From fresh spring to magical winter
Ylläs has plenty to offer all year round, with exciting cultural and sporting activities taking place throughout the seasons. Many of the activities can be enjoyed in the Pallas-Ylläs National Park, where the varying fell-nature can be enjoyed by everyone.
During the summer Ylläs is a great place for hiking, trekking, mountain biking, fishing, canoeing, river rafting, orienteering and traditional berry and mushroom picking. The skiing trails can be used as nature trails during the summer, offering tremendous outdoor sport facilities.
Autumn’s arrival in Lapland is marked by ‘Ruska’. Ruska describes the changing colors of the forest and landscape. The usually green dominated landscape becomes flooded with rich reds and vibrant oranges and yellows. Ruska is considered one of the most beautiful periods attracting many walkers and hikers to the area.
Due to the extensive possibilities in beautiful surroundings, Ylläs attracts many visitors during the winter. Ylläs is a great place for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and many more winter based activities. As well as the more traditional activities it is also possible to try something a little more unusual, for example Ice Swimming in one of the many frozen lakes.
The new gondola lift takes you to the top of Ylläs in both winter and summer.On the top there is a restaurant, where you can enjoy refreshments and the beautiful view. The restaurant is called Ylläskammi 718 and it is the highest located restaurant in Finland. The scenery is spectacular with a visibility of 80 kilometers in clear weather.
In Ylläs there are also many interesting places to visit, including Saint Lauri’s chapel and Kellokas Nature Centre. Get familiar with reindeer husbandry in reindeer farms in Ylläs, visit Art Galleries to see original Lappish art forms and visit ancient sacred place of the Sami people. In Ylläs you can also find many traditional smoke saunas.
On the left hand side you can find more information on the specific activities you may be interested in.