Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village

Rovaniemi: Santa Claus Village

Stepping into Santa Claus village is like stepping into a fairytale! Think white snowy forests, wooden Sami huts, Reindeer sleighs, and the man himself, father Christmas.

Santa Claus village is the official home of Santa Claus.

 

Did you know?
The Arctic circle cuts right through Santa Claus village. That’s the blue line here! You officially enter the Arctic when you cross this line.

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Oslo: Corkscrew sledding (korketrekkeren)

Oslo: Corkscrew sledding (korketrekkeren)

If you happen to be in Oslo during winter, the korketrekkeren is a MUST try for adventure lovers.

What is the Korketrekkeren?
The Korketrekkeren (direct translation: The Corkscrew) is a tobogganing track in Oslo, Norway. When there is enough snow, it is open to public for sledding.

It is 2000 metres long, and the elevation drop is 255 metres. One non-stop sled ride takes 8-10 minutes.

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What’s really interesting about the korketrekkeren is, at the end of the sled, you take the public metro back (from Midtstuen station) to the starting point (Frognerseteren station), along with your sled and helmet.

The metro from Midtstuen to Frognerseteren takes 13 minutes.

Note: The sled has to be returned back to the starting point.

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