The magic of winter in Levi

Spend a winter day in Levi skiing, snowshoeing, winter biking, on a snowmobile safari, taking a husky or reindeer sled ride, or simply enjoying the snowy and enchanting nature of Fell Lapland. Levi is the perfect break from everyday life, with the atmosphere of real winter, where guests can enjoy an active holiday in Finland‘s largest and most popular year-round tourist centre. Situated 170 km north of the Arctic Circle and only a 15-minute drive from Kittilä Airport, Levi is easy to reach and offers guests a compact village center with a great deal of services as well as stunning nature. With eight unique seasons, new adventures and experiences await you every day in Levi, Lapland!

Slopes and trails

Levi’s record-breaking winter ski season can start as early as October and lasts well into May. The wide range of slopes offers options for amateurs and beginners, as well as challenges for experienced veterans on the red and black slopes. Families with kids will be delighted to find Kid’s Land and Leeviland for the little ones, as well as three snow parks for freestyle skiers and snowboarders of different levels. There are slopes in six different directions and guests can move freely from one slope to another during the day. Some of the routes pass through the forests offering  protection from the wind and great off-piste experiences. Ski buses also shuttle conveniently between different slopes.

The front slopes leading to the centre of Levi are mainly red slopes, while the longer southern slopes are perfect for beginners and families with children. On the western slopes you will find alpine level challenges on the Levi Black slope as well as the gondola lift and the new Levi West chair lift. On the northeast slopes visitors will find the longest, red-rated slopes in the resort, and experience the dizzying excitement of the well-marked Free Ski area. The south-eastern slopes are a relaxed internship place for families and beginners, and is also where the main parking area is located.

There is 230 km of well maintained track network and 28 km of lighted trails in varying terrain for cross-country skiing, through the beautiful mountain landscape. Along the trails skiers and snowshoers will find cafes and lounges where they can linger, gather strength, enjoy snacks and the atmosphere by an open fire.

Winter biking, snowshoeing and hiking

Visitors can also explore the snowy fell terrain without skis, for example by winter biking or on snowshoes. The Levi region has ready-made, well-maintained and clearly marked snowshoeing, winter biking, and hiking trails. Of course, snowshoeing is also possible, whether exploring on your own or taking part in guided snowshoe trips with local experts. From the saddle of a Fatbike, the landscape changes lightly and quickly through the landscapes of Kätkätunturi, Immeljärvi and Levitunturi.

All the equipment needed for downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, fat biking, or snowshoeing can be rented from the many equipment rentals both in Levi centre and on the South Slopes, which serve from morning to night.

Huskies, reindeer and horses

Husky and reindeer safaris, along with farm visits, are among the highlights for families with kids vacationing in Levi, as they are for nature and animal lovers of all ages. Riding a husky sled, visitors experience the thrill of speed while enjoying the silence of winter fell nature and its magnificent scenery. Husky farms are always happy to entertain guests, allowing them to get to know these delightful dogs better. A reindeer sleigh ride is a gentler affair, journeys pass smoothly and everyday worries are forgotten. Reindeer rides and reindeer farm visits are also part of Levi’s winter activities, as horse treks.

Good night and sweet dreams under glass ceilings and in cozy cabins

Would you like to spend the night admiring the magical northern lights and thousands of stars in the sky from your own warm bed? In Levi you will find numerous different options to experience the unique phenomena of aurora borealis in the sky: There over 100 high-quality Northern Lights igloos in Levi offering an atmospheric and unforgettable experience!

There are also more traditional cabins, apartments and apartment hotels to choose from in Levi. These are for you if you wish to cook some meals during your stay and want to enjoy relaxed evenings in front of your own fireplace. You will even have your own sauna! You will find a wide range of cabins, apartments and apartment hotels with great, central locations or, if you wish, you can stay further away from the village in a cabin surrounded by snowy trees.

Photo: Levin Iglut – Golden Crown

The Elves’ Experience Village & the legendary Crazy Reindeer

It’s Christmas every day in the the Elves’ Experience Village (“Tonttula”), where children and adults from around the world are welcome all year round. On The Tonttula Elves’ Village’s winter adventure you’ll discover the Gingerbread House, where elves bake every day of the year; an Elf School where you can learn the Elvish Code, Elf Detective skills and much more; and the Wise Elf´s House, decorated with an enormous crystal containing healing powers.  Take a peek inside Seitakivi, where elves, geese and other forest folk live in natural harmony, respecting and helping each other. In the yard of The Elves’ Village you will find a large reindeer paddock, a sheep paddock, small ponies, and a chicken yard. You can stay in the middle of Tonttula’s beautiful mountain nature at Elämyshotelli Taivaanvalkea or in the glass-roofed Aurora Pyramids!

The legendary Hotel Hullu Poro (“Crazy Reindeer”) is located at the edge of Levi Resort, within walking distance, or skibus, of the slopes, trails and Levi’s services. The cozy hotel is known for its great service, friendly staff and excellent breakfast. The rooms and apartments are cozy, most with its own private sauna, and the most spacious can accommodate a party of up to ten people.

Winter vacation in Crazy Reindeer offers well-being, pampering and good food. In the sauna department you can relax at the end of an active day, or work out in the gym. The hotel’s Relax Centre‘s beauticians and masseurs, specialise in relaxing treatments with a hint of Lappish  mystique. In the restaurants of Crazy Reindeer you will enjoy the best delicacies of Lapland and international food experiences.

Hullu Poro

Kinos Safaris takes you on adventures and experiences

Located right in the centre of Levi, Kinos Safaris equips winter adventurers and offers a wide range of hiking and adventure services, including renting snowmobiles, whether for a few hours or several days. There is a wide range of safaris to choose from in their weekly program. Visitors can start an unforgettable winter holiday in Levi with one of the Kota, Leviloop or Kätkäloop snowmobile safaris lasting 2-3 hours. Kotasafari is well suited for beginners, the route runs through snowy forests to a wilderness hut where you take a break and enjoy coffee brewed over an open fire. The Leviloop route runs across frozen lakes and swamps, and on through snowy  forests, right next to Levitunturi. In good weather, visitors can reach the top of Levitunturi to admire the scenery. Kätkäloop is suitable for more experienced snowmobile drivers, the route runs in varying terrain around Kätkätunturi.

Are you dreaming of seeing the Aurora Borealis? Kinos Safaris offer a range of Northern Lights safaris beginning as early as August-September and continuing until April. On the 6pm evening safari, take a snowmobile ride through the snowy, dark and quiet mountain nature to the wilderness hut, where you can enjoy sausages fried and coffee brewed on an open fire. After the break, drive back to Levi Center, hopefully in the glow of the Northern Lights.

Snowmobile safaris also include trips to the magnificent  Levi Ice Gallery and Snow Castle, as well as reindeer and husky farms. Kinos Safaris also tailors safaris of different lengths to suit the customer’s needs, from a few hours to multi-day excursions. The longest safaris run from Levi all the way to the Arctic Ocean!

Levi Hotel Spa – relaxed family holiday or luxurious spa holiday

Levi Hotel Spa is located right in the centre of Levi, at the foot of the fell. The Levi front slope is within walking distance and crosscountry skiing is possible directly from the spa courtyard. What better end to a winter outdoor day than an enjoyable spa experience? The magnificent spa features swimming pools, hot tubs and fitness pools, some of which are located outdoors, under the open skies. And of course a Finnish sauna, a log sauna and a steam sauna. The spa has a water slide and shallow children’s pools for the little ones. Relaxing pampering treatments are offered at Day Spa Studio Feelit, or you can train in the new Wellness Club, with 650 square metres of space!

Rooms are located in separate hotel buildings around the same courtyard. There is a wide range of accommodation options, from standard double rooms to spacious family quadruple apartments with kitchenettes and equipment. The luxurious setting for a spa holiday is provided by superior double rooms or junior suites with sauna.

At the Classic Pizza Restaurant you can enjoy delicious pizzas or fresh salads. At Burger King, you can get flame-grilled burgers to eat on site or to take away. Restaurant Kekäle offers a unique experience celebrating locally produced ingredients and authentic Lappish flavours. More options can be found within walking distance of the restaurants in the center of Levi.

Break Sokos Hotel Levi

Break Sokos Hotel Levi is a cheerfull, year-round gem that offers a touch of luxury, relaxation and detachment from everyday life. The hotel is located in the middle of Levi Ski Resort, only 200m from the ski slopes and cross-country trails, and has been voted the best ski resort hotel in Finland in the 2020 World Ski Awards!

The rooms are located in three different buildings and are decorated and tinted inspired by Lapland’s nature and different seasons. The color schemes are Lapland summer, autumn fall or winter blue moment. Rooms from the standard suite are stylish, comfortable and well-equipped. All rooms have wooden floors. Superior rooms and suites have private saunas and bathrobes. Rooms offer great views of either the fell or the alpine village.

At the end of a day of skiing, you can take care of your skis in the hotel’s ski service room and have your skis stored in the hotel’s ski storage room. There is also a laundry room with washing machines and drying cabinets. Visitors are invited to relax in the hotel’s sauna facilities. For those traveling by car, the bonus is also a warm and spacious parking garage.

Break Sokos Hotel Levi is known for its excellent breakfast and cheerful and friendly staff. Restaurant Kiisa serves authentic and pure taste pleasures in the North. At the Coffee House you can get hot and cold drinks as well as wonderful café delicacies.