Desperately Seeking Santa show travels to Lapland for Christmas

NITN | @notintownlive | 22 Dec 2020, 03:42 am

Desperately Seeking Santa show travels to Lapland for Christmas Desperately Seeking Santa in Lapland

Rovaniemi (Finland): Viewers in the United Kingdom enjoyed the marvellous magic of a Finnish winter thanks to ITV’s Gordon, Gino and Fred: Desperately Seeking Santa episode.

On their Christmas adventure, Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix travelled in their RV on an adventure across Finnish Lapland visiting Levi, Luosto and Rovaniemi – the official hometown of Santa Claus.

In addition to sampling traditional Finnish, they tried their hands at the best of Finnish winter activities from ice swimming at the Arctic Sauna World to tree hugging at HaliPuu Forest, and reindeer herding at Jaakkola Reindeer Farm.

In Rovaniemi, they helped the Elves sort through letters to Santa from children across the world and of course meeting Santa himself at the Santa Claus Office.

Paavo Virkkunen, Executive Director, Visit Finland, said, “In a year when leisure travel has been restricted, we are delighted that Gordon, Gino and Fred have been able to bring a touch festive cheer from Finnish Lapland to UK viewers. We were pleased to see them enjoy delicious locally sourced food, beautiful winter landscapes and of course the Finnish specialty – a sauna!”

The Executive Director said, “We look forward to welcoming back travellers from the UK in 2021 so they too can visit Santa in his home in Finland.”

Visit Finland worked closely with Visit Rovaniemi and Visit Levi to support the Studio Ramsay production.