Levi is a ski resort located on the Levi Fell in the municipality of Kittilä. With 43 slopes of varying degrees of difficulty, 27 ski lifts and 230 kilometers’ worth of cross-country skiing tracks, it is one of the biggest and most popular ski centers in Finland. Levi has excellent capacity to host all types of productions, both big and small, thanks to its wide array of year-round accommodation and top-notch services.
The Levi Fell and its slopes rise up to 530 meters, offering impressive views of the ski resort, as well as the surrounding Arctic nature with its vasts forests. The top of the fell is accessible by car. The skiing season at the ski resort usually lasts from October until May. The process of snowmaking makes it possible to begin the season even before the permanent snow blanket covers the ground.
The versatile accommodation selection of Levi ranges from isolated cottages to hotels and chalets in the middle of the resort. Hullu Poro, part of our Film Friendly Network, offers a selection of accommodation in the area. Lapland Hotels is another film-friendly hotel to consider, as are the two Santa’s Hotels villas that are suitable for group accommodation.
The accommodation capacity of Levi is approximately 25 000 beds.
Restaurants & Catering
As with accommodation, there is a wide range of restaurant options to choose from in Levi, from fast food eateries to high-end culinary experiences. For example, the restaurants of the forementioned Hullu Poro and Lapland Hotels are happy to serve productions with experise and care.
Some additional local services that may be useful when filming in Levi include:
- Skiing and cross-country skiing equipment rentals
- Snowmobile rentals
- Snowcat services
- Reindeer and husky experiences
But this is just to name a few; as one of Finland’s most popular ski resorts, Levi is a hub of activity providers, safari guides and more. For more information on the services available in the area, visit the Levi travel site.
Lapland is the most connected wilderness in the Arctic. Thanks to its five airports, vast and well-maintained road network and efficient public transportation, getting around is effortless throughout the year.
The nearby Kittilä Airport (20 min by car) offers a daily connection to Helsinki year-round, as well as connections to some European cities during the winter season.
You can travel to Levi by bus. For example, there is a bus line that travels to Levi all the way from the Finnish capital Helsinki. For timetables and tickets for buses, visit Matkahuolto.
As all of Lapland, the Levi is easy to reach by car. If you opt for a rental car, the film-friendly services of ScanCar are available across the region.
Crew, Studios and Filming Equipment
Production service companies that operate across Lapland:
Angel Films offers equipment rentals for productions in Lapland. The company also owns sound stages in Helsinki.
Filming permits to the ski center premises are granted by Levi Ski Resort Ltd, while permits for the rest of the Levi area are handled by Visit Levi. Film Lapland is more than happy to help you with the permit process, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.