Christmas season is not far away and a journey to Santa's own country with kids would be an interesting affair. Moreover, it is the place where the world's most colourful Christmas celebrations are organized. Lapland in northern Finland is referred to as the home of Santa Claus and it remains covered with snow during this season.
Every year during Christmas, Lapland receives visitors from around the world. Numerous ski resorts in the area provide sufficient accommodation ranging from low budget stays to luxurious properties.
It is Helsinki, Finland's capital, which hosts the most stunning Christmas festivities. An exuberance of green and red colours dominates the entire place during this time. All the streets would be illuminated while Christmas trees and snowmen line the sides.
Another highlight of Lapland is Aurora borealis or northern lights – an awe-inspiring natural phenomenon in the sky. Green, blue, and pink colours appear in the skies, at least on 200 nights a year. The northern lights can be spotted by snow yooshing, cross-country skiing, snow mobile, and sled dog touring.
Finland also has hundreds of lakes, including the biggest one Inari which extends to an area of around 1,000 sq km, but all of them remain frozen during winter.
Shopping forms a crucial part of every trip and visitors to Finland can choose St Thomas Christmas market for the season's shopping. During Christmas, a number of small shops appear in the market, offering a range of items, from miniatures of Santa Claus and trees to a variety of decorations.
Thousands of joy seekers from around the world are already planning a tour of Lapland and other areas in Finland with their children and you, too, can join them.