It was my last night with my baby in Levi. Levi Tourist Office arranged the snowshoeing night tour. I'm still remember wanting to try this activity when I searched the snowshoeing activity. Levi Tourist office made my dream come true again. 


Lapin Luontoelamys company picked us up in front of the Levi Tourist Office at 19:00Participation fee: 70 € /person, children under 12 years 35 €/child. The fee includes snowshoes, poles, gaiters, catering, hot drink, sausage and guidance. The guide speaks English and Finnish. It takes approx. 2.5 hours. You need to bring the wind- and waterproof clothing, gloves, warm hat, shoes suitable for trekking. Reservation on previous day by 6 p.m. raiski@levi.fi or +358 40 716 3033. You also can book your tour in the Levi Tourist Office. Group size: at least 4 people.


There were 6 people included me in the night tour to Levi. The van took us to the Levi summit. We wore the snowshoes and took the poles then started the snowshoeing night tour. It was my first time to wear the snowshoes. It was a little big and you needed to put your shoes in the snowshoes. Remembering to tie it up then walk. It makes you much easier to walk on the snow. 


We climbed upwards for a bit after we had equipment. Everyone walked a little faster than me. I walked slowly, because I was concerned with my pregnancy. I couldn't see very well in the night. I was thinking that maybe I should bring my headlight, it would make me feel safe. I was excited to do the snowshoeing hiking in the night. We need to climb upward and walked down the slope and we went through the forest. It was a real adventure for my baby Aurora and me. The tour guide asked us to followed his steps to keep us safe. I was a little bit tired. It is a good exercise when you wore the snowshoes climb the mountain. It was especially easy to get tired in my condition. 

On the way down we visited a Lapp hut. You need to take off the snowshoes once you enter the Lapp hut, otherwise you will slip.


There were 2 staff members there to welcome us. They prepared the open fire, hot drinks and self-grilled sausages.


I felt so warm. I was happy to enjoy my drink and self-grilled sausage. It is the Finland traditional treat in such excursions.


We had a group photo. There was an African girl who was working there. I admired her for working here, because she was from a tropical country. 


Our tour guide. 


Everyone enjoyed the open fire and listened to the stories about Lappish life and culture.


After getting warm in the hut we headed outside to continue our snowshoes hiking. We enjoyed the Levi nocturnal view. It was a little bit exciting we couldn't see the route very well and we went through the forest. Sometimes we slipped in the snow. If you are lucky, you will see the northern lights during the night tour. We were not lucky on that night. 

Snowshoeing is a great way to experience Levi, Finland. I'm highly recommended this activity. You can choose to do the snowshoeing tour in the day or the night . You will have totally different experience. The walk itself was a lot of fun, just I worried about my baby so I couldn't enjoy it very well. 

Lapin Luontoelamys company staff were very kind and nice. They took me back to the hotel.


(Levi Tourist Office video.)

I didn't have much of a chance to take many photos on this trip. This video will let you understand more about the snowshoeing tour. You will see the different view from the top of the Levi summit.


Thanks Levi Tourist Office arranged me the snowshoeing night tour in Levi. My baby Aurora and I had a fantastic experience to explore the Levi night by snowshoes. Thanks Levi Tourist Office made a such a great trip in Levi. I live in a great hotel, enjoyed the husky safari, snowshoeing night tour, visited the ice gallery and the igloo and had a great dining. I enjoyed the Arctic Circle Levi, Finland. Here is a such beautiful place to go. Thanks Levi Tourist Office staff were so enthusiastic and professional to organize my tour in Levi. The Finnish were very nice and friendly here. Defiantly I would love to come back with my baby Aurora to enjoy Levi again. 


Discover Levi in Finland with snowshoes(By Levi Tourist Office)

Lapin Luontoelamys official website

Address:Ounasjoentie 810 FI-99140 KÖNGÄS 

Tel:+358 40 716 3033 or +358 40 466 1850

E-mail:raiski@levi.fi


Levi tourist office website

You can find the Levi tourist information and book your Huskies safari tour or other activities in Levi on this website.
Address: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

Open Hour :Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30,Sat-Sun11:00-16:00
Tel: +358 16 639 3300

Map

How can you get in Levi

By plane

Kittilä airport (IATA: KTT, ICAO: EFKT)  is some ten south from Levi. Airport has direct connections to Helsinki by Finnair and (during season) Blue1 and to Riga by Air Baltic. Busses coming from south travel via airport to Levi. You may also use taxi.

By train+bus
Overnight trains operate from Helsinki and Turku to Rovaniemi and Kolari (getting from Turku to Kolari require change in Tampere). From these you have to take bus. Trip takes 2.5 hours from Rovaniemi and 1hour and 15 mins from Kolari.


By bus
Busses operate from Helsinki to Levi requiring change in Rovaniemi. Trip takes over 16 hours!


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這是Una和肚中的極光寶寶待在Levi的最後一晚,Levi的觀光單位幫Una安排這個雪鞋夜間探險的活動。還記得出發前,查詢芬蘭雪上活動的時候,對雪鞋活動躍躍欲試,沒想到會在Levi實現了這個願望。


晚上七點在Levi的遊客中心前等待,Lapin Luontoelamys公司就會有專人開車接送。Levi雪鞋夜間探險的費用為70 € / 每位,12歲以下小孩 35 € / 每位,整個行程約2.5小時。這個行程提供:雪鞋、雪杖、熱飲、香腸和嚮導。這個行程沒有提供雪衣,所以自己要做好保暖的工作,衣服、外套、手套、帽子、襪子、鞋子都要穿得保暖點。預定這個行程,最晚必須在前一晚的六點前寫e-mail到raiski@levi.fi或打電話到+358 40 716 3033訂購,也可以到Levi遊客旅遊中心預定此行程,如果預定日期的訂購人數未滿4人就會取消。


當天參加的人數加Una總共有6位,車子載我們到山頂上,然後每個人穿上雪鞋和拿著雪杖就開始準備出發了。這是Una第一次穿雪鞋,就是把鞋子塞進很大的雪鞋裡,記得要扣好再行走,雪鞋下面為鋸齒狀,幫助你在雪地中行走,比較不會滑倒。


穿著雪鞋就上山了,大家走路的速度有點快, Una倒是比較謹慎,畢竟剛得知懷有身孕。Una的夜間視力不太好,所以跟著嚮導跟緊緊的,不過這個嚮導走路真的有點快,可能已經很熟悉地形了,畢竟在完全沒有燈的夜晚上山,自己覺得應該要戴頭燈的,會比較有安全感。第一次穿著雪鞋在夜間上山,是真的滿刺激的,有時候腳步會陷得比較深,感覺有點可怕,嚮導也是叫我們緊跟著他的腳印走,比較不會讓走入陷得太深的地方。


上山走了一段路真的覺得滿累的,因為踏在雪地裡行走,又穿著重重的雪鞋,其實還滿耗體力的,加上懷孕一開始本來就很容易累,還好後來就到一個拉普蘭小木屋休息。進小木屋就要把雪鞋脫掉,不然會滑倒。


一到小木屋就有他們的工作人員已經在裡面等我們,有溫暖的爐火、熱飲和香腸。


進到小木屋裡,身體都暖和起來了,還有熱飲和自己烤香腸吃,真的多少可以恢復一點體力啊!


裡面有個來這裡工作的非洲女生,我真的覺得她真的太強了,從超級熱的地方跑到北極圈來工作。


我們當天的嚮導。


大家圍著爐火,就開始聊起天來,嚮導也說了拉普蘭區的薩米文化,大家很認真的在聽。


稍作休息後,我們就走入森林區準備下山,沒有任何的路線標誌,就只能跟著嚮導在林子裡穿梭的走。走到山頭的某個位置,可以看到Levi的夜景。其實還滿刺激的,視線不佳下,注意眼前還要注意腳下,還好後面還有還有另外一個嚮導會確保每一位團員的安全。行走過程中會在雪地滑倒和摔倒是正常的。


如果運氣好的話,就可以在這個雪鞋夜間探險看到極光。我們那天運氣不夠好,所以沒看到極光,這個雪鞋夜間探險行程是滿難得的經驗,能夠穿著雪鞋上下山,並在森林裡穿梭。未來有機會到芬蘭Levi的朋友,千萬不要錯過此活動。這個行程本身是很有趣的,只是當時Una懷有身孕的狀況,會比較小心翼翼。


這間公司的服務人員態度都很好很親切和送Una回飯店。


後話:Una在參加此行程前,並不清楚行程內容是甚麼,想說就是穿著雪鞋健走一下。後來到了現場才知道,原來是要穿著雪鞋上下山,還要穿越森林。本來想說這沒甚麼難得倒自己的,但重點是那時Una剛得知有身孕,加上夜間視力不好,走在雪地的每一步都是戰戰兢兢的。這次的夜間探險,Una在雪地摔了幾跤,還有屁股坐在雪地上滑著下山,雪都跑進衣服裡,當時很擔心會影響肚中的胎兒的安危。極光寶寶在我肚子裡,陪我在雪地裡打滾、摔跤和滑倒好幾次,最後都還好有緊緊地跟著媽咪,幸好當初懷孕前身體有調養好,不然後果真的不堪設想。所以這次雪鞋夜間探險,真的是冒著極光寶寶的生命危險參加的。所以在這裡Una也要特別敬告,有身孕的女生請不要參加雪鞋夜間探險。若真的要參加雪鞋活動可以選擇白天的,但也請考量自己的體力和身體狀況,因為老外走的速度真的比較快,畢竟懷孕的時候,身體是比較容易累和敏感的。(當初Una並未告知Levi觀光單位自己已懷孕的事情,所以才安排這雪鞋夜間探險活動,也意外讓Una跟極光寶寶有了第一次在雪地翻滾的經驗。)


(Levi Tourist Office製作的影片,穿著雪鞋探索Levi。)

此行程Una沒拍太多照片,因為要兩手握雪杖,還要跟上大家的腳步。Una這裡放Levi官網的雪鞋影片,讓大家比較能體會芬蘭的雪鞋活動,這也是除了滑雪之外的另一種雪上活動選擇。加上Levi滑雪場著名,上山能看到到的景色也會很不一樣,穿雪鞋會在雪地摔倒和滑倒是必有的過程和樂趣。


感謝Levi觀光單位安排招待此次的雪鞋夜間探險行程,讓極光寶寶跟Una有了第一次在雪地翻滾探險的難得經驗。最後再次感謝Levi觀光單位職員熱心又專業的安排Una此次在Levi的旅行和住宿,讓Una實現了哈士奇狗雪撬和雪鞋探險的活動,又參觀了冰屋酒店和當地的玻璃屋酒店,也享受當地第一名的餐廳。不得不讚嘆這裡的雪景真的太美了,又有很多小商店可以購買紀念品,讓Una和極光寶寶在Levi有著美好的回憶。Una在此次的芬蘭行,也感受芬蘭人的友善和熱情,很希望下次能再帶著極光寶寶舊地重遊,下次她就不用在媽咪肚子裡翻滾啦!

Lapin Luontoelamys官網

地址:Ounasjoentie 810 FI-99140 KÖNGÄS 

電話:+358 40 716 3033 or +358 40 466 1850

E-mail:raiski@levi.fi


Levi tourist官網

Address: Myllyjoentie 2, Levi 99130, Finland

Open Hour :Mon-Fri 9:00-17:30,Sat-Sun11:00-16:00

Tel: +358 16 639 3300

Map



檢視較大的地圖

到Levi交通方式

飛機赫爾辛基(Helsinki)機場有直達班機,可搭芬蘭航空。

巴士:從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)搭巴士到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi),再轉巴士到Levi,車程約16小時。
火車+巴士:搭夜班火車從赫爾辛基(Helsinki)到羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)。在從羅瓦涅米(Rovaniemi)搭巴士到Levi,巴士車程約2.5小時。

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