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Escape to Jeris in the heart of Finnish Lapland and find everything that you hoped Lapland would offer: log fires, peaceful lakeside trails and a fabulous range of outdoor winter activities. This holiday includes an encounter with reindeer, a tour of a snow village, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and a Northern Lights hunt.

What's included?

  • Duration: 7 nights
  • 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 are included
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in Hotel Jeris Winter Cottage Type A (upgrade available to larger cabins)
  • The following activities and equipment are included: husky safari, Aurora workshop, snowshoeing, ice fishing, Winter Village and reindeer, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling adventure, use of the lakeside spa during your stay (order of activities subject to change)
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors
  • Dedicated Artisan Travel Company representative

This Jeris itinerary brilliantly captures the essence of Finnish Lapland. Our trusted guides will make sure you get to experience the most popular and unique experiences the area has to offer.

This holiday is designed as an escape from the every day and includes a host of unforgettable activities and encounters which will leave you feeling refreshed and exhilarated.

You will meet a reindeer herder and find out about their way of life and the importance of their animals before taking to a sleigh for a three-kilometre-long ride through the forests with the reindeer pulling you along. An unforgettable husky safari will really provide you with a connection to this area, while a snowmobile safari will take you further afield, pushing adrenaline levels higher.

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing activities are both included, giving you the means to explore independently later in your stay should you wish. On one evening, a Northern Lights workshop and camp will have you fully prepared for spotting the Aurora, should they make an appearance. A visit to Torassieppi Winter Village, to marvel at its frozen rooms and ice sculptures, is also in the itinerary.

At the end of each day, you can relax by the fire in your winter cottage and enjoy your own private sauna.

For an extra-special end to your holiday in Finland, why not spend the night in one of the snow rooms at Torassieppi Winter Village, or in one of the stunning Aurora Domes which offer wonderful views of the night sky? Details of both options can be found in the 'Personalise' section of the holiday page.

Please note: this itinerary is shared with our sister company Activities Abroad and is popular with families during the school holidays.  If a child free holiday is important to your party when travelling, please speak to our travel experts for recommendations.


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Key facts

Duration:7 nights
Pace:Balanced
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  • Upon arrival at Kittilä Airport, you will be transferred to Hotel Jeris which is around 45 minutes away. You can check into your cosy winter cottage accommodation before a welcome dinner in the hotel restaurant.

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • Things get off to a relaxing start today – after breakfast, you will have the morning to make yourself at home and explore the beautiful winter surroundings. Lunch will be served in the restaurant and you’ll need to fuel up for the adventures ahead later in the afternoon.

    After a transfer, it is time for you to experience the joy of dog sledding. You will meet with the eager huskies and enjoy a tour of the sled - dog centre. Full instruction will be provided before you hit the trails for a 17km safari with the dogs, travelling two people per sled. You can swap between driver and passenger at the midway point so you both get to take in the full experience.

    Tonight, following dinner, your guide will give you a better understanding of the science and mythology which surround the Northern Lights. Afterwards, they will lead you to a nearby Aurora viewpoint where you will build a campfire and toast marshmallows whilst waiting patiently for a potential Aurora display.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Today is all about two popular pastimes in Finland: snowshoeing and ice fishing.

    After breakfast, you will go snowshoeing, one of the oldest forms of travel in Lapland. The shoes allow you to explore areas of the wilderness that would otherwise be inaccessible in deep snow.

    In the afternoon, you will try your hand at ice fishing once lunch is done. On a frozen lake, your guide will help you drill through the ice and will provide hints and tips to help you lure in the fish.

    After your activities, you will have time to relax in your private sauna before dinner.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Torassieppi Reindeer Farm and Winter Village are situated only 10 minutes from Jeris and provide guests with a wonderful experience.

    Here, after breakfast, you will visit a farmhouse that dates back to 1847 and a small reindeer herding museum. After looking around, you will be able to try your hand at reindeer lassoing and drive a reindeer-pulled sleigh through the forests during a 3km sleigh ride.

    After your reindeer encounters it’s only a short walk to the winter village where the ice restaurant, bar and sculptures await. You will get the chance to explore the impressive structures before lunch is served in the Ice Restaurant.

    Back at Jeris, you can enjoy some time in the sauna before dinner.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • After breakfast, it will be time to put on the cross-country skis. You will see families and adults alike taking to the trails around Jeris on skis and after a lesson with your guide, it will be your turn to enjoy the feeling of gliding through the forest.

    After lunch back at the hotel, it’s time to up the adrenaline a little during a snowmobile safari. You will be given full driving instruction prior to setting off travelling two people per machine (you must have a driving licence to drive a snowmobile). You will cover around 30km over frozen lakes and through the delightful fell scenery.

    Dinner will be had back at the hotel.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Today is free for you to spend however you wish. You can relax in the spa pools or smoke sauna or head out for some independent exploration on snowshoes or skis (can be hired locally).

    Additional activities may be available should you wish to try your favourite again (payable locally).

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Today will once again be free for you to spend however you wish. You can relax, explore or take part in additional activities.

    This evening a very special Finnish dinner will be served at the hotel.

    You may also like to upgrade and spend your final night either in a snow room at Torassieppi Winter Village or in one of the unique Aurora Domes. See the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page for details.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • Today it is time to say farewell and you will be transferred to the airport following breakfast for your return flights home.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Jeris Hotel and Type A Winter Cottages

Nights: 1-7

Jeris occupies an enviable position on the shore of Lake Jerisjärvi in a remote destination 20km from the nearest village.  It has some fantastic facilities including spa pools and an excellent restaurant. Its secluded location, far from any light pollution, ensures Jeris has excellent Northern Lights potential. Jeris consists of a central hotel building and a selection of 32 winter cottages tucked away in the snowy woodland that surrounds it.

Jeris Winter Cottages Type A

The Type A Winter Cottages (36 square metres) are generally located around a 5 - 10-minute walk from the main hotel building. The cottages are ideal for those looking for a private retreat.

The cottages can vary slightly in size but all can sleep two to four people. They consist of one spacious room with a sleeping alcove for two people and a pull out sofa bed for two more. All the cottages are privately owned; consequently, the decor and style can vary. Each cottage contains a cosy wood burning stove, a kitchenette, a television, a shower room and a private sauna.

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

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


Other options

Jeris Winter Cottage Type B

The Type B Winter Cottages (63 square metres) are situated a 15-minute walk from the main hotel building and we would recommend these for groups of four or more adults. The cottage consists of a bedroom for two people and a loft area which can sleep up to four more. The cottages can vary slightly in size but every cottage is equipped with a kitchenette, a wood-burning stove, a shower room, a toilet and a private sauna. All the cottages are privately owned; consequently, the style and decor can vary. Each cottage offers a comfortable and welcoming retreat.

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

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

Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation.


Image credits: Emmi Kähkönen - Harriniva Hotel and Safaris

Jeris Winter Cottage Type C

Perfect for groups of five to seven people, the Type C Winter Cottages (70 square metres) are the largest available. These cottages are situated around a 20-minute walk from the main hotel building. Although the size of the cottage can vary slightly, each cottage has two bedrooms (each bedroom will sleep two people.) The loft of the cottage has a sleeping alcove, which will sleep a further three people. As they are privately owned the cottages vary in decor and style but each has the same facilities. These include a kitchenette, a wood-burning stove, a shower room, a toilet and a private sauna.

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

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

Please contact our Travel Experts for a quotation.


Image credits: Emmi Kähkönen - Harriniva Hotel and Safaris

Special Nights

Overnight in an Aurora Dome

From: £142pp

You can choose to upgrade to spend the night in a lakeside Aurora Dome at Torassieppi or Jeris.

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).

Transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your 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.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

Total duration: 1 night

Minimum group size: 2 people

Activity level: Low

Available: Daily at 4 pm or 8:30/9:00 pm (as explained above)


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 credit: Antti Pietikainen

Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £84pp

Spend a memorable night in a traditional snow igloo room within Torassieppi Winter Village. Snow structures and igloos have been used for centuries as a form of protection from the Arctic weather and whilst the outside temperatures can plummet, inside they remain more moderate.

Your bed may be made of snow and ice but your thick sleeping bags and mattresses will ensure a warm night.

Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your snow igloo room in the evening at approximately 8.30/9pm. The toilet and sauna facilities are approximately 200 metres’ walk away. You will check out after breakfast.

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.30/9pm


Please note: as activity schedules can be subject to change we may be unable to confirm the exact night that you will spend at Torassieppi although every effort will be made to accommodate specific requests they cannot be guaranteed. Your final itinerary including confirmation of the date of your stay at Torassieppi will be confirmed upon arrival in Finland.

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.

Please contact us for a quotation.


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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Overnight in an Aurora Dome

From £142pp

You can choose to upgrade to spend the night in a lakeside Aurora Dome at Torassieppi or Jeris.

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).

Transfers and breakfast are included. For December dates at Torassieppi, you will have dinner at your 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.

At both locations, you will check-out after breakfast.

Total duration: 1 night

Minimum group size: 2 people

Activity level: Low

Available: Daily at 4 pm or 8:30/9:00 pm (as explained above)


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 credit: Antti Pietikainen

Other options

Special Nights

Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

From: £84pp

Spend a memorable night in a traditional snow igloo room within Torassieppi Winter Village. Snow structures and igloos have been used for centuries as a form of protection from the Arctic weather and whilst the outside temperatures can plummet, inside they remain more moderate.

Your bed may be made of snow and ice but your thick sleeping bags and mattresses will ensure a warm night.

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Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your snow igloo room in the evening at approximately 8.30/9pm. The toilet and sauna facilities are approximately 200 metres’ walk away. You will check out after breakfast.

Available: Monday to Sunday at 8.30/9pm


Please note: as activity schedules can be subject to change we may be unable to confirm the exact night that you will spend at Torassieppi although every effort will be made to accommodate specific requests they cannot be guaranteed. Your final itinerary including confirmation of the date of your stay at Torassieppi will be confirmed upon arrival in Finland.

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.

Please contact us for a quotation.


Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

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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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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 £50pp, 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. Should you wish to proceed, the remaining deposit will be payable at this stage. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp 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.

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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum group size 2; maximum 22 (approximately)

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 numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Minimum age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the dates and prices section of the holiday page, under ‘Terms’.

Unless otherwise stated in the dates and prices section of the holiday page, under ‘Terms’, 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

Single supplements

Please note that some of our holidays may incur a single supplement. Please speak to one of our Travel Experts who will provide you with a quotation. 

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.

Pregnancy

If you are pregnant at the time of booking your holiday or you discover you are pregnant prior to your departure, firstly – congratulations! Secondly – please tell us as soon as possible. This situation does arise, and we are able to advise you both from our own first-hand experience and from discussing this at length with our expert local partners who have experience in this area. The more notice you can give us the better, in order to suggest any adaptions to the itinerary you have booked which will reduce the risk to both mother and baby. Please contact our customer service team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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.

Reduced mobility

If you have a reduced level of mobility, then please contact our Travel Experts to discuss the suitability of this holiday in relation to your requirements.

Experience and fitness
Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition are provided for all activities and you do not need to have any previous experience. For example, you need never have set foot on a pair of skis of any kind before a cross-country ski tour. We have adults of all ages and fitness levels taking part in our holidays.

We do highlight certain itineraries where an increased level of fitness is required. If you have any questions at all with regards to fitness levels please get in touch and talk to one of our experts. You can find further details in our trip preparation section online. You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

Guides and safety
It is essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided. Nobody knows the environment better than our activity providers who work here almost every day.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience are unsurpassed. If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides, please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

There may be rare occasions when our guides consider local conditions unsuitable for a certain activity. Hence, your itinerary may be subject to change at short notice, but we will always endeavour to firstly find a replacement on the day and secondly, to provide the cancelled activity later in your stay whenever possible. Very occasionally it proves impossible to provide the activity in which case you will be refunded when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

You must inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your participation in an activity at the time of booking.

Booking activities locally and equipment hire

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.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities is always subject to change and guests will be provided with their final itinerary upon arrival.

Car hire
If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card. Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Travel Safety and 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.

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.

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 3 adults sharing (minimum occupancy for a cabin B is 3 adults)
Cabin C: price is based on 4 adults sharing (minimum occupancy for a cabin C is 4 adults)

Traveller Reviews

Fabulous Holiday 03 April 2018 by Heather & John Maltson

We did the 7 night Highlights of Lapland tour, staying at Jeris in a cabin.First off, you will look at the prices and wonder whether it is worth it. It is worth every penny and we’ve had one of our best ever holidays. So much so, we are seriously thinking of returning next year. Artisan helped us with what trip was best for us, they answered all our silly questions such as would the thermal
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suits fit us and everything went according to plan. I was nervous we only had a 50 minute connection in Helsinki but this worked fine, even though we were 15 minutes late arriving the next flight waited for a handful of passengers. The dossier and online folder was excellent with all the information you might need.The only suggestion I would make to the packing list is to recommend a balaclava that covers the nose and lets you breathe. I found the open face ones from the hotel meant my nose was cold at night whilst waiting for the Northern Lights! The cabins are cosy, beds are comfy but not deluxe and the food was very good indeed given everything has to be transported there. There was ample selections for our full board and we enjoyed everything we had. The shower, sauna and log burner were all really good quality and made it feel a real Finnish experience. You are not going here for 5 star hotel treatment, the 5 star is the location, scenery and sense of awe you have whilst out skiing or with the huskies and snowmobiles. I would not hesitate in recommending Artisan Travel.
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Winter Cottage Escape 04 February 2018 by Ruth Lee and Naomi Starling

It was well run and we were well looked after and could completely switch off and relax. It was a special holiday for us being our honeymoon and we came home thinking what a wonderful trip.

Really enjoyed the holiday 31 January 2018 by Ann and Trevor Randall

We are a retired couple and it was great to experience the opportunity of challenge at a point in our lives when most people consider we should be "hanging up our boots". I was very apprehensive, and although I have travelled a lot, have never experienced a holiday like this one! I feel you really need to commit to it and throw yourself into it! I am so glad we did this. It has really made us
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think.
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A holiday of a lifetime 26 February 2017 by Kerry & Karl Liddle

Overall we have had a brilliant week. It was all we hoped it would be and more! For me the food was lovely but my husband is not a great fish lover, so the choice was more limited for him, although he did eat it and enjoy it! Our most enjoyable activity is a toss-up between the husky sledge ride and the snowmobiles. These were the two reasons I booked this holiday and both came up to expectations.
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Neither were just a quick ride so you felt you had time to get to grips with steering etc. The scenery was stunning! Seeing the Northern Lights was the icing on the cake. We booked this holiday a year ago, and after looking forward to it for so long, the worry was it would not come up to expectations, but it was brilliant.
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All that we imagined and more! 19 February 2017 by The Lock Family

Loved the location, activities well organised and great fun. Small group feel which added to the holiday. The husky ride has to be the most exhilarating. But the choice of activities was good. None of the activities were rushed it was good to spend 2 or more hours at each. Thank you, it was all that we imagined and more!

Thanks for a wonderful holiday 19 February 2017 by Lyz Jones & Markus Blease

What a fantastic time we had, it was wonderful. Saw the Aurora Borealis twice! It was a fantastic trip, well organised, great guides and well run with a wonderful variety of activities which gave us a really good insight into life in Finnish Lapland. The scenery was magnificent. We loved it all but our favourites were the Husky adventure, the Aurora husky, when we saw the lights and the reindeer
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farm and local culture. Thanks for a wonderful holiday - didn't want to come home. We are saving up now for a husky safari and want come to go back to Jeris Hotelli next year and take a husky overnight safari.
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A truly memorable experience 19 February 2017 by Julia and Mark Hill

Overall our trip was above our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. I do hope we can travel with Artisan in the future. Many thanks for a truly memorable experience.

A superb selection of activities for anyone new to Finnish Lapland 12 February 2017 by Simon and Sally Mounsey

We were on the Highlights of Lapland programme which is a superb selection of activities for anyone new to Finnish Lapland. It is difficult to fault what was laid on for us and that's reflected in the high scores given across the board. There was almost no choice when it came to meals but, for us, this was hardly a problem because we liked almost everything we were served. Difficult to pick out
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the best activity. It was the variety of different activities laid on that made the holiday special. Snowmobiling was exhilarating as was the husky driving. Reindeer rides, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and the talks on local culture and Northern Lights were great. Ice-fishing was uneventful! However, no-one expected it to be the most exciting part of the programme and it wasn't oversold. All our group stuck with it for the two hours although it was only 250m from the hotel. Without a doubt, the most important single element in making the holiday wonderful was the people who delivered it. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful and our log cabin was the perfect place to chill after the strenuous days. Special mention has to be made of our activities guide Darren who accompanied us for absolutely everything except the ice-fishing. His knowledge and enthusiasm were extraordinary and he made a great holiday into an unforgettable one.
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Absolutely no faults at all 08 January 2017 by Malcolm and Rhian Sharp

Everything about this holiday was planned expertly, from the information in "my account" to flights, pick-ups, hotel, trips, activities - absolutely everything went to plan and we knew exactly when and where we had to be at any time - absolutely no faults at all. I cannot reiterate how professional and organised everything was. Our guide, for the week Darren, was superb - very knowledgeable, and
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guided us through all activities with full health and safety briefings, etc. Your representative at the resort, Katrina was also superb and available if required.
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Brilliant holiday 02 January 2017 by Bethan Lewis and Christopher Bell

Brilliant holiday - with the added bonus of seeing the Northern Lights on three occasions.

Our trip to Lapland was fantastic 20 March 2016 by Carol & Kevin Loveridge

Our trip to Lapland was fantastic. The staff at the Hotel Jeris were so friendly and helpful. Katrina from your company was very helpful and friendly. I would love to come back one day since this was my first snow adventure and enjoyed every minute of it----even the times I fell with the snowshoes. There are so many good things about your company and the destination. Hopefully, I will see you
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again.
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