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).
Types of accommodation
Hotel rooms *** (3 star quality)
Studios and Äkäs Alp Apartments **** (4 star quality)
Hotel room (A3, C1), sleeps 1-3
All comfortable hotel twin rooms have:
1-room Studio (B3) 28m², sleeps 2-3
High-quality Kanerva Studios in adjacent building (50m from main hotel) have:
Äkäs Alp Apartments
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).
Included: Linen, towels and final clean.
Board basis options available
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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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.