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There is plenty to do in Ylläs
Ylläs is a great holiday destination for all seasons.
In 2020, Ylläs has won the award for the best outdoor destination in the Nordic countries.
During the winter, Lapland enchants in the darkness with its brilliant starry sky, northern lights. As the days get longer and longer towards the spring, make sure to wear sunglasses to block the sunshine. Pick Chalet as your accommodation and let nature enchant you.
Below are some tips and recommended services.
There is everything you need for downhill skiing on the slopes of Ylläs: 63 slopes (29 illuminated, 32 snow-covered), the largest altitude difference 463 m, the longest slope more than 3000 m, 28 lifts. The gondola reaches the peak in a mere 7 minutes. The peak of the fell can also be reached in summer. The distance from the Chalet to the Ylläsjärvi ski center and the gondola lift is about 2 kilometers. 2 km.
There are approx. 50km for both beginners and more experienced drivers. In Ylläs you can pedal to the top of the fell, from one side of Yllästunturi to another, in sheltered forests and gorges, in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park – there are many options.
The cottage has one pair of snowshoes with which you can try out.
Ice swimming and sauna
In addition to warm beverages and fresh donuts, a skier can enjoy a dip in the ice cold lake at the Luosujärvi trail café. You can also easily reach the Luosujärvi trail café by car.
Reindeer rides, reindeer farm visits
In Ylläs, reindeer can be admired both on the roadsides and in the village. In winter, reindeer also live on reindeer farms in the area, and in Ylläsjärvi you can meet reindeer in the yard of the Aurinkotupa trail café and in Äkäslompolo you can see reindeer in the paddock next to Jouni’s shop.
You can get a traditional reindeer ride and reindeer farm visits through Ylläs program service companies. You can find more information about reindeer and reindeer care in Lapland fom the Local Reindeer Association.
Pony trip to the forest
Konijänkän livestock farm offers a variety of nice activities for children in the nature of Ylläs. Snowmobile track, sleigh rides, leash rides, and more.
Fishing on mountain lakes
If you are not already familiar with the fishponds in the Ylläs area, you can also get acquainted with fly fishing or even winter ice fishing with the help of professional local guides.
Hiking and camping
The Tornio-Muonio River and many other rivers in the Ylläs area have tributaries. For example, Ylläsjärvi, Äkäslompolo and Kesänki and Luosujärvi are suitable for kayaking. You can get tips on canoeing places from Ylläs program service companies and equipment rental companies, where you can also rent your own canoe or go on a guided canoeing trip.
Mushrooming and berry picking
The top fish on the wish list is clear: salmon. The river, which is hundreds of kilometers long, has enough space for even a large number of salmon catchers. Grayling is another delicisious fish, which is easy to catch. The Tornio river has large salmon, ofter weighing over 20 kg.
If you want to go to the kingdom of fish on the Tornio-Muonionjoki river and learn the secrets of salmon rowing, then Lappean Loma rents boats and organizes a salmon rowing school throughout the salmon fishing season from the beginning of June to the end of August.