Log cabin 'Aurora' is set in the beautiful mountain area of Yllas; Finland's number 1 ski resort. With a setting high above the Arctic Circle, the guaranteed snow throughout the skiing season makes for a perfect winter holiday. Yllas has that special combination of peace and tranquility, yet all the winter activities you would expect from snow boarding to husky sledging and of course beginners and advanced skiing facilities. However, Aurora offers year round pleasures, as each new season arrives they each bring their own delights. In the long summer days warm temperatures mean walking, fishing, hiking, cycling and canoeing are a pleasure. As the seasons change the magnificent Northern Lights become visible and of course Santa Claus awaits children in his home just a short walk from the cabin. At the centre of this experience, Log cabin Aurora has been designed and finished to make your stay special. A home from home you will want to come back to whichever season you choose.
Log Cabin in Akaslompolo (Yllas), Lapland, Finland - Beautiful Forest Setting in Heart of Yllas
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 17, 2018
About Linda Jones
We have been together over 20 years now and 9 years ago were lucky enough to have our daughter Lucy. We have always enjoyed travelling, and we realised that as parents, the best quality self catering accommodation was for us better than a stay in a hotel. Over the years we have found the best and worst experiences of staying in owners properties and we have drawn on all this history to ensure everyone who stays with us has the best holiday possible.
Linda Jones purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Linda Jones chose Äkäslompolo
We love Scandinavia in general but Finland is a great country. The people and culture are so warm and welcoming. After many years of holidaying in the area we decided to buy in Finnish Lapland. The scenery is stunning and Akaslompolo is a picturesque, traditional, Lappish village. The air and lakes are clean and there is so much to do, Winter and Summer.
What makes this Cabin unique
Our Kelo Log cabin is in an exclusive development situated close to the centre of the village but in a forest setting. We have tried to make our house a home with little extras like children's toys and DVDs which can make all the difference.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We loved our stay in Mark and Linda’s cabin. It had everything we could have needed and the fireplace was a much appreciated luxury! The kids loved their loft room and the little toy area. The cabin was so warm and cosy when coming back from our activities and the heated cupboard was great for drying out our snow covered clothes. My husband used the sauna a few times and loved it! The DVD’s for the kids were a great touch too, our 4 year old now loves the Eddie The Eagle film! 😂
Our only wish is we had booked to stay a bit longer!
Thank you so much for all of the help you gave us leading up to the holiday as well, all of the excursions that we booked through Snowfun Safaris (as recommended by Linda) were absolutely magical and once in a lifetime experiences. We had a day on the ski slopes and it was a very short walk from the cabin to catch the ski bus. The supermarket was a short walk away too and there were sleds scattered around the town that we could pull the kids along in.
Although we were only here for 4 days, we managed to do so much in that time and it was quite possibly the best 4 days we’ve ever experienced.
Thank you so much!
Fabulous stay in this lovely cosy cabin
We spent a week in Aurora cabin in February - our first visit to Akaslompolo. The cabin was very well equipped and situated in a lovely peaceful location just a few minutes walk from the centre of town. We loved being able to come back after a days skiing or dog-sledding and being able to jump in the sauna. In the evenings it was cosy to curl up on the settee in front of the fire - & having a store of unlimited seasoned logs was much appreciated. During the week we went snowmobiling, downhill skiing and dog-sledding. We’d highly recommend SnowFun Safaris - very friendly & helpful & nice to have the 10% discount. The Northern lights gave us a spectacular display on our last night too. Highly recommend both Akaslompolo & Aurora cabin and will most definitely be back! Thanks ❄️😊
Lovely cabin, in a beautiful place
We stayed in the cabin over Xmas with our three young children aged 5,7 & 10 and were immediately blown away with how lovely the cabin was. There were DVDs for us to watch and a CD with Xmas songs on in the CD player, which were both used a lot during our stay! It is not easy to feel at ease in a different country with young energetic children, but we truly did feel like it was our little home for our stay and the children settled straight away. We had a lovely relaxing break, far away from the demands of everyday life, and a wonderful family Xmas. We visited to nearby ski resort where our 10 year old tried out snowboarding for the first time, and took a sleigh ride through the forest to visit Santa on Xmas Eve, it was truly magical. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the Northern lights, but that just means we will have to come back!! Thank you for a wonderful holiday and once in a lifetime experience.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and making such lovely comments. It sounds like you all had a magical time in Lapland, it really is such an amazing place and it's so special to hear that your children will have memories that will last a life time. We hope you come back really soon.
Mark, Linda and Lucy
Gorgeous little cabin in a great location
Had a lovely stay in this cabin, just my girlfriend and I. For the 2 of us it was plenty of room. The location is a few minutes walk from all the safari places, and 5-10 minute walk from the shopping centre and the odd pub or restaurant/cafe. This was my third trip to Finnish Lapland and we loved it again, I will keep coming back and I'd stay in this cabin again. It does not have wifi which would have been nice, but it was also nice to be offline and away from social media and emails!
Only gripe was that we had to pay an extra £40 for us both to have towels and bed linen for the week, and the sheets and duvet covers weren't put on for us. This is the first time I've ever had to pay extra for this, I thought bed linen and towels were pretty fundamental for holiday accommodation. Not a huge problem, but an unexpected extra £40 wasn't welcomed.
Overall, we loved this cabin, the sauna, kitchen facilities were perfect, view of a bird feeder where we saw woodpeckers, red squirrels and other birds. We used the games and DVD's/CD's in the cabin too.
Would definitely recommend and stay again.
A magical Christmas spent in a cosy home from home
We spent our first ever Christmas away in Mark and Linda's wonderful log cabin in Akaslompolo and it exceeded all expectations.
The log cabin is lovely and cosy despite it being -20C outside some evenings, the wood burning fire added to the cosiness where we would watch some family movies on the dvd player in the lounge.
The sauna was also a nice treat when we weren't busy going out on the well planned excursions by Snowfun Safaris (highly recommended and 10% discount arranged by booking the cabin).
Linda the owner was always on hand to answer queries and helped make the trip a success with her advice on what to take and what excursions to go on - we ended up booking the reindeer sleigh trip, snow mobiles to the husky farm and a last minute trip to see the Snow Village. All trips were fantastic and created memories we will never forget. We were also very lucky to witness the Aurora right above the log cabin one clear night.
We booked to see Santa at the Poro restaurant and he was so lovely with our niece and had her in fits of giggles when they were sat on his double rocking chair, we also ate a meal here which was lovely (the salmon and arctic char kebabs were sublime). We also ate at Evaskori Pizzeria (huge pizzas) and Julli's Restaurant (lovely steaks).
I would highly recommend staying here and it is purely magical at Christmas time. One thing I would recommend is to ensure you make note of the supermarket/off licence and restaurant opening hours at this time of year as not everything is open or hours are sporadic.
We managed to cook a full Christmas dinner in the kitchen on Christmas Day will careful planning of the pots and pans available to use.
We can't wait to come back and stay again and would also like to see what it is like in the summertime too.
Kiitos from the Wright family
Lovely, traditional property, quiet and peaceful. Would recommend
We actually stayed here a couple of years ago but I realised I didn’t leave a review.
Lovely property. We stayed here out of season in June, it was very quiet and peaceful but that’s what we like. Nice area, we found things to do, walking, hiring bikes. We saw lots of reindeer roaming around in the area.
The owners have made it lovely for families with lots of nice little touches, games, dvd - my kids particularly loved the sit-on rocking reindeer. Great facilities in the house. Really friendly, helpful owner.
The only thing I would suggest is maybe some blackout curtains for upstairs. We wanted to experience the midnight sun, which we did and it was unbelievable but so confusing when you wake up in the middle of the night not having a clue what time it is! (We also stayed at a property in Helsinki which didn’t have them either so maybe it is not a problem for locals!)
All in all, a lovely place which I would recommend. Would be lovely to visit in the winter as well!
Thanks so much for taking the time to review Aurora, we really do appreciate it. Akaslompolo is great in the summer for active kids, I'm sure you would love it just as much in the winter. We hope you and your family can visit us again soon.
Mark, Linda and Lucy
Special interest holidays:
Our guests receive a discount at one of the local safari companies who can arrange a wide range of activities including snowmobiling, husky rides and santa visits. You can also try the new sports of snow surfing, snow karting and disc (frizbee) golf. We can offer advice and guidance about the local area.
Akaslompolo has a large freshwater lake at the centre, there are some small beaches and canoe hire available.
Direct Charter flights fly to Kittila during the skiing season, bus or taxi transfer to resort. Year round, Scheduled flights to Helsinki (BA, Finnair) and then fly to Kittila or Rovaniemi. Norwegian, Blue1 fly to Kittila For a really special experience take the overnight sleeper train (Santa Claus Express) from Helsinki or Tampere to Kolari.
Yllaskaltio hotel is within 250 metres of the cabin and from here you can get the ski bus to the slopes or buses to Kolari and Kittila. Akaslompolo village is compact and you will find good restaurants, bars and a well stocked supermarket within easy walking distance. There are a number of safari companies operating in the village who will organise winter and summer activities. Akas Hotel has a Spa and swimming pool (payable locally) if you are in need of pampering!
Akaslompolo is a traditional Lappish village with warm friendly people and a charm of it's own. In winter you can ski on uncrowded slopes or enjoy snowmobile trips, husky rides or why not visit the real Father Christmas in his cabin in the forest. The Northern Lights are a spectacular sight that you may be lucky enough to experience. During the warm summer months you can enjoy walking, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking or just take in the clean air.
Booking Notes: Please contact us for booking information or for further information about the area. Changeover Day: Flexible. Notes on prices: We are pleased to take payment in Pound Sterling or Euro either by bank transfer, or credit card via Owners Direct Online Payment. We reserve the right to change advertised prices, please contact us to confirm price. Price includes final clean, any additional mid stay cleaning or change of linen is chargeable. Linen is additional £20 per person.