From relaxing in nature to celebrating in the city, there are plenty of things to do in Europe’s north.
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There are over 2 million saunas in Finland and 99% of Finns take a Sauna once a week or more. There is a Burger King in Finland that has an in-store sauna
Sleeping under the Northern Lights
Located on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, these 37 tree houses have warm, wooden interiors that showcase Scandinavian design and Lappish heritage. Take in spectacular views of the northern skies from the nest-like atmosphere of these comfortable, thoughtfully designed suites.
Classic: Rajaportin sauna, Tampere (Lakeland)
Located in the old district of Pispala in Tampere – the sauna capital of the world, Rajaportti is the oldest public sauna in Finland’s that’s still in use today. Dating back to 1906, the sauna was originally built by Hermanni Lahtinen and his wife Maria. Still heated by wood in the traditional manner, Rajaportti offers soft, pleasant steam and has the power to transport guests back in time. Pop by the cosy courtyard café for traditional sauna sausages, freshly baked cinnamon buns, comforting soups, and select artisan beers from local brewers. A traditional massage is a good way to complete the experience.
Meet Santa Claus in Lapland
With Father Christmas preparing for the season, we spoke with one of his elves to learn more about Santa Claus, or joulupukki, as he’s called in Finland. Since Santa is a mysterious fellow, you might want to ask him your questions in person. Travel directly to his home in Lapland, northern Finland, where you can see him for yourself any day of the year! Understandably you might feel starstruck meeting someone world-famous, but Santa is a very kind soul and is delighted to meet you just as you are.