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VISITING: Finland BROCHURE CODE: 5010
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, guided activities, meals and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
Spend a week in Jeris, Finland in a welcoming hotel room or cosy winter cottage and tailor your Arctic experience to suit you. Choose from a wealth of adventures, including dog sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer encounters and Northern Lights hunts.

What's included?

  • Flights: return flights from London to Kittilä (either direct or via Helsinki depending on departure date). Regional and non-UK departures available on request (flight routes are subject to change)
  • Transfers: return airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 7 nights' hotel accommodation in en-suite hotel rooms. Winter cottage upgrades on request.
  • Meals: half board
  • Activities: choose from our extensive range of activities (individually priced as detailed in the activity timetable)
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities
  • Services of Artisan Travel Company representative

Experience the delights of Lapland at your own pace and in your own way. You have six full days to play within this winter wonderland as well as evenings to enjoy Northern Lights activities so there is plenty of time for you to be as active or relaxed as you wish.

Jeris provides its guests with an idyllic setting in the pine forests of North-West Finland, close to the edge of Lake Jerisjarvi. It’s ideally located for exploring the delights of Finnish Lapland as it is surrounded by forested-fells and lies on the perimeter of the Pallas National Park.

As this is a veritable adventure playground the options available to you are varied and plentiful. You choose from leisurely experiences through to adrenaline-fuelled activities.

Dog sledding is a favourite with visitors and we highly recommend that guests include one of the husky safaris during their stay. Snowmobiling is another exceedingly popular option and allows you to explore further afield in a thrilling way so many guests choose to include a safari in their holiday.

More leisurely paced options include snowshoeing and cross-country skiing trips which allow peaceful exploration of the forests. A visit to a local reindeer farm for a cultural experience and a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride is another highlight.

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To really top off a stay here, guests can upgrade to spend one night in either a snow room at the Winter Village or in an Aurora Dome at Torassieppi, one of Jeris’ sister hotels  - see the 'Personalise' section for details.

Of course, relaxing in the Arctic Elements Sauna World (payable locally) is another popular option.

All the available options are listed in the ‘Personalise' section of the holiday page and our travel experts will help you plan the ideal itinerary using their first-hand experience.

Please note that some activities require a minimum number of participants to operate, schedules are always subject to change and are subject to availability.


Image credits: Antti Pietikäinen & Visit Finland
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Key facts

Duration: 7 nights
Pace: Set your own
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  • You will be met at the airport and transferred to your accommodation in Jeris. There will be time to settle into your room before dinner and a welcome meeting with your representative who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

    The beauty of our tailor made option is that you can set the pace of your trip.

    The base price includes your direct flights, transfers, half board accommodation for seven nights, cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay, fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during your chosen activities and a dedicated representative. You select the activities you would like to do from the list shown in the 'personalise' section, ensuring your holiday can be as active or gentle as you wish.

    Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you craft the ideal itinerary.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • Fill your days with as many or as few activities as you wish, selecting from the options listed in the 'personalise' section.

    There's a wealth of Aurora hunting and Arctic experiences to choose from and should you need advice on the best options for you please speak to one of our Travel Experts. They will be able to help prepare the perfect itinerary for you.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • After breakfast, you will be transferred back to Kittila Airport for your flights home.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Hotel Jeris

Nights: 1-7

Hotel Jeris occupies an enviable location which is 20 kilometres from the nearest town and is located directly on the shores of Lake Jerisjärvi. It is this remote position that makes the hotel an enchanting forest retreat, with the amazing backdrops of the forested fells and frozen water.

The hotel is owned and run by the Pietikäinen family, who also manage the neighbouring sister hotels of Harriniva, Kittila, and Torassieppi.

Their hotels are some of our most popular accommodation options in Finland, having received high praise for their knowledgeable guides and exciting activity options.

The hotel consists of a central building and 32 winter cottages in the adjacent forest.

Hotel facilities

  • Your meals will be served in the hotel restaurant, which offers a rustic menu of traditional and local Finnish dishes. Meals are served buffet-style with one or two options for each course. Guests can enjoy local delicacies, such as salmon and reindeer. The hearty food here is ideal for setting you up for your adventures in the snow.
  • There is a small lounge area where guests can relax in the evening and take advantage of the hotel's free Wi-Fi.
  • Tea and coffee are available free of charge throughout the day in the hotel restaurant / bar area.
  • The Arctic Elements Sauna World is a very popular feature and can be found on the lakeshore, a short walk from the main hotel building. Renovated for winter 2019/20 and the first of its kind in Finland, the spa has strong eco-credentials thanks to using entirely renewable electricity and geothermal heating generated from the Jerisjärvi lake. There are four saunas, each meticulously designed to incorporate the four elements; earth, air, fire and water and named after Finnish gods and goddesses. There are four saunas, each representing one of the four elements; earth, air, fire and water. A special fifth Northern Lights sauna is also available as an upgrade option. For those who wish to experience a Finnish tradition, there is also an ice pool to take a dip in following the sauna (you do need to be in good physical shape). Guests staying in either the cabins or the hotel rooms normally have one spa entry per holiday included. If you wish to visit more than once then this can be arranged and paid for locally with reception.
  • A small selection of souvenirs is available for guests to purchase (including postcards and local handicrafts and snacks) in the reception area.

Guest bedroom types

Double/twin rooms: In the main hotel building at Jeris there are 27 comfortable traditional bedrooms. All guest bedrooms have an en-suite shower room, a drying cupboard and television. 

Please note: A limited amount of hairdryers are available from reception.


Image credits: Emmi Kähkönen - Harriniva Hotel and Safaris

Other options

Jeris Winter Cottage Type A

Type A winter cottages (30 square metres) are, on the whole, the closest to the hotel and are ideal for couples.

The cabins can vary in size but all sleep from two to four people in one spacious room with a sleeping alcove for two people (generally with a double bed) and a pull-out sofa bed for two more (although we recommend just one extra adult). They are all privately-owned and so the décor and style can vary, but each has a wood-burning stove, clothes drying cupboard, kitchenette, television, shower room, toilet and a private sauna.

All meals are served in the hotel restaurant.

Cabin guests will receive a small ‘starter pack’ of firewood. Further wood supplies can be purchased locally for approximately 10 euros.

Hairdryers are not provided as standard, but a limited number are available from reception.

Jeris Winter Cottage Type B

Type B winter cottages (63 square metres) sleep from four to six people. There is a living room area with kitchenette and wood-burning stove, one bedroom for two people and a mezzanine loft area (please note that this is accessed by a steep ladder) which can sleep up to four more. 

The cottages are all privately owned and so some contents and décor may vary, but all are equipped with a drying cupboard, sauna, TV, shower and toilet room.

The cosy winter cottages are located in the forests which surround Jeris; the furthest being across the quiet road and tucked in the trees around a 15-minute walk from the main building.

Cabin guests will receive a small ‘starter pack’ of firewood. Further wood supplies can be purchased locally for approximately 10 euros.

All meals are served in the hotel restaurant.

Hairdryers are not provided as standard, but a limited number are available from reception.

Jeris Winter Cottage Type C

Type C winter cottages (70 square metres) are the largest available and sleep from four to seven people. There are two bedrooms (each for two people) downstairs and a loft sleeping area for a further two (or three if you don’t mind being very cosy!) people accessed via a steep staircase.

As with all the cottages, there is a log-burning stove, clothes drying cupboard, kitchenette, sauna, TV, shower and toilet room. They can vary in layout a little and as they are privately-owned, the décor is determined by the owner’s personal choice.

They are located in the forests which surround Jeris; the furthest being across the quiet road and tucked in the trees between a 10 and 20-minute walk from the main building.

All meals are served in the hotel restaurant.

Cabin guests will receive a small ‘starter pack’ of firewood. Further wood supplies can be purchased locally for approximately 10 euros.

Hairdryers are not provided as standard, but a limited number are available from reception.


Special Nights

Overnight at Arctic Firefox Lodge

From: £175pp

For an exclusive experience, guests can choose to upgrade to the exceptional Arctic Firefox Lodge at Jeris for a night during their stay. This lakeside retreat offers panoramic views across Lake Jerisjarvi. You can spend your evening unwinding in your very own private sauna, before heading upstairs to your cosy bed, where unobstructed views of the night sky and the Arctic wilderness await. You can snuggle up in bed and gaze at the sky above you and if the Northern Lights appear above you, it really will top off this magical night. Your stay in this very special accommodation includes entry to Arctic Sauna World, bathrobes and slippers.

Prices vary depending on dates and availability. Please speak to our Travel Experts for a quotation. 

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Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £35pp

For the final night of your trip, you can choose to stay in one of Torassieppi’s beautiful snow rooms to enjoy the intricate design of this marvel of snow and ice. The Winter Village is designed and crafted anew each season and provide a unique end to your holiday.

You will be transferred to the village following dinner at your hotel, where you will be shown the snow room that is to be yours for the evening.

The next morning you will receive breakfast at the neighbouring Torassieppi Reindeer Farm before being transferred to the airport for your flight home. Depending on the timing of your flight there may be time for you to explore the scenery surrounding Torassieppi before you leave. The Winter Village borders Pallas Ylläs National Park which provides a backdrop of forests and fells.

Snow room: The Winter Village consist of 10 snow rooms inside larger snow igloos. Each room has a bed crafted from snow and ice, which is topped with a mattress and naturally insulating reindeer skins. You will also be fully equipped with an arctic grade sleeping bag to ensure you stay toasty despite the natural indoor temperature of around -5°C!

Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.

Image credits: Antti Pietikainen

Night in an Aurora Dome

From: £94pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and they're simple but warm. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see-through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood-burning stove to keep you nice and warm. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (approximately 50-100m).

Any required transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at the hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8.30/9pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

You will check-out after breakfast.

Please note: the price shown is based on your spending the first or final night of your stay in a dome and therefore not requiring a hotel room or cottage. Should you wish to spend an alternative night glamping then additional supplements will apply. Please contact one of our team for a quote.

Available: Monday - Sunday at 4 pm

Total duration: 1 night

Activity level: low

Minimum age: 12 years old

Minimum group size: 1 adult


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

Overnight in the wilderness lodge

From: £246pp

Spend Saturday night in a remote wilderness cabin, ideally situated for Aurora viewing. You will be taken to the cabin by minibus with your guide, approximately 45 minutes away and deep into nature. The wood-heated sauna will be fired up and dinner will be cooked over an open fire. This is a back-to-basics experience as the cabin is based on dormitory style accommodation. You will enjoy breakfast the next morning before returning to Jeris around 10 am.

Total duration: 1 night

Minimum group size: 4 people

Minimum age: 12 years old

Activity level: Low

Available: Saturday at 5 pm


Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.

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Our pick

Snowmobile with Net Fishing

From £140pp

After a full safety briefing with 2 people sharing each snowmobile you will depart from Jeris and head to some of the vast frozen lakes nearby. The total driving distance for the day is around 35km and you will be out between 4-5 hours. Your guide will take you to the wilderness location where the nets have been placed and show the group how to pull up the nets to retrieve the catch of the day. This is an ancient method of gathering food during the winter time for the local people and a really interesting activity to be a part of and learn more about. During the activity lunch will be cooked over the open fire (not dependent on how successful the catch of the day is!) and you will then head back to the hotel.

This programme is suitable for those aged 12 years and over.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Wednesday 10:00 am


Other options

Activities

Husky Wilderness Escape (2 nights)

From: £348pp

The original overnight husky safari offered at Jeris and it’s sister hotels has been hugely popular over the last 10+ years we have been operating holidays here. It has always been an incredible experience for anyone who has been lucky enough to take part. The only improvement people could think of upon their return to the hotel was that they wanted to stay longer and Jeris have certainly listened. We are thrilled to be able to offer this 2 night/ 3 day husky safari! You will spend 2 nights in wilderness cabins and be responsible for your own team of dogs throughout the adventure – harnessing them, feeding them and picking up after them. During this time you will cross frozen lakes and explore snowy forest trails. The route chosen each day and distance travelled will vary depending on local conditions but you will travel between a number of wilderness cabins. 

Read more about this activity

The accommodation is basic and normally the group will share a dormitory style room. Not all of the cabins have running water and electricity but it really does all add to the experience. Meals will normally be prepared on an open fire (depending on the cabins facilities) and the whole group normally get involved in collecting firewood, helping prepare any food and cleaning up afterwards. You really get out of this experience what you put in and we highly recommend rolling your sleeves up and giving everything a go – you wont regret it! You will check out of your accommodation prior to heading off on safari and the hotel will store your luggage until you return from the wilderness. Full instruction is provided so whilst prior experience is not required, this is a real adventure and you must have a reasonable level of fitness to take part as the days can be physically demanding.

This programme is suitable for those aged 18 years and over.

Duration: 3 days, 2 nights

Available: Thursday at 09.20am

Arctic Sauna World with Shaman

From: £37pp

The newly renovated Arctic Sauna World makes for the ideal little arctic oasis if you want some time to relax during your holiday.  Sauna’s are a huge part of Finnish tradition and culture, with the earliest records dating back to 7000BC! Finns often joke that the sauna is the first room built in any new houses and it is uncommon in Lapland to find a home without a sauna.   It really is a huge way of life and a real must do during your time in Finland.

During this activity you will learn about the history of the sauna and the traditions of how to relax and connect with nature. Arctic Sauna World was designed around the 4 elements: Tapio (the earth sauna), Ukko (fire sauna), Ilmatar (air sauna) and Vellamo (water sauna) represent the elements through our mythological gods and goddesses. A traditional local drink will be served and a shaman will make a ceremony calling on the power of the 4 elements.

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This programme is suitable for those aged 4 years and over.

Available: Wednesday and Friday at 9.00pm

Snow Train

From: £66pp

Step inside the cosy Snow Train carriage for an Aurora hunt into the wilderness.

Pulled along by your expert guide on a snowmobile, the Snow Train has been cunningly designed with an all-Perspex exterior to give you constant views of the night sky. As you journey further into the darkness, keep your eye out for a potential display.

You’ll also stop in a prime location to enjoy hot drinks and continue your search. Your location will be chosen based on the local weather and Aurora forecast for the evening, giving you the best possible chance of ticking the Northern Lights off your bucket list.

Duration: 1-2 hours

Available: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 9pm

Arctic Elements Sauna World

From: £21pp

Saunas are a popular and traditional Finnish pastime. The locals use it as a space for relaxation, meditation as well as mental and physical cleanliness - and Jeris is a luxurious spa facility for you to experience this in.  What’s more, Jeris prides itself on its eco-friendly approach to tourism. For example, geothermal heating is generated from the Jerisjärvi lake, electricity is 100% renewable from wind, water or solar power and the shower water is from the nearby under earth fountain.

The four saunas have been carefully themed on the four elements; earth, air, fire and water, as these are found in all traditions and shamanic wellbeing rituals.

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These elements combine to create a fifth, steamy löyly, the spirit of sauna. Each element is represented by Finnish gods or goddesses, as the protectors of the saunas:

Sauna of Tapio (Earth). Tapio is the antlered king of the forest and in this sauna, you will feel the earthly and forest surroundings of the Finnish wilderness. It is split into north, east, south and west, each providing a different kind of löyly.

Sauna of Ukko (Fire). Ukko is the king of all gods and master of lightning, fire and air. This smoke sauna is the most traditional, and a favourite among the Finns. The heating process carries the smoke throughout to create a dark colouring, smokey scent and if you choose, a fiery heat.

Sauna of Vellamo (Water). Vellamo is the goddess of water and the ruler of lakes and rivers. This sauna has a panoramic view over Lake Jeris, a holy place for Sámi people, offering a calming atmosphere. The soft and moist löyly means you can stay in for longer for extended relaxation.

Sauna of Ilmatar (Air). Ilmatar is the goddess of wind, and the first mother in the beginning of times. This sauna has no fire or thick walls - instead infrared heaters are situated inside a traditional kota for a soft and gentle heat. Think of this as half sauna, half relaxation room.

You can also choose to upgrade to the private Northern Lights sauna. Tulikettu is the mystical firefox that lights up the sky and creates the Auroras. This two-storey panorama sauna is ideally situated under the open sky with a 180-degree view over Lake Jeris. The relaxing room on the second floor has an all-sky panoramic window for a clear view of the night sky and if conditions are favourable, the Northern Lights. This sauna is perfect for private relaxation and comes with its own toilets, changing room and showers. Please ask our Artisan Travel Experts if you wish to include the Northern Lights sauna in your package.

The really brave (and healthy) can also take a dip in the icy lake waters - a technique the Finns swear by!

Minimum age: 5 years old

Available: Everyday at 1 pm

Lappish local culture

From: £124pp

Today you will visit a local reindeer farm. You will be given an insight into the lives of the herder and the importance of the reindeer to the local economy and traditions.You will have the opportunity to feed the reindeer and visit the small museum. You will also be given a short reindeer-pulled sleigh ride covering 3km and the chance to see Torassieppi Winter Village during your time here (from late December onwards). Lunch will be served in a small Lappish kota.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 5 years old

Total duration: Approximately 3.5-4 hrs

Activity level: Low

Available: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10.40 am

Ice fishing

From: £29pp

Your guide will provide you with the equipment and teach you how to drill through the thick layer of ice below. Then it’s simply a case of dropping down the line and waiting for a fish to bite!


Minimum group size: 2 adults

Trip duration: 2 hours

Available: Thursdays at 10am


Photography by Juho Kuva and Visit Finland

Overnight wilderness snowmobile safari (80km)

From: £402pp

This overnight wilderness cabin experience will see you driving your own snowmobile 50km through the Lappish forest and over frozen lakes before arriving at the cabin in the early evening. Your guide will heat the sauna by the lake and prepare a delicious meal. The cabin accommodation is in shared facilities with sleeping bags provided. In the morning, you will have breakfast at the cabin before driving back to Jeris.

Available: Saturday 3pm

Minimum age: 18 years old and must hold full valid driving licence

Howl with the huskies (Overnight Husky Safari)

From: £513pp

A true wilderness experience is in store for you, as you will be pulled through extraordinary outdoor environments covering approximately 20 to 25km each day. You will overnight in a rustic wilderness cabin and have dinner and breakfast there as well as have time to relax in a heated sauna. Lunch will be prepared over an open campfire. You will be responsible for looking after your husky team and assisting with campsite tasks, like collecting firewood.

Each cabin is slightly different from the others, with some having the most basic facilities (no running water or electricity). All are comfy and will keep you nice and warm; all the more so once the fire gets going. Everyone will sleep in a dormitory-style arrangement and helping with water and firewood collection is all part of the outdoor experience! Given the remote location of the cabins, you will be well-placed in light pollution-free zones for viewing the Northern Lights.

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All instruction and equipment are provided (including an Arctic grade sleeping bag). Each person will drive their own sled on the safari.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 18 years old

Activity level: High

Available: Friday at 9.20 am


Image credit: Laura Hodgkiss

Get on the saddle

From: £138pp

This activity is a great introduction to horse riding, whether you have never been on a horse before, you’re a beginner or you simply want a gentle journey. The guide will lead you and your horse through the nearby wintery forest to admire the beautiful scenery. The activity lasts for around 1.5-2 hours including transfers.

This programme is suitable for those aged 12 years and over.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Tuesday 9:40 am and Wednesday at 10.40 am

Northern Lights Horse Riding Safari

From: £133pp

Searching for the Northern Lights on horseback is an exciting way to get out into the wilderness and connect you to nature. If conditions are favourable, you and your horse can look up at the Auroras dancing overhead. This activity lasts for 1.5-2 hours including transfers.

Minimum group size: 2 adults, suitable for those aged 12 years and older.

Available: Thursday 8:40 pm

Tour to Torassieppi (40km Snowmobile Safari)

From: £156pp

After a full safety briefing and driving instructions by the local expert guide, you’ll be ready for your 40km snowmobiling adventure. Speed across snowy trails as you travel through forests and over frozen lakes before heading to Torassieppi Winter Village and Reindeer Farm.

You’ll firstly have the chance to meet and feed some of the resident reindeer at one of Finland’s oldest reindeer farms.

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Lunch will then be served, after which you will have the chance to explore the wonderful Winter Village with its ice sculptures, snow rooms and ice restaurant.

You shall then continue back to Jeris by snowmobile.

This trip is based on two people sharing a snowmobile but if you would like to travel with your own machine this can be arranged for a supplement so please just ask our sales team for details. You will be out for a total of around 3.5 hours.

Guides, lunch, instruction and equipment included.

Suitable for those aged 12 years and over but please note that you must be over 18 and hold a full driving licence to drive a snowmobile. 

Activity level: Medium

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Saturday at 10 am


Image credits: Antti Pietikainen

Cross-country skiing in a Winter Wonderland

From: £54pp

Learn to travel across the snow Finnish style! Your guide will teach you the basics of cross-country skiing before you head off into the nearby snowy wilderness, following the ski tracks and enjoying the beautiful scenery. You will be out for around 2 hours in total

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Trip duration: Approximately 2 hours

Available: Tuesday at 10 am and Friday at 2 pm

Reindeer sleigh Aurora experience

From: £107pp

Travel across a frozen lake on a reindeer sleigh ride (2 people per sled). With minimal light pollution, this is an ideal opportunity to view the Northern Lights should conditions be favourable. A hot drink will be served around the fire following your safari.

Group size: Minimum 2 people; 2 people per sled

Trip duration: Approximately 1-1.5 hours (including transfers)

Activity level: Low

Available: Tuesday and Thursday at 8.40 pm

Panoramic snowmobile safari

From: £95pp

During this thrilling snowmobile safari, you will explore the fells and forests around Jeris. It provides a great introduction to the area and to snowmobiling. You will cover around 30km and travel with two people per machine along trails which lead you through stunning scenery. There will be the chance to change drivers if you both have a driving licence.

Guides, instruction and equipment included.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Total duration: Approximately 2 hours

Activity level: Low

Available: Tuesday at 2 pm and Sunday at 10 am

Drive your own snowmobile: £123pp

Aurora snowmobile adventure

From: £99pp

The chances of seeing the Aurora Borealis are enhanced on this night safari by snowmobile. After a safety briefing and instruction, you will set off on your machine travelling two people per snowmobile. Covering approximately 20km you will reach the top of a nearby fell where you will enjoy a warm drink and gaze out at the night sky. You can change drivers as long as both have driving licences.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 12 years old. Please note: snowmobile drivers must be at least 18 years old and hold a full driving licence

Activity level: Low

Total duration: Approximately 2 hours

Available: Monday and Friday at 9 pm

Husky safari - Tour de Torassieppi (15km)

From: £132pp

This is a wonderful safari for those who have not tried dog sledding before. You will meet with the eager dogs and receive instruction on driving a team. You shall then hit the trails for a 15km safari. You will travel two people per sled with opportunities to switch between driver and passenger.

Guides, instruction and equipment included.

Minimum group size: 2 people

Minimum age: 12 years old

Total duration: 3 hours (approximately)

Activity level: Medium

Available: Monday at 9.45 am; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1.45 pm

Husky safari (25km)

From: £288pp

After getting to know the huskies at the sled dog centre, you will be given full instruction and a safety briefing. Your guide will then lead the way on to the trails for a 25km safari in the wilds with everyone taking control of their own team of eager dogs. This is an unforgettable dog sledding experience and a real adventure. A picnic lunch is served around an open fire.

Total duration: approximately 5-6 hours

Minimum group size: 2 people (you will travel with one person per sled and drive your own team of dogs) 

Minimum age: 15 years old

Activity level: High

Available: Thursday at 9.50 am

Snowshoe walk in the national park

From: £78pp

Experience the traditional way of travelling over thick snow (without sinking up to your waist!). This walk is led by a guide who will take you into the Pallas National Park area. This is the biggest fell region in West Lapland and it is renowned for its spectacular scenery and beautiful views. You will also visit Pallas Nature Centre if opening hours allow.

Lunch is included back at Jeris.

Total duration: Approximately 4 hours (including transfers)

Minimum age: 12 years old

Minimum group size: 2 people

Activity level: Medium

Available: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10 am

Aurora snowshoeing hunt

From: £58pp

This Aurora hunting session will see your guide lead you on foot as you use snowshoes and headlamp to navigate your way to an ideal Aurora viewpoint. Warm drinks will be served as you watch the skies for a potential Northern Lights display.

Total duration: 2-3 hours

Minimum age: 12 years old

Minimum group size: 2 people

Activity level: Medium

Available: Thursday and Saturday at 9 pm

Secrets of the Northern Lights

From: £17pp

The myths, legends and science surrounding the Northern Lights are all deeply fascinating and during this workshop, you’ll learn all about the incredible natural display.

Your expert guide will answer any questions you have and will try and give you a better understanding of this remarkable phenomenon.

The workshop lasts approximately 1 hour.

Activity level: Low

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 12 years old

Available: Monday and Friday at 4 pm


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Little Extras

Fat biking - rental

From: £29pp

Exploring Lapland by fat bike is an increasingly popular pastime and allows you to travel greater distances than you can perhaps manage by snowshoe or on cross-country skis. The wide tyres (hence the name) provide the grip you need to travel across the snow and experience the peace and quiet of your surroundings.

This is an unaccompanied activity and you are free to choose your own route; the staff at reception will have suitable route suggestions that start at the hotel. 

Helmets are provided.


Credit: Antti Pietikainen

Cross-country ski hire

From: £9pp

You can hire cross-country skis from the hotel and hit the trails independently. You should have some previous experience of cross-country skiing to do this and you should also ensure that you get trail information and maps from reception before departing.

Available: Daily

Snowshoe hire

From: £9pp

Snowshoes allow you to explore areas covered in snow with greater ease. You may like to hire some during your stay to explore independently. You should always ensure that you get trail information and maps from reception before departing.

Available: Daily

Special Nights

Overnight at Arctic Firefox Lodge

From: £175pp

For an exclusive experience, guests can choose to upgrade to the exceptional Arctic Firefox Lodge at Jeris for a night during their stay. This lakeside retreat offers panoramic views across Lake Jerisjarvi. You can spend your evening unwinding in your very own private sauna, before heading upstairs to your cosy bed, where unobstructed views of the night sky and the Arctic wilderness await. You can snuggle up in bed and gaze at the sky above you and if the Northern Lights appear above you, it really will top off this magical night. Your stay in this very special accommodation includes entry to Arctic Sauna World, bathrobes and slippers.

Prices vary depending on dates and availability. Please speak to our Travel Experts for a quotation. 

Credit Harriniva Hotels and Safaris

Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £35pp

For the final night of your trip, you can choose to stay in one of Torassieppi’s beautiful snow rooms to enjoy the intricate design of this marvel of snow and ice. The Winter Village is designed and crafted anew each season and provide a unique end to your holiday.

You will be transferred to the village following dinner at your hotel, where you will be shown the snow room that is to be yours for the evening.

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The next morning you will receive breakfast at the neighbouring Torassieppi Reindeer Farm before being transferred to the airport for your flight home. Depending on the timing of your flight there may be time for you to explore the scenery surrounding Torassieppi before you leave. The Winter Village borders Pallas Ylläs National Park which provides a backdrop of forests and fells.

Snow room: The Winter Village consist of 10 snow rooms inside larger snow igloos. Each room has a bed crafted from snow and ice, which is topped with a mattress and naturally insulating reindeer skins. You will also be fully equipped with an arctic grade sleeping bag to ensure you stay toasty despite the natural indoor temperature of around -5°C!

Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.

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Night in an Aurora Dome

From: £94pp

The remarkable Aurora Domes offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and they're simple but warm. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see-through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood-burning stove to keep you nice and warm. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (approximately 50-100m).

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Any required transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at the hotel, prior to transferring to your dome at approximately 8.30/9pm; from early January onwards, you will check-in at approximately 4 pm and have dinner at Torassieppi. If you are staying at an Aurora Dome in Jeris, check-in is approximately 4 pm throughout the season and you will have dinner at Jeris as well.

You will check-out after breakfast.

Please note: the price shown is based on your spending the first or final night of your stay in a dome and therefore not requiring a hotel room or cottage. Should you wish to spend an alternative night glamping then additional supplements will apply. Please contact one of our team for a quote.

Available: Monday - Sunday at 4 pm

Total duration: 1 night

Activity level: low

Minimum age: 12 years old

Minimum group size: 1 adult


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Overnight in the wilderness lodge

From: £246pp

Spend Saturday night in a remote wilderness cabin, ideally situated for Aurora viewing. You will be taken to the cabin by minibus with your guide, approximately 45 minutes away and deep into nature. The wood-heated sauna will be fired up and dinner will be cooked over an open fire. This is a back-to-basics experience as the cabin is based on dormitory style accommodation. You will enjoy breakfast the next morning before returning to Jeris around 10 am.

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Total duration: 1 night

Minimum group size: 4 people

Minimum age: 12 years old

Activity level: Low

Available: Saturday at 5 pm


Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.

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On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Pricing note: prices are per person and based on 2 adults sharing a hotel room. Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation if you have any other requirements.

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Sun 03 Jan 2021
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Sun 10 Jan 2021
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Sun 17 Jan 2021
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Sun 14 Feb 2021
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Sun 28 Feb 2021
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Sun 07 Mar 2021
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Sun 21 Mar 2021
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Sun 28 Mar 2021
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Adults£ 1,295

Please note: Our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

Next season’s pre-sale dates and prices

To secure your holiday for next season, you can make a pre-sale booking and fix the price of your trip at the pre-sale price displayed below. Simply by paying an initial deposit of £100pp, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain preliminary and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed, you will then have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. A further deposit payment will be due at the time of us confirming the trip details to you. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your full deposit payment. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

Dates
Sun 02 Jan 2022
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Adults£ 1,395
Sun 09 Jan 2022
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Sun 16 Jan 2022
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Sun 23 Jan 2022
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Sun 30 Jan 2022
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Sun 06 Feb 2022
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Sun 13 Feb 2022
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Sun 20 Feb 2022
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Sun 27 Feb 2022
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Sun 06 Mar 2022
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Sun 13 Mar 2022
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Sun 20 Mar 2022
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Sun 27 Mar 2022
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Sun 03 Apr 2022
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The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

The minimum number of participants required for most activities is simply 1 person with a maximum of around 24 taking part. For some departure dates, however, a minimum of 8 people may be required for this holiday to operate. Please contact our travel experts for details.

Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum and maximum age

If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.

Unless otherwise stated in the in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Artisan holiday is typically 8 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

Insurance

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Brexit information for British Passport holders

For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website: https://www.artisantravel.co.uk/booking-conditions

Trip Specific Terms and Conditions

Minimum accommodation occupancy:

Cabin A: price is based on 2 adults sharing a cabin (minimum occupancy for a cabin A is 2 adults)
Cabin B: price is based on 4 adults sharing (minimum occupancy for a cabin B is 4 adults)
Cabin C: price is based on 4 adults sharing (minimum occupancy for a cabin C is 4 adults)

Traveller Reviews

Tailor Made Week in Lapland 03 March 2019 by Ketan & Varsha Faldu

The husky activity was in my opinion the best. Excellent dogs very well trained as was the whole experience.

Tailor-made week in Lapland 22 January 2018 by Mark and Andrea King

The 100km snowmobile safari was a highlight - if this tour does not fulfil your yearning for a day on the snow then live in your freezer and buy your own skidòo.

The whole experience was magical 21 January 2018 by Gillian Turcan and David Fairbairn

The whole experience was magical, but the 2 day overnight husky tour was everything I hoped for.

Can't fault anything, we have travelled all over the world and my husband said this was his best holiday ever. Praise indeed. And we agreed 03 March 2016 by Ian and Barbara Wright (& friends)

THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER, it’s the only way I can describe our week. Yes we were very lucky and saw the Northern Lights 5 nights out of the 7 we were there and it was the main reason we went. But the Hotel, people and the other activities we did made it special as well. There were 4 of us and we have not laughed so much and enjoyed ourselves so much in one week. I can only recommend Artisan Travel,
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the resort Jeris and the people who made it so, so special for us. Thank You.
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