Untouched wilderness


Jávri Lodge is an adult-only luxury boutique hotel in the small village of Saariselkä, which lies in the wilds of Finnish Lapland, 250 km north of the Arctic Circle. Open to just 26 fortunate guests at a time, the traditional Lappish-style chalet is a tranquil, aesthetically pleasing retreat.

It was here that Urho Kekkonen, the longest-serving president in Finland, escaped with those closest to him, as well as royalty and world leaders, to feel the tangible presence of nature. Our service today remains nothing short of presidential with a personalised service, cuisine that celebrates the best of local delicacies and all the outdoor activities one might expect to find in Lapland.

The location of Jávri Lodge in Saariselkä – a gateway to the trails and adventures in Urho Kekkonen National Park – is ideal for those seeking to experience untouched nature. The Finnish wilderness is on the doorstep just waiting to be explored; to glimpse the Northern Lights, to hibernate in winter’s cold and darkness and to awaken once more in the never-setting sun as summer replaces winter.


Experience the beauty of a night in the Arctic lying in bed in one of our Skyview Doubles, gazing at the stars or viewing the mystical Northern Lights. Feel the presence of history within the authentic log walls of our Spacy Doubles, or enjoy the chic Scandi atmosphere of our Cozy Double rooms.


Bordering the second-largest natural park in Finland, Jávri Lodge is a great base from which to explore the region and experience the Finnish wilderness. From dog-sledding, ice-swimming or snowshoeing in winter to hiking or kayaking in summer, all activities are conducted in group up to 10 – ensuring a convivial and intimate ambience.


After a day outdoors there is nothing better than returning to the warmth of the lodge and immersing oneself in a wellness experience. Discover our wellness facilities and services – saunas, pool, gym, and relaxing massage treatments.


Mealtimes in our restaurant are always local Nordic fare. The Jávri Lodge’s culinary team promises an exceptional menu inspired by their imagination and pure local ingredients from a roster of trusted and reliable gatherers and fishermen.


Where better to enjoy Arctic explorations than out in the untouched wilderness? Join us for an ultimate experience 250km north of the Arctic Circle.

Tievapolku 9, FI-99830 Saariselkä, Finland

hotel@javri.fi  |  +358 40 502 0409  |  #javrilapland

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