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Ylläs

Ylläs lies within the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland.

Ylläs offers natural beauty for your business event. There are seven fells in the Pallas-Ylläs National Park area. At 718 metres, the Ylläs fell is one of the highest in Lapland.

Welcome to Ylläs

The area consists of two original villages: Äkäslompolo lies on the northern side of the Ylläs Fell and Ylläsjärvi is on its southern side. A scenic road connects the two villages.

Where in Finland?

Ylläs

City facts

Population: 300 (Ylläsjärvi), 500 (Äkäslompolo)

Flight connections: Kittilä Airport lies a 45-minute drive and Rovaniemi airport a 2-hour drive away from Ylläs.

Distance from Helsinki:

– Plane to Kittilä 1.5 hours
– Plane to Rovaniemi 1-1.5 hours
– Train to Kolari (12-14hours), 30 minutes from Ylläs
– Car 1 000 kilometres, 12 hours

Contact

Ylläs Travel Information
Tunturintie 54
95970 Äkäslompolo
Tel. +358 40 550 2424
info@yllas.fi


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Magical winters

Winters in Ylläs are wonderful. Beginning in late October or early November, the area offers wonderful cross-country skiing and other outdoor activities, and during Christmas, rows and rows of candles light up the villages and their snow surroundings.

In February, the days get longer and the area’s vast snowy landscapes are bathed in sunlight, creating a magical atmosphere that’s perfect for outdoor activities. Ylläs has a history of skiing that dates back to the 1930’s, when the first skiers would make their way up the fell despite the lack of a road.

A snowshoer standing on a fell and staring at a sunset over a snow-covered forest in Ylläs.
Credits: Hannes Becker

The call of the wild

During the summer, Ylläs is a great place for hiking, trekking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, river rafting, orienteering and traditional berry and mushroom picking. Skiing trails transform into nature trails during the warmer months, offering the ideal location for sports and recreational activities.

Two people mountain biking in Lapland under the midnight sun.