Levi

The Alpine capital of Finland

Levi – the home of alpine and cross-country skiing welcomes you to enjoy the miraculous atmosphere of outdoor activities and bubbly nightlife! Levi has fantastic venues and possibilities for travellers with different taste. It is one of the best locations in Lapland to experience various outdoor activities and has grown to be the biggest ski resort in Finland. Connection flights are operated from many European cities daily during winter.
The village is easily accessible, located only a 15-minute drive from Kittilä Airport.

Being a part of Kittilä region nowadays, Levi is one of the biggest ski resorts in Finland. Skiing tourism started properly in Levi 1964, when the first ski lift was built and since then the ski resort has settled its popularity among tourists and locals by hosting Alpine World Cup every year in the beginning of November.
The peak of Levi fell rises up to 531 meters above sea level offering 43 ski slopes of different levels and lengths as well as a variety of alternative outdoor activities throughout the year.

 

What would be a better place to try cross-country or downhill skiing than the Finnish capital of skiing?
Levi offers a fantastic selection of outdoor fun from winter activities to golf and even off-road mountain biking. Specialty in Levi is Gondoli2000 cabin lift which takes skiers, downhill bikers and sightseers on top of Levi fell to admire the magnificent view.
From the selection of over 50 restaurants and nightclubs to entertain visitors one is sure to find something for every taste. Levi is a compact ski village combined with the authenticity of Lappish hospitality and liveliness of a big city.

 

Diverse accommodation possibilities – from cosy cottages to high-end hotels – welcome you for a comfortable stay in Levi and the surrounding area.
Live like a local and have a go with world-class downhill or cross-country skiing.
After a great day outdoors, it is time to head to after-ski and enjoy a drink or two. Local karaoke bars and nightclubs keep you entertained even when the daylight dims down. Besides wonderful food and good atmosphere, what would a holiday be without some shopping? Shops and small boutiques in the center of Levi offer a wide selection of sport equipment as well as souvenirs and local delicacies to take home with you.

Summer facts

June - August
Temperature +15 - +25 degrees (the hottest temperature recorded is +32,9 °C)

Daylight 24 hours
Midnight sun brings with it wonderfully long sunlit days, meaning plenty of time for summer activities.

Activities include include golf, mountain biking, hiking, fat-biking, climbing in activity park, visiting huskies and reindeers, berry picking and sauna experiences.

Autumn facts

September - mid November
Temperature -5 - +15 degrees

People head to the forests in search of berries and mushrooms.
Aurora starts to dance in the night sky.
The first snowfall is usually experienced by mid-November.

The autumn colours of oranges, reds and yellows start to appear.

Activities include golf, biking, berry and mushroom picking, nature photography, sauna experiences and hiking.

Winter facts

Mid-November - mid-April
Temperature -5 - -30 degrees
(the coldest temperature recorded is -51,5 °C)
with rivers and lakes freezing over.

The shortest day of the year is December 21st or 22nd, and this varies annually. As Levi is located north of the Arctic Circle, the sun doesn’t rise there at all close to those dates.

Beautiful winter landscapes highlighted by the brightness of the snow which on average stays for 183 days of the year.

Seasonal activities include especially downhill skiing, cross-country, snowshoeing and Ice driving.

Spring facts

Mid-April - May
Temperature -15 - +15 degrees

The snow starts to melt although many winter activities can still be enjoyed.
The days get longer and warmer, the ice starts breaking up in the Ounasjoki river and moves downstream in great floes.

Nature (flora and fauna) wakes up and Levi starts to become green again. In Ranua Wildlife Park you can witness the animals getting ready for the summer.

The focus of the activities in Levi includes both winter and summer experiences during this indecisive period, especially downhill skiing.

Levi is situated in Finnish Lapland and despite the northern location, getting there is easy – Levi is connected to the rest of the world via various means of transport during winter season. From abroad, the easiest way to get to Levi is by plane, either via Helsinki or direct. Inside Finland, Levi is reachable by plane, car, coach or even train.

Flight connections
Daily flights (approx. 1hour 20 minutes) are operated between Helsinki and Levi by Finnair throughout the year. During the winter season, November - March, Easy Jet and Norwegian operate direct flights from many European cities.

Train connections
Finnish railroads are operated by state company VR.
Levi can also be reached by rail from Helsinki, Turku or Tampere with over-night car-carrier. Final stops of the trains are in Rovaniemi (170km from Levi) and in Kolari (80km from Levi) from where you may proceed with a car or a coach. Trains run year round, despite the harsh weather at times.

Coach connections
The coach services operated by Matkahuolto and Onnibus cover most of Finland’s road network and provide a well-priced option for getting to Levi.

Road connections
Levi is relatively easy to reach by car from all directions although distances can be quite long. If you plan on travelling around Lapland by car, be sure to allocate enough time for the long distances and changing weather conditions, particularly in the winter. Note that during the winter period of snow and ice it is compulsory to have winter-studded tires on your car.
Up-to-date information on road conditions is published by the Finnish Transport Agency.