Topic: Lapland

The story behind Santa Claus’ bankruptcy in Rovaniemi

If you like Finland, you probably already know that the Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, the one that takes his photo with you (or vice versa) and talks to you a bit (he’s polyglot), went bankrupt for not paying his taxes. If this were any other blog, we’d be happy re-giving you the news and that’s it. But since you’re on Big in Finland, we believe…



How to photograph the Northern Lights

We already spoke about the Northern Lights a couple of times here at Big in Finland. For instance, we told you about the forecast and predictions to not miss them if you are in Finland. We gave you the, statistically proven, list of best places to see them in Finland and Lapland and the best moments of the year. But once you are there and…



Hours of daylight in Finland and Lapland during the year

This past November has been one of the gloomiest in Finland. Besides the very few hours of daylight that there are at this time of the year, there were only 12 hours of direct sunlight during the first 26 days of November in Helsinki (40 hours is the usual). In Lapland that number was up to 23 hours, which is still very few for those…



Gordon Ramsay in Lapland: eating reindeer meat

We already talked about chef Gordon Ramsay trying Finnish food for the first time. I already said in that post that they should have given him some reindeer meat to try. Dishes with this kind of meat have always been my favorites of the Finnish cuisine. A reindeer dish. It looks amazing. Source (CC: by) And that’s what they have done this time: Ramsay went…



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