Reviewed 18 Mar 2014
So - point 1 I must make is everyone has to go to Lapland and some point in their life. This is a fantastic place for children and adults alike, and who doesn't want to act like a big kid in 2ft snow drifts?
Akaslompolo for us was a fantastic choice - you have a lovely little village with all amenities close by within walking distance of the Akas, a lake that is frozen over during the winter..a great spot to try and see the Northern Lights as very little light polution (we ere lucky enough to get a great show twice while we were there!) and i'd certainly say that if you want a trip that isnt just based on skiing/boarding then stay on this side of the Yllas fell. Buses are available to the ski reports from the Akas hotel so getting to the runs are easy anyway, but on this side you get more oprions for other activities.
In relation to the Akas and the log cabins - great location and very quiet, lots of pretty scenery and snow! The log cabins themselves are basic - but clean, warm, have a log burner with unlimited access to wood. A useful kitchenette with most things you would need. The cabins are represented as suitable for upto 3 people, however I would say any more than 2 and you would be tripping over eachother! Very cosy and comfortable otherwise :-) The main Akas hotel is a short walk from the cabins, and has a bar/restaurant, although I would recommend Julli's for food which is a short walk into town. (especially the porterhouse steak for 2! yummy). Our tour operaters were Inghams and gave a welcome meeting at the beginning of the week to let us know about the area, what tour options were available to us etc and were lovely and friendly people. Some great activity options are available - we would really recommed ski-dooing and visiting the Ice Hotel, all which are provided by Inghams. To summerize - a fantastic trip which we hope to do again in the future with a larger group of friends. What a magical place, can't fault it!