Christmas Land

Christmas Land
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With the festive season upon us, few places evoke the spirit of this time of year as much as Lapland.

This region, which covers parts of Finland and  Sweden, is located almost entirely within the freezing Arctic Circle,
where December ushers in picture perfect yuletide scenes.

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It is a veritable winter wonderland of white landscapes, with trees bowing under the weight of encasing snow and
wild reindeer cavorting In the icy terrain.

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This northern region of the globe is very sparsely populated, with just 280,000 people inhabiting a region that  extends nearly 300,000 square kilometres – meaning isolation is a reality of life.

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But remoteness is nothing new to the indigenous Sami people. 

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For thousands of years they have lived in harmony with the open plains and sea, subsisting on fishing, trapping
and reindeer herding.

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But for the traveller, the stark beauty more than makes up for the bitter weather.

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Those who have marvelled at the stunning green and red hues of Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the
Northern Lights, will certainly attest to that.

 

Email the Travel Weekly team at traveldesk@travelweekly.com.au

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