Saunas and swimming in Levi

Go to sauna or swimming

Saunas, spa and beach


Did you know that there are over 2000 saunas in Levi? About ten of them can be rented privately for you to enjoy the sauna experience together with your group of friends or family. In Levi, you can enjoy a variety of different saunas from steams in an old lumberjack sauna to a sauna with a view of the fell. And why not experiencing a floating sauna raft in the summer?

Many of the saunas also offer the opportunity for ice swimming. Would you dare to try dipping into a hole in a lake or river that is frozen?

Ice swimming

You can also try ice swimming in Levi in the winter. Ice swimming is available at Sammuntupa, Immelkartano, Elves Village, Loihtua and Saunabaari.

On the banks of the Ounasjoki river in Sammuntupa, you can enjoy a traditional wooden sauna and ice swimming from 1 February to 31 March on Wednesdays between 5 PM and 8 PM. No advance reservation is needed. At other times, you can also reserve the sauna and ice swimming for private use. Contact the tourist information to book the sauna for private use.

Elves Village also offers a chance for you to dip into the Ounasjoki river. It is possible to enjoy the riverbank sauna and ice swimming on Fridays from 1 PM to 3 PM and 3 PM to 5 PM. Book your place in advance here.

Ice swimming can also be experienced at Saunabaari on Fridays from 6 PM to 9 PM (weather permitting). Advance booking is not required. Please note that Saunabaari does not have a sauna.

In Loihtua you can try ice swimming on Saturdays. Besides the sauna, you can even combine it with husky yoga. Reservations can be conveniently made here.

Immelkartano has two saunas in the winter that also include the possibility to try ice swimming. The sauna and ice swimming must be booked in advance for private use, and you can choose between a wood sauna and a smoke sauna. Contact the tourist information to book.


At the Levi Spa you'll find several different saunas, pools for kids, outdoor Jacuzzi, hot and cold pools and an aqua jogging pool.


At Levi there's two beaches to enjoy swimming in the summer time, and the official beach of Kittilä is near Kittilä municipality center (Sodankyläntie 42), Saunabaari beach near Levi Center (Immeltie 1) and beach in Levijärvi (Lumikkolenkki).

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