Daily itinerary:

23.12. Welcome to Nukula

According to the old people, the day before Christmas eve is one nest day (all nest days are December 21-24) when the Sun is in its nest. The Sun is particularly tight in its nest during the winter solstice 21th or 22th of December.

Around 1 pm.  Arrival to Nukula
Accommodation, getting to know the hosts, house and surroundings.

Preparations for the holiday, bringing the Christmas tree from the forest, baking and decorating cookies, decorating the house too and cooking. Making a traditional Christmas decoration. Making snow and ice lantern outside.

At 6 pm. Dinner together
Dinner and story telling by a campfire in a lean-to. The story of Nukula. Peaceful sleep in cozy rooms.

24.12. Christmas eve

According to the old people, Eve and Adam’s common name day was “the feast of the feast”, so the Christmas celebration started already on Christmas Eve.

At 8 am. Breakfast

At 9 – 11 am. Christmas Sauna for women and men
Relaxation in the Christmas sauna.

At noon Christmas Peace Declaration and Christmas Porridge Lunch
Participating in the typical Finnish Christmas routines, decorating the Christmas tree, going to church in Toivakka, listening and feeling the nature, have a nap/free time and cooking and enjoying Christmas Gala Dinner together.

At 5 pm. Christmas Eve Gala Dinner
Santa is visiting during the evening.
Sharing Christmas gifts.
Peaceful sleep in cozy rooms.

Finnish Christmas food

25.12. Christmas day

At 7 am. Christmas morning service

At 9 am. Breakfast
Participating in the typical Finnish Christmas routines, relaxing, enjoying silence and the presence of each other both indoors and out. Playing, reading and writing Christmas letters. Nap/ free time. Forest walking, listening and feeling the nature. Cooking and enjoying Christmas lunch together.

At 1 pm. Christmas lunch
The morning program continues expect the Christmas dinner will be cooked and enjoyed together.

At 6 pm. Christmas dinner
Peaceful sleep in cozy rooms.

Christmas angel

26.12. Boxing day

Boxing day, the second Christmas day, has been called the Horsemen’ Day too, in honor of wich “Tapan “ is still run. According to
the old people, Boxing day is a visiting day when work is forbidden. Instead, the custom is to rejoice!

At 9 – 11 am. Brunch
Let’s have fun together with different activities for example kick sledding, snowball fight, toboggan run, forest walking or just have free time.

At 2 pm.
After a cup of coffee, you can return home feeling relaxed
and inspired by the nature.


Availability: at Christmas time

Duration: Four days (three nights) 23th – 26 th of December.

Location: Jyväskylä area in Western Lakeland, by Lake Päijänne

Group size: 210

Adults 348,00 € per person in double room (single supplement +120,00 € per person)
Children 12 year and over, in extra bed 256,00 € per person
Children 4 – 11 year, in extra bed 180,00 € per person

What’s included: Full Board: accommodation in double room, meals, Christmas Sauna and activities mentioned in program

Food: The package includes full board. Finnish Christmas food consists largely of local, organic and natural ingredients. Our Christmas menu includes typically various salads, fish and casseroles. All food is home made as well as bread. Our breakfast consists of porridge, bread and toppings. Changes possible.

Supplements: Afternoon coffee with Christmas cake, building a snow castle and snow man. Transportation available upon request. Additional days are possible to arrange upon prior reservations.

Guided/self guided: Guided

Accessibility yes/no: No

How to get to Nukula: You can arrive by car to Nukula or by train, bus or airplane to Jyväskylä. Nukula is located 30 mins drive (30 km) from Jyväskylä. You can take a taxi or we can also arrange a transportation upon request. We can also arrange transportation for bigger groups from Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

Booking: https://en.nukula.fi/contact-us/ or info(a)nukula.fi