One of Finland's finest ski resorts offering a high standard of accommodation and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
The resort of Levi sits at the foot of the great Levi Fell approximately 170km above the Arctic Circle. It is recognised as the largest and best area in Finland for skiing and snow sports. Levi is a year-round resort thriving across all four seasons, but it really comes alive during the winter months. Levi, an activity resort, was developed around the settlement of Sirkka in the shadow of the mighty Levi Fell, and any online search for Sirkka is likely to turn up more material about Levi than about Sirkka! Due to the mountain's closeness, the resort became known as Levi Fell or Levi, and it's possible that only the settlement's long-term residents now refer to Sirkka by name.
During the winter season the dramatic forests and lakes transform into a stunning Arctic wonderlands and the ski tourists arrive for some of the best skiing facilities in northern Europe. Despite its popularity, the resort never feels crowded, it has a very friendly and welcoming vibe that is unusual to a larger resort.
For skiers there are 43 slopes, 15 of them floodlit, and 27 ski lifts plus there are also 230km of cross-country ski trails locally. Off-piste activities include husky sleigh rides, reindeer or snowmobile safaris (Levi has over 850km of snowmobile tracks) plus magical visits to meet Santa in his home. It is also a prime viewpoint for the Northern Lights when they appear (making on average 111 appearances each year).
For socialising and shopping Levi has over 60 restaurants, bars and cafes. For souvenirs, gifts and clothes you will find a good selection of shops to suit all budgets in the central area that absolutely warrant a stroll around the town if you have some free time. Levi also has an excellent sports centre and spa.
The resort's latitude, north of the Arctic Circle, usually guarantees a generous covering of snow and sub-freezing temperatures throughout the winter months.
|45 ski slopes, of which 15 are floodlit
|is about 170km North of the Arctic Circle
|You can enjoy a sauna on the gondola in a special sauna car*