Harriniva and Jeris – Aurora Escape

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This 7-night holiday takes you to the depths of Lapland and into Aurora territory. You can choose to stay at either Harriniva Wilderness Hotel or Hotel Jeris and we’ve left the days free for you to tailor your time with exceptional Arctic activities. During one night, we’ve included a dedicated Aurora hunt to complete your winter escape.

This Northern Lights holiday provides exceptional value for money and offers the chance for you to spend seven nights in the heart of The Aurora Zone.

The itinerary contains an Aurora introduction and an excellent excursion; an informative workshop that will provide an insight into the science behind the Northern Lights and a snowshoe search for the Aurora that will see your expert guide leading you to an ideal viewpoint. We have also included entrance to the Arctic Elements Sauna World for those staying at Hotel Jeris, on the shore of the frozen Lake Jerisjärvi. Here you can enjoy the four saunas with incredible views stretching out onto the lake and beyond; a perfect way to relax and unwind. If you are staying at Harriniva Hotel, you will have access to the Harriniva Spa.

As Harriniva and Jeris offer a wealth of activity options for guests to enjoy during their stay, we have left your days and most of your evenings free so you can create your ideal itinerary which suits your own budget and desires. You can take part in as many or as few activities as you choose but both hotels certainly have something for everyone. Whether you want to simply try a short husky safari or take part in a real adventure, whether you want to enjoy a taste of snowmobiling or the thrill of a long safari; the choice is yours. For many guests, relaxing with a good book, taking walks along the riverbank or lakeshore and enjoying the company of the other guests is enough.

Cross-country ski hire is included for one day during your stay so that you can explore independently and enjoy the trails that surround the hotel. If you don’t have experience of cross-country skiing then we recommend booking a lesson at the start of your stay so you can maximise the use of your ski hire.


Today you will land at Kittilä Airport, high above the Arctic Circle and will be transferred directly to your accommodation at either Hotel Harriniva, or Hotel Jeris, depending on your choice.

Explore your surroundings and enjoy the winter wonderland you now find yourself in before dinner is served in the hotel’s restaurant.

Included Meals:  Dinner

[KTT] Kittila Airport, Finland To Harriniva Wilderness Hotel
Airport Transfer
Jeris Lakeside Resort - Check In
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

After breakfast, you can choose from a wide range of activities to suit your tastes (see the ‘Personalise’ section for the timetable and prices).

This afternoon, you will then take part in an Aurora Workshop (approximately one hour), during which your expert guide will give you an insight into the science behind the Northern Lights and an understanding of some of the myths and legends that surround this phenomenon.

After dinner this evening you can enjoy a guided snowshoe hike in search of the Northern Lights with an expert guide. You will be led along the trails through the snowy forest and hopefully, you will witness a display (if conditions are right). You will be out for approximately 2-3 hours this evening.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Jeris Lakeside Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

The next few days are at your disposal so you can create your ideal holiday. A wide selection of activities is available to enjoy each day (details can be found in the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page). Options include the likes of snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog sledding, reindeer safaris, cultural experiences and ice fishing.

You may want to make the most of the cross-country ski hire which is included for one day within your holiday and explore independently. If you don’t have any experience of cross-country skiing, then a lesson can be arranged on day three (see ‘Personalise’ section for details) and this is a great way to get to grips with the equipment before heading out on the trails (maps and route details are available from reception).

We have also included entrance to the Arctic Elements Sauna World, based at Hotel Jeris, or Harriniva Spa, based at Hotel Harriniva. The four saunas here offer the perfect chance to embrace a favourite Finnish tradition and enjoy the stunning views of the frozen lake.

Additional evening activities are available throughout or you can simply walk to one of the viewpoints close to the hotel to enjoy the views of the night sky.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Jeris Lakeside Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

Jeris Lakeside Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

Jeris Lakeside Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

Jeris Lakeside Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

Jeris Lakeside Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

After a fabulous last night in Lapland, you will enjoy breakfast today before you are transferred to the airport for your return flights home.

Included Meals:  Breakfast

Harriniva Wilderness Hotel To [KTT] Kittila Airport, Finland
Airport Transfer
Jeris Lakeside Resort - Check Out
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

What's included?

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Kittilä (via Helsinki). Direct return flights from London Gatwick are available for a supplement on certain dates. Flight routes are subject to change.
  • Return airport transfers
  • Go on a fast-paced husky safari through the Finnish wilderness, visit a traditional reindeer farm and search for the Northern Lights during an evening snowshoe tour in this epic festive short break. Your cosy winter cabin in Jeris awaits, an exemplar
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Northern Lights workshop
  • Aurora snowshoe
  • Entrance to the Arctic Elements Sauna World or Harriniva Spa (depending on which hotel you are staying)
  • Cross-country ski hire for one day
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK based operations team and in destination support from our local partners
  • Aurora alert mobile app until approximately 1am


Jeris Lakeside Resort

Hotel Jeris occupies an enviable location which is 20 kilometres from the nearest village and is located directly on the shores of Lake Jerisjärvi. It is this remote position that makes the hotel an enchanting forest retreat.

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.
  • A significant feature of Hotel Jeris is the wonderful Arctic Elements Lakeside Spa. Renovated for winter 2019/20, the spa is the first of its kind in Finland, with strong eco-credentials, thanks to its use of entirely renewable electricity and geothermal heating generated from the Jerisjärvi lake. There are four saunas here each inspired by an element; earth, fire, water and air and each named after Finnish gods and goddesses. Included are a traditional smoke sauna and plenty of areas for relaxation. Spa area entry is included in the majority of our trips (see what’s included for details), but if not you can book entry via the reception for a daily fee. For the Aurora enthusiasts, there is also an upgrade option to the special Northern Lights sauna which offers panoramic views of the night sky. If conditions are favourable, this could be one of the most relaxing ways to see this fantastic light display. For the brave (and healthy) you can complete your sauna experience with a dip in the ice pool – a Finnish tradition.
  • A small selection of souvenirs is available for guests to purchase (including postcards and local handicrafts and snacks) in the reception area.
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Key Facts

Pace Relaxed, Balanced
Holiday Type Package Holiday
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Jeris, Harriniva
Brochure Code 2010
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£1,875 pp
8 days

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