ARCTIC SAUNA WORLD
Five saunas between the fells, next to the national park on the shore of the sacred lake, by the spring water
Arctic Sauna World is located on the shores of Lake Jeris, next to Pallas-Ylläs National Park in connection with Hotel Jeris. Lake Jerisjärvi is a sacred lake for the Sámi, known for its generous fish catch throughout Finnish history.
Arctic Sauna World is a unique place with four elements, earth, water, air and fire combined to form the fifth element, the steaming sauna spirit. In Finnish folk tales, Löyly is synonymous with spirit, and part of our soul in Finnish mythology. For us Finns, the sauna is a place for relaxation, meditation and mental and physical cleansing.
The four elements are known around the world. We have created four saunas for you to balance your elements through our saunas. These saunas, Tapio, Ukko, Ilmatar and Vellamo represent elements through our traditional gods and goddesses.
If you wish, you can book our fifth sauna, Repo for private use.
Betweeen 28.3 – 18.4
Open every day 15:00-22:00
Between 19.4 – 27.6
Thu, Fri, Sat, 15:00-22:00
Between 28.6 – 30.9
Every day 15:00 – 22:00
It is worth coming to the sauna
before 20:00, because it can easily
take several hours in our saunas.
Single ticket 25€
Family ticket 50€
10x ticket 190€
Season pass 150€
Buy tickets from
Hotelli Jeris / Arctic Sauna World
+358 (0) 40 183 1973
Ukko – The Fire Sauna
Ukko, the king of all gods, Master of lighting, fire and air.
Our most traditional sauna, the smoke sauna belongs to Ukko. During the heating process smoke goes through the whole sauna colouring it black and giving the scent of smoke. This dark atmospheric sauna provides fiery and hot Löyly if you ask for it.
Tapio – The Earth Sauna
Tapio is the antlered king of forest, protector of the animals. In this sauna you can find the feeling of earth and forest. Sauna is split to four directions, North, East, South and West. Each providing different kind of Löyly.
Vellamo – The Water Sauna
Vellamo, goddess of water, the ruler of lakes and rivers, wherever there is water, Vellamo is present. Sauna has a panoramic view over lake Jeris. Texture of water reflects on the surfaces of sauna creating a calming atmosphere. Sauna of Vellamo gives you soft and moist Löyly making this sauna perfect for longer relaxation.
Ilmatar – The Air Sauna
Ilmatar, Goddes of wind, the first mother in the beginning of times.
Sauna of Ilmatar has no fire or thick walls. Infrared heaters inside a traditional kota, Lappish teepee provides with soft and gentle heat. Sauna of Ilmatar is half sauna, half relaxing room to enjoy the pure summer nature and windy atmosphere. Bright light therapy and the sounds of nature brings the warm feeling of Lappish summer during the polar night.
Repo sauna – for private relaxation
Repo sauna is a private sauna for 10 persons. Sauna is located few metres away from Lake Jeris and it’s panoramic windows open the whole lake scenery into the sauna.
Upstairs lounge also has all-sky windows that open up the night sky to the people relaxing upstairs. Lounge can also be modified into 4 person sleeping space.
15 meters of fresh ice water
On the terrace of Arctic Sauna World there is a 15m wide ice hole, where you can take a fresh dip either along the stairs, or you can descend along the ladder on the sides. The ice hole is about 1.6m deep in winter, but you can also take a light dip on the wide stairs.
Floor from the saunas to the open air is heated.
Relax with the scenery
The large lounge with large landscapes offers a great setting for a relaxing break between the saunas. Spring water is also available free of charge in the lounge. Other refreshments, beer, cider and lonkero can be bought at reception.