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Location - where is Santa Adventure Week Yllas

· in the centre of Ylläs resort · ski bus stop outside · 2 minutes' walk to the gondola · 2 minutes' walk to the ski school and nursery slopes

Overview - hotel description - Santa Adventure Week Yllas description

It's every child's dream to meet Santa, and their dreams can come true in the stunning resort of Ylläs. On our Santa Adventure Week, you and the kids can go on an adventure to the Elves' Secret Hideaway to meet the man himself where he'll tell lots of magical stories. You'll also get to race through the wilderness on your very own snowmobile, and see the pretty Lappish sights on a sleigh pulled by a team of fluffy huskies. And if that's not enough, you could even head up the mountain to do some skiing - there is lots of snow, after all.

For the week you'll be staying at the lavish and modern Hotel Saaga, which is located in the centre of Ylläs, making it easy to get around. All the rooms are spacious and well-decorated, all with amazing views.

When you're not fast asleep or on one of our activities, you can entertain yourself in the hotel in either the indoor swimming pool or spa - the kids have their own pool and play area too, just in case you need a rest - or chill out with a drink in the lounge, complete with working fireplace.

Breakfast is a hearty affair too, with a hot and cold buffet breakfast each morning, and if you want to save the pennies for a few treats for the kids, you can choose to upgrade to half board, so dinners are taken care of too.

What's Included?

Included in this fantastic holiday package:

  • Return flights.
  • Transfers to and from resort.
  • 3 activities, days and times confirmed by your resort rep.
  • Thermal overall, boots, wool socks and gloves (provided at the start of each activity).
  • Accommodation at the Saaga Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.
  • Services of our in-resort rep.
Meet Santa at the Elves' Secret Hideaway
Duration 3 hours.
This elvish adventure is fantastic fun for all the family, especially when you get to meet the man himself - Santa. Journey from Levi to the beautiful hideaway village - with a winding river, snow-covered forest and gorgeous themed buildings, it looks like it's been plucked from the pages of a storybook. You'll be free to choose how you spend your time there, from a whole range of Christmassy activities. Budding artists can have a go at making Christmas decorations or baking gingerbread biscuits, or outdoor lovers will go crazy for the toboganning.This is a truly unique experience that kids and adults alike will talk about for years to come. Present from Santa is not included.

Husky Safari (5km)
Duration 2 hours.
An adventurous journey through the wilderness with friendly husky dogs, who really love to run. After this speedy experience, sip hot berry juice while listening to interesting stories about the daily life of these lovely barking animals. This excursion is done by car.

Snowmobile Safari to Wilderness
Duration 2 hours.
Ride a snowmobile and admire the snow-covered landscape of Lapland, through forests and over frozen lakes. The guide will tell you all about the nature around you, and the safari is great fun for all, young and old, beginners and experienced drivers alike.

On the days where you're not taking part in an activity, you could try downhill skiing, cross-country skiing or one of the many other activities on offer in resort such as a trip to the Snow Village, a visit to the reindeer farm, snowshoeing or attempting to see the Northern Lights.

Please note: Days and times of the activities will be confirmed by your rep in resort and will be arranged around any ski/board tuition you have booked.

For winter 18/19, the excursions included in the Santa Adventure Week have changed. As well as experiencing the magical Elves' Secret Hideaway, snowmobile safari and 5km husky safari, you'll also take a reindeer safari and go on an excursion to the Snow Village.

Please note:

The Snowmobile Safari to the Wilderness is based on 2 people sharing a snowmobile and the driver must be in possession of their driving licence. For single riders, a supplement of approx. €35 must be paid locally.
Children under 4 years are not recommended for the Snowmobile Safari or the Husky Safari.

Facilities - Santa Adventure Week Yllas features

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Accommodation at the modern and sophisticated Saaga Hotel.

Meals - food and drink in Santa Adventure Week Yllas

· hot and cold buffet breakfast · optional upgrade to half board with 3-course evening meals (waiter-served or buffet, depending on hotel occupancy) · optional upgrade to full board with buffet lunch · Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve gala dinners included with half and full board · extra charge for à la carte restaurant

We update Santa Adventure Week Yllas's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Yllas - about holidays in Yllas - about ski holidays in Yllas - about ski holidays in Yllas Finland / Lapland

Short transfers Northern Lights Finland’s biggest ski area Winter-wonderland

This magical resort is perfect for beginners and families, cross-country lovers and those looking for as much fun off the slopes as on them. Whether rendered speechless by the Northern Lights, popping in to see Santa Claus or spending a night in an Ice Hotel, this once-in-a-lifetime resort will give you an unforgettable experience.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Groups Non-skiers Cross-country skiing

Yllas webcam

Snow Report: Top cm, Bottom cm

Snow Forecast: cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 33.17cm

Yllas trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Kittila35 mins
Region:Lapland, Finland
First opened:1957

Yllas lift pass price last reported as 178€ (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Santa Adventure Week Yllas.
Night skiing: Yes
Yllas has N,E,S,W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing November-May.

Town altitude: 255m
Top of slopes: 718m
Bottom of piste: 255m
Vertical drop: 463m
Total length of trails:53km
Longest piste:3km
This gorgeous Lapland resort (pronounced “U-las”) has welcomed skiers since the 1930’s and is the biggest of the 35 ski areas in Finland, home to the country’s longest slope, the 3km Jättipitkä run (which translates to ‘enormously long’!). The resort is split into two villages on either side of the region’s highest “fell” - a smooth mountain rising above the treeline. Both villages have remained true to their roots - Ylläsjärvi in the south and Äkäslompolo in the north – and both are authentic,...
With 53km of downhill slopes, the skiing is fairly compact although over 300km of designated tracks make this one of the best cross-country destinations in the world. The uncrowded, perfectly groomed slopes are a beginner’s dream and make learning to ski a fun and relaxing experience. The ski schools meet on both sides of the mountain and speak excellent English with group lessons normally having small class sizes to give a personal feel. Early intermediates will love the wide, cruising runs which are perf...
Both villages are sleepy and traditional so while there are nice places to go for a drink, those looking for a European party scene might be somewhat disappointed. The focus is more on relaxation and entertainment away from the slopes of which there’s more than enough to keep all ages very happy. The Akäs hotel is most popular for a few drinks with a dance floor and club inside, while the restaurants in the resort serve all kinds of local delicacies – reindeer and freshly caught fish are both highly recommend...

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