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As the recipient of Finnish Outdoor destination of the year 2019 award Ylläs in Finnish Lapland is truly a paradise for any outdoor enthusiasts. Offering excellent possibilities for mountain biking, hiking, fishing and canoeing for all skill levels and the amazing Pallas-Yllästunturi national park with the purest air in the world (WHO 2016) Ylläs is the perfect destination to enjoy the endless days of the nightless night of Lappish summer or the glowing northern lights of the arctic fall.

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Ylläs: true wilderness

Ylläs is located in Finnish Lapland, 170 km north of the Arctic Circle. It is the dream destination for outdoor travelers and the gateway to the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, where the cleanest air in the world was measured in 2016 by the World Health Organization. The seven fells surrounding the villages of Ylläs region, among them the eponymous Yllästunturi (719 m), give it a unique character of true Lapland.

Situated at the foot of the fell Ylläs, the two genuine Lappish villages Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi welcome their guests. Although, only a little over 1000 people live in the area, Ylläs offers very good services for travelers including cozy hotels, hostels, lodges and thousands of cabins scattered in the beautiful landscape. Ylläs is characterized by clean nature and tranquility, yet it is easy to access by plane or train with a train station and an airport only a half an hour away.

The Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park stands out with its clear, fresh air. Each season brings its own unique appeal to ...
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A summer full of adventures

Hiking, biking, fishing, canoeing, riding – the list of possible activities during summer is endless as well. By conquering the Kukastunturi fell, you can enjoy great mountain biking experiences surrounded by the Finnish taiga. If you like the speed, you should visit Ylläs Bike Park, the place for downhill biking.

The challenging Ylläs-Levi mountain bike trail is also very popular. Hikers enjoy the vastness of the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park on nature trails. Ylläs has a large number of lakes, rivers, ponds and creeks which provide best conditions for fishermen.

The Tornio-Muonio River, one of Europe’s best salmon rivers, is only a short distance from here. Paddling with canoes or kayaks is possible on the river of Vähäjoki and Äkäsjoki or on the lakes of Ylläsjärvi and Luosujärvi.

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Winter experience in Ylläs

During the cold season, Ylläs is breaking all records: With 68 slopes and 28 lifts, it has the largest ski resort in Finland. The 3-km-long slope „Jättipitkä“ is the country’s longest ski run. Furthermore, you can discover the world’s one and only sauna gondola.

With 330 km of first-class tracks, Ylläs is home to one of the most extensive cross-country track networks in the world. There are countless routes of which 38 km can be illuminated. Local guides will tell you stories about the fell region and its inhabitants when you take part in a snowshoe tour through the untouched nature.

A faster alternative is a snowmobile safari – 410 km of prepared snowmobile tracks are waiting to be discovered. Have you ever visited a husky or reindeer farm and dared to tide a sled? Another popular activity is winter biking: Your fatbike will carry you smoothly over the snowy trails.

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Review on Pyhäjärven Lenkki by Albert
July 31, 2018 · Outdooractive Editors
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  • Trails in the nationalpark
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Review on Ylläs Nature Trails: Tähtipolku by Anke
July 11, 2018 · Community
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Review on Ylläs Nature Trails: Hillapolku by Anke
July 11, 2018 · Community
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Done at June 18, 2018
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Review on Varkaankurunpolku Nature Trail by Anke
July 11, 2018 · Community
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Done at June 20, 2018
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  • well marked hiking path
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  • view from the highest point of the hiking path
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