Ylläs: A Fairytale in Finland

6-Day Fairytale Holiday Itinerary - Lapland

Prices from £998 pp

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Duration6 days / 5 nights (flexible)


Suitable for families

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Ylläs is the perfect place for anyone who likes to travel off the beaten track and for those who have been to Rovaniemi and want to experience a new region of Finland on their next winter adventure. During this trip to Ylläs, Lapland, you will sleep in a hotel at the foot of the Ylläs Fjälls. As soon as you step out the door, you are in the middle of a beautiful winter wonderland. On this trip you already have three excursions included and as with all our tours, you can customize it to your personal needs.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport as described
  • Excursions as described

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Flight to Kittilä and transfer to Ylläs

Land at Kittilä Airport, where your driver will be waiting to take to your hotel at the foot of the Ylläs Fjälls on the outskirts of Ylläsjärvi. As soon as you step out the door, you will be able to enjoy and discover the winter landscape. Take the gondola lift directly at the hotel, which brings you to the crashing waterfall. You’ll have breakfast included, but we have deliberately not planned any further meals in advance for you to choose whether you want to eat in the hotel restaurant or take a taxi into the village and dine in one of the restaurants. There is also a spa in the hotel with swimming pool and sauna, making it a wonderful place to ease into your adventure.

hotel covered in snow at the bottom of a mountain

Snowmobile tour by day and snowshoeing by night

The following morning marks the start of your snowmobile tour. After a short introduction, you will get on a snowmobile together and set off. You’ll drive to the top of Ylläs Fjäll, from where you have a breathtaking view of the snowy landscape and can see as far as Sweden in clear weather. The tour lasts approximately three hours and is suitable for anyone aged 13 and over. Two of you will take a seat on a snowmobile and have the option to switch places along the way. If you prefer to be on the snowmobile alone, let us know and we will organise one snowmobile to yourself.

snowmobiles drive through snowy trees

In the afternoon you’ll have some free time to warm up in the sauna or take a dip in the pool. When darkness falls, you have another winter adventure waiting for you as you strap on your snowshoes and trudge deep into the wilderness to explore Ylläs. The shoes also give you a good balance in deep snow and ensure that you do not sink too deeply. With a bit of luck, you will get to see the magical Northern Lights along the way. Stop by a fire pit to enjoy a hot drink and listen as your guide shares facts and stories about the Northern Lights.

green northern lights over the treetops

With the huskies through the wilderness

Meeting huskies is an essential part of a winter trip through Lapland and today you will do just that, as you will be driving a husky sled through the snow! A driver takes you to a husky farm where you learn how to handle the dogs and a husky sled. Team spirit is required here, with two people on a sled – one steers, the other makes themselves comfortable in the sled to simply enjoy the ride through the winter landscape. Halfway through your ride, you’ll stop to switch roles. Finally, when you get back to camp, you’ll have time to get to know the dogs even better and take pictures.

huskies pull a sled through the snow

Time for your own discoveries and optional excursions

There’s nothing planned for the next couple of days, so that you can decide for yourself what you want to experience. How about a day of traditional forest skiing, a trip in a reindeer sleigh or a visit to the famous Snow Village? Just let us know what you feel like and your travel specialist can help organise this for you. Of course, you can also decide for yourself what you want to do when you’re there. A short walk during the day or in the evening is always worthwhile, as there are often reindeer roaming the grounds and you can even spot the Northern Lights. To visit other corners of the Ylläs Fjäll area, you can take a taxi or the ski bus, which stops right in front of the hotel.

three happy people decide to ski through the snowy wilderness

Departure from Ylläs and return flight

Today is your final day of adventure in Lapland and you will say goodbye to Ylläs. A driver will take you back to Kittilä airport in time for your flight. From there you will fly back home, usually with a stopover in Helsinki.

the sun sets behind some snowy laden trees
Man in glat cap in front of red puzzle piece

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