My husband and I booked through activities abroad for a one week stay here. We designed our own trip so got to select which activities we did. The flight out was fine - we stopped off at helsinki for about 40 mins then when arriving at Kittila we were met by some holidays reps and shown to our coach where we were taken to Jeris - this took about 40 mins. Once arriving we were given our cabin key and then they had some dinner for us which was good as we didn't arrive till about 10pm! Our bags were taken to the hut - so we just had to find our way which was kind of interesting - got lost and it was freezing but we saw the funny side of it! - Day one - husky safari - we were met at the hotel reception and taken on small bus to harriniva for this - amazing experience but got pretty cold - make sure you take layers!!! Day 2 - XC skiing - we have our own guide for this - Esa - who was lovely and very patient with us. Day 3 - 100km snowmobiling - AMAZING experience - definitely recommend though the next day we did have sore muscles especially in our backs! However, scenery was stunning and well worth paying extra for single snowmobiles! Day 4 - reindeer safari - again we were met at reception and taken about 30 mins away to the farm - then shown the reindeers put in a sleigh and pulled to a point where we stopped for tea and cake in a tee pee....then headed back - this was a lot more of a slower pace - but meant you could really take in the scenery. Day 5 - we hired XC skis and went off on our own - went into Pallas national park - beautiful!! Then we headed across the lake to the reindeer cafe - where we nibbled on some cinnamon pastries - very tasty!! After a hard day we got bands from reception to use the saunas/pools!! I managed to brave the outside pool 3 times - it was freezing but strangely enjoyable! Then on the same day in the evening we had snoeshoeing to find northern lights! We had already seen the lights three times prior to this but again managed to see them! So we really were spoilt! Day 6 - free day so we went for a lonnnnnnng walk!! And just took in everything and enjoyed the clean, fresh air....saw about 4 people in the space of 3 hrs!
From reception you can buy pints of milk - we took hot chocolate, tea, marshmallows out with us! We also took crackers, biscuits and some nibble type food. Definitely recommend it! Breakfast was plentiful with eggs, sausages, bacon, toast, jams, ham, cheese, cereal, porridge etc. We didn't bother with lunch as was expensive - just had late breakfast and loads of it! then dinner was always a mixtures of salads, soup, rolls etc to start then the main was brought to you - either fish or meat with potatoes or rice and veg. Then pudding always had fruit, moose or cakes and biscuits. Brilliant holiday all round - we were lucky to have fantastic weather! Would definitely recommend it!! Just take some food out with you to have in your cabin as this was a godsend to us! We stayed in a smaller hut around the lake - only couple of mins walk to main hotel - the bigger cabin were much further away with a big steep hill to contend with.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Jeris is a unique Lappish resort located next to Pallas-Ounas National Park directly by the beautiful Lake Jerisjarvi. It is an ideal destination for an active holiday with a wide range of safaris offered close to the unspoilt nature with Europe's purest air. Accommodation is offered in 26 comfortable wilderness style hotel rooms and 40 log cabins. Lakeside Spa brings into a complete relaxation with the fell view hot pools and traditional smoke sauna. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jeris Hotel Muonio
- Hotel Jeris Lapland, Finland - Muonio