Once the cherished private retreat of Finland’s longest serving President, Urho Kekkonen, Javri Lodge is now an exquisite 13-room boutique hotel. Thanks to the lodge’s visionary owners, Juha and Katja, you can now follow in the snowy footprints of the world leaders who experienced true Arctic serenity here.
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Nestled amidst a cluster of log cabins, 250km above the Arctic Circle, this luxurious lodge oozes sophistication. And for those who are eager to hit the slopes, Finland's northernmost ski resort of Saariselkä is close by.
A sensitively extended log cabin with magnificent floor to ceiling windows, Javri Lodge lets you immerse yourself in the invigorating beauty of the Lapland landscape. Accommodation is luxuriously simple with a Scandi-chic aesthetic. There are no TVs, newspapers or phones in any of the rooms or suites. Instead, Juha and Katja invite you to tune into the rhythm of your surroundings. If it’s snow-clad drama you’re looking for, they can arrange a superb choice of excursions. You'll also find an indoor sauna and pool.
The meals at Javri Lodge are sensational, and enjoyed on a long communal table in the L-shaped living room. Expect local delicacies like Matsutake consommé, trout stuffed with King Crab, filet of reindeer, and fried whitefish from nearby Lake Inari.