Ski Expedition in Ylläs National Park (3 days)

Explore the Finnish Lapland and the national park of Yllästunturi with a fantastic ski trek expedition accompanied by your professional guide. Equipment, food and accommodation are included in this easy-to-book package.

Route Info

Type: Mini-Expedition
Departure/Arrival: Flexible

Duration : 3 days
Transportation by Minivan
Trekking distance : 32 to 48 km

ITINERARY

Yllästunturi National Park

 

Nights

2 nights in cottage & 1 or 2 nights in wilderness camps

Level

Difficult: this trip requires good physical conditions.

BEST SEASON

Available: January to April
Recommended : January-March- April

PRICING

 

ADULT ONLY

2-Day Expedition

1-2 Adults : 550€/adult
3 – 5 Adults : 500€/adult
6 – 7 Adults : 450€/adult

3-Day Expedition

1-2 Adults : 700€/adult
3 – 5 Adults : 650€/adult
6 – 7 Adults : 600€/adult

DESCRIPTION

This guided trek will take you on a memorable journey across the fells of Aakenustunturi and Yllästunturi, in one of the most beautiful national parks of Finland. This unique multi-day adventure has been designed to offer a great winter experience in Lapland, that is easy to book and accessible to any good hiker! 

DURATION & TREKKING DISTANCE

We offer two duration options for the ski trek expedition, depending on the usual weather conditions and periods :

  • A 2-day ski trek (2 nights in cottage ; 1 night in wilderness camp) with a total distance of around 32km.
  • A 3-day ski trek (2 nights in cottage ; 2 nights in wilderness camp) with a total distance of around 48km.

For both treks, the goal is to ski across the national park over one fell (tunturi) and in the valley to discover the beautiful nature and landscapes of Lapland in winter!

Each trek has several departures at fixed dates. Thus, please check our calendar to find about the availability. Also, the maximum number of participants are usually 6 adults. Hence, if you would like to arrange a specific departure for your group, please contact us by email

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE

The trek departs from the cottage in Lainio, at the edge of the national park of Yllästunturi, where the group gathers and spend the evening together. This allows for a comfortable night before embarking on a unique adventure of ski trekking across Lapland nature.

The closest airport is Kittilä (25min away) and Rovaniemi (2hours). And the closest train stations are Kolari (30 min) and Rovaniemi (2h15).

Besides airport/station transfers to/from the cottage are not included in the price but may be added as extra for a fair price.

Aakenus
Aakenus

OVERNIGHT & ACCOMMODATION

The first night (before the trek) and last night (after the trek) are spent in a large fully-equipped wooden cottage, which is located in the beautiful nature and just 500m from the national park! Our cottages are large and cozy; they may accommodate the whole group in comfortable shared twin bedrooms. Also, the cottage is equipped with all facilities, kitchen, laundry machine, and a sauna that participants may happily use.

Overnight(s) during the ski trek are spent as wilderness camping next to a wooden hut refuge in the national park. If the huts are free, participants may camp inside ; otherwise, winter tents, sleeping bags and mattresses are provided for a comfortable and safe outdoor camp night in the beautiful Lappish nature!

Each of those nights offer the possibility to observe Northern lights if the weather and solar conditions are good!

EQUIPMENT

A list of equipment provided or recommended to bring is sent to each participants. During the first evening at the cottage, the group will get to know each other (max. 6 participants) along with the guide. A 1-hour briefing will be organized in the cottage, during which the guide may present the itinerary, introduce the equipment, safety aspects and answer all remaining questions.

Each participant is provided with their own equipment needed for the trek, which includes a pair of Altai trekking skis with poles and an expedition sleigh (1 sleigh may be used for every 2 participants).

Participants use Altai skis for trekking ; they are easy to use and designed to let you glide on deep snow off the beaten tracks or groomed trails. Those Lappish backcountry skis (called in Finnish, “sliding snowshoes”) are equipped with a partial skin allowing to both hike uphill and slide downhill; thus they are the perfect gear for long Arctic expeditions in Lapland. Also, they adapt to standard winter shoes used for hiking (for example, Sorel-type boots).

So, we recommend participants to bring their own winter hiking boots to make sure they are already adapted to their feet. 

FOOD

Meals are also included for the duration of the trek and the time at the cottage, from the first evening until the last morning. Those meals are prepared by the guide, and they consist of typical Nordic food, perfect for a hiking journey.

Besides, dietary restrictions will be respected as much as possible. We therefore kindly ask participants to inform us about any restriction so we may best adapt to them.

During the trek, meals and snacks are also provided. We recommend participants to bring their own extra snacks or specific food if they feel the need to. A shopping session to the closest supermarket may be organized the day before for the whole group if needed. 

WANT TO STAY LONGER IN LAPLAND ?

You may indeed book your flight specifically for this ski expedition, or you may want to extend your stay and enjoy other winter activities possible in Lapland : such as husky ride, reindeer farm visits, hike to frozen waterfalls, cultural experiences, etc. We actually recommend this option and we may organize an extended stay in the Ylläs area or Rovaniemi area, before or after the trek. Thus, please contact us if you would like to add extra days and activities on your trip! 

INFORMATION

INCLUDED

Activity
  • Ski trek through Aakenustunturi and Yllästunturi
Accommodation 
  • 2 nights in cottage with sauna
  • 1 or 2 nights in wilderness camp
Others Services
  • Personal guide
  • Equipment needed for the trek (ski, poles, sled)
  • Meals as mentioned 
  • Transportation
  • All taxes and handling fee

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight tickets

PLEASE NOTE

We recommend to book in advance, as availability may be limited in peak seasons. The trip departs from Rovaniemi, Kittilä, Levi or Ylläs in the morning.

Also, we require a minimum of 2 adult participants for the trip to operate. The maximum capacity is 7 people for comfort reasons. And, for larger groups, please contact us so we can discuss a specific package.

Besides, we do not recommend to bring children on this tour as this requires long hikes. Thus, a good physical condition is required to participate.

The trip is operated in wild nature conditions. Accommodation is private and booked for the whole group but the wooden cabins are not equipped with electricity and water (dry toilets). Refilling water comes from nature. During the hike, common trekking meals are prepared by your guide.

Transportation by minivan. One luggage and handbag per person allowed.

Finally, please dress appropriately with warm clothing that allows easy movement and breathing.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 20% if booking is cancelled 61 days or more before departure;
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 60 days or less before departure.

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HOW TO BOOK

Please send us a booking request if you would like to book this trip, with the number of participants and your arrival dates. Our team will revert to you in the shortest delay with all the information and payment instruction.

PAYMENT

Payment by credit/debit card or bank transfer are accepted. Full payment is required to confirm the booking.

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