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.
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 connections 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.
There is a bus connection by prebooking from Kittilä airport to Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi villages.
Prebooking the airport bus
The advance booking must be made 18h before the flight departure. The advance bookings for the airport bus should be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the form below. The price for one-way transportation from Äkäslompolo to Kittilä Airport is 15.10 € / adult and 7.60 € / child under 12 years. from Ylläsjärvi to Kittilä airport 12.60 € / adult and 6.30 € / child under 12 years. The airport bus schedule can be found down below.
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.
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.