The seven fells of Ylläs offer a magical escape into the heart of Finnish Lapland. Cocooned by a national park, the historic settlement of Ylläs is the largest ski resort in Finland, offering 63 varied slopes across one well-connected hill. In addition to the well-developed ski and snowboard area there is also an extensive network of cross country trails and a great selection of additional activities to get involved in.
Our handpicked accommodation in Ylläs ranges from modern ski-in ski-out apartments to secluded lakeside hotels.
For that extra unforgettable twist, a stay in a fantastic ice hotel is just half an hour from the resort and makes an excellent day trip or overnight stay, while the popular Glass Igloos in Levi make for a fabulous addition to the start or finish of your Lapland adventure.
The right slopes for me?
Excellent: The wide open slopes of Yllas are the perfect place to learn and develop your skills in both skiing and snowboarding.
Excellent: There is a great selection of runs for the intermediate skier looking to explore and improve.
Good: A few more challenging reds and a good choice of black runs will test the more advanced skiers, and there is also a good choice of off-piste between the runs.
Excellent: Yllas is a fantastic destination for cross country skiers of all abilities. With 330km off well maintained trails, many of which pass through the nearby National Park, cross country skiing in Yllas offers an incredible opportunity to explore the unspoilt landscape of Lapland.
Good: There is a snowpark on either side of the fell providing a range of jumps and rails.
Activities & Après
We work closely with the local suppliers in Yllas to provide a full range of activities, from local cultural tours and reindeer herding, to the ever popular husky safaris and snowmobiling. Yllas is also a great location for star gazing and hunting the Northern lights. Whatever your interests, your skiLapland experts will tailor your itinerary to include everything you want from your holiday.
- Dog sledding
- Snowshoe Hiking
- Reindeer farm visit
- Visit to an ice hotel
Apres ski & eating out
Both villages at Ylläs have a generally relaxed atmosphere, Äkäslompolo is generally a little livelier at the weekends. Ylläsjävi is a small village ideal for those wishing to make the most of their accommodation while Äkäslompolo has a selection of restaurants and bars.