All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, meals, cold weather clothing and guides; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 1105

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Suitable for: Anybody aged 5 years or over (younger children may join the holiday, but may not be able to participate in all the activities). Please see terms for details
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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
  • Accommodation: 7 nights' hotel accommodation (upgrades to winter cottages are available)
  • Meals: half board
  • Activities: choose from our extensive range which is detailed in the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page (activities are all priced individually). The order of activities you select is subject to change
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors for any activities
  • Services of our local representative

Jeris is a wonderful family winter holiday destination for those who want to escape from everyday life and immerse themselves in the scenery of Lapland. The experiences on offer here encapsulate some of the best family-friendly activities around and are sure to delight the entire family.

Jeris offers spacious hotel rooms or a choice of three styles of winter cottage to suit families of varying sizes. The cottages are a short walk from the main building but offer guests their own private sauna, kitchenette and log burner – they provide a real home from home for families.

The activities on offer at Jeris range from dog sledding and snowmobiling through to reindeer safaris and ice fishing – there is something for all of the family to enjoy. Many people also find simple pleasures such as some good old-fashioned snowball fights and sledging a real family treat.

You have total control over your holiday during this family winter pick and mix, as you can choose the activities you wish to participate in. Subject to flight and accommodation availability you can usually travel at any time throughout the winter season from January onwards (book early for any time around half term, though). The activity holiday price includes seven nights in a hotel room (winter cottages are charged at a supplement), half board and all of your winter clothing for the duration of your stay. The price also includes your flights and transfers and on some departure dates, you will see that direct flights from Gatwick are available.

Please note: Many activities require a minimum number of participants in order to run so all activities are subject to availability. 

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Special Nights

Aurora Glamping Overnight

An Aurora Dome is not only a memorable accommodation choice for the night, it’s also one of the cosiest Northern Lights hunts you and your family will partake in!

This luxury tent has a see-through sidewall to give you a constant view of the beautiful wilderness and if conditions are favourable, the Auroras dancing just outside!

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

Toilet, sauna and shower facilities are easily accessible just 100m away.

Minimum age: 5 years old

Available: Every day from 4 pm


Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

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  • Snow Train

    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.

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    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 family's bucket list.

    Duration: approximately 2 hours

    Minimum group size: 2 people

    Minimum age: 12 years old

    Available: Tuesday and Thursday at 9pm (Jeris) and Monday at 9 pm and Friday at 10 pm (Harriniva)

    From £69 per adult
    From £42 per child

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

    Today you’ll visit the Torassieppi husky farm just a short transfer away from Jeris and enjoy a magical 15km sleigh ride. This is a wonderful safari for families to enjoy and gives an excellent introduction to husky safaris. You will travel two people per sled with opportunities to switch between driver and passenger.

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    Total duration: approximately 3 hours in total including transfers

    Minimum age: 12 years old (children will travel in a sled)

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

    Available: Monday at 09.45 am and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 1.45 pm


    Image credits: Antti Pietikainen
    From: £138 per adult
    From: £83 per child
  • Arctic Sauna World

    This may well be a favourite with the grownups as this trip is all about relaxation as you enjoy the lakeside well-being facilities.

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    Saunas are a traditional Finnish pastime and at Jeris, you can enjoy the wonderful lakeside surroundings as well as the different sauna experiences. 

    The four saunas each represent the four elements; earth, air, fire and water, as these are found in all traditions and shamanic wellbeing rituals. 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. Created from wood, tiles and natural stone, the sauna is split into four areas, north, east, south and west, each providing a different kind of löyly from mild to hot.

    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 wood 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, with its waters reflecting light onto the sauna walls it offers an incredibly 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. Made from wood and natural stone, 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 very brave (and healthy) can also take an adventurous dip into the ice pool!

    Minimum age: 4 years old

    Available: Open everyday from 1pm (Jeris) and Tuesday and Saturday at 3.30pm (Harriniva; includes transfer)

    From: £22 per adult
    From: £13 per child
  • Traditional Lappish Dinner (Jeris only)

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

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    Minimum age: 12 years old 

    Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours

    Minimum group size: 2 people

    Available: Monday and Friday at 7 pm


    Image: Antti Pietikainen
    From: £10 per adult
    From: £10 per child
  • Get on the saddle

    For a brilliant introduction to horse riding, whether some of the family have done it before or if you’re all complete beginners, there are few more scenic places than Lapland.

    You will follow your guide on a gentle journey through the nearby wintery forest. The activity lasts for around 1.5-2hours including transfers.

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

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

    Available: Tuesday 9:40 am 

    From: £138 per adult
    From: £83 per child
  • Northern Lights Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

    Search for the Northern Lights from the comfort of your horse-drawn sleigh. With minimal light pollution, this is an ideal opportunity to view the Northern Lights should conditions be favourable.

    Minimum group size: 2 people

    Minimum age: 12 years old

    Total duration: Approximately 1.5 hours

    Available: Monday 8:40pm

     

    From: £114 per adult
    From: £68 per child
  • Snowmobile Tour to Reindeer Farm - (40km snowmobile safari)

    Today is an epic snowmobiling adventure to the Torassieppi Reindeer Farm. After a full safety briefing and instructions, you’ll travel along trails, through wintery forests to reach your destination.

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    You’ll visit the reindeer farm which is one of the oldest in Finland and will have the chance to meet and feed some of the reindeer. Lunch will be served at Torassieppi.

    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.

    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. 

    Minimum age: 12 years

    Duration: approximately 3.5 hours in total  including lunch

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

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

    From: £164 per adult
    From: £98 per child
  • Secrets of the Northern Lights

    From the myths and legends to the science behind the magic, learn everything you need to know about the Northern Lights. You’ll also have the chance to ask your guide any questions you might have about the local area.

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    The workshop lasts approximately 1 hour.

    Minimum age: 12 years

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

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


    Image credit: Antti Pietikainen
    From: £18 per adult
    From: £11 per child
  • Ice fishing

    This is a real family favourite and gives you a taste of a very traditional pastime. Ice fishing involves drilling a hole in a frozen lake and dropping your line into the waters beneath. The rods are almost comically small but this makes them ideal for children and adults alike. A guide will set you up and will be on hand with a warm drink before you settle in and await a bite on the line.

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    Minimum age: 4 years old

    Trip duration: 2 hours approximately

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

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


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    From: £31 per adult
    From: £19 per child
  • Aurora snowshoeing hunt

    This gentle snowshoe hike is a great evening activity for families and takes you in search of the Northern Lights. The landscape takes on a very different feel in the dark and it is quite a magical place to be regardless of whether the Northern Lights appear or not.

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    Total duration: approximately 2-3 hours

    Minimum age: 12 years

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

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


    Image credit: Antti Pietikainen
    From: £61 per adult
    From: £37 per child
  • Daytime snowshoe in the national park (Jeris only)

    Snowshoes provide access to areas which would otherwise be out of bounds for those on foot during the winter months. You will head into the Pallas Fell area which offers breathtaking wilderness scenery and the chance to learn about the environment here. Lunch is included at the hotel.

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    Total duration: Approximately 4 hours (including transfers and lunch at the hotel)

    Minimum age: 4 years old

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

    Available: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10 am


    Image credits: Antti Pietikainen

     

    From: £82 per adult
    From: £49 per child
  • Cross-country skiing in a Winter Wonderland

    Cross-country skiing is one of the most popular pastimes in Lapland and you will see families with very young children out on the trails together. Full instruction will be provided before you hit the trails and try out your skills.

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    Minimum age: 4 years old

    Trip duration: Approximately 2 hours

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

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

    From: £56 per adult
    From: £34 per child
  • Northern Lights Husky Safari

    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.

    Read more about this activity

    Total duration: 2.5 hours in total including transfers

    Minimum age: 12 years old

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

    Available: Wednesday and Saturday at 8.40 pm (Jeris and Harriniva)

    From: £138 per adult
    From: £83 per child
  • Husky Safari - It's a husky day (25km)

    For those with older teenagers, this is an exciting and unforgettable day on the trails as a family. You must be 15 years or older to take part, but each member of the group will get their own team of eager dogs for the day. You will cover around 25km of stunning wilderness landscape on the trails with a picnic lunch being served during the trip.

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    Total duration: approximately 5 hours including transfers

    Minimum age: 15 years old

    Available: Thursday at 9.50 am (Jeris) and  Thursday at 10:30 (Harriniva)

    From: £301 per adult
  • Aurora snowmobile adventure (20km)

    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 (children will travel in a sleigh pulled by the guide’s snowmobile). Covering approximately 20km you will reach the best location for spotting the Northern Lights and you will enjoy a warm drink and gaze out at the night sky. You can change drivers as long as both have driving licences and are over 18.

    Read more about this activity

    Minimum age: 12 years old (children will travel as a passenger)

    Total duration: Approximately 2 hours

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

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

    From: £103 per adult
    From: £62 per child
  • Daytime panorama snowmobile safari (30km)

    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; children will travel in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile. There will be the chance to change drivers if you both have a driving licence and are over 18.

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    Total duration: Approximately 2 hours

    Minimum age: 4 years old (children will travel in a sled pulled by the guide’s snowmobile)

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

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


    Image credits: Antti Pietikainen
    From: £99 per adult
    From: £60 per child
  • Reindeer sleigh Aurora experience

    This is a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride through the silent forests of Lapland (approx. 3km) and offers the chance for families with older children to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights from a unique perspective should conditions be favourable. A warm drink will be served around a campfire. You will travel two people per sled.

    Read more about this activity

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

    Minimum age: 12 years

    Minimum group size: 2 people; 2 people per sled

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


    Image credits: Antti Pietikainen 
    From: £112 per adult
    From: £67 per child
  • Lappish local culture

    This is a day that always appeals to families as it includes an encounter with some of Lapland’s most famous residents. You’ll visit a reindeer farm where the herders will give you an insight into their lives. You’ll visit a small museum and enjoy a memorable reindeer-pulled sleigh ride (2 people per sled) covering around 3km.  After lunch in a traditional wooden teepee, you will explore the wonderful Torassieppi Winter Village which is next door.

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    Trip duration: the activity lasts for between 3.5 and 4 hours (including transfers)

    Minimum age: 4 years old

    Minimum group size: 2 adults

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

    From: £129 per adult
    From: £78 per child
  • Fat biking - rental

    Fat biking is a real phenomenon in Lapland as it is a great way to explore further than you may get with cross-country skis or snowshoes whilst still being able to appreciate the peace and quiet of this winter wonderland.  You will be provided with a bike with special wide tyres which will allow you much better grip than a traditional bike would get in the snow and a helmet too.

    This is not a guided activity so we highly recommend talking to the team at reception and planning out a suitable route before you set off from the hotel.


    Credit: Antti Pietikainen
    From: £31 per adult
    From: £19 per child
  • Snowshoe hire

    Hire snowshoes to explore the trails independently as a family and at your own pace. This is a great way to spend some free time and offers excellent value. You should always consult the hotel regarding trail conditions, maps and the weather before you leave.

    Ensure you take the hotel number and your mobile phone with you and leave details of your route before departure.

    Minimum age: 5 years old

    Available: daily

    From: £9 per adult
    From: £6 per child
  • Cross-country ski hire

    Hire a set of skis and hone your technique on the tracks independently as a family and at your own pace. This is a great way to spend some free time and offers excellent value. You should always consult the hotel regarding trail conditions, maps and the weather before you leave.

    Ensure you take the hotel number and your mobile phone with you and leave details of your route before departure.

    Minimum age: 5 years old

    Available: daily

    From: £9 per adult
    From: £6 per child
  • Aurora Glamping Overnight

    An Aurora Dome is not only a memorable accommodation choice for the night, it’s also one of the cosiest Northern Lights hunts you and your family will partake in!

    This luxury tent has a see-through sidewall to give you a constant view of the beautiful wilderness and if conditions are favourable, the Auroras dancing just outside!

    Read more about this activity

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

    Toilet, sauna and shower facilities are easily accessible just 100m away.

    Minimum age: 5 years old

    Available: Every day from 4 pm


    Image credit: Antti Pietikainen

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