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 Rovaniemi
Direct Rovaniemi-Ylläs bus runs only in winter 2024. During other times it is best to go with a car or by taxi, about 2 hours drive. Alternative 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 may 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.
Bus to Ylläs
There are bus connections to Ylläs across Finland. In winter direct connections are from Kolari train station, Oulu, Jyväskylä and Helsinki. Some connections you board the bus in evening and arrive to Ylläs in next morning. See timetables and buy tickets on Matkahuolto website.
New connection in spring 2024: Rovaniemi-Ylläs bus. Details and reservations: Saaga Travel
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.