Finnish Lapland is really as close as it gets to those who dream about a winter wonderland.
Winter time has always been my favorite season. The holiday festivities, the season cheer, the atmosphere. It’s all just so JOYFUL. When one thinks about the winter holidays, we think busy, lit, and loud shopping malls, streets, and Christmas markets.
Lapland is the opposite of that. (I can almost hear you scratching your head like, WHAT?!) lol. let me continue...
Blanketed with dense forests and white winter snow during the winter time, Lapland is truly a lonely but magical place waiting to be discovered by those who choose to brave the arctic temperatures. It is a place where Mother Nature herself puts on the show!
Little do people know, there has been a steady explosion of visitors coming from Asia, Europe and North America looking to celebrating Christmas in this part of of the world!
But why is that?
Besides being the a winter wonderland, Lapland is home to the Santa Claus. Yup, that’s right the MAN himself’s main workshop is located here! And if you are patient enough, you can have a meet and greet and tell him your Christmas wishes yourself :)
Because this area is so far north, away from bustling industrial Europe, filled with forests and fresh lakes, you can only imagine how crisp the air is in this place! I can honestly say that this is probably the freshest air I’ve ever inhaled in my life.