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Activities and relaxing

The region of seven fells sets the scene for a wide variety of recreational activities in all seasons. At Ylläs you can engage in many activities or you can just relax and listen to the silence around you.

Summer, autumn and the autumn colours

Lapland is also an excellent tourist resort in summer. Various events are arranged throughout the year, and the area offers lots of activities for everyone to enjoy. Fishing, picking berries and hiking are popular activities in Lapland in summer. The unspoilt nature of the area is also suited to camping, Nordic walking or mountain biking. The cabin "Ylläshilla" is named after the typical berry in Lapland, namely cloudberry which is hilla in Finnish. This berry has also several other names in Finnish. The forests in the area have always been a very attractive place for hunters.

There are lots of marked hiking routes with rest areas at Ylläs, and the scenery is breathtaking. There are about 127 km of marked Nordic walking routes. Horseback riding tours are also offered for those with a love of both nature and horses. Riding tours are offered both in summer and in winter. See also

Ylläshilla offers an ideal opportunity to participate in a variety of summer activities. There is a small pond behind the barbeque shelter. It is nice to bathe in cold brook water, for example after the sauna.

The autumn colours of nature are truly gorgeous. You can go hiking in the woods and admire the vivid colours or just sit on the patio and enjoy. The cabin is also decorated and furnished using warm autumn colours

You can see reindeer, Siberian jays and other Lappish animals in the front yard of the cabin.

Winter, Christmas and Polar winter

At Ylläs, the winter season begins in November and runs until May. A great opening party is held at the end of November, and you can still use the cross country ski tracks and slalom slopes as late as Mother's Day in May. Ylläs has the widest ski track network in Finland with 330 km of prepared tracks, 38 km of them lit. You can put on your skis on the front yard of the cabin and ski 400 metres to the nearest prepared ski track. If you are interested in slalom or snow boarding, it is easiest to use your own car. The nearest slope is less than five km from the cabin. There are also free ski bus stops in the area, the nearest about 400 metres from the cabin.

Ylläs has the greatest variety of slopes in Finnish Lapland, and they are 63 in number. Other activities are, for example snow mobiling (410 km of prepared tracks), husky or reindeer safaris, riding or ice fishing. There are 44km of marked snowshoe tracks. There is a lot to see at Ylläs, and something to suit everyone's taste. Ylläs also offers many cultural events. See also Ylläshilla also serves as a home base for activities, and after exercise you can relax by the open fire in the cottage.

See the sky filled with stars, discover the magic of a moonlit night and experience the Northern Lights!

Spending Christmas in Santa's land is an enjoyable and memorable experience. Snow, frost and Christmas peace are an important part of Christmas. At Ylläshilla you can feel the real Christmas spirit.

New Year season is filled with snow, joy and happy people. You can sense the jolly atmosphere at Ylläshilla.

Polar winter

Ylläshilla offers a quiet retreat in a snowy winter landscape. The cabin is situated in a tranquil place, and the nature of Lapland is filled with silence and space. The dark Polar winter adds its own magic touch to the picturesque setting.


The spring sun, the white snow, ski tracks and slopes encourage you to participate in outdoor activities. Wherever you go, you will meet happy people, and you will certainly make friends. And there will be lots of activities to keep you busy. See also

You can enjoy the sunny spring days in the quiet nature.

Distances from the cabin
about 4.8 km
Ski tracks
start from the front yard, Ollintie turning bay
Lit ski tracks
about 400 metres
the nearest place is Lake Kesänki, about 1 km
Snow mobile routes
about 2,6 km
Ski bus
about 400 metres
about 2,6 km
the nearest restaurant is the non-alcoholic restaurant Raitismaja, about 200 metres
the Äkäs Hotel about 1,8 km, several restaurants about 2.6 km