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. You may even spot reindeer roaming around.
Included in your 3 or 4 night Santa holiday are:
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Conveniently located, excellent value, well-equipped semi-detached cabins within easy walking distance of Äkäs Hotel (150-250m) where all Santa Break excursions depart from, and where guests have the option of taking pre-bookable half board meals or self-catering.
3 nights Sunday to Wednesday.
4 nights Wednesday to Sunday.
DAY 1 Inghams Santa representatives will be waiting at Kittilä airport to welcome you and escort you by coach to your accommodation. Then shortly after arriving in resort, you will collect your complimentary thermal suits and boots. There will be plenty of time to explore your snowy surroundings, build snowmen, find a toboggan and throw those mandatory snowballs.
DAY 2 After breakfast join us for a welcome get together to help you plan your activities for the next days. Later in the day a magical jaunt is in store with a visit to one of Santa’s enchanting workshops. Here you will enjoy an exclusive private family meeting with Santa himself. You can also take part in supervised fun festive games, try kick sledging, and help the elves bake gingerbread biscuits. Outdoors you can meet Comet the Reindeer, have great fun tobogganing in the snow, fry sausages on an open fire or take a snowmobile ride through a magic forest.
DAY 3 Join in the fun by booking our exciting optional excursions. Perhaps a combined husky and reindeer farm visit and sleigh rides in the morning, followed by an exhilarating snowmobile safari in the afternoon. Alternatively try a few hours skiing on the slopes or wander around the local craft shops. Then get ready for a festive gala dinner in the evening, including party games and a disco. Tuck into a gala feast of traditional roast turkey Christmas dinner and Lappish specialities.
Please note that “festive gala dinner” takes place on Day 4 for 4 night guests.
DAY 4 (for 4 night guests only) Today you can choose whether to book additional winter activities and safaris or try a few hours skiing on the slopes. Perhaps you would prefer to wander around the local craft shops, relax at the hotel swimming pool (if staying at Akas Hotel and Alp Apartments) or simply play in the snow. Then get ready for a festive gala dinner in the evening (see Day 3 for details).
DAY 5 (or DAY 4 for 3 night guests) After a magical few days, it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends before being transferred by coach to the
airport for your flight home.
Please note the above itinerary may vary according to arrival and departure times.
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. Cuddle the husky puppies and enjoy a 2km dog-sled ride through the sparkling winter landscape.
Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.
Prices from: £65 Adult / £35 Child
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.
Single Prices from: (1 Adult alone) £89 Adult
Double Prices from: (2 sharing) £65 Adult / £15 Child
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
Prices from: £59 Adult or Child
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 locally for transportation to reindeer & husky safari. On snowmobile excursions Inghams (and most other travel policies) will provide cover for personal and medical expenses but not for damage to the snowmobile etc. If the snowmobile is damaged then a compulsory insurance excess of approx. €850 in Levi and €550 in Ylläs will be payable direct to the excursion provider.
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.
Resort Code: FIYL
Languages spoken: Finnish and Sámi
Time difference: GMT+2
Santa Breaks 2018
|Departure day||To||Depart from/Supplement|
|Sunday 25 Nov, 2, 9 & 16 Dec for 3 nights or
Wednesday 28 Nov & 5, 12 & 19 Dec for 4 nights
Gatwick (all dates)
Manchester (all dates),
Bristol (25, 28 Nov, 2, 5, 9, 12, 16 Dec)
Newcastle (28 Nov, 2 Dec)
East Midlands (5, 9, 12, 16 Dec)
Please note some flight supplements may apply. Transfer Approx. 50 mins.
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: Yes
Resort Ski bus available: Yes