SANTA & SNOW
National Geographic Traveller (UK)|Winter Sports 2022
For a Christmas-themed trip that both parents and children would include on their wish list, the best advice is to book is now
SARAH BARRELL

Where is the ho-ho-ho hub?

The Finnish Lapland village of Rovaniemi is considered Santa central. Home to an Elf School, Santa Claus’ Main Post Office and Santa Claus Village, plus the plastic fantastic SantaPark, this is the destination for most Santa packages. With the likes of Best Served and Tui. Santa Claus village. santaparkarcticworld.com infovisitrovaniemi.fi best-served.co.uk tui.co.uk

And beyond?

While there’s no doubt most kids get a kick out of Rovaniemi’s theme park-style fun, if you stray further, Finland has plenty of places that offer more authentic Lapland experiences. Northern Norway and Sweden are worth considering, too. This season, the latter is connected by new seasonal flights: London to Lulea, gateway to the Sami region of Inari. flysas.com

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