Saariselkä

Is there anywhere better to head this time of year than the home of Santa himself? Saariselkä in Lapland might be difficult to pronounce, but this village in northern Finland is worth the stumbling tongues. Saariselkä borders the mountainous Urho Kekkonen National Park, which offers incredible snow-capped sights all around you. Try traditional local dishes like Inarijärvi lake fish and smoked reindeer (don’t think too much about Rudolph) and head to Pirkon Pirtti to eat surrounded by their cosy wooden interiors. Husky-sledding takes the top position of things to do here (and it’s definitely an experience to write home about afterwards — hold on tight!) but you can also toboggan down ice slides, float with icebergs, and sleep in igloos while in Saariselkä. 

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