Fun With Santa
Log cabin | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Set in this magical winter wonderland Lappish village. Our log cabin comes complete with all mod-cons, including private sauna and log fire. It is situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac on the edge of the National Park, but near enough for you to walk to all the attractions in the village. These stunning cabins are ideally suited to families or couples. We also have access to many other cabins in Ylläs. Santa's house is just through the woods from the cabin and the closest restaurant is only a few minutes walk through the woods.
Children In Need 2009 - BBC Radio 2 'Auction For Things Money Can't Buy' -
In 2009 Fun With Santa with the co-operation of various companies and restaurants organised a trip to Ylläs Lapland for a family of four plus TV presenters Angellica Bell and Michaell Underwood. Great Fun Was Had By All.
BBC Children In Need 2012 - Package Auctioned through Paragon Events 'An Evening With The Stars'
In 2012 Fun With Santa with the co-operation of various companies and restaurants organised a trip to Ylläs Lapland for a family of four, this package was auctioned by Paragon Events and raised £6,000 for Children in Need.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lakeside beach 1 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Kittila 60 km, Nearest railway: Kolari 40 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
The cabin has a separate twin bedroom downstairs and upstairs you can sleep a further 4 people, as there are 2 single beds and a double sofa bed. There is also a separate toilet upstairs.
Downstairs there is a shower room with toilet & sauna, the lounge/dining and kitchen are open plan, with real log fire, wonderful for those cosy evenings in after a long day in the crisp snow.
The cabin is equipped to a high standard including digital TV and fully equipped kitchen, which includes dish washer, cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, iron, ironing board and drying cabinet.
We have access to other cabins close by so larger groups can be accommodated
|Further details outdoors|
The cabin is at the end of a quite cul-de-sac on the edge of the village, nestled in the woods. At the centre of the complex is a shared ski store, where you can also wax your skis after use and lock them away overnight. There is an allocated parking space that has an electric heated hook up.
There is a kick sled provided for your use, all we ask is that you return it to the central complex store at the end of your stay.
There is a balcony at the rear of the cabin where you can sit and enjoy the watching the reindeer wandering through the Ylläs national parkland. Or you might be lucky enough to enjoy the unique experience of seeing the Northern Lights!
The cabin is Strictly NON SMOKING and pet free.
No ski equipment to be stored in cabin.
Price includes - Linen, beds made on arrival, electric, firewood, starter food pack and final cleaning
Linen pack consists - 1 pillow case, duvet cover, bottom sheet, bath towel and hand towel per person. No tea towels provided.
Taxi transfers, starter food packs, thermal gear and trips can be arranged.
There is a €300 or £250 security deposit payable in advance - This covers damage, breakages, loss of keys, kick sled and cigarette smoke contamination of the cabin. This is refunded after final cleaning has taken place.
The Lapland region
Akaslompolo is a truelly magical winter wonderland with the polar nights creating a pink/grey twilight to the winter days and add to that the chance of seeing the amazing Northern lights, makes Ylläs a wonderful place. The village is surrounded by the 7 fells of Ylläs, the largest being the Ylläs fell, which is 718m high. The Ylläs fell is where the down hill ski fields are located. There are a total of 69 runs 29 of which are flood lit, there are also 320km of cross country ski and snowmobile tracks winding their way around this magical snow covered village and the surrounding woodland. Add to this all the other winter activities that you can do and you will quickly find that you run out of time and will be thinking of a return visit.
Ylläs is in a unique area of Europe. It is lucky enough to be able to guarantee snow throughout the ski season. This is a major bonus if you are relatively new to the sport, as the worst scenario is getting to your resort and finding green meadows.....not so in Ylläs.....skiing is guaranteed Dec to April each year.
The temperature in the winter months can vary between -5 and -30, which means the air is crisp and clear but not damp. Take a walk out over one of the frozen lakes, or have a go at cross conutry skiing. There is always an exhilarating husky sleigh ride throught the frozen forest, or a more magestic reindeer sleigh ride snuggled under a warm blanket and for the horse people how about going for a trek on an Icelandic pony through the magical winter wonderland of the forest.
In the summer months, after the snow has melted to reveal once again the soft green landscape. You can get away to the peace and solitude, where the reindeer out number the locals. It's a time for walking the hills and enjoying the flora and fauna that were previously asleep under the snow. The 320km of cross country tracks now double up as walking, hiking & cycling tracks. Visit the cystal clear lakes and wander along the rivers and streams. There are plenty of other activies such as fishing, golf, pony trekking or why not pamper yourself with a massage. All this while enjoying the unique experiense of the midnight sun.
Looking for somewhere different to go fly fishing, why not try Lapland. Our guide with all his local knowledge will take you to some of the more remote fishing locations on the rivers and lakes, fishing for… midget trout, brown trout grayling and salmon.
The Tornio-Muonio River forms the border between Finland and Sweden and is one of the major rivers in Europe, travelling some 2000 mile through Finland alone. It is also the longest free flowing salmon river in Europe, producing annually an average of half a million salmon smolts. Many fishermen come to fish for the large wild salmon, but the
Muonio is an excellent source of grayling, including many fish of specimen size, with the average size approximately 35cm and about one pound. Large sea trout can be found in the lower river and some of the tributaries, brown trout are also present but fairly rare.
The Äkäs River has very good grayling and sea trout fishing.
There is a 320km network of track winding its way through the forest that surrounds the village of Akäslompolo. In the winter times these tracks are used for cross country skiing, but trust me these tracks are not flat! Or for those with even more leg power how about cycling up to the top of the Ylläs 718 fell, which is as its name indicates is 718 metres high. If you have time to stop for a breather the views are amazing and yes there is a café at the top. With the mid-night sun you can cycle all through the night without the need for lights.
The Levi golf course is set in a place of exceptional natural beauty by a lake at the foot of the surrounding fells. The spacious course with its variable terrain offers a challenging environment for golfers of all levels. What is unique about this course is that it allows you to play day and night, even under the midnight sun!
In the summer months it can get up to +30 and the sun doesn't set.
Home of the International Down Hill Ski Championships - Held during November each year
Is abount 60km away and is a more commercialised skiing resort - skiing guaranteed from begining of November to the end of April.
There are a variety of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and an off licence.
They have an 18 hole golf course, during the summer you are able to play through the night under the mid night sun. For those keen golfers this must be an experience to try!!
Levi Spa is wel worth a visit.
Well stocked supermarket
Several hotels with restaurants
A variety of live groups play in the Akas Hotel, Jullis and Pipola restaurants.
The Akas Hotel has a swimming pool, gym and massage rooms, you can pay to use.
Saaga hotel on the Ylläsjärvi side has a spa and sauna complex
They hold a music festival the weekend nearest to 21st June.
There is also a bus once a week to Levi.
Down Hill Skiing
Ylläs 718 (height 718m)
There are over 69 runs
29 are flood lit
Lifts are mainly T-Bar and button pulls
1 Chair lift on the Akaslompolo side
1 Gondola on the Ylläsjarvi side
Cross Country Skiing
320km of groomed tracks winding their way around the village
38km flood lit
Many cafes on route
Snow mobile tracks
320km of marked tracks around the village and surrounding forest, with tracks also marked to Kolari and Rovaniemi.
If you are looking for a holiday to combine skiing and other activities look no further Lapland can offer plenty.
Reindeer sleigh rides
Snow mobile safaris
Snow shoe trekking
Sauna, swimming and hot pool combinations
This is where the railway station is, It's a small town with a variety of shops and cafes. Its about 40km away from the cabins and on the boarder with Sweden. There is an Ice Hockey Hall planned for the near future.
Children In Need 2012
BBC Evening With The Stars
Lapland Holiday package 13-17th December
We have got together again to donate another wonderful action packed 4 night holiday to Lapland for a family of four plus celebrity. This package is to be auctioned by the BBC at their Evening with The Stars function, which is being held on the 17th October 2012 at the Battersea Evolution London, to raise funds for Children In Need.
The package will include return economy flights, flying with Finnair via Helsinki to Kittila, cabin accommodation, transfers, thermal gear, the all important visit to Santa, Sami's Reindeer Farm and sleigh ride, husky safari, evening snow mobile safari, skiing, all meals including a welcome and farewell dinner.
This is all thanks to Ylläsävain, Fun With Santa, Keith and Sue Taylor, Kylmämaa Tours, Ylläs Adventures, Sami's Reindeer Farm, Konijanka Animal Farm, Y1 Skiing, Äkäshotelli, Hotel Ylläshumina, Poro Restaurant and many others who have supported.
So with luck this year we will exceed the total raised in 2009.
In 2009 with the kind collaboration of all our contacts out in Ylläs we arrange a trip to Ylläs for a family of 4 plus TV presenters Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood, this package was donated to the BBC radio 2 Children in Need appeal and auctioned on 'Things Money Can't Buy' by Terry Wogan and raised £15,000 for Children in Need. Our flights were donated by SAS. We visited Santa in his Ylläs cottage, took a trip over to Sami's reindeer farm and visited the Wood Jewel factory, we took a snow mobile safari through the forest at night, hoping to see the Northern Lights, visited the Konijanka animal farm for husky and horse drawn sleigh rides. We even found time for the family to have skiing lessons. We lunched in the Saaga hotel and the Y1 Ski cafe, our evening meals were at Pipola, Poro and the Äkäs hotel. Transport was kindly provided by Kylmämaa Tours and not for getting Ylläs Travel Association who helped with the organisation.
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8 Jun 2014
"Very Comfortable, Great Location - Backs onto Woods and 15 mins Walk to Shop"
We had an excellent stay in the Dasher cabin. The cabin is part of a small small complex of log cabins located 15 minutes walk from the centre of Akaslompolo. The cabin itself backs onto woodland and … More
10 May 2014
"We had an absolutely amazing time."
The whole trip was arranged and organised by Jane at Fun With Santa. We booked all the trips and days out through Jane as well.We even went to visit Santa.Every thing worked like clockwork and we enjo… More
17 Mar 2014
"Excellent stay, great location"
Lovely clean log cabin with all the comforts of home. Short walk to ski bus, supermarket and the many restaurants, but also far enough away to give the feeling of being in your own little world. Just the snow, forest and reindeer for company.
16 Mar 2014
"A MAGICAL, TRANQIL PLACE & AMAZING HOLIDAY"
Firstly we would just like to thank Jane for all her time and effort into helping us book an amazing holiday......Jane assisted us with everything to do with the holiday and was extremely helpful, eve… More
16 Mar 2014
"Excellent, un grand confort et aucune surprise"
idéal pour une famille avec 2 enfants (pas trop jeunes car 1 chambre ouverte en mezzanine). Espace salon sympa avec cheminée (bois à volonté). Très bien équipé, rien ne manque : machine laver l… More
2 Mar 2014
"Once again excellent holiday"
Booked with jane at fun with santa different cabin but same area as last time, akaslompolos. Once again had a fantastic time. Cabin had two bedrooms, one downstairs and a large mezanine upstairs with … More
21 Jan 2014
"Fabulous, magical stay"
This was a truly magical holiday. Jane who organises the trips is amazing. Her advance preparation, itinerary's, vouchers etc all made it very easy for us and added to the excitement before we le… More
9 Jan 2014
We visited Akaslompolo and stayed in the Dasher cabin in December 2013. It really was a fantastic holiday and was so much more than we had expected.
Jane was so helpful in helping us organise the holiday and excursions. The cabin was immaculately clean and well appointed and positioned. Akaslompolo itself is really clean and so beautiful. The cabin is well suited for families and has everything you could possibly need.
The cabin is in a really great position, right at the edge of some woodland so there is peace and quiet but only a very short walking distance from amenities. In Akaslompolo itself there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to keep you entertained as well as so many different activities. We stayed for a week but could have easily stayed longer and still had plenty to do. The finnish people are so friendly and helpful.
I really cannot describe how beautiful the place is, and how wonderful the cabin is. A perfect Christmas holiday.
We will definitely be back!
4 Jan 2014
"Excellent from start to finish"
This was the best Christmas by far, Jane Warner was excellent in arranging and advising from start to finish, all the trips booked were more than we expected. The cabin was far better than we anticipated and had everything you could possibly need for a stay.
We booked the reindeer sleigh ride and this was on Christmas Eve, to say it was magical is probably an understatement, it snowed as we arrived and carried on for the ride which lasted around 20 -25 minutes, we than had a chance to meet Santa and spend 20-25 minutes with him, it was not rushed or queues any where and not at all commercialised, set in the middle of the woods it felt as if you were actually meeting Santa in his home, we all made gingerbread biscuits and made Christmas decorations to take home, in all we had about 4 - 41/2 hours there and was well worth the money. The whole week went too quick and have already decided we are going back.
I would recommend this to anyone whether you have children or not, our youngest was 15 and she thoroughly enjoyed the whole week.
All trips we were collected and returned to the door of the cabin
22 Dec 2013
We stayed in the Dasher cabin for 5 nights in December 2013. The weather was mild by local standards, but we found it really cold - it ranged from minus 1 to minus 20 degrees while we were there. Th… More