Finland is the ho-ho-ho heartland, especially in the case of Rovaniemi ( which hosts two theme parks where the great man can be encountered.Santa Park (00 358 600 301 203; santapark.com; €31 for adults, €25.50 for children 3-12) boasts Santa's Office, the Toy Factory and an Elf Workshop.
Getting to Santa Claus Village from central Rovaniemi is handy by bus number 8. Wed 28.9.2016 at 19.00 Lapland Chamber Orchestra: Chamber Symphony Concert II 'Viva Clarinet' Joseph Haydn: Overture (Symphony) in D Major to the opera L’Incontro improvviso’ Lars Karlsson: Clarinet Concerto WORLD PREMIERE Ivo Petrić: Chamber Symphony 96 07 Finnish premiere...
On the surface, it is illogical – the idea that, just as Europe plunges into winter, anyone would wish to visit the continent's coldest and most remote portions in search of a holiday. It is a place of magical, even otherworldly image – a white landscape of frosted forests and iced lakes.
It is not a country, but an area that spreads over the uppermost parts of the Nordic landmass.
You might delineate it as Sapmi, the region inhabited by the Sami people crossing the top of Norway, Sweden and Finland, even flowing into Russia. Norwegian (0843 3780 888; norwegian.com) flies non-stop from Gatwick to Tromso in Norway, with connections to Alta and Kirkenes.
Finnair (08; finnair.com) flies via its hub in Helsinki to up-country Finland, including Ivalo, Kuusamo, Rovaniemi and Kittila.
And Scandinavian Airlines (08; uk) covers Lulea and Kiruna in Sweden via Stockholm.In addition, charter airlines such as Thomson Airways (08; flights.uk) head to destinations such as Rovaniemi directly.One attraction is the chance to meet Father Christmas.We are Lapland Holiday experts in both day trips and overnight holidays to visit Santa Claus in Lapland, Finland.Featuring all major Lapland tour operators, UK departure points and Lapland destinations we are sure that we can find you the perfect Santa holiday.All Lapland holidays offered are ABTA and ATOL protected giving you the peace of mind that your money is always safe.