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!
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.
Nearest skiing, biking and hiking tracks are starting just next to Seita hotel. From reception you may buy a map, which helps you plan your day easily! 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.
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 local shops or an online map where you can also follow the maintenance on real time.
Go your own way or go to the Kuertunturi!
Winter biking is a new and popular hobby at Ylläs. If you don't have your own bike, you can rent it from rental shops around Ylläs. 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!
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!
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.
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 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.
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!