Äkäslompolo offers activities for both the peace-seeking
nature lover and the active sportsman in every season.
Winter Wonderland is calling you to explore the great outdoors.
The area around Äkäslompolo has 330 km of beautifully maintained cross-country tracks suitable both for classic and skating. Find more information here.We offer our guests high-quality cross-country ski packages including skis, boots, and poles. All our houses also have a ski storage room with their accessories.
The Ylläs ski resort is 719 meters high and there are 63 ski slopes to explore (6 green, 27 blue, 24 red and 6 black). Ylläs is, therefore, Finland’s and Lapland’s largest ski resort with its versatile slopes, ski lifts and restaurants on both sides of the Ylläs mountain. More information about skiing in Ylläs here.
Husky- and reindeer tours
When you’re visiting Lapland, you should definitely try a husky- or reindeer tour. You can find more information about this once-in-a-lifetime experience here.
Ylläs is a true paradise for fans of motorsports, including snowmobiling. You can rent a snowmobile or take part in a snowmobile safari, which lasts for several hours to days. There’s 140 km of marked snowmobile tracks in the surrounding area.
What better way is there to explore the beautiful surroundings than on snowshoes. Do not forget to look up – you can spot northern lights very often in wintertime. You can find snowshoes, free of charge, in the service building outside.
Spring & Summer
There is usually snow in Ylläs until the beginning of May. When the snow has melted there is a whole new range of activities to explore!
Ylläs is an excellent destination for bikers! The conditions for downhill-, highway- and mountain biking are very good and there are routes suitable for every skill level. More informaton about routes and rentals can be found here. The Kellokas Visitor Centre helps you with planning the perfect route and sells terrain maps.
The nature surrounding Ylläs is breathtakingly beautiful. Most hiking tracks go through the Ylläs-Pallas National Park where you will see the nicest sceneries. The Kellokas Visitor Centre offers more information about hiking routes and is 1.4 km from our villas.
Enjoying the dazzling natural sceneries from the back of a calm Icelandic horse efficiently decreases your stress levels. Ylläksen Vaellushevoset offers trailriding tours in every season. The tours are either one or two hours (40/60€) and should be booked in advance.
Is your goal to catch a wild salmon, a grayling, a mountain lake trout or an arctic forest pond char? Fish can be caught in any lake, pond, river or pond in the area surrounding Ylläs. Fishermen can also try their skills at the Tornio-Muonio river, which is the best salmon river in Finland and is a 30 minute drive from Ylläs. The Kellokas Visitor Centre (address: Tunturintie 54) sells compulsory fishing licenses. More information about fishing in Ylläs can be found on the website of Ylläs.
Canoeing and kayaking
The several lakes of Ylläs (eg. Äkäslompolo, Ylläs and Kesänki) and streams (eg. Muonio, Äkäs, Ylläs and Kuer) offer perfect circumstances for canoeing, kayaking, fishing and boating. Team Sportia in Äkäslompolo has the best equipment selection and can also arrange transport to the lake. More information can be found at the Visitor Centre Kellokas.
The most colourful of seasons! After the first frostnight (usually in September) everything green turns into different shades of red, orange and yellow – this spectacular phenomenon is called “ruska”.
Save the unbelievably colourful scenerios on the memorycard of your camera. A quiet hike in the autumn forest is a perfect way to recharge your batteries.
A wilderness permit allows you to experience everything a hunting trip in the wild has to offer. More information about the permit and planning the perfect hunting trip can be found on the website of the Finnish Forest Administration. The Finnish Hunting Center provides more details on hunting seasons.
The Finnish Right of Common allows anyone to pick berries and mushrooms anywhere. Blueberries can be found outside the porch in August-September, cloudberries and lingonberries in September and cranberries in October. A list of edible arctic mushrooms can be found on the website of Arctic Flavours.