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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.…

Travel Advice

We had our worst long haul flight a year ago, after coming back from Japan. Daniel had just gotten released from the hospital where he had spent 11 days after needing emergency surgery for appendicitis. We were exhausted, Daniel was still in pain, and we just wanted to go home.

Unfortunately, this meant two long flights with a stopover in Hong Kong. Eleven hours in a tiny plane seat can be endless if you’re not feeling well.

But even if you’re perfectly healthy and looking forward to your holidays, long haul flights are not much fun. You’ll spend an extended amount of time squeezed into a tiny plane seat with almost no legroom. Depending on the airline, the quality of food or entertainment varies.…

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