The 718 meters high Ylläs fell is situated in Kolari municipality in Western Lapland. At the foot of the fell mountain there are two villages – Äkäslompolo in the north and Ylläsjärvi in the south.
Äkäslompolo is also known as ”The village of seven fells”. The fells framing the village are Ylläs, Kuer, Kukas, Pyhä, Kesänki, Lainio and Aakenus. Äkäslompolo is situated right next to Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The National Park visitor centre Kellokas is in Äkäslompolo.
Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is very important both as a nature protection area and as a recreational destination. It is the most popular of Finland's National Parks, and by far. Scientific research shows that here we breath the cleanest air in all Europe. Different habitats sustain a broad variety of plant and animal species. The clearly marked nature paths and hiking routes take you to the greatest viewpoints and experiences in Laplands nature.