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Traditional Ski Cabin in lovely forest setting in Akaslompolo (Yllas)

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Log Cabin in Akaslompolo (Yllas), Lapland, Finland - Beautiful Forest Setting in Heart of Yllas

Log cabin 'Aurora' is set in the beautiful mountain area of Yllas; Finland's number 1 ski resort. With a setting high above the Arctic Circle, the guaranteed snow throughout the skiing season makes for a perfect winter holiday. Yllas has that special combination of peace and tranquility, yet all the winter activities you would expect from snow boarding to husky sledging and of course beginners and advanced skiing facilities. However, Aurora offers year round pleasures, as each new season arrives they each bring their own delights. In the long summer days warm temperatures mean walking, fishing, hiking, cycling and canoeing are a pleasure. As the seasons change the magnificent Northern Lights become visible and of course Santa Claus awaits children in his home just a short walk from the cabin. At the centre of this experience, Log cabin Aurora has been designed and finished to make your stay special. A home from home you will want to come back to whichever season you choose.


Owner
Linda Jones
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Linda Jones

We have been together over 20 years now and 9 years ago were lucky enough to have our daughter Lucy. We have always enjoyed travelling, and we realised that as parents, the best quality self catering accommodation was for us better than a stay in a hotel. Over the years we have found the best and worst experiences of staying in owners properties and we have drawn on all this history to ensure everyone who stays with us has the best holiday possible.

Linda Jones purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Linda Jones chose Lapland

We love Scandinavia in general but Finland is a great country. The people and culture are so warm and welcoming. After many years of holidaying in the area we decided to buy in Finnish Lapland. The scenery is stunning and Akaslompolo is a picturesque, traditional, Lappish village. The air and lakes are clean and there is so much to do, Winter and Summer.

What makes this cabin unique

Our Kelo Log cabin is in an exclusive development situated close to the centre of the village but in a forest setting. We have tried to make our house a home with little extras like children's toys and DVDs which can make all the difference.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Went here with my partner for one week in January, it was our first time visiting Finland. Had an amazing time and got a great impression of the area and locals. The cabin was perfect; temperature control was easy to use, the fireplace really heated the cabin up and the sauna was refreshing and very therapeutic. It also came with a very informative guidebook of how to use the utilities and how to navigate the area. Shops and places of interest were only a 5 - 10 minute walk away, and we had very efficient communication with the owners. We will definitely be returning before the end of this year, and I highly recommend this place for all who are looking for an idyllic, serene getaway in a magical part of the country.
Jan 2017
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Amenities

Äkäslompolo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Family bathroom downstairs with shower and private sauna. Toilet/washbasin in loft area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom downstairs with twin beds. Bedroom 2 in loft area, twin beds plus 2 occasional beds (suit children).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: As is usual in Scandinavian countries, the cabin is very well insulated so you can be sure of a warm welcome whenever you choose to visit. Children will love the cabin, especially the loft area! Outside: The cabin has an outside terrace looking directly out on the forest and a veranda at the front. Utility Room: Clothes drying cabinet perfect for drying out those snowy clothes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Final cleaning included in price. We can arrange hire of linen or you are free to bring your own if you prefer. Other: Doors open from the living room onto the terrace overlooking the forest where deer roam

Reviews

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Traditional Ski Cabin in lovely forest setting in Akaslompolo (Yllas)
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Gorgeous little cabin in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely stay in this cabin, just my girlfriend and I. For the 2 of us it was plenty of room. The location is a few minutes walk from all the safari places, and 5-10 minute walk from the shopping centre and the odd pub or restaurant/cafe. This was my third trip to Finnish Lapland and we loved it again, I will keep coming back and I'd stay in this cabin again. It does not have wifi which would have been nice, but it was also nice to be offline and away from social media and emails!

Only gripe was that we had to pay an extra £40 for us both to have towels and bed linen for the week, and the sheets and duvet covers weren't put on for us. This is the first time I've ever had to pay extra for this, I thought bed linen and towels were pretty fundamental for holiday accommodation. Not a huge problem, but an unexpected extra £40 wasn't welcomed.

Overall, we loved this cabin, the sauna, kitchen facilities were perfect, view of a bird feeder where we saw woodpeckers, red squirrels and other birds. We used the games and DVD's/CD's in the cabin too.

Would definitely recommend and stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A magical Christmas spent in a cosy home from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent our first ever Christmas away in Mark and Linda's wonderful log cabin in Akaslompolo and it exceeded all expectations.

The log cabin is lovely and cosy despite it being -20C outside some evenings, the wood burning fire added to the cosiness where we would watch some family movies on the dvd player in the lounge.

The sauna was also a nice treat when we weren't busy going out on the well planned excursions by Snowfun Safaris (highly recommended and 10% discount arranged by booking the cabin).

Linda the owner was always on hand to answer queries and helped make the trip a success with her advice on what to take and what excursions to go on - we ended up booking the reindeer sleigh trip, snow mobiles to the husky farm and a last minute trip to see the Snow Village. All trips were fantastic and created memories we will never forget. We were also very lucky to witness the Aurora right above the log cabin one clear night.

We booked to see Santa at the Poro restaurant and he was so lovely with our niece and had her in fits of giggles when they were sat on his double rocking chair, we also ate a meal here which was lovely (the salmon and arctic char kebabs were sublime). We also ate at Evaskori Pizzeria (huge pizzas) and Julli's Restaurant (lovely steaks).

I would highly recommend staying here and it is purely magical at Christmas time. One thing I would recommend is to ensure you make note of the supermarket/off licence and restaurant opening hours at this time of year as not everything is open or hours are sporadic.

We managed to cook a full Christmas dinner in the kitchen on Christmas Day will careful planning of the pots and pans available to use.

We can't wait to come back and stay again and would also like to see what it is like in the summertime too.

Kiitos from the Wright family

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Magical Lapland Cabin (that's affordable!)

  • 5 of 5

We booked this delightful cabin at the last minute for a late break away and it could not have been a better choice. The communication with the owners was so helpful - very quick and detailed and collection of the key was very simple.

The cabin is very well equipped - even down to hand warmers! We really wanted for nothing during the week we stayed there. It is very cosy and a perfect base to explore Finnish Lapland. The ski resorts of atlas and Levi were so quiet - we never had to queue for a lift - and having such a cosy cabin to return to each night, it was hard to tear ourselves away from it to make use of the log daylight to explore the area in the evenings. We plan to return in the summertime soon and this cabin will be our first choice!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments and we would love to welcome you back to enjoy an amazing Lapland summer.
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Herefordshire
5

Absolutely Brilliant!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 5 nights in the Aurora cabin and had a fantastic time, it was a brilliant experience and definitely one we will never forget. The cabin itself was perfect and in a great location to explore the magical village of akoslompolo. The cabin lived up to its name on the second night when we saw the northern lights standing on the front porch area which was amazing. We also took advantage of the 10% discount that the cabin owners had negotiated with snowfun safaris which was really helpful when we rented 2 snowmobiles to travel to the ice hotel. I've been to lapland before and can honestly say the aurora cabin was by far our favourite cabin we've stayed in. I Would definitely recommend this cabin to friends and family. We look forward to returning to this magical place soon. Thanks

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind comments, it certainly has been another amazing year for the Northern Lights!! We look forward to welcoming you back to Aurora Log Cabin and Akaslompolo really soon. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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5

Really fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for Christmas 2014 at the Aurora Cabin and we would return again!!! Lapland is really amazing and beautiful. The temperature was very cold (-30ºC!!!), but we were dressed appropriately so that wasn't a problem.

This cabin is the perfect choice for enjoying Lapland. It is beautiful and cosy, and it has everything you need to stay comfortable. It makes you feel at home. The cabin is extremely clean and it has lots of amenities, like a flat TV, dishwasher and washer and dryer. The only down side was I miss an internet connection (wi-fi).

The cabin is well-located close to a supermarket and some restaurants. The Poro restaurant is focus on Scandinavian food. It is expensive (reindeer and bear), but it is worth going.

The owners are diligent and always available for any questions you may have. The property manager is friendly and charming. She is a great help.

Undoubtedly, the next time we travel to Lapland, we will stay at Aurora Cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Andover
5

Fantastic log cabin

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my wife and two year old daughter and we had a fantastic time. The temperature was sub-zero, even in October, but we were dressed appropriately so that wasn't a problem. The cabin was great: very homely, warm and well equipped. The sauna was a lovely way to unwind in the evenings.

It was a quiet time of year to go to Lapland but we quite liked being there without all the crowds that I expect arrive around Christmas time. We had the small cabin complex pretty much to ourselves and it was a 5-10 minute walk up to the main street. Not many restaurants were open but the ones that were offered well-priced (for Finland), hearty food.

We saw the Northern Lights three times right outside the cabin but I think we got lucky as locals told us the Lights had been particularly strong that week.

We hired a car, which is a must at this time of year as the tour companies are not running. We drove down to Rovaniemi to go to the Santa Claus village and also visited the husky camp at Akaskero (phone ahead to make an appointment). Many other tourist attractions were not open at this time of year. I would recommend a visit to Lapland in October if you enjoy nature, walking and unwinding in the quiet environment.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased that you appreciated the delights of Akaslompolo and Aurora Log Cabin in October. Seeing the Northern Lights 3 times in a week is certainly an achievement. Thanks so much for your kind comments we look forward to welcoming you back really soon. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Kittila
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Julli's
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Kolari
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Poro
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Y1
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Akaslompolo

Special interest holidays:

Our guests receive a discount at one of the local safari companies who can arrange a wide range of activities including snowmobiling, husky rides and santa visits. You can also try the new sports of snow surfing, snow karting and disc (frizbee) golf. We can offer advice and guidance about the local area.

Coast/Beach:

Akaslompolo has a large freshwater lake at the centre, there are some small beaches and canoe hire available.

Travel:

Direct Charter flights fly to Kittila during the skiing season, bus or taxi transfer to resort. Year round, Scheduled flights to Helsinki (BA, Finnair) and then fly to Kittila or Rovaniemi. Norwegian, Blue1 fly to Kittila For a really special experience take the overnight sleeper train (Santa Claus Express) from Helsinki or Tampere to Kolari.

Distances:

Yllaskaltio hotel is within 250 metres of the cabin and from here you can get the ski bus to the slopes or buses to Kolari and Kittila. Akaslompolo village is compact and you will find good restaurants, bars and a well stocked supermarket within easy walking distance. There are a number of safari companies operating in the village who will organise winter and summer activities. Akas Hotel has a Spa and swimming pool (payable locally) if you are in need of pampering!

Further Details:

Akaslompolo is a traditional Lappish village with warm friendly people and a charm of it's own. In winter you can ski on uncrowded slopes or enjoy snowmobile trips, husky rides or why not visit the real Father Christmas in his cabin in the forest. The Northern Lights are a spectacular sight that you may be lucky enough to experience. During the warm summer months you can enjoy walking, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking or just take in the clean air.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for booking information or for further information about the area.

Changeover Day:
Flexible.

Notes on prices:
We are pleased to take payment in Pound Sterling or Euro either by bank transfer, or credit card via Owners Direct Online Payment. We reserve the right to change advertised prices, please contact us to confirm price.

Price includes final clean, any additional mid stay cleaning or change of linen is chargeable. Linen is additional £20 per person.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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