The Finnish night train, the Santa Claus Express, travels from Helsinki to the Lapland region. The train stops at Rovaniemi, the official home of Santa Claus, and then goes on to the final destination of Kemijärvi.
There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes and boreal forest, reindeer-driven sleighs and snow
Norway Christmas: Sami woman herder, Berit Logje with her reindeer herd before spring migration. North Norway: Kautokeino, Norwegian Lapland: Arctic & Antarctic photographs, pictures & images from Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography.