The Arctic Circle marks the southernmost point where the sun never sets during the summer and never rises in winter. Naturally, it's also the demarcation line for the Arctic, the far north regions of the Planet, known for snow-capped, rugged and inhospitable landscapes. Claiming that Santa Claus lives in Finland, the Finns have marked the Circle with an aptly named Santa Claus' Village, which can only be described as mega-kitsch. The village includes a Santa Workshop selling souvenirs, a reindeer farm offering rides, and a post office if you would like to mail Santa your wish list. Unless you are travelling with children, you might not buy into the whole idea though. Instead, take advantage of the fact that the village is also the starting point for some great hikes and during the many winter months you can rent snowmobiles and go on dog-sled excursions from behind the village.