Visit Santa Claus in Lapland
Christmas is coming and If you are fan of traveling during this lovely season, do not forget to visit Santa in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. Close to the cute little airport you’ll find a magical place called Santa's Village. Though you might not believe in Santa Claus (Joulupukki in Finnish) anymore, especially as you’re that one that spends heaps of money at the end of every year on gifts, you'll find it hard not to enjoy all activities this place has to offer. And talk about that white haired and bearded man wearing a red costume for the next few months. It’s a place where dreams do come true!
Meet and speak with Santa Claus in Lapland.This summer my fiancé took me to Lapland, in the northern part of Finland, and I was fortunate enough that I met Santa in the flesh. He’s very charming, huge, I mean tall (like all lumberjacks living here in Finland) and speaks several languages (French, English, Finnish, Swedish, German…). I was so amazed by his presence, that I talked about him more than our kids. He seemed to be very clever, friendly and approachable. Nothing quite like I was expecting. I guess this is why people queue for a while to have a chat with him and of course take a unique picture for the family album. Every time we pass our Santa family picture, that’s hanging in kid’s room, it brings back memories that makes us smile.
Santa Claus is very busy but there are several activities how to spend time:
- You can send a postcard – either immediately or get one from Santa himself, sent home for Christmas. I sent a few of them to ours and my sister’s kids. It will definitely be the best gift for them this year.
- Or you can get many forms of ‘Rudolph’ the reindeer toys and another promotional items (Christmas themed of course).
- Let your toddler to leave their dummy here for Santa's elves and baby reindeers!
- Find out how many people daily writes a letter to the real Santa!
- Spend some time in a Finnish Kota (similar to the American tipi) and find out where and how Finns spend their free time in winter when they want to be outside with friends.