Sisu Outdoor
Ski & Snow Tours • Bike Tours • Eco Tours
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10:00 - 12:00, 15:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 12:00
15:00 - 17:00
About
Let us introduce ourselves. We are Timo and Maikku "brought by a train" to Yllas. That is how the local population call for the not locals. Anyhow we are locals now, Timo with 15 years and Maikku with 20 years of experience in Yllas. Both of us have an ISIA qualification (International Ski Instruction Association) with skills to teach cross country (traditional, skating, pumping), alpine, snow board and telemark skiing.
Akaslompolo, Finland

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I-A-Deu
Munich, Germany4 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We booked a cross country skiing lesson with Timo as beginners. We had a wonderful time, Timo was such a nice and patient teacher, you could see how he loves and enjoys his work. We learnt a lot und could do our tours (also in the night!) alone during the next days. We rented our complete skiing equipment from sisu outdoor, which was in perfect condition at a fair price. At the end we fell in love with this sport and with the landscape of Akaslompolo. We are looking for our next time in Lapland, we are definitely coming back and visit Timo and Maikku again! Thank you very much!
Written 19 January 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words. We love skiing at work and on our free time too. And here we have one of the best ski tracks in all Finland and Scandinavia. Hope to see you again here soon!
Written 23 January 2019
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Jayne T
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Friends
We booked a x country ski lesson with Timo who was great - there were 4 of us, average age 53. After a 90 minute lession, we felt confident to go solo the next day. 2 of us managed 8km! Won't say how many times we fell over!! Kit was brand new, pricing was good, lovely friendly service. THANK YOU
Written 29 December 2018
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Thank you so much for your review. It’s always our pleasure to give guidance in cross country skiing. We are very happy to hear that you got a spark for cross country skiing. We hope to see you again next time!
Written 7 January 2019
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Ben D
Penygroes, UK1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Couples
We booked a 90min cross country skiing lesson with Timo. We had spent a few days out on the cross country trails but needed a bit of guidance, renting skis comping others and YouTube only got us so far.

Very quickly we when to from shuffling to gliding, learnt to control our speed better both in and out of the tracks and gained more confidence. Timo was an excellent teacher and Everyone we met at Sisu was incredibly friendly and helpful. Booking couldn’t have been easier and we’re looking forward to trying out some more of the trails.

We would recommend a lesson with Sisu to anyone wanting quality guidance and instruction as a couple or family.
Written 27 December 2018
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Thank you for your nice review. It’s always a pleasure for us to introduce our customers to cross country skiing. Hope to see you again here and on the tracks! Hanna / Sisu Outdoor.
Written 29 December 2018
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M J M
Maidstone, UK23 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
So we trekked out into the woods to find our Christmas tree on the 23rd December. The skies were clear and it was about -22°C! We had a fantastic guide called Timo who spoke good English and ensured we were warm. Half way through we stopped, and built a small fire with hot drink and snacks to keep us warm. Sisu also do other guided activities such as fat biking, longer snowshoe treks and cross country skiing lessons and hire. Nothing’s too much trouble. A fantastic time out in the Finnish woods.
Written 25 December 2018
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Very Nice to hear that you enjoyed your time and stayed comfortable! We hope to see you again next time. Happy holidays wishing all Sisu Outdoor staff.
Written 26 December 2018
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351karis
Lohja, Finland960 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
You can find most you need from this small rental shop. Sisu is located nicely in the heart of Äkäslompolo.
Written 24 December 2018
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Thank you! We hope to see you again. Happy New Year!
Written 29 December 2018
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David S
Wolverhampton, UK150 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
My wife, son and I had a 90 minute cross country skiing lesson with Timo on and around the lake. Timo is a fantastic instructor, very patient and knowledgeable and a thoroughly nice guy too! My 9 year old son progressed from never having been on skis to whizzing along trails with ease!

We all really enjoyed our lesson and felt we made great progress. The lake is the ideal training ground as it is flat and has some picturesque trails around the shoreline with slight inclines.

Nothing was too much trouble and the kit was superb. Furthermore the service was fantastic and friendly and we even had the skis for the rest of the day without charge!

I highly recommend Sisu to anyone who needs instruction or to hire skis etc.
Written 23 December 2018
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Thank You! Nice to hear you enjoyed your lesson. You are welcome again to Äkäslompolo and Sisu Outdoor
Written 29 December 2018
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Dorinda G
Newtown, UK5 contributions
Dec 2018
Timo and Maikku were both extremely helpful, as we had not done any cross country skiing before. Timo took 4 of us for a 90 minute lesson with utmost patience and encouragement. I would not hesitate to recommend Sisu Outdoor. First class service. Thank you Timo and Maikku.
Written 17 December 2018
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Thank you for your sweet words. Happy New Year and Welcome again.
Written 29 December 2018
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margret_c_pohl
Akaslompolo, Finland11 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Timo at Sisu is the most helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and patient cross country ski instructor one could wish for. He took a mixed family group of ages ranging from 8 to 70 on a 3-hour trek, and we all learned and enjoyed the experience. Also very efficient and friendly service in the shop. Highly recommended!
Written 17 December 2018
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Thank you for your recommended!
Written 29 December 2018
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Mel R
Pauanui, New Zealand29 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We had the family package and then hired the skis for 2 more days. The lesson was informative and we were kept on the move... Gaining valuable hints and tips.
The best was the rental service - as they said to come back if we needed any help and they gave us great suggestions of trips that suited our ability. Thanks maikku and timo.
Written 17 December 2018
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Thank you and your lovely family! Happy New Year and all goods for you!
Written 29 December 2018
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trexNZ
Tauranga, New Zealand13 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We had a XC ski lesson and rented 6 sets of skis for 3 days. The service was excellent. Fitting for the equipment, lesson by Maikku, help on selecting trails and advice.
Timo and Maikku are really easy to deal with and offer as much advice and help as you could ever want,
We were a family of 6, 4 kids from 17 to 10. Regular downhill skiers but no XC experience. We had an hours lesson to set us off in the right direction and then had 3 trips off by our selves. Maikku andTimo were really helpful in suggesting where we should go and got it just about perfect.
I had a small issue with one of my skis and this was sorted out without any hassle too.
You really couldn't ask for better service.
Thanks for making our first XC skiing experience so easy.
Written 17 December 2018
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Thank you! We hope it was your fist but not last time to XC skiing. You are welcome to our service!
Written 29 December 2018
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