Well, every year, hundreds of thousands tourists from all over the world come to the deep forest in the far north Finland to greet him!
This place is called Rovaniemi (66.5039° N, 25.7294° E). And it is regarded as the hometown of Santa Claus.
Welcome to the hometown of Santa Claus!
Day 01: Arrive in Helsinki.
Day 02: Helsinki City (1550).
Visit the Historical Landmarks and Cultural Masterpieces.
Day 03: Helsinki - Rovaniemi (811 km, 1 h 15 min by air).
Day 04: Santa Claus Village
Day 05: Rovaniemi - Helsinki (811 km, 1 h 15 min by air).
Helsinki Cathedral (1852)
Helsinki Cathedral is the most symbolic building of Helsinki. It is the core and climax of the city center designed by the famous German architect Carl Ludvig Engel in 1815.
Helsinki Olympic Stadium (1952)
The Helsinki Olympic Stadium is the venue of the 1952 Summer Olympics. The stadium is still hosting international sports events and big concerts such as World Athletics Championships in 2005, the European Athletics Championships in 1971, 1994 and 2012.
Temppeliaukio Church (1969) (Church of the Rock or Rock Church)
The unique Lutheran church is designed by architects and brothers Timo Suomalainen and Tuomo Suomalainen. The church has an amazing copper dome and it is built directly into solid rock. Every year, half a million tourists visited the popular Temppeliaukio Church.
Finlandia Hall (1971)
Finlandia Hall is one of the masterpieces of the famous Finnish architect Alvar Aalto - one of the world pioneers of architectural functionalism.
Sibelius Monument (1967)
Sibelius Monument, sculptured by famous Finish artist Eila Hiltunen, is dedicated to the famous Finish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). It consists of series of more than 600 hollow steel pipes welded together in a wave-like pattern.
Helsinki’s open-air market is located at the heart of the city and facing directly to the Baltic Sea. In a relaxing atmosphere, you can find traditional Finish foods and treats, handicrafts and souvenirs here. Open-air cafe shops in summertime are great places to sit and soak up the sun, and in wintertime heated cafe tents let you comfortably sip steaming hot coffee even in the coldest weather.
Rovaniemi, the Santa Clause’s Hometown.
Rovaniemi is located in the deep forest. It is 811 kilometers north of Helsinki, the capital of Finland. Rovaniemi’s unspoiled nature, arctic sceneries and rich Lappish culture earned the city nickname – the Santa Clause’s hometown.
Santa Claus Village is the most visited attraction in Rovaniemi. Here you can greet Santa Claus in his office, have a picture taken with him and send a postcard to your friends from Santa Claus’ post office.
Husky Safaris in the Wild Nature
Husky safaris in the wild Lapland is just fantastic. Travel with the lovely huskies as a team and experience an unforgettable sleigh ride in the breathtakingly beautiful wild Lapland nature.
Hunting for Aurora
Hunting Aurora in the wild Lapland is exciting yet needs patience. Now in Rovaniemi there is Aurora Alert Real-time service so you don’t miss the opportunities to see the Aurora. You will receive via SMS and email when the Magic Aurora Borealis is approaching.
Sami People’s Culture
The Sami people have lived in Lapland since prehistoric times. They are Lapland's most indigenous existing population. The lived within the Arctic Circle for thousands of years and generation after generation. They have fascinating culture and a lot of stories to tell.
Why not to take the extremely popular and luxury cruise ship from Helsinki to Stockholm and continue your Scandinavia holiday?
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