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Transportation and connections

Ylläs is located 150 km north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, in Scandinavia. The Ylläs area consists of two original Lappish villages. Äkäslompolo village is located on the northern side of the Ylläs Fell and Ylläsjärvi village on the southern side. The Scenery road (Maisematie) connects the two villages.

In addition to the car Ylläs is accessible by train, by bus and by plane. If you choose a public connection, see this link, how you travel the last leg  to your accommodation:


By train to Kolari

You can reach Ylläs by train from Helsinki. Board the night train in the evening, and in the morning you are already in Ylläs. You can also board the train along the route. Timetables are available on VR website. Kolari railway station is 35 km from Ylläs and there is bus transportation from every train.

By plane to Kittilä

The nearest airport is in Kittilä, from which there is a bus connection to Ylläs. Operating flight companies from Helsinki are Finnair and Norwegian. There are also direct connetions from European cities like Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Muchen, London and Manchester. The distance from Kittilä airport is 40 km/ 30 min to Ylläsjärvi village and 55 km / 50 min to Äkäslompolo village.

By plane to Rovaniemi

Alternatively you can fly to Rovaniemi, it is 170 km to Ylläs.

By bus to Ylläs  

There are bus connections to Ylläs across the country. Timetables are available on Matkahuolto website.  


Naturally you can also drive to Ylläs. Even though we are above the arctic circle our roads are in good condition. Car rental is available locally.

More information about local trasnportation in Ylläs you can find here.