Kittilä is a town in Finnish Lapland. Levi near Kittilä is one of the largest Finnish skiing resorts and a popular destination for skiers. Another attraction in winter months is Lainio, a village completely built of snow and ice.
The village has over 6,000 inhabitants.
Tourism forms an important pillar of the economy. The skiing resort Levi draws tens of thousands of winter sports fanatics yearly. The winter sports season is also long: from mid October until mid May!
In addition, a Canadian company, Agnico-Eagle Mines, exploits one of the largest gold mines of Europe.
Kittilä airport is situated four kilometers north of the village and seven kilometers south of the skiing resort Levi. There are direct connections with among others the Finnish capital Helsinki. The airport lies straight off the main road between Kittilä and Levi (Levintie, road number 79) and is therefore easy reachable by rental car.
There's good public bus transportation, both within the skiing resort Levi as between Levi and Kittilä.
A rental car is a good means of transportation to explore Kittilä and surroundings, the skiing resorts of Levi and the vast woods in this part of Finland. Do keep in mind the sometimes severe weather conditions in winter. You also need to beware game suddenly crossing the road.
Kittilä only offers a limited number of accommodations, but the supply in Levi is huge. There are more than 20,000 hotel beds available! In winter months however this number is barely sufficient. We therefore recommend booking your accommodation well in advance, especially if you want to visit Kittilä around Christmas, New Year's or Easter.
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