Activities and Excursions in Ylläs Area

In Ylläs, there are two ski resorts: Sport Resort Ylläs (on the Ylläsjärvi village side) or Ylläs Ski Resort (on Äkäslompolo village side). But once you have one ski pass, it is valid for the whole area and all the open slopes. It is also possible to rent your equipment on the site. If you are a beginner, you can take instructing courses with Ylläs Ski School (Äkäslompolo).

Ylläs – activities

Ylläs is a all year round destination that provides multiple outdoor activities, such as: skiing, hiking, canoeing (summer), biking (winterbiking and summer biking), nature tours, typical Finnish sauna and ice swimming, husky safari, snowmobile safari, ice fishing excursion, aurora hunting, snowshoeing, ice floating, horseback riding and much more!

Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

The purest air on the planet, with amazing scenery. Experience the vastness of the fall landscapes surrounding you while breathing the finest air on the planet. Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park has a variety of routes that take you to open fell tops and cozy campfire spots. Enjoy Lapland’s natural attractions and friendly services for an active and peaceful vacation.

With a total of 1 020 square kilometres, Pallas-Yllästunturi is Finland’s third largest national park. This means also that there are numerous of options which directions you can go or where you can start. For example:

  • from Yllästunturi Fell
  • from Pallastunturi Fells
  • from Ounastunturi Fells

Find the map on following link: pallasyllas-eng.pdf (

The national park offers more than 500 kilometres of marked trails, where you can explore just for a day trip or even longer hikes. In summertime, you can go hiking. This is also possible in winter, but sometimes snowshoes are necessary. Other ways of explore the park in wintertime: by skis or mountain bike. The trails can lead to anywhere, and take you from villages to spendlid view fell tops.

If you would like to have a map or rent equipment, you can always pay a visit to the Tourist Information in Ylläs or Kellokas Visitor Centre.


Surrounded by seven fells, Äkäslompolo is located in the northern corner of Kolari municipality, on the border of Kittilä and Muonio. The word Äkäs is old Lappish word and refers to deer hunting fence, Lompolo means an extension of the river.

Äkäslompolo is a tourist village whose beautiful mountain scenery was discovered by tourists in the south as early as the late 1930s. Since then, the development of tourism has been on the rise until these days.

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