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Akäs (Snow Elf) Hotel & Alp Apartments

  • Lapland/Finland, Santa Breaks in Yllas

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An atmospheric family-friendly hotel conveniently situated in the heart of this traditional unspoilt Lappish community. Highly recommended well-equipped excellent quality apartments are situated 100m from the main hotel in a peaceful scenic location. The hotel acts as the hub for our Santa programme in Ylläs and all excursions leave from the door. The village centre is a 5 minute's walk away (450m).

Added value

Festive Feast Included

Private meeting with Santa and festive fun included

Thermal Suits & Boots Included

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 72
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 2
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

Hotel room (3 star quality)

All rooms in the Äkas Hotel include a shower, WC, hairdryer, mini bar, TV, telephone and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Twin Room (A3) can sleep from 2-3 people, being able to add a 3rd bed
  • Single Room (C1) is sole occupancy of a twin room and there is no single supplement

Äkäs Alp Apartments (4 star quality)

Highly recommended, attractive, well-equipped high quality apartments. All have shower, sauna, separate WC, telephone, iron, hairdryer, 2 TVs (pay-movies), drying closet, kitchen with microwave, 2 ring hob, fridge, coffee-maker, toaster, dishwasher, table and chairs, wood-burning stove (firewood included). All linen, towels and final clean are included. 

  • 2-room Apartment, 42m² (D4) can sleep 2-4 people in 1 twin bedroom and a double sofa bed in lounge, and all facilities as above
  • 3-room Apartment, 56m² (E6) can sleep 2-6 people in 2 twin bedrooms and a double sofa bed in lounge, with all facilities as above

Accessibility

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

Meals

  • Good hot & cold buffet breakfast
  • 3 course buffet dinner or €10 credit towards à la carte menu

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

Santa Breaks in Yllas

Ylläs is an idyllic unspoiled Lappish village with marvellous scenery and high-quality cosy log cabins dotted around the woods. Äkäs Hotel is the main focus of entertainment but there is also a handful of colourful local bars and restaurants and an excellent large supermarket. With stunning unspoiled natural scenery, the skies here are especially clear, ideal for witnessing the magical Northern Lights. You may even spot reindeer roaming around.

All of our Santa Breaks include an amazing half day full of atmosphere and fun for the children. Visit Santa's Hideaway and make gingerbread with the elves, don’t miss the chance to meet Comet the reindeer and enjoy various snow games for youngsters - with tobogganing and snowballs always on the agenda. Plus of course, there's the highlight of the day - 

A private meeting with Santa Claus himself guaranteed for each family!

We also include arctic thermal suits and warm snow boots for all adults and children (3 years and older - as these breaks are not recommended for infants). Meaning you can 'come as you are' with your normal winter outdoor clothing, and we'll do the rest, so you can relax and enjoy the Lapland snow.

There is always time to join your choice of additional optional activities such as husky, reindeer and snowmobile safaris or perhaps try skiing or snowboarding.

Finally, to round off your break, enjoy a very special Farewell Feast full of festivities including, fun games, a disco and a small present and certificate for each child. For winter 2019/20 Santa Breaks children can expect a visit from Santa to say goodbye. For winter 2020/21 Santa will be exclusively met at his hideaway home! 

For the ultimate trip of festive fun, our 7 night Lapland holidays offer the opportunity to extend your stay. Many of the properties available for a Santa Break are also available for a 7 night stay and whilst the visit with Santa & thermals are not included as standard, simply add the 'Santa's Hideaway' excursion and thermal clothing to your holiday package at the time of booking.

Enoy an unforgettable short break in December to get the whole family well and truly into the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas!

Our Santa Breaks include:

  • Half day at Santa's Hideaway including private meeting with Santa and games and more with the Elves
  • Thermal Suits and Snow Boots (3yrs +)
  • Farewell Feast with gala meal, small gift, certificate and disco!
  • Option to add husky, reindeer & snowmobile safaris
  • Option to add ski/snowboard taster
  • Choice of 7 accommodations in Levi and Ylläs
  • Option of half board or self catered

See here for our Santa Break FAQs.

Things to do in resort

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 24.171597
  • Latitude: 67.603780
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For more information on travel and transport visit our Santa Breaks in Yllas page

Excursions

Combined Husky & Reindeer Safari

An animal lover’s dream and a great value excursion that makes the most of your valuable holiday time. Meet some of Santa's reindeer deep in their silent forest hideaway. Learn about their way of life from colourful local Sámi herders and enjoy a romantic reindeer sleigh ride for 1½km across the snowy landscape. Delicious hot fruit juice and cake will be served. Next it’s time to visit the huskies in their nearby cosy wilderness home. Learn about their way of life while huddled around a campfire inside a traditional Lappish Kota hut. Visit the husky puppies and enjoy a 2km dog-sled ride through the sparkling winter landscape.

Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs. 

Snowmobile Safari

Experience an exhilarating 25km ride through beautiful scenery, snow-laden forests and frozen lakes. Snowmobiles are fun and easy to ride on your own or sharing with a passenger. Children either share with an adult (over 8yrs only, subject to height restrictions) or are towed in a sled behind the guide (sleds are not covered in Ylläs).

Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.

Ski Taster Package

(For 4 night complete beginner guests only)
An opportunity for guests who have never skied before to try the wonderful world of skiing. Conditions are ideal for learning to ski with empty slopes and friendly English speaking instructors. 

But beware, you may enjoy yourself so much that you will want to return to experience one of our 7 night holidays.

  • Ski tuition for 1½ hours
  • Skis & boots hire all day
  • Free use of beginner lifts all day

Notes for all above excursions: 

Ski Taster Package is for guests 5yrs or older. We act as at all times as the selling agent for the supplier of excursions and activities. Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. Snowmobile, Husky and Reindeer Safaris child age is 4-12yrs. Children 0-3 years can take part in the husky and reindeer safari by paying a fixed charge for the transport but are not allowed on any Snowmobile safaris. On Inghams, and most other travel policies, cover is provided for personal and medical expenses but not for damage to the snowmobile itself. Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs old and bring a full driver's license with them. Children 8yrs or above must be at least 140cm tall to ride as a passenger on the snowmobile. Insurance is included by the snowmobile company for damage to the snowmobile or to third parties and their property but please note there is an insurance excess of approximately 850 Euro in Levi and Ylläs payable directly to the excursion provider. 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.

Please note that we act at all times as the selling agent for the supplier of excursions and activities. See Terms & Conditions for further information.

Facilities

  • Guest PC in lobby (Free)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Internet corner
  • WiFi
  • Café
  • Spa

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Akas (Snow Elf) Hotel & Alp Apartments
Santa Breaks in Yllas, Half Board
29/11/2020 - 3 nights
6 adults
From Manchester Int.
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