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If you’re going to Lapland, what could be better than taking the Santa Claus Express, an overnight train from Helsinki to Rovaniemi?

Imagine boarding the train in Helsinki in the evening. You seek out your bed, go to sleep, and when you wake up, you’re already in Lapland. And you didn’t even have to pay for an expensive hotel or flight! Not to mention that train rides are much more sustainable than flights.

If you’ve been thinking about taking the Santa Claus Express, then you’re in luck. Not only have we put together everything you need to know about the overnight train, but we are also going to talk about our own experience. That way, you will exactly know what to expect.…

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The Northern Lights are one of the most magical natural phenomena you can see on your trips. Seeing bands of light dancing in the sky above you can seem unreal and is an experience you will never forget.

When we planned our trip to Lapland, we didn’t know much about the Northern Lights. All we knew was that our chances were low but that we still wanted to at least try and see them. And it was totally worth it! The lights danced above us for hours as we stood in the snow, taking one picture after another and not even noticing the piercing cold.

While there’s no guarantee that you will see the Northern Lights on your trip, you can increase your chances of having an unforgettable experience.…

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When I was a child, my dad’s friend gave me a book called “Where Santa Claus lives”. I spent hours flipping through the pages, looking at pictures of Santa Claus and his elves. Visiting such a village, where I could meet Santa Claus and his helpers, sounded like a dream to me.

Needless to say that when I heard about the Santa Claus Village in Northern Finland, I knew that I had to go there. A village where it’s Christmas all year long? That sounds like a dream!

We visited in February, when the temperatures dropped to -20ºC and the ground was covered in a meter or more of snow. After taking an overnight train to Rovaniemi, we dropped off our luggage at our guesthouse and took the next bus to the Santa Claus Village.…

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