Northern Lights Holidays to Jeris

For us, Jeris really encapsulates Finnish Lapland. The location is spectacular, with the main restaurant sited on a slope that gently leads to a lakeside spa pool and sauna. In front of the spa pool, Lake Jerisjärvi, ice-bound for the winter months, creates a pristine field of snow surrounded by snow-clad forests that seemingly have no end.

It is a place that for us has always created a bit of a haven, a relaxing atmosphere and a slower pace than some destinations.

There are hotel rooms available here within the main building but for us, it is the winter cottages that hold the most appeal.

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The cottages at Jeris are dotted amongst the forests that surround the hotel heading back from the lake. The furthest is around a 10 – 15-minute walk from the main building and in our opinion that refreshing walk through the Narnia-like forests for your breakfast and evening meals is one of the joys, providing your lungs full of clean arctic air to start and end the day.

The cottages come in three sizes creating retreats for couples up to accommodation that can sleep groups of seven people. There is nothing better than feeling like you have your own little home in Lapland and your own space in which to relax and unwind in the evenings after a day of activities. This whole experience is enhanced by the log stoves and private saunas which feature in all of the cottages here.

With easy access from Kittilä Airports (one to one and a half hours), a peaceful and tranquil retreat is provided by Jeris, which is a destination favourite with our staff and our guests every year.

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The Aurora Zone was born out of our love of all things wintery. We were already regular visitors to the likes of Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland thanks to a fascination with winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and the Scandinavian way of life. Many of our visits coincided with sightings of the Northern Lights and The Aurora Zone was born from a desire to share Mother Nature’s greatest wonder with as many people as possible. We have all been held in the Aurora’s thrall and our mission is to do our very best to ensure that our clients can experience that magical moment on their Northern Lights holiday.

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