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
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
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.
Address: Pallastunturintie 557, 99330 Pallastunturi (Muonio)
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.
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
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
Travel service company Pohjolan Matka drives a coach 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.
For train connections check vr.fi website. Train connections to Rovaniemi several times a day and to Kolari a night train on Thursday or earlier.
Several daily flights from Helsinki to Rovaniemi by Finnair with reasonable pricing if you book early.
In July 2023 there are no regular bus connections to Ylläs but the mentioned special connection by Pohjolan Matka drives on Thursday the 6th of July.
In 2023 night train from Helsinki arrives to Kolari in July on Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat with connections with bus to Äkäslompolo, Ylläs. Return train from Kolari to Helsinki on Thu, Fri, Sat and Sun. The bus connection from/to train to Ylläs/Äkäslompolo is operated by J. M. Eskelisen Lapin Linjat Oy and Heiskasen Liikenne Oy. Train to bus timetables and tickets from https://liput.matkahuolto.fi
Finnair flies to Kittilä during the event week. To get to the event center in Äkäslompolo from the Kittilä airport you need to book a connection at least 18 hours beforehand. The forwarding connection is operated by Liikenne Rundgren Oy. Call trafic order form is online https://www.rundgrenky.fi/airport-bus-kittila-airport-yllas-kittila-airport/call-traffic/
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.