About us

Our passion for the tourism industry was born from observing our father and uncle construct holiday homes in Lapland in the 1990s. Winters in Levi were a cherished time shared by family and friends. Our memories include outdoor activities, sports, time spent together, and more or less voluntary building work. Often the whole extended family and neighbors were recruited. Nevertheless, spending holidays amidst construction projects was a treasured time; the children and the family pets were invited to partake. 

Cozy apartments were developed for family and friends, designed for active outdoor people like ourselves. Along with the local community, we created our accommodation and hospitality services from the ground up, with hard work and grit.

Today, the same close-knit group of family and friends support us, the sisters, Juulia, and Sofia, as we guide Alpine Chalets into an expanding and sustainable future. Together with our fantastic team, we take good care of the privately owned Alpine Chalets, and above all, of the customers’ dream holidays. 

We are here for you

Juulia Siikarla

The managing director of Alpine Chalets

Cheerful Juulia is a dedicated, hands-on manager who stepped in her sister Sofia’s boots to lead the company. What matters the most to her is the absolute success of the guests’ holiday experience.

Juulia received a Bachelor of Hospitality Management degree in Rovaniemi and studied in Austria. She loves working with the guests and the employees amidst excitement of Levi. She finds time and empathy for all. The dynamic and athletic Juulia can potentially encounter you on the slopes, cross country skiing tracks, or on a hike. Or in Levi’s famous nightlife, dancing until the wee hours of the night.

Sofia Siikarla

Development of Alpine Chalets

Ironclad Sofia takes charge behind the curtains and is the other half of the dynamic sister duo. Sofia, who received her master’s degree in business administration in Helsinki and studied in Switzerland and the Netherlands, brought her unique expertise to develop Alpine Chalets. For years, Sofia was chiefly responsible for accommodation activities.

 After Juulia took over the operational leadership, Sofia focused on realizing her vision of Alpine Chalets as a unique front-runner in their field. The life of this unwavering entrepreneur, owner of an Alaskan malamute, and a mother of three is a rewarding mix of busyness and business.

Miia Saiho

GROUP TRAVELLERS' SUPPORT AND PROTECTION

Miia, a travel industry expert, offers support, security, and innovative ideas for the joy and benefit of group travelers. Miia’s competent hands create luxurious tailor-made Alpine Chalet holiday packages or conference trips in cooperation with our reliable partners. Spontaneous issues are resolved together on the spot, allowing even the group leaders to enjoy and spend relaxing moments with the guests.

As a local Laplander, Miia can spend her free time away from Levi’s commotion. Either at her country-style home, in the outdoor sauna, or enjoying the ambiance of the outdoor fire pit.

Leila Köngäs

TIP TOP MANAGER

Leila is a lovely Lappish lady and another Kittilä native. Thanks to her supervision, the housekeeping team is thriving and taking excellent care of Alpine Chalets. The organization and further development of services are in Leila’s trusted hands. She is always taking care of the interests of the guests.

In her spare time, the artistic Leila paints and enjoys spending time at her holiday cottage. She enjoys life, children, and grandchildren. And, of course, cleanliness and order.

Oleksander Kutsenko

MULTITALENTED MAN OF MAINTENANCE

Oleksander, a big-hearted maintenance man, is always where help is needed. The Alpine Chalets remain in excellent condition thanks to his strong character, with snow cleared out and chalets spick and span. Oleksander is always in a great mood and ready to rush to the aid of our team and guests.

Originally from Ukraine, yet having worked in Finland for over ten years, he is active in charity work in his free time, promoting the cause of distressed Ukrainians in Finland and their homeland.

Essi Määttä

OUR SKILLED INTERN

Essi is a third-year student at Kajaani University of Applied Sciences studying to get her Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management, and her work is invaluable in multiple areas. She handles customer service, reception, feedback, phone calls, and e-mails, all in a day’s work.

An internship within a star team? 

The renowned Levi is the perfect place for professional growth within the tourism industry. We are constantly looking for students for internships for the upcoming seasons. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in customer service work and learning within a team of friendly professionals. 

No problem or task of our guests is too small for our team, and we will find solutions together, even for the big ones.

Contact us!

    SEND YOUR ACCOMMODATION ENQUIRY, REQUEST FOR QUOTATION, OR GIVE FEEDBACK; WE WILL RESPOND TO YOUR MESSAGE promptly.

    our sales office is open weekdays at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm.