Snowshoeing and winter trails
Snowshoes were invented, as skis were, to help people’s daily life outdoors during the winter. Nowadays both of these inventions are used as popular forms of exercise and the equipment has evolved a lot since it was first invented.
Local guides are familiar with the Ylläs region and its fells and valleys. If you take part in a guided tour you can hear stories about the Ylläs region, its surrounding nature and villages. You can put your trust in the skills and professionality of the guide and explore the untouched nature safely under his guidance.
It is very easy and lots of fun to try snowshoeing by yourself. There are several companies in the Ylläs region which hire out snowshoes. You can hire them for just a few hours or even for the whole week. Different shoes sizes are available, the bindings are adjustable and will fit in different kind of shoes. Remember to choose warm and waterproof boots and dress in layers to respond to different conditions.
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.
Ylläs Ski School
Lapland Safaris (Äkäslompolo)
HEAD Ski Rent & Sport Shop
Read more: https://www.headskirent.fi/en/yllas
Check Maintenance Prices at Head Ski Rent Ylläs: https://www.headskirent.fi/en/yllas-prices
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Sport Corner Ylläs
Rollerskis, Skikes, Child carrier backpacks, Child carriers -bike version, Tents
Kellokas Visitor Centre - Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park
Snow Fun Safaris
Outdoors on your own: Snowshoes and sticks, ice-fishing gear, drill for ice fishing and helmets.
Keep warm: Winter boots, winter jackets and high pants, winter overall, hats and mittens.
Snow Fun Safaris rents snowmobiles both for peaceful trekking on the marked trails as well as for more advanced drivers and for speedier taste. We expect that you are already familiar with snowmobiles before going at your own.
For beginners we recommend our guided safaris where you learn handling and driving snowmobile safely.
Snowmobile rental always include riding wear.
If you don't have warm enough clothing for winter fun, we also rent winter clothes.
Snow Fun Safaris
We take you to enjoy the nature by snowmobiles, husky sledges or snow shoes as well as aquaint to the life of reindeer herders. Above all, to gain wonderful holiday memories.
Snow Fun Safaris arrange fun tours by snowmobile for small groups. But that is not all, because we also want our guests to learn something about Lapland, its magnificent scenery, and the lives of the people of Ylläs past and present. In addition to showing you the snowy forests and the mighty fells we therefore try to introduce you to places important to the Sámis and Finns in days gone by, and to bring them alive through the stories told by the guide. We are, furthermore, deeply concerned for your physical well-being and to this end lay on a picnic menu second to none.
We will start the tour by choosing the ski equipment from Äkäslompolo Sportshop. The teacher will first show the basic techniques of cross-country skiing and then we practice on a flat place. When it is going on well enough we head for a short trip to the maintained skiing tracks.
The first Finns are known to have come to Äkäslompolo to fish. Hundreds of years ago the lake was already providing whitefish and trout for the local peasants in winter. In the olden days people fished to keep hunger from the door, but nowadays it is the thrill of the catch that motivates people to get out on the ice.
Rainbow trout can also be caught in addition to the indigenous species in the lakes supervised by the Finnish Forest and Park Service. Enough perch to make a fish soup can be caught in any lake, but the crafty fisherman can, if lucky, hope to land quite a sizeable whitefish.
We can arrange trips by snowmobile or by walking.
Lapland is known for its nature: weather worn rock covered fells, tree – covered hills gleaming in the horizon, wild water passages,primal forests, reindeer herds grazing on the open fell slopes, salmons and trout in the rivers, the clean berries of the fell slopes.
During the Lapland tradition trips we acquaint our guests to the nature and the tradition of Lapland inhabitants, how they have lived and traveled throughout the years, what have been their hobbies and beliefs. Getting acquainted with all this means also getting a chance to return back in time by participating in some old activities, not just listening to the trip guide.
Husky Safaris 9-40 km, Reindeer safaris 4 km.
We can go to farms by snowmobile or by car.
The scenery and the wonders of the Varkaankuru gorge are, however, well worth the effort, whether the trek is made in dazzling sunshine or an arctic blizzard, by day or by night. The guide's familiarity with the terrain, its flora and fauna is the difference between an ordinary safari and a Snow Fun Safari.
Snowshoes also for rental.