Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas

Check regional Covid-instructions before your hiking trip or a visit to a nature center.

Liminganlahti Nature Centre is closed 1.1.-4.2.2022. The Finnish Nature Centre Haltia is closed 10.1.–1.2.2022. Koli Nature Centre Ukko is closed 1.1.–26.1.2022. Kuusamo Customer Service Karhuntassu is closed 13.1.–31.1.2022.

In other nature centers in Finland, we require the use of a facial mask and keeping the 2 meter distance to other visitors. In addition, there may be requirements to show the Covid pass, and/or the number of visitors can be limited. More information Nature centers. The length of the restrictions depends on the region. More regional information can be found at the Finnish institute for health and welfare website.
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Welcome to Yllästunturi Visitor Centre

A visit to the Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas is a holiday must for every visitor to Ylläs. Our customer service will guide you to the attractions of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park and its finest hiking trails. The free ‘Meän elämää’ exhibition at the Visitor Centre introduces visitors to local nature and culture. You can also visit the changing art exhibitions and the Logging Museum. We organise  Nature Talks and numerous other events during the year. You can visit our shop to purchase maps and local products and to enjoy fell scenery over a cup of coffee. The Visitor Centre is accessible and suitable for families with children.

Opening Hours in 2022

1.1.–13.2. Mon–Sun 9am–4pm    
14.2.–1.5. Mon–Sun 9am–5pm     
2.5.–29.5. Mon–Fri 9am–4pm      
30.5.–30.10. Mon–Sun 9am–5pm    
31.10.–27.11. Mon–Fri 9am–4pm    
28.11.–31.12. Mon–Sun 9am–5pm

Closed 26.5., 24.–25.12. 

Due to Covid-19 situation, the maximum number of customers allowed inside is 20 persons.

Free entry.

Contact Information

Address: Tunturintie 54, 95970 Äkäslompolo (Kolari), Finland
Telephone: +358 206 39 7039
E-mail: kellokas(at)metsa.fi

Gateway to the Fells and Trails

Location: In the municipality of Kolari in Western Lapland, by a scenic road in the wilderness between the villages of Ylläsjärvi and Äkäslompolo. Read more.

Arrival: By car and public transportation. Read more.

Visit: There is no entrance fee to the visitor centre. Guided group tours cost 50 €/group/hour and they must be booked in advance. Read more.

Things to Do and See: Meän elämää (Our Life) exhibition, events, short films, and video presentations on nature and culture, Kellokas Gallery and Our Gallery, Kino Kellokas movie theatre, a Logging Museum, outsider art yard, nature trails, and guided tours. Read more.

Suitability: Excellent for families with children. Part of the services are suitable for people with disabilities with the help of an assistant and also suitable for prams. Pet friendly Visitor Centre and Restaurant.

Services: Nature shop, fishing and hunting permits, Restaurant Halla (arcticexpereince.fi), conference services, nature education, tourist information services in the Ylläs and Kolari areas, Ylläksen Matkailuyhdistys ry, free WiFi, recycling point. Read more.

The Visitor Centre is managed by Metsähallitus.

This is the web page nationalparks.fi/yllastunturivisitorcentre

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