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The resort of Suomo in Finland is new to Crystal Ski's Winter 18/19 portfolio... and to us. So what's it like?

 

 

 

If you're looking to get away from it all this winter, into the white world of Finland and deep in the mountains then Suomu in Finnish Lapland is where you might want to get yourself.

Tucked in the Arctic Circle, this resort opened in 1965 with ski slopes and winter activities ideal for couples, friends and families to try.

The resort is based around one principle: respect for the surrounding nature.

And it has achieved just this - a small, quiet, unique and genuine Lapland resort.

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There are just 13km of ski runs, but there's a mix of green, blue, red and black to cover all bases.

It seems a great spot for beginner skiers.

The nursery slopes are right next to the hotel, before learners can progress onto the longer, gentle runs.

Off the skis or board, there are many more activities to get stuck into.

A snowmobile safari - where else would one fit more perfectly than through the white wilderness of the Arctic Circle?

Snowmobile through the forests and search for the Northern Lights.

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Alternatively, you can do as the locals do and unwind in a sauna.

Then there are the 75km of cross-country tracks - that's how they do the skiing here - with some tracks illuminated so visitors can explore the surrounding nature.

See below for where else off the beaten track Crystal Ski Holidays goes:

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There's no town to Suomu, so off-the-slope life centres around the one and only Hotel Suomutunturi.

There's a restaurant, bar and small shop in the hotel, so if you are looking to get away from it all and really into the quiet holiday, then this is the place for you.

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You can get even more quiet and secluded than this.

Cosy log cabins with a herd of reindeer as your neighbours (really!) 1.5km from the hotel would give you the ultimate rustic, remote break.

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A week's stay at the three-star Hotel Suomuntunturi costs from £699pp (based on two sharing) and is half board.

Included also in the price are flights from Gatwick to Kuusamo, departing 27th January, 2019 and transfers.

Lastly, lift passes are included in that £699 holiday package.

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