You will fall in love with the beautiful arctic wilderness of Finnish Lapland. Finland is the greenest country in Europe in terms of fir trees and fells. It also has the cleanest air in Europe.
Akaslompolo is a small village sitting by the Yllas fell. Here is a magical place where dreams come true for big and small, young and the slightly not so young. There is something for everyone. Set above the Arctic Circle, the Yllas fell (718 metres high) is where the Finnish go to ski. 62 slopes (53km), and 30 lifts. Purported to be the best skiing in Finland, and great fell walking in summer, you too can enjoy a vast amount of winter and summer activities unrivalled by any other destination. The scenery is breathtaking at any time of the year. A true winter image of ‘Narnia’.
The village of Akaslompolo is small, peaceful and tranquil, with very friendly residents. A warm welcome awaits you. There is no language barrier as most locals speak good English. There is a very calm and serene atmosphere. There is a well stocked supermarket (easy to self cater), a sports shop, an art gallery, a post office, gift shops, great restaurants, and snowmobiles for younger children at the Lapp Village. There is a spa treatment centre, swimming pools at the local hotels, and even a medical surgery should you require a doctor during your stay. All of these amenities are within a 15 minute walk. And guess who also has a house in the Village, yes, the big man himself. So if you’ve come in search of Father Christmas you’ve come to the right place. Look out for Rudolph and his friends, who can be seen roaming through the village.
The food is great - try local dishes and drink the local non-alcoholic drink of cloudberry juice. If you wish for a local alcoholic drink - try pear cider. Its all good. The hot chocolate is fabulous too around an open fire.
Winter offers downhill and cross country skiing, ski school, snowboarding, snow shoes, huskies, reindeers, the Worlds first Saunagondola and the highest sauna in Finland, snow mobiles, ice fishing, spa, and of course Father Christmas ..... the list is endless. Or simply stand and stare ...... !
Summer involves a back to nature experience for everyone with fell walking and cycling. Such attractions include :- Animal farm nearby, Feelgood Spa, Fishing in the water of Yllas, Conquer Kukas, Around the seven fells, Nature trail to the magic thief valley, Midnight hiking, Canoeing on Akas River, In the arms of the fells, Canoe School, Premium Activity Trio, Reindeer Farm visit, Bus tour to Sarestoniemi Art Gallery and Museum, Sightseeing trip to Pakasaivo - please ask for further details.
The cabin is of a typical Lappish high quality build. It is set within a wooded area just a few moments from the main thoroughfare and from Destination Lapland where you can hire clothing should you wish.
The cabin inside has a luxurious and comfortable feel, with underfloor heating for winter, a private sauna, lounge with open fire, fully fitted kitchen, bathroom, a mezzanine with two further beds and the provision to add extra matresses up here and also a sofa bed is provided.
The cabin is well placed to take in all the activities within the village. The cross country ski trail is all around you, the ski bus stops a few moments away, the Lapp Village is 10 minutes away with childrens snowmobiles, reindeer, Father Christmas, huskies, and a restaurant. If you hire a car you can go further afield to enjoy the scenery or go to the town of Kittila, but there is plenty to do in the village. All excursions can be booked at Destination Lapland where transport is provided for you. Dont forget to look out for the spectacular Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights).
Moomins is idyllic and luxurious. Close to village amenities. Ski November/May. Visit Santa's home at any time - not just Christmas. Hot summers!