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Levi & Ylläs, Lapland


September 1 to 5, 2023


Friday, September 1

Departures from home destinations
Arrivals at Helsinki Airport
Meet your Visit Finland host Ms Sara Snäll at the gate to Kittilä at Helsinki Airport
17:45 Departure AY639 from Helsinki 
20:20 Arrival at Kittilä Airport
Meet your Levi host at the airport

Welcome to Levi!
Levi is a year-round holiday destination located in Finnish Arctic Lapland 170 km north of the Arctic Circle. We are famous for the cleanest air in the inhabited world, magical nature, and unforgettable experiences. Lappish luxury is inspired by nature and spiced up by the warm hospitality of the locals.
Come and experience the unique atmosphere, Levi spirit, which Sparks your Soul!

Transfer to Levi
21:00 Dinner at Restaurant Ämmilä
Enjoy traditional local food with a modern touch. Honest and authentic Laplandic home-cooked style food.
21:30 Check-in at Aurora Pyramids , Elves Village 

Saturday, September 2

08:00 Breakfast
09:00 Inspection of Hotel Taivaanvalkeat, Elves Village
10:00 Live like a reindeer
Hear about the life of a reindeer during a visit to a reindeer herding area and biking through the Lappish landscape on the trails of reindeer with e-mountain bikes with Ounaskievari. During the bike trip you will look out for the reindeer in the wild and find out about reindeer herding. Suitable for beginners.
12:00 Lunch 
Enjoy a break and have a tasty lunch in nature.
14:00 Tour of Levi
See what Finland's most popular holiday resort has to offer and possibility to relax or visit the village centre
15:00 Inspection of different accommodation options that Visit Levi has to offer; holiday apartments, chalets, villas, hotels.
16:30 Relax and clear your head in the sauna at Elves Village
A traditional wooden-heated Finnish sauna is an integral part of everyone's life in Finland. Let your body enjoy the warmth and relax in the cosy atmosphere. Cool yourself and go for a swim afterwards in the cooling water. Duration ca. 2h.
19:00 Departure to dinner and Northern Lights program with Arctic Frontier
Enjoy a delicious dinner of wild food from local ingredients found in the woods and wetlands around Levi. Hear and learn the best tips for photographing the night sky and Northern Lights with photography equipment provided. Dress warmly, part of the program will be outdoors.
On your way back to the hotel enjoy a visit to the top of the Levi fell, with a bit of luck you will catch an amazing view of Northern Lights!

Sunday, September 3

Breakfast and check-out
 Departure to program
10:00 Nature excursion
Learn about the berries and mushrooms, that can be found in the Lappish forests and try to catch a fish with the help of your guide at a wilderness lake with Kinos Safaris.
12:30 Lunch
Enjoy lunch during your excursion. 
14:00 Inspection of different accommodation options that Visit Levi has to offer; holiday apartments, chalets and villas.
15:00 Free time
17:00 Departure to program
17:30 Visit to local husky farm and horse stables at Polar Lights Tours
Meet the furry friends of Lapland and hear about their life up in the North throughout the year. Enjoy also some horseback riding on original Finn horses in the beautiful nature around Levi. Suitable for beginners. Duration ca. 1,5h
19:00 Dinner at Polar Lights Tours
Enjoy a lovely Lappish style dinner in a Lappish hut.
21:00 Overnight at Hugging Tree Forest Halipuu
Sleep in the silence among the trees in a comfortable hammock, cocooned in a thick sleeping bag. Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience sleeping under the stars – and perhaps with some luck see some Auroras too. Hear the story of the Hugging Tree Forest, enjoy hot drinks and a snack around the campfire made by the Campfire Barista and learn, how important the trees are for our wellbeing. 

Monday, September 4

10:00 Departure to Ylläs
Transfer time approx. 50 minutes

Welcome to Ylläs!
Eight seasons. Seven fells. Genuine Lappish villages. One national park with the world's cleanest air. Ylläs has many different activities, variety of services, events and new experiences to offer. Travel and tourism lives strongly in the area and the local people are genuine. There is two different lappish villages in the area; Äkäslompolo village and Ylläsjärvi village. Ylläs and its people welcomes you to our lives!

11:00 Check-in to Lapland Hotels Saaga
Meet your Ylläs host Laura Kolari in the lobby
11:30 Gondola lift to the highest peak and lunch at Ylläskammi
The gondola lift takes visitors to the top of Fell Yllästunturi, at 719 meters, in as fast as seven minutes. The gondola offers wonderful scenery in all seasons. While admiring the scenery you can eat lunch at Finland's highest restaurant
13:30 Taxi to Äkäslompolo
14:00 Electric fat bike experience with Ylläs Experience
The Fatbike tour is ridden by premium quality electric assist Fatbikes. Thanks to assistance you'll get to see more of our beautiful landscapes with less effort and have more fun on the way. You'll be smiling through your entire ride, even on the uphills! During the trip, you'll take a coffee break in a cute wilderness cafe Navettagalleria
 Taxi to hotel
18:15 Evening in nature by Safarctica
Enjoying nature, picking berries and mushrooms and cooking dinner by the campfire. The Finnish forest is full of delicacies that are rare elsewhere. Our nature is so pure, it is safe to pick all the yummy berries: blueberries, cranberries, lingonberries and the nordic gold cloudberry
21:00 Outdoor cinema 
Experience Finnish cinema in the middle of autumn in Lapland. The atmospheric,
open-air theatre with around 700 seats offers an unforgettable cultural experience.
Enjoy a traditional mint hot cocoa and a box of popcorn, wrap yourself up in a blanket
and enjoy the film in a whole new way. If you're lucky, you might see the Northern
Lights dancing in the sky during the film 

Tuesday, September 5

8:30 Breakfast at the hotel
Lapland Hotels Saaga's breakfast is built around authentic Nordic cuisine and natural ingredients
09:30 Soft and relaxing outdoor meditation at Aava Lapland
 Departure to Kittilä airport
14:05 Flight AY 637 to Helsinki
15:25 Arrival at Helsinki Airport
Flights to home destinations

Thank you for visiting Finland!


Friday 1.9.2023
Flight AY 639 To Kittilä 

Tuesday 5.9.2023 
To home destinations via Helsinki


Aurora Pyramids, Elves Village

Hugging Tree Forest Halipuu

Lapland Hotels Saaga

Follow the weather

Kittilä, Levi

Bring along

  • Comfortable and weatherproof outdoor clothing
    (including good walking shoes)
  • Swimming suit for Sauna
  • Happy mood

Sustainable Travel Finland

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Useful links

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Contact us

Visit Finland DACH

Sara Snäll

Visit Finland Helsinki

Päivi Antila



Visit Levi

Maarit Koelle


Annika Varpe