Greetings from the competition director

Welcome to the fells at Ylläs!


Last time Ylläksen Rasti was the organizer of the Finnish Mountain Orientation was almost ten years ago. Since then the competition organization has undergone a natural renewal, so now we are facing something new in many ways. These times for the realization of the event are also new to all of us. We carry out the event in a Covid-19-safe manner in accordance with current instructions and recommendations. The course stter is Ulf Meriheinä, an orienteering guru with long experience. Orienteering is one of his passions, and it is visible in the terrain at every control. The courses have been laid out on the most accurate mountain orienteering map ever, made with fresh LIDAR data. They take you to the magnificent landscapes at the mountain peaks Pyhä, Kukastunturi and Äkäskero, up to the open fell. Conquering the mountains through challenging and beautiful control points creates a wonderful experience that you cannot miss. The competition centre at Peurakaltio gives a glimpse of the former Lumberjack era, which we can enjoy with all our senses. The stable café at Peurakaltio and the lumberjack’s cottage offer accommodation and café services for orienteers. In Äkäslompolo you will find more of our partners who have prepared packages with good offers for accommodation and meals. Lapland Hotels can arrange both accommodation and meals, and you can go to the Rouhe restaurant for a good meal. Harjun Mökit offers high quality accommodation in a good location. In addition to the services in the caravan area, Ylläs Ykkös Caravan also offers high-quality cottage accommodation. You should also check the offers from Sport Corner Ylläs during the competition week. The real attraction in our village is Jounin Kauppa. The business owner Sampo and his wife Minttu welcome the entire orienteering people to Jounin Kauppa. There you will then find everything else you need for a successful orienteering holiday. Welcome to have fun, enjoy and challenge yourself in the fantastic landscape in good company!


Leena Vanhatalo

Competition Director