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Iso Kaarnika

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Chalet | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Ski
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

This luxurious log cabin sleeps up to 10 people. Set in an exclusive area in the heart of Äkäslompolo with cross country ski tracks right outside, and a ski bus stop a few minutes away. The cabin is link-detached and sits on its own land, as well as having a shared parking area with Pikku Kaarnikka. The cabin contains 4 bedrooms a fitted kitchen and a luxury sauna and wood burning fire. There is also an Xbox for children and a box of Christmas decorations with a Christmas tree. The cabin is finished to a high standard and was completed in 2003.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 3 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Kittila 55 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

This luxury cabin comes fully furnished with pre heated sauna, twin showers and outside ski wax room. The cabin comes with a terrace and a separate W.C and also a luxury kitchen with microwave, fridge freezer, kettle and oven.

Further details outdoors

There is storage available for skis or other equipment in the ski wax room.

The Lapland region

Yllas is one of the most affordable skiing locations in Europe and Finland’s largest ski resort with over 50 slopes and a new cable car to the summit of the mountain .

It provides over 300km of cross-country ski tracks , snowmobile tracks extending across Finland , Sweden and Norway.


During the winter months there is a wide range of events and activities to choose from in Yllas such as skiing, husky sledging, snowshoeing, cross- country skiing, not forgetting the magical northern lights and Santa Claus. In the summer months canoeing, horse riding and swimming are popular activities along with hiking in the natural beauty of the local forest which is within 500m from the cabin. Shops and restaurants are nearby with a footpath connecting the centre of the village. During the summer a car is advised to be able to explore beyond the village and into the Pallas-Yllas national park.

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Review 1-6 of 6

24 Feb 2014


"Great place, home comforts, sauna...highly recommended"

We stayed for 3 nights in Feb 2014 and had a fantastic time. We were 4 adults 4 kids. Good living space. Modern kitchen. Great sauna. Spacious. Toasty wood burning stove. Handy drying room. Sledges fo… More

30 Dec 2013


"wonderful cabin!"

Just returned from a wonderful week at this cabin! It is a lovely, cosy cabin with enough space for everyone. The kitchen is well outfitted and there were child safety gates for the stairs which we a… More

13 Jan 2013


"WOW The cabin was amazing!!!"

Have just returned from our first Lapland holiday in Yllas. Wow was definately not dissapointed!! We would definately recommend using Finnair, they were so helpful at the airport as we had older nans and grandads with us. On arrival at the Iso Kaarnika log cabin we were to say the least over the moon...think picture postcard! Immaculately clean, absolute luxury top to bottom,we soon had the beautiful log fire burning from the massive stack of logs that the owner surplied, but to be honest it was so lovely and warm in the cabin that most of the time the kids were running around in there undies! Everything was provided, even toys and sledges for the kids. The bedrooms were lovely, lots of extra bedding was available but really not needed even though some nights it was -20! Lovely mezzanine floor overlooked the lounge area so it just felt so easy to be able to watch over the kids playing. The shower room was huge with double showers and really hot water and off that room was a sauna.....much to the nan and grandads delight! We took the sledges out all the time, using them as transport for the little ones with aching legs. It was a few minutes walk to the supermarket which stocked everything and was reasonably priced. Must do the snow mobiling from Snow Fun Safaris, it was so good we did it nearly every day, got a real feel for Lapland whizzing through snow laden trees! Did a little bit of snowboarding at Yllas ski centre,was lovely for the kids there and was actually quite quiet, cooked sausages on an open fire at the bottom of the slope which was a real novelty for the kids. All i can say is, this is something you must do in a lifetime, its an experiance you'll never forget. so much so......we're going back to Iso kaarnika next christmas!

10 Jan 2013


"Great house, great holiday, everything perfect"

We've stayed at Iso Kaarnika for one week and were absolutely fascinated by what we found in the house and around it.
The house was very clean and we found so many practial things there - from the cloth dryer in the entrance to the baby bathtub. We have a one year old baby, so the owner gave us a free upgrade to this house as they thougt it was perfect to us. And we found absolutely everything in the house that we needed for the baby, including toys ;-)
There was something for each of us that made the home special. My mother loved the piano very much, my husband installed a snow bar in front of the house, I loved the sauna from which you get directly into the snow and the fully equiped kitchen.
The house is very homelike. The organisation by abovethearctic was perfect.
We found several suppliers of snow safaris and nice restaurants in the village. There is also a big super market. You have everything you need, but also silence and peace. The best thing was that we could see the northern lights directly from the house. We were driving around a little bit to find a place where we could see them even better. But we found out that we could see them the best around the house, as it is a little bit higher than the rest and it is very dark in the neighbourhood.
We're definitley going to stay there again.

Thank you, Jenny, for that great stay!

2 Jan 2013


"A fabulous Christmas holiday in Lapland."

We are just back from a fantastic holiday in Lapland, staying at Iso Kaarnikka. All of our party were impressed with the house which was well equipped, warm and cosy on arrival and very welcoming aft… More

4 Jan 2012


"A truly magical holiday"

We stayed in Iso Kaarnikka at the end of November 2011. On arrival at the cabin we were amazed at just how stunning the cabin and surrounding areas were. The cabin is in excellent condition and we could not fault it in anyway. It is very spacious and would easily accommodate a large party. The cabin had various sledges and a kick sledge which kept the little and big ones happy whilst out playing in the snow. A ten minute walk and you are in the village centre, with different restaurants and bars to choose from. You are never far away from a ski bus stop which takes you up to the slopes and its very often you get cross country skiers fly past you. We were never bored with a host of different activities from Skidoos to reindeer / husky rides. Everyone we met was very friendly and keen to help. The best part of the trip by far for us was when Santa along with sleigh pulled by reindeer visited us at the cabin. An experience that will stay with us forever and one I would definately recommend to others, however you could visit him at his house which is just down the road. If you are looking for a truly magical trip and want to stay in a fantastic log cabin then book Iso Kaarnikka as you will not be disappointed.

Review 1-6 of 6

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Calendar last updated:22 Dec 2014

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