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Lapland (Yllas); Deluxe Winter Wonderland Week w/Meals

Reference:
OFFSAAYLL5
Destination:
Lapland
Resort:
Yllas
Property:
Yllas Saaga Spa Hotel
Duration:
7 Nights
Board Basis:
Half Board
Rating:
4.5

Includes:

Dates:
  • 6 Jan 2019 (£649 Bristol, £669 Gatwick)
  • 13 Jan 2019 (£679 Bristol & Gatwick, £699 Manchester)
  • 20 Jan 2019 (£699 Bristol & Gatwick, £718 Manchester)
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Yllas Saaga Spa Hotel, Yllas

A modern ski-in/ski-out luxury resort hotel with excellent spa facilities and a choice of superior hotel rooms and high-quality self-catering apartments.

The Ylläs Saaga offers superb views over the surrounding Lappish countryside.

The property is located next to the ski lifts, ski school and ski hire shop on the Ylläjärvi side of the fell.

Yllas Saaga Spa Hotel
Yllas Saaga Spa Hotel
Yllas Saaga Spa Hotel

Insiders guide

  • Snow-sure from November to May
  • Good chance for seeing Northern Lights
  • Short transfer

Rooms

The beautifully furnished hotel rooms all include shower, WC, hairdryer, TV (pay-movies), drying closet, free internet access.

  • Most of the tour operators' rooms have a balcony or terrace
  • Standard Twin Room (A4) sleeps 2-4 people have 2 twin beds plus double sofa sleeper bed, and facilities as above
  • Single Room (B1) is sole occupancy of the standard twin room. No single supplement on all dates

Meals

  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • 3 course dinner with choice of main course (buffet style or served)
  • Guests on half board receive a €10 credit towards the à la carte menu
  • Any special dietary requirements should be advised at time of booking
  • FREE Christmas Dinner with a visit from Santa and his reindeer on 9th and 16th December 2018 departures

Facilities

  • Located next to the ski lifts, ski school and ski hire shop on the Ylläsjärvi side of the fell
  • Large indoor pool, children's pool and play area
  • Saunas, hot tubs, steam and fitness rooms, spa treatments (pay locally)
  • Lounge
  • Café
  • Fireplace bar
  • Mini-market
  • Lifts
  • Games room
  • Swimming pool (indoor)

Ylläs

An unspoiled winter wonderland with magnificent national park scenery

Ylläs combines all the ingredients necessary for a perfect Lapland experience. Guests return year after year to enjoy its stunning unspoiled natural scenery, Finland’s longest ski slopes, an excellent network of cross-country trails and superb choice of accommodation, including the best selection of idyllic high-quality log cabins.

It offers a wide choice of activities and safaris, including exhilarating reindeer, husky and snowmobile safaris. The skies here are especially clear, ideal for witnessing the magical Northern Lights.

The resort comprises two Lappish villages set 15 minutes apart connected by a resort shuttle bus: Äkäslompolo where Äkäs Hotel and all the cabins are located, and Ylläsjärvi where the Ylläs Saaga Spa Hotel enjoys a panoramic slopeside position.

Pre-bookable Excursion & Activity Information

To book please contact our Travel Advisers.

Husky Safaris

2½ hour excursion (1½ hours at farm and on safari) *

25 minute drive to local husky farm. Hear about husky way of life around the fire in a Kota hut and get to drive your own team of huskies on a thrilling dog- sled ride. Sleds take 2 adults plus 1-2 children with a stop mid-Safari to give guests the opportunity to swap drivers. Choose from 2km, 10km or 22km experiences.

  • Prices from £49, Chd £25 (2km), £79, Chd £45 (10km)
  • Children under 4yrs are free but any transport must be paid for locally.
  • Children under 4yrs are only permitted on the 2km safari.
  • Half Day trip is 4 hour excursion (3 hrs at farm and on safari)

Reindeer Safari & Sámi Farm

Visit 3½ hour excursion (1½ hours at farm)

Enjoy a scenic one hour drive to a genuine and authentic Sámi reindeer farm. Feed the reindeer, learn lassoing, hear about reindeer life and take a sleigh ride at this very special farm owned by a lovely Sámi family. Visit the art gallery and small museum in a 200 year old building and choose something to take home from the souvenir shop. We highly recommend a visit to this working reindeer farm.

Reindeer farm visit & 20 minute safari - Prices from: Adult: £49 Child: £29

Snowmobile Safaris

2 hour excursion, 25km ride (starts from resort)

Choose locally between taking this safari as a family daytime trip or a faster evening adult-only trip "In Search of the Northern Lights". A selection of longer snowmobile safaris is available locally. Small children under 7yrs may be towed in a sled behind guide. Children must be of a height of over 140cm in order to ride as a passenger. Drive alone on your own snowmobile or share. Drivers must bring a full, photographic drivers' license.

  • Single 25km (1 adult alone) - Prices from: Adult: £99
  • Double 25km (2 sharing) - Prices from: Adult: £75 Child: £15

Northern Lights Horse Sleigh Ride

1½ hour excursion (20-30 minute one-horse open sleigh ride along snowy tracks)

A magical ride under a starry night sky in search of Northern Lights. Warm up with a hot drink and cookie after. -

Prices from: Adult: £49 Child: £29 (for guests staying at Akas Hotel, Akas Cabins, Akas Alp Apartments and Yllas Log Cabins)

Lainio SnowHotel and Village

Visit 2½ hr excursion (1½ hrs at Snow Village) Available from approx. 7 Dec onwards

A scenic evening coach trip through a snowy winter wonderland with a chance of seeing the Northern Lights en route. Take a guided tour of the famous Snow Village made entirely of snow with beautifully illuminated ice art and sculptures adorning its hotel suites, courtyards, ice bar, ice restaurant and ice chapel. For details of overnight stays from 14 Dec, see below.

Prices from: Adult: £39 Child: £25

Snowshoe Safari

2 hour excursion (daytime or evening)

A guided snowshoe safari into a snowy silent wilderness. Decide locally on arrival if you prefer a daytime trip or an evening safari searching for the Northern Lights including a break around a campfire with interesting Northern Lights stories and hot drink. A range of longer guided trips is available locally.

  • Prices from: Adult: £45 Child £25

Other excursions include:

  • Northern Lights Horse Sleigh Ride from £49, Child £29
  • Santa’s Hideaway from £69, Child £55
  • Visit Santa at SantaPark 7 hour excursion (2 Dec – 5 Jan incl.) from £69, Child £25

Skiing in Ylläs

  • 53km of piste.
  • Longest Run: 3km
  • Night Skiing available

Beginner skiing in Yllas

An ideal resort in which to learn to ski or board. Uncrowded perfectly groomed slopes, small classes and friendly English speaking instructors.

Pre-bookable Learn to Ski and Learn to Snowboard weeks are available for complete beginners from only £273pp (ski) and £298 (snowboard) and include:

  • 7 days lift pass
  • 7 days 'Blue' ski/board & boot hire
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day)

Intermediate skiing in Ylläs

Great area for early intermediates with wide flattering runs and no lift queues.

Advanced skiing in Ylläs

Limited challenges but some good off-piste snow conditions.

Snowparks

2 floodlit snow parks with jumps, a super-pipe and boarder-cross course.

Cross-country skiing in Yllas

330km of trails (35km floodlit). Excellent for all ability levels with refreshment huts and unlimited trails in wonderful scenery.

Pre-bookable Learn to Cross Country weeks are available for complete beginners from only £175pp and include:

  • 7 days 'Blue' ski/board & boot hire
  • 5 days tuition (1½ hrs per day

Ski bus info: Cost approximately €3.50 Adult/ €2.50 Child per trip or €21 Adult / €10.50 Child per week (under 4yrs Free).

You may also be interested in our other Lapland Holidays

**Skiing in Ylläs

Lift Passes**

  • Yllas 6 Day Lift Pass: £163 per Adult

Beginner skiing in Ylläs
An ideal resort in which to learn to ski or board. Uncrowded perfectly groomed slopes, small classes and friendly English speaking instructors.

Intermediate skiing in Ylläs
Great area for early intermediates with wide flattering runs and no lift queues.

Advanced skiing in Ylläs
Limited challenges but some good off-piste snow conditions.

Snowboarding in Ylläs 2 floodlit snow parks with jumps, a super-pipe and boarder-cross course.

Cross-country skiing in Ylläs
Excellent for all ability levels with refreshment huts and unlimited trails in wonderful scenery.

Ylläs is a cross-country skier’s paradise. It has 330kms of trails prepared for both classic and skating styles. 38kms of these are floodlit. Many of the tracks take you into the spectacular scenery of Pallas-Ylläs National Park where Lapland’s pristine nature is carefully preserved. The trails range in elevation between 190 and 540 metres, including so-called “warm tracks” where it might be as much as 15 degrees warmer than down in the village due to the temperature inversion. There is a wonderful variety of tracks for all skier levels which easily allow for routes to be lengthened or shortened according to how you feel during the day.

The area consists of seven fells, with Ylläs fell being one of the highest in Lapland at 718m, making it possible to ski a different route each day. In addition to countless circular routes, one-way trips can be made using taxis or the ski bus which runs regularly between the two villages of Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi. Guided trips can be arranged through ‘Seven Fells Up’, while Äkäslompolo SportShop in the village centre is an excellent local resource for nordic skiers. There is a network of 14 ski track cafés (some only open from mid-February), plus 25 campfire shelters where you can fry your own sausages like a true Finn.

Lainio Snowhotel Overnight Stay

Available from 15December

  • An overnight stay at the SnowHotel, surrounded by beautifully illuminated ice art, is truly a night to remember.
  • A guided tour of the Snow Village is included.
  • Lainio SnowVillage is located 18km from Ylläs Saaga Hotel & Ylläs Saaga Apartments, 30km from all other Ylläs accommodation.
  • The Snow Village walls are made entirely of snow and beautiful ice sculptures adorn its rooms, courtyards, ice bar, restaurant and Ice Chapel.
  • Guests are provided with high quality arctic thermal sleeping bags, shower and toilet facilities, room wake-up call with hot berry juice and buffet breakfast in a warm log restaurant and a diploma of overnight stay.
  • Choose to stay overnight in a Standard Room or the more ornate Ice Suite.
  • It is not recommended for children under 4yrs to stay overnight in the SnowHotel

Prices are per person adult or child from:

  • Ice Suites (1-3 Occ): 2 Occ £199 / 3 Occ £169 (3rd bed is an extra bed, not an ice bed)
  • Ice Suites (4-5 Occ): 4 Occ £139 / 5 Occ £125 (5th bed is an extra bed, not an ice bed)
  • Ice Suite: Sole Occ £279

Lainio SnowVillage is located 18km from Ylläs Saaga Hotel.

The overnight stay can be pre-booked but the exact day of the week will only be confirmed within 3 working days of booking as all reservations are subject to availability. A weekly afternoon visit to Lainio SnowVillage without an overnight stay is also pre-bookable.

You may also be interested in our other Lapland Holidays

* Additional Charges

If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy. Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.

Disclaimer

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