Oct 08, 2013 09:08 BST
Christmas in Finland – More than St. Nick’s HouseOct 08, 2013 09:08 BST
How about Christmas in a lakeside design villa or a traditional countryside cottage?
Although Santa Claus’ official headquarters are in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, there are alternatives to spending Christmas in Finland. Finnish Lakeland is the place to head for quality relaxation and Nordic Christmas traditions.
Cool Christmas in Art & Design Villas Anttolanhovi, Mikkeli
Fine examples of linear Finnish design to the smallest detail, the Art & Design Villas of Anttolanhovi outside the city of Mikkeli are a stylish way to stay during the holiday season.
The location on the shore of Finland largest lake, the Saimaa, leaves little to be desired. Traditional Christmas pastimes like decorating the tree and horse sleigh rides are available, but don’t miss the day spa and the offerings of their amazing chefs.
Traditional Christmas in Järvisydän resort, Rantasalmi
Stay in a villa or a cottage and spend a traditional Finnish Christmas amidst breathtaking snow-clad scenery – the natural surroundings are guaranteed to be first class.
Relaxing Christmas in Spa Hotel Rauhalahti, Kuopio
Next to Lake Kallavesi in central Kuopio, a Finnish Christmas in Spa Hotel Rauhalahti includes a visit to Santa’s house, bathing in a traditional smoke sauna, Christmas dinner and attending Christmas mass. Guests
are free to use the spa and gym.