Ylläs located 150 km north of the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland is the gateway to the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The Ylläs area consists of two original Lappish villages. Äkäslompolo on the northern side of the Ylläs Fell and Ylläsjärvi on the southern side.
By Air - The nearest airport is Kittilä Airport – less than hour drive from Ylläs. Finnair and Norwegian Airlines operate regular direct flights from Helsinki. During the winter season Finnair has direct flights from Paris, Zürich and London to Kittilä and Lufthansa has flights from München to Kittilä.
The distance from Kittilä airport to Äkäslompolo is 55 km. For all flight arrivals and departures there is an airport bus connecting to Äkäslompolo.
Alternatively, you can fly to Rovaniemi, which is 170 km from Ylläs, then get a bus connection to Kittilä airport, and the airport bus connection to Ylläs.
By Train - Board the night train in Helsinki, or along the route and arrive at Kolari railway station in the morning. Kolari railway station located 35 km from Ylläs is serviced by a regular bus service connecting with all arrivals and departures.
By Bus - There are bus connections to Ylläs from across the country. Also, Omnibus operates an overnight bus from Helsinki to Ylläs, departing in the evening and arriving in the morning.
By Car - Traveling from the south, take route 21/E8 via Tornio to Kolari. After Kolari turn right on to road n.939 to Ylläsjärvi or drive another 10km and then turn right on to road n.940 to Äkäslompolo.
Alternatively, drive via Rovaniemi to Kittilä along route n.79. After Kittilä turn left on to route n. 939 to Ylläsjärvi, then take the scenic road to Äkäslompolo.
Car rental is available at Kittilä Airport and Rovaniemi, with a variety of pick up and drop off options available.
Getting around Ylläs - SkiBus operates during the winter season making it easy to travel around Ylläs, from Äkäslompolo to Ylläsjärvi.
Several taxi companies also operate in the Ylläs area.