Why Jávri

A Place of Tranquility Then

What does Jávri Lodge have to do with a man who served as a President of the Republic of Finland between 1956 and 1982? A lot happened during those years both in terms of domestic politics within Finland and the changing relationships between East and West. The story of our lodge is not a story about politics, however. Indeed, the lodge had its origins in the President’s need and desire to escape the pressures of politics: to find time and a place to relax and be at one with his country’s finest environment.

The village of Saariselkä and the surrounding environment had truly grown in his heart. It was a personal venue for politics and his private life. Looking back, the lodge is a testament to ‘Finnish peace’ – a sentiment holding true for many Finnish nationals. The setting sun after a winter sauna, the light midsummer night, the peace and purity of nature, and for some, peace negotiations amid international politics.

A Place of Tranquility Now

When Juha, Jávri Lodge’s charistmatic owner, took over the lodge in 2015, his dream was to create a place where guests could come and find their own peace, and be at one with Finland’s great wilderness.

In 2017, Jávri underwent a major renovation and extension project – think Grand Designs meets Scandi chic – to create a property where modern architecture merges almost seamlessly with traditional design. Ecological and sustainable values were at the heart of the renovations, from the geothermal heating and water systems to the incredible flooring made of recycled plastic; the local materials used throughout the build, and the provenance of the ingredients used by the chefs. It’s uncompromising luxury, but with an environmental conscience.

Why Jávri?

Jávri delivers the ultimate adult only escape: the purity of nature, local delicacies, and the great Arctic adventures. At the centre of it all is a traditionally built chalet with stunning aesthetics, and a dedicated team delivering a highly personalised but respectful concierge service. Welcome to Jávri Lodge.

Our Team

The Jávri family is made up of friends with shared passion and shared goals: to provide a unique and special experience for guests, a place to reconnect with themselves, and with their nearest and dearest. They do this through the provision of a unique, luxurious and tranquil home-away-from-home, facilitating the most incredible Arctic adventures, and serving the most exquisite food, and one-step-ahead-of-you service.

Our Location

Jávri Lodge is located in Saariselkä, less than 30 minutes from Ivalo (IVL) airport and approximately 250 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle in the heart of Finnish Lapland. The Urho Kekkonen National Park, the second-largest protected natural park in Finland, is just minutes away from the property.

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Our location

Escape to this unique and beautiful location, nestled deep in the Arctic Circle. On the outskirts of the village of Saariselkä and on the doorstep of Urho Kekkonen National Park, Jávri Lodge offers great access for outdoor pursuits.


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.


Escape to Europe's northernmost holiday resort, and experience what Finland is all about. Snow covered Lapland is an outdoor lover’s dream, with many Arctic adventures on offer. Come summer, the daylight hours are long, allowing for ample adventure.


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

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