New Year holidays are especially important, since they make a pleasant contrast with long nights and chilly dampness. These holidays are the moment of liberation, yearly carnival of the soul longing to handsel mask changing. On the other hand, it is a rest halt where one can strengthen ties with close people.
There are plenty of variants how to spend these days, and we are somewhat daunted by their diversity and abundance. The travel market is flooded with tour packages, special offers. Hotels all around the world compete with each other in presenting the best New Year deals. One of the most striking and popular places to spend New Year holidays is Finland. Lost in the mountains, the land of lakes with its pristine nature and limpid air reminds of a fable. Holidays in Finland will help forget all the blusters of a workaday routine, enjoy fishing, take a turn on a ski-scooter or a reindeer sled.
No doubt, one of the most exotic places in Finland is Lapland, the home of Santa Claus. Hotel Scandic in the centre of Rovaniemi offers New Year breaks at the best prices. Spend New Year holidays in the nothernmost part of Finland, where winter may turn into the most wonderful season. As myths tell, foxes hunting in mounds scratch their backs against the rocks, so that sparkles fly up into the sky and turn into northern lights.
Indeed, the gorgeous Lapp panorama covered with snow, the ringing frost, and the mystery of winter night make it worth celebrating New Year holidays in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Besides, the most popular person of Christmas and New Year holidays lives here, in Lapland. Finns call him Joulupukki. Millions of children from all over the world dream of spending Christmas and New Year with Joulupukki.
With a New Year offer from Hotel Scandic Rovaniemi you will have a chance not only to visit Santa Claus, but also take part in a snow-mobile safari to a reindeer farm, where you can obtain an international reindeer driver's license, thus having a unique possibility to participate in a special ceremony of crossing the Arctic circle. Dogs-led excursion makes number two in the activities offered. What can be better than making a tour in a sledge pulled by a team of well-trained huskies, enjoying crushing peace and stillness of arctic wilderness!
The very celebration of New Year promises to become an unforgettable event. It is a real wonder to plunge into the world of pagan devotions and rituals. You will have the opportunity to visit the magical cave of Santa Claus, where you are going to spend an evening with Shamans, witness a dance performance and fortune telling by tin casting, and, surely, see the Santa Claus himself. You and your children will experience a New Year fantasy, which will long remain vivid in your memory.
But even the most long-lasting holidays tend to run out; yet, they give us a chance to recall important things and events and forget all that is minor and hollow. Let us hope that mysterious future, which now only lies ahead, will bring us happiness for the following year.