19 July 2018. If you’re looking to get away from it all then Suomu in Finnish Lapland is heaven. Tucked in the Arctic Circle, this resort, which opened in 1965, has a scattering of ski slopes and a selection of fun activities for couples, friends and families to enjoy. The principle of the resort’s development is in respect for the surrounding nature and has remained a genuine Lapland holiday resort.
There are 13km of ski runs, with a mix of green, blue, red and black to cover all bases. Beginners in particular will be well taken care of – the nursery area is right next to the hotel, and there are some longer gentle runs to help to progress.
Off the slopes, there are plenty of activities to get stuck into: snowmobile safaris through the forest are popular and searching for the Northern Lights. Alternatively, follow the locals and unwind in a sauna. There are also 75km of cross-country tracks, some of them illuminated, to explore in untamed nature.
There’s no main town, so off-slope life centres around the Hotel Suomutunturi, only metres from the lifts. It has a restaurant, bar and a small shop. Accommodation is provided either in a hotel room, or stay at one of the cosy log cabins 1.5km away for a truly picture-perfect winter getaway with a herd of majestic reindeer in the field right next door.
A week’s stay at the three-star Hotel Suomuntunturi costs from £699 per person (two sharing) including half board, flights from Gatwick to Kuusamo departing 27 January 2019 and transfers.
Most importantly, lift passes are included in the holiday package.
For further information visit www.crystalski.co.uk or call 020 8610 3123.