Kellokas Visitor Centre - Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

Become acquainted with the nature of the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and its wide range of hiking possibilities. At Kellokas you will find Café , Kellokas Gallery, the Ylläs Travel Association and Ylläs tourist information.

Kellokas Visitor Centre - Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

Kellokas Visitor Centre at Äkäslompolo is one of the three Visitor Centres in the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.

Find the nature of the National Park and its wide range of hiking possibilities. In the shop you will find maps of surrounding areas, books, local handicrafts and other products. At Kellokas you will find also Café, Kellokas Gallery, the Ylläs Travel Association and Kolari municipality’s Ylläs tourist information.

Kellokas Visitor Centre in Kolari was expanded into a nature and cultural centre. The development of the area’s culture has always been tied to the area’s natural environment and the possibilities it provides.

This relantionship between nature and culture is the main theme of Kellokas Visitor Centre’s permanent exhibition. The goals of the exhibition are to bring new insight to how dependant people are on nature and for visitors to apply what they learn to their everyday lives.

The richness of the area’s culture can best be seen from the lively, colourful Meän-language spoken on both sides of the river. Today the language is very expressive and it is held in great respect and there is a good deal of support to keep it alive.

We arrange a variety of exhibitions and other events at Kellokas Visitor Centre. Kellokas Gallery is an art gallery run by Artists´ Association Of Lapland.

Kellokas offers conference and congress services all year round. Kellokas has an auditorium which seats 134.

The logging museum situated in the Visitor Centre’s grounds offers the opportunity to become acquainted with the life of a logger.

Visitors can access the Varkaankuru nature trail and Ptarmigan’s round in summer from Kellokas’ yard. Also ski trails can be accessed from there.

Café welcomes you to have a warm cup of coffee in the best views to the fells!

Tunturintie 54 95970 Äkäslompolo
+358 205 64 7039
Opening Hours:

Open 2015

5.1. - 8.2. Mon - Fre   9 am - 4 pm
Open 31.1. 9 am - 4 pm
9.2. - 3.5. Mon - Sun 9 am - 5 pm
4.5. - 31.5.  Mon - Fre 9 am - 4 pm
1.6. - 23.10. Mon - Sun 9 am - 5 pm
24.10. - 27.11. Mon - Fre 9 am - 4 pm
28.11. - 31.12. Mon - Sun 9 am - 4 pm


Closed 24. - 25.12.2015

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Operational Sector:
Gallery, Café, Ravintola, Shop / Store, Conference / Conference Room, Cultural Events, Museum, Sights
Service Languages:
Suomi, Englanti, Ruotsi
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Kellokas Gallery

Art Exhibition Jaana Erkkilä 27.6.-12.8.2015

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27.6.-12.8.2015 Jaana Erkkilä
15.8.-30.9.2015 Maija-Riitta Karhulahti
3.10.-18.11.2015 Eija Timonen & Silja Nikula
21.11.2015-6.1.2016 Laura Impola 

The art gallery is run by Artists´ Association Of Lapland  ( From the link you can find more information about the current exhibition.

More information: Visitor Centre Kellokas, kellokas(at)

27.06.2015 (10:00) - 12.08.2015 (17:00)
Free of charge
Target Group:
Yleinen tapahtuma
Additional Information:

More information

Artists' Association of Lapland - Contemporary art in Lapland, Finland

Opening day for Ylläs -Levi mountain bike trail

Mountain biking begins in Pallas - Yllästunturi National Park with opening day ride between Ylläs and Levi 18.7.2015.

Opening day for Ylläs - Levi mountain bike trail


Saturday 18.7.2015

Mountain bike trails expands this summer from 90km to 180km in Ylläs area. Also there will be mtb trails in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. Opening day ride is between two sport resorts Ylläs and Levi. Total lenght of Ylläs-Levi is 50km.


-10:00 AM - Mountain bike trail is opened by Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park superintendent Pekka Sulkava.

-10:30 AM - Start from Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas. There will be quided groups from rookie to pro.

-02:00 PM - Bus back from Pyhäjärvi to Kellokas(25km of biking). Free for riders and their bikes. (schedules are subject to change)

-06:00 PM - Bus back from Levi to Kellokas(50km of biking). Free for riders an their bikes. (schedules are subject to change)

Halfway in the trail in Pyhäjärvi there will be a service van for tools, innertubes, energy drinks/gel/bars, etc. to purchase.

Event is not a competition and there is no sign in fees. Also there will be guides in each expertice level. Everybody is riding at their own risk.

There will be also a competition in the same Yläs-Levi trail in 30.7.2015. More info from:

More information
kellokas (at) / +358400267868 

18.07.2015 (11:00) - 18.07.2015 (20:00)
Visitor Centre Kellokas, Tunturintie 54, 95970 Äkäslompolo
Target Group:
Yleinen tapahtuma
Target Distance Travel Time
Transport Connections

Contact Information:

Tourist Information +358 (0)40 550 2424