Many of our great activities are included in the room rate. With Finland’s second-largest national park on the doorstep, it’s the perfect winter playground for those looking to explore this picturesque region. Your holiday will be filled with exciting Arctic activities like a snowmobile tour, ice-fishing, snowshoe walking tour or a cross-country skiing tour in the silent snowy forest. You can also visit our private Jávri wilderness cabin – a perfect place for a snowshoeing or cross-country tour. Guests venture out from the lodge in small groups – ensuring a convivial and intimate ambiance. If you prefer more demanding activities we are ready to fulfill your dreams whether it’s a 4-hour dog-sledding experience, exploring the white landscapes on a 4 -hour snowmobile safari, or searching for the Northern Lights.
INCUDED ACTIVITIES IN THE WINTER
2 h activities: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and ice-fishing are included in the room rate.
INCLUDED ACTIVITIES IN THE SUMMER AND AUTUMN SEASON
Hiking and walking tours, 2 h e-bike tours. In the autumn months Northern Light tours are included in the room rate.
As the temperature plummets and you spend a full day outside in the snow, it´s good to know that we will provide you with winter clothing that will keep you warm and looking stylish during your stay.
After a long day outdoors, there’s nothing better than coming back to the warmth of the Jávri’s authentic Finnish saunas and enjoying a swim in the indoor swimming pool.
Jávri Wilderness cabin
Our private wilderness cabin is situated on a beautiful, rugged, and private area 2,5 km from Jávri. This private cabin is a base for many Arctic activities like snowshoe walking and cross-country skiing. In the warmth of the cabin, you can have a snack and enjoy hot drinks by the fireplace.
Planning an event, birthday, or private party with friends? Our wilderness cabin also serves as a private venue.
The fastest way to get a lay of the land is when our snowmobile safari puts you in the driver´s seat as we take in the sights of the Saariselkä area, driving over fells and through silvery forests on a snowmobile. Accompanied by a professional guide, the trail options are endless!
Skiing - cross-country and downhill
Saariselkä is the northernmost ski resort in Europe, an idyllic small village but also a major winter destination. Cross-country skiing is one of Finland’s most popular winter activity and in Saariselkä we have over 200 km of cross-country ski tracks. Cross-country skiing is an authentic and eco-friendly sport. In Saariselkä we have also a down hill ski resort with 15 slopes.
If you are for a personal challenge, we suggest snowshoeing through the white landscapes. It´s a different and exciting way to view the beautiful Arctic wilderness. Accompanied by a professional guide.
Ice fishing is an exceptionally fun and rewarding way to spend few hours on a frozen lake and live like a local. Our guide will help you to make your own hole in the ice and teach you the bacic of ice-fishing. It´s simple and it is fun. Our gear will keep you warm and you will also get a hot drink and a snack during your tour.
Activities on request
Some of the activities are extra activities that are not included in the room rate. Please don´t hesitate to tell us your wishes –
that´s why we are here to fulfill your dreams.
THESE ACTIVITIES ARE ON REQUEST
- 4-hour dog sled rides
- 2-hours reindeer safaris
- 4-hour snowmobile safari
- Aurora tours
- E- bike tours
- A day-long skiing trip on the fells (March-April)
- A day long snowshoe trip on the fells ( March- April)
- Horse riding
Release your inner musher and head off into the Lappish wilderness – through forests and across frozen lakes –and most of all, be in control of your own team of enthusiastic huskies, exploring the breathtakingly beautiful snow-covered Arctic landscape.
There is nothing more iconic of Lapland than a reindeer, so sit back in a traditional Lappish reindeer sleigh and enjoy a tranquil tour through the forest, the silence only broken by hooves, and the sound of the sleigh being pulled through the snow by your reindeer.
Enjoy the calm of the Arctic wilderness and Lapland´s best sights on a e-bike. You can explore the bike trails around the national park, as our guided e-bike tours take you up on the fells and to the ancient forest of Urho Kekkonen National Park. It is a true paradise for every cyclist and nature lover – throughout the summer and winter.
Finland is one of the best places on Earth to spot the Aurora Borealis, with them making an appearance more than 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland. The Northern Lights season spans from mid-August until early April. Let us take you hiking through the white wilderness for a chance to get a glimpse of the Northern Lights. Even when the skies are cloudy and the conditions aren’t right, the winter skies are always worth gazing at while in the Arctic wilderness.
In the autumn months Northern Light tours are included in the room rate.
Backcountry cross-country tours
March and April are the best months for a backcountry cross-country skiing tours. We ski in the national park and enjoy the pure white scenery. You will experience the fells at their best, spending most of the time above the treeline. In March-April, we have plenty of snow and the days are long and sunny. These daytours are always guided and we take food and extra clothing with us.
Just a few steps out of the lodge’s front door is Finland’s second largest National Park, Urho Kekkonen, with a size of 2,550km2. For hiking and nature enthusiasts alike, we offer peace of mind, fresh air and vast wilderness landscapes to admire.
Included in the room rates in the summer and autumn months.
Enjoy the calm of the Arctic wilderness and Lapland´s best sights on an E-bike. You can explore the bike trails around the national park, as our guided E-bike tours take you up on the fells and to the ancient forests of Urho Kekkonen National Park . It is a true paradise for every mountain biker and nature lover – thougout the summer and winter. In the summer and autumn – e-bike tours are included in the room rate.
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After a day outdoors, there is nothing better than returning to the warmth of Jávri. Discover our wellness facilities and services – two authentic Finnish saunas, a swimming pool, gym and relaxing massage treatments.
SUSTAINABILITY IN JÁVRI
Jávri has been awarded with Sustainable Travel Finland label and Green Key certificate for our sustainable and responsible actions and services in Jávri.
Jávri Lodge is located in Saariselkä, less than 30 minutes from Ivalo Airport (IVL) and approximately 250km 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.
welcome to jávri
Where better to enjoy Arctic explorations than out in the untouched wilderness? This is your home away from home - 250 km north of the Arctic Circle.
WHAT´S NEW IN JÁVRI 2025
A new high-quality Jávri Wilderness Lodge is being built in Saariselkä. The lodge offers our customers the opportunity to spend the night in the middle of nature in their own peace. Jávri Wilderness Lodge is a separate accommodation building that Jávri guests can book for one night or for a longer stay. It´s a perfect high standard lodge for special guest who want to experience the Arctic nature in a safe and private way.
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