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Winter Season

During winter, you can experience skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing in breathtaking scenery. You can also try electric biking, horseback riding, husky safaris, or take a reindeer sleigh ride!

Skiing and snowboarding

Ylläs offers 62 ski slopes, some of which are as long as three kilometers. In total, there are 53 kilometers of slopes, with the largest vertical drop being 464 meters.

From the Yllästunturi ski center, at an elevation of 719 meters, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the stunning mountainous landscape. The ski center is located next to the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.


Winter Fishing / Ice Fishing Trips

Through Salmela Fishing & Hunting, you can book experiences such as:

  • Overnight snowmobile trips for char fishing in the Käsivarsi wilderness with a stay in a tent
  • Ice fishing trips to wilderness lakes, fishing for perch, whitefish, and grayling, and spending the night under the Northern Lights

Winter Biking

Winter biking is a fantastic way to experience snowy forests and fells. Pedaling an electric bike is easy, allowing you to go on longer journeys or even to the top of a fell. The winter biking season runs from December until May.


Husky safaris and reindeer sleigh rides

Husky safaris in Ylläs offer an exciting and unique experience in the enchanting nature of Lapland. In winter, these super-popular husky safaris fill up quickly, so it’s best to make your reservation as early as possible.



Looking for a bit of extra speed on your holiday? Try snowmobiling! Enjoy the wilderness of Lapland and the beautiful scenery of the fells. You can stop for a coffee or lunch, for example, at the top of Ylläs. There is a wide, well-maintained snowmobile trail network in Ylläs. You can either rent a snowmobile or join a guided snowmobile tour led by a local guide.


Horseback Riding

At Ylläs, you can enjoy horseback riding all year round on various guided riding tours, treks, and camps on the back of gentle-natured, small, and strong Icelandic horses. Ylläs Trekking Horses offer groups expert guidance, tailored to the skill level of the participants.


Wood-fired sauna & swimming in the river or natural spring

After the soft steam of our wood-fired sauna, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the Äkäsjoki river or in the cold water pool made from a natural spring next to the cabin. The combination of the heat from the sauna and cold water swimming balances stress, improves circulation, relaxes muscles, and boosts immunity.


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