Category: Lapland

Santa Claus sights and attractions in Lapland

Christmas in Finland is more than a tradition. Since Finland is the place where Santa Claus lives, Finnish people take Christmas pretty seriously. Today we talk about three sights and attractions that feature Santa Claus in Lapland, the north of Finland. All of these sights can be found in the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi. Santa Claus Village The first attraction is situated 8 kilometers north-east…

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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…

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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 Finland can have a lot of sunlight in Summer. Source. Hours of daylight: Finland is a country of extremes in that regard A…

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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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