Winter Cottage in Jeris
4 nights in a remote cottage
Top rated 'Small & Personal' break. Staying in a Winter Cottage this break includes excellent activities and a personal meeting with Santa in his cabin home. Groups are very small and this trip offers a high level of personal service.
"This short break is packed full of fun-filled activities. I love the fact that it gives you the chance to try so many experiences in such a short space of time and I find the winter cottages at Jeris just ideal for families. These are real activities, not just 5 minute tastes and I think that offers so much to adults and children alike...." Amy Walkington-Gray
Winter Cottage in Jeris is part of the "Small & Personal" collection.
4 nights / 5 days itinerary
Arrival in Lapland
When you touch down at Kittilä Airport, high up above the Arctic, you will be transferred to your cosy accommodation at Hotel Jeris. Here you will enjoy an evening meal before getting to bed for some rest ahead of the start of your adventures tomorrow morning.
Husky Safari & Father Christmas
After breakfast at the hotel this morning, we kick-start your holiday with the huskies. You will travel to the husky centre for a tour and the chance to meet some of the puppies! You will learn about the lives of these working dogs before taking to the trails for your own dog sledding experience. The adults will travel two people per sleigh and the children will travel in a sled pulled by the guide’s team of eager dogs.
You will notice a huge change in the dogs when the sled starts to move. Prior to take off they are loud and excitable, desperate to get going but, as soon as the runners set off, they fall silent and get on with the task at hand. It’s such an experience for adults and children alike and you will cover around 6km in total during the trip. Full instruction will be given prior to setting off.
Lunch will be served back at the hotel.
Visit Father Christmas - This particular experience starts with a snowmobile-pulled sleigh ride across the frozen lake and into the snow-covered forest. Your mission is to locate Father Christmas’ secret cosy cabin, which is tucked away in a secret location. As you travel you really should keep an eye out for elves on the way too, as they’re sometimes seen close by. Then, one at a time, families will be led by one of the elves to meet the great man himself. If it is just your family on the day, then you will be guided straight to his cabin door. Your meeting with Father Christmas is completely private and will last between 10 and 15 minutes so you will have plenty of time to discuss your children’s Christmas wishes and take photos. All children will be given a small gift before they leave as a memento of their visit.
Dinner will be served at the hotel this evening.
Reindeer Farm, Sleigh Ride & Christmas Dinner
Reindeer are synonymous with Lapland and so, of course, we have included a visit to a traditional reindeer farm after breakfast. Here you’ll be shown some essential reindeer herding skills such as lassoing and once you’ve met with the reindeer you will enjoy a short sleigh ride.
Following your animal encounters, you will be ready for lunch. If the conditions are right then your meal will be served in a restaurant made entirely from ice! If this is not a possibility then you will eat around a campfire in a traditional wooden kota (tipi).
Back at Jeris, there will be some free time for you to spend together. You may want to simply have some downtime in your cabin or you may prefer to add in additional activities (payable locally).
This evening a special Christmas dinner will be served in the hotel’s restaurant so you can get a taste of the Finnish festive season.
Snowmobile Safari & Snow Fun Activities
After breakfast, you will head out on snowmobiles for a real adventure. These machines allow you to cover much more ground so you can get out and about and see the size of this vast landscape. The adults will travel two people per snowmobile and both will have the chance to drive (you must be over 18 and hold a full driving licence in order to drive a snowmobile). Children will all travel together in a special sleigh which is pulled behind the guide’s snowmobile. In total, you will cover around 20km before returning to Jeris for a warming lunch.
Your final afternoon will be spent making the most of the brilliant snow conditions. Join local guides as you snowshoe and cross-country ski along trails and whizz down the toboggan slope. There’s also ice hockey and the children can even have a go in the driving seat of mini snowmobiles.
You’ll most certainly work up an appetite for dinner tonight in the restaurant.
Today you must bid farewell to Lapland and you shall be transferred back to the airport for your flights home.
Jeris really encapsulates Finnish Lapland with its snowy forests, frozen lakes and winter fells. We always think of it as being like a haven with its relaxing atmosphere and slower pace of life. With easy access from Kittilä Airport, it is always a favourite with our guests many of whom return year after year for their annual fix of all things Lappish.
Dates & Prices
Below we list ALL departures on the Winter Cottage in Jeris - 4 nights itinerary.Adult & child prices are based on cheapest accommodation and child ages 4-12. Contact Reservations on 0161 298 7477 for price & availability for your family.
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