15 photos that prove Lapland is the most magical place to be at Christmas

15 photos that prove Lapland is the most magical place to be at Christmas

Add this to your bucket list folks. Lapland at ‘the most wonderful time of the year!’

Lapland is the ultimate real-life Christmas winter wonderland. It’s a place where 24-hour daylight in the summer is replaced by forever dark winter days. It’s also where Santa is reported to live, of course.

Take a look at these incredible frosty images from the land to the far north…

1. Where even the sun is frozen

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Julius Rintamaki

2. Lapland is Finland’s northernmost region and it is one of the best places on Earth to spot the Northern Lights – they appear on more than 200 nights a year.

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Topi Ylä-Mononen

3. It’s truly a magical scene.

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Konsta Punkka

4. Lapland is almost above the ordinary – spiritually, geographically and in everything it does.

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

5. The scenery is text book.

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Wallpaper cave

6. It’s also said that Lapland is home to Santa Clause and his reindeer. Thomson means “it’s the stuff of fairytales. Cue snow-dusted forests that stretch for miles, cosy log cabins that look like they’ve been plucked from a storybook, and a population that’s made up of more reindeer than people.”

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Tiina Tormanen

7. It’s the perfect place to celebrate Christmas.

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Tiina Tormanen

8. The exact location of Santa is not known, though, but it is best to head to his Rovaniemi office. This is where he greets visitors all year round! Rovaniemi is the capital of Finnish Lapland.

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Tiina Tormanen

9. Santa and his elves are only a part of the adventure: Finland is also said to be a great place to test your skiing skills or to go snowmobiling.

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Tiina Tormanen

10. There’s something lonely and intangible which makes it kind of magical.

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Tiina Tormanen

11. Save some money and book a trip to this mystical place.

Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Pierre Destribats

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Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

GallowBoob

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Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Andrey Chabrov

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Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Tiina Tormanen

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Finnish Lapland Winter Photography

Menno Schaefer


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