Ylläs Chalets – Fully equipped apartments on the prime location of Ylläs
Ylläs Chalets are conveniently located right in the heart of Ylläs on the sunny Ylläsjärvi side, right next to the Gondola that takes skiers, mountain bikers and hikers year round to the top of the fell. The rise to the top with the gondola offers also a magnificent view of the landscape. For mountain bikers there are several different trails that lead you down the fell.
The central location of Ylläs Chalets ensures that all the services of the resort are within easy walking distance – the restaurants, shops, equipment rentals, spa, gym, bowling alley, and wellness centre are all easily accessible.
Ylläs Chalets provide high quality accommodation for 2 to 7 people, from studios to 2 bedroom apartments. Each has its own sauna and balcony, with a fully equipped kitchen. These apartments are ideal for families, with a safe environment for kids to play around the chalets, and also for groups. For larger groups it is possible to book apartments that are close to each other.
While Ylläs is best known for its winter sports, this gorgeous region of Finnish Lapland has an abundance of attractions and activities for summer guests too. Close by is Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, the third largest national park in Finland, covering 1,020 square kilometres, with 350 km of marked summer trails, and another 17 marked nature trails. Cycling is permitted on almost all the marked summer trails, and the area has a number of marked mountain bike routes including the new Ylläs to Levi trail. Information on the nature, culture, and history of the park can be found at the Pallastunturi Visitor Centre, the Fell Lapland Visitor Centre, and at Kellokas, the Yllästunturi Visitor Centre.
There are plenty of excellent fishing opportunities in the region, in Lake Ylläsjärvi and smaller lakes, as well as the rivers Tornion-Muonionjoki and Ounasjoki which flow through the national park. Those same rivers are also ideal for canoeing and kayaking.
Other activities include geocaching, there are several geocaches in the fell area, the slopes and bogs of the fells are fine places to pick blueberries and cloudberries, and the region is popular with bird-watchers as it is home to rock ptarmigan, golden plover, Eurasian dotterel, sanderling, and long-tailed skua.
Ylläs has two separate ski resorts, Sport Resort Ylläs on the Ylläsjärvi village side and Ylläs Ski Resort on the Äkäslompolo village side. Ylläs is by far the largest ski resort in Lapland. Almost half of the 63 slopes are more than 1 km long and the eight longest slopes are up to two or three kilometres