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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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Roosevelt’s Cottage in War Torn Arctic

The first building on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi was erected in 1950 for . The wife of former US president Franklin D. Roosevelt was coming to town. She had been instrumental in creating UNICEF, the first NGO of its

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