Pens on a World Map
Penner: Terri Wangard of Wisconsin
Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
|Meeting Santa Claus at his office|
|Terri standing on the Arctic Circle line|
features a year-round Christmas shop filled with all manner of ornaments and knickknacks.
Most anticipated, though, was the appearance of the jolly old man himself. He
wore the longest curly white beard I’ve seen on a Santa Claus. Our group
gathered around for a photo with Santa before he disappeared back into his
office. No, we didn’t get to sit on his knee.
|One of Santa's Reindeer|
Before we boarded our Finnair flight back to Helsinki, we each received a certificate documenting our visit to the Arctic Circle, 66° 33’ 07”/25° 50’ 51.”
Do you have an interesting Christmas travel story? Have you perhaps traveled to Finland as well? We'd love to hear about it. Please join the travel discussion below in the comment section.
My first Girl Scout badge was for writing. I guess that says something. I wrote my first novel in the early 2000s. A publisher had the manuscript for a year before saying, "No thanks." Not until I read Debbie Macomber's Twenty Wishes in 2008 did I decide to write again. My full-time job is with my family business, publishing Classic Boating magazine since 1984. For twenty years, from 1989 to 2009, I traveled all over the world. My photo book A World to See can be viewed here with more about my travels.
For more information about Santa Claus Village in Finland, visit their website here.
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