The Berrystay is located in Äkäslompolo village (Kaulavaara area), Ylläs, Lapland Finland. Ca 150 km north of the Arctic Circle.
Ylläs is the name of the biggest of seven fells (Arctic hills) in the area and also used as the name of the area and one of Finlands most popular outdoor destinations. North of Ylläs is Äkäslompolo village and south of is Ylläsjärvi village. The area host a large area for downhill skiing (two connected ski resorts with same ski pass) and also 330 km of cross country skiing track system. Next to Ylläs fell is the entrance of Pallas-Yllästunturi National park. A great area for hikig, biking, berrypicking, mushroom picking, skiing and watching the Aurora Borealis - Northern Lights.
We strongly recomend to visit the official Visit Ylläs web page for local maps, ski bus and other useful information about the Ylläs area: www.yllas.fi
P.S The stunning Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) video above are filmed at Kuer fell, ca 5 km from our cabin by the local very talented photographer Markus Kiili, you could buy photo prints from his web shop and he also arranges Aurora photo workshops and knows the best Aurora spots.
How to get to Äkäslompolo - Ylläs
Nearest airport is Kittilä airport ca 55 km, 45 min. During winter season there are airport bus transfers. For summer/autumn season we recomend hire a car from Kittilä airport. For more information about taxi and transfer service see these links:
The 'jungle' down at the creek in the Varkaankuuru ravine ('The thiefs gorge').
Wind, snow and cold temperatures makes natural sculptures.
Next to Sport Resort Ylläs ski resort on the south side of Ylläs fell.
In the national park fallen trees are left to be part of the natural cycle.
Polar night meens sun not rise all above the horizon.
At Christmas this is the daylight at noon.
Dead trees are left on roots in the national park.
Fell is on fire in September.
330 km XC skiing track system.
Cold but beautiful at the top of Ylläs fell.
View over the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.
The diversity of flora and fauna in the Varkankuuru ravine is huge.
Angelica flower medicinal herb.
Ylläs fell in summer seen from the lake Kesänkijärvi.
Varkankuuru ravine Pallas-Yllästunturi National park.
This is the snow depth usually in March. Down in the Varkankuuru ravine.
Good walking paths down in the ravine.
Äkaslompolo lake, great for kayaking or swimming in summer.
Berry picking in Pallas-Ylläs National Park.
Ylläs top in summer time with hiking routes.
Snowmobile touring in polar night light.
Autumn colours on the fell, also called Ruska.
Also known as 'Hell of Lapland' and is a mythical saivo ravine lake.
Downhill skiing with view in to Ylläs National Park.