A Destination Idea for a Winter Break: Visit Ylläs in Lapland

Photo by Johannes Becker, VisitFinland

Looking for a long weekend destination for the winter?  We have a suggestion for you!

Located in the Western Lapland, 220 km above the Arctic Circle, Ylläs offers an intimate encounter with the wilderness of Lapland. The small ski resort has kept its local Lappish atmosphere pretty much intact over the years.

The 7 fells and 2 villages, Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi, offer great nature and wilderness surroundings to enjoy a relaxing or active outdoor break during the long and dark winter months.

To really get a grasp of this destination, you can choose among many cottages available for rent. The selection varies between the most isolated cottages in the middle of the forest to the ones right nearby the ski slopes and restaurants.

Kuva, jonka Ylläs (@visityllas) julkaisi

Discover the Fells of Ylläs with Snowshoes

One of the best ways to discover Ylläs landscape and forests is to strap on a pair of snowshoes and step out for a winter hike. The resort offers snowshoeing trails with lengths between 1 to 7,5 km with various levels of difficulties to suit both beginners and more advanced amateurs.

On these trails, you can easily find public wooden shelters and fireplaces to have a picnic break. So don’t forget to bring along freshly baked cinnamon buns, coffee or even dry reindeer meat to eat around a campfire.

Then just empty your mind for a moment and enjoy the environment in the company of good friends or family!

Kuva, jonka Ylläs (@visityllas) julkaisi

The Perfect Blend for Relaxation and Adventure

After a great winter day out, what is more relaxing than enjoying the cosiness of cottage, tasting the local delicacies with friends, warming up sauna, and spending time by the fireplace?

Whether you are looking for a place to relax or experience new adventures, Ylläs has a lot to offer. Ready to discover the authentic Lappish atmosphere of the 7 fells?

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Written by Bruce Deschamps
French Travel Blogger & Wilderness Guide in love with the great outdoors. The Finnish Lapland is my favorite playground!