Ylläs - LaplandA new hotel and hostel in Ylläs!

Marikki Lepaus, owner and matron of Kuerkievari hotel and hostel, decided a few years ago that life had one more adventure in stock for her. Marikki started a family business with her five children and is now proud to welcome guests to the new and improved Kuerkievari

Kuerkievari was launched in December 2016. Doors are now open for your Lapland experience.

Welcome to Kuerkievari!

Kuerkievari – cosy and peaceful accommodation!

Kuerkievari offers hotel and hostel accommodation by the spectacular Kuer Fell, in the Äkäslompolo village. Let your adventure begin, skitracks and snowshoe trails are waiting at our doorstep!

We welcome individual travellers, families and groups up to 55 persons to stay with us.

Ylläs resort is known for its year round activities. Be it by walking, terrain skiing, snowboarding, snow mobiling or relaxing by the fire, Ylläs offers stunning views, pure nature experiences and the famous Northern Lights. Top up your holiday with amazing local cuisine, husky safaris, a dip in an icy lake, winter surfing and countless other activities to your liking.

Book your accommodation here!

Marikki Lepaus, the new hotellier at Kuerkievari, enjoys the many activities the Ylläs nature offers.

Welcome to Ylläs, Lapland, Finland!

Ylläs Ski Resort

Ylläs Ski Resort is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and families. Ylläs offers the longest and best-kept ski tracks in Finland – can you tackle in total 330 km during your holiday? Ylläs Fell, located at 719 meters above sea level, offers the longest slopes and snowparks, accompanied with incredible off piste opportunities. Swap your skis for a bike and try out mountain biking or take the gondola to the peak for a coffee with a view. The possibilites for an active vacation are here for your choosing.

Take a breath, a clean breath!

Apart from the activities, there is so much to enjoy in Yllas: pure, authentic nature, small villages, locality, reindeers, huskies, culture appeal to many. If even looking around is too much of a hassle, just take a breath, and enjoy the clean air and listen to the sound of silence around you.

See the Northern Lights. Live!

Every year we celebrate Ylläs Twilight:  The street lights will be turned off in the evening at 10 p.m. in the darkest season of the year! Anything that makes it easier to see the Northern Lights…

Welcome to Ylläs! Stay with us at Kuerkievari hotel KuerHotel or hostel  KuerHostel!

Ylläs - Cafe in Kuerkievari SkiCafe!

KUERKIEVARI SKICAFE WILL OPEN WHEN THE SKI TRACKS ARE OPEN!

Come try our authentic Finnish “PULLA”
or other sweet and salty snacks
and hot drinks
by Kuer Fell!

Feel free to drop by on your skiing trip or snow mobile safari!

Or, take an afternoon stroll to Kuerkievari from Äkäslompolo village!
You will find Kuerkievari by the road Kievarintie,
only 3 kilometers from village center!

Yummy, home baked cinnamon “pulla” is waiting!

”Savusauna” smoke sauna, a unique experience you will never forget!

Savusauna is a unique experience for all. Forget modern electric saunas and try this exquisite relaxing sauna. Kuerkievari staff will start wood heating the sauna at 6 am and keep slowly heating throughout the day to ensure a perfect bathing experience for the evening. Old traditions live strong and we encourage guests to try the sauna in true Finnish style: take your time, never hurry, enjoy the heat and steam of the sauna and let your worries disappear. Take small breaks outside and see yourself steaming in the cold. If you are courageous enough, roll in the snow and warm up again in the sauna.

There are no words to describe the feeling when walking through a snowy yard to the welcoming savusauna. Imagine a smoky steaming sauna, minus degrees outside, snow, darkness, silence and occasional Northern Lights.

Is savusauna on your bucket list?
Make your reservation here!
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