Christmas in Lapland?

You may not think about it during these cold, dark months, but Christmas lovers have long known. Celebrating a holiday in Rovaniemi is the perfect destination to celebrate Christmas. The city is located exactly on the polar circle in northern Lapland in Finland and is the home of Santa Claus. In Finland, they thought that the good saint who was delivered to the children with flying reindeer and fairies was born here. Combine a visit to Santa Claus Village with a stay at design hotel Arctic Tree House Hotel. Guaranteed stunning views of the surrounding area and with a bit of luck the Northern Lights.

A visit to Santa Claus

Rovaniemi is a city of around 35,000 inhabitants and also the capital of Lapland. The Santa Claus office has a real postal address to which thousands of letters are sent every year. With a little luck, Santa will be home and you can visit. His house is easily recognizable … Between the illuminated Christmas trees you can see from a distance the neon lights of the Santa Village where buses full of tourists go. The place is a favorite stop for anyone going north. Don’t feel like waiting? Go to the post office and send a letter to friends and family with a unique Santa stamp. It is also possible to come by during the summer.

Arctic Treehouse in Rovaniemi

The inhabitants are proud of their famous resident and his popularity. A visit to Santa Claus Village at 8 km from the city is a fun experience for the children. Due to the northern location, there is always snow here and the atmospheric streets are illuminated by the moon and the stars. The city has its own international airport with good connections. Those who go to Lapland for Christmas combine a visit to Santa Village with a reindeer tour or a snowmobile tour that is good to do here. You can sleep in one of the hotels or wooden log cabins. Those looking for a special stay book at Arctic Treehouse Hotel. A luxuriously furnished design hotel in the shape of a cube with a glass wall facing north. With views over the treetops and the snowfields, the beams of the Northern Lights come straight into your living room! And of course a wonderfully warm Finnish sauna is not missing.

photos: website Arctic Treehouse Hotel

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