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Christmas in July? Why not?
Visit Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finland 365 days a year!
You can explore the official hometown of Santa Claus on the Arctic Circle! Feel Christmas spirit every day of the year!
Sounds great! But where in the world is this?
Rovaniemi is located in Lapland, which is the northern-most region of Finland.
This is an unforgettable destination that’s well-known for its incredible arctic nature, and of course, Santa Claus! In 2010, Rovaniemi received the status of the Official Hometown of Santa Claus.
There’s a lot to see and do in the area for the whole family. You can enjoy husky and reindeer sleigh rides, snowmobile tours, farm visits, winter nature experiences, and shopping for unique souvenirs to bring back home to your friends and family.
Santa Claus Village is Lapland’s best-known attraction and it’s home to a wide range of family-friendly activities, shops, restaurants and cafés. You can even see cute animals like Santa’s reindeer! As you can imagine, they plan an important role in the spirit of Christmas.
You can also visit SantaPark, an indoor Christmas theme park, voted the top Christmas destination in the world! Take pictures with elves and Santa, earn a diploma (and elf hat!) at the legendary Elf School, watch a magical and fun-filled Elf Show. Hop on the Magic Train, create your own Christmas art, explore ice sculptures, and so much more!
Did you know: Santa Claus’ Main Post Office is in the Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle – and it’s part of Finland’s official postal service network. Imagine having your very own special memory from the Arctic Circle – a letter from Santa Claus!
According to the Post Office, cards, letters and parcels sent from Santa Claus’ Main Post Office are stamped with a genuine Arctic Circle postmark!
How do you get there?
Rovaniemi is an urban city surrounded by arctic nature, offering a wide range of exciting activities for both couples and families. Rovaniemi’s international airport connects travelers to other airports in Finland, Europe and the rest of the world.
Does this sound like a great trip? You bet – I’m already planning to take my boys!
Reach out if you’d like more information – it’s never too late to believe in Santa, magic and creating those unforgettable family experiences!
For other ideas, check out my blog post about the best Christmas markets in Europe here
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