Considered by the Finnish the true home of Santa Claus, Lapland is the largest and northernmost region in the country, sitting just above the Arctic Circle.

And although the region contains just 3% of Finland's entire population, it boasts a whole Santa Claus Village, complete with a post office, elves, and of course, the man himself.

Adventurous travelers should consider staying at the Arctic SnowHotel — which is carved anew every year from snow and ice — or Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort where guests spend the night snuggled inside a glass igloo.