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There are so many things to do in Ylläs so we don't know where to start...

If you are an 'outdoor and nature' person you will like it here. There are several activity companies in Äkäslompolo village arranging day tours, all in walking distance from the cabin and also several shops that rent out gear and warm winter clothes, down hill or cross country skis, snowshoes, kicksleds etc. 

We strongly recommend to take a look at Visit Ylläs official web page for more information about services, restaurants, activities, rentals, day tours etc:



Winter & Snow season: (November to April)

Santa Claus experiences:

  • Santa Claus Ylläs – Moments with Santa does private visits to the cabin with or without reiindeer, Or you could order a personal video greeting. 'Joulupukki' is the Finnish name for Santa Claus.

  • Day tour activitity with SnowFun Safaris or Safarctica to meet Santa in his cabin.

  • There is also these two places in Levi area ca 55-65 km from Ylläs Tonttula Elves Village and Santa Claus Levi. Check with local tour or transfer companies for package tour incl transfer.

  • And several places in Rovaniemi incl Santa Claus village that is open all year located 170 km (2 hours) from Ylläs. Shared taxi service via Mikontaksi

Summer & Autumn: (June to October)

  • Hiking, Ylläs have an extensive trail system, buy printed map on the supermarket or see digital version on Yllä or 

  • Biking different types incl e-fatbikes, rentals Sisu Outdoor (or several supliers).

  • MTB downhill bike park is located on south side of the fell (Ylläsjärvi) near the gondola lift. 

  • Trailrunning, check out the PallasYlläs Nuts event.

  • Kayaking and canoeing, rentals or with guide we recommend Sisu Outdoor or any of the other sport shops in Äkäslompolo village. 

  • River rafting in Muonio river

  • For salmon or flyfishing in nearby Muonio river (50 km) with professional JL Guiding or Torneå river near Kolari with Kylämää or with guides at Kengis Bruk near Pajala (60 km) or check tours in Ylläs area. Or on your own buy permission and  Erä

  • Horse riding 

  • Animals and farm visit at Konijänkä

  • Roller skis, rentals from Team Sportia

  • Midnight sun (from mid May to mid July), Kuer or Kesänki hill is good places. No guide needed.

  • Berry and mushroom picking (from August to September)

  • Aurora Borealis Northern Lights watching (from Aug-Sep)

  • Disc golf both in Äkäslompolo (ca 200 m from cabin) or in Ylläsjärvi near Gondola lift.


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