Lainiotie 566, Kittilä
SnowVillage is open for day visitors daily from 10am-10pm. Last entrance is 9pm.
+358 (0)16 658 626
+358 (0)40 5890 858
Sales Mon-Fri 09-17 ( UTC/GMT +2 hours )
tel. +358 (0)40 416 7227
Ylläs-Safarit Oy Kotamäentie 2 95980 Ylläsjärvi
WGS 84: N 67 32’32.0″ E 024 29’40.0″ Finnish Grid: KKJ 3393340 27 7497122
How to find us?
Snow Village is 25 minutes by car from Kittilä airport, 40 minutes from Levi and 15 minutes from Ylläs.
From Kittilä airport:
We arrange taxi transfers on request, but you can also rent a car from the airport. Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Scandia Rent and Sixt are all represented at the airport. Please note that there is no public transport running to SnowVillage. Driving instructions when coming from Kittilä and Levi: When coming from Levi, drive first to Kittilä. From Kittilä, take the road named “Aakenuksentie” towards Ylläs signposted Ylläsjärvi and Äkäslompolo. After app. 22km turn left to “Lainiotie.” The crossroad is signed, among others with a blue sign of a fork, knife, hotel bed and the text “Lainio”. Continue without turning off for approx. 5km where you will arrive to Snow Village. The parking area is on the left hand side and from the main entrance you will find the reception where you can buy entrance tickets and check into the SnowHotel.
From Äkäslompolo / Ylläsjärvi:
From Äkäslompolo it is possible to take a ski bus to Ylläsjärvi and then a taxi to SnowVillage. Alternatively you can take a taxi straight from Äkäslompolo. When driving from Äkäslompolo, take the scenic road to Ylläsjärvi and then head to Kittilä. At the main road turn left towards Kittilä and after approx. 10km turn right into “Lainiotie.” The crossroad is signed, among others with a blue sign of a fork, knife, hotel bed and the text “Lainio”. Continue without turning off for approx. 5km where you will arrive to Snow Village. The parking area is on the left hand side and from the main entrance you will find the reception where you can buy entrance tickets and check into the SnowHotel.
Nearest railway station is in Kolari (app. 50min) and information on trains you can find from www.vr.fi. You can either take connecting bus to Ylläsjärvi and then a taxi to SnowVillage or you can take taxi directly from the railway station.
If you are heading to SnowVillage from Rovaniemi, you can either rent a car (driving time app. 2 hours, 170km) or take a bus to Kittilä. Information on coaches you can find from www.matkahuolto.fi. From Kittilä you can take a taxi to SnowVillage. When coming by car, please drive first road no. 79 to Kittilä, pass the centre of Kittilä and then follow the driving instructions from Kittilä above.
When to check-in and check-out?
Snow Village is open to the public from 10:00 to 22:00. During these hours visitors have access to the rooms with an entrance fee. Therefore we advise overnight guests to arrive around 18:00 (unless you have booked activities) which leaves enough time for your guided tour and dinner before going to sleep. Breakfast is served from 08:30 to 10:00.
What to bring with you?
For the overnight stay in the snow hotel you will only need long sleeve underwear and your personal items. Sleeping bags, pillows and towels are provided by Snow Village. Please check sleepover instructions from the section ‘SnowHotel’ for further information.
Do we have WiFi?
Yes we do have free WiFi at the reception.
Do we have to book excursions in advance?
Our excursions are very popular therefore it is must to book them in advance.
How to make a booking?
We take bookings via e-mail. This way you will get a confirmation as well. When you make the booking, please provide us the following information:
- Full name and address
- Number of persons staying overnight
- Requested room type
- Requested date
- Estimated time of arrival
- Mobile phone number from which you can be reached during your stay in Finland if necessary
- Pick up place (when booking car package or transfers for example)
We have a late flight – what shall we do?
Snow Village is open until 22.00 and we hope that even the last guests would arrive around 20.00. However, if you are not able to arrive by 22.00, please contact us in advance to discuss the time for your check-in. Should your flight be delayed, please inform us on +358 40 589 0858.
Is a table reservation required in the restaurants?
On busy nights it might well be that you will have to wait for a vacant table. On the other hand, when you have made a table reservation in advance you know for sure there is space for you in the restaurant and you will not have to wait. Please check for more information about the restaurants at “Restaurant”.