Äkäslompolo [ˈækæslɔmpɔlo] is a village in the municipality of Kolari in the Finnish part of Lapland. It is situated next to a lake of the same name, north west of the town of Kolari. Äkäslompolo had 394 inhabitants on December 31, 2005. Äkäslompolo is, along with Ylläsjärvi, the primary town for the ski resort Yllästunturi, also known as Ylläs for short. The Ylläs ski area has a total of 330 km of cross-country ski tracks, and 61 Alpine ski slopes with 29 ski lifts. In summer Äkäslompolo is popular among hikers, anglers, canoeists, and other outdoor enthusiasts. There are several hotels and many holiday homes in the area.Wikipedia
This is a comprehensive travel guide for Äkäslompolo in Finland. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Äkäslompolo like a local. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Rovaniemi, Finland. Attractions in Rovaniemi include Santa Claus Village, Arktikum, Husky Safaris. Also, to reach Äkäslompolo, you'll have to take a flight to Rovaniemi; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Äkäslompolo are of 1 to 2 days duration.
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