Set on the banks of the Ounasjoki River, on the calm side of the Levi fell, the nine stylish villas at Levi Spirit sit almost unnoticed in the landscape. The modern take on a traditional lodge combines contemporary Scandinavian sophistication with pristine nature and thrilling Arctic adventure.
Each villa sleeps up to 10 people. These chic boutique lodges, featuring cutting-edge Nordic design and using natural materials, are among the most stylish wild winter retreats in the world. The giant floor-to-ceiling windows flood the villas with light and connect the cosy inside and the severe outside, while large fireplaces, thick rugs and throws add to the impression of a toasty retreat. The top floor conceals an atmospheric Kammi, a traditional Sami earth lodge with balcony, outdoor terrace and roaring open fire to sit round and share stories.
Tear yourself away from the luxury trappings of your villa to spend your time availing yourself of the winter experiences right on your doorstep. Try skiing and snowshoeing around the cross-country track that skirts the villa area or hop on a snowmobile to follow trails through the snow-laden forest. Join a dog-sled team to mush across the frozen landscape or go on a reindeer safari. You’re also smack bang in the centre of Finland’s largest ski area so take advantage of the network of trails that carve through the Lappish countryside. With around 200 ski days a year and a season that stretches to April this is some of the best powder in Lapland.
After an exhilarating, thrilling day in the snow, return to your warm, comfortable haven. Slip into your private sauna and await your in-villa spa treatment. Save yourself having to cook and instead dine in your villa on gourmet meals prepared on your behalf – spoil yourself with waiter or even butler service and a guest chef to finish the cooking and preparation in the villa kitchen. Go the whole hog and have a bartender serve perfectly prepared cocktails as well, while you wait for the Northern Lights to make their eerie appearance.