This destination is an urban oasis amidst the Arctic wilderness, where culture, wild activities and fairytales come together, it is also the hometown of Santa Claus. The thrill of witnessing the Aurora Borealis is a once-in-a-lifetime encounter for many travellers, this destination is one of the best places on earth to view the Northern Lights ? they come into view on more than 200 nights a year in Finnish Lapland. During the summer Finnish Lapland swims in 24-hour sunlight for almost three months. It is an incredible variety to the darkest winter months when there is no sun at all. 'Midnight Sun', as this happening is called, calls for various pursuits like hiking on the stunning fells or touring cultural happenings like the Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankyla.Lapland's flexible ski resorts provide downhill fans everything from kids? runs to black slopes, and snow parks to backcountry touring. Everybody knows the one and only Santa Claus is Finnish and stays in Lapland. But, as the precise site of his hideaway is not known, it is ideal to travel to his Rovaniemi office, as this is where he welcomes tourists throughout the year.