Photo. Lightening reindeers outside the airport in Rovaniemi, Finland.
Magic starts already outside the airport in Rovaniemi.
You can meet Santa Claus and cross the magical Arctic Circle every day at the Santa Claus Village in Lapland. Send friends and relatives greetings from the Santa Claus Main Post Office with the unique Arctic Circle postmark, shop in the numerous giftware stores and workshops and enjoy lifetime experiences with many different programmes! The best of all I think is to enjoy all the fun snow activities around in the Santa village.
The Finns like to believe that Santa Claus declared Rovaniemi as his hometown. What do the Norweigians think about that? Anyway as the Finns tell the story, Santa told how his home at Ear Mountain (Korvatunturi) was revealed at the beginning of the last century and how this closely guarded secret spread the world over. In order to retain the privacy of his secret location, the Elf folk decided to build a place where Santa could meet people from near and far at the Northern Arctic Circle.
As written on the official website (www.santaclausvillage.info), Santa Claus spends his time at the Santa Claus Village every day of the year to take care of his mission in life; to enhance the wellbeing of children and the kindness of grown-ups, as well as spreading the message love and goodwill of Christmas Spirit throughout the globe. Rovaniemi is The Official Home of Santa Claus.
Stein Morten Lund, 20th December 2010
Santa Claus Office:
puh. 020 799 999
fax 016 362 007
Watch Santa Claus live: www.santaclauslive.com