It has been predicted that there's going to be Northern Lights in Levi soon. So take a look skywards! Prediction provided by Sunsää.

Northern Lights in the sky

It has been predicted that there's going to be Northern Lights in Levi soon. So take a look skywards!
Prediction provided by Sunsää.

Finns set new Nordic Skiing 24-hour World Records in both men and women


The Nordic Skiing 24-hour world record attempt finished at 10:00 am on Friday 13th of April in Levi, Finland.

In men, Hans Mäenpää set a new world record, which is now 472 kilometres and 007 metres, i.e. almost 40 kilometres longer than the previous record of 433 kilometres and 459 metres. Anni Angria set a new world record for women, 375 kilometres and 564 metres, with the previous record being 333 kilometres.

- I feel absolutely terrible, said Hans Mäenpää right after the extremely hard trial.

This was the first time that Hans Mäenpää, born in 1979, skied such an ultra-long distance. The Finn from Pietarsaari was able to keep a good pace throughout the 24 hours, even though the weather conditions on Thursday were very heavy. The daytime temperatures reached over 15 °C on the 400-metre-long track around the Tunturilampi lake in the centre of Levi.

- My energy levels were good throughout the journey. I set out to break the record, and I got what I came here for. Should I someday make another record-breaking attempt, it would have to be just me, i.e. skiing alone. Daniel Strand was skiing at a really fast pace, a little too fast at times. I would like to thank the best service team in the world, Team Mäenpää, as well as the organisers here in Levi, Hans Mäenpää said.

Thursday morning saw three men starting on the world record attempt: the then record-holder Teemu Virtanen from Finland, Team Mäenpää’s Hans Mäenpää and Daniel Strand from Norway. Teemu Virtanen retired on Thursday, with 7 hours and 15 minutes on the clock. The Norwegian lasted for approximately 13 hours.

- A really amazing performance from Hans. A real surprise. I could tell from the start that Hans was “on a mission” with his determined skiing. I didn’t have the kind of a day that I could have been able to ski against myself, so I stopped around the seven-hour mark, Teemu Virtanen says.

Daniel Strand had to drop out due to a repetitive strain injury on his arm.

Hans Mäenpää skied alone for nearly 12 hours, with his own teammates from Team Mäenpää skiing in front of him as “rabbits” at times.

- I won’t be competing in the Ylläs-Levi ski marathon on Saturday, with such Finnish skiers as Iivo Niskanen, Risto-Matti Hakola and Ari Luusua in the line-up. I’ll be in the service team! Now, I’m going to have a sauna, eat and sleep, said Hans after he finished his 24-hour run.

The new women’s 24-hour world record holder, Anni Angria from Iisalmi, Finland, was totally exhausted at the finish line. Angria, born in 1981, used every last ounce of her strength during the final few minutes, with the crowds cheering for her alongside the track.

- I’m nauseated and everything hurts. But otherwise I feel extremely happy. My goal was to ski at least 350 kilometres and I reached and surpassed that. Now I’ve got a world record to my name, Anni Angria smiled at the finish.

The world records of Hans Mäenpää and Anni Angria both still have to be accepted by the Guinness World Records before becoming official. This can take a few months.

Phot: Levi Destination Marketing / Aleksi Kylmälahti


10.04.19 Traffic arrangements during the Visma Ski Classics

TRAFFIC ARRANGEMENTS The event causes extraordinary traffic arrangements in the area. - Hissitie road at Levi center is closed from Thursday 11.4 at 7.00 to Saturday 13.4.2019 at 20.00, when the removal of the temporary arrangements will begin. Hissitie will be opened at the latest at 24.00.

19.03.19 Sauna is a place for relaxation and mindfulness

Sauna is an important thing for Finnish people. By going sauna Finns are looking for relaxation, inner peace, minfulness and quality time with your loved ones. Can you imagine anything better than go to sauna after day spend outdoors? Here some options for an unforgettable sauna-experience in Levi.

18.03.19 Vegetarian or vegan food available in most restaurants in Levi!

Almost all the restaurant in Levi are serving some vegetarian or vegan food. We listed some examples of the selection. Enjoy!

11.03.19 Take your furry best friend with you to enjoy the spectacular nature in Levi!

Instead of worrying about your dog during your holiday - why don't take the dog with you to Levi? Here some tips and hints for those who want to travel to Levi with dogs.

31.01.19 Happy Valentine's Day 2019

Valentine's Day is celebrated annually on 14th of February. In Levi there are many possibilities to spice up this special day.

10.12.18 The use of fireworks

Lapland Rescue Department public notice

27.11.18 Winter is here again

Game of Thrones themed SnowVillage will be recreated this winter.

22.11.18 Tourism operations in Lapland continue normally despite low snow coverage

Annual variations of the arrival of snow are normal.

07.05.18 travel shop under maintenance

Due to maintenance work some web services are down on Tuesday 8th of May.

16.04.18 Finns set new Nordic Skiing 24-hour World Records in both men and women

The Nordic Skiing 24-hour world record attempt finished at 10:00 am on Friday 13th of April in Levi, Finland.

10.04.18 Nordic Skiing 24-hour World Record Attempt in Levi 12 April 2018

A thrilling Nordic skiing spectacle is taking place in Levi, Finland, on 12 April 2018, with three men and one woman attempting to break the 24-hour world record.

08.03.18 Levi for Instagrammers: how to take the best photos?

Where to go, what to see and how to capture the best photos?

05.03.18 40,000 Cubic Metres of Snow Awaits Levi World Cup Opener

The Levi Ski Resort now has a 100% guarantee of snow for the World Cup Levi competition that opens the FIS alpine skiing season with the slalom race that is taking place at Levi, Finland, 9 - 11 November 2018.

08.01.18 Thrilling Finland vs Sweden Nordic Skiing World Record Attempt?

Finnish TV personality, avid sportsman and long-distance skier Teemu Virtanen is looking to break the Guinness World Record of 'Greatest distance in 24 hours of Nordic skiing' - i.e. 433.459 km (269.34 miles) - held by himself.

27.11.17 The registration of the new distance Ylläs-Levi 50 km opens on Friday, December 1

The new 50 km route is designed for leisure skiers who want to take their time enjoying the beauty and wonder of Lapland.

20.11.17 Iivo Niskanen and Juha Mieto to be ambassadors of Ylläs Levi

Ylläs-­Levi takes place on April 14, 2018. There are two distances available; 67 km challenging course and 50 km easier one.

09.11.17 Levi – a unique destination above the Arctic Circle

Silence, pureness and unique natural environments, unparalleled in the world.

19.10.17 First Snow on Levi Fell

Levi World Cup Course Preparations in Full Swing

17.10.17 World Cup Levi fact sheet

General information to audience regarding World Cup Levi 2017 Event

04.10.17 Levi Winter Season Opening 9 - 12 November.

Not to be missed – winter starts here!