Best location in the village center and next to a supermarket. Within walking distance of several restaurants. Cozy, clean and spacious cottage with sauna. All amenities and necessary equipment can be found. Friendly host. About 500 meters for cross-country ski trails. Pet friendly.
We went to sauna and ice swimming here. Everything went well, sauna was good and atmosphere even better. Thank you! One thing would be nice: maybe there could be open turns in sauna so you dont have to rent it by yourself
We were in cabin no 1 and loved the location of these cabins right by the frozen lake. The cabin looked just beautiful from the outside, complete with bird feeders and swings for kids etc. It was a truly stunning sight when we arrived there on a beautiful sunny Winter's day. The temperature in the cabin was nice and warm. We also really liked the sauna, how well equipped the kitchen was and the views from the bedrooms. Great to have two toilets as well! The host was very helpful and came to welcome us. We also thought the use of the local mobile phone + aurora alerts was a nice touch. There was a supermarket very nearby as well as several restaurants. It would whole-heartedly recommend staying here for anyone travelling to Akaslompolo! Disliked · We found the staircase a little bit difficult for our 4-year-old. We also thought that the cabin was showing some signs of wear and tear, especially when compared to the beautifully furnished log cabin we left behind in Luosto. Stayed in: Three-Bedroom House with Sauna…
This review is based on the Yllas lig cabins in Akaslompolo booked through Inghams. The flight was good with Jet 2 was good and on time. Kittila airport is small and a inghams rep was great at sorting the large crowd trying to get the cases. We arrived at our log cabin and we're very please. Had to make our own beds but the linen was fresh and clean. The cabin had everything we needed. Rustic is the best word. Great drying cuboard for wet stuff, a fully kitted kitchen, washing machine, and sauna. We forgot to bring a hairdryer but one of the inghams Reps managed to find us one for the week. A nice personal touch. We tbought one of the bedrooms was small but it did the job. Bed were very comfy. The level upstairs had a very steep and narrow staircase. Would not like to put children or people with mobilty issues upstairs, but we only used the space to store cases. We didn't downhill ski but booked lots of trips through Inghams, snow hotel, snow shoe walking, snow mobiling, winter walks, husky sleding reindeer farm visit, snow boarding taster session, plus best of all we saw the northern lights 4 out of 7 nights. There are sledges everywhere, no need to pay just find one and take it. Four 50ish adults had the most fun sledging down the path of the Yllas fell. We also tried cross country skiing and just hired the skis from destination Lapland in the town, the tracks are really well mapped and not over crowded. So much to do for those who want to go to Lapland but not ski. Great super market, good shops and pubs, we ate at the Akas hotel, breakfast was very good, evening meals a bit boring so we ate out 3 times. The inghams Reps in resort were great, very helpful and interactive with all guests. A wonderful hoilday with amazing memories…
We had such a great stay with Vesa and Marja. They are very friendly and helpfull. They call you on the cellphone you can borrow when the northernlights is to be seen. The cabin is well equiped with everything you need for a great stay. The cabin has a lot of space , is very clean and comfortabele. The location SUPER!! Very near to the lake. Next to the supermarket and shops. Activity operators just across the street. Busstop in front the road near the cabin. The ski area is about 10 minutes with the public bus.
Have stayed at Yllaksen Yopuu the last three times we have been in Akaslompolo and I am not sure that I would want to stay anywhere else now as it is like coming home each time we arrive. Marja and Vesa are always helpful and are on site most days, the cabins are warm and cosy and there is absolutely nothing (unlike some of the other companies) that you would want for. The cabins are on the lake which is great for Northern Lights shows, we have been lucky and have seen them most years now. The cabins are in a great location in the centre of the 'village' & isn't far from the supermarket and restaurants. They are a short walk from Snow fun safaris and Destination Lapland to book all of your trips from. Looking forward to my next trip already
Northern Lights are in ample supply in Lapland. They say 50% of the year minimum. Why stay in a hotel that does not give you: Private sauna Clothes washer Kitchen Garden By the Lake for a cheaper alternative Best for families, couples, skiers. (Skis kept in a ski hut not cabin). Ample parking on site. The cabins offer much more with ample tables, play area for kids, rental equipment located very close, safari tour offices close by. For convenience: bus stop out front, lake at rear, supermarket next door, pub & restaurant next door, a few retail shops & cafe next door, motor fuel alongside those. Located on ski bus circuit, catch bus to the various slopes or cross country locations or villages. Cabins have everything you need in. Wifi good. Northern lights - owners kindly send a text alert to cabins when northern lights are in visibility. This is always dependent on many weather factors ofcourse. Viewing on site by walking down to lake, at rear of cabin site, offers amazing opportunity. Owners Marya and Vesa are onsite. Their service is 10 star. If travelling from Helsinki without car, catch plane to Kittila. Bus from airport to Akaslompolo. Two bus choice: Grundren is local that aligns with flights to & from. Cheapest, no booking. Ylläs express will deliver you to door but more expensive, operator did not speak English like most bus drivers we encountered, booking online no later than 2 days before your date is required, I tried 5 times online and it failed to align flight with requested pickup time. Taxis available but only few and most costly.…
The photos don’t do this place justice. Our cabin was everything we wanted and more: comfy, warm and full of creature comforts. My 13-year old was delighted to find full baking materials including an electric mixer and baked a batch of cookies! The Finnish sauna was a revelation, and it was just such a pleasure making a fire every evening to sit by. The supermarket is 100m away, and across the road are rental shops. The frozen lake is perfect for stargazing and aurora viewing, and Maria’s alert one night allowed us to catch one, topping an already wonderful holiday! Thank you so much Maria and Vesa for a home away from home, I really hope to come again some day!
Wonderful hosts, immaculate cabins, and warm. Easy walk to lake and shopping, lovely and dark at night. Will definitely be back!! The sauna is a dream to go into after a day out in the snow. Never turned the tv on once!! The area where the cabins are is like a little community but with enough space between cabins. We loved ours it looked onto the lake which was lovely. Fully equipped cabin and even a mobile phone for contacting the host Maria, and get notifications of the Northern Lights! No dishes to do, dishwasher, nice washer and drying cabinet, what more can I say than perfect for couples, families and singles! Everything within easy reach without encroachment.
We had a great time in Ylläksen Yopuu ! The cottage is very well located : the lake is a few hundred meters away, the agencies for organised tours or ski rental are accessible by foot, the market just 3 minutes away. Even if it's located in the center, you don't feel surrounded by the village or facilities because the village is quite small and spread, you just see trees and some other cottages through the windows. We did see Marja just a short time for the check-in, she was very helpfull and also very arranging for our check-in and check-out times : we arrived in the middle of the night and could directely access the cottage that was already well heated.