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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). 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

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.

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

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

Please note: for 2022/23, it is likely that the domes will only be operating in Torassieppi.


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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Snowmobile with Net Fishing (Jeris only)

From £146pp

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 3-4 hours in total. 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 wintertime 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.

Minimum group size: 2 people

Minimum age: 12 years old

Tour duration: Approximately 3-4 hours including lunch

Available: Wednesday 10:00 am


Other options

Activities

Arctic Sauna World with Shaman

From: £39pp

The newly renovated Arctic Sauna World at Jeris makes for the ideal little arctic oasis if you want some time to relax during your holiday.  Saunas 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 house 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 four 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 four elements.

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

Available: Wednesday and Friday at 9.00 pm (Jeris); Wednesday and Friday at 8:20 pm (Harriniva, includes transfers)

Snow Train

From: £69pp

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 a snack by an open fire 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: approximately 2 hours in total

Available: Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm (Jeris)

Lappish local culture

From: £129pp

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 and visit the small museum. You will also be given a short reindeer-pulled sleigh ride covering approximately 3km and the chance to see Torassieppi Winter Village during your time here (from late December onwards). Lunch will be served in a traditional Lappish kota.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 4 years old

Total duration: approximately 4 hrs in total including transfers

Available: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 10.40 am (Jeris) and at 10.20 am (Harriniva)

Ice fishing

From: £31pp

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! A hot drink is included.


Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 5 years

Trip duration: approximately 2 hours

Available: Thursday at 10am (Jeris); Tuesday at 10 am and Sunday at 1pm (Harriniva)


Photography by Juho Kuva and Visit Finland

Howl with the huskies (Overnight Husky Safari)

From: £537pp

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

Available: Friday at 9.20 am (Jeris; includes transfers); Friday 10 am (Harriniva)


Image credit: Laura Hodgkiss

Traditional Lappish Dinner

From: £10pp

Spend the evening by the crackling, open fire, enjoying local dishes in Jeris’ cosy lakeside restaurant.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 12 years old

Tour duration: Approximately 1.5 hours

Available: Monday and Friday at 7pm


Image credit:  Antti Pietikainen

Tour to the Reindeer Farm (40km Snowmobile Safari)

From: £164pp

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 the reindeer farm.

You’ll have the chance to meet and feed some of the resident reindeer at one of Finland’s oldest reindeer farms. Lunch will be served before you continue your way back to your hotel 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 (including lunch).

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. 

Total duration: approximately 3.5 hours in total including lunch

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 12 years old

Available: Saturday at 10 am (Jeris); Thursday and Saturday at 10 am (Harriniva)


Image credits: Antti Pietikainen

Cross-country skiing

From: £56pp

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

Minimum age: 5 years

Trip duration: Approximately 2 hours

Available: Thursday at 10 am (Jeris); Monday at 10 am and Thursday and Sunday at 2 pm (Harriniva)

Reindeer sleigh Aurora experience

From: £112pp

Travel through the forest 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

Minimum age: 12 years old

Trip duration: approximately 1.5 hours (including transfers)

Available: Tuesday and Thursday at 8.40pm (Jeris) and at 8.20pm (Harriniva)

Panoramic snowmobile safari

From: £99pp

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 that lead you through stunning scenery. There will be the chance to change drivers if you both have a driving licence and are 18 years or over.

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 4 years old

Total duration: approximately 2 hours

Available: Tuesday at 2pm and Sunday at 10am (Jeris); Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 1.30pm and Sunday at 10am (Harriniva)

Aurora snowmobile adventure

From: £103pp

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. You will cover approximately 20km and enjoy a warm drink and gaze out at the night sky. You can change drivers as long as both have driving licences and are at least 18 years old.

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

Total duration: approximately 2 hours

Available: Monday and Friday at 9pm (Jeris); Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9pm (Harriniva)

Husky safari - Tour de Torassieppi (15km) (Jeris only)

From: £138pp

This is a wonderful safari for those who have not tried dog sledding before. After a short transfer, 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.

Minimum group size: 2 people

Minimum age: 12 years old

Total duration: 3 hours (approximately) including transfers

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

It's a Husky Day (25km Husky Safari)

From: £301pp

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 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

Available: Thursday at 9.50am (Jeris; includes transfers); Thursday 10.30am (Harriniva)

Northern Lights Husky Safari

From: £138pp

Search for the Northern Lights while dog sledding through the silent wilderness.

Following a safety briefing, you’ll set off with your own team of dogs, riding 2 people per sled, in search of the Aurora.

Total duration: approximately 2.5 hours in total

Minimum age: 12 years old

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 8.40 pm (Jeris; includes transfers); Friday at 10 am (Harriniva)

Snowshoe walk in the national park (Jeris only)

From: £82pp

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. 

Lunch is included back at Jeris.

Total duration: approximately 4 hours (including transfers and lunch at Jeris)

Minimum age: 4 years old

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10 am

Aurora snowshoeing hunt

From: £61pp

This Aurora hunting session will see your guide lead you on foot as you use snowshoes and headlamps 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: approximately 2-3 hours

Minimum age: 12 years old

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Available: Monday, Thursday and Saturday at 9 pm (Jeris and Harriniva)

Secrets of the Northern Lights

From: £18pp

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.

Duration: the workshop lasts approximately 1 hour

Minimum group size: 2 adults

Minimum age: 12 years old

Available: Monday and Friday at 4pm (Jeris and Harriniva)


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

Little Extras

Arctic Elements Sauna World

From: £22pp

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.  

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.

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

Minimum age: 4 years old

Duration: approximately 3 hours

Available: every day at 1pm (Jeris); Tuesdays and Saturdays at 3:30pm (Harriniva, includes transfers)

Fat biking - rental

From: £31pp

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

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.

Image credits: Antti Pietikainen

Night in an Aurora Dome

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).

Read more about this activity

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

Please note: for 2022/23, it is likely that the domes will only be operating in Torassieppi.


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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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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