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Alison and Andy

Member since: 2008
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Speaks english, french, german

Traditional Log Cabin in Ski Resort, close to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights


Photos and Description of this Kolari holiday cabin

Traditional Log Cabin in Akaslompolo, Yllas, Finland - Quiet, yet close to Village Amenities, Full Range of Winter Activities, Visit Santa, Northern Lights

Our cosy log cabin is situated above the Arctic Circle. Traditionally built with silver pine logs and fully fitted with all the modern essentials to make your holiday comfortable and more relaxing. After a tiring day's activities, curl up in front of the welcoming fire or relax in your own private sauna. It is only a short walk to the well-stocked supermarket and local restaurants. The long ski season with guaranteed snow provides ideal conditions for a wide range of activities for all. Enjoy uncrowded downhill skiing/snowboarding. Extensive cross country ski tracks (330km) start close to the cabin. Other activities easily arranged locally include snowmobiling, husky sled trips and snowshoeing. Visit Santa, learn about the Sami way of life, enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride. Good chance of observing the Northern Lights. In summer, experience the midnight sun. Enjoy "everyman's right" to roam and explore the beautiful fells, forests and lakes on your doorstep by foot, bike, canoe or horse.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alison and Andy (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english, french, german

About Alison and Andy

We live in the UK. We love holidays that allow us to enjoy our passion for travel, photography, winter sports, walking and running.

Alison and Andy purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Alison and Andy chose Lapland

Lapland has it all! A long snow season, with so much to do without even putting on skis; Santa living nearby; uncrowded downhill slopes, extensive cross country skiing; the Northern Lights. We love the atmospheric kotas (shelters) and firepits on the slopes & on the cross country trails where we can cook sausages or toast marshmallows.

In the summer, the many kilometres of waymarked trails through the forests become walking or cycling paths. All of these activities are literally on our doorstep. Autumn (Ruska) brings beautiful colours to the forests and fells, heralding the onset of winter.

We love the small friendly village of Akaslompolo with its fells, forests, lake and rivers.

What makes this cabin unique

Although traditionally built from 100 year old pine logs, "Snowbear"is fully fitted with everything needed for a relaxing self catering holiday. We like the fact that our cabin is situated in a quiet wooded area of the village, but only a short walk to the supermarket, restaurants and village facilities. We can cross country ski, walk, run or cycle into the forests straight from the door. The ski bus stop is a couple of minutes walk away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had an absolutely wonderful time. Snowbear was a beautiful cabin and we were thrilled with our choice. All in all it was a wonderful holiday and we are looking forward to going again. We will be recommending it to friends and family definitely! " S&JW (UK)

"The cabin was beautiful, far more than we imagined. It was perfect and accommodated all 7 of us easily. It was far better than the pictures even. The location was perfect for a quiet family escape. We had an amazing time with Santa and enjoyed the fact it was only a short walk from the cabin." LC (UK)

"We had a really lovely relaxed family holiday. The cabin really did

feel like a home away from home. We loved Lapland and will be recommending it to our friends as a must see unspoilt location." SK (Australia)
Nov 2008
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2 traveller reviews

Traditional Log Cabin in Ski Resort, close to Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews

Fabulous week

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay in Akaslampolo. The cabin was very cosy & the unlimited supply of firewood was brilliant!!! Very well equipped cabin with a great range of DVDs for all the family! The cabin was spotless & plenty of hot water! Beds were comfortable but we only used the 2 bedrooms on the ground floor so I cannot comment on the mezzanine beds. Cabin was about a 15/20 min walk to the local supermarket & cafés so the position was very good. There was a hotel a few minutes away from the cabin where we stopped everyday for a coffee/wifi & the kids played on the bigger hills with the sledges (Hotel Katlia.. Snow Princess).

The view from the cabin was beautiful! We loved having our morning coffee with the blinds up watching the squirrels playing around 😊

We have 2 young children (3&5) & it was great being able to watch them play in the snow right outside the cabin door! We had Santa come to our cabin with his sleigh & reindeer. If you have children still believing we would highly recommend doing this. It was so magical! (Santa was booked through the cafe directly opposite the supermarket). We booked several activities through Snowfun Safaris who were amazing! They collected us from the cabin & took us to the activity & if we required a lift home it was no trouble! They were only at the top of the road! We would recommend the reindeer safari, husky safari & the snowmobiles! Excellent days!!! We also booked the Snow Village which we were a little disappointed with. Not much there apart from a hotel with nice rooms, a small chapel & an icebar! We were expecting a little village with lots of sculptures but this wasn't the case. We made the most of it & had some bubbles in the icebar anyway 😉.

We had an amazing week & would recommend this lovely cabin! We will be coming back for sure 👍

Thank you Alison & Andy for the use of your cosy cabin x

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Snowbear Cabin

  • 4 of 5

There were 8 of us that stayed in the cabin, ideally a slightly larger cabin would have been good but it wasn't too bad considering how many of us there were. The surroundings were beautiful and the cabin was lovely and warm. The owners were really helpful, answering many questions before our visit so we were well informed before we arrived. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Unfortunately half our deposit was kept because we were informed that we left the place in a very bad state. I was very shocked as we spent all morning making sure EVERYTHING had been put away, bins emptied, towels in the machine etc etc. Nothing was left out. This may not have nothing to do with the owners, perhaps coming from the cleaners, but I would advise that you take photographs of the property when you leave, I will definitely do the same any place I stay now as I personally cleaned the place before i left. Apart from that, i would recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Snowbear log cabin. Regarding the cleaning charge, we asked our agent to double check with the cleaners regarding the extra charge. They confirmed that it took twice as long as usual to clean the cabin. Therefore, we reluctantly had to withhold this amount from the security deposit. We have never had to do this before.
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Akaslompolo is situated by a lake which has a swimming beach, boat and canoe hire. There is a beautiful walk around the lake. Bird watching hide.


Please ask us for travel advice. Nearest airport Kittila, 50 minutes drive away, with airport bus, taxi or car hire transfer. Direct winter charter flights from UK regional airports. Scheduled flights to Kittila or Rovaniemi from UK and Europe via Helsinki with Finnair, BA, Blue1/SAS, Norwegian, AirBaltic. Ryanair to Tampere. Sleeper train from Helsinki or Tampere to Kolari (40 minutes) with easy local transfer, or Rovaniemi (2 1/2 hours by hire car). Car hire not essential

Further Details:

Only a short walk to the well-stocked supermarket, local restaurants and shops. ATM and Post office in the village. Santa lives on the edge of the village, not far from our cabin. You can visit him in December, when he's not out delivering presents. Akaslompolo village is situated by a lake and surrounded by forest, including the Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. There are hundreds of kilometres of hiking trails to explore in the summer. In the winter these form the cross-country ski trails. Canoeing, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding are all available locally. Lake and river fishing is excellent. Activities can easily be arranged through local safari companies in summer and winter.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Kolari, Finland

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$225
cleaning A$104

Booking Notes:
Please contact us for any further information and availability. Booking deposit £100. Security /damages deposit of £140 taken with final payment. We can also take payment in Euros.
Check in after 16:00, check out before 10:00

Changeover Day:
In ski season, Saturday or Sunday changeover preferred. Short breaks or longer durations possible depending on availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Kolari, Finland

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • Downstairs toilet. Separate family shower room with adjoining private sauna. Washing machine located in shower room. Upstairs toilet and washbasin.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 single bed , 1 cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (2 Bedrooms, large mezzanine & sofa bed) Notes on bedrooms: 2 downstairs bedrooms, each with twin beds Large mezzanine upstairs with 2 single beds and 2 mattress beds. Double sofa bed in lounge
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Underfloor heating and wood burning fire. Suitable for children of all ages-fitted with top and bottom stair gates; cot, high chair and potty; games, DVDs and childrens books, plenty of space to play or relax. Outside: Rear balcony overlooking forest-look out for the reindeer wandering freely, red squirrels, arctic hare and birds. For the summer a charcoal Barbeque, bench and 2 outdoor chairs are provided. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels and linen hire available at extra cost, or if you prefer, bring your own. Rental price includes cleaning at end of your stay. Firewood included. Other: Iron and ironing board provided. Drying cabinet in entrance hall. Separate ski storage locker in shared building with ski preparation room. Parking space with electric heating point for winter.