Imagine a place where the snow never melts, the sky is always painted with the Northern Lights, and Christmas is celebrated 365 days a year. This magical place exists, and it’s called Lapland.
What is Lapland?
Lapland is a region located in the northernmost part of Finland. The area covers over one-third of Finland and stretches to Sweden, Norway, and Russia. It’s known for its vast wilderness, beautiful landscapes, and unique culture.
Why is it considered the most magical Christmas town in the world?
There are several reasons why Lapland is considered the most magical Christmas town in the world. First and foremost, it’s the official home of Santa Claus. In the town of Rovaniemi, you can visit Santa Claus Village and meet the man himself. You can also send a postcard from the Santa Claus Main Post Office. It’s said that every year, millions of letters are sent to Santa Claus from children all around the world.
Another reason why Lapland is so magical is that it’s one of the best places to see the Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis is a natural light display that occurs when charged particles from the sun collide with the Earth’s atmosphere. Lapland is located within the Arctic Circle, making it one of the best places to witness this phenomenon.
For those looking for more adventure, Lapland offers a wide range of winter activities. From reindeer and husky rides to snowmobiling and ice fishing, there’s something for everyone.
Where should I go in Lapland?
There are several towns in Lapland that are worth visiting, each with its own unique charm.
Rovaniemi is the capital of Lapland and the official home of Santa Claus. It’s a bustling town with plenty of shops, restaurants, and activities. In addition to Santa Claus Village, you can also visit the Arktikum Museum and Science Centre or take a hike in Ounasvaara Nature Park.
Levi is a popular ski resort that offers a wide range of winter activities. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can also go ice fishing, snowshoeing, or take a reindeer or husky safari.
Saariselka is a small town located in the middle of Urho Kekkonen National Park. It’s known for its beautiful landscapes and pristine wilderness. In addition to winter activities, you can also go hiking, fishing, or berry picking in the summer months.
When is the best time to visit Lapland?
The best time to visit Lapland depends on what you want to experience. If you want to see the Northern Lights, the best time to visit is between September and April. If you’re interested in winter sports, December through March is the best time to go.
Keep in mind that Lapland is a very cold and dark place in the winter months. The average temperature in December is around -12°C (10°F). Make sure to pack warm clothing and layers.
There’s no denying that Lapland is one of the most magical places in the world, especially during the Christmas season. Whether you’re visiting Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, skiing in Levi, or watching the Northern Lights in Saariselka, there’s something for everyone in Lapland.
So what are you waiting for? Book your trip to Lapland today and experience the magic for yourself.