Summer and Autumn


Why not visit in the summer and enjoy warm days and the midnight sun?

Be as active as you want or just enjoy the peace and tranquility of the National Park

WALKING

Extensive walking trails start in the village. With a car you can explore many more hiking areas.

The Kellokas Visitor Centre 3km outside Akaslompolo on the road to the fell has a cafe/restaurant, museum, provides  information about hiking, camping and cycling, sells maps and guidebooks

Waymarked nature trails of all lengths start from here

Longer hiking trips can be undertaken, staying in wilderness huts or camping

The Yllas Nordic Walking Park provides over 100km (11 trails) of signposted walking trails, with starting points in Akaslompolo and Yllasjarvi villages. These are colourcoded for length and difficulty and generally follow the routes of winter crosscountry ski trails

   CYCLING

MTB and fat bikes  can be hired locally and local activity companies also run guided cycling trips. It is now even possible to hire eFatBikes gto make life a little less strenuous. At the Bike Park there are 2 downhill tracks on the Sport Resort Yllas side of the fell. The  gondola  runs in the summer, offering an easy way to the top of Yllastunturi-cycle or walk back down.

If you want to go further, the Yllas to Levi bike trail runs between these villages  in the Pallas- Ylläs National Park.

Buy a map of the local cycle routes from the Yllästunturi Kellokas Information Centre or local sports shops to help plan your trips.

    CANOEING/KAYAKING/BOATING

Equipment can be hired locally. Take a trip on the local lake or venture further afield and explore the Muonio river which forms the border between Sweden and Finland. Outfitters run guided trips or rent your equipment from them and spend a night or 2 canoe-camping

SWIMMING

Swim in the lake which has a bathing beach

There are also 2 indoor swimming pools, at AkasHotelli in the village and at Yllasjarvi. Both are open to non-residents

ORIENTEERING

The fells and forests around Yllas are ideal for orienteering and running. Buy a map from the Kellokas Visitor centre- there are several training maps available (all at a scale of 1:15000). The local orienteering club, Yllaksen Rasti, hold a weekly event in the summer months.

FISHING

A very popular pastime-trout, grayling, Arctic char and salmon fishing. Rent your equipment locally. You can obtain a permit from the National Park Visitor Centre. Local lake and river fishing information.

HORSE RIDING

Icelandic horse riding excursions to explore the beautiful local scenery. Group or private trips are possible

SPA

Enjoy a day of indulgence in the spa centre at the Hotel Yllas Saaga in Yllasjarvi

DISC or FRISBEE GOLF

This is great fun for the whole family. There are two 18 hole courses. One in Äkäslompolo village 5 minutes walk from the cabin and another at Sport Resort Ylläs. Download a map here

BERRY & MUSHROOM PICKING

In late summer, take a gentle stroll, picking cloudberries, blueberries and wild mushrooms

RUSKA

In September, the leaves of the trees turn  beautiful reds and browns of autumn. This is a favourite time of year for many Finns to visit for beautiful walking and fishing