Christmas season magic in Pello: experience the genuine peaceful Lapland Christmas atmosphere close to Rovaniemi, Santa’s hometown

In December, you will find a real and magical Lapland Christmas spirit in Pello. Our Christmas atmosphere consists of beautiful nature with snow-capped trees, reindeer and tranquility. There are many good reasons come to Pello in Finland, for example:

  • Reindeer are Santa’s most important helpers, and Pello is part of the reindeer herding area in Lapland. If you are lucky, you might see reindeer in the wilderness or even in the centre of Pello.
  • In Pello husky safaris are offered by Soulmate Huskies and reindeer safaris at Reindeer Lake Resort reindeer farm.
  • You will find several attractive destinations such as the Valkea Arctic Lodge, offering romantic accommodations. More about Pello’s accommodations.
  • In Pello, you can go Christmas shopping at, for example, at the Vihreä Pysäkki shopping centre, or at the shops on the Arctic Circle in Pello.
  • Pello sits beside Santa’s hometown Rovaniemi. From Pello, it’s only a one-hour drive to the famous Santa Claus Village.
  • Pello is situated on the border between Finland & Sweden: you can also discover the wonders of Swedish Christmas in the neighboring Övertorneå.
  • Pello lies north of the Arctic Circle in Lapland, which makes it a great place to watch nature’s own fireworks: the Northern Lights.

VIDEO: Christmas time in Pello, Santa’s reindeer land in Finnish Lapland. Video by Santatelevision