Live Cam Santa Claus Village, Lapland, Finland
Santa Claus Village is an amusement park in Rovaniemi in the Lapland region of Finland. It was opened in 1985. Santa Claus Village is located about 8 kilometres (5 mi) northeast of Rovaniemi and about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) from the Rovaniemi Airport. The first original home of Santa Claus was Korvatunturi. In 1985, Rovaniemi was declared as an official hometown of Santa Claus.
Arctic Circle: The Arctic Circle cuts right through Santa Claus Village. A white line denoting the Arctic Circle (at its position in 1865) is painted across the park.
Visitors officially enter the Arctic area when they cross the line. The line is a very popular photo spot for visitors.
Santa’s House of Snowmobiles: A museum about the history and evolution of snowmobiles in the Arctic areas.
Santa Claus’s Office: A Santa Claus’s Office is located inside the main building of the Village, for visitors to take photographs and chat with Santa Claus. However, there is an “office hour” for Santa Claus and he may not be in the office all the time even when the Village is open.
Northern Lights: also known as Aurora Borealis. The Northern Lights are observed on around 150 nights in a year from mid-August till early April. The Arctic Garden and the top of Ounasvaara fell are the best destinations to witness Northern Lights. According to science, it is caused by electrically charged particles from the sun colliding with air molecules in Earth’s atmosphere, and deflected by Earth’s magnetic field. This process results in emission of colourful light, visible at night. Green is the most common colour in this process, while red, pink, violet, yellow, and even blue may be observable too.