Traveling in a fairy-tale Lapland
• Travel to fantastic Lapland
A well-known travel-photographer Alex Bred every year, in December, a group of friends went to Lapland for Santa to pass it from hand to hand letters to thousands of children.
At our request, Alex prepared a small photo report on the trip to the homeland of Santa Claus this year:
"Lapland is never a single state entity Currently, it is divided between four states:. Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia (Kola Peninsula) Our goal was to the north of Finland, Rovaniemi town..
Lapland - a popular place for winter recreation. There are dipped into a real winter wonderland.
People from all over the world come here to visit the village of Santa Claus, ride a reindeer or dog sledding, snowmobiling arrange a tour, to move down the mountain on skis, visit the famous Finnish saunas and if you're lucky, see the Northern Lights.
The village of Santa Claus in Finnish called "Village Workshop Joulupukki". Here is the main post office of Santa, where elves sort the letters of children from around the world.
All the village - it is a huge amusement park of all kinds, restaurants and souvenir shops. Here, everything is inspired by the spirit of Christmas. At night the village is painted bright colored lights all palettes.
Santa conducts reception in his residence. At a meeting with him you realize that it's real. The timbre of his voice, manner of speaking, everything suggests that Santa - this is not a myth.
By the way, you know how Santa manages overnight smash all the gifts to children all over the world? He stops time. His residence has a special watch with a mechanism of stopping time, which he uses on Christmas Eve.
Another feature of this place is that right in the village, you can cross the border of the Arctic Circle.
Northern Lights I first saw it here. After a hard day is very anxious to go to bed, but noticed lights outside the window, the plans have changed dramatically. I spent the whole night in a nearby forest, enjoying the miracle of nature. The incredible beauty of the spectacle, which, if possible, must see at least once in life.
If you want to again believe in a fairy tale, come to fairyland Lapland!