Discover Lapland’s rich cultural history in Kittilä. Roam the snowy scenery on a dog sled in winter, hike forest trails in the summer sunshine and learn about this unique part of Finland through works by local artists.
Set off early from Kittilä to explore Levi, a ski and adventure resort whose bounty draws visitors year-round. It’s among Finland’s largest ski resorts with 27 lifts, 43 runs and a snow park. Enjoy snowshoe walks, sledding, cross-country runs and even snow-kiting, which will have you speeding along with the wind at your back.
When the weather warms up, explore Levi on one of the hiking trails through tall forests or go fishing on pristine lakes such as Jeris or the river Teno. Try autumn flashlight fishing on Lake Kätkäjärvi. Jump on the Gondoli2000 cabin lift for aerial views of the gorgeous scenery of glittering lakes and thick pine forests. For family fun, try minigolf. Come to the tennis court, skate park, disc golf park and an adventure course in the treetops.
Ride on a sled pulled by boisterous dogs or regal reindeer or meet fluffy farm animals at the Kompiainen Animal Farm. Discover the unique traditional cultures of Lapland through arts and crafts on display at the Samiland cultural village.
Take the time to learn about Lapland’s cultural life at the Särestöniemi Museum, a museum and small collection of architecturally interesting buildings that are a tribute to the artist Reidar Särestöniemi. Here, learn about his contribution to art. If you’ve come in search of the northern lights, select from a variety of ways to experience this amazing phenomenon of the sky, including from a traditional hut or even a glass igloo.
In the township of Kittila, look for the small and charming Church of Kittilä, which dates from the early 19th century. Choose from a variety of accommodations, such as alpine chalets and modern hotels. To reach the area, fly to the nearby Kittilä Airport.