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Ylläs combines all the ingredients necessary for a perfect Lapland experience and perfect for a family Winter break. Guests return year after year to enjoy its stunning unspoiled natural scenery. It is made up of two villages of Ylläsjärvi and Akäslompolo, both unassuming in nature but host a range of local bars and restaurants and a regular free ski bus to the lifts (free with the lift pass). The ski area in Ylläs is the largest in Finland and has floodlit skiing to extend the days. As well as down-hill skiing, there are 330kms of cross country trails (35kms floodlit). However the real draw is the activities provided by Lapland safaris – there's everything from ice fishing and a Northern lights safari to snowshoeing, reindeer and husky expeditions. If you’re here at the right time of the year there’s the potential for a trip to see Santa himself. In fact, as well as 7 nights skiing holidays there are also special3 or 4 night Santa Breaks to visit Santa in Lapland.

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Recommended Ylläs Ski Accommodation

Akas Alp Apartments

The highly recommended Äkäs Alp Apartments are owned and managed by the adjacent atmospheric and friendly Äkäs Hotel (100m away)

Villa Armas Cabins

Excellent value, modern, well-equipped and attractively furnished cabins. Cross-country ski trails start from the door.

Akas Cabins

These cosy open-plan log cabins, are in a highly scenic and peaceful wooded location 3-5 minutes' walk from Äkäs Hotel main building.

Yllas Saaga Spa Hotel

A modern ski-in/ski-out resort hotel with excellent spa facilities offering a choice of superior, spacious rooms with modern amenities.

Yllas Saaga Spa Apartments

Modern ski-in/ski-out apartments with excellent spa facilities offering a choice of high-quality self-catering apartments.

Akas Hotel

An atmospheric, friendly hotel situated a highly scenic and peaceful wooded location. It has a pool and spa facilities.

Yllas Log Cabins

Highly recommended, idyllic, high-quality modern log cabins, dotted around the woods in a variety of scenic locations.

Ylläs - Ski Resort Information

Apres Ski: On the quiet side but there is a decent range of bars and restaurants, so you can see how the Finns party.

Activities: Cross Country skiing, Snowmobiling, dog-sledding, reindeer safaris, snow-shoeing, ice fishing.

Eating Out: Dining out is improving and there is a fair choice of restaurants with local Lapp specialities highly recommended.. You can get traditional fish and roast dishes to pizza and burgers.

Other Amenities: Free ski bus in Ylläs during the day with a small charge in the evenings. See the Northern Lights (usually once in every 3 nights with a clear sky).

Ylläs Skiing Information

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Ylläs - Ski Piste Map

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