Ylläs Is A Wonderful Place To Visit Winter Or Summer

 

Äkäslompolo is a traditional resort nestled in stunning woodland at the base of the Ylläs fell. It is surrounded by seven fells, Ylläs being the biggest, then Kesanki, Lainio, Kulaas, Kuer, Pyhatanturi and Aakenus.

Winter The Ylläs fell is 718m and boasts the longest downhill run in Finland. There are 69 runs of which 28 are flood lit, generally the runs are wide and uncrowded. The lifts are T-bar and button pulls on the lower slopes. There is a chair lift on the Äkäslompolo or northern side and a gondola for the Ylläsjarvi or southern side.

Cross Country Skiing If you fancy giving cross country skiing a go, there are 320km of groomed tracks in and around Ylläs, of which 38km are flood lit. There are also various cafes on route. A trek out to Velhon Kota is well worth the effort.

Summer and Autumn In the summer and autumn time the cross country ski tracks turn into trekking and mountain bike routes. The scenery is wonderful and the reindeer can be seen from the cabin roaming in the forest.

In the village there are a handful of restaurants/bars/cafes, a well stocked supermarket, pharmacy, off-licence, art gallery, souvenir shops and sports shops.

 
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