Event locations

Äkäslompolo, Ylläs (The Event Centre, 37 km start and finish, 160 km and 100 km finish)

The event center is located in the village Äkäslompolo, in front of the grocery market “Jounin Kauppa”. The municipality is called Kolari. Äkäslompolo is close to the fell Yllästunturi aka “Ylläs”.

The race office, the bib pickup, the market area, the start of 37 km and the finish of 160 km, 100 km and 37 km.

Address: Sannanrannantie 3, 95970 Kolari, Suomi

On Saturday there will be a shuttle bus connection between Lapland Hotels Saaga (at Ylläsjärvi) and Äkäslompolo’s event center. Timetables are here.

Hetta (160 km / 66 km start)

The start line of 160 km’s and 66 km’s races is located in Hetta (village) at “Enontekiön Koulukeskus”. There is a charter bus connection from Äkäslompolo’s event center to Hetta’s start area. You can buy a bus ticket at the same time you register into a race. The municipality is called Enontekiö.

Address: Puistomäentie 3, 99400 Enontekiö

Pallas (66 km finish / 100 km start)

The finish area of the 66 km’s race is in Pallas. Food and showers. There is a free charter bus connection (no reservation needed) from Pallas to the Äkäslompolo’s event center every hours starting on Fri at 19.30 am until Sat 02.00 am. Connection to Lapland Hotels Saaga (Ylläsjärvi).

The start line of 100 km’s race is located in Pallas. There is a charter bus connection from Äkäslompolo’s event center to Pallas. You can buy a bus ticket at the same time you register into a race.

On Saturday there is no public transport to Yllläsjärvi, Lapland Hotels Saaga, other than taxi. Ylläs Taxi tel. +358 20 071 800 (24 h). You can also book taxi by using Valopilkku smartphone app. App locates you and notifies when taxi arrives.

Address: Pallastunturintie 557, 99330 Pallastunturi (Muonio)

Summary – Transports during the Event

Transports to and from the different event locations during the event by the event organization

Charter buses to the starts in Hetta and in Pallas

You can buy a charter bus ticket to Hetta or Pallas at the same time you register into a race or afterwards via your personal self-service link.

Charter buses to Hetta

Lapland Hotels Saaga (Ylläsjärvi) ➞ Lapland Hotels Äkäshotelli ➞ Äkäslompolo’s Event Centre ➞ Hetta

Drive time approx. 2 h

There are the start lines of the 160 km race and the 66 km race at Hetta.

Charter buses to Pallas

Lapland Hotels Saaga (Ylläsjärvi) ➞ Lapland Hotels Äkäshotelli ➞ Äkäslompolo’s Event Centre ➞ Pallas Nature Centre

Drive time approx. 1 h 15 min.

There is the start line of the 100 km race at Pallas.

Shuttle buses

From Pallas – The Finish of The 66 km Race

There is a free shuttle bus connection (no reservation needed) Pallas ➞ Äkäslompolo’s event centre on Fri between 19.30 – Sat 02.15 am.

On demand the bus will go on to Lapland Hotels Saaga (Ylläsjärvi). Please, inform the bus driver, if you need a transport to Hotel Saaga.

Max. waiting time approx. 1 h. At the most rushed hours, the buses are leaving consecutively as soon as all the seating is ready.

Drive time approx. 1 h

Notice

The event organization won’t arrange transports: Pallas ➞ Hetta, Hetta ➞ Pallas or Hetta ➞ Äkäslompolo.

You can arrive to the event centre by your own vehicle and leave it to the parking area if there is space.

Further info with timetables: Transports During The Event

 

Travelling to Lapland


Public Transportation

Rovaniemi (RVN)

Finnair flies multiple flights daily from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. Tickets are reasonable priced compared for example to flights to Kittilä. Note out possible COVID-19 limitations.

Arriving to Rovaniemi already on Thursday? Surely by far the best option for you to continue your journey to fells and to event center is to book a transport from Pohjolan Matka. This is a special event bus available for runners –  same set minds to discuss with, no grumpy people onboard!! Scroll down the Pohjolan Matka’s schedule to see the journey description in English.

GPS addresses to event hotels depending of your choice.

Kittilä (KTT)

There are also flights available from Helsinki to Kittilä by Finnair. COVID-19 restrictions & limitations might affect to this as well.

The public bus transportation in Finland

You can search bus connections at the site of Matkahuolto, the public bus service in Finland. Äkäslompolo (village) is located in the municipality called Kolari.

Event bus from Rovaniemi to Äkäslompolo (Ylläs)

Travel service company Pohjolan Matka drives on Thursday from Rovaniemi all the way to the event center in Äkäslompolo and back on Sunday after the event. See the travel timetable and description and book the ticket here. Scroll down the page to see details in English at Pohjolan Matka’s site.

Europcar rental offer

Our partner Europcar has special offers for NUTS Trailrunning weekends in 2021. See the offers europcar.fi.

Accommodation


Lapland Hotels accommodation offer

We recommend you to stay at Lapland Hotels Äkäshotelli (in Äkäslompolo), because the charter bus to the start-line destinations (Hetta and Pallas) will stop in front of this hotel.

Siirry varaamaan

Other accommodation options and additional services at the region

The NUTS Ylläs Pallas event centre is located in the village called Äkäslompolo. Äkäslompolo stands next to the fell Yllästunturi aka Ylläs. That is why people usually talk about the region of Ylläs.

Visit Ylläs offers lots of information about the destination and its services like accommodation possibilities, restaurants and additional activities.

Travellers with a tent and Budget travellers

More information about Pallas–Yllästunturi National Park here. In Finland we have have the everyman’s rights which makes it easy to sleep outside for free. Read more.

For those who travels with a strict budget, there is e.g. 7 Fells Hostel in Äkäslompolo.

Tourist information & National Park's Service Centre

Visit Ylläs

Visit Ylläs offers lots of information about the destination and its services like accommodation possibilities, restaurants and additional activities.

Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas (close to Äkäslompolo) is the service centre of the Pallas–Yllästunturi National Park.

NUTS Charter Buses


Before the race: from Ylläs and Äkäslompolo to Hetta and Pallas

There are charter bus connections from Äkäslompolo’s event center to Hetta and Pallas. You can buy a bus ticket at the same time you register into a race or afterwards via the personal registration link, which is attached to your registration confirmation email.

If you have chosen the 66 km race, you will get back from the finish line in Pallas to the event center in Äkäslompolo with a free shuttle bus.

NOTE: The event organization doesn’t arrange transportations between Pallas–Hetta, Hetta–Pallas or Hetta–Äkäslompolo.

Further info with timetables: Transports During The Event