Christmas in Finland – More than St. Nick’s House

Press Release  •  Oct 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.

Anttolanhovi Christmas Package

Traditional Christmas in Järvisydän resort, Rantasalmi

Järvisydän is a holiday resort by the Linnansaari National Park on Lake Saimaa, approximately an hour from Savonlinna.

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.

Järvisydän Traditional Christmas

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.

Spa Hotel Rauhalahti Christmas Holiday

Visit Finland, i.e. the Finnish Tourist Board, is a state agency actively promoting Finland as a destination for foreign travelers. Visit Finland works closely with Finnish travel regions, travel businesses, transport companies and ministries, marketing tourism to Finland from abroad.

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