You Can Get Paid to Live in Finland and Be a Real Life ‘Christmas Elf’

Oct 28, 2018

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Lapland Safaris, one of the largest event and tour organizers in Finland, is on the hunt for seasonal employees this winter. The position? “Christmas Elf.” The company is looking for wanna-be elves that are “energetic, outgoing, positive persons with good customer skills.” Of course, you will be required to relocate to remote Lapland, Finland, for the holidays.

Not familiar with Lapland? It’s the northernmost region of Finland covering 38,000 square miles yet is home to just under 200,000 full-time residents. The largest city in the region, Rovaniemi, is home to 62,000 residents though it does boast the third largest airport in the country, with flights to London, Milan and Tel Aviv. The region sees an average temperature of around 10 degrees Fahrenheit with no shortage of snow and ice. It truly is the ideal winter wonderland.

Northern Lights in Lapland Region (Image via Lapland Safaris on Facebook)
Northern Lights in Lapland Region (Image via Lapland Safaris on Facebook)

The job listing on Lapland Safari’s website outlines the full-time seasonal position. The Christmas Elf job runs from the end of November 2018 and concludes in early January 2019. Those who are lucky enough to make the cut will have to relocate to cities and villages across Lapland for the holiday season. Lapland Safaris will provide employees with shared apartments with “reasonable rent” and a discount card to be used in and around town.

If you’ve ever seen the movie Elf or if you’ve come across an elf in a mall during the holiday season, you likely understand just how positive and outgoing elves truly are. The job description on Lapland Safaris’s website is quite straightforward when it comes to the type of individuals they’re looking for. As a Christmas Elf, you will need to be one of the most artificially genuinely happy and cheerful people on the planet while working in near 0 degree temperatures in a region that receives very little sunlight during this time of year.

If you’re interested in becoming an elf this holiday season, you better run run Rudolph, because Lapland Safaris is looking to fill all positions as soon as possible. As previously mentioned you’ll need to be on a flight to Finland by mid-November as all elves report for duty at the end of the month.

H/T: Thrillist

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