Tourists ride in sleighs pulled by reindeer at Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, on November 29, 2021. Photo: Kyodo
Tourists ride in sleighs pulled by reindeer at Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, on November 29, 2021. Photo: Kyodo
Christmas

Christmas is back at Santa Claus’ home in Finnish Lapland as hotels and theme parks report huge uptick in tourists, but will Omicron spoil the fun?

  • Festive spirit is high in Finnish Lapland, with visitors returning in numbers approaching pre-pandemic levels, venue operators say
  • Amid the Omicron coronavirus variant, Finland is reintroducing increased health screening on all travellers from outside Europe’s 26-nation Schengen Area

Topic |   Christmas
Tourists ride in sleighs pulled by reindeer at Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, on November 29, 2021. Photo: Kyodo
Tourists ride in sleighs pulled by reindeer at Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, on November 29, 2021. Photo: Kyodo
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