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 and other details about the connection will updated as soon as the information is available.

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

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.

Package Tours from Helsinki by train

You can book a package tour to the NUTS Ylläs Pallas event via Vetikko Travel travel agency.

Vetikko Travel offers packages with or without an accommodation in Lapland. There is a train + bus connection from the capital city Helsinki to Äkäslompolo.

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 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.

Tourist information

Visit Ylläs

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

The True Lapland

The site offers information about the surroundings of the Northern part 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.