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Local Guide_Eetu_Ylläs

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My tip to Ylläs is that you should ski or bike up to Kukastunturi, visit the ski track cafes and always have your camera with you. All the eight seasons are magical in their own beautiful way.
QUICK FACTS
  • 5 activities
  • 4 days
  • 1.9.-31.10.
  • English
  • Ylläs
  • Autumn
  • Arctic Flavours, Like a Local, Sweat & Adrenaline, Wellbeing & Nature

Includes 5 activities

  • reindeer spotting
  • forestmind - mental skills through nordic walking
  • feel the adrenaline rush of efatbiking!
  • feel the relaxing heat of the traditional sauna and enjoy a delicious dinner
  • enjoiy a rich lunch with pure arctic flavors

DAY 1: TRAVELING TOWARD YLLäS, ADMIRING THE AUTUMN FOLIAGE AND SPOTTING REINDEER ALONG THE WAY / YLLäS

Yllästunturi, or Ylläs Fell, rises between the authentic Lapland villages of Ylläsjärvi and Äkäslompolo. The fell and its six sisters nearby offer a wonderland, not just in the beautiful crisp days of winter, but all year round. Ylläs offers numerous activity possibilities and cultural & recreational events.

You’ll land at the Kittilä Airport on Tuesday. Ylläs is an hour by car to the Southwest of Kittilä. You can take a taxi or rent a car at the airport.

Reindeer Spotting

Remember that you are now in the land of reindeer: it is very likely you’ll encounter at least a few Rudolphs along the way. Here’s a few tips to driving in Lapland: If you see male reindeer testing each other with their antlers in the middle of the road, don’t get too close. Just stop the car and enjoy the show arranged by mother nature. And if you see a herd on the road or on the side of it and wish to take pictures, always pull over first and keep a safe distance. Admire these beautiful arctic creatures peacefully.  

Accommodation at the atmospheric Aurora Estate

Aurora Estate is an atmospheric boutique hotel at the shore of Lake Ylläs. It was nominated Europe’s best new boutique hotel in 2018. Aurora Estate offers a getaway with a touch of magic. The 50-seat restaurant has a stylish Lappish log house atmosphere. The kitchen offers dishes which are like skilled artworks, combining an element of surprise with a great culinary experience.  

DAY 2: TUNE YOUR SENSES FOR A BEAUTIFUL AND SOOTHING NATURE EXPERIENCE

Forestmind - Mental skills through Nordic walking

Raise your pulse with Finland’s national pastime enjoying nature and strengthening your mental skills.

We grab the Nordic walking sticks and depart for an excursion to enjoy the nature of Ylläs in either the Ylläsjärvi, Äkäslompolo or LappeanLohi resort. We tune our senses and mind to nature’s diversity, from which we extract energy, positive thinking and resources using a few simple exercises. The excursion is suitable for adults in normal physical condition. The trip takes around two hours and the price includes an Arctic Superfood snack with juice.

The Forestmind method has been developed by experienced wellbeing coach Sirpa Arvonen who has conducted coaching in the field of health and nature activity for over 30 years. Your guide will be qualified Forestmind -instructor.

 

" We tune our senses and mind to nature’s diversity, from which we extract energy and positive thinking. "

DAY 3: FEEL THE ADRENALINE RUSH AND ENJOY THE RELAXING HEAT OF A FINNISH SAUNA

Feel the adrenaline rush of eFatbiking!

When you need a good laugh and an adrenaline rush, come challenge yourself on an E-Fatbike! The tour takes you to our vast off-road fatbiking routes, through forests and over fells in the beautiful Pallas-Ylläs National Park.

We cycle with electric bikes. It is super fun because you need to do less work yourself, the electricity will give a helping push. The benefit is, you get to see more of the views than with a regular bike, as you won't get tired as easily. During the trip we cover a large area in no time. However, fairly good physical condition is required, and you will get sweaty even with the help of electricity.

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Ylläs area at 10 a.m. We start the tour from Äkäslompolo Sporthop. At first, we drive through a swamp area and then uphill to the top of Kukas Fell to admire the landscape. It's better to pack your camera in the rucksack. Route continues down to the forest where we have a proper break. The tour ends back at the Sportshop.

Feel the relaxing heat of the traditional sauna and enjoy a delicious dinner

In the old days, one was born in the sauna, and ended their earthly journey in a sauna. There are 5 million people in Finland, and over 2 million saunas. We have more saunas than cars. The steam room is that important to us. Sauna is a truly unique Finnish experience, you do not want to miss it. Come and feel the heat in our safe guidance.

The heat relaxes muscle tension and your mind. When the heat gets overwhelming, you step outside and plunge in the ice-cold water. The cold shock boosts the immune system and leaves you super relaxed, full of endorphins.

We will pick you up from your accommodation and we drive to Levi. We go to a traditional Finnish sauna together, wearing towels or swimsuits. The guide will tell you all about our Finnish sauna traditions. While cooling down after sauna, we enjoy some snacks and drinks to keep hydrated. Deep sleep is guaranteed after this experience.

" Sauna is a truly unique Finnish experience, you do not want to miss it. "

DAY 3: A SCENIC RIDE BACK TO LEVI AND A YUMMY ARCTIC SEAFOOD LUNCH

After a good night’s sleep and a delightful breakfast at Aurora Estate it is time to head back towards Levi. Once you reach the Levi village we recommend that you enjoy a tasty lunch in the famous King Crab House, before heading towards the airport. 

 

Enjoiy a rich lunch with pure arctic flavors

At the King Crab House you can feast with the fresh flavors of the North: the King crab, the halibut, salmon, blue mussels, local meet, such as reindeer and willow grouse and wild mushroom dishes. 

The restaurant is located in the middle of Levi town, between the Old Mates Pub and the Coffee House at Mariankuja 6. 

 

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