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Santa Claus

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This is real Santa wishing you all Merry Christmas from Arctic Circle, Finland

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A: Santa Claus Village Rovaniemi

Yan Yarman作, ここから180メートル

Santa Claus Village (Joulupukki). It is his residence. In this house you can meet Santa in person, sh...

Santa Claus Village Rovaniemi

B: Rovaniemi Santa Park

Yan Yarman作, 2.1kmかなた

At 2 km from the village of Santa Claus in the depths of the hill Syvasenvaara is the most mysterious...

Rovaniemi Santa Park

C: Kymijoki River Rovaniemi

Yan Yarman作, 6.6kmかなた

Rovaniemi, Finland. View of the bridge Jätkänkynttilän, which goes across the Kymijoki River (Kemijok...

Kymijoki River Rovaniemi

D: Center Rovaniemi

Yan Yarman作, 6.7kmかなた

Central pedestrian street Rovaniemi. In the winter polar night comes, so most of the day is dark. Thi...

Center Rovaniemi

G: 2014 Arctic Lapland Rally - SS2

Bruno Keiser作, 7.3kmかなた

2014 Arctic Lapland Rally - SS2

H: 2014 Arctic Lapland Rally - SS5 Start

Bruno Keiser作, 7.3kmかなた

2014 Arctic Lapland Rally - SS5 Start

I: 2014 Arctic Lapland Rally - SS5 Overview

Bruno Keiser作, 7.3kmかなた

2014 Arctic Lapland Rally - SS5 Overview

J: 2014 Arctic Lapland Rally - SS9-1

Bruno Keiser作, 7.3kmかなた

2014 Arctic Lapland Rally - SS9-1



Finland is the jam. It came from an exploding egg, the egg of a water bird, the top half of which you can still see in the shape of the starry canopy that hangs over the earth.

Finland is the most sparsely-populated country in the EU with only 5 million people. It's also been ranked the second most stable country in the world, after Norway.

Historically, Finland has been a part of Sweden and later, Russia. It was an autonomous Grand Duchy during the Russian Empire's reign and lasted as such until their declaration of independence in 1917. Subsequently Finland survived a civil war and wars against both Russia and Nazi Germany to eventually settle down as an EU member circa 1955.

Finnish language is cool, it's totally unrelated to the whole Latin-root thing. Its closest relative is Hungarian. Linguistic historians estimate that it came from northern central Russia from 3000BC.

If you're in Helsinki, the museum at Suomenlinna has some interesting bunkers and military wreckage, including a submarine!

Caught on camera! Here's your long-awaited proof. Santa Claus comes from Finland.

Apart from Lappland, the other thing most people are familiar with out of Finland is aquavite. Literally it translates to "water of life" but it may make you feel more like you are dying when it hits your throat.

Text by Steve Smith.