We travelled to Levi with Thomson for a new years eve break. We have two young daughters and we went to Yllas last December for the Santa break with Inghams and wanted to do something different this year.
Thomson were brilliant. The flight was fun (the pilot dipped the plane pretending that Santa had landed on it) even though we travelled 29th December they tailored the trip for the kids to thank santa for their presents and it was just as much fun and christmassey as it was before christmas.
The Levi cabins were very clean and had all of the amenities that you could wish for including a log burner and sauna. The cabins themselves are not "Log" cabins as we expected. They are made of wood but the structure is of square planed timbers - not as rustic but still very attractive. There was also a welcome pack which included bread, milk, juice, eggs, bacon, sausage, tea coffee sugar. This was great and we really appreciated it.
The whole holiday was fantastic and Thomson kept us busy each day with excursions and even a trip to Santas workshop which they exclusively hired for their guests so it was great to look around and not be rushed or have long waiting times which we did have with Inghams.
The only reason I didnt give the Levi Cabins a five star rating was because they were 4km out of Levi so we had to get the Ski bus which runs every half hour until 7pm and after that we got taxis which were easy to catch. We did walk into Levi a couple of times as we put the kids on sledges and pulled them along but this wasnt always suitable if the weather was too cold for them. Having said this I would still stay at these cabins so dont let it put you off. It was lovely after a long day to go back and light a fire. Much better than going back to a hotel room and you can still visit the hotels and join in with the entertainment which we did every night.
There is lots to do in Levi including the cable car up to the ski hotel. The cable car is free after 6pm and the restaurant meals at the ski hotel are very good.
If you travel with Thomson dont rush into booking and paying for extra excursions - see what is included in your holiday first as they do pressure you by saying that if you dont book now you might not get on the trip. This is not the case as you could always book with a company in Levi and it may be cheaper but Thomson wouldnt want that so they would get you on the trip anyway. We didnt book anything and we had Reindeer slegh ride, Husky sleigh ride and a day of snow mobiles included. Our friends booked everything and paid nearly £1000 extra and they did the same as us but for a bit longer - as it is so cold you really dont want to be doing these things for too long. Instead we went back to the cabin warmed up then went into Levi to look around and experience the pubs / restaurants. A great trip. We loved it and would definately recommend :)
- Also Known As:
- Levi Log Cabins Hotel Levi
- Levi Log Cabins Finland - Lapland