Itinerary Highlights
  • A summary of Sami lifestyle, Nordic activities and total digital disconnection in the endless white landscape
  • The privileged location and flawless looks of your adults-only lodge
  • Private transfers, full board, two hours of activities per day (cross-country skiing, snowmobile, sleigh, massage...): all included in the itinerary
  • Après-ski sauna, fireplace, Nordic specialities

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A COZY LAPPISH EXPERIENCE

Beyond the Arctic Circle, winter creates a soft blanket of snow and reveals the extraordinary nature of Lapland. The idea of this escape is to take in a deep breath of fresh air - the cleanest in Europe - and lose track of time, enjoy a rare natural environment of frozen forests and lakes, to rediscover the pure and deep 'silence' which is conducive to total disconnection. Letting go of your stress, made easier by smooth transport, and the choice of an elegant, cosy and all-wood luxury retreat - and reserved for adults, at that. Originally, this collection of typically Lappish log cabins, off the beaten track in an Arctic environment surrounded by a national park of lakes and forests, midnight sun and northern lights, was a Finnish president's retreat. Now renovated, the Javri Lodge has
a flawless beauty; and the 13 understated luxury rooms follow this same dynamic, paying particular attention to the privacy and tranquillity of its guests. The common areas around the fireplace and breakfast table are perfect for a cosy chat. The kitchen is inspired by the ingredients and produce of local hunting and fishing. In short: an overview of the Sami way of life with a sauna, cross-country skiing, a snowmobile, sled dogs and the local cuisine.

YOUR POLAR DAYS OUT

As part of your stay, a Nordic activity is scheduled every day, to be chosen from the wide range of experiences offered by the lodge. Nearby, Urho Kekkonen National Park - Finland's second-largest protected park - reveals the grandeur of its primary forests, moors and gorges, marshes and mountains covered in thick snow. A vast expanse of pristine landscapes to roam at one's own pace with snowshoes or the time for a quiet stroll cross-country skiing, two of Lapland's popular Nordic hobbies. Skiers can perfect their skills with skis or snowboards on the slopes of the Saariselka ski area, or travel miles on snowmobiles, to better understand the sheer magnitude of the Lappish expanses. Another setting, and other sensations, as the steady and safe steps of the Finnish horses sink silently into the snow. When it turns into ice and coats white lakes with a thick frozen layer, patient fishermen replicate the ancestral Native American techniques of fishing through holes in the ice. Another must-do is driving a team of huskies, to better savour the majestic silence of the snow-covered plains, with the sleigh and the breath of the Huskies the only noise to be heard - as well as the reindeer, an iconic sight of the Far North, whose husbandry is still a major source of income in Lapland. Back at the lodge, there is nothing more relaxing than some time spent in the sauna followed by a good massage (classic, invigorating with hot stones or relaxing with aromatic herbs) to loosen your tight muscles after a day spent in the cold of the arctic winter. This will leave you in the perfect mood to look out for the aurora borealis (northern lights) in the evening, as it sometimes fills the sky with a glowing greens and reds.

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YOUR HEAD IN THE STARS

The Javri Lodge has recently built four SkyView Suites: spacious rooms on the top floor with huge windows (about 1.5ft high) that look out on the natural world outside, and a glass roof to help you see the stars and northern lights.
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WITH A FEW EXTRA DAYS - HELSINKI

As it is a stopover, why not spend a few days there? Behind its modest appearance, Art Nouveau facades and occasional Soviet influence, Helsinki is a cultural, dynamic and festive European capital, open to the winds of change. Visit the Design District, a showcase of Finnish creativity (25 streets and nearly 200 designer, antique and fashion brands, museums, art galleries, showrooms, restaurants, etc.), and explore Lasipalatsi and its museum hub.
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A Rough Idea of Price

Dependent on season, accommodation and activities
The estimated cost for this trip is £5,000 to £6,200 per person. The final cost of the trip depends on the way we tailor it especially for you. The final cost will vary according to several factors, including the level of service, length of trip and advance booking time. The exact price will be shown on your personalised quote. The average price for this trip is £5300 per person.
  • Round-trip flights to Ivalo via Helsinki with a scheduled airline
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharge
  • Airport/hotel/airport private transfers
  • Four-night stay at the Javri Lodge in a cosy double room with full board
  • Two hours of activities per night booked, choose from: dog or reindeer sledding, snowmobile, ice fishing, snowshoe trekking, massage session, downhill skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing session, riding
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