Äkäs Cabins

  • Lapland/Finland, Yllas

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These cosy, traditional open-plan log cabins, are in the most scenic and peaceful, wooded location in the unspoiled Lappish village of Äkäslompolo.

Excellent Location

Staying here you'll be close to all the local amenities. The Äkäs Hotel, a hub of local entertainment, has a popular bar, dance floor, restaurant and night club. It's about five minute's walk from the cabins and where you'll enjoy your meals if you opt for half board. For those staying self-catered each cabin has a small kitchenette and the well-stocked supermarket is about 10-15 minute walk away. 

Outdoor adventures

The cross-country ski trails start from just outside the cabins, around 314 kilometres of ski tracks wind through the surrounding snowy landscape surrounding Ylläs. The downhill ski area is reached in a few minutes by ski bus (payable locally) which gives you access to a variety of different slopes. Skiing in Lapland is a unique experience, you can ski around the pristine pistes, and even have a go at night skiing earlier in the winter season - the pistes are generally open until late afternoon but are floodlit so the slopes stay open even after sundown.

During your break, check out some of our fantastic optional extras available from Ylläs. Whizz through the snowy fells by snowmobile, or enjoy a husky safari through the forest, you can even book an overnight excursion in the Ice Hotel.  

Spa and relaxation

No Finnish holiday is complete with out experiencing the sauna and these cabins do not disappoint - each one has a private sauna for you to come back to relax in after days out exploring. The cabins also have a fireplace, so you can warm up in the comfort of your own cabin after a day of skiing, snowmobiling or sledding through the wilderness. In addition to this you'll have free use of the swimming pool, saunas and fitness room in the Äkäs Hotel. 


  • 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!

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 53 km
Runs 29 24 4
Longest run 3 Km

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

Lifts Drag lifts 28, Chairlifts 1, Cablecars 0
Slope direction N,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of cabins: 16
  • No. of buildings: 8


Äkas Cabins are about 31m² and sleep up to three people, with twin beds and a single sofa bed. The semi detached log cabins are all open plan and have private entrances.

Cabin facilities

  • Sauna
  • Fireplace (firewood included)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Shower
  • WC
  • Hairdryer
  • TV 
  • Small kitchen area with fridge, microwave, toaster, 2 ring hob and coffee maker
  • One linen and towel set included, per person per week
  • Beds to be made up on arrival
  • Final clean included (bins to be emptied before check-out)


The Akas Cabins are not suitable for wheelchair users. Please give our Reservations team a call if you would like to discuss booking this accommodation.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

Longitude: 24.175395
Latitude: 67.603731

  • 250 - 450 metres to the Äkäs Hotel - where you'll find the restaurant half-board meals, wellness facilities and the meeting point for some excursions
  • 3 kilometres to the ski slopes: the ski bus stop is outside the Äkäs Hotel (payable locally)
  • 700 metres to the village centre, about a 10 minutes walk
  • 1 kilometre (around a 15 minute walk) to the supermarket

All Facilities are located in the Äkäs Hotel:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bar with large dance floor
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant at the Äkäs Hotel
  • Free use of sauna (separate for men and women), indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness room
  • Pool towels (payable locally)
  • Spa treatments (payable locally)

The Äkäs Cabins are self-catered cabins, or you have the option to pre-book half board meals in the nearby Äkäs Hotel. Half board includes a buffet breakfast and three course dinner.  

Guests staying on half board over New Year's Eve will have a gala dinner included, with live music and dancing. 

Festive Feast included for all guests during November and December 2023, for a Christmas celebration and games.


Board basis options available

  • Half Board
  • Self Catering

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per person from £729
Includes £60pp discount
12/01/2025 - 7 nights
3 adults
From London Gatwick
Self Catering
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