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How to travel to Ylläs

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Ylläs is located 115km north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, in Scandinavia. The Ylläs area consists of two original Lappish villages. Äkäslompolo village is on the northern side of the Ylläs Fell and Ylläsjärvi village on the southern side. The Scenic Road ("Maisematie") connects the two villages. More about local transportation - Ylläs Ski Bus.


  • Kolari Train Station 35km
  • Kittilä Airport 36km
  • Rovaniemi 160km
  • Kemi 250km


Fly to Ylläs

Kittilä Airport is less than hour drive from Ylläs. Finnair operates year-round from Helsinki (capital of Finland) to Kittilä. Other cities with directs flight to Kittilä: Riga (Air Baltic), München (Lufthansa), Paris (AirFrance), Düsseldorf (Eurowings). Distance from Kittilä Airport to Ylläsjärvi village is 36km and to Äkäslompolo village 50km.

Book your flights

  • Each Kittilä flight is connected with Airport Bus to Ylläs main villages Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi. Airport Bus Route map.
  • Note! Outside the main seasons airport transfer is run as taxi service, which you need to book beforehand.
  • Airport Bus timetable and prices

If you fly to Rovaniemi Airport (170km south from Ylläs) the best is to connect with a taxi because there is no direct bus connection. The indirect bus connection is complex: 1. bus from Rovaniemi Airport to Rovaniemi bus station 2. On high seasons: Rovaniemi bus station to Ylläs 2. On low season: Rovaniemi bus station Kittilä Airport + Airport Bus from Kittilä Airport to Ylläs.


By Train to Kolari and Ylläs

You can travel to Ylläs by train from Helsinki and cities along the route such as Tampere and Oulu. Kolari railway station is 35km from Ylläs. Bus connects every Kolari train to Ylläs. Board the night train in the evening, and in the morning you are already in Ylläs.

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You can also take a night train to Rovaniemi, which is some 165km south from Ylläs. From Rovaniemi continue with a car or book a taxi from Rovaniemi to Ylläs.


By Bus to Ylläs

There are bus connections to Ylläs across Finland. See timetables and buy tickets on Matkahuolto website. Some connections you hop on the bus in the evening and arrive to Ylläs in the morning.

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By Car to Ylläs

Naturally you can drive to Ylläs. Even though we are above the Arctic Circle, our roads are in good condition. 

Car rental is available for example in Kittilä Airport and Rovaniemi. Also most companies offer pick up and drop down options.

  • Coming from south: Take the route 21/E8 via Tornio to Kolari. Right after Kolari turn right to road no. 939 to Ylläsjärvi or drive another 10km and then turn right to road no. 940 to Äkäslompolo.
  • From south another option: Drive via Rovaniemi to Kittilä on road no. 79. After Kittilä turn left to road no. 80 to Ylläsjärvi. From Ylläsjärvi Scenery Road takes you to Äkäslompolo, distance between those villages is 15km.
  • From north: For example Kilpisjärvi-Muonio-Äkäslompolo-Ylläsjärvi
  • From east: For example Sodankylä-Kittilä-Ylläsjärvi-Äkäslompolo.



Ylläs Taxi tel. +358 20 071 800 (24 h). You can also book taxi by using Valopilkku smartphone app. App locates you and notifies when taxi arrives.

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