The Singaporean Sisters - Number 1 Luxury Lifestyle Blog in SINGAPORE!: FINLAND - Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi & The Artikum

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Friday, 4 April 2014

FINLAND - Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi & The Artikum

Lora is wearing ZARA fur coat and a fur hat bought from Russia's Red Square

FINLAND - Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi - A unique destination to visit at the ARCTIC CIRCLE is the famous Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland where they celebrate Christmas everyday! It is a fairytale come true where thousands of visitors from all around the World come here annually. They even have their own Santa Claus Airport where I took a Finnair flight from Helsinki Airport to arrive in Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus Village is located 2km away from the Official Santa Claus Airport. I also checked into the Santa Claus Hotel to put down my luggage before heading out.



SANTA CLAUS VILLAGE

Santa Claus Village & Santa Park - A place filled with magical moments and interesting activities to create a joyous festive mood for visitors. The main entrance was neon-lited like entering a dark, cold and mysterious cave with a big surprise waiting for you at the end. There are many different buildings and cottages to explore, each containing an element of surprise as well as creative activities to get you into the Christmas festive spirits. A magical place filled with loads of joy, happiness and laughter!




I was in awe of the beautiful Christmas decor and I love meeting the "Christmas Elves" who taught me how to make Santa Claus Finger Puppets. I'm not quite a handicrafts person but with patience, I made a lovely puppet and nailed it to the wooden walls. I even wrote a postcard to Santa Claus himself and even met him in person! He told me to be good if I wanted any presents during Christmas Day. Of course, you guys know I've always been and will continue to be good! I also attended the "Elves Etiquette Workshop" to learn proper polite manners and Elves' language! I can speak ELVISH now!


Crossing the ARCTIC CIRCLE - One proud achievement of visiting this Santa Claus Village is that I have crossed the Arctic Circle successfully! Isn't it amazing? It's a lifetime achievement. I also read the Arctic Circle map together with the Santa Claus helpers.



Winter Ice Palace - I love the Winter Ice Palace filled with many beautiful ice sculptures the most! Due to the place being extremely cold, I was given a thick warm jacket to put on despite already wearing a really thick Zara fur coat. Inside, I was mesmerized by the enchanting music and beautifully crafted ice sculptures. My fingers were numbed and I had a hard time taking photos with my camera inside. I also sat on a Princess Throne made entirely out of ice and my butt was freezing!





You will never feel lost! There are signs to point me in the right direction to get back to SINGAPORE!



HUSKY SAFARI - Enjoy Husky sled rides in Winter and Park visits in Summer :)


I made so many new friends with different Santa Claus helpers - the elves, pixies and goblins etc. Now you know how Santa Claus is able to deliver Christmas presents all around the World with all his special helpers busy working all throughout the year. 




ARTIKUM - A huge Science museum situated in Rovaniemi and a must visit. At this museum, I was taught about the Northern Lights and what creates them. The exhibitions also display the culture and way of life living at the Arctic Circle. There is also a unique exhibition which features Blue Ice where visitors can touch and even lick the ice. Their main attraction is the "Northern Lights Theatre" where visitors can enjoy a 3D animation of the Aurora Borealis projected onto the high ceilings. It was such a beautiful sight and I fell in love with it.

ARTIKUM Museum & Arctic Science Centre


I love traveling around the World to discover exotic and unique destinations. Join me at my next travel adventure! After all, traveling helps to reignite our sense of discovery and increases our knowledge. I enjoy discovering new places and meeting new people along my journey. 

The World is not such a Dull Place after all... Life is full of Amazing Discoveries and Beautiful Things!

Click here to read about my RUSSIA Trip 

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - The St. Basil's Cathedral


♥ Lora Christelle Lim 
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