Unique Experiences

Endless opportunities

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    2-hour dog-sled ride or a peaceful reindeer safari in the silent snowy forest. You can try more activities in our private Jávri wilderness cabin.  There you can learn to cross-country ski, walk on snowshoes, or drive a snowmobile and all this is included in the room rate.  Guests venture out from the lodge in small groups  – ensuring a convivial and intimate ambiance. If you prefer private activities we are ready to fill your dreams whether it’s a 4-hour dog-sledding experience or exploring the white landscapes on a 4 -hour snowmobile safari, or searching for the Northern Lights.

As the temperature plummets and you spend a full day outside in the snow,  it´s good to know that we provide you winter outfitter 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 pool.

 During summer months be prepared for 24 hours of daylight and endless opportunities to do activities. Go hiking in Finland’s second-largest national park or you can explore the bike trails around the national park with a fat bike.

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, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. In the warmth of the cabin, you can have lunch 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. 


Dog sledding

Release your inner musher and head off into the Lappish wilderness – through forests and across frozen lakes – most of all, be in control of your own team of enthusiastic Alaskan Huskies, exploring the breathtakingly beautiful snow-covered Arctic landscape.



If you’re up for a personal challenge, we suggest snowshoeing through the white landscapes. Not only is snowshoeing one of Finland’s most beloved winter activities, it’s also a different and exciting way to take in the astonishing views of the Arctic wilderness.

Reindeer safari

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.



Saariselkä is the northernmost ski resort in Europe, an idyllic small village but also a major winter destination. With a downhill ski resort and over 200km of cross-country ski tracks around the area, there’s no better place to try your hand (or perfect your skills) at winter sports.


The fastest way to get a lay of the land is when our snowmobile safari puts you in the driving 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!


On request

Are you looking for a private activity that you could do with your family or friends? Or would you like to try a long dog sledding safari or a bit more demanding snowmobiling tour. Please don´t hesitate to tell us your wishes – that´s why we are here to fill your dreams.


  • 4-hour dog sled ride
  • 4-hour snowmobile safari
  • Evening reindeer safari
  • A day-long skiing trip on the fells (March-April)
  • A day long snowshoe trip on the fells ( March- April)
  • Ice-swimming
  • Horse riding

Northern Lights

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 conditions aren’t right, the winter skies are always worth gazing at while in the Arctic wilderness.


Fat bike tours

Enjoy the calm of Arctic wilderness and Lapland´s best sights on a fatbike. You can explore the bike trails around the national park our guided fatbike tours take you up on the fells and to the ancient forest of Urho Kekkonen National Park.  True paradise of every mountain biker and nature lover – throughout summer and winter.


March-April are the best months for a backcoutry cross-country skiing tour. We ski in the national park and enjoy the pure white secenery. 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 exra clothing with.


Just a few steps out 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.



River rafting

River rafting is one of the most exciting adventures provided by nature. Come and experience the splashes of Juutua river in Inari with experienced guides.

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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. 


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.

Our location

Escape to this unique and beautiful location, over 200 km north of 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.


Where better to enjoy Arctic explorations than out in the untouched wilderness? This is your home away from home - 250km north of the Arctic Circle.

Tievapolku 9, FI-99830 Saariselkä, Finland

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