Several fells and two Lappish villages make up the area of Yllas. At 718m, Ylläs fell itself is one of the highest fells in Lapland. Äkäslompolo village is located on the northern side of the the Ylläs fell and Ylläsjärvi village on the southern side.
With a skiing tradition dating back to 1930’s, it's no wonder that this region is so famous for it's 350km of cross country skiing tracks in some of Lapland's most enchanting country.
Inside a small cottage in the centre of Akaslompolo, lives Santa. Pop into say hello, post your Christmas list and let Santa judge whether you've been naughty or nice.
In the unique setting of Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, you can find day trip hiking routes for every day of your holiday. With a selection of routes and facilities including lean-tos and campfire spots, there is something all abilities.
Nordic Fitness Sports Park Yllas™
The Ylläs Nordic Fitness Sports Park will have 100 km of varying routes for nordic walking in this surroundings of Ylläs fell, to all Nordic walking enthusiasts. Routes are also suitable for mountain biking.
Lainio Snow Village
Opens every year on the first of December. Enjoy a warm drink at the ice bar, spend a night in the snow hotel, get lost in the maze, and admire the magnificent ice sculptures.
Excellent canoeing routes through rivers and lakes and when you feel peckish, hop out and grab a handful of cloudberries or blueberries.
Yllas rivers and lakes are a treasure trove for fishing enthusiasts with opportunities to catch salmon, brown trout, grayling and Arctic charr.
• Fantastic Santa Claus attraction
• Every form of summer and winter sport activity
• Shops, bars and restaurants
• Indoor and outdoor leisure facilities
• New hotels, restaurants and cabins planned
• Under 1 hour from airport
• Regular flights from UK and Europe
• Easy transfers from airport
• Traditional Lappish village in beautiful lakeside setting
• Surrounded by nature
• Close to National Park
• Northern Lights
• Summer midnight sun