Levi holidays take you to a lively ski resort, where you’ve got all the winter sports and Christmas magic you could want, along with a thriving night-time scene.
A snowy wonderland
This Lapland ski resort – in Finland’s northern fells – might 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 a chance to see the Northern Lights.
Skiing and snowboarding
Come October, when the permanent snow cover arrives, Levi kicks in as a world-class ski resort – one of the biggest in Finland, no less. There are tonnes of slopes – some of which are floodlit, which is great for beginners and intermediates. And the three black runs should keep experts happy. Snowboarders, meanwhile, get a duo of snow parks, a superpipe and a halfpipe.
When it comes to activities, Levi doesn’t stop at skiing. Try speeding 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. Alternatively, ride the gondola up to the top of the slopes for amazing views of Levi. Then go shopping, or relax in one of Levi’s many bars.
Visits to Santa
Of course, Lapland’s 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 to the man himself. You can refuel on Mrs Claus’ biscuits and buy some souvenirs, too.