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In addition, visitors looking to add an extra touch of luxury to their stay can choose a cottage or villa featuring a luxurious outdoor Jacuzzi. Most of the accommodation options are located within walking distance of the restaurants, meeting facilities and other services that Himos Holiday Centre offers, as well as the buzzing nightlife of Himos Areena. Adventure and activity seekers – listen up! Fans of the outdoors face the luxury of a surplus of choices, as no matter the season, there is always something happening at Himos. The choice is yours; hit the slopes, revel in the beauty of the snowcovered landscape by signing up for a snowmobile safari – also available at night-time – or perhaps opt for a moose safari, which includes a visit to Moose Manor, where the bravest can feed the moose by hand. Other winter activities include snowshoe trekking, ice-swimming, alpine curling and skating, perfect for families and groups looking to keep active during their winter holiday. “We also offer many activities for children such as a snowmobile school, troll forest winter adventure and a
crafts corner, making sure the youngest family members also get an adventurepacked, fun holiday,” Minkkinen says. Everyone knows that the magnificent Finnish summer days are best spent outdoors, and at Himos Holiday Centre, every day is an opportunity to try out a new activity. The wide range of activities includes an adventure rope track, a climbing wall, sumo wrestling, canoe rental, and of course the new full-scale golf course, described by Minkkinen as “a work of art”. The course has been designed and landscaped for the surrounding terrain, taking advantage of the existing height differences. The perfect venue for business and entertainment Besides housing and entertainment, Himos Holiday Centre also offers a selection of meeting facilities for four to 220 people, Himos Areena being the biggest one. With its excellent meeting technology and equipment, it is the ideal venue for larger events such as seminars, workshops and exhibitions. “After a day of productivity and creativity, the different sauna premises and catering
options also offer the perfect reward,” Minkkinen adds. For outdoor events, the choice is clear; Himos Park, an event field built to host almost an endless variety of outdoor events, such as the annual classic car show that takes place here. In the summer, Himos Park is also the place to be for music lovers and festival enthusiasts. The venue hosts festivals and concerts, which attract tens of thousands of visitors each year and cater to a wide range of musical preferences, covering everything from hip hop and rock to Eurodance and traditional, Finnish schlager music. Wu-Tang Clan, Pendulum and Linkin Park are among the headlining names this upcoming summer. Visitors craving a taste of the Finnish music scene head to Himos Areena, where the best Finnish artists hit the stage throughout the year. With its various restaurants and bars, it is also the perfect after-ski venue and weekend favourite. For more information, please visit: www.himosholiday.com
There is never a shortage of experiences at Himos. A full-scale golf course, various sights and restaurants with a highly unique touch and design make every visit to Himos memorable.
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