Getting to Ylläs

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 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. 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 170km to Ylläs.

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

The central taxi reservation number in Ylläs is +358 (0)16 106 422 

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.


Kittilä airport

 Kolari railway station

Pajala-Ylläs airport

Rovaniemi airport


 55 km / 50 min

35 km / 30 min

 85km / 70 min

180 km / 2 hr 30 min


 40 km / 30 min

35 km / 30 min

 85km / 70 min

170 km / 2 hr 20 min


Contact Information:

Tourist Information +358 (0)40 550 2424