Spend a different summer holiday near Levi filled with mainly nature minded activities. Full board at our wilderness hut. Watching wildlife right from your window or on the way to the outdoor toilet? Heating sauna with wood to get a proper wash. Getting tired from the amount of oxygen. Getting up according to the sun and not your watch. How long can YOU be without electricity supply?
- LENGTH OF PROGRAMME: 1 week (6 days, 7 nights); or according to agreement
- AVAILABILITY: June (2nd and 3rd week are best) and September(1st and 2nd week are best)
- SIZE OF GROUP: 2-4 persons
- PRICE: 1200 € /person (if 4 participants), 1400 €/ person (if 2 participants)
Transportation from Kittilä airport, activity equipment, meals, accommodation outside touristic areas (closest people 1.5 km away), sauna, services of the guide for every day are all included in the price. You choose what experience you want, just let us know your interests and physical shape.
Programme Options you can choose from:
- Fishing on Wolf and Wolverine Lakes
- Autumn torch fishing on Wolverine Lake
- Amazing bog hike
- Cycling around Kumputunturi fell
- ATV (quad bike) try out
- Sauna nights
- Visiting reindeer round up fences
- Hike to Kumputunturi fell and searching for reindeer with help of their GPS
- Trip to Sodankylä village and visiting a nature trail
- Visiting Levi village and/or Samiland museum
- Trip to Inari village and Siida museum
- Picking all different kind of berries and enjoying pies and jams in September
- Searching for elk (moose) with a local expert in September
- Many other hiking options if you wish
TYPE OF PROGRAMME: We will spend the day getting to know the life of the reindeer. We will first visit an old round up corral with reindeer herders` hut. Then we will drive to the root of the fell and make a climb to the top or only to the hut just above the tree line. We can grill sausages or reindeer ribs or taste elk burger while admiring the views.
- LENGTH OF PROGRAMME: 6-8 hours, often closer to 8 hours
- PRICE: 110€ adults, 70€ children (the hike is too demanding for children under 10)
Transportation from and to Levi (110km) is included in the price.
- SIZE OF GROUP: 2-8 persons
- NOTE: Dress according to the weather, do not underestimate the wind.
Did you know what Finns call their own country in Finnish? “Suomi”, i.e. my bog, my wetland. This is your chance to experience some of the most beautiful views and interesting fragrances on foot with a guide in very unique environment. Those who have tried have never regretted although people might need to step out of their comfort zone slightly.
If you wish, you can combine this trip with a fishing afternoon at our private lake or with a sauna evening in the wild. Ask for more details.
- DURATION: approximately 5-6 hours
- SIZE OF GROUP: 2-8 person
- AVAILABILITY: June – September
- PRICE: 95 € adults, 60 € children (the longer hike is not suitable for children as their legs might be too short). Transportation from and to Levi is included in the price.
In autumn, we organize torch fishing trips on Wolverine Lake (Kätkäjärvi) a traditional way of fishing around here. When the autumn evenings grow dim and darkness falls, it is time to begin our torch fishing trips. You can lurk at the bow of the boat, spear at the ready, to pierce fish attracted by the beam of light from the torch.
- DURATION: 4 hours. The trip can begin after darkness has fallen and finishes before dawn.
- SIZE OF GROUP: 1-2 persons;
- AVAILABILITY: 20th Aug – until the lake freezes (November). Requires a calm lake surface, impossible to organize in wind, fog or rain.
- PRICE: 150 € if one adult and 130 € if 2 adults
On the shore of a private Wolf Lake, you can enjoy a three-course meal in peace. Be ready to be disturbed by a sudden call “There they are! The Auroras!” The hut is situated 15 km from Levi centre. That is why on a clear night you have a great chance to see auroras reflected on the lake surface. No light pollution apart from some candle light inside the hut.
- DURATION: 2-3 hours.
- SIZE OF GROUP: 5-18 persons;
- AVAILABILITY: September – November.
- PRICE: 50 €/ adults, 35 € children (4-12 years of age)
Our company organizes various hunting programs lasting from some hours to several days. Nowadays you can hunt European elk (moose) from the beginning of September till mid December with a break from mid September till mid October to give the animals peace during the rutting season. The company owner has hunted in this area over 40 years and with his help you might get a true hunting experience.
What we take care of is hunting permission from the landowner, food and beverages. If you wish, we can also offer you accommodation in the wild, possibly sauna on a lake side etc. What the customers need to take care of is the hunting license, firearms (shotgun or rifle) and the license to carry them and the appropriate shooting test for big game. The package will be then tailor made according to your needs, the size of the group and the planned length of your stay. Depending on your country of origin it might take time to get the paperwork sorted, so please get in touch in time when planning your stay in Levi.
This is where you can see hundreds of reindeer on the same spot and take pictures of them. We will drive from Levi to the round up fence; the return trip will be around 150 km. We will spend the whole day outdoors, although in some places there is a reindeer herders` hut.
- DURATION: 6-8 hours.
- SIZE OF GROUP: 2-8 persons
- AVAILABILITY: second half of October – November (the round up day is difficult to predict, it is decided by the reindeer herding cooperative chief and often is announced with certainity the previous night)
- PRICE: 110 € adults, 75 € children (8-12 years of age) not suitable for younger children because of the possible harsh weather conditions. Transportation from and to Levi is included in the price.
If you visit Levi between October and November, there is not enough snow to organize reindeer rides. If you would still like to meet the animals and our trained pulling reindeer have already returned from their summer pastures, you can come and assist us when feeding them with help of a quad bike or snowmobile. Seeing many people would frighten them, that is why only small amount of people come join us. On the way to our enclosure, which is some 60 km from Levi, we can stop at a traditional corral fence and talk about reindeer and their life round the year.
- DURATION: approximately 3-4 hours.
- SIZE OF GROUP: 2-4 persons
- AVAILABILITY: end of October – November
- PRICE: 90 € adults, 60 € children (4-12 years of age) Transportation from and to Levi is included in the price.
- Cancellation fee is 30 euros.
- Cancellation more than 30 days prior the tour 100% refund –cancellation fee.
- Cancellation more than 15 days prior the tour 50% refund –cancellation fee.
- Less than 15 days prior the tour, no refund possible. Consider taking travel insurance in case of sudden illness or similar.
Come prepared for winter conditions with warm winter boots that have enough space for your socks, woolen socks (possibly knitted), mittens (not finger gloves, please) and warm under layers that should be preferably wool, fleece or similar. Try to avoid cotton as it retains moist and makes you feel cold. The outer layer should be weather proof.
Do not forget to bring a hat.
If coming for example from warm regions and do not wish to invest money into equipment you will never use afterwards, there are places where you can rent such gear (excluding thermal underlayers), one of them being snowmobile rentals in the center of Levi or at Kittilä airport.
Please let us know of all relevant food allergies when making the booking or latest 24 hours prior the tour. Our fish soup is either salmon or rainbow trout soup. Please note if allergic to either of these and inform us.
Our tours are held in English. If you wish to be guided in Finnish or Russian, please let us know ahead of time. The most basic information (safety/driving instructions for reindeer ride and ice fishing) is available in writing in French and Spanish, however, our guides do not speak those languages at all.
Pregnancy and Health Limitations
If booking a reindeer tour inform us ahead of time of any relevant health limitations (e.g. broken arm, undergone back surgery etc.) that shall be taken into consideration when selecting suitable animals for you and your family. Although each reindeer departs individually, we put an emphasis on safety and try to find a perfect match for you and your reindeer.
The meeting point during the snowy period is our winter starting place at Kätkäjärvi (address: Kätkäjärventie 407, Sirkka). If navigating yourselves, use google maps (not garmin or iphone). You can get there by taxi or your car from Levi center, it will take approximately 15 minutes. Try to come some 5-10 minutes before the tour starts at most. There is no waiting room as we are in the middle of nowhere, so come with proper winter gear on. It is a private road so make sure to book before coming.