In the wilds of Lapland in northern Finland, marked by crystal-clear lakes and endless forests, lies Saariselkä – gateway to the trails and adventures in untouched Urho Kekkonen National Park.
It was here that the park’s namesake president (the longest-serving in Finland) escaped with those closest to him, as well as royalty and world leaders, to feel the tangible presence of nature, to glimpse the Northern Lights, to hibernate in winter’s cold and darkness and to awaken once more in the never-setting sun as summer replaces winter.
Today, this retreat is Jávri Lodge, an adult only luxury boutique property, open to just 26 fortunate guests at a time. The service remains nothing short of presidential with a personalised concierge service, cuisine that celebrates the best of local delicacies and all the outdoor activities one might expect in the Nordic great outdoors. At the center of it all, the traditional Lappish-style chalet is a tranquil, aesthetically pleasing retreat here in an arctic wonderland, guaranteed to rejuvenate the soul and form an everlasting appreciation for nature’s bounty.
Jávri Lodge is located in Saariselkä, less than 30 minutes from Ivalo Airport (IVL) and approximately 250km north of the Arctic Circle in the heart of Finnish Lapland.
The lodge is surrounded by fells, vast forests, lakes and rivers with crystal clear water and idyllic small villages. The Urho Kekkonen National Park, the second-largest protected natural park in Finland, is just minutes away from the property.
When your days are spent exploring Mother Nature’s bounty some 250km north of the Arctic Circle, it’s only fitting that meals be as hearty and sustaining as possible. And while Jávri Lodge’s culinary team will ensure that you’re satiated, it also promises an exceptional and creative menu. Changing daily, it reflects both seasonality and availability, and is determined by the organic ingredients delivered by local trusted and reliable gatherers, fishermen, reindeer herders and hunters.
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Deep in the Arctic Circle at Jávri Lodge, relaxation is certainly top of the agenda. After the day’s exploits, warm up in one of the two authentic Finnish saunas, enjoy a massage, or take a dip in the swimming pool. Or, curl up by the log fire and watch the ever-changing landscape outside.
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As the temperature plummets, there’s nothing better at the end of an Arctic adventure than coming back to the warmth of the lodge, and immerse yourself in a wellness experience – a ...
Guests venture out from the lodge in groups of up to 10 – ensuring a convivial and intimate ambience – for a variety of impeccably organised activities. With Finland’s second largest national park on the doorstep, it’s a perfect winter playground for those looking to explore this picturesque region, whether it’s an exhilarating dog-sledding experience, ice swimming, exploring the white landscapes on a pair of snowshoes, or searching for the Northern Lights.
As the temperature plummets and you spend a ...
The stylishly charming Cozy Doubles are on the ground floor of the lodge, with original log walls, neutral colours and chic Scandi furnishings. There’s a fantastically comfortable king-size bed, eye-catching armchair with sheepskin and sophisticated side tables.
With a nod to the lodge’s history, the Presidential Suites on the ground floor offer spacious rooms featuring original log walls, king-size beds, and sophisticated Scandi furniture. Natural materials such as oak, wool and reindeer hides adorn the rooms and represent Scandinavian design aesthetics.
The leather and blackened wood, combined with neutral and grey tones create a modern, almost minimalistic style room. Set in an ideal position, the four upstairs Skyview Suites with stunning floor-to-ceiling glass wall (3.2m) ensure that the real star of the show is the view outside. These suites have a king-size bed, and lounge next to the window making a perfect place for a leisurely morning coffee.
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