SUNDAY’S SPECIAL SPOT – LAPLAND

As shout-out to my nordic roots, today’s spot is the northern region of Lapland, Finland. This my friends is where Santa Claus lives. I have said to many: “Everyone knows Santa lives in Lapland.”. It’s true!! You can meet the man in red yourself by crossing The Arctic Circle in the region’s largest city of Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus Village awaits all those who wish to visit.

There is more to see there too. A perfect place to view nature’s light show, the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) perform up to 200 times per year. Visit in the summer and you may never see darkness as it is a land of “midnight sun”. Walk among the reindeer at various reindeer parks and learn of their role in the lives of the locals and the indigenous Sami peoples. And of course, Lapland is a mecca for skiers and snowboarders alike.

A July midnight in Lapland

A July midnight in Lapland

Photo credit – Wikimedia Commons: Owner – Konrad Zielinski (son of user Julo)

 

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