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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.

More information about local transportation in Ylläs

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.

Airport Bus

There is a bus connection from Kittilä airport to Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi villages. The airport bus operates from all domestics scheduled flights between Äkäslompolo - Ylläsjärvi - Kittilä airport - Ylläsjärvi - Äkäslompolo. You can purchase the airport bus tickets in advance from Ylläs Tiketti - mobile application.

Prebooking the airport bus

Please note that for flights arriving / departing from 00.00 to 07.30, advance booking must be made in accordance with the instructions below. From May to August, the shuttle bus must always be pre-booked.

The advance booking must be made on the day before the flight. The advance bookings for the airport bus should be made by email at 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 on the website of the Operator V. Rundgren Ky.

Airport bus pre-booking



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.  

By Car

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.