Lapland Holidays in Ylläs

An unspoiled winter wonderland with magnificent national park scenery

  • Located in the Arctic Circle 
  • Pre-bookable activities and excursions 
  • Cosy log cabins 
  • Search for the Northern Lights in the clear night skies

Ylläs combines all the ingredients necessary for a perfect Lapland experience. It's named after the fell Yllästunturi and we offer cosy comfortable accommodation for your winter break in three main areas; Äkäslompolo - to the north of the fell, Ylläsjärvi and Ylläsrinnie on the south side of the fell.

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Arctic skiing and activity holidays in Ylläs

Guests return here year after year to enjoy the stunning unspoiled natural scenery, Finland’s longest ski slopes, an excellent network of cross-country trails and winter excursions. There's no better place to try out the exciting experiences on offer in the Arctic Circle. We've got a great choice of activities on offer in Ylläs, including reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris. The skies here are especially clear, ideal for witnessing the magical Northern Lights.

Where to stay in Ylläs

With a great selection of accommodation, including an excellent selection of cosy, traditional log cabins - you'll be spoilt for choice here. The resort comprises two Lappish villages set about 15 minutes apart connected by a resort shuttle bus. Äkäslompolo is the main village where we have a choice of hotels, apartments and log cabins, including the lovely Äkäs Apartments. Skiers and boarders looking for the best slope side position will love Ylläsjärvi where you'll find the Ylläs Saaga Spa Hotel and apartments in a panoramic slope side position. Just 10 minutes from Ylläsjärvi, we have introduced more beautiful log cabins to our collection. They're located in the rural, wooded Ylläsrinnie area - the perfect choice for those looking for a relaxed winter wonderland experience. 

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Ylläs

On an Ingham's Lapland holiday you'll have your flights, transfers and accommodation included. All you'll need to do is decide which activities you want to add on. Skiiers and boarders can add on lift passes, equipment and lessons with us too. Our Ingham's Representatives based in Ylläs are also on hand to help you make the most of your Lapland holiday - if you need any advice, tips or assistance while you're away, they will be there to help. 

Santa Breaks in Ylläs

  • 3 or 4 night Santa Breaks to visit Santa in Lapland are also available in our resorts of Levi and Ylläs in December. Please click on the link Ylläs Santa Breaks
  • Did you know that if you book a 7 night holiday to Lapland in December you can also visit Santa in his Hideaway? Simply pick up and purchase the 'Santa's Hideaway' excursion at the time of booking and the whole family can enjoy a private meeting with Santa, a gift for children, fun and games including creating Christmas decorations with the Elves and baking gingerbread!
  • Every 7 night holiday to Lapland departing before Christmas includes a festive feast! For even more festive fun, why not indulge in a reindeer sleigh ride or dash through enchanting snow-laden forests on a snowmobile or husky safari!

Added value

Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Husky, Reindeer & Snowmobile Safaris! (subject to availability)

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Miilu Talvi Rinteeseen Scaled

The charming Miilu Northern Light Cabins enjoy a remote location in Finnish Lapland, giving you one of the best chances at spotting the natural phenomenon.  These modern cabins are a perfect choice for families and friends travelling to Lapland this winter season, with cosy sleeping areas, a well equipped kitchenette and views of the Yllasjarvi lake.

  • from£649pp
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  • 48 rooms
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Highly recommended, excellent quality self-catering apartments located just 100 metres from Äkäs Hotel in a scenic, peaceful location and next to the start of the cross-country ski trails.  Guests may choose to self-cater or pre-book optional half board at a supplement taken at the Äkäs Hotel. 

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Äkäs Cabins exterior

These cosy, open-plan log cabins have sauna and fireplace and are located just 3-5 minutes' walk (250-450 metres) from the Äkäs Hotel main reception building. The cross-country ski trails start from just outside and the well-stocked large supermarket is nearby. These cabins are offered on a self catering board basis with the option to upgrade to half board.

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Highly recommended, idyllic, high-quality modern log cabins, dotted around the woods in a variety of scenic locations. All cabins have their own private sauna and fireplace for that classic and cosy Lappish experience. Excellent cross-country skiing starts from the door. These cabins are available on a self catering board basis with the option to upgrade to half board.

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Excellent value, modern, well-equipped and attractively furnished cabins located next door to the cross-country trails, 200m from the ski bus stop and 700m from the village centre. Cabins are self-catering, but guests have the option to pre-book half board with buffet breakfast and 3 course buffet evening meal taken at Äkäs Hotel.

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Lapland Hotels Yllaskaltio Winter Time Referred Content

Stay close to the centre of Akaslompolo with great links, via the local ski bus (payable locally), to the slopes. Enjoy tasty meals on a half board basis in the Ylläskaltio Restaurant and comfortable rooms, each with their own sauna. 

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Lapland Hotels Saaga Chalets 2 Bedrooms

Modern self-catering apartments forming part of the Ylläs Saaga Hotel Resort with its excellent spa facilities (pre-bookable or payable locally). The slope-side property offers great convenience with panoramic views over the surrounding Lappish countryside and the Ylläsjarvi side of the fell. 

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Yllas Saaga Spa Ext4

A modern resort hotel beside the ski slopes, with excellent spa facilities (pre-book or pay locally) and a choice of superior hotel rooms and high-quality self-catering apartments. All our hotel room prices are based on half board included. For self-catering apartments, see Ylläs Saaga Apartments.

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Beginner skiing in Ylläs

An ideal resort in which to learn to ski or board. Uncrowded perfectly groomed slopes, small classes and friendly English speaking instructors.

Intermediate skiing in Ylläs

Great area for early intermediates with wide flattering runs and no lift queues.

Advanced skiing in Ylläs

Limited challenges but some good off-piste snow conditions.

Snowboarding in Ylläs

1 floodlit snow parks with jumps, a super-pipe and boarder-cross course.

Cross-country skiing in Ylläs

Excellent for all ability levels with refreshment huts and unlimited trails in wonderful scenery. 

Ylläs is a cross-country skier’s paradise. It has 330kms of trails  prepared for both classic and skating styles. 38kms of these are floodlit. Many of the tracks take you into the spectacular scenery of Pallas-Ylläs National Park where Lapland’s pristine nature is carefully preserved. The trails range in elevation between 190 and 540 metres, including so-called “warm tracks” where it might be as much as 15 degrees warmer than down in the village due to the temperature inversion. There is a wonderful variety of tracks for all skier levels which easily allow for routes to be lengthened or shortened according to how you feel during the day.

The area consists of seven fells, with Ylläs fell being one of the highest in Lapland at 718m, making it possible to ski a different route each day. In addition to countless circular routes, one-way trips can be made using taxis or the ski bus which runs regularly between the two villages of Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi. Guided trips can be arranged through ‘Seven Fells Up’, while Äkäslompolo SportShop in the village centre is an excellent local resource for nordic skiers. There is a network of 14 ski track cafés (some only open from mid-February), plus 25 campfire shelters where you can fry your own sausages like a true Finn.


Mountain facts
Area 53 km
Resort Altitude 250m
Ski Alt. From 250m
Ski Alt. To 718m
Runs 29 24 4
Longest run 3 Km
Run Information

60 (30 floodlit); 33 runs covered by snow cannons

Lifts Lifts 30, Chairlifts 1, Draglifts 28, Gondolas 1
Lift Times

30 of the 63 runs are floodlit, open December to mid-February. 

Full area is open from mid-February. 

Lift Ski LockersYes
Local Pass Lifts30
Night Skiing IncludedYes
Mountain Restaurants11
Cross Country Trails

330km of trails (35km floodlit). Snowmobiling, over 320km of marked trails.

Off-piste OptionsYes
Slope DirectionN, S, W
Snowpark Info

2 floodlit snowparks with jumps, a super-pipe and boarder-cross course.

Excursions

Pre-bookable Lapland Excursions:

There are a number of excursions that are eagerly awaiting you. Check them out and make the most of your Lapland adventure by choosing one of our excursion offers and enjoy 3 for 2 on selected excursions or experience the magic of Lapland with the Santa Experience.

Snowmobile Safari Reindeer Safari Husky Safari
Santa's Hideaway Lainio Snow Hotel and Village Visit Lainio Snow Hotel Overnight Stay
Snowshoe Safari    

 

Snowmobile safari Age (years) Price per person Duration
Single (1 adult driving alone) 18+ £125 approx. 2 - 2.5 hours (from Äkäslompolo)
approx. 25km
Double (2 sharing) 11+ & 140cm+ tall £90
Child in sleigh/Pod 4 -10 £65

All drivers must be 18yrs+ and bring a full, valid photographic driver's licence with them to the excursion.

Children must be aged 11 yrs or above and at least 140cm tall to ride as a passenger on a snowmobile, they must be able to touch the foot rest when sat on the snowmobile. Children under this height or aged 4-10yrs will be towed in a sled or pod behind the guide. It is not possible for infants (aged 0-3 years) to take part in this excursion. 

Single riders who have purchased a sharing snowmobile may need to upgrade locally to a single driving snowmobile, if a sharing snowmobile is not available.

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Reindeer safari Age (years) Price per person Duration
Adult - 1km  13+ £125 approx. 1.5 hours at farm
Child - 1km 4 - 12 £95
1 - 3 £15

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Husky safari Age (years) Price per person Duration Driven by
Adult - Mini 2km 13+ £95 approx. 1.5 hours at farm Guest
Child - Mini 2km 2 - 12 £70
0 - 1 £15
Adult - Super 9km 13+ £150 approx. 1.5 hours at farm Guest
Child- Super 9km 4-12 (7+ recommended) £120

Children younger than 4 are only allowed on 2km husky safari.  

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Santa's Hideaway Age (years) Price per person Duration
Adult 17+ £99 approx. 2 hours at venue
Child 4-16yrs £89
1-3yrs £15

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Lainio Snow Hotel and Village Visit Age (years) Price per person Duration
Adult  15+ £70 approx. 1 hour 30 mins at Snow Village (includes guided tour)
Child 4-14yrs £55
1-3yrs £15

Available from mid December onwards. Visits that are booked before the public opening date, there may not be a completed Village to see. You will be able to have a more 'behind the scenes' visit and maybe see the artists working. The completion of the Snow Village is weather dependant.

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Overnight Experiences Price per person from (breakfast included)
Lainio Snow Hotel £199

Having the opportunity to stay in the SnowHotel, surrounded by beautifully illuminated ice art, is truly a night to remember. Choose to stay overnight in a Standard room or in the more ornate and unique Ice Suites. Optional half board upgrade available. 

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Snowshoe Safari Age (years) Price per person Duration
Adult - daytime 13+ £70 approx. 2 hours
Child - daytime 7 - 12yrs £55
Adult - evening 13+ £75 approx. 2 hours
Child - evening 7 - 12yrs £60

Please note: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather and other conditions. In extremely cold temperatures or bad weather conditions excursions may be cancelled at late notice. Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

Days and timings of excursions will be confirmed on arrival in resort.

Travel insurance is a condition of booking with us, and you should ensure that your chosen policy covers the activities that you plan to take part in during your holiday. Your policy should provide cover for your own personal and medical expenses, however individual policies will not cover damage to snowmobiles or skidoos and a compulsory excess will be payable directly to the supplier of the snowmobile/skidoo excursion.

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Ski Packs - Akaslompolo

Learn to Ski or Board Package (for complete beginners)

6 days 

Child

Adult 

12 years +

Learn to Ski £231 (6-11years) £294
Learn to Board  £244 (7-11years) £319

Included for 7 days

  • 7 days lift pass
  • 7 days 'Blue' ski/board & boot hire
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)

 

Ski or Board Saver Package

6 days

Child 

Adult

12 years +

Ski saver £240 (6-11years) £334
Board saver  £240 (7-11years) £334

Included for 7 days 

  • 7 day lift pass
  • 7 days 'Red' ski/board & boot hire for adults, 'Blue' skis and boots for children
  • 3 days tuition (1½ per day) ski or snowboard

 

Learn to Cross-Country Ski (for complete beginners)

6 days 

Adult 

12 years +

Learn to Cross-Country £294

Included for 7 days

  • 7 days 'Blue' ski & boot hire*
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)

 

Ski pack information

Learn To Ski, Board & Cross-country is for complete beginners only (guests who have never skied). Any guests booking this package who have skied before will be charged an upgrade cost locally.

All Learn to Ski/Board/Cross-country and Ski Inclusive Plus bundles must be pre-booked in UK and are not bookable locally.

Children 5yrs old should only book tuition as lift pass & equipment are FREE.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Ski Packs - Yllas Saaga

Learn to Ski or Board Package (for complete beginners)

5 days 

Child

Adult 

12 years +

Learn to Ski £236 (6-11years) £301
Learn to Board  £256 (7-11years) £347

Included for 7 days

  • 7 days lift pass
  • 7 days 'Blue' ski/board & boot hire
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)

 

Ski or Board Saver Package

3 days

Child 

Adult

12 years +

Ski saver £257 (6-11years) £357
Board saver  £267 (7-11years) £367

Included for 7 days 

  • 7 day lift pass
  • 7 days 'Red' ski/board & boot hire for adults, 'Blue' skis and boots for children
  • 3 days tuition (1½ per day) ski or snowboard

 

Learn to Cross-Country Ski (for complete beginners)

5 days 

Adult 

12 years +

Learn to Cross-Country £294

Included for 7 days

  • 7 days 'Blue' ski & boot hire*
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)

 

Ski pack information

Learn To Ski, Board & Cross-country is for complete beginners only (guests who have never skied). Any guests booking this package who have skied before will be charged an upgrade cost locally.

All Learn to Ski/Board/Cross-country and Ski Inclusive Plus bundles must be pre-booked in UK and are not bookable locally.

Children 5yrs old should only book tuition as lift pass & equipment are FREE.

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Lift Pass

Yllas lift pass - Akaslompolo 

6 days Season Child
6 - 11 years
Adult
12 - 64 years
Senior
65 + years
Local Pass Low £124 £201 £124
High £135 £225 £135

 

Yllas lift pass - Yllas Saaga

6 days Season Child
6 - 11 years
Adult
12 - 64 years
Senior
65 + years
Local Pass Low £117.50 £195.50 £117.50
High £129.50 £219.50 £129.50

 

Lift pass information 

Free lift passes for children aged 1-5 are issued locally.

A compulsory SkiData lift pass key card costs approximately €7.50 payable in resort or you may use a SkiData key card from another resort or previous year.

Season dates

  • Low season: 01 Nov - 13 Dec 24, 05 Jan - 07 Feb 25
  • High season: 14 Dec 24 - 04 Jan 25, 08 Feb - 30 Apr 25

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Equipment Hire

Equipment hire - Akaslompolo 

6 days Category

Child

6 - 11 years

Adult 

12 years +

Skis Blue - £71
Red - £109
Skis & boots  Blue £82 £117
Red - £156

 

6 days

Child

6 - 11 years

Adult 

12 years +

Cross country skis & boots  £71 £99

 

6 days Category

Adult 

12 years +

Snowboard Red £103
Snowboard & boots Red £156

 

Equipment hire - Yllas Saaga

6 days Category

Child

6 - 11 years

Adult 

12 years +

Skis Blue - £68
Red - £102
Skis & boots  Blue £78 £113
Red - £138

 

6 days

Adult 

12 years +

Cross country skis & boots  £106

 

6 days Category

Adult 

12 years +

Snowboard Red £103
Snowboard & boots Red £133

Equipment information 

Please see here for description of hire categories.

Ski/snowboard equipment must be placed in a ski locker (payable locally) or taken with you and returned at the end of your hire period.

 

Thermal suits and boots

Thermal Clothing  Days Child
3 - 12 years
Adult
13 + years
Thermal suits  7 £45 £45
Thermal boots 7 £30 £30

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices are confirmed at time of booking.

Tuition

Ski tuition 

Child

6 - 11 years

Adult

12 years +

3 days  £109 £119
5 days  £170 £193

 

Snowboard tuition 

Child

7 - 11 years

Adult

12 years +

3 days  £109 £119
5 days  £170 £193

 

Cross country tuition

Adult

12 + years

3 days £193
5 days £317

Tuition information 

Levels of tuition

  • Beginner: never skied before

  • Intermediate: snowplough ski turns, turn on gentle slope

  • Advanced: fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Please ensure you pre-book tuition for high season dates to avoid the ski schools being fully booked.

Ski/snowboard equipment must be placed in a ski locker (payable locally) or taken with you. 

 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing. Up-to-date prices will be confirmed at time of booking.

Travel and Transportation

Direct exclusive charter flights to Kittilä depart Sundays for 7 or 14 nights 

  • Gatwick 
  • Bristol  
  • Manchester 

Transfer 35 minutes by coach to Ylläs Saaga Hotel and another 20 minutes to Äkäslompolo for all other Ylläs properties.

Flight supplements may apply.

For Santa Break flight options, see here.

Good to know

  • Snow-sure from November to May
  • Good chance for seeing Northern Lights
  • Excellent selection of cosy, traditional log cabins
  • Price match promise – If you're yet to book, and you find your Inghams Lapland holiday cheaper elsewhere, we’ll price match it
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Ylläs Holiday FAQs

What makes Ylläs a popular destination in Lapland?

Ylläs is known for it's unspoiled natural beauty surrounded by the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Split into two areas either side of the Ylläs ski fell, Äkäslompolo (the main village) to the north and Ylläsjärvi to the south.

Are there ski-in/ski-out accommodations available in Ylläs?

The Saaga Hotel and Apartments are in a great location beside the Ylläsjärvi ski slopes. Our accommodations in Ylläs are located on either side of the ski fell, which can be reached using the local ski bus (payable locally). The main village of Äkäslompolo is to the North and Ylläsjärvi is to the South.

What winter sports can I enjoy in Ylläs?

You can try a range of winter sports in Ylläs - from skiing and snowboarding to exciting winter activities like husky sledding, reindeer safari and snowmobiling. Explore the trails of the National Park on cross-country skis, snow shoes or even by e-bike.

Can I visit Santa's workshop in Ylläs?

Yes, you can pre-book the Santa's Hideaway as an excursion. It's available for all arrivals before Christmas.

Are there any local cultural experiences to try in Ylläs?

Take a reindeer safari to meet and learn about the lives of local Sami people. The farm we visit has been in the same family for over 200 years and they have a personal Sami museum (7 night guests only). Check out the Yllastunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas to learn about the local flora and fauna and the life, history and traditions of villagers in the area. It also has an art gallery which hosts travelling art exhibitions of Finnish artists.

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