are presented below.

Start of Year program is valid from 3rd of January to 7th of January 2021.

SUNDAY 3. of January

10 a.m. Children’s snowmobile school, Finnish + English
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 course, every child will get a diploma for attending the snowmobile school. Driving is only allowed under the supervision and responsibility of the child’s guardian.
Duration ca. 1 hour, price €15 per person
Recommended for children of 4 to 10 years old. Under 8-years olds must be accompanied by an adult.
Weather permitting.

12 noon Alpine curling
Alpine curling is a game for the whole family or fun time spent together for adults. The game is suitable for most, regardless of age or size. Knock the opponent’s puck away from the play area and get points right under the opposing team’s noses! After the game, hot beverages will be served. Weather permitting.
Duration ca 1 h, price €10 per person or €25 per family

2 p.m. Moose safari
Have you ever kissed a moose? On this safari it might be possible! The safari takes you to the Moose Manor where you can learn about the antlered residents of the forest – the moose, the reindeer and the roe deer. During the safari you will experience the thrill of speed at the controls of an ATV, hear interesting stories about the animal residents of the manor and enjoy a cup of coffee and pasties in the cosy living room of the old farmhouse.
Duration ca 2.5 h, price €80 per person (2 persons per ATV), €105 per person (1 person per ATV)

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, price €10 per person or €25 per family

Lasten moottorikelkka Himos
Hirvikartano

MONDAY 4. of January

10 a.m. Troll forest winter adventure
Do you believe that there are real trolls living in the Himos forest? Come and meet the trolls and take the children’s adventure tour in the Troll forest where we will light a campfire by a hut and roast some sausages. 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 (sausages and juice included)

12 noon to 4 pm. Nurmolandia Animal Center 
In Nurmolandia you can meet horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and many more interesting animals! Visiting time from noon until 4 pm.
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. Snowshoe trekking
The beautiful winter landscape at Himos will tempt you to go on a snowshoe tour which will also serve as an excellent work-out for the whole body. Along the way, we will take a little break and enjoy some hot juice. Tour guide services, snowshoes and a hot beverage included.
Duration ca 1.5 h, price €15 per person
Weather permitting. If the snow cover is not sufficient for snowshoeing, we will go hiking in the splendid landscape at Himos.

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

6 p.m. Night snowmobile safari
A snowmobile safari in the varied landscape of Himos where the headlights of the snowmobiles create an exciting atmosphere in the dark, snow-covered forest. Tour guide services, instructions for driving a snowmobile, driving gear (helmet, driving suit, gloves, boots), a snowmobile and fuel, as well as roasting sausages and a beverage are included. Drivers are required to have at least a T driving licence (to drive a tractor).
Duration 2 h, price €95 per person (2 persons per snowmobile), €125 per person (1 person per snowmobile)
Weather permitting. If the snow cover is not sufficient for snowmobiles, the tour will be taken on ATVs.

Peikkometsä Himos

TUESDAY 5. of January

12 noon Alpine curling
Alpine curling is a game for the whole family or fun time spent together for adults. The game is suitable for most, regardless of age or size. Knock the opponent’s puck away from the play area and get points right under the opposing team’s noses! After the game, hot beverages will be served. Weather permitting.
Duration ca 1 h, price €10 per person or €25 per family

12 noon to 4 pm. Nurmolandia Animal Center 
In Nurmolandia you can meet horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and many more interesting animals! Visiting time from noon until 4 pm.
Price 4 € / person. Payment on site.
Meeting at Nurmolandia, Salovuorentie 58. The distance from Himos Center is 9 km. No registration needed.

WEDNESDAY 6. of January

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. EPIPHANY SAUNA YARD
Calm down 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.

Himoksen saunapiha

THURSDAY 7. of January

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 course, every child will get a diploma for attending the snowmobile school.
Duration ca. 1 hour, price €15 per person.
Recommended for children of 4-10 years old. Under 8-year old must be accompanied by an adult.

10 a.m. Ice fishing expedition
Guided fishing tour on the ice at Patalahti bay. Cast your line as the ice is crackling and the snow cover is shimmering and enjoy a hot beverage. Tour guide services, equipment, bait and a hot beverage included.
Duration ca 1.5 h, price €15 per person, €30 per family
Weather permitting.

2 p.m. Snowshoe trekking
The beautiful winter landscape at Himos will tempt you to go on a snowshoe tour which will also serve as an excellent work-out for the whole body. Along the way, we will take a little break and enjoy some hot juice. Tour guide services, snowshoes and a hot beverage included.
Duration ca 1.5 h, price €15 per person
Weather permitting. If the snow cover is not sufficient for snowshoeing, we will go hiking in the splendid landscape at Himos.

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.
Duration ca 1 to 2 h, price €25 per person

5 p.m. Alpine curling
Alpine curling is a game for the whole family or fun time spent together for adults. The game is suitable for most, regardless of age or size. Knock the opponent’s puck away from the play area and get points right under the opposing team’s noses! After the game, hot beverages will be served. Weather permitting.
Duration ca 1 h, price €10 per person or €25 per family

6 p.m. Night snowmobile safari
A snowmobile safari in the varied landscape of Himos where the headlights of the snowmobiles create an exciting atmosphere in the dark, snow-covered forest. Tour guide services, instructions for driving a snowmobile, driving gear (helmet, driving suit, gloves, boots), a snowmobile and fuel, as well as roasting sausages and a beverage are included. Drivers are required to have at least a T driving licence (to drive a tractor).
Duration 2 h, price €95 per person (2 persons per snowmobile), €125 per person (1 person per snowmobile)
Weather permitting. If the snow cover is not sufficient for snowmobiles, the tour will be taken on ATVs.

Jääuinti Himos

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 New Year’s Program here!

New Year’s program is held during weeks 52 and 1.

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 is available here

Up to date track information www.mski.fi/jamsa

 

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 your loved ones souvenirs or buy yourself a memory from your trip to Himos.

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