Santa Breaks in Levi

3 & 4 night holidays to meet Santa in Lapland

  • Located in the Arctic Circle 
  • Traditional Lappish apartments and cosy hotels
  • Pre-booked activities and excursions
  • 3 or 4 night holidays 

The enchanting resort of Levi is located North of the Artic Circle in Finnish Lapland, it is part of the larger Lapland region, renowned for its pristine wilderness and unique Arctic experiences. Levi is a place of natural wonder, adventure, and cultural richness. Whether you're seeking outdoor thrills, a chance to see the Northern Lights, or a taste of authentic Lappish culture, Levi is a place where magic comes to life in the midst of a winter wonderland. 

Winter wonderland

Located North of the Arctic Circle, the landscape is dominated by snow-covered forests, frozen lakes, and glistening fells, creating a winter wonderland during the colder months. In recent years its infrastructure has been developed to an enviably high standard with an impressive range of accommodation and a wide choice of excellent restaurants and cosy bars. Whilst you are away, you may be lucky enough to encounter the mystical Northern Lights, a celestial display of dancing colours that paint the night sky with hues of emerald green, sapphire blue, and fiery red, it really is the greatest light show on earth. 

The Santa Experience

All of our three and four night Santa Breaks include a visit to Santa's Elves Hideaway at Tonttula, which is a short drive from resort. Santa's Elves Hideaway is tucked away in a whimsical, snow-covered forest, adorned with twinkling candlelight. It's a magical place where the whole family can immerse themselves in an enchanting atmosphere. Join the fun at one of Santa's magical workshops and make delicious gingerbread with Santa's friendly elves, meet Santa's reindeer and even attend Elf school, where you'll learn the secrets of Santa's Elves. There will also be plenty of exciting snow games for you to enjoy including tobogganing. The highlight of the day is meeting Santa in his cosy grotto - each family will have a private meeting with Santa in his grotto, and the children will receive a present during the visit.

Arctic Activities 

There is always time to join your choice of additional optional activities, we have a range of excursions available to pre-book which allow you to immerse yourselves into the unique Lappish culture and traditions of the region. Whizz through the snowy fells on a snowmobile safari, speed through the wilderness and weave through the forest on a husky excursion or glide through the snow on a reindeer sleigh ride

As Finland's most famous ski resort, hosting the World Cup ski events on its uncrowded snow-sure pistes, Levi is a brilliant place for families to try skiing for the first time, as well as improving your skills. If you have always wanted to try skiing, the slopes in Levi are ideal for learning as they're generally quiet and there is plenty of English speaking instructors to help - book a ski taster package for our four night breaks. 

Enjoy an unforgettable short break in December to get the whole family well and truly into the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas!

What's included in an Inghams Santa Break to Levi 

On an Ingham's Santa Breaks holiday you'll have your flights, transfers and accommodation, a farewell feast and a visit to Santa's Elves Hideaway including private meeting with Santa, included within the package. All you'll need to do is decide which activities you want to add on - glide through the snowy landscapes on a husky sleigh ride, enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride through the forest or whiz through the fells on a snowmobile safaris, there are plenty of options. Skiers and boarders can add on a 'Ski Taster' package on our four night stays, which include lift passes, equipment and lessons. We also include arctic thermal suits and warm snow boots for all adults and children (3 years and over - as these breaks are not recommended for infants). Meaning you can 'come as you are' with your normal winter outdoor clothing, and we'll do the rest, so you can relax and enjoy the Lapland snow. Our Ingham's representatives based in Levi are also on hand to ensure you make the most of your Lapland holiday - if you need any advice, tips or assistance while you're away, they're more than happy help. 

Where to stay in Levi

Levi has some fantastic accommodation on offer and has something to suits everyone's taste. We'd recommend the Levi Black Apartments or Sirius and Orion Apartments, each featuring private saunas and highly modern interiors, if you would like your own space and accommodation which is a bit more modern. And for a completely stress free Lapland holiday, we also offer a range of hotels all with spa facilities included in your stay including the Levi Hotel Spa.

Still got a question? See our Santa Break FAQs.

For the ultimate trip of festive fun, our 7 night Lapland holidays offer the opportunity to extend your stay. Now with a Santa Experience Activity Bundle to add onto your holiday, which includes Santa's Elves Hideaway, thermal suits and boots, husky safari and a reindeer safari.

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Levi black Apartments are equipped with all you'll need for a Santa Break in Lapland. Modern design, cosy living space and a private sauna. With half board included you'll have breakfast and diner covered, giving you more time for excursions and Lapland activities. 

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  • 220 rooms
Levi Spa Hotel 314X193

The excellent Levi Spa Hotel is perfect for families. Available on half board, breakfast and dinner is included with your stay. The hotel has some great leisure facilities including the superb 'Spa Water World' and children's play area, plus the resort centre is only a short walk away.

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Twin Bedroom Orion[1]

Choose these Sirius and Orion Apartments for a modern, welcoming stay and an unforgettable Christmas adventure. Not only will you spend your time in comfort, but once you're finished searching for Santa you'll have the resort centre right outside your door, ready to be explored. These apartments are offered on a self catering board basis with the option to upgrade to half board.

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Offered on a half board basis, this excellent hotel is in a stunning location at the top of Levi fell with wonderful wide-reaching views over the ski slopes, Levi resort and the surrounding winter landscape.

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This deservedly popular hotel represents excellent value and is known for its great cuisine, family friendly atmosphere and relaxing spa facilities. Choose from attractive hotel rooms, split-level Family Duplex rooms or the excellent 4-room Family Suites. You'll have breakfast and dinner included with the hotels half board basis. 

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HA Hotel Outdoors2

Treat you and your loved ones during your Santa Break to an extra special stay at the boutique Design Hotel Levi – the Levi Spa resort's brand new hotel offering. This hotel is offered on a bed and breakfast board basis. 

Your Itinerary

3 nights Sunday to Wednesday. 

4 nights Wednesday to Sunday.

DAY 1

Your Inghams Santa Breaks Reps will be waiting at Kittilä airport to warmly welcome you to Lapland and bring you by coach to your accommodation. Shortly after arriving in Levi, you will collect your complimentary thermal suits and boots, which you will keep for the duration of your stay. There will be plenty of time to explore your snowy surroundings, build snowmen, find a toboggan and throw those mandatory snowballs. Join us for a welcome get-together to help you plan your activities for the next few days - see below for options. 

DAY 2

Today is the day! The time has come to meet the big man himself. A magical jaunt is in store with a visit to Santa's Elves Hideaway. Here each family will enjoy an exclusive private meeting with Santa - make sure you’ve written your letters! You can also take part in supervised festive games, cook sausages on an open fire, help the elves bake gingerbread biscuits and try making your own decorations in Elf School. Outdoors you can meet Comet the Reindeer or have great fun tobogganing in the snow. All children will receive a small gift - souvenirs that can be treasured for years.

DAY 3

Make the most of your stay by booking our exciting and excellent value optional excursions. Perhaps a combined husky and reindeer farm visit with sleigh rides in the morning, followed by an exhilarating family-friendly snowmobile safari in the afternoon.

Alternatively, explore Levi centre and the local shops, collect souvenirs or relax and enjoy a sauna at your accommodation in true Finnish style!

On Your Final Night

Get ready for a Festive Feast! An evening of party games and a disco. Tuck into a buffet of traditional roast turkey Christmas dinner plus Lappish specialities. 

Please note that the Festive Feast takes place on Day 4 for guests staying 4 nights.

DAY 4 (for 4 night guests only)

Levi is also Finland’s most famous ski resort, hosting World Cup ski events on its uncrowded snow-sure pistes, and guests on the 4-night Santa Break can pre-book our exclusive Inghams 'Ski Taster' package to give the sport a go on Levi's beginner-friendly South slopes. Perhaps you would prefer to wander around the local craft shops, relax at the hotel swimming pool or simply play in the snow. Then get ready for your Festive Feast in the evening (see Day 3 for details). After dinner, perhaps the Northern Lights will appear for that perfect end to your holiday.

DAY 5 (or DAY 4 for 3 night guests)

After a magical few days, it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends before being transferred by coach to the airport for your flight home.

Please note the above itinerary may vary according to arrival and departure times. Other activities such as horse-sleigh rides and visits to the SnowHotel (from mid-Dec) may also be available locally.

Excursions

Combined 2km Husky & 1km Reindeer Safari

An animal lover’s dream and a great value excursion that makes the most of your valuable holiday time. Meet some of Santa's reindeer deep in their silent forest hideaway. Learn about their way of life from colourful local Sámi herders and enjoy a romantic reindeer sleigh ride for 1km across the snowy landscape. Warm up in the Kota with hot berry juice and biscuits. Next it’s time to visit the huskies in their nearby cosy wilderness home. Learn about their way of life while huddled around a campfire inside a traditional Lappish Kota hut. Visit the huskies and enjoy a 2km dog-sled ride through the sparkling winter landscape.

Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.

Snowmobile Safari

Experience an exhilarating 25 kilometre ride through beautiful scenery, snow-laden forests and frozen lakes. Snowmobiles are fun and easy to ride on your own or sharing with a passenger. Children either share with an adult (over 11 years and 140cm only) or are towed in a sleigh or pod behind the guide.

Total excursion duration approx 2½hrs.

Ski Taster Package

(for 4 night complete beginner guests only)
An opportunity for guests who have never skied before to try the wonderful world of skiing. Conditions are ideal for learning to ski with quiet slopes and friendly English speaking instructors. The ski taster starts from beginner slopes at South Point, about 10-20 minutes by Ski Bus from Levi centre. Busses run every 15 minutes. 

Includes:

  • Ski tuition for 1½ hours (from South Point)
  • Skis, boots and helmet hire for the day
  • Access to Leevilandia area for the day
  • Use of the local Ski Bus for the day

But beware, you may enjoy yourself so much that you will want to return to experience one of our 7 night holidays.

Please note:

Ski Taster Package is for guests 6yrs or older. We act as at all times as the selling agent for the supplier of excursions and activities. Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions.

Husky and Reindeer Safaris: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. Safari child age 2-12yrs. Children 0-1yrs free (transport must be pre-booked). In Ylläs customers will drive the husky sled themselves, where as in Levi customers will be driven.

Snowmobile Safaris: Times and distances are approximate and may vary due to weather conditions. Snowmobile Safari child age 4-10yrs and will be towed behind the guide in a sleigh or pod. Children must be aged 11 yrs or above and at least 140cm tall to ride as a passenger on a snowmobile. Snowmobile drivers must be 18yrs and bring a full, photographic driver's license with them. Single riders who have purchased a sharing snowmobile may need to upgrade locally to a single driving snowmobile, if a sharing snowmobile is not available. 

Travel insurance is a condition of booking with us, and you should ensure that your chosen policy covers the activities that you plan to take part in during your holiday. Your policy should provide cover for your own personal and medical expenses, however individual policies will not cover damage to snowmobiles or skidoos and a compulsory excess will be payable directly to the supplier of the snowmobile/skidoo excursion.

Travel and Transportation

Direct exclusive charter flights to Kittilä airport departing on Sundays for 3 nights and Wednesdays for 4 nights from:

  • Gatwick 
  • Bristol
  • Manchester 

Scheduled flight to Kittilä airport departing Sunday 01 December 2024 for 3 nights from:

  • Manchester

Flight supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Time - approx. 20 minutes by coach

Good to know

  • Walk down to Immeljärvi Lake to see the Northern Lights
  • Bowling and Water World at the Levi Spa Hotel 
  • ‘Kids Land’ with ski lift, toboggan slope and daily games
  • Price match promise – If you're yet to book, and you find your Inghams Lapland holiday cheaper elsewhere, we’ll price match it

Santa Breaks in Levi FAQs

What makes Santa Breaks in Levi special?

On a Santa Break to Levi you'll stay in the bustling ski village surrounded by the Arctic wilderness. A special meeting with Santa is included in your holiday and you'll have the option to add on other activities and excursions such as snowmobiling, a husky and reindeer safari and even try out skiing with a ski taster session (available on 4 night stays only).

Can I meet Santa Claus in Levi during my Santa Breaks holiday?

Yes, you'll have a special private meeting with Santa during your holiday to Levi included in your 3 or 4 night Santa Break.

What activities and excursions are available in Levi?

An exciting excursion to visit Santa is included as part of your Santa Breaks package to Levi. You'll also have the choice to add other activities like snowmobiling, husky sledding and a reindeer sleigh ride to your holiday. View our excursions here.

Is a Santa Breaks holiday in Levi suitable for families with children?

Santa Breaks to Levi are the perfect choice for a special family holiday with children. The whole family will have the chance to experience the excitement of meeting Santa in Lapland. We offer accommodation choices suitable for families with children and extended families. Santa Breaks are not recommended for very small infants under 3 years of age.

What does a Santa Breaks holiday in Levi include?

An Inghams Santa Breaks holiday to Levi includes a special meeting with Santa, flights, transfers and accommodation, Arctic thermal suits and boots (3 years and over) and a Festive Feast. Our Inghams representatives will also be on hand throughout your stay to help make your holiday as magical as possible!

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