Whatever your level, quiet Ylläs is a superb base for a cross-country skiing holiday in Finland in 2023/24. The non-skiing activities are also fantastic, providing an all-round Arctic winter experience including dog-sledding, snowshoeing, winter walking and the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights.
‘Unforgettable’ sums up winter holidays in Finland, and the best news is that you don’t necessarily have to ski. Our Slow holiday philosophy places the emphasis on revelling in the serenity and beauty of the landscapes, be that on skis, snowshoes, a dog-sled, or on a torchlit stroll in search of the Northern Lights. You can enjoy all this – and more – from Ylläs, staying at a hotel praised for its hospitality and cuisine. For something completely different, opt for a tour of Nordic cities by rail and boat.
Why Ylläs is the best place for a snow holiday in Finland in 2023/24
We’ve chosen Ylläs as the base for our winter holidays in Finland because it’s quiet, snow-sure, and boasts the best cross-country skiing in Finland. Besides being a fantastic choice for a cross-country skiing holiday in Finland, it also makes an unrivalled base for a Lapland winter experience – you can try snowshoeing, dog-sledding, reindeer safaris, snowmobiling, ice-fishing and more here, making your winter holiday in Finland varied and unforgettable.
Travelling from outside the UK?
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
Cross-country skiing in Finland for all levels
Another reason for choosing Ylläs for your cross-country skiing holiday in Finland is that its network incorporates well over 300 kilometres of trails and caters exceptionally well for all levels (see our definitions below), including complete beginners, who can opt for our beginners' cross-country skiing week, or arrange lessons with an English-speaking instructor through the hotel.
No previous experience; requires lessons. Should stick to green trails for cross-country skiing or nursery slopes for downhill skiing.
Has skied before and technique is now sufficiently honed to tackle red routes with confidence.
Highly experienced. Able to cope with the most difficult of trails/pistes (those graded black).
What to expect from your snow holiday in Finland
We want you to enjoy your snow holiday in Finland to the full. You’ll find the same key ingredients as on any Inntravel holiday: welcoming accommodation serving delicious regional cuisine; enchanting scenery; and the freedom to explore how you want.
Up-to-date, detailed documents
Whether you prefer skiing, snowshoeing, or winter walking, you can depend on Inntravel to ensure you’re well informed. We send you useful information – put together (and updated regularly) with input from hoteliers and others – including notes on local culture, and practical advice on the best way to enjoy your chosen activities.
Flexible means smooth…
Just like a warm up before skiing or snowshoeing, a little time spent tailoring the arrangements makes for a smooth trip. Ask us to organise flights from your local airport (or rail travel from London), pre-book your equipment hire and/or lessons, arrange a room upgrade or add a city break to your snow holiday.
Inntravel has been exploring winter snow destinations since 1985, so our down-to-earth experts are familiar with the features that make up a great holiday and are keen to share their in-depth knowledge of our featured villages and hotels with you. They’ll be happy to offer well-honed advice and help you get the most out of your snow holiday.