Event locations

Äkäslompolo, Ylläs (37 km start and finish, 160 km and 105 km finish, the event centre)

The event center is located in Äkäslompolo in front of the grocery market “Jounin Kauppa”. The Bib pickup, the market area, the start of 37 km and the finish of 160 km, 105 km and 37 km.

Hetta (160 km / 55 km start)

The start line of 160 km’s and 55 km’s races is located in Hetta (village). There is a charter bus connection from Äkäslompolo’s event center to Hetta. You can buy a bus ticket at the same time you register into a race.

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.

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.

Travelling to Lapland

Public Transportation

Proper heading for this whole topic should have been “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations” instead…

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!! More details from this possibility a bit below…

*NOTE: The description of Pohjolan Matka’s bus connection is from the year 2018. We will update the timetable and the booking link of 2019 as soon as we get them. The idea will be the same in 2019.

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. We will update the datails soon.

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.

Event bus from Rovaniemi to Ylläs, Pallas and Hetta

Travel service company Pohjolan Matka drives on Thursday from Rovaniemi all the way to Hetta (stops at Ylläsjärvi, Äkäslompolo and Pallas) and back on Sunday after the event.

The description of Pohjolan Matka’s bus connection is from the year 2018. We will update the timetable and the booking link of 2019 as soon as we get them. The idea will be the same in 2019.

Europcar rental offer

Europcar offers long weekend packages for the NUTS event weekends.

More information about the offers in 2019 available soon.

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Accommodation

Lapland Hotels accommodation offer

We recommend you to stay at Lapland Hotels Äkäshotelli (in Äkäslompolo) or Lapland Hotels Saaga (in Ylläsjärvi), because the charter buses to the start-line destinations (Hetta and Pallas) will stop in front of these hotels.

Siirry varaamaan
Travellers with camper van or trailer and budget travellers

Caravan area at Sport Resort Ylläs will be open during the summer season 2019, price per night 46€. Reception serves at Head Sport Shop next to gondola station. More information here.

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

Enontekiö tourist information

Fell Lapland Nature Centre, Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö
Email: matkailu.info@enontekio.fi
Phone. +358 400 556 215
www.tosilappi.fi

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.