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Lapland Travel Guide

The Great Outdoors

In western Lapland, the Levi resort has 44 slopes and 27 lifts. Levi Tourist Info, Myllyjoentie 2, Levi, 99130. 016/639–3300.

Pyhä and Luosto, in the Pyhätunturi National Park in southern Lapland, offers cabins near to cross-country and downhill skiing, and snowboarding possibilities. Pyhä-Luosto Travel Ltd., Laukotie 1, Luosto, 99555. 0207/303–020.

In the middle of the fells near Urho Kekkonen National Park, Saariselkä is an international tourist center with a network of well-marked hiking, skiing, and biking trails. Pohjois-Lapin Matkailu, Kelotie, Seula, Saariselkä, 99830. 016/668–402.

Downhill and cross-country skiing are popular at Ruka, which is also one of the most unrestricted areas in the world for snowmobiling. Rukakeskus, Rukatunturi, 93825. 08/860–0200.

Summer golf takes on such unusual guises as midnight-sun golf and Green Zone Tornio-Haparanda Golf—you'll play 9 holes in Finland and the other 9 in Sweden Meri-Lapin Golfklubi. In the summer it is so light that you can play during the night. The course is famous for its one-hour putt. Näräntie, Tornio, 95400. 016/431–711.

Karttakeskus, by the railway station in Helsinki, provides maps of marked cross-country skiing trails in Lapland. Vuorik. 14, Helsinki, 0100. 020/577–7580.



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