Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi in Lapland

Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi in Lapland

Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi in Lapland

Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi in Lapland

Cross the Arctic Circle in Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi in Finland

The Arctic Circle is a circle of latitude that runs 66°33′45.9″ north of the Equator. It marks the southernmost latitude where the sun can stay continuously below or above the horizon for 24 hours – these phenomena are known as the Midnight Sun in the summer and the Polar Night (“Kaamos”) in the winter.

In Rovaniemi, the Arctic Circle runs through Santa Claus Village, located eight kilometers north of the city centre, where it is clearly marked. Santa Claus Village in Lapland is a popular place to cross the Arctic Circle: here the line is marked, and you can even get a certificate confirming the feat.

More information about the magical Arctic Circle from Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Circle