Eight seasons, seven fells, two resort villages and a national park,
all with the world’s cleanest air.
Seven-fell Ylläs enchants throughout the year. In the wintertime you can enjoy Finland’s snowiest nature, longest skiing slopes and best-maintained cross-country skiing tracks. The never-ending light of the Midnight Sun in the summertime makes you want to go to the summit to reach the sky, taste the flavours of the forest, and cycle all the way there.
Autumntime senses are pampered with the world’s cleanest air, the vibrant autumnal shades of red and the spectacular display of the Northern Lights. At the gateway to Finland’s most popular national park, in a genuine Lappish village with an abundance of services, you will enjoy an extended stay. The national park charms visitors with its diverse landscapes. The area is visited by half a million visitors each year, and for many the destination is part of their annual holiday and travelling plan.
Borderland of nature and cultures
The nature of the north and south meet in the national park’s fell highlands and forests. Biogeographically speaking, the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is located in Southern Lapland, on the boundary of Forest Lapland and Fell Lapland. This district is also the meeting point between Southern Lapland agricultural culture and the northern reindeer husbandry culture.
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park became Finland’s third largest national park when the Pallas-Ounastunturi National Park was adjoined to the Ylläs-Aakenus conservation area in 2005.
The park opens up right next to the Ylläs resort and is Finland’s third largest national park. In fact, the majority of Ylläs ski tracks and summertime trails traverse the rugged national park landscapes. There are trails available for people learning to hike, families and more hardened hikers.
Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas in Äkäslompolo serves customers throughout the year.