Kotamaja &

Seasonal Lappish Cafes

Home is where the hearth is

Kotamaja open

Wednesday - Sunday


About us

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Hello and welcome to the home of Kotamaja & Latvamaja!

We are a petite, family run business, based in Ylläs, Lapland, Finland.

Kotamaja & Latvamaja are both Ski Lodges located in the heart of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.
Both cafes are open seasonally.

In each cafe is a unique experience.
Both offer nourishment & refreshment, warmth around an open fire and breathtaking scenery.

Best atmosphere

In 2021, Kotamaja received an award for the best atmosphere! 🙂

What we offer

In both cafes we offer a selection of hot and cold beverages, snacks and heartier meals.

We have warm soup everyday which is very popular.
In Kotamaja, you will find Reindeer soup and in Latvamaja, there is Salmon soup.
We have a daily offer on the soup, including coffee, a cold drink, bread, butter / margerine and the soup itself.

Kotamaja offers some wonderfully refreshing Rieska rolls (Traditional Lappish bread) with savoury fillings of Salmon and Reindeer.

For those with a sweet tooth, Latvamaja offers some deliciously warm pancakes topped with whipped cream and traditional Lappish jams (savoury pancakes are also available!)

We have spent many hours perfecting the way that we make our coffee as we all know how much Finns are crazy for their coffee!

For those looking to try something new, we have a wide selection of mouthwatering homemade warm juices made from berries and herbs that only exist in Lapland!
The juices are rich in nutrients and ripe in flavour! (available cold also)

We have a wide selection of teas, ranging from green to earl grey!


Kotamaja is one of Lapland's oldest remaining Log cabins.
It was built in 1969 and has been a very desirable location ever since it was built.
Constructed almost entirely of Pine logs, Kotamaja has a stunning interior and a stone hearth where new friends can be made around the warmth of fire and delicious coffee.

The interior of kotamaja has been styled to feel like a home: warm, traditional and crafted with love, care and a great amount of attention to detail.

The surroundings are just breathtaking, once in a life time feeling and feeling right at home are the most wonderful feelings for all that visit Kotamaja.

Kotamaja's celebrity

Friendly four legged friends are more than welcome in Kotamaja & Latvamaja!

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Latvamaja is Slightly younger than Kotamaja, being built in the late 1970s.
Much like Kotamaja, Latvamaja is Constructed almost entirely of Pine logs.
Latvamaja has a stunning, more suitably modern interior and a stone hearth where new friends can be made around the warmth of fire and delicious coffee.

The interior of Latvamaja has been styled to feel like a Wonderful place to gather: warm, traditional (yet more modern) and crafted with love, care and a great amount of Artistic touch!

Latvamaja has always been very popular with the bikers!
The surroundings are exciting and the road ahead will lead you to new destinations, that you will never forget!

We love nature and try our best yearly to reduce our footprint on the environment.
We are currently, consciously in the process of reducing plastic products.

Almost everything we sell in our cafes are 100% recyclable, even the cutlery!

Latvamaja receives high amounts of attention on a daily basis about the logs that are used. Latvamaja uses 100% recycled saw dust, compacted into a slow burning form which packs plenty of warmth without the smoke!

Opening times



Wednesday - Sunday
10 -16


Please note
The following times are our typical opening hours.
These may be subject to change.
Please refer to the above section for our current opening times.

We hope our typical opening hours will help you plan your wonderful
adventures in Lapland a little better 🙂

(Early December - Early February)
We are open daily
10 - 15

(Early February - Early May)
We are open daily
10 - 16

Kotamaja is open
Tuesday - Saturday
10 - 16

Kotamaja is open daily
10 - 16

We do not have the most strict of opening and closing times,
as we would not want you to suffer in the cold.

Everyone has special journeys and personal experiences,
come and share yours with us in our guestbooks.

We always love to read your stories and feedback!


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Our friends at the National park

They are a non-profit organisation, who keep the park in great condition and provide emergency assistance.

For more information on the area and local events

Warmest of welcomes
Thank you for visiting