There is almost boundless amount of recreational opportunities in Ylläs region. In summertime you can enjoy the wonderful nature by walking and hiking in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park's various nature paths and hiking trails. There are countless fireplaces along the routes so don't forget your matches and something to roast on open fire. See more:
Paddling is an excellent way to enjoy waterways. You can also try a sup board, or a mountain bike. Or maybe you want to ride a horse? That's possible, too. There's a multitude of good places to pick wild berries and mushroom. Those interested in fishing go to our clear lakes and rivers. Also bird-watching opportunities are good in Ylläs region. There are two full-length frisbee golf courses, and a Bike Park for downhill biking. For orienteers there is a new orienteering course every week.
For swimmers there are both natural and man-made beaches. At Ylläsjärvi side of Ylläs fell you can also relax in a spa, or spend a rainy day bowling.
In Ylläs Nordic Fitness Sports Park you find eleven different routes, whose total lenght is 127 kilometers. The routes are varied: there are both easy and challenging ones.
Ylläs is a paradise for those who enjoy winter activities. There are 330 kilometers of cross-country ski tracks, of which 38 kilometers are illuminated. The views from tracks are fabulous.
In the two ski resorts of Ylläs there are altogether 63 slopes. Outside the slopes there are boundless opportunities for back country skiing.
You can also head to the forests and fells outside the tracks with special off-track cross-country skis or with snowshoes, or with gliding snowshoes. These can be rented from the local sports stores.
At the beginning of winter you can enjoy the speed and freedom of tour skating. Kick sled is a fun way to move around. It is also possible to try kite skiing and winter surfing.
There are 300 kilometers of maintained snowmobile tracks in Ylläs area. Ylläs programme providers offer snowmobile safaris and rent snowmobiles.
The best way to go riding a horse, or take a husky safari or reindeer safari is to contact a programme provider. There are plenty of those in Ylläs.
Have you tried ice fishing? You drill a hole in the ice covering a lake, lower your bait and wait for perches, whitefish, arctic chars, trouts and pikes to attack!
If you are brave enough, you can also try winter swimming in a frozen lake.
And you must not forget spotting the Northern lights (Aurora borealis)! That is one of the noblest winter activities. In Ylläs we have Ylläs Twilight season from 1st of October 2014 to 13th of February 2015. During this time the streetlights are switched off between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. every night. When the night is cloudless put warm clothes on and go out. The experience is unforgettable when the waiting is rewarded and the Aurora borealis dance in the sky! You can download a free and easy Ylläs Aurora apps to your smartphone. The application alerts you when someone else sees Aurora borealis in Ylläs area and shares this information by the application: http://yllas.fi/en/yll%C3%A4s-twilight-time-and-yll%C3%A4s-aurora