As Finland’s most popular ski resort and host of the annual Alpine World Cup Race, Levi makes a top choice for winter sports, equipped with an impressive 43 slopes and 26 ski lifts. Set atop a 1,700-foot (531-meter) fell, this is one of the largest ski areas in Lapland. There are ample opportunities for both first-timers and seasoned skiers, including more than 124 miles (200 km) of cross-country trails, several black runs and the country’s largest snowboard park. Winter visitors can also take a Nordic walking excursion, ride a husky sled or visit the reindeer park.
Levi might be at its liveliest during the winter months, but the resort town is still worth a visit when the snow stops falling, with year-round activities including mountain biking at the Levi bike park, dry-slope sledding and zip-lining at the Levi Adventure Park.
Levi is located in Finnish Lapland, about 105 miles (170 km) north of the Arctic Circle and a 2.5-hour drive from Rovaniemi. The ski season runs from late October to early May.