Short Break


The familiar warmth of the traditional log wood, the light and joy eminating from within. At the heart of Äkäslompolo village sits Ylläshumina, a delightful family run hotel sourced entirely from local materials, and featuring several beautifully unique accommodations from which to make your choice.

The Arctic Break is designed for adults offering longer safaris in groups of 6 to 8 persons. Search for the Northern Lights, ride into the National Forest with snowmobiles, mush your own team of huskies over 20km and try one of Finland’s favourite pastimes – cross country skiing. In December we offer this break with our direct flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. You can also step into the wild between January and April.

(image of Ylläshumina Hotel Standard Rooms)

The silent fox gallops across the Arctic fells, its tail whipping up the powder snow as it goes… according to Sami legend, it is this very fox that is responsible for the renowned iridescent green and purple hues, its tail causing sparks to fly and light the night sky in the most breathtaking way imaginable.

Staking its claim amongst the world’s greatest natural phenomena, the Aurora Borealis is one of the most awe-inspiring and mysterious sights to behold. The result of solar winds sending charged particles towards Earth’s atmosphere, the appearance of the Northern Lights cannot be predicted by even the most modern technology, lending them almost mythical status for those hoping to catch a glimpse. For guests seeking out this great spectacle, the lights appear on average 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland, and the further North you travel, the more chance you have of being witness. So why not take a trip to this magical part of the world, and who knows, the fox may just be dancing across the snow that night…


For December 2017 we have 2 and 3 night itineraries.

Between January and April 2018 we have a 4 night itinerary.

Amenities & Facilities

  • 32 standard rooms across 16 cabins, 12 superior rooms and 6 apartments (semi-detached cabins)
  • Restaurant, ski shop, safari shop and pub
  • Free WiFi in all rooms, apartments and main building
  • Ylläshumina has a sauna and hot tub free for use of hotel guests
  • Cross-country ski and snowshoe rental from the hotel
  • Additional snowmobile, husky and reindeer safaris can be booked through hotel safari shop
  • Horseriding can be booked at Konijänkä 750m from the hotel
  • Supermarket and pharmacy is 1.8km from the hotel
  • Downhill ski slopes are 6km from the hotel
  • Lainio Snow Village is 33km from the hotel

In December the Arctic Break includes flights:

  • Flights are available from London Gatwick only
  • Magic of Lapland flights are all fully chartered with British Airways
  • Provisional flight times between UK and Lapland:
    Departure Date:
    depart London Gatwick 0700 arrive Kittilä, Lapland 1235
    Return Date:
    depart Kittilä, Lapland 2010 arrive London Gatwick 2145
  • flight time is approximately 3.5 hours
  • Upgrade to British Airways Club Europe £350pp (return) subject to availability

Between January and April the short break does not include flights. We recommend booking flights with Finnair or British Airways

Departures & Prices

December 2017 Standard Room
2/3 Share
Superior Room
2 Share
Depart Return Nights Airport Adult Adult
Fri 1 Dec Sun 3 Dec 2 Gatwick £1445 £1645
Sun 3 Dec Wed 6 Dec 2 Gatwick £1595 £1745
Wed 6 Dec Sat 9 Dec 3 Gatwick £1595 £1745
Sat 9 Dec Tue 12 Dec 3 Gatwick £1645 £2045
Tue 12 Dec Fri 15 Dec 3 Gatwick £1645 £2045
Fri 15 Dec Sun 17 Dec 2 Gatwick £1595 £1745
Sun 17 Dec Wed 20 Dec 3 Gatwick £1745 £2145
Wed 20 Dec Sat 23 Dec 3 Gatwick £1745 £2145
Sat 23 Dec Wed 27 Dec 4 Gatwick SOLD OUT


Standard Room
2/3 Share
Superior Room
2 Share
January – April 2018 Nights Adult Adult
Low Season:
6th – 27th January & 2nd – 21 April 2018
4  £1241 £1561
High Season
27th January – 2nd April 2018
4 £1320 £1636
  • prices are per person
  • in December the itinerary and prices include direct flights with British Airways
  • between January and April the itinerary and prices do not include flights
  • we do not recommend these breaks for persons under the age of 16. We can certainly arrange for a bespoke itinerary based on your wishes and requirements.

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