Bear Apartments, Levi

  • Lapland/Finland, Santa Breaks in Levi

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The Bear Apartments are a great addition to our Santa Breaks programme. The self-catered apartments are furnished to a high standard, each with their own kitchen, lounge and private sauna. With a central location in Levi, you will be close to all of the resort amenities and Arctic activities.

Modern and comfortable apartments

The apartments provide a cosy haven for your Christmas break. The apartments vary in design however the wooden panelling gives them a cosy cabin like feel, and the open plan living space is complete with a kitchen-diner and lounge area - so you'll have space to relax after days spent searching for Santa. Embrace Finnish traditions and enjoy relaxing in your own private sauna included in each apartment. Each of the apartments has room for additional beds, so you'll have enough space for the whole family. 

Cosy Christmas experience 

Celebrate the holiday season in the comfort of your own apartment. These cosy apartments are a short distance from the village, where you can find a range of gift shops, cosy cafes and restaurants, as well as a well stocked supermarket. A wintery wonderland awaits you just beyond your front door, explore the wilderness of Finnish Lapland on a snowmobile safari, husky safari or snowshoe adventure or Search for Santa at the Elves hideaway. 

Santa Breaks in Levi

  • 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.

  • No. of apartments: 8
  • No. of buildings: 3
  • No. of floors: 2


Hiihtäjänkuja 5 is around 63m² sleeping six people in a lower ground duplex style apartment. The entrance to the apartment is on street level, where you have two win bedrooms, WC and an open plan living area with kitchen-lounge area.  Downstairs there is a bathroom with a sauna and two single beds at the bottom of the stairs. These apartments have two toilets and a washing machine. 

Pikkukarhu 2, 6 & 7 are around 54m² sleeping four people in a one bedroom duplex style apartment. These apartments have a twin bedroom and bathroom with sauna on the upper level. On the lower level there is a double bed or sofa-bed, a cosy kitchen-living area with fireplace and second toilet. These apartments have two balconies.

Pikkukarhu 8 is around 66m² sleeping four people in a two bedroom duplex style apartment. This apartment has a living room, kitchen and twin bedroom with a separate toilet on the lower level. Upstairs there is a second twin bedroom and bathroom with a sauna. This apartment has a balcony on the upper-level.

Karhunvartija Apartments 1 & 6 are around 65m² sleeping four people in one bedroom duplex style apartment. These apartments have a living room with fireplace, bathroom with a sauna and two single beds in an open area downstairs. On the upper level there is one bedroom, kitchen and WC. These apartments do not have balconies, there is a communal laundry room in the Karhunvartija basement

Karhunvartija Apartment 4 is around 65m² sleeping four people in one bedroom single level apartment.  This apartment has a twin bedroom with a pergola, and a double sofa bed for two people in the living room. There is an open-plan kitchen and living room with a fireplace and a bathroom with a sauna. There is a communal laundry room in the Karhunvartija basement

Apartment facilities

  • Kitchen with stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, coffee maker, kettle, toaster, fridge and small freezer
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Living area with fireplace (firewood included)
  • TV
  • Radio
  • Internet (WLAN)
  • Bathroom with sauna 
  • Drying cabinet
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Shared ski room with lockers



The Bear Apartments are not recommended for those with reduced mobility. Please give our Reservations team if you would like further information on these apartments.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No


  • Less than 200 metres to the ski slopes
  • Around 200 metres to the centre of Levi, where you can find a range of restaurants, shops and bars



The Bear Apartments are self-catered apartments. The well stocked supermarket is just a short walk away from the apartments, all of which have a well equipped kitchen with oven, microwave and stove top.

Optional half board upgrade to the Crazy Reindeer Hotel, including buffet breakfast and dinner (about 350 metres walk). 

Board basis options available

  • Half Board
  • Self Catering

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. 


  • 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.

This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information
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