Log Cabin in Akaslompolo (Yllas), Lapland, Finland - Beautiful Forest Setting in Heart of Yllas
About Linda Jones
We have been together over 20 years now and are lucky enough to have a 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 p.m.
Check-out: 10:00 a.m.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Wow what an amazing stay. Log cabin is just beautiful everything you need is in there. Linda was always on hand when you messaged quick responses from start to finish. Cabin is located perfectly, hoping to come again as this was a perfect Christmas. Thank you for all your help xx
Fabulous warm and cosy Cabin set in beautiful woodland
We have just returned from the most magical trip ever and loved our stay at the wonderful Aurora cabin. The Cabin is situated in a beautifully wooded area. The fully equipped Cabin was extremely warm and cosy. We just loved sitting in front of the roaring fire playing Monopoly, drinking wine and looking at the pics of our day. We used the sauna every evening. The clothes dryer airing cupboard was an absolute dream. Bedding is an additional cost over and above the rental cost so please factor this in during your stay and request. We were lucky enough to see the northern lights from the Cabin and then ran down to Akaslompolo Lake (behind supermarket) for a better vista – wow!
The Cabin is about a 10 min walk from the village. It has a great supermarket (coffee shop within) and quite a few restaurants dotted around. Should you wish to eat out we dined at Evaskori (casual amazing pizza), Otso (delish pot pies), Rouhe (slightly more finer). Food in all restaurants was fabulously tasty and would recommend any of these restaurants.
As recommended by Linda, with 10% discount, we booked our trips through Snow Fun Safaris for our snow mobile/reindeer, snow mobile/husky and magical Santa days out. Remember your driving licenses. The staff at Snow Fun were fabulous, they looked after us so well and we cannot recommend this company enough. The Yllas Ski Resort is a short 5-7 min local bus journey ride away. You can visit the other side of the mountain a further 15-20 mins and would recommend this for taking the gondolas up the Mountain. The bus stop is just at the Hotel Yllaskaltio, you’ll pass this on the road to the cabin. The airport bus also stops at this hotel which is only 18-euro adult/8 a child one way. Linda kindly booked us a local taxi for our arrival at 105-euro, but we did get the bus back to the airport which ran like clockwork. Snow Fun Safaris helped us out there with the timetable.
Linda the owner is amazingly helpful – no question was too small for her and we cannot thank her enough for assisting with all my queries and bookings.
My second stay here with my children (this time aged 13 and 10), ever since our first trip they've begged to come back. Visited this time January 2019, and the trip was just as wonderful as the first. The cabin is clean, light and well equipped and very warm. The drying cupboard and sauna and excellent additions, as is the log fire in the lounge. The cabin is situated within easy walking distance of the village that hosts a supermarket, sports hire shops, a few restaurants and bars and activity trip centres. This time we did snow shoeing, a lot of cross country ski-ing, reindeer farm and on our final night the northern lights put in an appearance. My daughter loves this place so much she wants to move here and is begging for Finnish language lessons!
Im pretty certain we will be back again!
Beautiful well equipped cabin in stunning location
I took my 3 children aged 19, 8 and 5 for a 3 night stay 20-23 December 2018. As soon as we arrived we were in love with the place! Fantastic quiet location in beautiful surroundings xx we were able to check in early too which meant we didnt have to hang around with our luggage! Cabin was well equipped with extras I hadn't even thought about and beds were comfy too....we all slept very well xx the littles ones loved the gallery landing and having their own little area to play.
I thought this would be a once in a lifetime trip...but I already want to go back and stay in this cabin again!! Thankyou Linda, we had a fab stay xx
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 ❄️😊
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.