Santa´s Home in Lapland
Santa Claus/Father Christmas is the ageless white bearded man who delivers gifts on Christmas and always returns with his reindeer to Ear Fell, in Lapland. Santa Claus is assisted by a busy group of elves.
At one stage it was thought that Santa Claus/Father Christmas lives in the North Pole. In 1925 it was discovered that there are no reindeer in the North Pole but there are lots of them in Lapland, in the northernmost part of Finland.
So today we know that Santa Claus lives in Lapland's Korvatunturi which in Finnish means ”Ear Fell”. This fell is situated on Finland's eastern frontier in Savukoski's municipality. There are ten times more reindeer than people in Savukoski.
Korvatunturi stands 486 metres above sea level. It has three peaks, with the middle one between Finland´s and Russia´s borders. Since Korvatunturi is located within the boundaries of the country, all visitors are required to secure written permission from the Finnish Border Guard. There are also no roads that directly lead to the fell, but there are hike trails that provide access, such as the one found in the Savukoski area.
More about Savukoski, The Home of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in East Lapland:
Welcome to Finland: