Rovaniemi is an urban capital of Lapland on the Arctic Circle. Rovaniemi is also Santa Claus’s hometown in Finland.
This autumn Visit Rovaniemi and virtual reality studio Zoan have created a unique experience that offers an alternative way of visiting Santa in virtual reality. Meeting Santa Claus will now be possible without traveling to Rovaniemi. The VR experience will be launched at the Slush technology event in Helsinki 21st and 22nd of November.
“We believe that virtual traveling is a growing phenomenon, and that’s why we wanted to bring the most essential Rovaniemi experience, meeting Santa Claus in person, to a virtual format. We hope that the format also reminds us that we all have to take care of the nature”, the Managing Director of Visit Rovaniemi, Sanna Kärkkäinen explains.
During the virtual visit, you get to cross the Arctic Circle in Santa Claus Village and meet Santa in his office. Santa will give you a present that takes you all four seasons of Lapland, including the unique arctic phenomena.
Also known as Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights are visible on around 150 nights a year in Finnish Lapland. Finland invites travellers to witness the Northern Lights in Rovaniemi from August Until April
Rovaniemi, the spellbinding astral season is on and will continue to early April.
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