Top 10 Things To Do And See In Lapland, Finland
Most people have wondered whether Santa Claus is real or not from a very young age. Indeed, Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland. The Santa Claus Holiday Village is cut through by the boundary of the Arctic Circle. The ambience of the Santa Claus Village is warm and cozy, with magical lighting at night. You can chat and take photos with Santa Claus in the Santa Claus’s Office. If you want to send some special gifts next Christmas, you can leave your address in their Santa Claus’s Main Post Office. There are also many restaurants and shops that give you an exceptional Christmas experience.
Situated seven kilometers away from the city center of Levi, Luvattumaa is a wonderful place for you to free your mind from stress and chill out. It is a natural spa and sauna, which uses the water coming from the Lappish river. They also provide hot and cold open air baths and compartments with traditional saunas. There is also an ice gallery, where you can take as many pictures as you like. Every year, they use different themes of ice building. There is also a huge ice castle comprised of a snow chapel, ice gallery and an ice bar.
Akantie 180, Levi 99130, Finland, +358 407400925
Located in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolariand Muonio, Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park is one of the oldest national parks and the third largest national park in Finland. Muonio is a good place to start hiking, as the landscape is relatively flat and there are sufficient village houses where you may find food and necessities. While hiking you can see highland flora and fauna. The most common plant is the Dryas octopetala, and is considered to be the most beautiful flower in Lapland.
The midnight sun
The midnight sun is one of the most iconic natural phenomena in the Nordic region. The inclination of the Earth’s axis makes it possible for the northern regions of Finland to experience daytime constantly during summer. During this season, the sun travels in a circle in the sky. Sodankylä is one of the best places to see the midnight sun. There is an incredible view and usually a clear sky with a warm and mild sun. There is also a Midnight Sun Flim Festival, which launches every year in June. This festival will play 20 to 30 modern movies from all around the world non stop, and is surely a great way to keep yourself entertained all night long.