Sunset and sunrise and the SERA definition of night
Finnish time today, 24.11.2017
– Night ends: 08:46
– Sunrise: 10:15
– Sunset: 14:12
– Night begins: 15:39
Times tomorrow
– Night ends tomorrow: 08:49
– Sunsrise tomorrow: 10:19
– Sunset tomorrow: 14:08
– Night begins tomorrow: 15:37
1. General information:
An airfield in very good condition, situated on a heath. The field is operated by Aavahukan Ilmailukerho Aavahukka Flying club which is active in motor flying. Good accommodation facilities near the aircraft parking area, comprising two beds, a large living room with fireplace, a refrigerator, cooking equipment, and a flight preparation space. There is also an outdoor fireplace and a sauna. A well in the field provides water. The sofas in the living room can also be used as beds. Distance to Äkäslompolo, the nearest village, is approximately 10 km.

2. The Airport:
The asphalt-surfaced runway, surrounded by a lichen-covered heath, is in good condition. There are no obstacles near the edges of the runway. The parking area is also in good condition. At both ends of the asphalt-surfaced runway (864m) there is a 25 metres long extension of macadam.

3. Basic data:
Coordinates: 673613N 0235818E   (Map service)

Runway: 14/32 – 864 x 20 m – Aphalt/gravel (asphalt width 11 m)
LDA: 14: 864 m, 32: 864 m
Radio Frequence: 123,500
Airport elevation: 225 m (738 ft)
Fuel availability: NIL
Announcements: NOTAM

4. Sight seeing and services
Seen from the air the landscape around Ylläs is magnificent: fells, waterways, barren, rough plains. The Ylläs Travel Centre, and Äkäslompolo and Ylläsjärvi villages are close by. The nearest restaurants and accommodations can be found in Äkäslompolo, some 10 km away. More information concerning the area can be found in the links below.

5. Contact information:
Enquiries concerning cabins for rent:
Timo Nyman +358 40 725 3592, Pekka Hakola +358 400 696 061,
Airport chief: Johanna Koivumaa
johanna.koivumaa(ät)kolari.fi, +358 40 4895007
Isopalontie 2, 95900 Kolari.
Taxi (24h)  +358 200 71800.

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AFAA LDG Chart Click to open pdf document

AFAA LDG Chart Click to open pdf document

Aavahelukka from the south. Picture Markku Korsumäki

Aavahelukka from the south. Taken 15.08.2015
Picture Markku Korsumäki

Aavahelukka airfield from the air in June 2003. Photo Joni Hares

Aavahelukka airfield from the air in June 2003. Photo Joni Hares

 At each end of the runway there is a 25 meter long extension of macadam. Photo Tapio Niittyranta.

At each end of the runway there is a 25 meter long extension of macadam. Photo Tapio Niittyranta.

Runway 32 in the summer of 2009. Photo Tapio Niittyranta

Runway 32 in the summer of 2009. Photo Tapio Niittyranta

The airfield accommodations in the summer of 2009. In the foreground, a sauna, a fire place on the left, a well and a cottage. Photo Tapio Niittyranta

The airfield accommodations in the summer of 2009. In the foreground, a sauna, a fire place on the left, a well and a cottage. Photo Tapio Niittyranta

Interior view of the cottage 1.8.2005. Photo by Pekka Lehtinen

Interior view of the cottage 1.8.2005. Photo by Pekka Lehtinen

A good fence to keeps the reindeer off the runway. photo taken April 2011. Photo: Aarno Isomäki

A good fence to keeps the reindeer off the runway. photo taken April 2011.
Photo: Aarno Isomäki

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