2 Bedroom Winter Paradise for Sale, Yllas, Finland
Yllasjarvi Kolari Maisematien
Tourism in Finland is going through a golden age right now thanks mainly to its breath-taking natural scenery such as the iconic Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) and ski resorts, and a quick glance around areas such as the beautiful town of Yllasjarvi will help you understand why. This superb property is located right in the heart of the town and won’t be on the market for long at the current price, making this not only a wonderful place to stay but also a shrewd financial investment.
This beautiful apartment features 2 bedrooms, walk-in shower with sauna, open plan lounge kitchen/dinning area, stunning natural scenery and is within walking distance to ski resort.
This house not only offers owners a comfortable and spacious place to live but also the chance to venture into the lucrative holiday rental market, in which Finland is one of the fastest growing areas. Yllasjarvi is a beautiful part of Finland in its own right, thanks mainly to its ski resorts and picturesque scenery, and is also a great base from which to explore many other must-see places in the country such as the famous Lapland. This house has already been successfully used as a rental during the ski season with estimated returns of 10,000 Euro for the 4 month season.
The area is also famous for its spectacular views of the must-see Aurora Borealis, a sight that is in most people’s top 5 bucket list.
in the nearbyYllas area, the street lights are turned off every night, from the beginning of October to the middle of February, at 22:00 and left off until 06:00 to help facilitate the viewing of the Northern Lights, which are best seen in the darkness of Lapland. Turning off the lights is also a significant ecological importance, to reduce the carbon footprint of the Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. Even when the street lights are on it is easy to find a place where the lights do not interfere with viewing. The Yllas Yopuu yard lighting is LED-type to make it easier to see Northern Lights and minimise any interference.
The area is also just half an hour away from Kittila international airport, yet another draw for tourism.
ABOUT THE AREA
Yllastunturi, or Yllas Fell, rises between the authentic Lapland villages of Yllasjarvi and Äkaslompolo. The fell and its six sisters nearby offer a wonderland, not just in the cold twinkling days of winter, but all year round, with cultural, sports and recreational events.
When you visit Yllas, what you wear on your feet depends on what you want to do. if there’s snow on the ground, you’ll likely wear ski boots as you speed down the 63 different slopes on offer. Once you’re at the bottom, you might lock into a pair of cross-country skis for a journey across the great white wilderness. Of course, once the snow is gone, you can lace up your hiking boots and discover the radically different landscapes of the Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park.
The National Park recently opened up all its summer trails to bicycles, effectively creating hundreds of kilometers of bike paths throughout wild western Lapland. You can put your endurance to the test and ride Finland’s oldest trail, the Hetta-Pallas (55 km). in winter, suit up and climb Kukas fell on a fatbike. The snow-capped forests and the gently rising fells in the distance are a sight to behold.
Yllas sits on the cusp of Fell Lapland, the Tornio River Valley and central Lapland, giving rise to unexpected and delightful natural locations. On warm summer days, you can ride the gondola up the fell to enjoy a snack at the Yllaskammi 718 cafe. Tour the rolling fields and pine forests on horseback. Take a week-long trek into the last true wilderness Europe has to offer. After you’ve roasted a sausage or two over a campfire, sit back and see if any Siberian Jays are interested in your company. These little guys will often eat seed right out of your hand.
To the west, the mighty Tornio River offers exciting rapids and placid pools, and salmon fight their way upstream every May and June. in winter, grayling, perch and burbot move under the deep ice, in a contest against the patience of bundled-up fishermen waiting up top.
Whether you’re coming from London, Paris, or even Rovaniemi, getting to Yllas poses no challenge. The international airport in Kittila (1 hour drive) has flights to other Finnish airports, and depending on the season, flights to European destinations. Of course, you can always come via Helsinki, no matter the time of year.
Lapland has a modern, maintained infrastructure. That means that visiting Yllas by road or rail is as easy as clicking a few buttons on your phone. The night train from Helsinki terminates in Kolari, only 45 km from the slopes of Yllas. Depending on the season, the trains may run every day or only a few times a week.
There are direct bus routes from the Kemi and Kolari railway stations to the resort village, and plenty of parking, should you drive yourself. The road between Yllasjarvi and Äkaslompolo is called Maisematie, or Scenic Road, and for good reason. The fells rise to the east, perfect for freeriding in winter, and Lapland rolls away to the west, a promise of adventure, any time of year.
Located in a peaceful, friendly area
47 m2 apartment
1 bathroom walk in shower and sauna
Open plan lounge kitchen and dining space
Huge potential as a holiday rental home on one the fastest growing regions for tourism
Walking distance to ski resort
Already been successfully used as a holiday home during ski season
Perfect location from which to experience the breath-taking Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)
Just half an hour away from Kittila international airport