Santa's Village and Northern Lights
Today you will have the morning free so this is your chance to visit the man himself, Santa Claus! Take the short walk from your igloo to spend time in Santa’s Village and enjoy the magical Christmas atmosphere. Spend as much time as you wish walking around and enjoying all that his village has to offer, you can see Santa’s post office where all the letters from children all over the world are sent, sorted and delivered, the elves workshop, many independent shops with christmas souvenirs, Lappish crafts and of course Santa’s office, where you can go along and meet Santa Claus.
Following this you will have the chance to see a natural phenomenon in the form of the Northern Lights on your evening hunt for the Aurora Borealis (4 hours).
This experience is almost always done in the complete dark, this way your eyes get time to adjust to the dark and you see the scenery in a completely new and beautiful way.
On the way, you will also get the opportunity to build a fire, either outside, next to a log hut or in a teepee. Your guide will teach you how to light a fire in the traditional way, using silver birch bark and flint. Once the fire is lit and the kettle is boiling, your guide will keep an eye on the moving sky. While waiting for the first greenish arches to appear above your head, they will share with you their knowledge and passion about the forest, the nature of Lapland and its wildlife, and naturally the northern lights. You will also get some hot beverages to warm you up, grill your own sausages over the open fire and enjoy your snack with the most famous Finnish mustard.
We can’t always guarantee that you will see them due to weather conditions but your local guides will try their hardest to find them for you. If not you can always try again the next night!