From Lyre to Santa’s Lapland – The Trip of a Lifetime

A trip to Santa’s real headquarters in Lapland is the ultimate Christmas journey. Where else would any right thinking child of any age want to go in the run up to the season of goodwill.

It’s the one place in the world where little and not so little ones can spend time with Santa on his home turf.

Northmost Finland

There they’ll find Santa Claus tucked away in northernmost Finland, deep inside the Arctic Circle in a little village that’s the very stuff of fairytales.

You travel through snow dusted forests that stretch for miles, cosy log cabins that look like they’ve been plucked from a storybook, and a population that’s made up of more reindeer than people.

Made the Magical Trip

Two local families made that magical trip just last week and it was indeed the stuff of dreams – and dreams of all ages at that.

Christina Long from Lyreacrompane is one of the always cheerful checkout staff you’ll meet at Garvey’s SuperValu here in Castleisland and she’s smitten with the Santa bug again after the experience in Lapland.

Out of this World

“It was really out of this world and a lot better that we could have expected,” said Christina who was accompanied on the amazing trip by her son, Seán Walsh, her sister, Eileen, with Doreen, Killian and Sinéad Buckley.

“They do everything so well from the Elves to Santa himself and they were delighted to see us and the children had a great time in the snow.

Letters in Santa’s Own Post Office

“We planned this away back at the start of the year and it was worth waiting for,” said a clearly impressed Christina.

They dropped their Christmas letters to Santa in the post box in his very own General Post Office in Lapland last week. The travelling party, now safely back home, have just one more magical night to wait and see, in the morning, what the wonderful man left under the tree in the course of his world-wide travels.

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