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Äkäs Hotel

  • Lapland/Finland, Yllas

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An atmospheric and very friendly hotel situated in the traditional unspoiled Lappish village of Äkäslompolo. The property enjoys a scenic, peaceful wooded location with miles of cross-country ski trails starting from the door. The village centre is approximately 500m walk away and the ski bus (free to hotel guests) stops outside the hotel. Its popular bar, dance floor, restaurant and night club form the hub of local entertainment.

Added value

Check out our great offers available for Äkäs Hotel.

No Single Supplement

Festive Feast - Free to all guests departing in December (last feast Xmas Day)

Rooms

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

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

 

Accessibility

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

Not suitable for wheelchair users

Meals

  • Good hot and cold buffet breakfast 
  • 3 course buffet dinner 
  • Guests receive a €10 credit towards the à la carte menu if they wish. 
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner, live music and dancing
  • Any special dietary requirements should be advised at time of booking.
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Lunch service:

    N/A

  • Dinner service:

    Buffet 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

Yllas

Lapland winter wonderland activity holidays in Ylläs

Ylläs combines all the ingredients necessary for a perfect Lapland experience. Guests return year after year to enjoy its stunning unspoiled natural scenery, Finland’s longest ski slopes, an excellent network of cross-country trails and superb choice of accommodation, including our best selection of idyllic high-quality log cabins. It offers a wide choice of activities and safaris, including exhilarating reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris. The skies here are especially clear, ideal for witnessing the magical Northern Lights. The resort comprises two Lappish villages set 15 minutes apart connected by a resort shuttle bus: Äkäslompolo where Äkäs Hotel and all our cabins are located, and Ylläsjärvi where the Ylläs Saaga Spa Hotel enjoys a panoramic slopeside position.

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 Yllas 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, an afternoon of fun and games including creating Christmas decorations with the Elves and baking gingerbread!
  • Every 7 night holiday to Lapland in December includes a festive feast - there's even a small gift and certificate for every child! 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
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 53 km
  • Runs
    29
    24
    4
  • Longest run 3 Km
  • Snowparks

    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

Things to do in resort

Pre-bookable Excursions details and prices:

There are a number of excursions that are eagerly awaiting you and to make the most of your Lapland adventure. Click here to find out more detailed information about each excursion and what they involve, then see below for the duration and price list for Yllas. 

Overnight Experiences:

Having the opportunity to stay in the SnowHotel, surrounded by beautifully illuminated ice art, is truly a night to remember. Choose to stay overnight in a Standard room or in the more ornate and unique Ice Suites.  

Excursion Duration Prices from
Snowmobile Safari 2 hours (from resort)
Approx. 25km
Single (1 adult alone) - Adult: £99
Double (2 sharing)- Adult: £75, Child: £15
Reindeer Safari & Sámi Farm visit 1km safari Adult: £45, Child: £25
Lainio SnowHotel and Village Visit 2½ hours (1½ hrs at Snow Village)
Available from 8 Dec onwards
Adult: £39, Child £25
Husky Safari 2km Safari
10km Safari
22km Safari
Adult: £49, Child: £25
Adult: £79, Child: £45
Adult: £165, Single sled supplement £99, Child: £89
Beginner Snowshoe Safari (daytime or evening) 2 hours Adult: £45
Child: £25
Horse-riding Safari 2½ hrs excursion
(1-1½ hrs on horse)
Adult/Child: £65
Extra £25 per person transport supplement for guests staying at Ylläs Saaga Spa Hotel and Apartments
Northern Lights Horse Sleigh Ride 1½ hours
20-30 minute sleigh ride
Adult: £49
Child: £29
Santa’s Elves' Hideaway

3 hour excursion (2 hours at hideaway)
1 Dec - 4 Jan 2020 & 29 Nov - 2 Jan 2021

Adult: £69
Child: £55
Visit Santa at SantaPark 7 hour excursion (2½ hour drive away)
1 Dec - 4 Jan 2020 & 29 Nov - 2 Jan 2021
Adult: £69
Child: £55
Lainio SnowHotel Overnight Stay

Guided tour, hot berry juice and buffet breakfast

Available 22 Dec onward

Ice suite from: £125

Notes for above excursions: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather and other conditions.

  • Child age for Husky, Reindeer and Snowmobile safaris is 4-12yrs.
  • Children 0-3yrs are free (transport must be prebooked) but are not allowed on 10km or 22km Husky or any Snowmobile safaris.
  • SantaPark and Santa's Hideaway child age 4-16 yrs (0-2 yrs are free).
  • Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs+ and bring a full, valid photographic driver's licence with them.
  • Children aged 8yrs or above must be at lest 140cm tall to ride as a passenger on a snowmobile. Children under this height or less than 8yrs will be towed in a sled behind the guide. 
  • Single riders who have purchased a sharing snowmobile may need to upgrade locally to a single driving snowmobile, if a sharing snowmobile is not available.
  • The overnight stay can be pre-booked but the exact day of the week will only be confirmed within 3 working days of booking as all reservations are subject to availability.

    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.

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 24.171597
  • Latitude: 67.603780
  • Distance to City Centre: 500

For more information on travel and transport visit our Yllas page

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition Winter 2019/20

SPECIAL OFFERS
HALF PRICE OFFER on Thermal Clothing for guests staying at Yllas Log Cabins and Villa Armas Cabins for Winter 2019/20. Guests staying at these properties can pre-book a combined thermal suit and boot package for £30 per person (7 days).  Valid 5.1.20 - 15.2.20
UP TO 15% OFF 'BLUE' CATEGORY SKIS & BOOTS HIRE (already deducted in below prices) for 6 days adult or child skis or skis & boots if pre-booked (plus 7th day FREE issued in resort)
1 Free Day Lift Pass & Equipment Hire - guests pre-booking 6 days lift pass and/or equipment hire receive 7th day Free issued in resort.
Children under 6yrs Ski Free and receive Free Equipment Hire if wearing a Free Rental Helmet and accompanied by an adult.

Winter 2019/20 prices shown below

 

SAVER PACKS

SAVE £££s

 

 


LEARN TO SKI/BOARD* 

For complete beginners only

  • 7 days lift pass
  • 7 days 'Blue' ski/board & boot hire*
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)

Adult Ski/Board: from £267
Child† Ski/Board: from £206

SKI INCLUSIVE PLUS

  • 7 days lift pass
  • 7 days 'Red' ski/board & boot hire**
  • 3 days tuition (1½ per day)

Adult Ski/Board: from £310

Child† Ski/Board: from £231

LEARN TO CROSS-COUNTRY* 

  • 7 days 'Blue' ski & boot hire*
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)

Adult: £176

All Learn to Ski/Board/Cross-country and Ski Inclusive Plus bundles must be pre-booked in UK and are not bookable locally.
*Learn To Ski, Board & Cross-country is for complete beginners only (guests who have never skied). Any guests booking this package who have skied before will be charged an upgrade cost locally.  
Red/black equipment (resort dependant) is for adults only. Children receive standard ('Blue') equipment. 
**Ski/Board Inclusive Plus is for all other levels and includes 'Red' equipment hire, except Child skis & boots are 'Blue'.  †Child Ski & Cross-country 6-11yrs/Child Snowboard 7-11yrs. Children 5yrs old should only book tuition as lift pass & equipment are FREE (see special offers below. 

Please note: A compulsory SkiData lift pass keycard costs approximately €7 payable in resort or guests may use a SkiData keycard from another resort or year.

Lift Passes 

Lift Passes*

Days

Season*

Senior 65yrs+ Adult 12-64yrs Child 6-11yrs

Child 0-5yrs

Local Area Pass 6 L/H £97/£108 £163/£182 £97/£108 FREE

*L = (1-21 Dec & 5 Jan - 15 Feb), H = (All other dates)

Please note: A compulsory SkiData lift pass key card costs approximately €7 payable in resort or guests may use a SkiData key card from another resort or year.

Equipment Hire (6 days with 1 day free issued locally.  See Inghams Plus offers above)

Equipment Description Blue Red

Adult

 

Skis £58 £94
Ski boots £51 £58
Skis & boots

from £102

from £123
Snowboard - from £94
Snowboard & boots - from £123
Cross-country skis & boots from £102 -

Child 6-11yrs

 

Skis £58 -
Ski boots £51 -
Skis & boots £65 -
Snowboard - from £94
Snowboard & boots - from £123
Cross-country skis & boots from £65 -

'Red' ski boots only available for Ylläs Saaga adults. All ski boots for other properties are of the same good standard. 'Blue' skis & boots and 'cross-country' skis & boots or 'Red' skis & boots and snowboard & boots may be exchanged once during rental period at no extra cost. Please see here for description of hire categories.

Tuition

TUITION

Days Hours Adult 12yrs+ Child 5-11yrs†
Ski/Snowboard
3/5

1½ hrs per day

from £92/£149 from £83/£128
Cross-country 3/5 1½ hrs per day from £92/£149 -

†Child snowboard tuition = 7 - 11yrs.

Thermal Suits and Boots 

Clothing Days Adult 13yrs+ Child 3-12yrs
Thermal Suit
7 £39 £39
Thermal boots 7 £19 £19
Guests staying at Yllas Log Cabins and Villa Armas Cabins can pre-book at a  half price offer for a 7 day combined thermal suit and boot package for just £25 per person. Valid 6.1.19-16.2.19.

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down. Correct prices will be advised at the time of booking

Facilities

  • Bar with large dance floor
  • Restaurant
  • Gym, sauna, indoor swimming pool (Free for guests staying at Äkas Hotel, Äkas Cabins and Äkas Alp Apartments, other guests 9€ for an adults and 4.50€ for a child)
  • Spa treatments (pay locally)
  • Wi-Fi available in all hotel rooms and studios
  • Free use of guest PC in lobby
  • Ski waxing room
  • Outside guests may use the pool facilities at the hotel at a small charge of approx. €10 per adult per visit, payable locally (towels extra)
  • Location: 5 minutes' walk (500m) to the village centre
  • Free ski bus stops outside
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • WiFi

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Yllas, Half Board
12/01/2020 - 7 nights
3 adults
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