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Ylläs Covid Information

Updated 6.5.2021

Welcome! It is safe to travel to Ylläs as long as you follow guidelines from authorities and the Finnish goverment.

  • Restaurants opens again on Monday 29.3.
  • Ski Resort in Äkäslompolo is open until Sun 9.5. Ylläsjärvi Ski Resort closed on 2.5.
  • XC Ski Trails will be maintained until 1.5.
  • Starting 3.5. events for over 50 persons can be held.
  • If you have any symptoms get tested for free in MediYlläs, call +358 40 411 2262


Feeling sick or might been exposed? Get tested

Stay in your accomodation. If you have any sympoms get tested for free in MediYlläs, call +358 40 411 2262

In case you need hospital treatment call Kolari Municipality's Health Care Center, +358 40 489 5090

Covid situation in Lapland now

Ylläs-Kolari statistics and possible corona exposures are published at website (only in Finnish).

Corona virus situation in Lapland now


General Guidelines

  • Visit us only if you are healthy. If you have symptoms get tested.
  • Keep 2m safe distance
  • Wear a mask indoors
  • Maintain good hand hygiene
  • Cover your mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Download the Koronavilkku tracing app

Download and print Ylläs covid instruction (PDF)

Are services and trails open?

In Ylläs most services are open normally. Please see Opening hours today


Ski Resort

Skiing season started on Saturday 28.11.2020. Äkäslompolo Ski Resort is open until Su 9.5. See Opening Hours for Ski Resorts and Slopes.

COVID safety in Ski Resorts:

  • Gondola Lift: Wear a face mask or share only with family or members from the same party.
  • T-bar Lift: Share only with people from the same party.
  • Chair Lift: Keep safe distance 2m. We recommend wearing a face mask. 
  • Magic Carpet Lift: Keep safe distance 2m.
  • Avoid queues by using non-crowded lifts.

Busiest days in ticket offices and ski rentals shops are sunday and monday.

Buy Ski Passes online

Rent equipment online

Book Ski School online, by email or by phone


Cross-country Skiing Trails

See currently open xc skiing trails from Ylläs Winter Trail Map


Shelters and huts along the trails

Shelters and huts are currently open. Most are maintained by Parks & Wildlife Finland so follow their instructions

  • Keep distance from others - at least 2 metres. Maintain good hand hygiene. Always follow the instructions from the public health authorities.
  • Think about which locations tend to get crowded, and choose less-busy alternatives.
  • Bring lunch and snacks that do not require preparing or cooking on a fire. Designated campfire and picnic sites can get very crowded.



Take away

Most restaurants and cafes sell also take away food.

Delivery to accommodation

Buy groceries from K-market Jounin Kauppa online shop for pick up or delivery (in finnish/swedish). Limited capacity so order well ahead.


Tourist Information

Ylläs Travel Information in Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas is open normally. Come to visit or contact by email and by phone +358 40 550 2424.


Latest covid information from Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare

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