Cross Country Skiing in Finland


Excellent cross-country ski tracks
Stunning Pallas-Ylläs National Park
Friendly Finnish hospitality
Family run hotel
Aprés–ski in Humina Pub


High above the Arctic Circle, at the foot of Ylläs fell is the small village and ski resort of Äkäslompolo. This area is a paradise for cross country skiers with 330km of well prepared tracks, 38km of which are illuminated. Here you will find that this popular sport is more a way of life than a pastime.

Outline Itinerary

1. Arrive Finland and transfer to hotel
2. Optional cross country ski lesson and explore the trails
3. Cross country skiing
4. Cross country skiing
5. Cross country skiing
6. Transfer to Kittilä airport

Longer stays are possible


From £1035 per person

Departure Dates

Daily departures between November and April

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Whether you are new to Cross Country Skiing or more experienced and looking for a new challenge or adventure, the versatile prepared tracks and variable terrain of Ylläs meet the needs of both beginners and more advanced skiers alike.

You will stay at Hotel Ylläshumina, owned by one time Finnish Cross Country Ski Team athlete Toivo Qvist. This family operated hotel prides itself on its extensive Ski Shop, experienced staff and fantastic ski care facilities so all of your holiday needs will be catered for from hiring the right equipment to staying in comfortable Lappish accommodation and dining on delicious buffets that showcase the very best of Finland's regional cuisine.

Cross Country Ski Lessons
If you are a beginner we highly recommend you book some lessons which are available directly from the hotel and more advanced lessons are available for the more experienced skier who may just wish to improve their technique.

Daily Trails
Once you have mastered the art, venture out each day and choose your own pace and distance. There are tracks that leave directly from the hotel and many of the well groomed trails take you inside Pallas-Ylläs National Park where pure untouched nature is carefully preserved. If you wish to explore further afield you can transfer a short distance by bus or car before making your back to the hotel stopping along the way in some of the many trackside cafes for hot buns and coffee. Cross country skiing doesn't get any better!

After each exhilarating day out on the trails reward your efforts with aprés–ski at the hotel pub where live music and a vibrant atmosphere create a warm welcome and a chance to meet fellow travellers. Sooth any aching muscles in the sauna and hot tub and as the sun goes down you may wish to keep one eye on the night sky in case Mother Nature decides to put on a light show unlike any other, courtesy of the spectacular northern lights.

SPECIAL OFFER Stay for a minimum of 7 nights on a half board basis and receive complimentary cross-country ski and snowshoe rental. Valid for stays between 16 November to 21 December 2019.

If you are looking for further advice then contact our resident cross country ski addict, Steve.

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This suggested itinerary is just an example of possibilities available for trips to this area.
Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing or a tailor made itinerary.

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