Skafur-Tour found Santa Claus in Vuokatti, north-eastern Finland, where he had stopped for a break before heading to the south. He had a sledge full of gifts and two reindeers with him - one of them must be Rudolf. You can meet him at Vuokatti Safaris both on 23rd and 26th Dec!
Helsinki Christmas Market opened up yesterday on the 4th of December. Despite the lack of people after the heavy afternoon rain it looked fascinating, especially the carousel. In the small kiosks you can find Christmas delicacies like pastries, fish, confectionery, gluhwein and skilful handicrafts. Open until 22nd Dec.
Christmas Vacation in Helsinki Season holiday in the white capital of the north! Helsinki is worth visiting at Christmas time. Even during the Christmas Days there are things to do: opera, concerts, places to visit, ice-hockey, circus and restaurants to choose from. What we have included for you is a traditional Finnish Christmas buffet.
Book a workshop, where you will learn to make traditional Finnish straw works. Workshop by Pirjo Väisänen, who has also written a book about the techniques.
Four days full of snowfun in polar night! Husky and snowmobile tour, reindeer herding and your favorite winter sports: cross country skiing, snowshoeing, kick sledging or toboggan sliding. Not forgetting the daily sauna.
Pictoresque Fiskars, the village of artesans, designers and artists south-west of Helsinki. Worth visiting in prior to Christmas as this place is ideal for finding unique Christmas presents.
Christmas in Fiskars Village
Advent Weekend in Helsinki http://skafur-tour.fi/christmas-weekend-in-helsinki Photo: Helsingin Matkailu