The most authentic Lapland experience you can get

The most authentic Lapland experience will introduce you to Lapland today and in the past.  

Essence of Lapland  has the best activities Lapland can offer combined with Jeris Lakeside Resort, an arctic gem nestled between Pallas fells and magical Lake Jeris.  

Daily adventures will take you through the unspoilt nature of Fell-Lapland and national park of Pallas-Ylläs while breathing the cleanest air in the world. During your holiday you will venture around the snowy forests and ice-covered lakes with huskies, reindeer and snowmobile.

For the inquisitive minded we’ll tell you everything about our local culture, science and myths behind auroras and of course teach you new skills such as winter net fishing. 

Lapland is full of different adventures and experiences, we’re pretty confident that this is the holiday answering how to get a perfect Lapland experience.


Enjoy a holiday with all the Lapland’s bucket-list activities

Optimal locations for Northern lights hunting & northern lights info included in the package 

Savour a traditional dinner and listen to live Joik music

Starting from 2055€ / person

Dec, Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr in Jeris Lakeside Resort


  • Return transfers from Kittilä Airport
  • Warm winter clothing
  • Accommodation for 7 nights with full board
    (from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day), Farewell dinner, complimentary coffee and tea in the hotel main restaurant
  • Activity itinerary


Essence of Lapland holiday is available in
Jeris Lakeside Resort.


Day 1                 

Day 2-7
Activities and free time

Day 8

Saturday and Sunday arrivals.

Special tip!

Upgrade your dinner to Wilderness Plus Menu and enjoy special meals made of local ingredients every night.

You can also make your stay with us even more memorable by booking one of our Special accommodation for a night during your holiday.


Snowmobile Tour with Net Fishing

Snowmobiling through snow covered forests to a nearby lake is unforgettable. Learn the techniques of the ancient net fishing and enjoy an outdoor lunch. Snowmobile safaris are based on two persons sharing a snowmobile.

Husky Tour 15km

The greatest way to see Lapland is on a silent dog sledding tour! Meet the happy huskies and enjoy an approx. 15 km safari, two persons per sled.

Secrets of the Northern Lights

Join our informative workshop over the fascinating phenomenon of the Northern Lights, and the science behind it.

Joik evening & Traditional
Dinner by Open Fire

Enjoy a traditional dinner served in the lakeside restaurant or a traditional Kota hut with an open fire. After dinner you will listen to live Joik music and learn about the stories that lie behind the rhythms and melodies of the traditional Sámi songs.

Snowshoeing in National Park

Visit the Pallas National Park, the largest fell area in Western Lapland. Hike higher up the fell to catch the most beautiful views and breathe in the cleanest air in the world.

Arctic Sauna World Visit

Relax in the Finnish saunas on the Lake Jerisjärvi, and try out winter swimming, well known for its health benefits.

Life at the Reindeer Farm

Visit a 100-year-old unique Lappish farmhouse and a reindeer museum in the small village of Torassieppi nearby. Test your reindeer herder skills by throwing suopunki, a Lappish lasso, and driving a 3km round in the forest with a reindeer sleigh.

Aurora Snow Shuttle

Let us shuttle you with to an evening campfire into the quiet, snowy forest, far away from the light pollution.

Important information

Snowmobile safaris have a self-liability of max. 800€ per snowmobile. The driver of the snowmobile must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driving license (for vehicles with at least 125 cc).

We recommend this program for children 4 years and older. Small children will be sitting in the guides sleighs during husky- and snowmobile safaris.

Harriniva Hotels & Safaris reserves the right to make changes to activities for reasons of safety or other unforeseen circumstances. Full itinerary will be given to guests on arrival.