We arrived quite late to the cabin and a welcome pack would have been helpful as no shops were open at that time so I would suggest taking some supplies with you for the first night and morning.
We had problems lighting the fire on the first couple of attempts so take some firelighters. Once we got it going it was so cosy although a little smoky!
The cabins are really well equipped. They have everything and more that you will need. We loved the sauna and the drier was really handy for soggy ski suits.
Our cabin was in the forest. It was one of three together, but the other two were empty so it was so peaceful. We had daily visits from a very friendly squirrel and a huge white rabbit and we had nightly visits from reindeer.
We stayed in most evenings and cooked because we were so tired after a day of skiing. The supermarket was a good 20 minute walk and was well stocked but not necessarily with food that we wanted to eat!!!
We stayed half board for a week in a Yllas log cabin useing the Akas Hotel facilities.
The Log Cabin we had was fantastic. It was claen and had everything we needed to get by. We had to make up our own beds but all the linen was there for us.
Our Cabin was one of 3 joined together, but we had no neighbours all week as the other two were privately owned. We were the furthest cabin away from the hotel which ment a long walk in the morning and the evening for our meals.
Our daughter opted for the easier option of being towed on a sledge there and back.
We never once felt cold. We packed PJ's but it was so warm that we ended up sleeping in T shirts.
The food at the hotel was simple buffet style. But with me being a Veggie and my daughter having a nut alergy it was hard going.
We ended up going to the local supermarket and stocking up on bread rolls, pringles and fruit for the week. The supermarket also sold Heinz baked beans and Co-co pops. But the rest is guess work. By the way if you buy milk make sure it has a picture of a cow on it.
My partner picked up a carton with buttercups on it. It was like curdled milk. YUK!! Take a sledge to tow your shopping back too.
If you Love your English cup of tea then do yourself a favour and take enough tea bags to keep you going for the week like i did. Also try and get yourself a couple of sachets of milk from the Trolly Dollys on the plane as there is nothing like that in the cabins for you to use.
If your lucky someone may of left some sugar behind and some tomatoe ketchup. If you love your Chocolate there is no Cadburys around to buy. But i did see Twixs and Mars bars.
We did the Husky safari which was great fun. The dogs love it and the guys that work there make it really interesting for everyone.
We also did the Snowmobile safari. That was just the best trip ever. It was like driving through Narnia. Again the guys who run the trip were a good laugh and very helpful and patient.
Our daughter was too small to go on the back of a snowmobile with one of us. So she went in a slay, tucked up warm on the back of one of the guides snowmobiles. She loved it as much as we did.
On our last day we did the Ice Hotel trip to Sweden, it was a 3 hour trip on the coach there and 3 hours back. But well worth it.
We had a meal in a lovely restaurant but unfortunately most of the food was fish. Which is great if you love fish. But the selection of deserts made up for that as far as I was concerned.
We did all our trips so we had one day on and one day off. On our days off we just made the most of having fun in the snow and wandering down the high street. One day we was wandering down the road following a couple of wild Raindeers.
Arrrrr!! We ate at Juallas for lunch on one ocasion. I had a loverly pizza and other people we meet had also enjoyed a meal there.
We will definately go back again. But next time we will go Self Catering. We will also book ourselves in for Skiing....I can imagine Yllas is also a lovely place to visit in the summer.
Overal 10/10. A truely magical winter wonderland. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Happy Holidays!!!
Travel operator: Inghams
The cabins are loveley, set in woodlands and very warm with everything you could need. The Akas hotel food was served buffet style, usually cold or room temperature if you were lucky. We only ate their once due to the location problem. However if they had delivered the food for free I wouldnt eat it it was disgusting.
Travel operator: inhams
The cabin we had was a 2 room with mezzanine. Our first thought was how pretty it looked. We were in a block of 3 (ours in the middle) but could only faintly here our neighbors moving around.
The cabin was warm (very warm) in fact we turned the heating down and often had the door open!!
When you entered the cabin you came into a little porch where there was a huge drying cabinet (great for getting your gloves, hats etc warmed). Then as you entered the cabin there was a twin bedroom to the left and a bathroom to the right. In the bathroom there was a big shower, loo, washbasin. A sauna was off the bathroom. You also had the washing machine inside your bathroom.
Straight ahead as you came in was an open plan lounge, dining, kitchen area. 2 comfy leather sofas and a high back chair in the lounge area. Open fire and TV with video player (take your own videos). Pine table with benches in the dining area. Kitchen was very well equipped with cooker, hob, microwave, full fridge, kettle, dishwasher etc.
Then there is a steep wooden stairway leading upstairs to a mezzanine where the were 2 single beds (actually they were bigger than singles) and a TV upstairs too.
The cabin was very clean. Towels and linen were provided.... you make up your own beds on arrival, but all the linen is there for you.
There is no welcome pack so maybe take your own tea, coffee, biscuits etc just in case the supermarket is closed when you get there. If you are self catering you have everything you need within the cabin.
The location for us was a 15 min walk to Akas Hotel. We were lucky to have a bus stop a few Min's from our cabin where the ski bus would collect/drop you off which was better than always going to Akas hotel.
I would highly recommend these cabins and would return tomorrow!! I do stress though, that the location is pot luck as to where you get.
Travel operator: Inghams
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