Untouched wilderness


In the wilds of Lapland in northern Finland, marked by crystal-clear lakes and endless forests, lies Saariselkä – gateway to the trails and adventures in untouched Urho Kekkonen National Park.

It was here that the park’s namesake president (the longest-serving in Finland) escaped with those closest to him, as well as royalty and world leaders, to feel the tangible presence of nature, 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.

Today, this retreat is Jávri Lodge, an adult only luxury boutique property, open to just 26 fortunate guests at a time. The service remains nothing short of presidential with a personalised concierge service, cuisine that celebrates the best of local delicacies and all the outdoor activities one might expect in the Nordic great outdoors. At the center of it all, the traditional Lappish-style chalet is a tranquil, aesthetically pleasing retreat here in an arctic wonderland, guaranteed to rejuvenate the soul and form an everlasting appreciation for nature’s bounty.


Experience the silence and beauty of a night in the Arctic, lie in bed and gaze at the stars or view the mystical Northern Lights. Wake up within the authentic log walls of a luxurious lodge, with the Finnish wilderness on the doorstep just waiting to be explored.


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. Blanketed by powdery, brilliantly white snow, wintertime Lapland is an outdoor lover’s dream, with many Arctic adventures on offer.

Come summer, the daylight hours are long, allowing for ample adventure from foraging to hiking, cycling to kayaking.


Jávri Lodge provides the perfect base for relaxation and sharing of stories from the day’s activities. Whether a couple, family, individually or as a group of friends, embrace the intimate shared-space of the lodge.


Mealtimes 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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