With Christmas around the corner, the Santa Claus Village in Finland promises to set your holiday spirits soaring high. Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland in Finland is the official hometown of Santa Claus which treats its visitors to a unique “North Pole” experience. From meeting Santa Claus in person to going on a sleigh ride with his reindeer, you name it and the Santa Claus Village has it.
The winter wonderland should easily make into any travel bucket list, thanks to its dreamy igloos, glass homes, lodges, and treehouse hotels that will make you want to stay in the Arctic corner forever. The little village offers its visitors a plethora of fun activities including ice skating with snowmen, snowmobile ride or cruise under the midnight sun or a visit to the Santa’s Secret Forest. From the wide-eyed huskies which welcome you to the town to the elves who give a masterclass on decorating gingerbread, Santa’s village is truly a wonderful family holiday destination.
The village of Rovaniemi is, however, much more than just being the land of Santa Claus. While the Arktikum museum and science centre offers a peek into the history of the region, the Ranua Wildlife Park is just an hour’s drive away. One can also attend the Irene and Ari Kangasniemi’s workshop to get lessons on making handcrafted goodies for the festive season.
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