Santa Claus lives in Greenland | Polarjournal

For decades, people have been puzzling at Christmas over where Santa Claus lives and works. Thus all people come to different conclusions. But this year we want to solve the mystery!

Santa Claus lives in Greenland. That is quite sure and certain. Unfortunately, there are people in other countries who hold a different view, either due to misinformation or mere identity theft. Perhaps you also come from such a country, where people think differently. Not to offend anyone, you can read some of the alternative – and unproven – explanations here.

If we now approach the matter objectively, then we must unfortunately admit that many myths surround Santa Claus. As for where he comes from, where he lives (that’s not necessarily the same place), how he works, who he works with, and then of course the big question of how he makes it around the earth in a whole day.

Santa’s mailbox in Nuuk. This is where the letters and Christmas wishes to Santa Claus are posted. (Foto: Visit Greenland)

Who is Santa Claus, anyway?

Some might call Santa a bit of a “decoration addict” once you list what he actually wears: He’s dressed in a red coat with a white fur trim. He has shiny black boots and around his stomach he wears a black belt with a golden buckle. He also has a large white beard and occasionally uses round black glasses. He looks cool and we all love the glorious B.I.G. Santa in his fine clothes.

Santa Claus lives in his cosy little house way up in the north of Greenland. If you’ve been good, you’ll be rewarded with gifts this holiday season – more specifically, on the evening of December 24 or the morning of December 25. It depends on where you live.

Outside the community of Uummannaq, Santa Claus lives in a simple hut. (Foto: Visit Greenland)

Santa Claus lives in Uummannaq in Greenland

The very popular Danish Christmas TV series “The Secret Santa Gang in Greenland” established in 1989 what everyone should have known long ago: Santa Claus lives in Greenland. Actually, he lives in “Spragle Bay” near Uummannaq. The lucky ones who visit Uummannaq still get to visit his lovely, cozy house here.

Santa’s workshop is located on the inland ice. He also has a large camp at the North Pole so it’s easier for him to travel south in all directions. The biggest mailbox in the world is Santa’s, and it’s in Nuuk, Greenland, of course. Tens of thousands of children send letters to Santa Claus in Greenland every year and his helpers, the elves, have their hands full answering them all.

Occasionally, visitors have a bit of luck when Santa is home and are greeted by him. (Foto: Visit Greenland)

Once the distribution of gifts is over, Santa has one last – and very important – task to complete today, December 24. The pixies are not visible to humans, but they are very practical. They get Air Greenland to provide a helicopter when Santa lands at Nuuk Airport. Here he gets on the helicopter with the last bags and flies to Sana, the Queen Ingrid Hospital in the middle of Nuuk, where he distributes presents to the children who cannot be at home on Christmas Eve.

Source: Greenland Travel

Fancy visiting Santa yourself next year? Read more here.

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