6 ways to discover the wonderful world of Santa’s home: Finnish Lapland

6 ways to discover the wonderful world of Santa’s home: Finnish Lapland

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Whether you are on the naughty or nice list, here are 6 activities you can’t leave off your own to-do list when visiting fairy tale-like Lapland just in time for Christmas

On the hunt for Aurora Borealis

The Northern Lights are definitely a must-see and it’s worth braving a cold night out when visiting Lapland! The Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, are one of the most spectacular things to see and, guess what, Lapland is the perfect destination to witness the magic for yourself.

Fun fact: Years ago there were lots of different theories of what the Northern Lights could be. The Vikings thought the Northern Lights were the reflection of weapons of immortal Viking warriors. Whereas some of the Alaskan Inuit people believed the colourful, dancing lights were the souls of animals.


Sit back, relax and explore

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be pulled on a sledge by reindeers or huskies whilst enjoying the fairy tale-like surroundings? Husky and reindeer trips are very common in Lapland and make a perfect way to explore a bit of the local culture and surroundings.

Explore Lapland by husky sledge.


Winter wonderland for adventurers

From December to May, Lapland gets blanketed in snow and turns into a scenic winter wonderland located deep inside the Arctic Circle. Did you know Lapland is a perfect destination for skiers and snowboarders? It has the longest runs in Finland and has got something to offer for everyone – no matter your experience level.

Are you not a fan of skiing or snowboarding? Don’t worry, there are lots of other entertaining activities up for grabs. How about snowmobiling treks, riding a horse in the snow, or, this is only for the bravest visitors, go winter swimming in an ice hole?!


Meet Santa Claus in person

If you’re visiting Lapland with your children, you definitely can’t miss Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi is the official home town of Santa Claus and is located on the Arctic Circle. Here you will find Santa every day and you will get the opportunity him in person. One thing is for sure, this will be an unforgettable experience for your children.

Visit Santa in Santa Claus Village


Overnight in an igloo

Experience Lapland on a different level! Embrace the cold weather and spend a night sleeping in traditional style – an igloo. Luckily you don’t need to build one yourself. These igloos are built from insulated glass and provide you with exceptional views of the starry sky above.

Overnight in an igloo


Spot Lapland’s famous residents

Aside from Rudolf, there is a whole host of other animal residents also living in Lapland.  You might be able to spot the Eurasian lynxes, wolves, brown bears, owls, ringed seals and the many deer.

Spot Lapland's famous animals


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