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The Three Secrets of Santa Claus

It is early August 2014. It has been the hottest days in Rovaniemi for the last 50 years. Santa Claus, or Joulupukki in Finnish, has given us a rare opportunity to meet him before office hours.  30 degrees is hot

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The Three Nordic Origins of the Santa We Know Today

In this part of the world, Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. Santa Claus, or Joulupukki in Finnish, has become an important part of the Holiday season. Currently, you will most likely find more Santa dolls than replicas

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Do You Collect Stamps? Visit Santa Claus Post Office!

On our Diamonds of the Arctic trip in 2014 we stumbled into the post office of Santa Claus in Rovaniemi. Elina, one of the elfs, greeted us with a big warm smile. She was sorting the mail Santa had received

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Santa’s Road

More than a decade ago, there was a tourist project in Finnish Lapland with a focus on Santa Claus. The project created a Santa’s Road between the tourist destinations in the area. The projected ended many years ago. The Santa’s

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The Day I Met Mrs. Santa Claus

Everybody has a vivid memory of Santa Claus, some might even have met him, as I have in Rovaniemi.  What about Mrs. Santa Claus? Well, I have met her too. Almost exactly 700 km north of Rovaniemi and the Santa

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The Day I Met Santa Claus

We’re not old when we realize that Santa Claus do not really exist. We soon discover that it is just an uncle or grandpa behind the white beard. Nevertheless, even as kids some of us may play along. After all,

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