Äkäslompolo seen from the Ylläs fell.

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.[1]

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.[2] In summer Äkäslompolo is popular among hikers, anglers, canoeists, and other outdoor enthusiasts. There are several hotels and many holiday homes in the area.


  1. Population count December 31, 2005, Municipality website: Väestökehitys osa-alueittain(finn.)
  2. Ylläs ski resort data, Ylläs tourist information website
Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Äkäslompolo.

Coordinates: 67°36′16″N 24°09′20″E / 67.604311°N 24.155451°E / 67.604311; 24.155451

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