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Reviewed 23 September 2021

The best option for fine dining in Ylläs area. Although there isn't much competition Aurora estate and Arctic skylight lodge are it right now (the restaurant at skylight lodge is exellent aswell). We had the whole digestation meny with the wines and each course was...really tasty. Specially the kingcrab soup was to die for. Service was really nice and the dining space and views from the windows were absolutely beautifull. Will definately go again the next time we are in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 28 August 2021

Aurora Estate was a lovely experience from service to the dinner menu. According to locals, this barn-like building is also located in an area known for catching the northern lights on lucky nights. You can feel the intimate, well-done woodsy homey vibes from the moment...you step in. A family had a dog under the table that looked comfortable as if he’s been here many times before. The ambiance is relaxing yet a little formal. Service was not overbearing yet very attentive. We chose the chef’s three-course tasting menu. The starter was a creamy King crab soup with fermented fennel and dill oil. Next, a reindeer filet with an espresso mushroom sauce and a side of beetroot and turnips made for great surf and turf line up. A Ligonberry foam with white chocolate and berry meringue was the perfect sweet to end the night for dessert. Highly recommend this restaurant and making reservations in advance. It was a perfect way to end the day of snow-shoeing!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 31 March 2021 via mobile

This restaurant was a box I had wanted to tick of my list for quite a while. I must say I was a really disappointed. Food was good, but not really, really good. I had the king crab as the starter. The taste and texture...was fantastic, but the size was more like an appetiser. Two bites and gone. Maybe a 2cm piece of crab and lots of sauce, like a soup but to eat with a fork. As main I had reindeer. Very good meat, probably the best Reindeer I’ve had. But nothing on the side to go with it. Two types of fluffy sauces that did nothing. No taste nor did they fill the stomach. I had some kind of pie for dessert and I would rather have spent that money on something else. The most disappointing thing was the service. Nobody introduced the menu or told us anything about the food not while ordering and not even when served. It just was brought in front of us without even saying enjoy your meal. Not a word. I’ve visited hundreds of fine dining restaurants all over the world. This was in the bottom 10%. Over 200€ for three people and we all left hungry and disappointed. We had booked a table for later this same week but cancelled the reservation as soon as we got home.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 1 March 2021 via mobile

I have been travelling at Ylläs for years. This is definitely the best restaurant around, founded by a Master Chef Finland winner. Especially the reindeer filet was great, among the best I have eaten. If you are a vegetarian, might be a good idea to...call beforehand and ask for something special...More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 4 February 2021 via mobile

Seriously this was probably one of the top meals in my life. The King Crab Risotto was legendary and the Reindeer Tartar was so rich and delicious. Service was fantastic, setting was lovely, absolutely no fault to be be found. Well worth the money, well...worth the night out. We will definitely be stopping here again the next time we drive up North.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 15 September 2020 via mobile

Combine fine dining and local ingredients, a perfect balance between hearty and finesse, paired with excellent wine, and a very, very professional yet personal service! You won't find any better!

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

Special building and decorating, good and helpful staff. Salted salmon as a starter, wild duck and apple pie were delicious, made of fresh ingredients and beautiful. Highly recommend to visit

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019 via mobile

We were lucky enough to eat at the wonderful Aurora Estate during our trip to Ylläs this year. They kindly arranged for a taxi to pick us up from our hotel. He then waited until we had finished our meal for the return journey. What...a star. The location of Aurora is stunning. Heidi dedicated her time to us during the meal. Heidi kindly answered all of our questions and explained each of the ingredients in the dishes we chose. Her knowledge and care was fantastic. The menu is limited but perfectly varied. Each dish was sublime. Perfectly presented and delicious. We tried all the dishes and have to say each was perfect. Cooked to perfection. Totally delicious. Thank you for a wonderful evening. It was a real treat to enjoy Finnish food to such a high standard. A must for anyone who is visiting Yllas.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

We stayed at Aurora Estate for 3 nights, breakfast and dinner. The location is wonderful, bit out of town but on the frozen lake, it was extremely comfortable. But like a bed & breakfast but better because you don’t have owners always present, much better...but had homely feel. The food and service was amazing - food was top notch and faultless and the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend this location. We also did a number of tours and the guides suggested this was one of the best places to stay and were extremely complimentary of the food, I agree wholeheartedly. We also got to see the northern lights 3 nights, this was a wonderful location to see them, short walk onto the lake and front row seat! Don’t miss staying here. The size of the rooms are not a problem at all. Lastly, do yourself a favour and do the sauna / ice lake dip!!! Thank you everyone at Aurora Estate, outstanding!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

This has to be the best restaurant in the Ylläs/Äkäslompolo area. The food is made with high quality ingredients, imagination and loads of love. Service is efficient, professional and friendly. I can highly recommend this place! Remember to book a table in advance.

Date of visit: January 2019
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