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Snowy Wilderness Yllas

Yllas combines all the ingredients necessary for this perfect Lapland 8 day experience. Guests return year after year to enjoy its stunning unspoiled natural scenery.

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Trip Details

  • This is a 7 Night / 8 Day Trip that includes:
  • Add your own Arctic Adventures
  • Flights From Bristol, Gatwick & Manchester

From only £698 per adult
Child prices from £698

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This offers a wide choice of activities and safaris, including exhilarating reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris. The skies here are especially clear, ideal for witnessing the magical Northern Lights.

The resort comprises two genuine Lappish villages set 15 minutes apart connected by a regular shuttle bus: Äkäslompolo where Äkäs Hotel and all our cabins are located, and Ylläsjärvi where the new luxury Ylläs Saaga hotel enjoys a panoramic slopeside position.

Mountain Facts Cross-Country
Resort altitude 230m
Skiing altitude 255m - 718m
Pistes 53km
Number of runs 60 (30 floodlit)
Longest run 3km
Lifts (local area) Draglifts 28, Chairs 1, Gondolas 1
Snowboard parks 2 floodlit snowparks, super-pipe,boarder-cross course
Direction of slopes N, S, W
Snow cannons 33 Runs
Mountain restaurants 11
Cross-country skiing 330 km (35km floodlit)
Snowmobiling 320km
Ski/resort bus Free if staying at Äkäs Hotel, Äkäs Cabins or Alp Apartments. Guests staying at other properties pay €3 Adult/ €2 Child per trip or €20 Adult/ €10 Child per week (under 4yrs FREE). Ylläs Saaga Hotel is positioned directly on slopes

In Resort (Optional Extras)
• Excursion to famous Ice Hotel (from c.1st Jan) (bookable locally)
• Snowmobile, husky and reindeer safaris • Ice-fishing
• Northern Lights • Icelandic Horseriding • Karaoke
• Visit to meet Santa (available all season)

Travel
Sundays to Kittilä
Transfer 35mins, 40km, by coach to Ylläs Saaga Hotel.
It takes additional 20mins, 14km, to Äkäslompolo for all other Ylläs properties.
From Gatwick, Bristol, Manchester

You have the option of adding on many different winter activities including a trip to see Santa.

Unless you have your own, Thermal Suit and Boot Hire is a must!!

***Prices based on maximum occupancy of accommodation***

Bookable locally with your Inghams representative:

  • Excursion to Lainio Snow Village by coach or snowmobile
  • Overnight stay in Lainio Snow Hotel
  • Snowmobile, husky and reindeer safaris
  • In Search of the Northern Lights excursions
  • Horse-riding
  • Ice-fishing
  • Karaoke
  • Snowshoe excursions (by day or in search of the Northern Lights)
  • Visits to meet Santa
  • Ski Taster Day for complete beginners
  • Cross-country or Downhill skiing

Child Care

Available at the base of the main slopes on Ylläs Saaga side of the fell. Bookable locally.

Indoor Kindergarten from 6 months - 11 years, 10am - 5pm, approx. €5 -€10 per hour.

Outdoor Kindergarten with outdoor snow play area, magic forest, small ski lift. Free if with parents or same price as indoor kindergarten if supervision is required.

A local baby-sitting service is available in both Ylläs Saaga and Äkäslompolo

Pre-bookable Excursions details and prices:

Winter 2019/20 details and prices

(please note we act at all times as selling agent for the supplier of these excursions and activities)
Husky Safaris 2½ hour excursion (1½ hours at farm and on safari) *
25 minute drive to local husky farm. Hear about husky way of life around the fire in a Kota hut and get to drive your own team of huskies on a thrilling dog- sled ride. Sleds take 2 adults plus 1-2 children with a stop mid-Safari to give guests the opportunity to swap drivers.  Choose from 2km, 10km or 22km experiences.  Husky Farm visit and 2km safari - Prices from: Adult: £45 Child (4-12yrs): £29 (suitable for families with young children)
Husky Farm visit and 10km safari - Prices from: Adult: £79 Child (4-12yrs): £45 
Husky Farm visit and 22km safari - Prices from: Adult: £165 Child (4-12yrs): £99 Single supp: £85 
Children under 4yrs are free but any transport must be paid for locally. Children under 4yrs are only permitted on the 2km safari.
* Half Day trip is 4 hour excursion (3 hrs at farm and on safari

Reindeer Safari & Sámi Farm Visit 3½ hour excursion (1½ hours at farm)
Enjoy a scenic one hour drive to a genuine and authentic Sámi reindeer farm. Feed the reindeer, learn lassoing, hear about reindeer life and take a sleigh ride at this very special farm owned by a lovely Sámi family. Visit the art gallery and small museum in a 200 year old building and choose something to take home from the souvenir shop. We highly recommend a visit to this working reindeer farm. Reindeer farm visit & 20 minute safari - Prices from:Adult: £45 Child: £29

 

Snowmobile Safaris 2 hour excursion, 25km ride (starts from resort)
Choose locally between taking this safari as a family daytime trip or a faster evening adult-only trip "In Search of the Northern Lights". 
A selection of longer snowmobile safaris is available locally. Small children under 7yrs may be towed in a sled behind guide. Children must be of a height of over 140cm in order to ride as a passenger. Drive alone on your own snowmobile or share. Drivers must bring a full, photographic drivers' license.  Single (1 adult alone) - Prices from: Adult: £89
Double (2 sharing) - Prices from: Adult: £65 Child: £15

Snowshoe Safari 2 hour excursion (daytime or evening)
A guided snowshoe safari into a snowy silent wilderness. Decide locally on arrival if you prefer a daytime trip or an evening safari searching for the Northern Lights including a break around a campfire with interesting Northern Lights stories and hot drink. A range of longer guided trips is available locally.  Prices from: Adult: £39  Child £25

Lainio SnowHotel and Village Visit 2½ hr excursion (1½ hrs at Snow Village) Available from approx. 6 Dec onwards 
A scenic evening coach trip through a snowy winter wonderland with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights en route. Take a  guided tour of the famous Snow Village made entirely of snow  with beautifully illuminated ice art and sculptures adorning its  hotel suites, courtyards, ice bar, ice restaurant and ice chapel. For details of overnight stays from 15 Dec, see below.  Prices from: Adult: £29 Child: £25

Horse-riding Safari  2½ hour excursion (1-1½ hrs on horse)
Ride along snowy forest trails. Beginners and experienced riders have separate times. Children under 12yrs are not permitted. Warm up with a hot drink and cookie afterwards at the farm. Prices from: Adult: £65 (for guests staying at Akas Hotel, Akas Cabins, Akas Alp Apartments and Yllas Log Cabins)
An extra £25 per person transport supplement applies for guests staying at Ylläs Saaga Spa Hotel and Apartments

Northern Lights Horse Sleigh Ride 1½ hour excursion (20-30 minute one-horse open sleigh ride along snowy tracks)
A magical ride under a starry night sky in search of Northern Lights. Warm up with a hot drink and cookie after. -  Prices from: Adult: £49 Child: £29 (for guests staying at Akas Hotel, Akas Cabins, Akas Alp Apartments and Yllas Log Cabins)
An extra £25 per person transport supplement applies for guests staying at Ylläs Saaga Spa Hotel and Apartments

Santa’s Hideaway 4 hour excursion (3 hours at Hideaway) 3 Dec – 5 Jan incl.
Hidden away in a snow-covered magical forest with fun activities and a private meeting with Santa for every child. Visit Comet the reindeer, go to Elf school, back gingerbread, or go tobogganing, kick-sledding, snowshoeing. There is also a mini-snowmobile for children. Pre-bookable for all arrivals 3 Dec – 5 Jan. Bookable locally for other dates but only operates subject to minimum numbers. Do not book as well as Visit Santa at Santa Park excursion - see below.  Prices from: Adult: £59 Child: £55


Visit Santa at SantaPark 7 hour excursion (3 Dec – 6 Jan incl.)
2½ hrs drive away in indoor grotto theme park. Includes private meeting with Santa, Elf School diploma and Elf trainee hat, Santa’s Post Office, Mrs Santa’s gingerbread bakery, Arctic Circle Arch, dance show, Magic Train, meet the Ice Princess at the Ice Gallery and Ice Bar, Angry Birds Park, Toy Factory shopping area. Do not book as well as Santa's Elves Hideaway excursion, see above. 
Prices from: Adult: £59 Child: £55


Stay Overnight at the Lainio SnowHotel 

Please note SnowHotel overnight bookings will not be confirmed until 31 January 2018
Lainio SnowHotel Overnight Stay incl. guided tour of the Snow Village (Available from approx. 15 Dec) An overnight stay at the SnowHotel, surrounded by beautifully illuminated ice art, is truly a night to remember.
A guided tour of the Snow Village is included. 
Lainio SnowVillage is located 18km from Ylläs Saaga Hotel & Ylläs Saaga Apartments, 30km from all other Ylläs accommodation.  
The Snow Village walls are made entirely of snow and beautiful ice sculptures adorn its rooms, courtyards, ice bar, restaurant and Ice Chapel.
Guests are provided with high quality arctic thermal sleeping bags, shower and toilet facilities, room wake-up call with hot berry juice and buffet breakfast in a warm log restaurant and a diploma of overnight stay.  
Choose to stay overnight in a Standard Room or the more ornate Ice Suite. 
It is not recommended for children under 4yrs to stay overnight in the SnowHotel
Prices are per person adult or child from: 
Ice Suites (1-3 Occ): 2 Occ £199 / 3 Occ £169 (3rd bed is an extra bed, not an ice bed)
Ice Suites (4-5 Occ):  4 Occ £139 / 5 Occ £125 (5th bed is an extra bed, not an ice bed)
Ice Suite: Sole Occ £279  

 

The overnight stay can be pre-booked but the exact day of the week will only be confirmed within 3 working days of booking as all reservations are subject to availability.

A weekly afternoon visit to Lainio SnowVillage without an overnight stay is also pre-bookable. For full details see excursion descriptions above.

Notes for above excursions for Winter 2018/19:

Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather and other conditions. Child age for Husky, Reindeer and Snowmobile safaris is 4-12yrs. Children 0-3yrs  are free (any transport must be paid for locally) but are not allowed on Super Reindeer, Super Husky or any Snowmobile safaris. SantaPark and Santa's Elves' Hideaway child age 4-16 yrs (0-2 yrs are free). Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs and bring a full, valid photographic driver's licence with them. On snowmobile excursions Inghams (and most other travel insurance policies) will provide cover for personal and medical expenses but not for damage to the snowmobile or third parties etc. If the snowmobile is damaged then a compulsory insurance excess of approximately 850 Euro will be payable direct to the excursion provider.

Akas Alp Apartments

An atmospheric family-friendly hotel conveniently situated in the heart of this traditional unspoilt Lappish community.

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From only £897 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 £1,304 £1,304 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 5 Dec 2021 £1,394 £1,394 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £1,757 £1,757 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 £1,682 £1,682 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 

2022 Dates: Akas Alp Apartments , Snowy Wilderness Yllas

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 2 Jan 2022 £1,027 £1,027 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 9 Jan 2022 £927 £927 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 £907 £907 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 £897 £897 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 £927 £927 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Feb 2022 £1,133 £1,133 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 £1,353 £1,353 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 £1,433 £1,433 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 

Akas Cabins

These cosy open-plan log cabins, are in a highly scenic and peaceful wooded location 3-5 minutes' walk (250-450m) from Äkäs Hotel main reception building

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From only £837 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 £1,117 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 5 Dec 2021 £1,265 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 £1,355 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 £1,606 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 

2022 Dates: Akas Cabins, Snowy Wilderness Yllas

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 9 Jan 2022 £857 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 £837 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 £837 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 £857 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Feb 2022 £1,006 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 £1,256 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 £1,336 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 

Akas Hotel

 An atmospheric and very friendly hotel situated in the traditional unspoiled Lappish village of Äkäslompolo.

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From only £978 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 £1,228 £1,228 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 5 Dec 2021 £1,338 £1,338 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 £1,408 £1,408 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £1,718 £1,718 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 £1,668 £1,668 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 

2022 Dates: Akas Hotel, Snowy Wilderness Yllas

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 2 Jan 2022 £1,098 £1,098 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 9 Jan 2022 £998 £998 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 £978 £978 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 £978 £978 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 £998 £998 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Feb 2022 £1,068 £1,068 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 £1,288 £1,288 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 £1,368 £1,368 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 

Yllas Saaga Hotel

You'll find it hard to beat the mountain scenery that surrounds this hotel - drift-drenched slopes, frozen lakes and pine forests all put in appearances.

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From only £1,018 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 £1,278 £1,278 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 5 Dec 2021 £1,418 £1,418 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 £1,488 £1,488 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £1,808 £1,808 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 £1,748 £1,748 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 

2022 Dates: Yllas Saaga Hotel, Snowy Wilderness Yllas

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 2 Jan 2022 £1,138 £1,138 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 9 Jan 2022 £1,038 £1,038 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 £1,018 £1,018 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 £1,018 £1,018 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 £1,038 £1,038 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Feb 2022 £1,268 £1,268 Half Board 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 £1,478 £1,478 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 £1,558 £1,558 Half Board 8 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 

Yllas Log Cabins

The nostalgic picture of Christmas is a toasty warm cabin complete with roaring fire tucked away in the snowy forest. Outside the occasional paw print is left by passing reindeer and the cabin guarded by a snowman you built earlier in the day.

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From only £698 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 £1,142 £1,142 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 £1,308 £1,308 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £1,706 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 

2022 Dates: Yllas Log Cabins, Snowy Wilderness Yllas

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 2 Jan 2022 £903 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 9 Jan 2022 £803 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 £783 Please Call Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 £782 £782 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 £698 £698 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Feb 2022 £728 £728 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 £1,038 £1,038 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 £1,118 £1,118 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 

Villa Armas Cabins

Excellent value, modern, well-equipped and attractively furnished cabins. 

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From only £828 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 £1,088 £1,088 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 

2022 Dates: Villa Armas Cabins, Snowy Wilderness Yllas

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 9 Jan 2022 £848 £848 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 £828 £828 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 £828 £828 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 £848 £848 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Feb 2022 £868 £868 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 £1,267 £1,267 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 £1,347 £1,347 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 

Yllas Saaga Apartments

A modern ski-in/ski-out luxury resort hotel with excellent spa facilities with a choice of superior hotel rooms and high quality apartments

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From only £907 per adult

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 28 Nov 2021 £1,252 £1,252 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 5 Dec 2021 £1,356 £1,356 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 12 Dec 2021 £1,456 £1,456 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 
Sun, 19 Dec 2021 £1,726 £1,726 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 26 Dec 2021 £2,111 £2,111 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick Enquire 

2022 Dates: Yllas Saaga Apartments, Snowy Wilderness Yllas

Date Adults From Child From Board Days Flying From Enquire
Sun, 2 Jan 2022 £1,037 £1,037 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 9 Jan 2022 £927 £927 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 16 Jan 2022 £907 £907 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 23 Jan 2022 £917 £917 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 30 Jan 2022 £937 £937 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 6 Feb 2022 £1,119 £1,119 Self Catering 8 Days Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 13 Feb 2022 £1,359 £1,359 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Gatwick, Manchester Enquire 
Sun, 20 Feb 2022 £1,439 £1,439 Self Catering 8 Days Bristol, Manchester Enquire 

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