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Looking for a place to stay in Yllasjarvi? Then look no further than Lapland Hotel Saaga, a family-friendly spa that brings the best of Yllasjarvi to your doorstep.

Rooms at Yllas Saaga Hotel provide a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free internet access available.

In addition, Lapland Hotel Saaga offers a pool and an on-site restaurant, which will help make your Yllasjarvi trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

If you’re looking for a cafe, consider a visit to Cafe Pasila, which is not far from Yllas Saaga Hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Lapland Hotel Saaga as you experience everything Yllasjarvi has to offer.

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Matthew O wrote a review Mar 2022
Dublin, Ireland49 contributions49 helpful votes
Stayed for a week in the Nordic Chalets in March. Overall it was positive but there are a few things to be aware of before you book. We were a family of 4 and arrive via overnight train to Kolari. We travelled independently. But the positive first - Nordic Chalets were spotlessly clean and well equipped. - Dinner in the restaurant was excellent every time (didn’t have the buffet) - Staff were all very friendly and accommodating - Bus from Kolari drops you to the door (€85 return for 2 adults and 2 children) - Free ski storage in apartments (or lockers by the gondola if you’re really lazy) - Enough places to eat so you won’t get bored if you don’t want to eat at the hotel - for a week. Now the negative - It’s 300m+ walk from the hotel. Dragging bags over gritted ice and snow downhill was hard…uphill to check out was really hard with kids. They should provide a shuttle service. I would tip generously. - All the equipment and couldn’t even buy coffee in the mini market. Self catering here is hopeless unless you have a car. The bus to Akaslompolo was over €30 for us and not that regular. Mini market really doesn’t have much. - The Nordic Apartments are not ski in or out. Not by any definition. The hotel is - but not the apartments. - The kids niche was comfortable - they loved it. Our bed was akin to a camper or sofa bed. The mattes is only an inch or two thick. It’s not a double. It was not comfortable and found it hard to sleep on but I am a light sleeper.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Steve & Trish wrote a review Mar 2022
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We visited in Feb 2022 with Inghams and at no time were we disappointed we stayed in the hotel itself. the transfer from the airport is around 40 minutes, on arrival we were early and fortunate that our room was available. the Hotel was clean and rooms a good size for 2, we had a view of the slopes and would recommend requesting this if not allocated. we booked half board which was fortunate as alternatives for food in the evenings was limited, Inghams provided a taxi to a local supermarket on the first evening to get a few extras for the room or more for those self catering. the restaurant is buffet style with good hot and cold options even for a pescatarian and Diabetic, Breakfast was also a similar good standard. we did visit the SPA one day but found it a little busy on other days when the weather was not so good but if you have young children it would be useful. we also tried to book a treatment for my wife but left it until the Wednesday and there was nothing available recommend booking early. the Gym looks good but did not use. at lunch we found the hotel Bar quiet and a nice place to sit and watch the slope at the back. in the evening there were a couple of bars open both not busy that week and prices seemed to be the same wherever you went. In the early hours of the last night we even saw the Northern Lights from our hotel room not the best view due to the slope lights but too late and cold to venture to the wooded area. the ski slopes were at the back but found access at the end of the hotel this would have been an easier if the dressed the snow to the slop but not a big issue (there was a lot of snow that week) we had ski school booked for 3 days which was good if a little restricted on 2 days due to the high winds and snow but that said we both enjoyed the slopes we had access to. the rest of the week skiing was limited due to the weather and some lifts being out, this was not a issue for us as we had booked a night at the Snow Village and Husky safari for the Snow Village we had to leave before the evening meal so you need to plan to have it there if booking this be well worth a visit The Husky Safari was amazing, you have to manage your own sledge but the dogs are well trained and know where they need to go would highly recommend this. Overall we both agreed that we would like to go back the Hotel did everything we wanted, staff were very helpful and we would also use Inghams again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Go for 2nd or 3rd floor looking at the slopes much better than watching the TV
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Response from Annukka Taljavirta, General Manager at Lapland Hotel Saaga
Responded 27 Mar 2022
Hi there, and thank you for your valued feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a memorable visit to Ylläs. -And you saw the northern lights, how wonderful!! Hope to welcome you and your family again one day. Best wishes, Lapland Hotels Saaga
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Rachel A wrote a review Mar 2022
Sheffield, United Kingdom34 contributions22 helpful votes
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We booked apartment through Inghams for a week Skiing. We had not been to Yllas before. Wanted to try somewhere different to Levi. We stayed in the Nordic apartments, new blocks bit further away from hotel. They aren’t usually used by inghams apparently? Really modern clean and stunning views of the artic. Could see the northern lights from the flat. Great for skiing bit awkward for shops. Bus service infrequent and doesn’t always stop at supermarket. Taxi from akaslompolo about £30. Walk to supermarket 45 mins downhill. There is a v expensive corner shop in Yllas ski. Inghams did a free taxi run first night but only got 20 mins so was like supermarket sweep. Bonus of location is you don’t have far to carry skis .Beautiful place as not v built up. Quiet and no queues. Downside is getting bus to Y1 and Akaslompolo not easy as bus infrequent. You can ski over but gondola only open if weather good. One day hardly any lifts open. If you have young children go to Levi.There is really only skiing and the usual Lapland trips. Pool in hotel ok, small and bit cold. I wouldn’t have paid extra for it. You can’t really swim in it, more lounge about! Hotel staff lovely and apartments v clean and slept so well. I would go back to Yllas it’s beautiful and lots of great Skiing equal to Levi. The amenities limited but I love the woods so close, the views and the wilderness but self catering tricky! There is a really nice buffer at Y1 where Ski school is. Also pre book lessons if you want private group ones we couldn’t get any there!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 27 Mar 2022
Hi, and thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to welcome you again one day to Lapland Hotels Saaga! Best wishes, Lapland Hotels Saaga
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Minimollie08 wrote a review Feb 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
Booked a week's ski holiday through Crystal. Our room on the 4th floor overlooked the piste. On our evening arrival the Chef kindly prepared a large portion of salmon, new potatoes and salad to take to our rooms along with a huge portion of cheese and biscuits. We were impressed with the quality and quantity!! The hotel food was delicious and probably the best we have ever had in our 15 ski holidays. We were on half board with this hotel and it was buffet service which suited us just fine. The International waiters/waitresses were all very happy and cleared the tables consistently. Our large room was equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries in the bathroom with robes and slippers (superior room only). The ski boot room was easily accessible. The Spa area had a pool, jacuzzi x 2 and a sauna and steam room to a good standard. The reception staff were very polite and knowledgeable and the restaurant staff. We were impressed with its location to the ski slopes and to the magical National Park which was a Narnia experience in itself. Apparently the Northern Lights appeared three times but sadly we missed them each time, our own fault, in not trusting the App and lack of motivation to get dressed up to face the -16 weather at midnight. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this Hotel and are thinking of going back next year and my husband never says that after a ski holiday. Lapland is very different to the Alps/Dolomites etc and we felt the skiing was a little more relaxed for us now we are in our dotage!!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Fourth floor was quiet. Overlooked the ski slopes.
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Deborah P wrote a review Feb 2022
Jersey, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed for a week in February, 2 bedroom apartment just down the road from the hotel. Apartment warm, comfortable and just perfect for our needs. Also had a sauna and balcony. Booked with Crystalski - half board basis. Hotel staff very welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for any of the staff. Reception staff were particularly efficient and kind. Ski slopes not crowded and right next door to the hotel, ideal for the children in our group. We would definitely recommend the Saaga hotel and visit again in the future.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 17 Feb 2022
Hi Deborah, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at our hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you back any time. Have a great springtime! With best regards, Lapland Hotels Saaga
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Cassie wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom248 contributions25 helpful votes
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We stayed in one of the chalets (A302) on a half board food basis. We stayed with Crystal Ski and our package included ski equipment rentals, lift passes and ski lessons. Positives - the northern lights are out pretty much every night, so long as the sky is clear. Of our week long holiday we saw them on 3 nights (could have seen them on the Saturday night too but we accidentally fell asleep). All the other nights we were there it was snowing or really cloudy so you couldn't see the auroras. Their most active time for this area seems to be from 11pm till 2am. However we did have one night where they came out super strong at like 6pm, so you cant really predict it - can see the auroras from the hotel balcony if they're strong enough as well - private balcony - private sauna - beds look like they're going to be uncomfortable, but are actually one of the most comfortable hotel beds I've slept on - full kitchen (utensils, plates, pots and pans included) - dishwasher - good hair dryer - staff are very friendly - buffet breakfast (all the usual suspects of cereals, yogurt, eggs, bacon, pancakes, etc) with a clearly marked gluten free section. Breakfast was good, I recommend trying the lingonberry juice with breakfast (it's kind of like a cranberry juice). - buffet dinner (different menu every night, so you're not stuck eating the same dinner every night of the week like usual buffets. The food was good as well, compliments to the chef. The menu also listed allergens. So I was able to easily find the gluten free foods. - provided take away containers for dinner so you could take food back to your room to eat - small convenience store located on the ground floor of this chalet building - ski rental shop located in the hotel which was great. - ski lessons are located right next to the gondolas. Our instructor was Tuomas who was really great. The lessons ran Monday to Friday for us. Just a note While we were there, covid restrictions meant that all the restaurants had to close by 6pm and they couldn't serve alcohol past 5pm. That restriction was lifted on our final night though, so I'm not sure if they'll still be doing the take away containers for dinner. Negatives - upon checking in, we were told we couldn't use the hotel pool or sauna without incurring a €10.50 charge per person per day. It was only on our last day that we found out that was incorrect and that it had been included free of charge the whole time - our room seems to be one of the very few that does not have WiFi. And you're far enough from the hotel lobby that you can't pick up the free WiFi there. - our TV didn't work. The remote just didn't make the channels change. The volume was stuck on mute. We tried to ask at reception about it and someone came out to look at it, but it didn't get fixed. - I'm being a bit lazy with this one: but none of the doors are automatic. So when you're carrying your skis and equipment, you've either got to juggle to open the door or you've got to put everything down to open the doors. - it's about a 5 minute walk from the hotel to the slopes, so when carrying your skis, it feels like a 30 minute walk. We started cutting directly across and putting our skis on on the side and just skiing down. - the ski storage area is located on the ground floor of the building, there is no storage right next to the slopes. This is less of a concern if you’re staying in the hotel bit though as that bit is directly next to the slopes, but the chalets are a walk away Final thoughts Overall the saaga was a good hotel. We highly enjoyed our stay here and would definitely come again. The positives far outweighed the negatives in every aspect. Finland is a beautiful country and the people are so friendly. There is plenty to do even if you're not skiing at this resort. Already looking at coming back in the next season.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Stay in the hotel bit for easier access to the slopes. And the parking lot side of the hotel has...
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Anna-Leena R wrote a review Jan 2022
Espoo, Finland57 contributions7 helpful votes
Stayed at the Nordic Chalets for 4 nights in January. Our flat was on the 1st floor next to the ski maintenance and storage rooms. The view was nice looking towards the fells though I assume it’s much better from the upper floors (this was the last flat available so we didn’t have much choice). The flat in itself was clean and really basic and had all we needed (except for a door in the other bedroom, that was kind of weird). But it also had zero Lapland feel and was really expensive for what it was. The Ski out part was also not quite ski out, at least not with 3 small kids :) Breakfast was a little disappointing after experiencing what great breakfasts some other hotels in the same chain offer. Also it was quite hectic and messy and quite a few things run out.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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KEVIN E wrote a review Jan 2022
South Wales9 contributions7 helpful votes
Lapland 2021 – Review We stayed for 3 nights from 19th Dec 21 to 22nd Dec 21, booked via TUI and we stayed in Hotel Saaga (Chalets – Block 3 – far left). 2 adults 2 children from Wales. Flew from Bristol Flight 6am from Bristol, no issues all great. No singing, very quiet journey actually with lots of tired adults and kiddies sleeping. Cooked breakfast meal within 20 mins of being in the air. 3.5hour flight. You literally get off the plane, get your bags and literally walk straight to a building to get your snow suits (get trolley from airport). Try your best to get sizes that fit there and then, otherwise you’ll have to wait until 5pm that night to swap sizes, which means a day in the snow with no snow wear. Transfer Great and short, only 40 mins with stunning scenery and the reps giving you info, so it went really quick. Hotel Arrived at hotel at 1.30pm, fingers crossed your room is available otherwise you have 2.5 hours to kill until 4pm check in and all your kit is packed away in your suitcase. We were lucky our room was ready. Quick check in etc, only small hotel foyer but very efficient. We were in the chalet, block 3 which was far left as you look at the building…..which either meant a trip through the corridors, which is like a maze at first as the connecting corridors are on different floors, or you can drag your cases and snow suits outside through the car parks to the entrance of the chalet, which we did. Slightly hard work, but scenic and fine. We upgraded our room so we had a sauna and a separate bedroom (fairly cheap / recommended) it was lovely, sauna in bathroom, separate bedroom, living area, kitchen, all fairly newly renovated. We were shocked as the pictures don’t do it justice. Then on the balcony you had an awesome view of the illuminated sky slopes. Stunning. Bar / Food We had breakfast only so paid for bar meals in our hotel, we did look at the neighbouring 4-5 restaurants, but to be honest our hotel was smarter/cleaner looking so stayed at the hotel. To give you an idea, Chicken and chips was 10euros adults / 5 euros for kids so all good. Burger meals were generally 17-20 euros everywhere. I was worried about the availability/price of food there from other reviews, but you don’t need to, its fine, lots of options, plus although only Bed and Breakfast – Day 1 is travelling day and lunch was included in Day 2 – post santa trip and evening meal at the Day 3 Gala was also included. The food at the hotel was very nice with a decent selection, there was loads of choice at breakfast – my kids loved chocolate pancakes, cereals, croissants. I preferred the eggs, bacon, sausage, toast and beans. Breakfast 7 till 10am. But loads of space. Lovely setting actually, very smart. There’s a pool there too, which works out at £45 for 2 adults and 2 children, but we can swim at home. Temperatures -7 to -18 generally for us. Which sounds horrific, but the snow suits keep you warm, just make sure you take something to cover your face. -30 on the last day, which delayed our flight as it was too cold to refuel! Itinerary Day 1 – Arrive, check in, settle and explore Day 2 – Santa day. 3 hours in snow village, incl taster session on the huskie ride, ice bar, snowmobile ride to Santas hut, 10 mins away, stunning there, 3 hours just right. Free lunch on return to hotel Day 3 – Free day. We done skiing – 3 hour hire £120 for 2A 2C – 90 min lesson £100 = £220 all in, but great fun. Then we took a gondola to the top of the mountain / ski slope - £35. Café on top, awesome views. Then in the night there is a Gala dinner / finale. Bus picks you up from hotel at 7.30pm, 15 minute drive to a neighbouring hotel where all the other hotels meet and have a big meal together – all included in package. The reps put on a great panto which was funny and aimed at both children and adults. 7-9 euros a pint. Bus home at 10.30pm, everyone happy, half drunk and singing. Lovely way to end a great trip. Day 4 – Check out 9.30am. Bus pick up 9.45am. Our flight wasn’t until 2.40pm to Bristol, so you spend a long long time in the airport. Outstanding holiday met some great people from Dorset and Llanelli. Great hotel and location with lots to do on the ski slopes, sleighing up and down the slopes (lift takes you back up), roasting mash mallows on the open fire pit, skiing. All great. Not really sure what you do in other Lapland locations without the ski slopes on site though to be honest.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Irishdanielle wrote a review Dec 2021
Rome, Italy10 contributions9 helpful votes
Stayed here with sunway as part of a Lapland trip And became ill so stayed longer . Beautiful location , excellent facilities, Katya on reception was absolutely fantastic yet manner and service was so good and I have stayed in 5 star hotels in US , Mexico & europe , thank you so much from Danielle (Ireland)
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 Dec 2021
Dear Danielle, we thank you for your heart-warming words. We are happy to hear that we have been able to make your stay a little more manageable during your pro-longued stay. Wish you and your family all the best for the new year! Lapland Hotels Saaga
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Scott Arnold wrote a review Dec 2021
North East England, United Kingdom8 contributions10 helpful votes
We had to chase some important information up prior to our holiday to the hotel Saaga. Landing in Kittilä was great straight through quick and onto the bus, met by elves and tui reps who helped us get sorted. Arriving at the hotel at 1pm we had no room check in until 4 pm, bearing in mind you’ve had two excited children 5 and 8 up since 3am to make the early morning flight is a joke, so we booked the chalets thinking bit nicer room etc then arrived to find out we don’t have use of the gym or swimming unless you pay extra….. 🙄 the tui reps don’t tell you much so if you find yourself going to look for a restaurant around the 5pm mark you will struggle as everything in yllas closes at 5pm which you have to find out your self, on day three we were still finding our feet around the area. The reps should get everyone for a meeting and explain things to people but they don’t. The tui leaflet board in the hotel wasn’t updated until the day before we left, we had to constantly badger and ask Questions throughout our holiday or we propbably wouldnt make it home. They don’t tell you a thing all they say is if you check the app, and if the app isn’t responding or anything then what?, the reps don’t have a great deal Of knowledge about the local area. We would have been no better off booking through a third party company or booking everything ourselves as the help from tui was no existent. Many times we were asked didn’t you book through a third party, as though if I can palm them off with that excuse I’ll be right. Personally we will try and dodge booking through Tui anymore as the hassle isn’t worth it. You are constantly left guessing which doesn’t let you sit back and enjoy a holiday. Positives the Tiaga husky tour at the husky ranch was an amazing experience for me and the kids, The ski school in yllas is class and Saana was an amazing teacher for two beginners, The Lapland safari for Snow mobiles was also class experience but the majority of this we either sorted ourselves or would have easily sorted ourselves. Four stars for the hotel as the hotel and chalets rooms are brilliant But I’d give Tui a maximum of 2 stars
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 Dec 2021
Dear Scott, we thank you for your valued feedback. We are happy to hear that your stay in the hotel Saaga was enjoyable. Also it´s wonderful to hear that you have been able to collect some great memories together with your family on several exceptional activites in Ylläs. We wish you and your family very happy new year! Hope to give you a warm welcome another time in Lapland Hotels Saaga. Sincerely yours, Lapland Hotels Saaga
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lapland Hotel Saaga
Which popular attractions are close to Lapland Hotel Saaga?
Nearby attractions include Arctic Secrets (4.9 miles), Jemes Sport (0.1 miles), and Hidden Trails Lapland (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lapland Hotel Saaga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Lapland Hotel Saaga?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lapland Hotel Saaga?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lapland Hotel Saaga?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ravintola Rouhe, Poro, and Aurora Estate Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lapland Hotel Saaga?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Lapland Hotel Saaga have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lapland Hotel Saaga offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Lapland Hotel Saaga have airport transportation?
Yes, Lapland Hotel Saaga offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lapland Hotel Saaga?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lapland Hotel Saaga offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Lapland Hotel Saaga have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.