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..

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Lapland - a popular place for winter recreation. There are dipped into a real winter wonderland.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Another feature of this place is that right in the village, you can cross the border of the Arctic Circle.

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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.

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If you want to again believe in a fairy tale, come to fairyland Lapland!