An award ceremony was organized at Restaurant Kekäle on Friday, October 7, 2022, to celebrate companies, individuals and events in the Levi area for their contribution to the growth of the area, the development of year-round and sustainable tourism, and for upholding the spirit of Levi.
At the event, awards in a total of 11 categories were given to companies and individuals based on a vote. Levin Alppitalot was chosen as the accommodation provider of the year. The business has been successfully transferred to the hands of the next generation, as sisters Sofia and Juulia Siikarla have begun to run the company with strong female energy.
The restaurant, cafe or catering company award of the year went to Bar Alakerta. The company found a new space that fits its concept and has continued from where it left off before. Bar Alakerta strongly does its own thing, for its own target group.
Ounaskievari reindeer farm was given the award for the year's activity program service provider. The company maintains the region's cultural traditions and is always ready to help other entrepreneurs and Visit Levi's event team. They have also developed new experiences listening to the wishes of tour operators.
The year's responsibility award was given to Levi Ski Resort, which has done long-term and systematic work to reduce its carbon footprint. A responsibility manager has also recently been appointed to the company.
As for the Sparks of Levi award, there were two winners this year. Reindeer farm Sammun Tupa got the award for its 40 years of offering unforgettable experiences to its guests. The second Sparks of Levi award was given to Visit Levi's Maija Palosaari for her 20 years of unyielding work for Levi.
All award winners:
Accommodation provider of the year
Restaurant, cáfe or catering business of the year
Activity program service provider of the year
Other service provider of the year
Marketing campaign of the year
Laura Peippo, Levi Wellness Club – ”Ei ihan paska”
The most active person of the year
Responsible company of the year
Levi Ski Resort
New/renewed product, service or operating method of the year
Development of cycling and mountain biking culture in Levi
Customer service representative of the year
Anniina Termonen, Levi Wellness Club
Sparks of Levi
Sparks of Levi
Maija Palosaari, Visit Levi
Levi's traditional Christmas market brings an extra touch of magic to the winter season and Christmas. Visit the Christmas market to meet friends, taste Christmas delicacies, do some shopping and above all, come and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere!
In Levi, the northern lights season lasts about 7 months. As soon as the evenings starts to get darker after the midnight sun in the summer, the northern lights appear again. The aurora borealis can be seen between mid-August to mid-April, the best time usually being from September to March.
One gets to enjoy the rugged and changing scenery of Fell Lapland while biking along The Ylläs-Levi MTB route.
In November 2023, Easyjet will start direct scheduled flights from Kittilä Airport to Manchester and London Gatwick Airport in the UK. Both routes will be operated twice a week during the winter season 2023–2024.