Jeris and Harriniva – Winter Adventure

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This 7-night holiday includes Arctic activities such as a thrilling snowmobile adventure and an unforgettable overnight dog sledding experience in a wilderness cabin. You can choose to stay at either Hotel Jeris, next to the frozen lake Jerisjärvi or Hotel Harriniva, on the banks of the Muonio river.

This winter holiday in Finland has been one of our most popular trips for over a decade and a quick look at the activities we include highlights why.

Firstly, guests enjoy a cultural experience at an historic reindeer farm, where a reindeer-pulled sleigh ride is a wonderful introduction to Lapland and the small museum provides details of the local culture and times gone by.

A thrilling snowmobile safari is next on the list and gives the chance to explore further afield and gain a sense of the scale of Finland's wilderness environment. This is not a short taster session - you will cover between 60 and 80km during the day!

The true highlight for many people, however, is the overnight husky safari to a wilderness cabin which covers two days of the holiday. This is an unforgettable experience for all who take part and is a real adventure.

Staying at either Hotel Jeris or Harriniva, we also leave time for you to tailor your holiday and relax or enjoy additional activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. We can also arrange for you to spend your final night in a winter village or in a spectacular Aurora dome at nearby Torassieppi.


Upon arrival at the airport, you will be transferred directly to your hotel where you will check into your room. Upgrade options are available at both Jeris and Harriniva for a supplement, depending upon availability.

Once you have settled in, a welcome dinner will be served and you will meet with your guide to discuss the adventures ahead. Your cold weather clothing will be provided and is yours for the duration of your stay (if you arrive on a late flight, this will take place the following morning).

Included Meals:  Dinner

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

Reindeer and Lapland are synonymous with each other and today you will gain an insight into the daily life of a reindeer herder as you visit a nearby reindeer farm. The farm is also home to a small museum that showcases the customs of reindeer husbandry and its ties to the culture and economy of the region.

You will be shown how to throw a lasso and will then enjoy a delightful 7km reindeer-pulled sleigh ride. This is a magical experience and lunch will be served around an open fire.

This afternoon you will head back to the hotel where you can relax and unwind.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Harriniva Adventure Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

Snowmobiles are a common mode of transport in Lapland and are used to travel between remote communities. They are also exceptionally good fun and offer guests the chance to travel further afield to explore the landscapes of Lapland.

You will be given a full safety briefing and instructions before you head out on the trail, travelling two people per machine, for a safari that will cover between 60 and 80km of pristine landscapes. You will travel through snow-laden forests and across frozen lakes and rivers as you delve into the heart of the wilderness.

You can swap drivers during your safari (providing you both hold a full driving licence).

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Harriniva Adventure Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

There is nothing that can quite compare to the sense of adventure you feel as you drive your own team of huskies through the wilds of the Arctic (one person per sled). This holiday takes things a step further than most as you enjoy an overnight adventure with your team and stay in a wilderness cabin.

After checking out of your hotel room (your luggage will be securely stored for you at the hotel), you will meet your own team of between 4 – 6 huskies at a nearby sled dog centre and will help to harness them under the expert tuition of your musher guide. When the sleds are loaded there will be a full safety briefing provided before your guide leads you off to start your adventure.

You will be sure to notice the dogs’ enthusiasm for the trail; their excitement is infectious and their happy howls and barks highlight their desire to get going. Once you have released the brake on the sled the dogs fall silent and focus on the task at hand.

You will drive your team and cover around 25km today (depending on conditions) and lunch will be served around a campfire en route.

Your destination is a wilderness cabin in a remote corner of this stunning landscape. Upon arrival at your base, the group will all work together to collect wood and water as needed. Your guide will prepare the evening meal, light the fire and get the wood-fired sauna on (saunas are basically mandatory in Finland, even in the wilderness). Your priority will then be to feed and settle your team of dogs for the night.

The cabin you sleep in will be determined by the route and the conditions. Most do not have running water, electricity or indoor toilet facilities and accommodation will be dormitory style. This is a rustic experience but you will be cosy in your arctic grade sleeping bag and, once the fire is blazing, the sauna is warm and your dinner is served this is sure to be an unforgettable overnight.

Another bonus is that this remote location is far from any light pollution and so provides an ideal place from which to view the Northern Lights should conditions be favourable.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Harriniva Adventure Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

You will awake this morning to what sounds like a pack of wolves outside, fear not, it’s just the dogs eager to get going once again! You will enjoy a warming breakfast before setting off with the team again.

There will be time to further your mushing skills as you travel around 25km and head back towards the sled dog centre.

It’s sure to be a sad moment when you part from your team but, back at your hotel, you will enjoy a delicious meal and hot shower which will hopefully provide some consolation.

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Harriniva Adventure Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

We have left today free to spend your way, whether just relaxing in these peaceful surroundings, taking advantage of one of the saunas or enjoying additional activities.

There are plenty of options on offer including additional snowmobile safaris, Northern Lights hunts and ice fishing. These can be booked in advance through us or can be booked and paid for locally (subject to availability). 

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Harriniva Adventure Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

Today has also been left free so that you can try additional activities.

Tonight you will enjoy a special farewell dinner, reliving the highlights of your stay with your fellow guests.

If you want to spend the night in true style then we can also arrange for you to upgrade to a snow room at Torassieppi Winter Village or to one of the spectacular Aurora domes (please see the Extras section for details).

Included Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Harriniva Adventure Resort - Stay
Address : Muonio, Lapland Regional State, Finland

Today you will say farewell to the delights of Lapland and you will be transferred back for your return flight home.

Alternatively, we can arrange for you to explore the bright lights of Finland’s capital with a stop off in Helsinki en route back home. Details of all of the extensions can be found in the ‘Personalise’ section of the holiday page.

Included Meals:  Breakfast

Harriniva Wilderness Hotel To [KTT] Kittila Airport, Finland
Airport Transfer
Harriniva Adventure 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
  • 6 nights hotel room and 1 night in wilderness cabin accommodation (choose between Hotel Jeris or Harriniva)
  • Reindeer farm and safari
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Overnight husky safari
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors


Harriniva Adventure Resort

Ideally located in the north-west corner of Finland, high above the Arctic Circle and in the very heart of the Aurora Zone, Harriniva Wilderness Hotel serves as a perfect base for your adventure holiday.

Owned and run by the Pietikäinen family, the hotel has developed a growing reputation for its warm ambience and a large range of enjoyable activities on offer.

Hotel facilities

The hotel has a range of facilities that have been designed to make your stay here as enjoyable as possible.

  • There is free Wi-Fi throughout the main building for guest use, in our experience, we have found it works best in the main reception and dining area
  • The hotel restaurant has a lively, buzzing atmosphere as people excitedly discuss the adventures they have taken part in that day. The meals are served in a buffet style with two or three choices for each course. The food here is hearty and wholesome
  • The hotel also has a pub serving a range of beers, wines and spirits – this is the perfect place to unwind and relax with your fellow guests in the evening
  • Tea and coffee are available free of charge throughout the day in the hotel restaurant / bar area.
  • In the main reception area of the hotel, you will find a small gift shop selling a range of postcards, soft toys and handcrafted products. There is also a selection of snacks that can be purchased
  • A sauna is available for guest use with separate facilities for men and women. This is free of charge and is heated every evening for around three hours
  • The hotel also has an Aurora Wellness Centre (situated a short walk away on the riverbank), where you can enjoy a range of therapies such as facials or massages. A real treat after a day of soaking up the pristine wilderness! During peak periods, we would strongly recommend booking therapies in advance through reception (all payable locally and we recommend booking in advance if possible)
  • Snowshoes and cross country skis are available to hire for a small charge and there are marked trails surrounding the hotel for those with some experience. For those interested in downhill skiing, reception will be able to arrange a taxi to the nearby ski resort of Olos (payable locally)
Winter Cottage Type A
No of Days: 1
Accommodation Upgrade to Type B Cottage
No of Days: 1
Winter Cottage Type C
No of Days: 1

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Pace Active
Holiday Type Package Holiday
Max Group Size NA
Cities / Destinations Finland, Jeris, Harriniva
Brochure Code 5035
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£2,245 pp
8 days

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