Event locations

Äkäslompolo, Ylläs (The Event Centre, 37 km start and finish, 160 km and 105 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, 105 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 / 55 km start)

The start line of 160 km’s and 55 km’s races is located in Hetta (village) at 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 (55 km finish / 105 km start)

The finish area of the 55 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 Sat at 01.00 am until 07.00 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.

The start line of 105 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.

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 55 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 105 km race at Pallas.

Shuttle buses

From Pallas – The Finish of The 55 km Race

There is a free shuttle bus connection (no reservation needed) Pallas ➞ Äkäslompolo’s event centre on Sat between 01.00 am – 07.00 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

From Äkäslompolo’s Event Centre

On Saturday there will be a regular shuttle bus connection:

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

Drive time / Direction approx. 30 min.

Timetables are here.

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.

Travelling to Lapland

Public Transportation

Rovaniemi (RVN)

Finnair flies multiple flights daily from Helsinki to Rovaniemi and Norwegian once per day. Tickets to Rovaniemi are reasonable priced compared for example to flights to Kittilä.

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.

Rental Car Offer

Europcar have offices at both Kemi and Rovaniemi. If you are planning to rent a car, there will be a special offer for the participants of NUTS Ylläs Pallas 2019. See the offers here.

GPS addresses to event hotels depending of your choice.

Kittilä (KTT)

There are also flights available from Helsinki to Kittilä by Finnair.

Kiruna (Sweden)

We encourage runners also to check flights to Kiruna, Sweden from where taking a rental car to event. Prices and connections seem to be pretty easy and cheap compared to some domestic flights in Finland. When booking a rental car, kindly note that you should inform provider you’re driving to Finland. Unfortunately offer from Europcar below is only available when renting from Finland.

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 2019. See the offers here.

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 55 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.