We & Ylläs

appreciate the nature

Holiday Resort Seita is located nearby Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, where the air is clean and fresh. For us, clean air and water are very important and we want that our customers can also enjoy it now and in the future!

  • We recycle glass, metal, paper and bio waste
  • Did you know that we have compost bins in our yard?
  • We are also aiming to get rid of disposable dishes
  • We try to minimize laundry and save fresh and clean water: we change the towels once in a week free of charge
  • You can arrive to Seita also without a car and you can rent a kick sled from us
  • We sell outdoor maps and all the money is used to improve the tracks all year around.
  • We support and cooperate with local companies such as ski rentals

Ylläs today

Holiday Resort Seita is located just next to the Pallas-Ylläs National Park which is known for its' clean and fresh air. There are many wilderness cafes along the hiking/skiing trails and they are open around the year.


Tracks start from the Seita's yard!

Cross country skiing tracks

Nearest skiing, biking and hiking tracks are starting just next to Seita hotel. From reception you can buy a map, which helps you plan your day easily! Electronic ski map goes along you wherever you desire to go. Price of the map is 10 € and all the money made from maps are used to improve the tracks all year around. In the winter activities map, Seita is marked as a number 2. Below are our favorite ski trails! Ylläs' network of ski trails is the most comprehensive in Finland, and it includes 300 kilometers of trails.

Winter Trails

If you are heading to the winter biking trails on your own, don’t forget the trail maps. You can either by traditional paper map form the reception or an online map where you can also follow the maintenance on real time.


Go your own way or go to the Kuertunturi! There is a marked route to the top of Kuerfell and on the top you can see really nice views.


Winter biking is a new and popular way to see the Ylläs area. If you don't have your own bike, you can rent it from rental shops around Ylläs. Ask more from reception! Electric fatbike is a great choice if you think you're not in the greatest of shapes. Ask us about fatbike rentals, we're happy to help!

Summer routes for cycling and walking

When snow melts, all the summer trails are visible and most of the skiing tracks are great for biking or hiking. We also sell summer maps and it is good to have it with you even if you're familiar with the winter trails because during summer there are a lot of wet swamps where you do not want to end up in. We sell the summer maps at the reception.

Would you like to swim? At the lake of Äkäslompolo, approx 1 km away from Seita is located a place for swimming. It is easily accessible with small children, stroller, wheelchairs and bikes.

Ylläs offers a wide range of hiking trails from day destinations to multi-day hiking trails. Themed nature trails are especially popular among families with children, but they also teach adults new things about nature! During the summer, both walkers and cyclists use the trails, so please consider pedestrians. The cyclists are faster than walkers, so they should yield and also we recommend using a bell. Let's enjoy nature and trails together!

History of hotel Seita

Our History in Äkäslompolo

The birth of the Seita Holiday Resort dates back to 1947, when Anja and Eevert Kurkkio moved to Äkäslompolo. The over forty kilometre long journey from Muusa in Kittilä wended its' way over swamps, fells and rivers to reach the village of Äkäslompolo, with a little 18 month old Markku travelling on his father's backpack. Everyone arrived safely and settled down to build a house. The family house was built in the autumn of 1950. People from Helsinki had already found their way to the wide landscapes of Äkäslompolo and Ylläs, and a group of skiers training for the Oslo Olympics chose Äkäslompolo as their winter training camp. And it happened that these guests were the first to spend the night at the family home that Anja and Eevert had just finished, trying it out even before the owners themselves. The skiing training was quite advanced for its time - as was our business. The inn rooms built by the first generation still remind us of the early days. The Seita Hotel, the Seita Cabins, the smoke sauna and the Seita hut have all grown around them.

Seita today

The Seita Holiday Resort of today meets all the modern requirements. And, while the infrastructure is modern, our service has the traditional essence of personal warmth. The years have brought changes in our name: from Kurkkio Camping Inn to Resort Kurkkio, to Ylläs Vacation. The steadily increasing pace of today's world turned our gaze toward calming traditions and led us to our current name: The Seita Holiday Resort. Seitas are large or distinctly shaped cliffs and stones that the early Sami worshipped as the dwelling places of gods or spiritual beings. Sometimes Seitas are also wood, stumps or wooden poles hacked into the earth, where the upper part has often been carved to resemble a human head. For us, Seitas are symbols of the local Lapland identity that is known for people you can trust, who have a great respect for tradition and nature. And let's not forget that Seitas do have a certain mystical aura to them.

The Seita spirit

The Seita spirit shines forth and is present in the cosy and close atmosphere of our company. We promise you a relaxed peacefulness, a familiar safe holiday. Your hosts are always available to help and to ensure that your holiday is a success. Our service reaches out to you as an individual. Our staff is local and have been with us for a long time now.

The delight of returning customers

Many of our customers have also become our friends. They come back to Seita year after year, many of them several times a year. It is familiar and safe, but there is always something new to discover. We are happy to meet our old friends here and we wish all the new Seita-friends warmly welcome!

Holiday Resort Seita

Tiurajärventie 36 A
95970 Äkäslompolo
N 67′ 35′ E24′ 08′

How to reach us

From Helsinki there are night trains coming all year around to Kolari train station, from where is a bus connection to Äkäslompolo and to Holiday Resort Seita. Read more about the bus connection and buy train tickets.

Nearest airport is in Kittilä and from there is a bus connection to Äkäslompolo and Holiday Resort Seita. You can also book a private transfer.

Follow us

Ask about availability or make a reservation. We will contact you to confirm your booking to your given email address or phone number.

You can also send us email info@seitahotelli.fi or call to +358 16 569 211. We will respond you within two weekday!