Midsummer Celebrations :
21.6. at Sport Resort Ylläs, timetable:
11am–4.45pm, Gondola and Bike Park
11.30am–4.30pm, fell top restaurant YlläsKammi open
7pm onwards, Gondola lift open, Midsummer celebrations on Ylläs fell top!
All-day wristband 15 € per person, includes Gondola day ticket (open 11am-5pm & 7pm-1am) and entrance fee to fell top celebrations.
21. and 22.6. at Äkäslompolo:
9 pm Dance at Äkäshotel and 15–19 test fatbikes for free
29.6. Midnight Swimrun competition, suitable for both beginners and experienced swimmers. There are two courses (30 km and 19 km), both with 8–9 swimming heats of approx. 4 km in all. See midnightsunswimrun.com
12.–13.7. NUTS Ylläs-Pallas trail running event, distances 160 km, 105 km, 55 km and 37 km. See nutsyllaspallas.com
17.–21.7. ‘Ylläs Soikoon’ summer dance events at various venues around Äkäslompolo. See yllassoikoon.fi
21.7. Kurtakko trotting races. Traditional trotting event with totaliser betting. See facebook.com/Yllaksenravi
22.–26.7. Art Äkäslompolo
26.–27.7. Ylläs SkiStar Race -roller skiing competition. See yrh.fi
27.7. “Back to Nature” (‘puolivilli’) lifestyle festival at the Karila Cowshed gallery and Riemuliiteri in Äkäslompolo. Featuring environmental art and music outdoors, natural food & herb picking, nature activities & art, and the Äkäslompolo way of life. See puolivilli.fi
27.7. Ylläs–Levi MTB Race, distances 30 km and 50 km. The 50 km route follows the Ylläs-Levi MTB trail, starting from Kellokas Nature Centre in Ylläs at 10am, and finishing in the centre of Levi.
8.–13.8. Ylläs MTB Week.
30.8.–1.9. Ylläs Ruska Open. Frisbee golf competition at Ylläsjärvi and Äkäslompolo. One fell, two 18-hole courses, three rounds.
5.–15.9. Cine Ylläs, Outdoor movies festival at the ‘Ihmisen Rinki’ (Human Circle) outdoor cinema and Kellokas Nature Centre. See www.kinoyllas.net.
6.–8.9. Market & Forest Days. Presentations of natural products, handicraft displays, archery, market music and fashion shows.
And not forgetting...
Permanent ‘Meän elämää’ (Our Life) exhibition and various art exhibitions at Kellokas Nature Centre.
Tourist info and maps available at Kellokas Nature Centre
From local sport shops you can rent bikes, fatbikes, e-fatbikes, Sup-board or other outdoor equipment.
(The editorial staff reserves the right to make human errors.)