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Villa Armas Cabins

  • Lapland/Finland, Santa Breaks in Yllas

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Villa Armas Cabins are excellent value, well -equipped, semi-detached log cabins conveniently located close to the Äkäs (Snow Elf) Hotel, from which all our Santa Break excursions depart. The cabins are all arranged next to each other in a peaceful area 150-250m from the Akas Hotel, making them an excellent choice for larger parties wanting to book cabins close to each other, and for those guests who want the convenience of a short walk to the departure point of all the Santa Break activities. Guests have the option of self-catering or pre-bookable half board, breakfast and 3-course evening meal, taken at the Äkäs Hotel.

Added value

Free food starter packs for self catering guests

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 10
  • No. of buildings: 0
  • No. of floors: 2
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:

All cabin facilities include shower, WC, sauna, fireplace (wood included), TV, CD, full oven, toaster, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, coffee maker, iron and drying closet. All linen, towels, firewood and final clean included. 

  • 3-room + mezzanine, 45m² + 14m² (A6) sleeps 2-6 people in 2 twin bedrooms, a single bed in the mezzanine, double sofa-bed in open-plan living room/kitchen. 

Accessibility

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

Not suitable for wheelchair users.

Meals

  • Optional prebookable half board, hot and cold buffet breakfast and 3-course buffet evening meal, taken at Äkäs Hotel (Snow Elf) Hotel, 150-250m away.
  • A complimentary food starter pack is provided on arrival for self-catering guests only (not applicable if pre-booking optional half board)

Food Starter Packs (for self-catering guests)

We include basic supplies so you do not have to worry about going shopping the moment you arrive. Exact contents vary but will normally include bread, milk, tea, coffee, sugar, fruit juice, cereal, cheese and biscuits. (Not applicable if pre-booking optional half board).

  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    150-250m away at Äkäs Hotel (Snow Elf) Hotel

Board basis options available

  • Half Board
  • Self Catering

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 (over the age of 2 years old - 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: 24.172670
  • Latitude: 67.604867
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 200
  • Distance to City Centre: 350

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. Child excursion age is 4-12yrs incl. Children under 4yrs old are FREE but not allowed on snowmobile safari and will be required to pay for the transfer to the reindeer & husky safari. Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs old and bring a full photographic driver's license. Children 8yrs or above must be at least 140cm tall to ride as a passenger on the snowmobile. 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.

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

  • All have shower, wc, sauna, fireplace (wood included), central heating, TV, CD-player, fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, toaster, fridge, dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, coffee-maker, iron and ironing board, clothes drying closet.
  • Sauna

Local Fees and Taxes

  • Guests may pay to use 'Äkäs' Hotel pool and sauna (150-250m away).
  • Included: Linen, towels, firewood and final clean.

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Villa Armas Cabins
Santa Breaks in Yllas, Self Catering
29/11/2020 - 3 nights
6 adults
From London Gatwick
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