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Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

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Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

Hello!

We have booked a four night break, with Inghams for ourselves and our 9 & 3.5yr old for December 2011. The kids are sooooooo excited!

We have booked the Yllas log cabins and have booked a 3 rooms + mezzanine cabin. Are these likely to be attached cabins???

Also, we particularly wanted log cabins and thought that with the children,self catering would be a better option so we can feed them/chill out/go to bed if exhausted - whenever we want to. How well stocked is the supermarket? I much prefer to cook 'proper' food rather than reheat frozen, so just wondered what meat/veg etc is available in the supermarket and also the alcohol prices - yes, I will need a glass of wine or two in the evening!!

We can't wait!

Thanks in advance

Michelle

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1. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

the cabins will be attached, they tend to be in a row of about 3 or 4 - they will be plenty big enough and just be careful having the fire on late as it gets so hot up on the mezzanine that the children will not be able to sleep up there

the supermarket is big and will have everything you could possible want, just take a translation for some of the finnish foods just so you know what you are buying, as for alcohol, you cna buy it from the alko shop next to the supermarket, prices are like most offlicences in the UK for the higher end of stuff, you can get wine for about £7 but you are not going to get your £2.99 bottles over there, spirits are more expensive so if you are wanting spirits I would suggest you buy it in duty free, you may also want to by a brick of wine there too as it will save hassle - you can get beer and cider in the supermarkets

you are going to have a great time

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2. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

Thanks Poe.

Good to hear about supermarket, will take a translation book. Don't like cheap wine anyway, so I'm sure the shop will be fine for that too!

Thanks again!

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3. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

Alko stores don't really have the cheap-and-poor-quality wines at all. If there is one thing the monopoly has done right it is the attention they have put on their stock: mainly all the wines on shelves are of good quality. The cheepo vinegar-like table wines are practically non-existent.

You can check the prices of wines and other alcoholic drinks that contain less than 22 vol-% of alcohol at http://www.alko.fi/frontpage .

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4. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

Thanks Zam - very helpful!

Of an evening we'll love to relax with a good meal and a glass of wine - I will cook, whilst hubby entertains the kids!! After an obligatory snowman or two!!!

Thank you.

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5. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

if u plan on that glass of wine on your first night...and something to eat in the cabin..take it with you as the supermarket is closed at 8pm....by the time we were dropped off it was half 8...and definitely if youve got kids take some dvd's with you for those moments of sheer exhaustion in front of the fire !

Have fun Caz

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6. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

I wouldn't promise the kids snowmen. It's very dry in Finnish Lapland making it nigh on impossible to build snowmen or snowballs - there's no "stickyness".

It might be different where you're going however as the ski resorts create artificial snow which has more moisture, Nevertheless, I've learned from my own kids that it's best not to promise unless you can definitely deliver.

I took my two to various corners of Finnish Lapland recently and we couldn't build a snowman anywhere. Sledging was awesome though:-)

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7. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

Concerning the snowmen, it depends on the temperature. You should have plus centigrades for being able to make them and it rarely is that warm in December. Still, the kids (and hubby :-) will love to play in the snow!

Otherwise you have found it exactly the right recipe - home cooking with a glass of wine after a great outdoors day is the perfect way! Just don't forget the sauna first! That's how we Finns make it there as well!

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8. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

On the other hand, using a package

1 Reduces the risk of a supplier going bust - these are difficult times

2 Provides you with financial protection for the holiday

3 Allows you to fly direct instead of mucking about changing in Helsinki

4 Gives you a local contact to address if you have any problems (rather than many)

5 Includes half board if you take Inghams and that's worth considering if this is a holiday both for cost and convenience reasons. Do you really want to cook every night on holiday?

I'd go with Inghams

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9. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

Thanks all - sorry not to respond,didn't get the notifications.

Anyway, the snowmen thing is just a figure of speech really - I do mean playing in the snow or chilling out whilst Mom cooks - Tempere trust me you have it right! Daddy is a big kid and fab with them too - so it is nice for them to do rough and tumble and me to feed their bellies ;-)! Oh and I won't forget that Sauna!!!

I didn't want to go half board as I want it to be more flexible with the kids - the little one is a tiny terror!!!! Plus for just 4 nights I don't mind cooking at all - as I really enjoy it! Our fortnight in May this year is All Inclusive - so that will cover that angle ;-) We are going with Inghams, just on a self-catering basis - so yes all those things you mention Houxty will be covered hopefully!!!

So looking forward to it!!!!

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10. Re: Yllas Log Cabins - sooo excited - couple of questions

Hello

We are looking at going with our 7 and 4 year old. I am torn between First Choice and Inghams - eek !

Our first trip to Lapland and want it to be right !

Jenny