Yllashilla Cottage

Yllashilla Cottage

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Ylläshilla log cabin is a beautifully finished luxury log cabin in the heart of the Ylläs fell in the Finnish Lapland. The place is called Nilivaara and lies in the village of Akaslompolo. The cabin is ideal for families, but there is also plenty of room for various groups. Furthermore, you are welcome to bring your pet here. This cabin can accommodate a larger party and provides a perfect refuge to enjoy the activities in the area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Ski In / Ski Out
Self-serve laundry
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Kitchenette
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Refrigerator
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Family rooms
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Roland F wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottage is very nice and comfortable, very well equipped. We were 8 people and there was plenty of everything in the kitchen.
It is in a very quiet location but everything is close by for sports activities and shopping.
It was a relaxing week with snow scooters, dog sleds and the Northern Lights.
I'll definitely come back 😁
thanks to Nicola and Tanja
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Caroline G wrote a review Jul 2012
Cairns, Australia41 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked Yllashilla for a group of 8 adults for a 60th birthday celebration. It was perfect. The house is beautiful, complete with a sauna and outbuilding that houses a cooking fire, where we spent many wonderful evenings. The owners of Yllashilla put together a wonderful itinerary for us, cross-country ski-ing (there are tracks virtually from the front door), snow-mobiling, husky sleds, reindeers and even a visit to the wonderful ice hotel nearby. They recommended so many great things to do and were on hand to help us throughout our stay (one of our party broke a leg and they assisted with all the medical help and they even came to our aid when we found a stranded dog in the -35 degree temperatures and took him to safety). The wonderful thing about Yllashilla is that you feel so secluded even though you are located conveniently for the village.... and the view of the northern lights from the door step will always be the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Yllashilla is a wonderful place, run by great people who give outstanding service. I recommend it most highly.
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Date of stay: February 2012
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SuomiRules, Owner at Yllashilla Cottage
Responded 18 Jun 2016
Thank you for the review and apologies for the near-illegally-late response :D We are so happy to hear that your stay was so nice. It was absolutely no trouble for us to arrange the activities and help for you. Sorry for the unfortunate event of broken leg though. We've upgraded the cabin (f.e. with wi-fi), so whenever you feel like visiting us again, please contact us! Best regards, Mikko
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KseniaTimoshenko wrote a review Feb 2016
Greater London, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The house was amazing, it felt like you were in an enchanted forest from a fairytale. It felt immediately like a home to us, incredibly well equipped with:
A Sauna
A special outdoor barbecue shelter 'Kota'
A Shed full of logs for the working fireplace
And even Christmas decorations.

The house was warm and clean, the beds were comfortable and the views from the kitchen & dining room made us feel like we were alone in the forest.

I would highly recommend this house to anyone looking for a romantic or family or an adventurous trip to breathtaking Lapland.
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Date of stay: December 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: You need to have a car
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Response from SuomiRules, Owner at Yllashilla Cottage
Responded 18 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for the spectacular review :) Nothing rewards us better than knowing our customers really enjoyed their stay in Ylläshilla! With warm wishes, Family Kirmanen
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davidwren47 wrote a review Oct 2013
Manchester32 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Family holiday to celebrate a birthday, all 10 of us getting together from England and Australia. Absolutely magical. Immaculate cottage, incredibly attentive owners and beautiful country. Very, very cold but 'dry' snow made for marvellous days [only problem was getting dressed in the morning, didn't know you could put so many layers on!] ski-ing, husky sledding, snow mobiles, ice palace, barbecues . . . Cannot recommend the owners highly enough.
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Date of stay: February 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SuomiRules, Owner at Yllashilla Cottage
Responded 18 Jun 2016
Even though our response comes so late, we truly appreciate your review! Moreover, we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. With best wishes, Family Kirmanen
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jmh376 wrote a review Apr 2016
Helsinki, Suomi2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a lovely holiday in Ylläshilla. The cottage is spacious and upstairs there is plenty of room for kids to play. The outdoor "summer kitchen" was a great adding to the cottage it self. Everything was is good condition and kitchen is very well equipped with all needed cooking accesssories. I highly recommed Ylläshilla!
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Date of stay: April 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SuomiRules, Owner at Yllashilla Cottage
Responded 18 Jun 2016
Great to hear that you liked our cottage! Our tradition is to cook traditional Finnish pancakes in Kota (Kota = the "summer kitchen") every time we visit Ylläs :) Thank you for the feedback, Family Kirmanen
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Joleen K wrote a review Dec 2017
7 contributions1 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This cabin is a total gem.sat nav took us straight to the door and on arrival we certainly weren’t disappointed. It’s clean comfortable and spacious with everything you could possibly need and more. It’s just a magical place to be. Nicola couldn’t have been more helpful and is a pleasure to deal with. We absolutely loved every minute at yllashilla. Thank you Nicola.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Nicola G, Owner at Yllashilla Cottage
Responded 4 Jan 2018
Thank you for a lovely review! That is wonderful to read and I am so glad you had such a fantastic time. So glad also that I could help. Come again, you were lovely guests.
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Juho H wrote a review Mar 2016
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were on a family vacation in Ylläshilla log cabin during Christmas. It's a very well equipped house in a peaceful location at the end of a road. Hiking trails start right off the front door and lakes and fells are also near. Sincerely recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from SuomiRules, Owner at Yllashilla Cottage
Responded 18 Jun 2016
Thank you for the visit and review! Christmas time is really a good time to visit Ylläs - we hope to see you again :) Best regards, Family Kirmanen
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Wander43646626377 wrote a review Jan 2019
Salisbury, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We took our 3 boys and my parents for a week to Finland and rented Yllashilla Cottage two weeks before Christmas. The main aim was to meet Father Christmas but we wanted to experience everything else this part of the country had to offer too. Having spoken to other families we definitely lucked out by choosing this area as the Father Christmas excursion was beautifully real, nothing tacky or fake, not overcrowded (only 20 or so other people) no merchandising or flashing lights just a simple believable secret village which made my 11 year old believe again! Nicola, the owner of Yllashilla helped us out with all our questions, put us in touch with organisers of husky trips, cross country skiing lessons, snowboarding teachers, restaurants and everything else we were looking for. She couldn't have been more helpful. The cottage was picturesque in it's setting, warm and cosy and had everything we needed right down to a heated clothes dryer! We had hired a car and the supermarket and local restaurants were a 10 minute drive away and about a 40 minute walk. We were 7 people and there was plenty of space for more. We honestly had the best trip it was what you dream Christmas to be like! Although having cross country skied across the lake and through the woods I would imagine it is pretty stunning in summer too.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Claire Mc wrote a review Dec 2018
7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 5 nights at Ylläshilla as a family of 10. It was a very comfortable cabin with everything we needed. We especially loved the Kota where we spent most nights round the fire, it was a great area for socialising. We were out most days but we had one day staying in and had lots of fun playing around on the sledges, fat bikes, we even got our skis and snowboards out. The neighbourhood is great, very quiet and pretty to look at. Leading up to the trip, Nicola couldn’t do enough to help us plan our trip to perfection, not something you usually find with a private rental. We’ll definitely be heading back to Ylläshilla at some point, we loved it.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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laurag212 wrote a review Dec 2018
Whitestone, New York3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This cottage was perfect for us. Warm and comfy. We couldn't have asked for more!!! Celebrated Mom's 80th birthday here with great fan fare with the family all from New York. Was delighted with the cabin. Shared many happy memories inside.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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deniz asked a question Jul 2018
London, United Kingdom1,232 contribution125 helpful votes
Hello What is the cost of airport shuttle What are the open and close times of supermarket Denise
Answer from Nicola G
Salisbury, United Kingdom12 contributions3 helpful votes
Where are your flights from in the uk? The supermarket is open early and stays open till late....
Answer from MikkoJuhana
Finland2 contributions
Hi, we have 3 bedrooms downstairs and 4+1 beds upstairs. The 2nd floor is an open space, but with some privacy from the rest of the cottage. 10 (or 9) people can easily have a great stay in Ylläshilla. Please contact info(at)lumihilla.fi - we'd love to have you in Ylläshilla!
Jessi_9018 asked a question Jul 2016
Raleigh, North Carolina339 contributions13 helpful votes
How to book this cabin? Website?
Answer from MikkoJuhana
Finland2 contributions
Hi, yes, the best way is to go to lumihilla.fi and book through there. With further questions, you can write us directly to info@lumihilla.fi . Best regards, Ylläshilla
Bibienpip asked a question Jan 2017
6 contributions1 helpful vote
IS there a liquor store in akaslompolo? with a website?
Answer from MikkoJuhana
Finland2 contributions
Hi, yes there is. It's next to Jounin kauppa. In Finland you can by liquor only in Alko stores. Web site of the Alko in Äkäslompolo: bit.ly/2jvjgHd Beer and other light alcohol beverages (alc. less than 4.6%) can be bought in normal grocery shops.
Geoff wrote a tip Jan 2018
Salisbury, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Warm the padlock in your gloves for the shed when it is very cold!!!"
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KseniaTimoshenko wrote a tip Feb 2016
Greater London, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You need to have a car"
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PRICE RANGE
S$211 - S$450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yllashilla Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Yllashilla Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Seven Fells Up (2.1 km), Arctic Secrets (3.8 km), and Yllas Ski Resort (2.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yllashilla Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Yllashilla Cottage?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yllashilla Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravintola Rouhe, Poro, and Navettagalleria.
Are pets allowed at Yllashilla Cottage?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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