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Sauna and swimming

You can enjoy a Finnish sauna in Ylläs in the midst of the fells at Lake Äkäslompolo, Finland’s highest sauna on top of the Ylläs fell or a traditional smoke sauna at Lake Ylläsjärvi, the one and only Gondola Sauna and in the spa of The Lapland Hotel Saaga there is both a traditional Finnish sauna and steam sauna available.

If you are brave enough you can even try swimming in an ice-hole. This can be done in the villages of Äkäslompolo, Ylläsjärvi and Luosu. The sauna on the beach and crystal clear lake water are waiting for the swimmers to try them out. There is also a room for larger groups to enjoy a sauna at Ylläksen Yöpuu by Lake Äkäslompolo.

At the ski café in Lake Luosu you can try swimming in an ice hole as well as enjoying a hot juice and bun. Rönölä´s old lumberjack site with its sauna world offers relaxing experiences to small and bigger groups. Lake Luosu can also be reached by car.

Tours and activities in Ylläs

Ylläs is an active outdoor destination all year round. Experience the pure nature of Lapland through a plethora of activities – please see below our selection available for online purchase.