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Linda Jones

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

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Kolari holiday cabin

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.

  • children welcome
Linda Jones (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks english

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

Cabin fantastic, location great. Everything we could ever need in the kitchen. Kids loved it and wanted to stay forever.

It was exceptional holiday. Thank you very much dear cabin owners, everything is perfect. We'll be back!

We came to Lapland to get married and couldn't think of a better place to begin our married life! Thank you so much Mark and Linda for your constant advice and offers to help.

It was an amazing holiday; your cabin was beautiful and in the most fantastic location. We loved it so much we're thinking of buying one in the future! Thanks for all of your help and advice, it was invaluable and the people at snow fun safaris were absolutely delightul. I can't recommend the whole experience highly enough!
Aug 2008
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based on 8 traveller reviews

Traditional Ski Cabin in lovely forest setting in Akaslompolo (Yllas)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

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: May 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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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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: Feb 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: 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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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: Jan 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: 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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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for Christmas 2013 at the Aurora Cabin and can honestly say we would return again tomorrow !!!

The cabin was perfect in every way, great location, cosy and safe for our three children (aged 10 , 8 & 4)

Linda was absolutely wonderful with her endless help and assistance, even down to suggesting restaurants for our Wedding Anniversary (21st Dec) and for our Christmas Eve Meal.

For people spending Christmas at the cabin, we would recommend the Poro restaurant for the Christmas Eve Buffet. The food was lovely, great value and a wonderful festive atmosphere. We enjoyed a lovely relaxed meal for under 100 euros for 5, a magical walk to the church by candle lit streets to enjoy the carol service, followed by watching Polar Express in front of the fire !! What better way to spend Christmas Eve!!!

Would recommend taking advantage of the discount offered at the Safari Company, we had great fun on the 'Snow What' snowmobile outing on Christmas Day.

We were not blessed with the appearance of the Northern Lights, so what better reason could we have to return to such a lovely place.

We have been on three travel agent package tours to Lapland over the last eight years and after this trip arranging our own cabin and flights (with the much appreciated assistance of Linda!) we would without a doubt recommend to others. The freedom of not having a set schedule or the hectic noisy atmosphere of hotels was lovely.

We enjoyed everything at our own pace and had every home from home comfort we could have wanted.

The only down side of our holiday was having to pack up to leave :(

10/10 for Linda and family and their beautiful cabin.

We will be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely comments, it is so nice to be appreciated. Happy New Year
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I Love Lapland!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights in Lapland from the 13th December 2013 and had the most amazing week. We loved the Aurora cabin, it was so cosy and warm and we felt very at home there, we loved coming back after a day in the freezing temperatures and lighting the wood burning stove, it was lovely.

The cabin had everything you could ever have wanted and made for a very comfortable stay. The DVD player was great for the little one when he just wanted to chill and there was lots of space so we weren't always on top of each other. My little boy loved the mezzanine level and was a very comfortable place to sleep.

We hired a car whilst we were there as we felt a bit restricted relying on the buses and when we are on holiday we like to be spontaneous and go out as and when we like, we felt this was difficult without our own transport. We hired the car through Scandi Rental who were great, we had a car with sat nav and it was very reasonably priced, easy to pick up and drop off back at the airport on our last day and no problem with the temperatures thanks to the heated sparking space outside the cabin or driving around safely as the car had snow tyres.

We travelled around the area and also went further afield, so got to see places that we wouldn't have done otherwise. We booked all of our trips at Snow Fun Safaris, and they were great, really friendly, really helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we had great experiences - we loved the Reindeer and the Husky safaris and the ski mobiles were great fun.

We also arranged to see the "real" Father Christmas located at the Poro Restaurant, which our ittle boy loved and we ate some nice meals there as well, the food was great.

Linda was great at responding to my numerous questions before we went and it was really helpful knowing she was on the other end of the e-mail or phone if we needed her. Finnair cancelled our return flight, so we stayed an extra night at the Askhotelli hotel just oustide the village, it was a nice hotel with lots of good facilities and again a warm and cosy self catering apartment, great for a quick overnight stay.

We loved our time in Lapland and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Aurora cabin in the charming village of Akaslompolo. It certainly lived up to my dream of what Lapland would be like and maybe one day we will go back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 23, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so pleased you had the holiday of a lifetime you were hoping for, and thank you for your kind comments. Hope to see you return one day to Lapland.
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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. Fly to Pajala in Sweden and mini bus to resort

Ryanair fly to Tampere. Norwegian Air fly to Helsinki. 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 Kolari, Finland

Rental Basis:
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Rate 9
14 Nov 2016 - 10 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Rate 10
11 Dec 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
Rate 11
19 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 12
8 Jan 2017 - 21 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 13
22 Jan 2017 - 4 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 14
5 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 17
19 Feb 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 15
23 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 16
30 Apr 2017 - 18 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 17
19 Nov 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 18
9 Dec 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Rate 19
17 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 20
8 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 - 17 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
Rate 23
18 Feb 2018 - 21 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Kolari, Finland

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 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).
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
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