Äkäslompolo – An Arctic Paradise in Lapland
Located deep in the unspoiled natural surroundings of Finnish Lapland, Äkäslompolo sits by a lake of the same name in some of the most stunning scenery in Finland. Known as the Village of 7 Fells, Äkäslompolo has long attracted visitors keen to experience its unique fell landscapes, and in particular to explore the beauty of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park nearby, as well as skiing at the excellent Ylläs Ski Resort which is located on the Ylläs fell above the village. For those planning on visiting this arctic paradise, there are two excellent accommodation options worth checking out: Hotel Ylläshumina and L7 Luxury Lodge.
Hotel Ylläshumina – True Spirit of Lappish Hospitality
Hotel Ylläshumina is surrounded by seven rugged fells on the northern shore of Lake Äkäslompo. The hotel provides everything a guest might need for relaxation and indulgence – excellent accommodation, a dining restaurant focused on its Finnish roots, a cosy pub, a wine bar, an Arctic Spa with saunas, a ski service and a wilderness safari house, all set in the incredible scenery of Finnish Lapland.
Hotel Ylläshumina offers high quality hotel accommodation, including superior rooms and high end suites, in rustic log houses and comfortable holiday apartments in semi-detached holiday lodges on the shores of Lake Äkäslompolo. There are 32 hotel rooms in eight individual traditional log buildings, each housing four comfortable rooms. Hotel Ylläshumina’s 12 superior rooms and 4 suite rooms are located in luxurious log houses.
Restaurant Humina – Traditional Cuisine of Finland and Lapland
Restaurant Humina, in Hotel Ylläshumina’s main building, features the best of the culinary traditions of both northern and southern Finland, including traditional Lappish favourites and seafood dishes from the coasts. In its atmospheric rustic setting, the focus is on Finnish cuisine in particular. Guests can also combine dishes from the buffet with the Evening Menus.
Humina Pub also provides a tasty range of pub snacks to be enjoyed with good drinks and company. The pub has a cosy Lappish atmosphere, with skiing paraphernalia tastefully decorating the walls and ceiling.
The Humina Lounge & Wine Bar is the first of its kind in Ylläs, in fact it is the only wine bar around. The wine list offers a variety of champagnes, sparkling, white, red and dessert wines, all of which are available by the glass. There are also plenty of other drinks and cocktails on the menu.
Arctic Adventures and Safaris
If you’re looking for arctic adventures and safaris, Q5 Safari House onsite provides a variety of activities and excursions in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park throughout the year. These include snowmobile safaris, husky-sledding, snowshoe tours to the fells, guided cross-country skiing, and even reindeer-sleigh rides under the auroras. Q5 Safari House’s Skishop in Ylläshumina includes ski equipment and snowshoe rental.
L7 Luxury Lodge – Exclusive Accommodation Surrounded by Lappish Wilderness
For those seeking a little more privacy, L7 Luxury Lodge provides an exclusive and luxurious retreat. L7 Luxury Lodge is located close by Lake Kukaslompolo, nestled against Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, and surrounded by over 28 hectares of private forest. Although it is in the heart of the Lapland wilderness, it is still close to all the services and activities of Äkäslompolo and the Ylläs Ski Resort, just 6km to the south. The Lodge’s authenticity, spirit and ambiance, history and the pure, untouched nature makes L7 Luxury Lodge a truly unique holiday destination!
Accommodation in a Large Wilderness Lodge
The atmospheric Lappish lodge L7 has seven suite bedrooms, each with its own bathroom and living area. At the heart of lodge is its spacious living room with a stone fireplace and a separate dining area. Guests can enjoy an authentic Lappish food experience – the lodge is full-service, from breakfast to dinner with afternoon tea and coffee available all day, with a host or hostess at the service of the guests.
Sauna & Outdoor Jacuzzi
L7 Luxury Lodge also has its own sauna and relaxation lounge, and a large outdoor jacuzzi on the patio. There is a ski-waxing room too, as well as winter storage room, all situated within the main building.
Surrounded by the Arctic Wilderness
At L7 Luxury Lodge nature is right on your doorstep! You can ski or snowshoe directly from the lodge straight into the arctic wilderness, or arrange with Lodge L7’s own guides to take a snowmobile safari, a husky sled ride, or even enjoy a relaxing reindeer-sleigh ride.
An ideal holiday destination and an arctic experience for both couples and small groups
How to get there
There are buses to Äkäslompolo from Rovaniemi, Kittilä, Kolari and Enontekiö. The nearest airport is in Kittilä, and there are sevReral flights from southern Finland, with connections from Helsinki and Tampere.