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Sauna and swimming

Finnish sauna is memorable and unique experience. Warm (not necessarily hot!), moist and steamy sauna heals mind and body - especially during Finland's long, cold (up to -40 c) and dark winter (no sun at all during Polar Night in December-January). But once the Finns got in to sauna sure they enjoy bathing in it during the summer too, be it midsummer party or hiking out in the wilderness. Swimming and ice swimming in pure lakes and rivers is very tempting combination with the sauna.

Have a sauna, relax and fell purified.


Try all the different saunas in Ylläs

Enjoy a Finnish sauna in the midst of the fells at Lake Äkäslompolo at Ylläs Log Cabins.

Or how about having sauna at a mountain top? We have Finland’s highest sauna on top of the Yllästunturi Fell, equipped with outdoor jacuzzi.

In one and the only Sauna Gondola in the world you hang suspended in the sky and enjoy vast wilderness scenery seen from windows while bathing.

In the spa of Lapland Hotels Saaga there is both a traditional Finnish sauna and steam sauna.

Which is your favorite?


Winter Swimming and Sauna

If you are brave enough you can even try swimming in an ice-hole. The sauna by the lake and crystal clear lake water are waiting for the swimmers to try them out. Swimming and sauna is by reservation only - choose from: 

Book sauna


Public Saunas

Publics saunas are open on some hours and very often you just go there without a reservation, pay and enjoy the sauna. It can be a shared sauna for all sexes or one for women and another for men.


Swimming Beaches in summer and autumn

Äkäslompolo Beach is small but beautiful. It is located at Lake Äkäslompolo north-east side where as the village itself is at south side.

Facilities: Beach and a table. No changing room, no toilet.

Address: No address for the beach, but GPS: 67.6121, 24.1677

Parking: Closest parking is 1,3km away at Äkäshotelli Trail Start, address: Äkäsentie, Äkäslompolo.

Rentals: Kayaks, sups, bikes and such can be rented from the other side of lake from Sport Corner Ylläs and those can be used to get to the beach. Distance is just 800m across the lake, sure you can make it longer too.


Ylläsjärvi Beach is in heart of Ylläsjärvi Village, just next to K-Market Eelin Kauppa.

Facilities: Dock. Lean-To Shelter with fireplace - buy firewood from K-Market. Playground. Pump Track for bikes. Tables. Drinking water tap in K-Market's outer wall.

Address: Niementie, Ylläsjärvi. Parking just next to at K-Market.

Rentals: Kayaks, sups and others available 100m away from Tunturiflow.