Easily accessible Ylläs is located just a half-hour drive from Kolari train station and Kittilä airport. Ylläs, situated in the municipality of Kolari, has two well-known original and genuine villages, Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi, which are located on different sides of the Ylläs fell.

See also: Ylläs Ski Bus


Train to Ylläs

Board a night train at Helsinki railway station and you’ll arrive in Kolari the following morning. It’s also possible to board the train at other cities like Tampere and Oulu along the way to Lapland.

At Kolari railway station, a shuttle bus will take you directly to Ylläs.

Note! Train bus does not go to Palovaara anymore due to low demand.

In winter train goes every night. In summer there is mainly four trains a week.

NOTE! Arriving via/from Rovaniemi

It is best to go with a car or by taxi, about 2 hours drive. Rovaniemi-Ylläs bus connection is only available on the days train arrives to Kolari with the following combo: First take a bus from Ylläsjärvi to Levi and then another bus to Ylläs. Transfer times can be very long!

Flights to Ylläs

Kittilä Airport (IATA: KTT) lies a 30-minute drive away from Ylläs.

Each arrival flight to Kittilä is connected by a shuttle bus to Ylläs. During the low season the airport shuttle is run as call service.

Note! Airport bus does not go to Palovaara anymore due to low demand.

Note: For Air Baltic flights the connection leaves only after Finnair flights.

Read about Rovaniemi connections

Bus to Ylläs

Year-round bus connections from Kolari Train station and Kittilä Airport.

Unfortunately there is very little busses. One might be able to change from Oulu-Kemi-Pello-Kolari line or Rovaniemi-Kittilä-Kilpisjärvi line. Timetables and buy tickets on Matkahuolto website.

Read about Rovaniemi connections

By car to Ylläs

Naturally you can drive to Ylläs. Even though we are above the Arctic Circle, our roads are in good condition year-round. You can navigate for example to Ylläs Tourist Information: Tunturintie 54, Äkäslompolo (or 95970 Kolari).

  • From south drive to Kolari (road 21/E8) and turn to Ylläsjärvi (road 939) or continue 10km and turn right to Äkäslompolo (road 940).
  • Another option for coming from south: Drive from Rovaniemi to Kittilä on road no. 79. After Kittilä turn left to road no. 80 to Ylläsjärvi. From Ylläsjärvi Scenery Road takes you to Äkäslompolo, distance between those villages is 15km.
  • From north: For example Kilpisjärvi-Muonio-Äkäslompolo-Ylläsjärvi
  • From east: For example Sodankylä-Kittilä-Ylläsjärvi-Äkäslompolo


You can reserve a Ylläs and Kolari taxi by tel. +358 20 071 800 (24 h), call cost is 1,92€/call + phone call price per your operator. Ylläs-Kolari Taxi offers a versatile selection of different taxi services, such as small and mini busses, special transports and representative drives, with the help of our 15 different sized, modernly equipped cars. You can also get package and trailer transport from us.

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