Ylläs has plenty to do for everyone

Ylläs is a great holiday destination in all four seasons.

In winter, Lapland enchants in the darkness of the camouflage with its brilliant starry sky and northern lights. Be sure to bring your sunglasses in the spring , when the days become longer and the sun’s rays dance on the sparkling snow visit their website. Reserve the Chalet as your accommodation and let Lapland’s wonderful nature enchant you for good.

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Downhill skiing
The slogan “Ylläs in number one” refers above all to the slopes and trails of Ylläs, all of which, according to users, are the best of Finland. The 63 slopes guarantee a varied and rich offer for children and adults, beginners as well as skiers, skiers, snowboarders and telemark enthusiasts. There is plenty to explore at Ylläs for an entire holiday week or two!

There are 330 km of well-marked, maintained ski trails in the Ylläs area, of which 38 km are illuminated. There are also 13 piste cafés. In 2020 Ylläs was selected as the winner of the Scandinavian Outdoor Award Destination. Check out in advance: Trails, routes and piste cafés

There are a total of 410 km of snowmobile trails in Ylläs. Ylläs program service entrepreneurs offer a wide range of toboggan safaris near and far. You can also go on an adventure on the Ylläs snowmobile trails independently with a rental sled, from an hour of trial to a whole week.
Mountain biking
Ylläs has great opportunities for mountain biking in all seasons. Fatbikes and full-suspension bikes offer smooth and pleasant rides in even in difficult terrain with uneven and soft routes.
Dog sledding
A dog sled is a fun and fast-paced way to move around in nature. Getting to know the husky farm and the dogs is also an experience in itself. There are safaris for many departures depending on whether you want to enjoy a shorter ride on a sleigh, or try sledding on your own 3-6 dog sled. The length of safaris also varies.
Ylläs has about 50 kilometers of marked snowshoe trails. On a guided snowshoe trip, you will hear stories about the nature and villages of Ylläs fells. It’s easy to try snowshoeing on your own: Ylläs has several snowshoe rental equipment and offers a wide range of snowshoe tours . At the chalet, you can find a pair of snowshoes which you can try.
Ice swimming and sauna
Äkäslompolo, Ylläsjärvi and Luosu offer a wonderful setting for open-air swimming. A lakefront sauna and clear waters lake await swimmers. There are sauna’s which can accommodate even larger groups.
Reindeer tours, reindeer farm visits
In Ylläs, reindeer can be admired both on the side of the road and on the village track. In winter, reindeer also live on reindeer farms in the area, and in Ylläsjärvi you can meet reindeer in the yard of Aurinkotupa trail café and in Äkäslompolo you can see reindeer in the enclosure next to Jouni’s shop.
Pony trip to the forest
Konijänkä Animal Farm offers a variety of nice activities for children in the nature of Ylläs. Snowmobiles, horse-drawn sleigh rides, leash rides, and more.
Fishing in the mountain lakes
Ylläs is even a great destination for fishermen. Whether you are aiming for the wild grayling in the flowing water, the mighty rising salmon on River Tornio, or the trout of a crystal clear fell lake, Ylläs should be your destination of choice. Ylläs has countless lakes, ponds, rivers and small streams that offer fishermen the opportunity to try out their skills.
Hiking and camping
The color splendor of the autumn season (ruska) is truly an experience worth experiencing. The fresh and crisp mornings of September invite the hiker to enjoy the splendor of the fells. From the Ylläs Hiking Routes and Trails map, choose the most suitable hiking route for you and head there in good company. The Seita trail is especially beautiful in autumn time.
In Ylläs you can paddle with Indian canoes, giant canoes for ten people or kayaks. Suitable canoeing rivers are, for example, the Vähäjoki river flowing from Lake Ylläsjärvi, which below forms the Ylläs, Lainio and Äkäsjoki rivers and, of course, the Tornio-Muoniojoki river.
Mushrooming and berry picking
Cloudberry is a precious berry with many nicknames in Finnish: lakka, hilla, suomuurain… In late summer, the cottage’s nearby terrains are filled with cloudberries, cranberries, lingonberries, blueberries – come and pick up Arctic natural resources while enjoying the fresh clean air. In Finland picking berries is free and unrestricted every-mans-right.
Salmon fishing
Ylläs is only about a 30-minute drive away for one of Finland’s best salmon rivers, the Tornio-Muonio River, or “Väylä”, which is a destination for many fishermen.
Frisbee golf
Sport Resort Ylläs has an 18-lane, AA2-rated frisbee golf course. The track is located on the Ylläsjärvi side on a slope in stunning scenery about 350-450 meters above sea level. The terrain is a varied mountain terrain with a slope bottom, forest terrain and a height difference of about 140 m.