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.

Levi – a unique destination above the Arctic Circle

09.11.17

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

Levi is a round-the-year activity resort and the biggest ski resort in Finland. This unique Lappish destination in the Arctic entices holidaymakers with its nature, peacefulness and wide selection of activities as well as all the services on offer in addition to great accommodation. Also, Lapland is easy to reach.

This year, the Levi winter season opening weekend has been combined with the biggest international competition held at the resort, the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Levi, on 9 - 12 November 2017. The winter season opening weekend – as well as the entire winter season at Levi, the most popular winter sport resort in Lapland – is once again expected to be very lively for both Finnish and international holidaymakers alike.

Levi's snow-filled winter season continues until the end of April. The second international Visma Ski Classic Ylläs-Levi competition is the season ending event, taking place on Saturday, 14 April 2018. The race is a unique winter event that brings together professional elite skiers and a huge mass of amateur skiers in the amazing mountainous landscape of Finnish Lapland.

There are 700,000 visitors at Levi each year, with over 90% of the international customers arriving to Levi and the Finnish Lapland by plane. The Kittilä airport is only 15 minutes away from Levi, and this winter there are seven airlines flying there from over 30 different destinations. The “catchment area” of Kittilä airport covers roughly all of Finnish Lapland, Northern Norway and Northern Sweden – especially when it comes to international passengers.

Levi offers a wide selection of accommodation options. Holidaymakers can choose anything from ski-in ski-out hotels to ice hotels and from luxury cabins in the heart of the wilderness to igloo suites revealing the northern sky in all its glory.

Levi has 24,500 beds in seven hotels, five apartment hotels and a variety of different cottages. Levi has also started a new construction phase for accommodation. CNN Travel has listed “7 spectacular hotels for viewing the northern lights”, with the Finnish hotel Levin Iglut at the top of the list.

– The situation with advance bookings for the upcoming season is excellent, and our hotel occupancy is extremely high in December - February. At the Levi Tourist Office’s booking centre for cabins and cottages, the reservation rate is considerably higher than in 2016, and we are expecting moderate growth in registered overnight stays compared to the 20% of last year, says Kristiina Kukkohovi, the CEO of Levi Tourist Office Ltd.

In addition to great slopes and ski tracks, Levi offers a wide range of different winter activities. There are over 200 tour operators, 50 adventure companies and 50 restaurants serving the customers. Levi’s Lapland village has a great variety of shops, bars and restaurants as well as a swimming pool and spa, perfect for unwinding after a day out in the fresh air – which by the way is the purest air in the inhabited world. Levi has been ranked by Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 destinations in 2017.

Levi in numbers:

Levi, Kittilä Finland
67° 47 03 N, 24° 51 22 E
531 metres above sea level
20 km of winter hike trails
43 slopes
10 slopes for kids
28 lifts
2 year-round gondola lifts
230 km of cross-country skiing trails
60 km of hiking trails
718 lakes in the Kittilä municipality
10 fells in the Kittilä municipality
700,000 visitors a year
25,000 beds
60 restaurants
18-hole golf course
2,053 saunas
24 igloos
10 northern lights huts
6 sky-view cabins
480 huskies and other sled dogs
12,000 reindeer in the Kittilä area
200 Aurora Borealis sightings on average per year
75 centimetres average snow depth
45 summer days when the sun never sets
−51.5°C lowest temperature recorded in Finland (in Pokka, Kittilä, 1999)

Levi Ski Resort opening hours can be found here

Highlights of the winter

  • New Adventure Park
  • Four snow parks: Street, South Park, South Park Junior, Mini Park
  • Lots of different inspiring activities and experiences

Events

  • Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Levi, 10 - 12 November 2017
  • Levi Suksee Business Seminar, 9 - 10 November 2017
  • Visma Ski Classic Ylläs-Levi, 14 April 2018

News

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 Levi.fi 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!