Santa Claus Homeland

• Santa Claus Homeland

Lapland is known to be home of Santa Claus (in his native Finland, his name Yolopukki). However, not all agree with this, the Americans, for example, believe that Santa lives at the North Pole. Anyway, 8 kilometers from the city of Rovaniemi, Lapland Santa Yolopukki year round hosts. Here, among the snow-covered spruce and birch trees - the whole economy: a post office, shops, offices, cafes, a snow maze.

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An interesting fact: the first tourist to visit the place of Santa Claus residence is considered to be the wife of 32th US President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor. She visited the village in 1950. In honor of her hut was built here, it can be seen today. And in the stunning nature of Lapland.

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On the sledge with huskies, Lapland

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In the winter daylight in Lapland is very short

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Santa Claus Village near Rovaniemi Finland

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Winter forest and its inhabitants

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Winter starry sky is one of the most beautiful. The zenith rising constellation of Orion and Taurus, you can see two of the most famous nebula - Horsehead Nebula and the Orion Big - her first of all the astronomers were able to photograph

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In the woods

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The Northern Lights can be seen in the daytime, but at night it is much brighter

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Despite its proximity to the Arctic winter temperatures in the Arctic Circle in Finland is not too low: average for January - minus 11 ° C. But the winds and lots of snow ...

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A road sign, "Warning, deer" on the roads of Lapland and many roads in southern Finland is not an easy

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Santa Claus Village in Lapland - is, in fact, Santa's office, post office, gift shop, ice maze, huge snowmen, glowing Arctic Circle line and many wonderful buildings

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Horse reindeer and husky - one of the main winter fun

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The office of Santa Claus in the Santa Park. Santa Park is located in the real mountain. It employs a troll school and toy railway © Roman Vukolov / Shutterstock.com

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Northern lights reflected in the water

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Reindeer in Ruka, Finland. Hand - one of the most popular ski resorts in the country

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thresholds Muonioelven River in Finnish Lapland, at dawn

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White Silence