Many people believe that Santa Claus (or joulupukki in Finnish) comes from Lapland. Santa Claus
Village is built to be the home of Santa Claus. Santa Claus village is the most popular tourist
destination in Finland with thousands of tourist visiting every year. The majority of tourists
are from the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, France, China, Japan, and India.
In recent years there has been a significant increase in tourists from the Americas. In North
American culture, Santa Claus lives in the North Pole, though the North Pole is in the middle of
the Arctic Ocean and there is no land, although the ice is thick enough to walk on during the
winter making it feasible for Santa to live there. This opinion is widespread in the world and
reflected in many feature film and advertisements about Christmas. In the majority of European
cultures the exact location of his residence is not specified. The Santa Claus Village in the
Arctic Circle is the main world-wide recognized Santa Claus residence.