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In Finnish Lapland, near the popular Ski Resort Levi and its high-standard services, is a place called Elves Hideaway, where visitors have the opportunity to peek into a whole different world, a world in which the wild nature, ancient forests, fresh air, pure water and human beings all exist as one. Here, time stops and all hurry is forgotten.
Visitors to Elves Hideaway will discover elves’ houses and hiding places in the forest. Along the way you will arrive at a tunnel which leads to a world hidden from humans. A path leads to the Hidden Huts, the most secret place of the elves’ world, where you will also meet with other inhabitants of Lapland, such as gnomes.
In the Gingerbread House, everyone can try their hand at making gingerbread and the Barn-Elf will reveal the best herbal remedies for all aches and pains. You may also be lucky enough to come across the little elves, who are happy to welcome you with a smile and take you through the different experiences. The elves are always ready for some ruff and tumble. The reindeer are harnessed by the Stable-Elf for a fun ride and in the winter the snow-covered hills beckon for a spot of sledding. As night falls, the hot sauna and a dip into the freezing wild Ounasjoki river are an unbeatable combination: it is an extreme experience for the bravest only—and the secret of the elves’ longevity!
The elves can take you on a hike through the forests, a skiing trip in the winter or canoeing in the summer, and there are also relaxing treatments available, such as hot tubs, herbal baths and peat treatments. Your perfect day will be crowned by the sumptuous delicacies of the Lappish kitchen, enjoyed in front of the fire.
In the summer, Elves Hideaway bathes in the midnight sun and, in the winter, its inhabitants cosy up during the winter darkness, when the sun does not come up at all, and enjoy the magical dance of the Northern Lights in the sky from the comfort of a Lappish hut made especially for observing them.
The spring in Lapland offers excellent winter sport conditions with dazzling sunshine as the days grow longer towards the summer—until the white nights begin. Now is the best time to head to Levi and Elves Hideaway. Finnair flies from Helsinki to Kittilä every day, and the flight lasts only 90 minutes.
At Elves Hideaway, everyone can enjoy an adventure, but also feel the bliss of the quietude of Finnish Lapland brings—and the sense of peace and mystique that cannot be experienced anywhere else. Are you ready? Elves Hideaway wishes all visitors, great and small, welcome to visit all year round.
In Köngäs village sheltered by large courtyard and gloomy forest one may take a peek at elves living. Here by the river bank of River Ounas lives Stable-Elf with its horse friends Wilsson, Oliver and Lurifax. The reindeer’s follow visitors with their gaze. Forrest elf´s favorite job is collecting wild herbs and refine them for people to use. One may get a change to smell sweet grass or dried birch trees from last summer.
Hiding in the magical forest the elves have a plenty to do. The path leads you to to most secret place of the elves world, Hidden huts. Step in to a real Gingerbread house or Elves School. The place transpires the strong energy of nature. Walking through the forest makes you realize the beautiful details of nature which may be hidden in the heat of the ordinary busy life. Calmness of the forest is restored in wanderer’s heart and he can carry on with peaceful mind.
The spacious yard offers plenty to do for all ages around the year. At Tonttula you can spend a nice day-off with the family or relax after a day in a meeting. Children may play in the barns and get to know to elf living. Even adults can be surprised to see what is inside the barns. In a little chapel the silence is music for the ears. It is also a stage for memorable weddings. In the barn beside the river with fire in the oven a group of ten can really experience the magic of Lapland. Next to it is a traditional old sauna and a hot pool under the starry sky. Bigger groups can spend the evening tasting delicious Lappish snacks in the Northern Lights kota (tee-pee). Maybe you´ll find your inner elf during your visit