Not yet 30 years old, Levi in Finnish Lapland has grown from one hotel in 1981 to a full-scale winter resort boasting 23,000 hotel and chalet beds and featuring as an established stop on the International Ski Federation’s Alpine Skiing World Cup circuit.

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Boasting attractions that range from the official post office of Santa Claus to hundreds of miles of snowmobile tracks, from saunas that end with a nerve-jangling dip in ice pools to being made an honorary reindeer by a Sami shaman, and from competition-standard ski slopes to rides in dogsleds and reindeer sleighs, Finnish Lapland is truly a winter wonderland.

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