Already the end of November! Where to spend the Christmas holidays? Make way for the magic of December and head to Santa Claus’ country with Lapland. Who’s ever dreamed of meeting Santa Claus? Located in the far north, Lapland is a timeless destination because it offers you unique landscapes to take your breath away.
But where is Lapland?
As mentioned earlier in the far north but the far north is a bit vast! A visual will help you to better locate the area.
Lapland a winter paradise
Santa Claus country, reindeer, snow and aurora borealis, Lapland is a magical place as in your childhood dreams.
In this vast and almost uninhabited area, the Sami live, a very warm local people despite the very cold temperatures! Today, however, these people are fighting for their lands, for their rights and to preserve their culture.
Gastronomy in the far north
There is no need to be clever in comparing prices because there is often only one supermarket per village and still. The inhabitants of the far north consume vegetables and especially potatoes. And what else? Obviously fish and shellfish, that they fish in many lakes. So if you have the opportunity, we recommend the «King Crab», a local specialty that is a giant crab.
Small specialities in addition: the “Grillimakkara” which are Finnish sausages and the “Karjalanpiirakka” or “Karelian Tart”, rye patties in the form of canoes that are eaten with melted butter.
What activities to do in Lapland?
First, with all this snow, ski obviously. All these stretches are waiting for you! You can also do snowmobiling, sledding, tobogganing and much more.
Then, for people who love cultures and traditions, in Imari is the Siida Museum highlighting the Sami culture, their way of life and their evolution over the years. Thus, you’ll be here for almost two hours.
Then visit Kittilä’s ephemeral ice hotel, which is rebuilt every year! A magical place to spend Christmas in a motorhome.
Finally, the Amethyst mine in Luosto because it is a unique place of its kind. You will cross long stretches of conifers and search for your own amethysts. In particular, you will be able to bring back your treasures at the end of your research.
What about Santa Claus? 🎅
Located on the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi is the emblematic city of Santa and his village. It is possible to visit the Santa Claus Park and meet Santa Claus as well as many animals. On the other hand, it is a place especially appreciated by children for its magic and its many activities: small train, workshop with elves, ice sculpture, shows and many others. May your dreams come true!
👉 To spend the Christmas holidays in a motorhome in Lapland, stop at Santa Claus Village.
Practical info: Internet and wifi
One of the most connected countries in the world, Finland has free wifi in many places so don’t worry, you won’t be cut off from the world!
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