February 26, 2013

Ski season goes on till late April in Lapland

Finland: Levi in Lapland

Levi is situated in Finnish Lapland in the village of Sirkka. It is the biggest and busiest ski resort in Finland. But it is a great destination for a visit any time of the year. The four changes in the season are very distinct. 

Levi Village in Lapland, Finland
View to Levi Village from the Front Piste.

There is still time to catch the end of ski season, which continues until late April. Spring is great time for skiing in the beautiful sunshine. Summertime is time of the midnight sun and great time for hiking and mountain biking. Autumn brings along the amazing leaf colours, different shades of red, orange and yellow. And again in October the nature is covered by a white blanket of snow for the next six months and Polar night arrives. January is the coldest month, but it is also the best time to spot the Northern lights.

Levi, Lapland, Finland

Levi offers a wide range of services, anything from wellness services to restaurants and activities. You can also hire the equipment needed for winter sports and even outfits, if you didn’t pack enough warm clothes to wear.

Levi ski resort, Lapland, Finland
You can find all sorts of services in Levi. And activities too; anything from bowling to winter sports.

Levi, Lapland, Finland
Skiing is the activity number 1 in Levi. There are 43 pistes in total.

Newly opened Hostel Hullu Poro (‘Crazy Reindeer’) is situated within a walking distance from the Levi Centre. It has apartments that each has two bedrooms with two single beds. Dorm beds are available too. Each apartment has its own kitchenette and living room.

Hostel Hullu Poro, Levi, Lapland, Finland
Hostel Hullu Poro. The name means 'Crazy Reindeer'.

How to get to Levi?

By air: There’s Kittilä Airport only 15 minutes away from Levi with the airport shuttle bus.
By train: Take the train either to Rovaniemi or further north to Kolari. From these destinations you can continue by bus. For train timetables check vr.fi
By bus: You can catch a long distance bus to Levi from several places in Finland. For bus connections and timetables check matkahuolto.fi
Rent a car: SIXT Rent-a-Car gives a 10% discount, if you have a valid HI Membership. See terms & conditions here.

Pictures: Henna Kokko

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