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North of the Arctic Circle in the vast wilderness of Finnish Lapland lies Kittilä, a popular resort town. At Levi Resort, visitors can ski or snowboard on impressive mountain slopes, and in the evenings from September until April they can catch a stunning glimpse of the beautiful and unearthly phenomenon of the aurora borealis, shimmering in shades of green, pink, yellow, and violet in the night sky. Levi also hosts an educational exhibit about the Sami people, who are indigenous to the region, with photos, artifacts, and even buildings that reflect their culture. Elsewhere in Kittilä, visitors can explore Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, which features high and barren arctic fells, beautiful forests, and boggy mires.
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