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In Levi, Ylläs or Pallas you are surrounded by the vast Pallas-Ylläs National Park, a fairytale landscape of frozen lakes and snow-covered forests. So, if you're looking for an authentic winter wonderland, there’s nowhere better. And it is rumoured that the mysterious Korvatunturi fell (in English - "Ear Mountain") where Santa lives is somewhere close by.

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Itinerary

Itinerary

Lapland Explorer 3 and 4-night Trip

Away from the bright lights of Rovaneimi, Lapland has a quiet side. Visit the town of Levi and the villages of Yllas and Pallas, and you’ll come across snowy fields that stretch as far as the eye can see and thick forests that are waiting to be explored. It’s one of the most authentic Lappish experiences you can get.

Fly To Kittila

 

 

Day 1 - The Warm Up

When you arrive at Kittila airport, Santa’s elves will greet you and take you to your accommodation. Then you’ve got a free afternoon to get a feel for the place.

Day 2 - Winter Wonderland

Indulge in Lappish culture with short taster sessions of husky sledge riding and snowmobiling in the morning. Then you’ll get to see a traditional Shaman storytelling session, followed by some free time in the afternoon.

Day 3 - Frosty Fun

Those of you on 3-night trips will enjoy Day 4’s activity list today instead.

You can take your pick of things to do today. Cruise through the countryside on a snowmobile or on the back of a husky or reindeer-driven sleigh. Or try out the traditional sport of ice fishing.

Day 4 - Festive Fun

These activities will be on day 3 for guests on a 3-night stay. Today you’ll head out to Santa’s activity area in the Kittila countryside for a day of festive fun. Try your hand at decorating cookies and making Christmas ornaments, zoom through the snow on a toboggan ride, and top your day off with a face-to-face meeting with Santa himself. Later, you’ll tuck into a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

For these trips, you can stay at any of our hotels in Levi, Yllas and Pallas. We try to pack as much fun as possible into these trips, so activities can differ from the order above. Everything will be included at some point, though. If you want to celebrate Christmas Day in Levi, book our 4-night trip departing on the 23rd December.

Text courtesy of Thomson, Images courtesy of Thomson

 

Accommodation

Accommodation

Levi

Christmas-card scenery

This Lapland village, in Finland’s northern fells, may be remote, but it certainly isn’t quiet. It’s one of Finland’s top places for skiing and snowboarding for a start, and the buzz continues off-piste in the bars and restaurants. There are also snowmobile safaris, reindeer rides, visits to Father Christmas – and chance to see the Northern Lights.

Home of Santa Claus

Of course Lapland is home to Father Christmas, so a visit to meet him is usually in order. You can also help the elves make gifts in his workshop, then write your list and give it the man himself. You can refuel on Mrs Santa's biscuits and buy some souvenirs.

Cross-country skiing

Come October, when the permanent snow cover arrives, Levi kicks in as a world-class ski resort – the biggest in Finland, no less. There are 48 slopes, 18 of them floodlit, which are great for beginners and intermediates – and the 3 black runs should keep experts happy. Snowboarders, meanwhile, get a duo of snow parks, a superpipe and a halfpipe.

Winter sports

When it comes to activities, Levi doesn’t stop at skiing. You can go fishing Finnish-style – casting a line through a hole in the frozen ice – or speed across frozen lakes at 50 miles an hour on the back of a snowmobile. Another great way to see the fantastic scenery is on a reindeer safari or by taking a husky ride.


Best Western Levi Gold Apartments

Best Western Levi Gold apartments are stylishly designed, centrally located, and every apartment comes with a sauna.

Balanced between the Chapel of St Mary and Levi Square, Best Western Levi Gold Apartments couldn’t get much more central. They neighbour the slopes, and are close to a selection of restaurants and bars.

The exterior of the hotel has the looks of a traditional Alpine ski lodge. Inside, though, it’s much more modern. Apartments feature spotlighting, contemporary furnishings, and the added bonus of a sauna.

Facilities

This place offers up smart, modern apartments and on-site family activities. The open-plan living space has a dining table, kitchenette, flatscreen TV and sofas. You can choose for bedrooms - whether you’d prefer a studio, 1 or 2-bedrooms, and they all have a sofa-bed in the lounge. The icing on the cake has to be a private sauna, and the bowling alley and entertainment centre downstairs.

Rooms

Studio sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with twin beds and a sofa-bed, a flatscreen TV and a sauna.


Lapland Hotel Sirkantähti

 

In-room saunas, crackling log fires, and Lappish cuisine lure guests in from the snow at the Lapland Hotel Sirkantähti.

Ski slopes, snowshoe trails and ice-fishing lakes are right on your doorstep when you stay at the Lapland Hotel Sirkantähti – it’s in the heart of Levi village.

Twin rooms come with a sauna, while apartments are designed with families in mind. Whichever you choose, you’ll get ultra-cosy interiors that pair pine-green lounge chairs with berry-coloured bedspreads

Rooms

1-bedroom apartment

1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 3 adults and 1 child or 2 adults and 3 children with twin beds, an extra bed in the bedroom, extra bed in the lounge area for 1 adult or 2 children and a child bed in the lounge. Split over 2 levels with a loft area.

Twin Room

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with a sauna.

Twin room with mezzanine level

Twin room sleeps up to 3 adults and 2 children with twin beds, an extra bed and 2 child beds. These rooms are on 2 levels with the child beds on the mezzanine level. With a sauna.

Facilities All Rooms

  • Hairdryer
  • Satellite TV
  • Fridge
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee facilities

Crazy Reindeer Hotel
part of the Crazy and White Reindeer Complex

The Crazy & White Reindeer Complex is close to the slopes and full of pampering options, so it offers relaxation and get-up-and-go in equal measure.

You’ll find this cosy retreat about 10 minutes’ walk from Levi. It’s well geared up for thawing out, and comes with communal snugs with crackling log fires and plump leather sofas.

There’s a choice of bedrooms. Stay in the White Reindeer accommodation in the main building, or the Crazy Reindeer rooms in a separate one. And, if you've got the whole family in tow, suites sleep up to eight.


Break Sokos Hotel Levi

The stylish Break Sokos Hotel Levi combines a great setting with high-design interiors, and it’s just footsteps from Levi’s restaurants, bars and ski slopes.

Funky lighting, arty sculptures and exposed stonework make up the Break Sokos Hotel Levi’s chic interiors. In the lobby, low-level blue and orange seating is arranged around a glass-fronted fireplace.

The bedrooms are spread out among 3 blocks, each of which is themed after summer, autumn or winter. Inside, neutral colour schemes are offset by panoramic photos of the alpine landscape.

Rooms

Twin room

sleeps up to 4.

Facilities:

  • Cot space
  • Extra bed
  • Shower

Superior twin room

sleeps up to 4 are larger, with a private sauna.

Facilities:

  • Superior
  • Shower

Optional Extras

Optional Extras

SNOW-FUELLED ADVENTURES

Optional Extras available on the Lapland Explorere trip

Plese Note: All Prices are dependent on Accommodation and Date. Plese ask phone for exact prices

HUSKY TRAIL BLAZER

Long before snowmobiles came on to the scene, the residents of Lapland used husky-drawn sleds to get from A to B. On this trip, you'll sample this traditional mode of transport for yourself. Along with your elf guide and a pack of these speedy Arctic dogs, you'll whiz through the snow, before stopping at a farm to learn all about these animals.

Total time approximately 2-3 hours
Adult price from £110 | Child price from £82


REINDEER SAFARI

You get to play Santa on this trip. As well as taking a ride in a reindeer-pulled sleigh, you'll be able to complete your reindeer driving test and earn your licence. You'll also pay a visit to a reindeer farm, where you'll get the lowdown on how these festive animals are herded. Later, there's time for a quick snack and some hot berry juice.

Total time approximately 2-3 hours

Adult price from £99 | Child price from £65


SNOWMOBILE BY DAY

A snowmobile adventure is the best way to get off the beaten track and take in Lapland's snow-dusted scenery. Hop in your vehicle and you'll be zooming through fairytale forests and over frozen lakes in next to on time. It's up to you whether you brave it alone and drive solo, or share a skidoo with someone else. This trip is perfect for the little one's, too - they can sit in a special sleigh while one of Santa's elves drives the vehicle.

Total time approximately 2-3 hours

2 Adults from £168 total | 1 Adult + 1 Child Price from£142 total | Adult Single Ride from £114


SNOWMOBILE BY NIGHT

This adults-only night-time tour is more than a little bit magical. You'll bundle up in snow gear and climb onboard your snowmobile, before speeding off into the night. Later, you'll stop to build a fire and have a drink under the moonlit shy,. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the spectacular Northern Lights.

Total time approximately 3 hours

2 Adults from £201 total | Adult Single Ride from £131


ELF ADVENTURE

This one will really get you in the festive spirit. After meeting Santa's Elves, you'll make your way into the forest and help a lumberjack pick out a Christmas tree. Then, it's a case of packing in as much fun as you can. Head out into the snow to get to grips with snow slides or snow tubing, as well as quads and cross-country skiing. Then warm up inside and help make decorations for the tree before refuelling with a spot of lunch. What's more, because this trip is slightly different in each destination, you can look forward to unique extras - in Rovaniemi (Classic Lapland) you'll spend time with Mrs Claus, and have a kick about with Santa's official football team - F.C. Santa Claus.

Total time approximately 3 hours

Adult price from £94 | Child Price from £65

 

* Prices may change at any time.