Finland: Winter Activity Holiday at Jeris
A captivating Family Winter Activity Holiday in the pristine landscapes of Finland
What Makes Me Mighty Fine
- Week long, full board, log cabin, activity break in a great Northern Lights location
- Experience husky sledding, snowmobiling, reindeer sleigh rides, Northern Lights hunting, ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowshoeing
- Enjoy a combination of organised activities and leisure time
- Spend time relaxing with free access to the spa
There's no better time to visit this stunning region of Finland than when it is adorned with a thick blanket of glistening white snow. A Family Winter Activity Holiday at the Hotel Jeris introduces you to new experiences and outdoor pursuits suitable for all ages. A reindeer excursion, snowmobile safari and husky tour are just some of the thrilling activities on offer here. What makes this holiday even more special, however, is the hotel's enchanting lakeside location amongst rolling hills, towering forests and snowy plains.
Stay in a choice of hotel rooms or cosy wooden cabins - the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside. Delicious Lappish cuisine is served in the welcoming restaurant which boasts fabulous views of the lake. And after long days enjoying the great outdoors, the spa here is the ideal choice for a relxing treatment or two.
During your time at Jeris you may be lucky enough to witness the incredible Northern Lights and see the pastel tones swirl across the dark sky in a fascinating display. The sight of this amazing phenomenon is sure to turn a fabulous break into a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Reconnect with nature at the Hotel Jeris and immerse yourself in the peaceful surroundings on this Family Winter Activity Holiday. To personalise your trip, why not take a look at the range of optional activities on offer here?
Prefer a hotel to a log cabin? Then you should try our Winter Adventure Week with Dogs, Reindeer and Snowmobiles with the added thrill of an overnight husky safari and a night in a wilderness hut.
Day 1 - Arrive in Finland
Enjoy a scenic journey from the airport to the Hotel Jeris which will be your base for the next six days on the Family Winter Activity Holiday. Settle into your room before sitting down to a delicious freshly prepared dinner in the hotel's restaurant. Spend the evening relaxing in the sauna or exploring the pristine surroundings.Meals included:Dinner
Day 2 - Start the adventure with Huskies or Snowmobiles
This morning, take the opportunity to explore your local surroundings, including the immense frozen Lake Jeris. Lunch is served in the hotel. Later, you will be transferred to a local husky farm to begin your husky adventure. After a tour of the husky kennels, you will be introduced to your team before heading out on a 17m safari. There will be two people per sled, a passenger and a driver, where everyone gets to take a turn. After your return you will have a delcious dinner in the Hotel before the evenings activity.
Your guide will give you a short talk on the Northern Lights before leading you out on an adventure into the Arctic night. In Jeris' remote location you are in a perfect location to see the Northern Lights and your guide will lead to a local spot that he thinks is best suited to see them that night. Marshmallows and hot chocolate are provided around an open fire to make sure you are comfortable while you wait for the elusive Aurora Borealis to make an appearance.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Snow Activities
Today is spent cross country skiing and snowshoeing through the enchanting countryside where you can enjoy the tranquility and stillness. Lunch is served in a traditional Finnish kota. In the afternoon you will return to Jeris ready for your evening dinner in the hotel. In the evening, keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Northern Lights!Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Reindeer and Torassieppi Winter Village
This morning you will visit the nearby reindeer farm. Learn about Finnish traditions and culture and practice lassoing the reindeer before embarking on a 3km sleigh ride along the edge of the Pallas-Yllas national park. After your sleigh ride you have a short walk to the snow hotel and ice restaurant where you will have lunch. Take the opportunity to explore this winter wonderland adorned with striking ice sculptures. On return to the Hotel Jeris, dinner will be served in the restaurant.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 - Continue the Husky and Snowmobile adventure!
Today the adventures start with ice fishing. Your guide will take you out onto the ice where you will try and catch some Arctic Char. This activity is great fun in the group, as you mingle, posing for photos and meeting with varying levels of success before returning to the hotel for lunch.
In the afternoon, the adventure continues by snowmobile, heading out into the wilderness. The snowmobiles are setup for a driver and a passenger and you get to take turns at driving as you head out over 30km of snow covered, frozen lakes and swamps. Afterwards you return for dinner.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Leisure Time
Make the most of your final full day at Jeris and indulge in some outdoor activities. In the evening, celebrate your Family Winter Activity Holiday with a farewell dinner.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Depart Finland
Transfer to the airport for your return flight as your Family Winter Activity Holiday concludes. Were you lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Aurora? Do you have a new found passion for snowmobiling or dog sledding? This holiday offers such a wide range of experiences, you're sure to be spoiled for choice!Meals included:Breakfast
- Return international flights from London Heathrow (details of regional departures on request)
- Six nights' accommodation in the Hotel Jeris (upgrade details on request)
- The following activities and excursions, as per the itinerary:
- Snowmobile safari
- Visit to the reindeer farm
- Visit to Lappish farmhouse and reindeer museum
- Reindeer safari
- Visit to the snow hotel
- Cross country skiiing and snowshoe excursions
- Northern Lights hunt
- Husky safari
- Ice fishing excursion
- Equipment required for the tour:
- warm hat
- Escorted airport transfers
- Meals as per the itinerary
- Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
- Prices are per person, based on two adults sharing
- This holiday departs the UK on a Monday to Sunday
- Child prices quoted are based on one child sharing with two adults
- Child prices quoted are for children between 5 and 11 years of age
- Prices are per person