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 for Instagrammers: how to take the best photos?


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

Some insight for Intagrammers to take the most memorable Levi holiday photos - share the magic with others!

1) Santa's Cabin

The most iconic site to take great photos in Levi is Santa's Cabin - a very well-known place from the movie "Christmas Story". The Cabin is easily reachable around the year. The Lappish fell scenery here is totally stunning.

Santa's Cabin is located between slopes number 11 and 13. The best way to spot the Cabin is from the gondola lift and from slope and T-bar lift number 11. On winter time you can easily glide to the cabin from slope number 11, just ski directly to the cabin when you see it on the right. The other option is to ski down the Levi World Cup slope (slope number 13) and take a tight turn to left after around 20 meters where the fence ends. Ski down from here until you see the cabin below you.

You can also walk or snow shoe to the cabin from the gondola lift using the instructions above. In summer time the cabin is reachable again from the gondola's top and bottom stations and as well from the marked Ice Age hiking trail.   


On winter time the sun sets behind the nearby Aakenus and Kätkä fells. Later on spring the sun sets behind Pallas fells.

The best place to capture sunset's magnificent colour spectacle is Levi fell and especially around restaurant Tuikku and the area between ski lifts number 5 and 12. Tuikku is easily reachable by car, on skis and on foot. Many winter walking routes also lead here. 

The best time to really feel and live the sunset's magic is 30 minutes before and after the sun sets. The sunrise and sunset times for the day in Levi can be found here.

If you are unable to attend and shoot the actual sunsets in real life you can easily watch and admire them live online from Tuikku's webcam


The Northern Lights season in Levi starts as early as in late August and continues until late April. The Northern Lights in Levi usually starts their enchanting dance at around 8 p.m. and according to statistics the best time to spot them is at midnight.

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To see these amazing Northern Lights dark enough, clear sky and as little as possible light pollution is needed. You can once again use Tuikku's webcam to ensure that this magical natural phenomenon is visible before heading out. There is also a Northern Lights alert at that you can use.

The best spots in Levi to see the Northern Lights:

4) Reindeer

There are 12 000 reindeer in the Kittilä area and reindeer can be spotted in many places in and around Levi. 

With a hundred percent photo guarantee to spot these wonderful animals go to following places: 

5) Levi Fell

Have you seen how does the Levi fell look like from distance? Or taken photos from a different angle?

To take the most amazing photos from Levi fell you can go to Kätkätunturi fell. Good Levi photos can be taken from various places here, but best ones need a little bit more effort from you. From the summit of Kätkä fell you can see the glorious Levi fell but also many others like Pyhätunturi, Aakenus and all the way to once of a kind Pallas fells. A trip to Kätkä keeps you occupied for a whole day and guarantees unique photos and memories to remember.

Kätkä winter walking route is easily accessible from Levi Tourist Office or from nearby Immeljärvi lake. 


A must visit place for Instagrammers this winter has been the Lainio Snow Village and it'sGame of Thrones themed awe-inspiring ice sculptures.

Learn more about the Lainio Snow Village.

Have you already visited and taken photos from all of the above? Share your memories and photos in Instagram with #LeviLapland - @levilapland.

See also:

Capturing Aurora


28.11.19 Black Friday offers at Levi

Black Friday is an infomal international shopping day. The day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of America's Christmas shopping season since 1952, although the term "Black Friday" did not become widely used until more recent decades. Levi also has some great offers for Black Friday - now it's excellent time to shop the amazing experiences and surprise your friends or family for example for Christmas!

15.11.19 Making history: A European Enduro Series round to be organised at Levi

The international Enduro MTB race takes place in July 2020.

17.10.19 At Levi you can rent the winter clothing and winter sports gear and save some space at your luggage!

Coming to Levi for winter holiday but have no winter clothing on your own? No worries, you can easily rent it at Levi! It’s both ecological when you don’t buy clothes you use only once and safes space at your luggage and at home as well.

10.10.19 Get to know the Lappish Culture - Reindeer Round-ups

Don’t miss out the chance to find out and experience something unique, authentic and a piece of Lappish culture: reindeer round-ups.

11.07.19 Cultural experiences in Levi

Kittilä and Levi have a lot to offer for culture lovers. Near Levi there is the chance to get to know the life works of many well-known local artists like Reidar Särestöniemi, Kalervo Palsa and Einari Junttila.

27.06.19 Private event around Hotel Hullu Poro between 11.-14.7., which may cause more noise than usual in the surrounding area.

There is a private event around Hotel Hullu Poro between 11.-14.7., which may cause more noise than usual in the surrounding area.

14.06.19 Water experiences in Levi area

Finland is the land of thousands of lakes and in the Levi area this can be seen clearly. Levi is surrounded by lakes and rivers and you can enjoy Levi from the water in many ways in the summer. Whether you want to relax on a pontoon ferry cruise calmly floating on the lakes or the action of river rafting, there is lots to do and unforgettable experiences await.

10.06.19 Visiting Levi with a Camper Van or Caravan

Summer time is the best time for travelling with a camper van or caravan. Making a stop in Levi is easy; there is a variety of services available and they are close by.

29.05.19 Bucket List for a Summer in Levi

The summer in Levi offers endless experiences, whether you are an adventurer, someone who wants to enjoy life to its fullest or are travelling with your family to experience the Lappish summer. The nightless night lasting from the end of May until the end of July doubles the hours in your holiday days. The sun does not set at all, so you can spend time outside any time of day! This is something unique which you cannot experience anywhere else.

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.