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Traditional Ski Cabin in lovely forest setting in Akaslompolo, Yllas

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


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.

Linda Jones
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2018

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 Äkäslompolo

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Äkäslompolo, Finland

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • Family bathroom downstairs with shower and private sauna. Toilet/washbasin in loft area.
  • 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).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse 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 pass
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
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


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Traditional Ski Cabin in lovely forest setting in Akaslompolo, Yllas
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Lovely cabin, in a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the cabin over Xmas with our three young children aged 5,7 & 10 and were immediately blown away with how lovely the cabin was. There were DVDs for us to watch and a CD with Xmas songs on in the CD player, which were both used a lot during our stay! It is not easy to feel at ease in a different country with young energetic children, but we truly did feel like it was our little home for our stay and the children settled straight away. We had a lovely relaxing break, far away from the demands of everyday life, and a wonderful family Xmas. We visited to nearby ski resort where our 10 year old tried out snowboarding for the first time, and took a sleigh ride through the forest to visit Santa on Xmas Eve, it was truly magical. Unfortunately we didn't get to see the Northern lights, but that just means we will have to come back!! Thank you for a wonderful holiday and once in a lifetime experience.

  • Review Submitted: 17/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and making such lovely comments. It sounds like you all had a magical time in Lapland, it really is such an amazing place and it's so special to hear that your children will have memories that will last a life time. We hope you come back really soon. Mark, Linda and Lucy
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 19/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 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

  • Review Submitted: 29/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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!

  • Review Submitted: 08/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: April 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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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

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2015
  • Date of Stay: January 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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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.

  • Review Submitted: 08/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
35 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres

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.


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


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.


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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Äkäslompolo, Finland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 20
5 Jan 2018 - 20 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 21
21 Jan 2018 - 3 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 22
4 Feb 2018 - 10 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 23
11 Feb 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Rate 25
22 Apr 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 26
25 Nov 2018 - 9 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 27
10 Dec 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Rate 28
23 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Rate 29
9 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay

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:

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

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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