Transportation and connections
Ylläs is located 150 km north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, in Scandinavia. The Ylläs area consists of two original Lappish villages. Äkäslompolo village is located on the northern side of the Ylläs Fell and Ylläsjärvi village on the southern side. The Scenery road (Maisematie) connects the two villages. More information about local transportation in Ylläs
By plane to Kittilä
The nearest airport is in Kittilä, from which there is a bus connection to Ylläs. Operating flight companies from Helsinki are Finnair and Norwegian. There are also direct connections from European cities like Amsterdam, Dusseldorf, Muchen, London and Manchester. The distance from Kittilä airport is 40 km (30 min) to Ylläsjärvi village and 55 km (50 min) to Äkäslompolo village.
There is a bus connection from Kittilä airport to Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi villages.
The Airport bus timetable can be found on the bus operator V.Rundgren Ky website
By plane to Rovaniemi
Alternatively you can fly to Rovaniemi, which is 170 km from Ylläs.
By bus to Ylläs
There are bus connections to Ylläs across the country. Timetables are available on Matkahuolto website.
Naturally you can also drive to Ylläs. Even though we are above the arctic circle our roads are in good condition. Car rental is available locally.
By train to Kolari
You can reach Ylläs also by train from Helsinki. Board the night train in the evening, and in the morning you are already in Ylläs. You can also board the train along the route. Timetables are available on VR website. Kolari railway station is 35 km from Ylläs and there is bus transportation from every train.
The bus timetable to the Railway station can be found on the bus operator V. Rundgren Ky website