Hiking and trekking | Levi

Hiking and trekking

Hiking and trekking

In Levi you can hike on various paths and nearby routes, which bring you back to your accommodation by evening. The longer paths will lead you to the gorgeous national park landscapes of Pallas–Yllästunturi.


Levi is surrounded by breathtaking natural landscapes, including forests, hills, and lakes. The easiest way to become familiar with Levi and its surrounding is to select a suitable destination and simply walk there. A short hike works in any weather, regardless of the season and time of the day, furthermore it is beneficial to both your physical and mental health! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced long-trails hiker, Levi is a true paradise to explore.

Levi in summer is bathed by the Midnight sun! This is a captivating natural phenomenon that is hard to describe: the best way is to simple experience it! The midnight sun provides extended daylight hours for hiking and trekking, and it also has an impact on the local flora and fauna, influencing their growth patterns and behavior. When hiking and trekking under the midnight sun you’ll breath in stunning landscapes and enjoy unique opportunities of witnessing the beauty of the sun lingering in the sky during the nighttime hours.

Should you like to learn more about the Levi and Lappish flora and fauna book any of the guided walks on offer.

Hiking in Levi

Explore the numerous hiking and nature trails available in the area, such as the Levi Summit Trail - Peak trail – suitable to children prams and wheelchairs alike. The 600m trail runs round the peak of Levi and opens up to the gorgeous fell scenery with views onto the Pallas-Ylläs National Park, Kumputunturi fell, and spacing all the way to our neighboring country, Sweden. The theme of this short but beautiful trail is the Northern Lights phenomenon.

If you’d like to learn more about Lappish culture and the adventures of the Shamans, Päiviö´s Path - The Trail of the Great Shaman - is the choice for you. The short but in part rocky path will lead you to Taalovaara and Kellostapuli fell, with enchanting views onto Ounasjoki river, one of Finland’s longest free-flowing rivers.

Longer trails offer opportunities to immerse yourself in nature and appreciate the tranquility of Finnish Lapland. The 11km-long Ice Age trail will take you around Levi fell contouring the beautiful pinewood tree line and displaying the past of this area, just as it was millions of years ago.

The 19km Life of the Past Trail runs around the entire fell and in a series of 16 signposts, recreates with humor the relationship between man and nature in the late 18th century.
The 13km long Rykimäpolku - the Reindeer's rut trail -, circles around and to the top of the gorgeous Kätkätunturi fell. Along the trail the signposts recreate with humour the mating rituals of the local animals.

Interesting destinations for those travelling by car are the other fells of the region, such as Kumputunturi between Kittilä and Sodankylä, Aakenustunturi in the National Park and Särkitunturi in Muonio municipality.

Ask the Tourist Information for more details or explore the trails on Levi-Kittilä Outdoor Active


For those with more experience, there are many wilderness huts along the extensive trekking network. The longer trekking paths will lead you to the gorgeous Finland's oldest and most popular national park: Pallas–Yllästunturi Nationalpark.

Clean fells, marshland and forests will clear your thoughts and refresh your spirit. The long summer days with sunlight around the clock give the hikers plenty of time to enjoy the Park without any rush. It is a perfect time for a memorable trekking holiday. More information on the National Park and its services at the Finnish Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

A fashinating route, and one of the locals favourite is for example the 50km long Jotos, taking you from Levi to Ylläs fell.  Wilderness huts and lean-to-shelters offer a convenient place for a break. The wilderness huts are available for overnight stays, should you get tired along the way. Further information and details of the rentable huts from the Pallas National Park pages linked above.

Trekking in the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is considered once in a lifetime experience for any hiking enthusiast! Further hints and details on possible routes from the Outdoor Active pages.


Take a break

Outdoor activities may feel incomplete without food. So pack your lunch box with you and head towards new adventures!