From  £1285
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Visit battle sites of the Winter War in Finland
  • See field fortifications such as machine gun stations, tank traps, defence lines, dugouts, trenches and armaments
  • Visit the Kajaani castle ruins
  • Enjoy a tour of the Kuhmo Winter War Museum
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Frozen Hell Group Tour

5 Day Tour, from £1285 per person

Join us on this Regent exclusive small group tour and journey through Finland's Winter War battle sites. Named after the American writer William R Trotter’s novel of the same name, our Frozen Hell tour allows you to experience the authentic battle sites of the 1939-1940 Winter War and the most important destinations in Suomussalmi and Kuhmo.

Tour Itinerary

Fly to Kajaani via Helsinki and transfer by coach to Kiannon Kuohut Spa Hotel in Suomussalmi.
On arrival explore the hotel surroundings and the way of life in this scenic locality. Enjoy the beautifully maintained promenade on the shore of Lake Kiantajärvi and the many cultural attractions such as the idyllic Orthodox prayer room, the Jätkänpuisto (Lumberjack) Park and the statue of Ilmari "Iki" Kianto. In the evening relax in a Finnish Sauna and overnight at your hotel. (D)
Today embark on a guided full day trip to the most famous battle sites of the Winter War in Finland. Learn about the most significant battles of the Winter War (1939-1940) from a local guide with expertise in the military history of the Raate area. Walk by renovated dugouts, trenches, armaments and numerous monuments. Lunch at the Raatteen Portti (Raate Gate) Winter War Museum and enjoy the museum's new exhibition. In the afternoon visit the impressive Winter War memorial with its three hectares in size field of stones and the "Avara Syli” (Spacious Embrace) memorial at its centre from which are suspended 105 coppery wind chimes, one for each day of the Winter War. On you transfer back to Suomussalmi stop in the village of Karhulanvaara and see the Liekki (Flame) monument designed by Alvar Aalto - a tribute to the Finnish soldiers of the Winter War. Overnight at Kiannon Kuohut Spa Hotel. (B, L, D)
In the morning transfer to Kuhmo and en route stop at the international border-crossing point of Vartius. Upon arrival in Kuhmo check in and lunch at Kalevala hotel. In the afternoon start a guided tour of the Kuhmo Winter War Museum which brings Winter War events in Kuhmo alive with objects, photographs, models and sound effects. Overnight at your hotel in Kuhmo. (B, L, D)
Embark on a guided full day tour of Kuhmo's most famous Winter War destinations. Learn about the military history of the Kuhmo area directly in the direction of the Saunajärvi and Lammasperä battlefronts. Experience a number of restored field fortifications such as machine gun stations, tank traps, defence lines, dugouts, trenches and armaments. Transfer back and overnight at Kalevala hotel in Kuhmo. (B, L, D)
Transfer to the Kajaani airport for your internal flight to Helsinki and en route visit Kajaani castle ruins. Arrive Helsinki airport for your flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1285 per person

Price Includes

  • International flights with British Airways and Flybe direct from London Heathrow to Kajaani
  • All airport taxes and security charges
  • Accommodation in 3/4-star hotels
  • Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner) 
  • All transfers
  • Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide 
  • Tickets to Winter War museums in Kuhmo and Raate

Price Excludes

  • All meals not mentioned 
  • Tips and gratuities 

Price Notes

Single Supplement: £100

Tour Route Map

  1. Finland, Helsinki
  2. Finland, Kajaani
  3. Finland, Suomussalmi
  4. Finland, Vartius
  5. Finland, Kuhmo
  6. Finland, Kajaani
  7. Finland, Helsinki

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