Guests venture out from the lodge in groups of up to 10 – ensuring a convivial and intimate ambience – for a variety of impeccably organised activities. With Finland’s second largest national park on the doorstep, it’s the perfect winter playground for those looking to explore this picturesque region, whether it’s an exhilarating dog-sledding experience, ice swimming, exploring the white landscapes on a pair of snowshoes, or searching for the Northern Lights.
As the temperature plummets and you spend a full day outside in the snow, there’s nothing better than coming back to the warmth of the lodge’s authentic Finnish sauna, enjoying a swim in the indoor pool, or indulging in a relaxing massage treatment.
Come summer, forage for berries and mushrooms in forests and swamps, hike in Finland’s second-largest national park, try your hand at gold panning, or get to know the Samis of Inari Village, the only indigenous people living in the European Union.
Skiing – Cross Country & Downhill
Saariselkä is the northernmost ski resort in Europe, an idyllic small village but 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.
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.
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.
In search of the 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. 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.
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 by skidoo. Accompanied by a professional guide, the trail options are endless!
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 is one of the most exciting adventures provided by nature. Come and experience the splashes of Juutua river in Inari with experienced guides.
Fat bike tours
Enjoy the calm of Arctic wilderness and Lapland´s best sights on a fatbike. 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.
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Whether a couple, family, individually or as a group of friends, embrace the intimate shared-space of the lodge. Jávri Lodge provides the perfect base for rest and relaxation, and the sharing of stories from the day’s activities.
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.
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.
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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.
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